Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

My 365, Day number 1,722.

Hello Dear Family,

Happy Thursday planet!  Today is Blake's first day of work.  What?  Blake is working?  Well, sort of. Big brother Garrett has been working for Illuminations Photography since high school. The company is owned and operated by the family of Garrett's best friend.

The other day Garrett asked me if I thought Blake was ready to start working some school photo shoots with them.  Initially I thought, no way, he is too young.  Then we asked Blake what he thought, and of course he was thrilled.  "What? I get to earn money?  Yeah!"  This evening after school, and after homework, Blake will be going to his first photo shoot and working with big brother Garrett, and the owner.  How cool is that?

Garrett always wants the very best for his little brother Blake, and really looks out for him.  I am so thankful for that. "Thank you Garrett!"  *love*

In other news...Casey got a new job this afternoon.  Yay, way to go son, I am so proud of you! And it is full time, so you will be too busy to get in trouble. Mmmhmm. lol. He also had an appointment with his orthodontist today, and only a few more weeks till his braces come off.  The journey is almost complete!  We are so thankful for his amazing new smile.  :)

Mama is very happy today.  Actually, I am feeling quite fabulous. I love my boys so much, and I love it when everything falls into place for them. So many blessings today.

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.

My 365...
A very happy Casey today.  :)  Eight months, five days since double jaw surgery, and he is doing great!
Blake, off to his first day of work. (Of course I had to document this momentous occasion.) Homework is done, and he is so nervous! 

#TBT, this was Christmas 1996.  Casey, child #4 in my arms, and Brandon, child #3 standing.  Seems like a lifetime ago.  :)

Music I am listening to today...Augustana, Sweet and Low

The Daily V...


Peace.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

My 365, Day number 1,721.

Hello Dear Family,

Blake is barely home from school, he checks his social media, and he is out the door.

"Oh no you didn't!"

"It is a school night.  Do you have homework?  It is too warm to go skateboarding today.  You must be starving, let me make you a snack. What did you learn in school today?"

Yes, this mama is having a hard time adjusting to "my baby being a teenager" thing.  Can someone please turn back the hands of time?  Please?

*sigh*

Blake is awesome.  He is doing great in school.  He gets his homework done.  He is very responsible for a 13 year old male.  He is very much like his big brother Garrett when it comes to his cool nature. Not to say that Brandon and Casey where impossible.  Well, maybe a little bit impossible. Casey...maybe a lot of bit impossible.  "I love you Casey."  :)

Off to the community center he went to hang out with his friends.  Meanwhile, mama sits at home watching the clock.  He said he would be home before 5:00 PM. It is already 4:30 PM.  He will be home soon...

I seriously need a chill pill.

Smothering is never a good method of parenting.  Right?

In other news, Chris and Diana had their baby!  Chris Pirillo is one of my favorite Youtube vloggers, and he and his wife Diana just had their first child.  What is crazy is that he used Twitter to keep us, his community, informed as it happened.  I have never been one for Twitter, but I have to say, I was glued to my Twitter feed all night!  Blake was too...lol  He even mentioned us in his vlog.


Congratulations Chris and Diana!  And welcome to the world baby Jedi Pirillo.  :)

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.

My 365...
Who has the most awesome 13 year old son in the world?
I do.  Love you Blake.  :)

Music I am listening to today...Matt Nathanson, All We Are


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Peace.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014

My 365, day number 1,720. Yep, I got a little carried away.

Hello Dear Family,

Just another day, and sometimes...just another day...is not such a bad thing.  For some, just another day is not enough.  For me, it is a day to exhale, reconfigure then reboot.  I just have to be certain the backup discs are ready to go, so I can restore the good memories.  The bad memories have been recycled a long time ago.  

Breathe in...breathe out...breathe in...you get the point.  :)

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.

My 365...
There is always enough color in the world.


Music I am listening to today...The Fray, You Found Me



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Peace.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014

Hello Dear Family,

Well hello there Monday.  I am a wee bit disappointed in you today.  A high of 90°f?  What are you thinking bringing Summer back for a visit?  I did not authorize this!  Would you be so kind as to escort that bugger of a season back into the season closet where it belongs?  Thank you kindly Monday.

Yes...I forgive you.

No worries, I have not finally gone bonkers.  I love Autumn so much...and I dislike Summer so much, that I get a little testy.  I need my Autumn fever back to lift my spirits and keep them lifted.


It was a beautiful day today...just a little too warm for a Boise September.  Looks like the entire week is going to be the same.  (Sad panda face.)  I was hoping I could give the air conditioner an early retirement party.  It seems that may have to wait a bit.

Hope you had an amazing day everyone!

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.

My 365...
Here is a touch of Autumn color in my world today.

Music I am listening to today...Eva Cassidy, Autumn Leaves


The Daily V...DFTBA!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 14, 2014

Hello Dear Family,

Happy Sunday planet!  How's you head, how's your heart?  Good?  Awesome!

Today is a day of laundry and homework.  I love homework...said no one ever.  It is not that bad. This evening Blake had a lot of World Studies and English, two of my favorite subjects.  As long as he is not asking me for help in math, I am a-okay with homework.

Today is also the anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key.  I stumbled on this great video about the meaning of the song.  It is pretty amazing.  I recommend we all watch it, to appreciate that awesome that this country is all about.  God bless America.

The story behind the Star Spangled Banner.


Have a great Monday everyone.  We have a lot going on this week, and I know it is going to be amazing!

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.

My 365...
"Hello, my name is Miss Lilly.  I am the homework genie."
 "I specialize in all subjects."
"Well okay...maybe not ALL subjects."

Music I am listening to today...Jason Mraz, I Won't Give Up


The Daily V...

Peace.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 13, 2014

Hello Dear Family,

Happy Saturday planet!

Sleep was impossible last night as I had a major attack of allergies. Lately, with a major attack of allergies, comes a major attack of panic.  This sucks!

Today I feel like I stopped a speeding bullet train with my head.  :(  Fortunately, Blake was feeling pretty chill today, so we decided it would be movie day.

We watched How to Train Your Dragon 2.  I have to say, it is the best movie ever.  We loved it!

I really like chill days.  :)

Hope your Saturday has been a peaceful one.

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.

My 365...
"Mama was not feeling too well today, so I volunteered to pose for some epic photos for her."
 "Yes, I know, I am absolutely stunning."
 "You're welcome."

Music I am listening to today...Fun, Carry On


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Peace.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014

Hello Dear Family,

And it is Friday again.  I am beginning to feel like Friday's are arriving faster and faster, and the weeks are just blowing by.  Ordinarily this would be a good thing, as everyone loves the weekend, but it also indicates that I am another week older.

Is it possible to live forever?

We are planning for a nice, quiet, restful weekend.  Blake came home from school today pretty exhausted.  I know he is ready for a weekend of rest.  :)

Have a wonderful weekend planet!

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.

My 365...
"Uh oh mama, the weekend is here again."
"Looks like we are another week older."

Music I am listening to today...Chris Botti, Drive Time



The Daily V...

Peace.

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Welcome to Mommy plus Five

I am a work from home mom of five amazing children, and three beautiful grandchildren. Enjoying my 50's and all that life has to offer.

This is year number five of My 365 project. Taking a photo a day for 365 days.

Thank you for stopping by! :)


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