Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Still Here!


Wow, It's been a while. The month before school begins is always busy with planning and ordering curriculum for homeschooling. And now that we're all back to school, life just keeps speeding by.

I'm so behind on blogging I don't even know where to begin. So, here's some random catching-up.

Pat and I are both taking classes on separate nights of the week. Megan's at ballet two nights, and Matt's working at least a couple of nights each week...so, we've become one of those statistics...families that don't eat dinner all together (at least not every night)! Sad, I know. I never understood families that didn't have dinner together, and here we are!

On top of all that we're trying to catch up on all the home improvement projects we've put off while saving money for adoptions over the last three years or so! And you know how one thing leads to another....you change the color of the fixtures and suddenly the door knobs don't match, and the switch plates don't match...and on and on.

When it was decided that the old laminate countertops had to go, the kids took to them with the Sharpies. Graffiti artists, we are not, but we all had tons of fun scribbling. After about two days of looking at this (below), I was ready to rip them off myself.
Here are some pictures of the girls in the HOT, HOT summer days....can't even remember when we took them.



























And our camoflauge dryer.
Matt left a tin of greasy camoflauge paint in his pocket when he came home from camp....you should see the load of clothes that were in that dryer! The picture below is after I started cleaning it. I got a new washer and dryer anyway....and Matt got some new clothes!
















The girls loved to play in the box that the school books came in.
















"The reward of a job well done is to have done it." I've always loved this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I've tried to instill that in my kids. However, some things deserve a little reward. Last month Miyah read all her Bob books five times each and got Mickey at Build-a-Bear as a reward. She's now onto set 2 of Bob (but no reward this time). I love that proud smile!





















Miyah with her very good friend, Elizabeth.





Miyah and Elizabeth rolling on the floor laughing together.















Aww...daddy love




I'll have to post photos of my nephew's wedding and our visit to WI another time. My photos are stubbornly refusing to upload onto my computer...I'll have to wait until my tech support guy (Matt) is available.

4 incredible comments!:

Amy said...

I love the last photo! Beautiful!!! You sound like you are spending your time well! I pray you have some peace in the business. I pray this for myself too. I want stuff to slow down a little.

Terri (Daisybox) said...

Busy busy family! I am glad all is well, the kids look great and happy. I am excited about your new countertops. I would like some for myself. :-)

Happy Mid Autum Festival, I was going to send you some Moon Cakes...but the Chinese grocery that I like was sold out! Maybe next year.
Terri

Cindy said...

Terri,
Oh, I was just telling someone about your pineapple moon cakes. Those really are the BEST mooncakes we've ever tasted. I almost asked you to pick up some for me :). We'll settle for some Little Debbie moon shaped cakes. I really can't handle traditional moon cakes.
Thanks for thinking of us anyway. You're so sweet!
Cindy

Sharon Flath said...

Adorable shots!! Pat is so good with her. That is so exciting about repairs! We need new paint and John wants to do it himself. SO I am basically not getting it done! haha Thanks again for you emails. We are all fortunate to have your support!!