Monday, April 20, 2015

24 Hours

My goodness, how fast things can change.

Earlier in the week Cameron informed me that his office, here at home, had to be inspected.  How's that for motivation to get the house work done?!  The girls and I worked really hard to stay on top of things all week so when Thursday came around everything looked great.  The girls and I left to do school at Starbucks, I mean, the library (actually both) and when we came back to a spotless house, it was all I could do to start dinner and mess up the kitchen again. 

Friday morning, Callie came down with a stomach bug.  Yuck! 

Saturday, Kate and I had a much milder version, but still spent most of the day on the couch.

So much for that spotless, picked up house!  It never lasts more than a day!

The living room however, has survived and even got a little makeover.  Kate and I decided on Friday, while Callie was resting and Cameron was mowing, that we needed to rearrange things.  We did enlist a little help with the piano.

 Yes, I curtain.  It's on the list of "to do"!

It's not perfect.  But I really like how open it looks and Kate asked, "How did it get bigger?".  It was really long over due for a change.  It was quite nice to have a different view while laying on the couch all day with Kate on Saturday!  I'd really love to change the wall color in here.  That's on the same list as the curtains. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Moments

The truth behind Callie's babysitting job.  We'd probably do it for free.  Everyone need's a baby in their lives.

He's back......Kate took upteen photos of him!



Now what is not to love about this?  Pink rollers, winter coat, flip flops and shorts and blue and pink toenails!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

{Yarn Along}

I've temporarily given up on my previous project.  We needed some space!

Right now, I'm knitting socks!  A friend at church is going to walk me through the new-to-me parts.  Like turning the heel and anything else that might be tricky for a first timer.  I'm pretty excited!  I hope they fit.

I finished reading Kate Morton's first book last week. "The House at Riverton" was very enjoyable.  If you like Downton Abbey, then this is your book!  Even down to a servant named Alfred.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Wizard of Oz

We are reading "The Wizard of Oz" right now during our Morning Time. 

I guess it's pretty appropriate for spring since I thought we might get blown to Oz ourselves a few nights ago!  {I really have a love/hate relationship with Spring}

Anyway!  These two lines cracked me up....

"It's such an uncomfortable feeling to know one is a fool"
"If it required brains to figure it out, I never should have said it"

Poor Scarecrow!  I've felt just like him a few times in my life.

I'm anxious to see how the book compares to the movie.  I grew up watching it as a child and had no idea it was a book!  So far we are really enjoying it.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Celebrating Easter

We had a wonderful visit with Cameron's parents!  We did a little thrifting, a little egg coloring, and a whole lot of eating.  And talking.  And picture taking.  There was also a really good one of all of us.  Except for two things.  One person looked really angry even though they were not, and another person, thanks to the monsoon winds, looked like they had a wig on that was about to fly away!  I'll not post that one!  I'm really bummed though, because we never think to actually use the timer and take one of all of us.  Oh well.  Maybe next time.
Getting egg hunting "instructions"  STAY OUT OF THE MUD!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

March "Gladness"

I was going to title this "March Madness", but I would have hated to trick any sports fans into thinking they were going to be reading about the Final Four which will be happening this weekend, just minutes from my house.  As a Hoosier, I'm ashamed to admit I have no idea who is even playing!  But I'll get over it, I'm sure.

We've had much more important things to think about!

Comic Con,

the girl cousin sleep over.....




which was so much fun!  It was good to be the fun mom and picnic at the art museum, take a quick tour and go to two malls all in two days!  Not to mention three movies (one at the theatre) and staying up late.
There was also a boy cousin sleepover and homeschool convention, which I'm sorry to say I have not one picture of!  The boys came up with my parents to hang out with Kate while Cameron, Callie and I went to the convention.  Can anyone guess who this is with Callie?  Think 70's-80's loved television series.


And now we are awaiting the arrival of Granny and Poppy!  
Next week, it will be back to "real life".  I expect it to be a bit painful.  For all of us! ;)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One Man's Blessing....

Is another man's curse.

I know this weather is a curse to some, and I promise I did not pray for it, but it sure does feel like a blessing today.

"Forced" to stay home with the ones I love, reading, Cameron reading the Bible to us, Kate crafting a bit, watching a movie, a long phone conversation with a dear friend, a pot of chili on the stove, it's all been a blessing to me.

Even when I worked a full time job, before Callie was born, I was spoiled with a fearless husband, and also a brave friend, to ride to work with if the roads were really bad.  I try to remember to pray for those who have no choice but to be out on the roads or even worse, those who do not have warm homes to return to.  I can not even imagine what that would be like.

There was much rejoicing on our little acre today though.  It wasn't the kind of snow you could really build anything with, but it was the next best scenario, maybe even better.  Lots of snow, no wind and temps warm enough to not freeze to death.  And fluffy enough to easily move out of the driveway!