Monday, May 23, 2016

Lacrosse Begins

The family and I have had another busy week. . . 

How is it that the day's seem to be flying by faster than ever - - can't seem to catch my breath or get caught up.

We are now at less than three weeks out from the end of school and I have to admit I'm freaking out a little bit just looking at the calendar.

Zoe's activities for the summer has us jumping around to multiple places all summer long!

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This past week with JJ in Seattle for work I sort of thought it would be a slow week, but boy was I mistaken.

Shopping, gardening, projects, Lacrosse, sewing - - it all kept me on my toes!

Here is this weeks Vlog - - -

Shelby Girl

Shelby has a new favorite spot.

With the warmer weather and opened windows, Shelby's favorite new spot to hang out is at the end of my bed.

She patiently awaits walkers with dogs to stroll past on the walking trail next to our house.

Her new spot makes guarantee's she won't miss a single walker.

Upon making visual contact, hysterical barking ensues until said walker has long passed her range of sight.

Apparently it's great fun since it's an everyday . . . all day event!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Sweet Sixteen!

This past week we celebrated Jasmine's Sixteenth Birthday!

Hardly seems possible at all yet here we are!

She didn't want a party or to go crazy so we kept it just family but I decorated the dinning room with pink and white streamers and added My Little Pony paper plates for our meal and dessert.

I also decorated her room with more streamers in the doorway and hanging from her light fixture.  Plus I threw a ton of balloons into her room!

It was all sort of a jock since she can't stand the color pink!  

All in all it was a good birthday for her and now, finally, she is talking about getting her drivers license.

It was such a delight to share such a special day with the kiddo like Jasmine.  She is so sweet and spunky it's hard not to want to hang out with her.  I've enjoyed seeing her become more opinionated and passionate about things this past year.  She it truly growing into an amazing human being.

Strong, confident and beautiful!

Here is this weeks vlog . . . 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Springtime Chores

Spring is finally here, allergy's are making themselves know and the summer long task of mowing has officially begun.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The End of Volleyball Season!

This past Saturday Zoe had her finally Volleyball Tournament of the season.

It's sort of sad to see it end, but at the same time I will be nice to have some of our time back.

For a week or two at least - - Lacrosse season starts soon.

Weekly Vlog - - 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Finally Spring!!

Finally it seems like we have some spring like weather that may stick around for more than one day.

I started off the week exploring a new walking trail with Carrie which we were both excited to find and eager to return to.

I started a new quilting project that is taking up all of my free time but I'm loving every second of it.

Volleyball and the Lacrosse are still going strong for Zoe, although I think the double activities two nights a week are starting to wear her down a bit.

The big excitement for the week was our long time friend Matt, came to stay a couple days with us.  He is currently living in Scotland with his wife who is in school over there.  It was awesome to see him again after at least two years.

And finally on Saturday, mom and dad came to visit to help us deal with the massive tree in our backyard that we wanted to remove.  Dad did an amazing job cutting it down.  We worked on it a good four hours - - cutting it all up and moving the brush out of the way, it was difficult work but with so many helpers the load was much lighter.

Our backyard now looks so much different!

Enjoy this weeks Vlog . . .