Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Life has gotten in the way of blogging.

Seems like things around these parts have just been non-stop for the past few weeks! We've finally finished our work on our kitchen (though I haven't remembered to take a photo....that'll be added soon)

A couple of monumental things....

My sweet Amanda turned 10 last weekend!!

I think I mentioned before that we had decided to throw a big birthday bash once a year instead of giving each of the kids an individual party with friends. We hosted the first on on Amanda's birthday and it was SOOO much fun! There were over 70 people that came throughout the afternoon/evening.

One of the things we did for the party was roast a hog, something my husband has wanted to do for a LONG time. :)

Yummy!! (we're still eating the leftovers)

Here's Jessica taking a swing at the pinata~

And the birthday girl with her friend Bailey.

Another monumental thing is that baby girlie turned one! I need to sit her down and do a photo shoot now that things have slowed down a bit.

We've also transitioned back into school. The first week or so was hard, but things are starting to smooth out and do I dare say that today was actually enjoyable. Attitudes were gone and my willing happy students were back! :)

Things are going well pregnancy wise, I'm feeling good most of the time. When I don't feel well it's usually because I try to take on to many things and just plain wear myself out! :P I had my 24 week check-up yesterday and I'm measuring right on track and his heartbeat was a strong 150!

I think that's about all for now~

Saturday, August 7, 2010


~It's Saturday morning and I feel like I'm moving a bit slower after working on our kitchen floor yesterday. We decided to remove the vinyl floor and replace it with laminate wood. My little helper (Stephen, age 7) and I tackled removing all the trim and old flooring, not really an easy task! After all that was taken up the floor had these little staples sticking up everywhere, so we were pounding them all down. Stephen was so cute, he said, "Mom, this is just like playing whack a mole". It makes me happy when one of the kids chooses to enjoy a task that is pretty mundane! :)

~Today's project is installing the new floors! I'm excited to see how they look when we're done.
I'll be sure to post some before and after pictures too.

~We are throwing a big birthday bash in a couple weeks....makes all these other projects have a deadline to be done...eeek!

~Baby girl Kathleen will be ONE in a couple weeks also, cliche I know but I can not believe how fast her first year has gone.

~We started back to school this week. Mainly just continuing right on with where we left off at the beginning of summer. The kids weren't very happy to get back to the books so we had some character/obedience training too, which is exhausting.

~A friend from church hosted a group of homeschool mom's at her house for prayer and encouragement for the start of the school year...seriously, this could not have come at a better time, it was wonderful!