Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Week in Review....

Whirl feels like the last week was a whirl wind! Russ was out of town and we had tons of stuff to accomplish around here: ortho appointments, soccer tryouts, lots of car time, etc., etc. You get the idea so I will spare you all of the details and share a few little bits of our life.

I was able to catch up with one of my best friends from high school. We had a great time and I was able to finally meet her kids after 17 hard to believe it took us that long. She has a lovely family and it was so fun to see all of our kids together. Our families are very similar in that there is about a 15 year age gap from our oldest to our youngest. We had ice cream and headed to a park where we spent our time following the little ones and catching up on details. We are so grateful they had time to visit with us on their busy vacation!

June has been all about girl shows lately. What is a girl show you ask? You must be thinking "Barbie", "Dora", or "Ni Hao Kai Lan", right. Well, actually, simply put, a girl show is anything that June wants to watch. This, as you can imagine, has caused a few disagreements among the boys and June. I may have to hire a referee. I hope this phase does not last a theoretical 6 months. I have a theory that every phase lasts about 6 months....just when you think you can't take it any more said phase is replaced by another. I can't wait:)

TJ starts school on Friday. He has been fairly busy with soccer tryouts and sports camps this Summer. He will be a sophomore this year and will be driving in November. I can't wait. I know I will worry (and pray) a lot, however, his busy schedule can surely use an extra driver. I even purchased my first parking spot, yes parking spot. Sophomores can not park on campus so some of the local businesses near school sell parking spots, I was glad to hear all of the money is donated to The Children's Miracle Network.....still can't believe I bought a parking spot!

As for the other boys they have been hanging with friends and having a fairly laid back Summer. They start school in about 9 days and are trying to fit in some running to condition for cross country season. Did I mention Max will be in middle school with Jake. Where does the time go?

As for me I have been up to the usual Mom stuff; cooking, cleaning, mothering, etc. I will share a great website with you that my friend Rebecca told me about. It is called E gives you weekly menus with recipes and a shopping list for the whole week of meals. This was my first week and I really liked it. The meals are family friendly, healthy, and if they are not going to work for your family you can substitute a family fave or tweak their menu just a bit. I also thought the groceries for the week were reasonably priced. I will be trying this for a while, it has been very hard for me to find the time to meal plan and coupon since Kendall was born and I think this is a great option for me. Check it out, E Mealz! On another note, I had a really fun day today. I had the opportunity to take engagement photos for my cousin and his fiance, they were great to work with. They were both so natural in front of the camera....can't wait to share their sneak peek later this week. After pictures we had a little break before their wedding shower...did I mention June is the flower girl? I will let you know how that goes, we talk about, however, since she has never been to a wedding she does not get the concept...hope she's in a good mood that day!

There you have it, our week in review. I might add, though, when I am not doing all that stuff above I have to have eyes in the back of my head. Kendall is training for the X-Games, seriously! Danger girl can be found climbing just about anything, ANYTHING. She also runs faster than all of the boys and flings herself completely under any water she finds. I think extreme sports are in her future and of course a gold medal or two.


Have a great week!

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1 comment:

Elisa said...

Thanks for the link for the meals! I so need to get on board with something like that.

My oldest also runs cc and I am so glad our weather has turned a bit cooler- makes getting back into it so much easier.

Enjoy your last few days before the head back to school!