Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Catch Up

Sorry I have been M.I.A lately. It takes blogger sooooo long to load up pictures that eventually I just give up. But I have managed to let the computer load up the pictures. So, catch up. We finished basketball recently and I am glad to be done. While I know my oldest loves playing, it eats up Friday nights from the end of September until March. It's nice to be able to go out on dates again! Caleb was able to play with his cousin, which was fun for him, and it meant lots of willing cheerleaders! They did really well and both boys have grown a lot in their skills. Go Brown Bears!

Next big event for us was Aiden's birthday party. He requested a Star Wars birthday party. And so we did a lot of different Star Wars related things. They built battle droids.

And created a battle scene in space.

Brought Yoda back his light saber.

And ate one of our own.

Caleb also taught the boys the proper moves of a Padawan. They also watch the Star Wars Clone Wars movie at the beginning, in between events and at the end. All in all, it was a great party with lots of compliments from the party go-ers.

Now we are on Spring Break, wishing that I had managed to plan something fun. Oh, memories of Disneyland last year!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day to all the Irish and wanna be's! I have the privilege of having some Irish in my family tree, as well as Clark.
Now, that being said, we really don't do much on St. Patrick's Day. But, tonight, we are going to the boys Spring Concert. They were unable to have a Christmas Concert (yes, our school calls it that) because of some booking issues at the church we go to. I'm actually happy that it's today instead of in December.
First, it's one less thing I had to worry about around Christmas and Secondly the weather isn't quite so frigid so we won't have to make the mad sprint into the building. It's also nice to have my family come and see.
So, while I eat our snack of green peas, the kids are all wearing green necklaces, take this chance to not only reach your inner Irish, but a splash of a reminder that "greener" days are coming! Can't wait!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Trudging Along

I am in a little bit of an emotional rut.

Nothing serious, just a little bit of a funk. Just feeling like I'm doing the same thing over and over again and not really happy about it. I mean, I know I do the same things over and over again, it just usually doesn't bug me. I'm tired of cooking and cleaning - more so then usual. I'm just plain tired. Sigh. I'm going to blame the weather.... and my kids. Both culprits that can't defend themselves here. I know that weather wise, we haven't been hit as hard as some places, but seriously. And if one of my dear kiddies would decide to sleep through the night again, need I say more?

So, while I haven't figured out how to get out of this rut, I have continued to get some things done for the house. I finally hung up my picture of Bath, England. It's a random shot, but it makes me smile. And, to be ironic, I hung it in the bath... room. But, for those of my friends keeping score, there are now 2 pictures hanging on my wall. Yay me.

Other then that, I'll keep trucking on. Another thing I'll be working on soon-ish is a little quote that I found: We can do hard things. It's a reminder to me that those things that are difficult in my life can be accomplished, even if I'd rather they just went away. Like this rut.

I also received a very anonymous little note thanking me for somethings that I have done around my church. It was very sweet to receive and I wish a little bit that I could thank the kind gesture... or maybe figure out how to pass it on. Hmmm... may have figured out a way out of the rut. I'll keep you posted.