7.15.2018

Week in Review

I was a tad feisty at work this week...
Interrupted morning report in the OR...
I enjoyed myself immensely.
My director calls it 'SHENANIGANS'
I on the otherhand call it 'FUN-I-GANS'.
The white weasel at her finest.
We shut that park DOWN!
BB sat Rio for Susanna and Justus.
He is quite the character.
And beggar.
Weekly Sunday library wait for Orion's volunteer shift to get over.
Today is national ice cream day and they had the kids make free ice cream!
I got a new hat.
It's pretty rad.
Jeff thinks so too.
Did I mention we shut down the park?
Roaring Springs that's is...
It was a super cheap private event from 8p-11p and I must admit, quite nice.
4 tickets for the price of 1 full day pass?
Yep.
We there.
We're counting down the weeks until vacation.
So ready for some downtime...
Even though it looks like we have downtime all the time.
😁

7.08.2018

Week in Review

Snagged some festive hats courtesy of the cheap bins of Target...
Aka - the store that tells me what to buy.
Day of the 4th we spent it enjoying the sun and water at Lucky Peak
Bo announced before we left that he wanted his head shaved when we got home.
He looked so funny when we started I almost left it!
Mop is gone but the boy still has swagger!
All cleaned up and ready for BBQ!
I convinced Mike he needed to wear a hat...
These hats definitely made rounds.
I did not get any real fireworks photos and to be honest, I didn't even try.
PW has learned she can jump.
She currently has a fascination with the bathroom sink.
Every. DAY.
I have to tell this boy to put on underwear.
Two halves of a whole.
They are so big I can't get a full bloom on the screen.
Hood ornament from an old Mack truck.
Oh.
Did I forget to mention the table too?
Seems to think she owns the place.

7.01.2018

Week in Review

Whoops!  15,864 steps and 6.61 miles today almost made me forget my WIR!


Checked on my beehive and found this guy...  if you haven't seen a Lucas the Spider video - look em up!  Cutest thing EVER!

My Lunafur looking a bit sweet for the moment...
My guys trolling across the pool on their last day of swim lessons.
Had my 1st experience paddleboarding without my fin.
It somehow didn't make it back into my bag...
My usual motto is 'a bad day on the water is still a good day'.  In this case it was pretty rough.
You cannot paddleboard without a fin.
I repeat:
YOU. CANNOT. PADDLEBOARD. WITHOUT. A. FIN.
Lesson learned.
Saturday we decided last minute to hike to stack Rock.
15,000 steps?
Pshhhh.
Try 26,000 at the end of that day.
I hurt today.
Smartest thing I did though was grab sunflower seeds for the boys on the way up....
It kept their mouths busy and zero complaining.
A very ambitious couple also needed some assistance on the way out.  They had plenty of water but were cramping up without sodium or electrolytes.  Thanks to our love of junk food - we had plenty salty foods to spare and share.
Gotta take care of each other out there. 
Jeff talked me into going a tad further up to Bogus.
We forgot a leash for Annabell and one of the employees was kind enough to donate some of his rope.
It was also the 1st day of Music on the Mountain!
They had reggae and the band was gooood!  So my jam!
And last but not least, I caved and my guys went on the coaster while I hung out with Annabell.
Jeff said it went super fast and even gave him a couple of butt-puckering moments.
Pass.
Annabell and I enjoyed the music.

6.24.2018

Week in Review

It's been a loooooooooong week.
We headed back to work and routine.
A whopping whole 3 days without snapping a single shot.
I made up for it on Thursday.
I do love the Village - It'Sugar is such a cool candy store!
I asked my guys to pose for a pic...
This is what I get. 
They are so mean to each other right now.
I bought these GIANT lollipops for our family photos - in August!
We are getting them done at the fair so I am really excited to see how they turn out!
Of course, Orion picked up every single thing that was inappropriate.
12 is not fun for me.
Not counting the awkward clothing stage between boy and man sizes - he is just plan rotten!
Proof below!!!
Bo really loved the Gummy Bear section.
For the first time ever, I had those little flash frozen balls of delicious goodness- Dippin Dots!
We had passes to Roaring Springs that needed to be used before the 1st week of July.
That meant a day of camping out in the sun and water.
It was perfect weather.
We might go again in July...
I imagine it is going to be worse.
That's all she wrote for this week.
These guys are kinda driving me nuts with their arguing and fighting, I had them do extra chores which in means their mouths are going even more.
I remind myself constantly that they are a gift...
A rotten gift at the moment but a gift nonetheless!

6.17.2018

Week in Review

Wowza!
What a week!
We backpacked into Blue Lake near Cascade.
It. Was. Freezing.
The first night was so miserable but the view though...
We were trying to make it through some muddy areas and Bo jumped a tad too close to one...
He was better after a creek wash.
So cold there was ice on the lake and small falls.
Even poor Annabell curled up in the sun where she could.
It was fun but definitely not my cup of tea.
Of course we found bigfoot this week!!!
Orion is photobombing my shot.
Auntie Susanna gave him a GIANT  chocolate soccer ball to which he dug right into.
They were having a rough day getting along.
We had a bunch of peeps over Saturday night...
Susanna found a baby mantis by the firepit,
she made that face on purpose cuz it's so cuuuuuuute!
My boys playing with their baby cousins was adorable.
We have ages 17, 12, 9, and 1 (x2)
Orion and Hamish look related here:
Callum isn't a fan of the grass but he stayed put!
I love their sweet little faces!
Callum looks like both julie and Craig here.
I can't wait for them to bring home baby girl to this clan!
Hamish has a twinkle in his eye just like his momma!
Now we're on to Father's Day!
It's pouring rain and Jeff is hanging out in the bathtub.
Happy Father's Day to Robert!
Hope you got your package!