Tonight…

I returned song to the bathtime routine

I sneezed and prayed I wasn’t getting sick

I worked on preschool board and PTO responsibilities

I put Connor in the shower and let it entertain him for a good 15 minutes

I heard the President declare that combat missions in Iraq are over and was thankful that this is our time.

I caught a glimpse of Jack’s “daddy souvenirs” as smiled.

I remembered that my sister is coming soon and that for 8 days I’ll have a partner in craziness.

Tonight, I was joyful, thankful.

Recovery weekend


The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. Jeff left two weeks ago for his 6 month deployment. In the days following, I crammed as much stuff into our schedules as possible. I wanted to be busy and we were. It helped make the transition easier.
Last week, Jack and Morgan started school. Not only was that exciting but I was busy with PTO and Preschool board responsibilities and meetings, back to school meetings, plus the usual day-to-day life around here.
By Friday, we were fried. I declared it "recovery weekend." It was lovely. We did a whole lot of not much.
After church today, the kids rode their bikes to the park. I found a nice spot in the shade to watch them and relax.
Before long, the kids noticed I was too relaxed.  That's when the real fun began.  Good old fashioned airplane rides.
My creation
And so acrobatics with Connor to boot.

I'd say we are definitely recovered.   I just might make every weekend like this one.

Recovery weekend

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. Jeff left two weeks ago for his 6 month deployment. In the days following, I crammed as much stuff into our schedules as possible. I wanted to be busy and we were. It helped make the transition easier.

Last week, Jack and Morgan started school. Not only was that exciting but I was busy with PTO and Preschool board responsibilities and meetings, back to school meetings, plus the usual day-to-day life around here.

By Friday, we were fried. I declared it “recovery weekend.” It was lovely. We did a whole lot of not much.

After church today, the kids rode their bikes to the park. I found a nice spot in the shade to watch them and relax.

Before long, the kids noticed I was too relaxed.  That’s when the real fun began.  Good old fashioned airplane rides.

My creation

And so acrobatics with Connor to boot.


I’d say we are definitely recovered.   I just might make every weekend like this one.

A glimpse.

I’ve come to the conclusion that a grand re-cap of our trip is probably not going to happen.  So, I’m letting go of the idea.  Instead, here’s a glimpse of our month long visit to WA.

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My in-laws have a beautiful yard. Because of the rainy spring, many of the spring flowers were still in bloom.

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Playing barefoot is a summer requirement that was definitely met.

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Our first few days in Portland/Vancouver were gray and rainy. I loved it! The windows of my sister’s house were the perfect frame.

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My dad and his family live in a small town. My sister and I took the kids and joined them for the parade. My boys even walked with Grandpa in it.

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We spent the 4th at my cousin’s house. Nearly everyone from that side of the family was there.

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Fourteen members of my family (8 of whom were children) camped for two nights at the Oregon Coast. This was Connor’s first trip to the ocean.

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We picked (and ate) blueberries and raspberries.

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We just spent time together.

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Visiting the shores of the Puget Sound was one of our favorite activities. Lots and lots of treasures were found.

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We spent our last evening in the park enjoying the weather and local music.

Throw in many visits with family & friends (including one of my best friends from h.s. who I hadn’t seen in 7 years), another lost tooth for Jack, Morgan learning to tie her shoes and more adventures than I can count and you’ve got our trip in a nutshell.

A glimpse.

I've come to the conclusion that a grand re-cap of our trip is probably not going to happen.  So, I'm letting go of the idea.  Instead, here's a glimpse of our month long visit to WA.

+++

My in-laws have a beautiful yard. Because of the rainy spring, many of the spring flowers were still in bloom.

+++

Playing barefoot is a summer requirement that was definitely met.

+++

Our first few days in Portland/Vancouver were gray and rainy. I loved it! The windows of my sister's house were the perfect frame.

+++

My dad and his family live in a small town. My sister and I took the kids and joined them for the parade. My boys even walked with Grandpa in it.

+++

We spent the 4th at my cousin's house. Nearly everyone from that side of the family was there.

+++

Fourteen members of my family (8 of whom were children) camped for two nights at the Oregon Coast. This was Connor's first trip to the ocean.

+++

We picked (and ate) blueberries and raspberries.

+++

We just spent time together.

+++

Visiting the shores of the Puget Sound was one of our favorite activities. Lots and lots of treasures were found.

+++

We spent our last evening in the park enjoying the weather and local music.

Throw in many visits with family & friends (including one of my best friends from h.s. who I hadn't seen in 7 years), another lost tooth for Jack, Morgan learning to tie her shoes and more adventures than I can count and you've got our trip in a nutshell.