Sunday, June 24, 2007

In a funk (my mother's phrase)

I keep thinking that I'll get around to posting new pics of Katie's last day of school and stuff like that, but I just haven't. And right when I think that things are going smoothly here, I realize I haven't done the dishes or wiped down the counters or swept and mopped the floor in some time. I know, gross. Anyway, with that in mind I'm taking the kids to the lake tomorrow and ignoring the monumental disaster that IS my house.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


One more thing. It is Katie's last week of kindergarten. I can't believe how fast it has gone by! Here is a pic of her first week. And now she's about done. Wow!

Early to Bed Early to Rise

The only thing I have to say is boys got up at 5:45 this morning. Its not right.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It's been a while

Alright. I know. I haven't blogged for a while. I think life started to take over. So here is what I've been up to since I last blogged...


Scott and I started square-foot-gardening due to inspiration provided by Jen...and the pics she put up on her blog. This has been taking up a lot of my time while I figure out what to plant, how to plant it, and where to plant it. I only hope that all the time I've spent is not wasted. I keep dreaming that I'll have an amazing crop of tomatoes or eggplant or bell peppers. I can only wait in anticipation through the rest of the summer to see how it all plays out. As anyone who really knows me will tell you, I hate surprises. Truly. So this gardening thing is like a really bad joke in my world. More to come on this subject. :)

Alright, so I haven't really been that busy, but it feels like I have been. Getting Katie to and from school, keeping the house from going to ruins, and trying to read all the Harry Potter books again before that last book comes out seems to fill my plate nicely. One thing I'm really proud of are the hanging baskets that Scott and the kids planted for me for Mother's Day. One of the best presents I've ever gotten...and they're still alive! Anyway. Josh has been begging for my attention for the last ten minutes at least. Until next time...More pics to come.

Arlene :)

Friday, June 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom! Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Grace reached for me yesterday. My friend was holding her and as soon as she saw me, she started to fuss just a little and then she reached for me. It was really very sweet. She got a quirky little smile on her face like she knew she'd won. And she did.

Monday, June 4, 2007


I can't believe that Grace is scooting around now! I put her on a blanket in the living room and went to get the kids lunch and when I turned around she was already at the dog food bowl ready to turn it over. It goes by so fast, I'm compelled to take a lot of pictures.

A few more pics. The water was really cold, but that didn't stop the kids from going in!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Lake Tahoe 2007

Here are a few pics from our first trip of the year to Lake Tahoe. As always, we had a blast!