Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Any Day Now!!

Sigh...
I am STILL with out my computer...we came close to thinking it worked but the computer was just teasing me.  Even though I worked hard at not getting my hopes up...that's just what I did.  Ugh!

I have been up to a lot lately and I have hundreds of pictures to show for it...I am just unable to actually get them up on anything to show you.  Very sad!  I am actually really missing my blogging, a lot!

We have been to NW Trek with my girlfriend Nikki and her kids, then we went again with my other girlfriend Shelly and her littles.  I have been busy with my MOPS group and getting ready for our garage sale and then actually working it.  Man was that a TON of work!  We did really good for our group, we were $20 shy of our goal for that fundraiser!  We ROCK!  For a group of moms doing something wonderful for a group of moms that are great ladies we did well!  Proud of us.  Thankfully though that is done and we are moving on to having our retreat where we brainstorm the year.  Looking forward to that.  It is a lot of work but it's mostly paperwork and stuff and that's easy enough...well it would be if I had a computer.  :) 

We will be leaving tomorrow for our annual "camping" trip to Crescent Bar.  I do use that word camping loosely...we will be staying in a small house and we have a hot tub and pool to play in along with movies and the like to cool off with during some of the hottest parts of the days.  We have had temps of high 50's and low 60's and we are crazy and jumping into temps of the 90's!! We will ALL be puddles I'm telling you!  I am looking forward to this trip, it is one of the few times where I can just relax and I don't have to be 'on' so to speak with people/family.  My friend Nikki has no huge expectations of me and I have none of her...it is relaxing (well as much as it can be with 6 boys!).  We will be having help in the relaxation area with our bottle of rum to help and ice cream for the kids :) Have to bribe them somehow right??  OK well we use the pool for that :)

After we get back from Crescent Bar we have 2 days before we turn right back around and head off for Ilwaco, WA.  We like that trip too...and this year Lee gets to go out on the boat and go salmon fishing with his dad, uncles and grandpa...and his cousin too :)  He is not sure if he's excited or nervous to be going...so far I keep hearing from him "What if I fall over?"  All I can think is you better not buddy!  So help me if I hear of a fart going the wrong way the men on that boat will have HELL to pay for it...just saying! :)  Don't worry Uncle Carmen...Lee will have a life jacket on :)  (we love Uncle Carmen)

Well I have less than 8 minutes to go on my time in the library so I should probably jet.  I have so much more to write about and talk about...texting...when is it appropriate and when is it not?  But I just never have enough time to do it in...an hour is NOT enough time...just goes to show you how much time I do/did spend on the computer...I probably killed the computer.

I am doing OK, going through some stuff , but I'm working on it and dealing with it the best I can.  Certainly not my most fave time lately that's for sure but people are certainly showing me their real colors so to speak and it's showing me that it's pretty clear what I must do as hard as it is to do.

With that said, sorta, I do hope to touch more and write more about it but time is not lending itself to me!

Lots of love you to you all who read my blog and I will try again to post when I can swing it!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Got Dirt?

 
 
 
 
Kid had fun...end of story!
 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Shark Bait

Remember when Frank bought me the year pass to Point Defiance Zoo and Northwest Trek...well I decided that I was gonna make use of that membership and have it pay for itself many times over!  So I decided I would take my nieces and nephews...just Auntie time...and yes I did have to tell a Sister in law this was just Auntie time but that another time I would take her.
 
So I decided to take my nephews to Point Defiance Zoo today and what a day we had!  We were there all day!  We didn't get home until 5pm or so?  Man we walked all over and saw everything and squished pennies and made funny faces at animals (OK on that one we made not have had to work hard on that one)...cried some (seriously 6 boys is a bit much sometimes!) and laughed a lot!
 
This Zoo has an aquarium in it and we walked around and took our picture here
 
 
 Please Auntie...can we do a funny face one?  I'm such a sucker!  If those kids haven't figured out all they have to do is ask for the moon and that I would get it for them...well I'm in trouble when they do!  I love Ian's face though! 
 You know when you are always the one behind the camera there are rarely any of you with anyone...so I try to make a point of getting a picture taken as much as I can...so that other people can remember and look back on those memories and remember me if they need to...you know?  Boys...boys and MORE boys!!!
 Aren't they a handsome bunch??
 And this shot is for Auntie Sharon...she claims it's her mountain but she really must share it with the rest of us...but I was really just tickled that I got a shot of one of those really neat clouds that happen a lot around that mountain.  There is a really spectacular name for those kinds of clouds...I'll be darned if I can remember what is now! 
 
All in all I had a wonderful day and outside of being a wife first and a mother second...running behind closely is being an Auntie!  I tell those kids all the time that I love them...I'm not sure I ever heard, save one or two aunts/uncles say it,  those 3 words from them "I love you" my whole growing up years...I also am pretty sure my kids are not told that??? I don't know I've never heard my children's Aunts and Uncles say that they love them...I'll have to start listening better and/or asking my kids if they are told that... 
 
I wonder.....