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May 25, 2012

Weekend of May 18th

Last weekend was our long weekend. It was busy. In a good, I am excited to see what summer is going to be like way.

Despite the long weekend, Anthony still had his karate lesson. He is enjoying it. This week is his last class and then he has a few weeks until golf starts.

 Saturday was also Owen's birthday. So before we went out in the morning (yard saleing and to karate to watch Anthony and then to McDonald's for lunch with friends) We let Owen open a present. He got to open the rest once we got back from McDonald's.

 After lunch we came home and had fun in the backyard! When it gets up to 30* in May it is time to pull out the sprinkler!!

I should mention that Saturday was B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Sunday is P.O.U.R.E.D all day and Monday was nice.

 Chasing the kids with a nerf rocket thing.......

 Washing the mud off Owen and trying to get the other kids at the same time!
 Coming back for more!!
 Monday, I had two good friends who ran the Firefighter's 10 Mile Road Race. I am pretty proud of them (despite the fact that I call them crazy)....I don't think I could do it, but they both did an awesome job.

So one of them decided that we needed a victory bbq at her house. We got to tag along even though I didn't run;) Cuz my friends are good like that! There's a triathalon next summer that I am thinking to training for (because I triathalon is about the only way you are going to get me to run........) We shall see....

Our daughter's hanging out waiting for the food!

Anthony NOT wanting his picture taken....can you tell ;)

 Wait....which kid is this?!?!? Oh that's right, he's Owen....He is starting to look more and more like Anthony that there are times when I have to look at a picture I have taken twice to make sure I have the right kid :)

 Enjoying their dinner.

I have been painting the boys' room since February. It needed a whole lot of primer (b.r.i.g.h.t blue and neon orange........great colours, just not if you EVER plan on painting over them!) And I just haven't had the motivation to get it done.

I told Owen by his birthday. His birthday was a week ago (tomorrow) and well.....The ceiling, baseboards and trim have finally got one coat of white on it. Tomorrow my hope is to give the ceiling a second coat early morning then go get the green paint and get the first coat on the walls. That way I will feel like finishing it (maybe)

Right now that boys have their mattresses upstairs in the computer room, making it a bit tight for space, but I knew that if I put the beds back together I would feel even LESS like getting the painting done.

Overwhelmed lately with not a lot of desire to do a lot. I try, over the course of the day to do the things that are important, that matter, that can't be put off. My laundry pile is manageable. I gave in and used the dryer the other day because it has rained for almost a week straight and I really really wanted to keep that mountain at bay.

Thankful for:

sunshine and blue skies

warm wind

friends who feed us yummy pizza

kids who love to be outside

a photography business that is slowly growing (God is good)

planning of summer activities

the thought of camping

cats that like to curl up with me

kids that drive me crazy and make me laugh all at the same time

friends I can talk to honestly


green (very looooooong) grass covered with (even longer) dandelions

rain, rain and more rain.

cool temperatures

a drive to the border for prints and a little boy who talked the whole way.

joy among the sadness that just seems to plague lately

new leaves and the gentle green of the buds


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