Thursday, August 30, 2012


we are on day 12 of the new school year.
overall it's been a fairly smooth adjustment.
minus, no stove, sink, washing machine....yep, it's been smooth.
anne loves her teacher, loves her.
my class is a little rough....more then rough.
it will be fine.  but i have my work cut out for me.
there have been some hiccups, burps, or whatever you want to call it in this kitchen adventure.
i'm losing my patience, flexibility, and niceness...although i will keep it on the inside.
it will be great when finished (i think i say that about 45 times a day.)
kate also LOVES school, which is a wonderful thing!!!!!
this was very disconnected.  but just giving an update!
chat soon!

Monday, August 27, 2012

carnival 12

this past weekend was the annual school carnival.
the past two years (2011, 2010were true soap opera stories for this family.
my sister has been eagerly anticipating this years story...
guess what?
there isn't one.
the school changed ride companies.
the rides were 'safe'.  the workers were 'normal'.
we partook on several rides with the girls and had a fantastic time.
sorry to disappoint suz.
there was one hiccup but i have to figure out just the right way to tell the that will wait.
but for now....enjoy!
carnival 2012

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hysterical.  they loved this.  it popped up and down and around and around.  kate was so proud that she was brave AND could fit in the rides!


how fun!

this frog hopper was the best jerked up and then down and then back up and with every move...there was a SCREAM!

who doesn't love some face paint!

they could have stayed all night.

favorite picture of the carnival!  so cute

loving the colors!

carnival success!

the swings....what adam pulled her off of last year. 
just a a blur.....loving the swings! :) 

Friday, August 24, 2012

apple pickin'

last weekend i took the girls apple picking....
i was hoping we could still pick peaches.  no such luck.
pleading that we could pick honey crisp apples.
so they drove us into the rows of jonagolds and jonathans.
still awesome.
the jonagolds are kind of pale so the girls were stumped if they were 'ready'.
the jonathan's were right up their ally with their beautiful red coloring.
it was a great way to be outside and away from the squalor of the kitchen renovation...

~chat soon

Thursday, August 23, 2012


well...the day came.  katherine started preschool this past tuesday.
she cried for about a month that she didn't want to go to school.
adam and i were both anxious about it...even the day before, she was still talking how she did not want to go.
the morning came.  she was up early and ready to start her day.
adam took her.
he called as he was leaving.
she looked at him and said 'you can go now'.
man.  these kids.
our kate, always loving life!

showing off her hand me down lunch box and new skippyjon jones backpack

i know that everyone is doing this, and people have opinions that it is an old idea...but its new to me and i think its the most awesome idea EVER!

she is in love with the weather frog...

kate's trademark thumbs up! :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


our kitchen as of yesterday, is completely gutted.  nothing. no sink, no stove, a fridge if you skip across the floor that is's kind of a mess.  our house is a mess.  i have stuff to post, but haven't had the focus.  i will.  i promise. 

here is a slight peek of what it is.....

i am currently 35....i hope this kitchen lasts another 40 years.  not sure if i would do it again.  ugh.
~chat soon.