Friday, August 26, 2011

A reminder

Have a super weekend!
We're going to the fair...woot woo!!
What are you up to?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Breakfast or dessert

His new favorite breakfast.
Wheat bagel, one side with cinnamon sugar and one side with nutella.
Yes, I have let things slide this summer.

Tomatoes on toast
at the kitchen.

Monday, August 22, 2011


"You're gonna fly like a rocket now!" - Brian

Katie started practice today for swim team.
Have a great day everyone!
I posted over at dwell

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lazy dayz

Mira the fish
Katie has been gone at camp this week.  It's so quiet just having one child here.  Well, for the most part.
Ian and I went to the pool with the Susie, Tyler and Mira yesterday.
The children splashed around in the pool, while Susie and I chatted about books, recipes, movies, and parties to come.
Afterwards we dropped by their home, because I had to try this pie that Susie made.  Um...yum.  If you like chocolate and peanut butter make this pie.
The weekend kind of snuck up on me.  I haven't talked with Mr. Young about what we are going to do, besides picking up Katie.
I started painting a couple pieces of furniture and it would be nice to finish that up.
Maybe a trip to the farmer's market.
I need to check our school supplies.
How about the rest of you?
What's on your to do list this weekend?
Have a wonderful one!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Academy

I know for many of you school starts soon.  We have about three more weeks until the children return.
I'm one of those Mom's that gets workbooks for my two to go through the summer.
We work on them usually in the morning, but not everyday.
Do you have your kids work on or go to any academic classes in the summer?
I did wipe of our computer screen after I took this photo!
Have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2011


As a wife some days I find it really hard to be an encouragement to my husband.  How about you?  I can get so caught up in the little nit picky details of life.  Like where the glasses are left, dirty clothes are put etc. and etc.  You know what I'm taking about right?  It is much easier for me to complain to one of my girlfriends about these "hardships" than think of the other 99% of wonderful ways my husband blesses me.
So today, I want to publicly say to you Brian thank you for re tiling the shower on one of the nicest weekends of the year.  Thank you for making dinner, when I've been at work all day.  Thank you for putting fresh sheets on our son's bed so I don't have to change all of the beds.
Thank you for your never ending kindness.
Most of all thank you for helping me make our house a home. A place of refuge for our family.
Thank you for holding my hand and walking this journey with me, side by side as partners.

Forever yours,

So, today instead of getting grumpy about all the annoying little things that your hubby does.  Think of one characteristic about him that you love, and let him know.

Pasta salad over at the kitchen.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

He's back

I'm happy to report that he had a great time!
Everything that he packed came back.
He even took a shower and changed you know what everyday.
I'm impressed.
He swam.
He went on a canoe ride.
He sang Pharaoh, Pharaoh (if you went to church camp you know what I'm talking about).
They used the same ingredients as me, and apparently the food was as good as mine.  I'm not sure how I should feel about that.
He got pop, candy, and ice cream to his heart's content.
Our little guy is growing up.
He might even go again next year.
Welcome back little buddy, were so glad you had a great time!
I posted over at dwell too.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Letting go a little bit...

We dropped Ian off at camp for the first time yesterday.  It's just a short week.  I hope he is o.k. and having fun.  He has a couple of other little buddies he is staying with.
I'll keep busy by going back to work this week, and not worrying.  At least I'm going to try.
Have a great week!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hours of fun at...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I call this...

Eating raspberries with a laundry basket on your head.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bedtime stories

Ever since the children were babies Brian and I read to them every night.  It was something that we all looked forward to.  As Katie and Ian became readers, they started having reading time by themselves before bed.
Having that one on one time with the children was something I missed.  When I watched the story of the Father that read to his daughter every night until she left for college, I thought to myself you are never to old to be read to.  
I made a declaration to my family that we would be having bedtime stories again.
Brian and Ian are reading the Hobbit.  Katie and I are reading the latest Penderwick story.
I can't believe how much we are all enjoying this.  I wish we had never stopped.  Once school starts, I'm sure that we won't be reading every night, but we certainly will be making a habit of it.  
Did you read to your children when they were younger?  Do you still?
Have a great day everyone!
I posted a potato chip dip in the kitchen.  It's even low fat.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Since 1999 my college roomies and I have been getting together every other year.  We all try our best to make it and sometimes it doesn't happen.  This year one of the girls couldn't come, she lives over seas and it just wasn't possible.  We missed her dearly, but we were able to skype which was almost as good. We spent the good part of one day at the arboretum.  It was sticky and hot, but beautiful.  I feel blessed beyond measure to have these girls in my life.  They are so special to me.  God has given me such wonderful treasures.

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." ~Thomas Aquinas
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