If I get to take a trip in the car lasting about an hour, I pick a podcast to entertain my brain. I love, love, love radiolab! It's my favorite broadcast. If you haven't gotten to enjoy its creative mixing, head on over to their site and pick a topic. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Mark and I finished dinner and got distracted as he got things ready to sell his truck. We turned around to discover that Oliver and Finn had been having a quiet food fight. Their weapon of choice? Spaghetti. Now, I am well aware that our house is not the cleanest on the block, but never the less, I still don't prefer tomatoe bombs covering the walls.
In the end they snapped out of their military funk and realized their mistake. While mark and I stared on with mouths literally hanging open, the boys quickly offered to wash the walls.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Ya know when you find a friend that you really just click with? Conversation is easy. You can relate to each other. And you leave the visit feeling better than whence you came. Feeling like you've just spent the afternoon with a friend you've know for years.
And if you're lucky, each other's children will enjoy one another's company as well.
I am so thankful for my friend and neighbor, Keegan, who I met at this very place, nearly a year ago. I told Mark then that I felt like God had wanted me to remember her. Then a few days later, we realized that we practically lived across the street from each other. Wild!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"George Washington cut down his father's apple tree, and Abraham Lincoln-log was supposed to get a bigger ax and cut down the cherry tree. That's what they two did."
Good 'ol homeschoolin'!!
Finns way of protesting lights-out at bed time
F:"Mom, is it ok if I just run downstairs real quick to get some things and then I'll come back up here and get some things?"
Me:"What are you getting?"
F:"Tools and wire and stuff."
F:"To make a lamp."
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
My in-laws recently spent the night in our driveway, in their RV, and they invited Oliver to spend the night in the camper as well. It was the perfect test to see how he'd do away from mommy and daddy. He did wonderfully, and even slept in the next morning! Way to go Oliver!
I can't even begin to tell you how immensely proud I am of Mark on a daily basis. Really, he's remarkable. Then, he does something like training, running, and finishing a marathon, and I'm speechless.
He was lucky enough to run this one with his brother, Jeff, and Father, Bill.
Pics from our day on Lake Michigan (it's laughable that we only made one trip there, given the fact that we live 2 miles away).
Per the norm: my free-spirited child started off scared to death, but his fear quickly dissolved when he remembered that he's invincible.