Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Mugs - Backyard

What a fun theme. I have tons of pictures of playing in the backyard. It's one of our favorite evening hangouts! Some are old...I decided to go way back and get some of my favorites. Some are recent that I couldn't resist. Enjoy and have a super week!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Photo Flashbacks

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Friday Fill Ins

1. You do your thing; and I do mine, sometimes that's just how it ends up!

2. My vacation next week to the beach - it's been on my mind on and off all day.

3. Remember when we brought Nick home from the hospital, and Monday he starts first grade,* sigh *!

4. During the last year we have made some awesome family memories!

5. Being around my children always puts a smile on my face.

6. As for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out to eat and a little shopping, tomorrow my plans include helping my parents move, and Sunday I want to clean the house and go to a picnic!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A busy, busy month!!

I have had a terrbile time trying to keep up with my blog this month. I tried, but I had to eventually admit defeat and take a "blog break". Things aren't much calmer right now but I want to devote some time to by blog, my blog friends, and my terrific faithful followers.
Though I've been busy, I have had a lot of experiences, fun, 'happenings', and memorable times that I will list in a nut shell. From here on out, I hope to be back to my normal blogging, so stay tuned! I missed all of the weekly memes, fun, and postings!
Here are the highlights of my month that I normally would have shared....

My husband and I had the pleasure of attending a friends wedding, just the two of us. It was a beautiful wedding and I enjoyed seeing all of our friends. It was so nice to have a weekend with my hubby, and close friends and I am so blessed to have great parents to babysit.

We finally broke down and had a family portrait sessions. The pictures turned out so good, it made we wonder why I kept putting it off! I am fairly good about getting the boys portraits done, but we never had a formal family session. I'll post those pics soon. I am so thrilled with how cute they turned out!

My hubby had the opportunity to have a "guys" weekend last weekend. They camped, fished, shot targets, and did many other 'manly' things I'm sure I don't need to know about. This gave me an opportunity to have a "Mommy & Boys" weekend at home. As they get older this is much easier and we always have a super time. I try to incorporate special activites to make our weekend memorable. We went to Toys R Us, visited friends, stayed up "late" (9:30 is late for them) and had a movie night * Monsters Inc. was so cute, and ate out a lot!

My parents are moving this week and we helped them this past weekend packing. This is a sensitive subject for me. I'm happy for them. It's a bigger, new house and I know they will love it. They had a small older, but updated home. I am happy for them because they are so excited & it's really nice, but I must say, seeing my childhood home become empty and knowing I can't go back is a little (a lot), bitter sweet. This may be a blog post in itself later.

Last night was "Meet the Teacher Night" for Nick. How is he in first grade already?!?!?!? I just can't believe it! He has grown up right before my eyes. I am enjoying every minute of it, but as I see him out grow "fads" he once enjoyed, I wonder where the years have gone. I really like his new teacher. She is very kind, dynamic, and the ideas/ goals for the upcoming school year are fantastic. I think first grade will be a great experience for Nick and us!

Well, that's a lot! See we've been busy and the months not over. Next Monday is the first day of school, next week I leave on a girls only vacation, and I can't wait to be a better blogger and share all of the fun!

Week 3 of 52

This challenge pulls Mom out from behind the camera and gets her in the shots!

I've had a very, very busy month but I'm trying to get back on track with blogging. Here's a quick start. The boys and I were sitting ont he deck enjoying a warm evening and playing with the camera!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Hi everyone. I haven't posted in while, I've been super busy! I work as an administrator for a school district and this is a SUPER DUPER busy time for me as we prepare to begin a new school year. In addition, I am getting my own son Nick ready for 1 st grade (gasp, tears, disbelief!) and getting the kids and myself on a new schedule since our summer routine has come to an end. I am still reading everyone's blog, though I don't always have a chance to comment, I'm enjoying what I see. I will probably be extending my blogging break through this week yet. Please stay tuned. I have made some wonderful blog friends and my followers are great so don't stop reading and visiting!

Life With the Boys will be back in full swing real soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordful Wednesday

My son is HUGE into Star Wars now. We have everything from action figures to books, entire bedroom decor to clothing, bookbags to lunch boxes. I bought him this cape at a Halloween clearance sale about a month ago at Party City and this past weekend he got the blue lightsaber he's been wanting. Ta Da! A complete Obi Won Kenobi costume. Aside from getting in trouble a few times for innappropriately hitting his little brother with the light saber, he's been having a great time using his very large imagination!

Nicholas ~ aka, Obi Won Kenobi!
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Mugs ~ Sunglasses!

This week's theme is sunglasses. This is an easy one! Sunglasses are so fun, and an essential part of our summer fashion.

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