Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good-Bye May!

What an amazing month of adventures May has been.
Thank you for the memories.

Welcome June!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

May 31, 2012

My 365...

Breakfast in bed, that is how this day started.  Blake decided he wanted to make breakfast this morning, and brought me up an egg basket.  That is our favorite breakfast around here.  A bed of hash browns, with a over medium egg on top.  It was a nice surprise, and he did a beautiful job on the dish.  Thank you Blake.

Home school is winding down with today being the official final day of K12 Idaho Virtual Academy.  As always, I sign the boys up for continued studies through the summer.  Nothing too drastic, just a "work at your own pace" math and language to keep their skills sharp.  It will be the last home school sessions we do as well as they are both going to traditional school next year.  Casey for his senior year, and Blake for grade 5.  They are excited!

Home schooling is very rewarding and a lot of work.  It is not easy at all.  The scheduling is good, as you make your own, but it is a huge responsibility.  I am happy to have had the experience, and I know the boys are as well, but I am also happy to leave the task to the professionals!  The unsung heroes of our world...teachers.

Tonight we enjoyed a 14 mile bike ride down the Boise river.  I learned a valuable lesson too...never attempt that much exercise with very little food in your stomach.  That last half mile I started to feel chilled and shaky even though the temp was in the 80's.  My body was definitely mad at me...but we made it home okay.  :)

My photos of the day...

Ready to roll.
People tell me I need more pictures of Casey.  This is why I don't have many...he gets so mad at me when I pull out the camera!  Mister tough guy.  :)
 Blake and daddy.
 Rainbow trout anyone?
 So cute.  :)
 Too cool for an owl photo.
 Hello little gold fish.
 This fowl looks surprised to see me.  lol

 Never too cool to play at the playground.
 Daddy and Casey.
 Three ducks showing us their best side...tails up!
 Blake loves photos.
 Kayakers on the river...
 ...and a couple of surfers too.

(Camera I used today, Nikon D50, auto settings)

***Doggy Daily***

Music I am listening to today...Adam Lambert
Random Link of the Day...This note will self-destruct in 3..2..1...

Until next time..."Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -- Benjamin Franklin


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

My 365...

What wonders will today bring?

It started off great with a long telephone conversation with my 93 year young auntie in Texas.  I miss her.  It was wonderful hearing her happy free spirit on the other end of the phone 2,000 miles away.  She was visiting with another resident, Jesse, and I was able to spend some time talking to him as well.  I am so glad she has someone to keep her company.  Jesse sounds like a delightful person.

I also called the elementary school that Blake will be attending next year to arrange a registration packet for him.  He is so excited about going to school next year.  We are so spoiled.  With working from home, and schooling from home, we are not restricted to any 9 - 5 schedule.  Believe me, a fact we are most appreciative of.  Every day can be a weekend if we want it to be.  I am going to miss that next year, but I know it will be awesome for Blake to be back in a traditional school setting where he can make friends and participate in sports.

Garrett and Kori were going to drive to the lake and invited us to join them.  "A mid-week trip to the lake?  No way!"  Who am I kidding....yes way!

We had an amazing time!  It is great having an adventurous son.  He and Kori are always doing something fun, and always invite the boys and I to join them.

"Thank you Garrett and Kori."  <3

Every day it should be...a marvelous adventure.  :)

My photos of the day...

This is why I love Idaho.  Beautiful Arrowrock Lake.

(Camera I used today Nikon DSLR, auto setting.)

Blake and Kori.
Son Garrett's sweetheart Kori.

Taking mama for a boat ride!

Uh-oh...they have drifted out too far.

No worries, big brother Garrett to the rescue.

Teaching Blake how to swim.  (Gotta love the

Casey chilling on the boat.  :)

 Miss Stella on a boat.  She would not swim, but she did not mind being in the boat with Kori.
 Yay Stella!

***Doggy Daily***

The lovely Miss Stella.  :)

Music I am listening to today...Kina Grannis

Random Link of the Day...Random Act of Kindness...I love this.

Until next time..."Family, that is what life is all about.  And I thank God for mine every single day."


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Love,

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