Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Tuesday!

Hello...I am just sitting here and thought I should probably update my blog...so here I am!

My boys finally got home on Saturday...two weeks without these faces:

Ok, Ok...the last one is actually our camp bus driver...just a little inside joke for my girl Anna!! Which, by the way, you should go check out her mini book she did for her boyfriend...it's on her blog. She finished a few weeks ago...she's obsessed now and can't wait to start something new!! YAY!!!

Things have been pretty crazy...so, nothing new...HA!! We had, I think, 4 birthday parties last week...I had to bake a cake for one of them. Not just ANY cake, but a Pinapple Upside Down cake...which I have never done! I was nervous...but it actually turned out ok...at least that is what they tell me. I didn't eat any of it. I also made some cake pops for the JV cheerleaders bake sale on Saturday...I should have taken a picture, but I didn't. They were CUTE and the girls said they went SUPER FAST!! I did try these out...and they were YUMMY!!!! I HIGHLY recommend them!! The recipe is here.

My little turkey is at Boys Camp this week. This is the first time he has ever been without anyone...I think he will do fine...expect in the hygiene dept. Not so sure he will be smelling so great when he gets home...but Oh, well! I'll just toss him the good ol' shower! :D

Ok...so here are a couple of camp pics...some of my faves...
We did trust falls...(yes I did it too, but there is no picture :()

And here are some misc photos...

And here are some pics of the broken window we came home to...pretty crazy!!

Ok...I haven't posted any Triple the Sketch stuff in FOREVER!! So here are the last two projects for TTS...
Sketch #15

Sketch #16

Ok...That is probably enough for today! One of these days I will be caught up with EVERYTHING! I can't imagine that...HA!!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What...July is halfway over!!!

AND this is my first post of the month!! EEK! Well...I do have a few good excuses!

D and I were at camp all last week in Glorieta, NM. WOW...did we have an amazing time. Of course, there were some challenges and I think all of the adults were pretty emotionally exhausted when we got back home on Saturday. I have a TON of pics...I will post some in my next post. I'm not posting anything this time...just really not in the mood.

On the way up to camp, I rec'd a text from a friend that a mutual friend had lost his mother to cancer. I tried not to let if effect me too much...but having lost my mother to the same disease over two years ago...it did make me sad. I still haven't contacted him...I just pray that he is doing well...coping as best as he can. Our bus also started over-heating about 45 miles outside of Glorieta. The two vans that were with us went ahead to register our group and it took us about 2 hours to make the rest of the trip. Sooo...that was the first day...or should I say half of our first day. During the week we had 2 trips to the emergency room...one for an almost broken collar bone and the other for a dislocated knee cap. There were several other injuries/issues, but of course God moved insanely in all of our lives.

Now on the way home, about an hour out...we rec'd a phone call that someone had busted out a window in our car...which was parked at the church. D's golf clubs and GPS were in it...among other misc. things. D was VERY distraught that last 45 minutes of the trip. He made the comment to me that it had taken over 5 years to get the perfect set of golfclubs and there was no way they could be replaced...I just started praying for him. I knew his heart would be BROKEN if they were gone. So we park...he heads to the truck, I head the other direction. Luckily, nothing was missing. I guess it was just some bored kids. We took it in Monday morning and it was ready by noon...$215 later...and we just really didn't let it ruin our days. It could have been worse...so much worse! We felt blessed despite the little bump :)

AND it has been NON-STOP since we got home...church functions, ultimate frisbee, Rock Band at our house, hanging/eating with friends, playing cards, working a little at LW, halping make posters...and much MORE! But we have had soo much fun. I don't know if I'm ready for summer to end anytime soon!

We did get some EXCELLENT news yesterday...B is officially potty trained. He and C have been at their NaNa's while we were gone (and are still there), and we asked her if she would start the process for us...He went from 15 accidents on the first day to none now!! He just goes in the bathroom all by himself and potties. I'm so totally stoked! I can't wait to see him and C and Remi (the dog)...I'm missin'em somethin' terrible!!!

Well...I will post some more exciting things...pics, etc...later this week!
Good night!