Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

This Summer's Challenges

This has not been the summer I'd envisioned! It started out fine, but then the sickies started.

Kathryn started with a little cold. She got over that quickly without any disruption of any summer plans. Then Ryan got a cold, which turned into a cough, which turned into some upper respiratory infection. I held off going to the doctor thinking he would turn the corner any day. It never did, so we finally paid a visit to the dr. After his round of antibiotics, he's well. Thank the Lord. Now Emily has the cough and I have it as well! We've both been up the past two nights hacking away. Hopefully, it won't get worse.

Before the summer started, I bought four swim passes so we could hang out at the pool. Since people are getting sick, we haven't been able to use the passes as much I as thought we would. We haven't been sightseeing as much as I wanted to, but we are still managing to have some fun, even if its just playing around with sidewalk chalk, puttering in the garden, or just making up games.

Ah, such is life. It's what happens when we're busy making other plans.

During this busy time, I've been scarce in the blogosphere, but I hope I can catch up with all of you soon! I'm embarrassed to say my reader has over 500 posts and I may just have to press the dreaded, Mark All As Read!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Duran Duran - The Reflex (2003 Digital Remaster)

Guess where I get to go tonight? Steve and I will be going back to the 80's to see Duran Duran!
I wonder how old they are now?

Photo Meme

I've been MIA for awhile in blogland. It's been hard to find the time while the kids are home. Aside from my household duties, I've had sick kids, swim lessons and just general summertime lazy days. Not to mention sharing the computer with four other people!

So, to get back in the swing of things, I'm doing this Family Photo Meme . Elizabeth at Divine Gift of Motherhood tagged me for this. I'm to pick a family picture with a story behind it and share it.
I picked this picture of me and Ryan because it's a perfect example of the tender heart that he has always shown his family members. He has always been ready to give hugs and kisses and let people know that he loves them. When this picture was taken, he was four years old. Whenever he was in a picture with me or Steve, he would always lean his head on our shoulder or just get close, like the picture above. Oh, how I love that boy! Now that he's almost eight, he's a lot more rambunctious, but he still has the tenderest of hearts!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood