Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Fun

Dozens of school dismiss early because of the heat - - News & Weather for Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, Iowa |

Tyler is a TV star.  Well kind not really of.  He was interviewed by our local news station regarding the heat and early dismissals.  Everyone apparently saw it when it was on last night and this morning as I received many texts.  I missed it each time so had to watch it online this morning.  Everyone have a good Friday and weekend.  Looking forward to the three day weekend and soaking up some sun and fun at the river!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tyler's "Last" First Day of High School

 So Ty really didn't want me to take a picture of him on his last ever first day of high school, but since we were up and in the kitchen at the same time he obliged.  When I asked him if I should he said, "Should you probably yes.  Am I going to let you?  NO!"  But as you can see he did let me.  I cannot believe this is his senior year and next August he will be heading off to college.  I'm not old enough to have three boys out of the house, right?  I don't feel it.  It will be strange to have an empty nest next August (probably-still don't know Ty's plans for sure) but I think we will do okay.  I have a lot of projects and hobbies that I want to do but just never find the time between work, laundry, cleaning, etc., etc.!  Anyway here is hoping Kyle has a great last year in school (for now for sure) at Allen this year, and that Tyler has an awesome senior year in football, basketball, track, and baseball.  And wherever Ty decides to go to school I know that he will do well and succeed at it very well as Kyle has.  This year will be both very happy and sad for this Mom.  Kyle used to be my get home guy that liked to chat with me in the kitchen, but this last year between working almost full time and going to school full time he was kind of grumpy when he got home.  Understandable.  So now Ty is my guy that always walks in and usually says "Ola Momma. How's it going?"  That always makes me smile.  Yep I will miss them both come next August.  But I will still be very happy every time they come back home to visit.  And Ty your bedroom will stay mostly as it is until you get done with college.  Kyle yours is all mine come August.  Finally that guest bedroom I've been looking forward to redecorating! 
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Long Time No Blog-Time For Some Ava

 Ava Tater (as we call her often) and her Momma visited us last week one night and we did a little playing outside since that is her favorite place! And she loves her slide that Missy brought over for her.  She gets a little anxious to slide down though and Grandma had to help her with her other leg.  Even though we live only a couple blocks away we do not get to see her often enough.  They are busy with work and life, and unfortunately we are crazy busy in summer with work, life, houseboating, school starting, etc.!  But so glad Ashley makes the time to stop or walk over to visit and we try when we get time at night.  Most nights I don't even sit down until the late news comes on.  Who knew that when you have a 21 year old college son and a 17 year old senior in high school at home that there would be that much to do?  I guess I feel like I had more free time at night when they were little.  Probably because they didn't require an actual "meal" and plenty of clean clothes.  Oh yeah and the fact that I have OCD and have to almost have a spotless house most of the time keeps me up late to accomplish that.  And I worry about that empty nest a year from now?  Besides missing them it should be a piece of cake compared to what I am used to!
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Monday, August 6, 2012

A Sunday At Home

So two weekends ago we decided to stay home from the houseboat to get some things done around home.  Well the house and such did need some attention since we spend very few weekends at home in the Summer.  Well this was a few shots from my Sunday.  Hummingbird at the feeder in the morning, chocolate chip cookies made with wheat flour (not near as good I must say), homemade vegetable chicken soup made with leftovers out of the fridge, five loaves of zucchini bread, and then ribeye and new york strip steak and twice baked potatoes for supper.  Yep we got a lot done at home that needed to be but I also enjoyed the heck out of spending the day cooking and baking in my kitchen.  That is my favorite place in my house and sometimes I just need a weekend home to feel "right".  Oh and the one picture I didn't mention is me with my pink and leopard print apron that my friend Missy got for me.  I sometimes forget to sport my aprons that I love, but on this particular weekend I wore it and snapped a photo.  How's that for a perfect weekend?
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