Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July

This one has been on my favorites list for a few years now. It makes me happy!  It also gets played so much (especially during the summer) that my boys know the lyrics!



4th of July by Shooter Jennings
(Yep, he's the son of Waylon Jennings)


Thursday, June 14, 2012

What it means to me

I know people that refuse to fly the flag because they don't support the US Government. The government really has nothing to do with why I fly mine.

I fly my flag because it's a symbol of hope, freedom, and home.


I love my flag and my country because of the people who share this slice of land with me.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keeping Busy

Our busiest month of the summer has started.  Swim lessons started yesterday, and go through the middle of next week.  Bug and I are volunteering at the Tiger Cub camp a week from this Saturday/Sunday.  We'll be done at 11:30, then he starts his week long Boy Scout camp about an hour later!  I'll be helping out the next two Saturdays for the other Tiger Cub camp sessions,   Then, Awesome and I will be going to his Cub Scout camp, and we have lots of plans for the 4th of July!  I have a feeling that July 5th will be spent in bed!

What have we been up to around here lately?  Well, I am cautiously optimistic about my personal life (thanks so much for the kind and supportive comments and emails - you guys are the best!).  My 1-year-old niece had surgery, yesterday.  They repaired her cleft palate and removed the ear tags.  They were going to put a tube in her ear, but the canal is still too small.  Overall the surgery went well, and the worst part about recovery is going to be the stints she has to wear on her arms so she's not shoving things in her mouth while her palate is healing.

I made Awesome a camera bag for his birthday (I'm hoping to get a tutorial up soon!)...


...and gave him a mohawk!


Bug had an MRI to check his heart, and everything is looking great!  On our way to Omaha, we stopped at a rest area and found...


The Saturday before Memorial Day, Bug's troop put out flags at the local cemetery on all the veteran's graves.


I've been looking for a job, and I believe I have a temporary summer job that will allow me to still have time for my Scouting commitments, and in the fall (or sooner), I should be getting the job I prefer!  I still go in to Start Over Rover 1-2 times a week to take pictures of all the sweet dogs & cats, puppies & kitties that are looking for loving homes.


That's not an easy job...I want to take so many of them home with me, but can't.  And, my favorites always get adopted first - Great for them, but bittersweet for me!

Today, I learned that while the blogosphere has many, many wonderful people, there are still those who are looking for drama and jump to (wrong) conclusions to either create the drama or keep it going.  My suggestion - if you have an issue with a blogger, email them privately without accusing them of something.  There's a chance that and honest mistake was made due to circumstances out of their control.  Sometimes, if you just politely make them aware of a missing link, they will get that fixed right away and the blogger will be grateful because they had no idea the link was deleted when things were moved around.

Tomorrow is looking to be a better day.  My sis-in-law from Denver will be coming to watch the boys at swim lessons, then we're going to go out for lunch!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Long Hot Summer



Long Hot Summer by Keith Urban

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

So...

I'm still here.  Been going through some things lately.  I'll try to get some pictures posted soon (but not from the February photo list - those somehow got erased).  I'm just kind of in a state of numbness right now.

I'll be back soon with a happier post.  G'night.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Photo Fun List

March Photo Fun List:

A Lucky Charm
Favorite Dr. Seuss Book
A Bad Habit
First Hint of Spring
Something Green

I'll be sharing my February photos soon!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who put [that] on the wall?

Recently, someone who knows me (and my family)  pretty well read this little space of mine for the first time.  I was told that, for the most part, this blog only represents the June Cleaver/Leave it to Beaver part of my life.  I don't often share the conversations we have here at home, or the things that are said and sung by Bug and Awesome.

Here's the truth.  I have a husband who may or may not be going through an early midlife crisis.  In many ways, he's a teenager trapped in an almost 36-year-old man's body.  Awesome is just like his dad.  Bug is a little more reserved, but he's also an 11-year-old boy who has taught me more than I ever wanted to know!

It's been a challenge, and I have found that many times, it's just best to let things go.  I have taught the boys what kind of behavior is expected in public, and what kind of behavior will absolutely not be tolerated anywhere.  They are respectful of my wishes, but they have enough of their dad in them, that they are going to (and do) push the boundaries as much as possible at home.

Working on that darn math homework.

Last week, I heard Bug say, "Who put the penis on the wall?"  I groaned, rolled my eyes up looking for some help, and went into the living room prepared to see some of Awesome's artwork drawn on the wall.  (*Awesome loves to draw, but his artwork has been known to look a little like what he was intending to draw, and a lot like something else entirely.)  I couldn't see anything, until Bug pointed it out to me.  I'm assuming that it was just a greasy handprint, but it did look a lot like boy parts.

Playing on dad's new ion drum set for Rock Band 3...and being a dork.

Since that day, Awesome has turned Bug's question into a song, and can often be heard singing (and giggling), "Who put the penis on the wall?"  Unfortunately, the tune is quite catchy, and I sometimes find the song going through my head as I'm doing housework.

Welcome to my world.

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