Saturday, August 18, 2012

iphone photo dump

my mom FINALLY got a cat!! he is so sweet. she named him baby. he has a mustache so i think baby is appropriate don't you? (not!)

                                  i made salad in a jar! this is before...
                                             and this is after!!!
           in preparing for our WDW trip in february, i pulled out an oldie but goodie.  this is our 10th anniversary.  and that is caleb not mikey.  he's 5

                      he hates to have his picture taken anymore. poop
                             why do they have to grow up???

mikey's tower of legos.  he has been building this for months.  it's never going to be finished as far as i can see.  notice the nice housekeeping in the clothes drawer. 

co-op started this week and this is composer study.  this month the kids are listening to the music of john williams.  can you tell what he has written music for???

              denver and nick came to spend the day and i gave them a nature  scavanger hunt to do.  these are some of the the things they collected

went to my mom's to see her new cat and she pulled out some old albums.  this on in particular tugged at my heart strings. notice it says kay rogers on it.  in my dad's handwriting.  ah memories!

the boys were invited to gabe's 7th birthday.  mikey is "in training" to be a gymnast.  (the olympics were on this week)  he had a great time and we love to be able to really train in a gym.
                                                 nice balance mikey!


               we got invited to ben's 1st birthday.  i was in baby heaven!!!
there were babies EVERYWHERE!!  and they don't make no ugly babies at next level church i tell ya!!!

        i found this on my instagram and wanted it on my blog.  it's well over a year old but i love it!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Summer of 2012

so i made it the whole summer without blogging. sad i know. and even as i'm typing this i'm noticing blogger has changed the whole blog layout. i'm lost. more than usual!

this summer has been very quiet for us. caleb did get invited to go to the beach with his friend caden and then to charleston with konner but that's it for vacations. we are saving for a big trip to disney world in february and decided to stay home this summer to save for it. plus michael has had a HUGE kitchen remodel and he's been working his butt off all summer! (thank you Jesus!!) so we have done a whole lot of nothing. lots of video games. lots of reading. a monopoly marathon (which mikey beat the pants off caleb and i) and lots of dr. who for the boys. they are obsessed. i don't watch it so i have no idea why. we have spent time with friends and that's always awesome! hope and nick live around the corner and they have a pool and love to have mikey come swimming. he's gotten so good!! proud of him for sure.

one thing that i have done this summer is totally immerse myself in the french revolution. i've always loved marie antionette and reading about her made me want to dig deeper into everything that happened around her. her innocence and the opulence just intrigues me. thank goodness for the library! some of the books i have read this summer about her are...

Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Becoming Marie Antoinette: A Novel
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow: A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Versailles: A Biography of a Palace
Marie-Therese: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter
When the King Took Flight
Madame de Pompadour
Farewell, My Queen: A Novel
Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin

and these all stem from reading
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B
and the 2 that follow. all about josephine bonaparte

i also have

Far from the Madding Crowd and
The Scarlet Pimpernel to read.
i'm sure i'll find more!

and caleb gets to read tale of two cities for school this year and i'm going to read it with him. i've never been a big non-fiction reader but i'm just loving this era.