Monday, May 30, 2011
Carter had his first experience in high school basketball. He had a MSU basketball weekend and really REALLY enjoyed himself.
It felt like such a quick weekend. After work on Saturday, the rest of us went up to Billings for a little bit of shopping :) It was a short trip, but fun!
Josh and Carter went back up for more ball today and the rest of us went to eat chinese for lunch with Papa, grandma Pat, Dave, Debbie, and Brandi. :) It was great to catch up.
Tomorrow, I am hoping to get a couple of the four wheelers running. The kids just love having them going.
I can't wait for actual summer weather :) It's a coming.
Friday, May 27, 2011
1. Sleeping in
2.Swimming at the pool
3. More friends for the kids
My little sis called me tonight and made me feel at ease. She is coming and staying the whole time I am gone and is going to help with the kids. I couldn't be more excited or thankful. I am blessed. :)
Thursday, May 26, 2011
This morning, Paige did another work out in the pool and took Mia...they had fun. Kain stayed home and played on the computer. Carter got up this morning and went to the gym and then hung out with Jackson until I got off of work.
After work, I grabbed Carter and the five of us headed to Cody. I had to work out and the kids were hungry, so Paige took them all to eat and to ice cream while I trained with Jess. We went to Wal-Mart and did some shopping. It was so nice to just be together...if only for a bit.
Tonight Mia was invited by Madison to go to story time at the library in her PJ's, Kain went to Dylans, Carter went to the gym, Paige went to a friends..what the heck! I made myself go the gym and now 50% of my kids are back. I don't think I will ever get used to the idea of them being gone..If I could freeze time and keep them with me, I WOULD!!!
We decided with the Thorington's kids that this was going to be the BEST SUMMER EVER! We have decided to decorate a shoe box and it is going to hold our most cherished summer memories. We decided that on every adventure we go on, we will collect one thing from that day (a rock, a treasure, anything) and we will write on the back of it so we can look back at then end of the summer and smile at all our adventures. My plan is to take pictures of all the activities and help them do an album at the end of the summer. I already failed because we went to Buffalo Bill and threw rocks in the lake, and they waded in the pond yesterday...but from now on..I am ON IT...maybe kinda sorta.
Tomorrow, I am going to try to clean my house AND do some laundry since it is slim pickings on the clothing right now! I need to finish filling out paperwork and registrations for activities (this will all happen after I sleep in-hooray for me). Hopefully we can make a few memories and maybe, if we are lucky, I will document some of it.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Who can say they actually got to stay in the Draper Museum of Natural History? Mia's girl scout troop! We got to spend an amazing night on Mother's day weekend there learning about the Plains Indians and so much more!
This is the second time the girls have been asked to be a part of something so amazing! The first time, they learned about nocturnal animals and had a live owl there! I was blessed to not only be with my most wonderful daughter, but my friends and their kids too! We laughed, we danced, we got "double dream busted", it was truly a memorable time! We had flashlight scavenger hunts, crafts, story time, games..I can't say enough about the wonderful staff and our troop!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
1. on how wonderful my parents are to take us places, spoil us, enjoy us, laugh with us
2. on vacation mindset. I have stressed less, enjoyed more, laughed more
3. on my amazing kids. I love that they all will be in the bathroom at the same time, or huddled together on the bed watching tv with their arms around each other, or playing games with bowls and a bouncy ball...the list goes on and on
4. on my friends...they check on me, text me, tell me they miss me..makes ya feel good
5. on my sisters. I love them. Am blessed to be able to send them texts with the random things of life.
6. I WANT TO STAY HERE FOREVER.