Friday, June 6, 2014

back in the swing of things...


and by "things" i mean this sad, little neglected blog.
i recently ordered my first blurb book of the first year of this blog and it has been so much fun to look at and the kids have loved reading it.  it has motivated me to try ("try" being the key word) and stay more up-to-date with at least some of the things going on in our lives, if for no one other than ourselves.  so, a lot has gone on the last few months.  we've had birthdays, easter, more birthdays, end of the year ceremonies, a first communion and everything in between.  life is good.  i am also attempting to keep up with the 52 project for 2014 and have just been keeping the pictures to myself, but i feel much more accountable to post them here, so i am going to add the ones i've already done and then keep up with it moving forward.  it's a little project that just makes me happy and forces me to pull out my real camera at least once a week.  and then i am able to catch moments like this...


our traditional birthday donuts on jack's 11th birthday...


easter egg dying...


plenty of catan playing...


these two buddies...


watch out for that guy with the bazooka...


sharing popsicles in the sun...


finn's birthday and a bummer from our target decorations...
we just went with it...


the end of another school year.  
i won't brag, but i was a proud mom at the awards' ceremony :)
ok.  so, i just kind of bragged...


lucy has taught herself to make waffles.  add that to the fact that she is our early riser and we have had many mornings being spoiled with homemade waffles...


our goofy little first communicant...


our house is overflowing with apples from our apple tree.
please, stop by and take a bag home...


that's all for now.  hopefully, i will keep up with this resolution of mine and i won't be back here in another year with a lame ditch effort to start up our blog again :)