Sunday, July 27, 2014

Antique heaven...

Sometimes I think I was meant to live in another time period. When I see antiques I suddenly get the urge to spend money. It's not always a good thing. But I found this old fashioned roll top desk for an amazing price....so I'm guiltless today. I can't stop looking at it. Is that pathetic, or what?

Scrapes...

Thank goodness for brothers. Today we went on a walk along the trail and Scarlett fell and scraped up her knee and shoulder. Austin carried her the whole way back. There are time that the kids seem to be morbid enemies. Then stuff like this happens and I'm reminded how much they love each other.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The fair...

I did something I haven't done in years. I took my children to the fair. I am what you might call an anti-fair kinda girl. It's overpriced, the rides seem squeaky and questionable. And the people tend to be...well...you know. Anyway, I felt guilt when the kids begged saying they had NEVER been to the fair. I must say, it was a money sucker, but the kids had a blast and it was totally fun watching them enjoy themselves. Maybe in 10 more years, we will go back.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This can't be happening...

Halee is on a date...a REAL DATE. Are you kidding me? How? When? Where? How? How? Ok, I'll stop. I just can't believe it. I told my best friend this afternoon that halee was going on a date tonight and she said "No! She's only 14!" I reminded her that halee is indeed 16. And scared out of her mind for her first date. I just can't believe it. The end.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I will admit it...I'm a wimp...

This pic was shot as we were looking the raft over for whitewater rafting (my sibs and I) my niece caught this shot. It made me realize that I wear my expression on my sleeve. If that doesn't look like a scaredy cat, I don't know what does.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Just a little awesomeness...

I did something that was kinda against my will, because I'm a baby that way. My sisters and brother forced me into going white water rafting. I was so brave...I sat right smack up front and carried the brunt of the weight when it came to rowing. I was freaking amazing. Ok, that's the biggest lie ever, but I just wanted to see what it was like to say it out loud. In reality...I begged the guide to let me sit in the back with him. And he gave into my begging. I screamed like a girl (cuz I am one.) but by golly, I did it, and it was a total blast. Being with my siblings made it totally worth it.

You make me happy...

Did I mention lately how much I love Chris? He's such a loving dad. He takes the kids on outings all the time after work these days. It's a treasured time with just dad. Goodness, I'm blessed to have him in my life. Oh, and he's crazy about me...which makes me feel totally loved and special. What girl doesn't need a little of that in her life?