Friday, August 30, 2013

Last Lazy Weekday Morning

School starts next week for us, and while I am very excited about that, I will miss these summer mornings of waking up and just playing.  Okay, well *I* haven’t been doing much playing during the week, but the boys have.  And I do remember those days from when I was younger! 

I’m so glad they have had a summer to just play.

This is what play looks like this morning:

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And this is how we started out yesterday morning:

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Berry smoothies and Brown Cow Maple Yogurt – MMM!

So already we have had the video games turned off in just the few minutes it took to load these photos … too much whining.

It doesn’t take much for things to change around here!

Have I mentioned I’m ready for school to start???

I will not miss hearing whining … and I just pray that the one younger monster does not do that with his teacher!!!!

Four more sleeps until school starts …
Four more sleeps …
I CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Camera! Oh How I have Missed Thee!!!!

How do I explain this …
I lost my camera … my old faithful for the past 3 years … my pocket Nikon S8200 …
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I have no idea where I left it … maybe at the park?
It’s just gone.
So I made a recent purchase (as noted in my last blog post) and I have quite a lot to learn.  I have been so happy with Nikon over the past few years that I chose to get another one.
Well here goes … life with learning new things!!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thoughts on Blogging …

I miss writing … I don’t share our stories like I used to … my journal even misses me I do believe. 

Years ago I would share stories of our family and daily activities … those little things that make life worth it … and I printed the blog so that we can always look back on that part of our lives. 

I’m so thankful for that. Winking smile

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Where do I go now?  Do I continue to share as I once did?  I really did enjoy it.  It was nice to have that documentation.  I would much rather scrap, but I just don’t … for some reason, I haven’t tapped into that creative part of my life since our move.

Our summer adventures have been so rewarding!  Extremely busy, but so much fun.  It’s almost time to start school here and while I’m ready, I feel like I want to catch up on documenting our past few months …

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We’ve gone to the beach, played at the pool, taken a few road trips, had picnics at the park, ridden bikes, played with friends, enjoyed the company of many guests, shared dinners, gone to the lake, played games … it seems like we’ve been on a huge vacation all summer long!

Now that school will start soon, it’s time to set up our new routine.  Morning rituals of getting up at a set time, eating breakfast, making lunches, planning dinners and preparing for the day and week ahead.

I enjoy this time of year … change is good!

Not all change is welcome however.  Over the course of the summer, one camera decided to stop working for me and I lost my other one.

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So here I am learning to use a new camera.  Maybe this will be the kick in the pants I need to get back into documenting life.

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Here’s to the beginning of a new year!!!!!
(even if it is only a new school year)
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