Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Plans

It's an exciting and busy Summer at our house.  Between High Adventure, Girl's Camp, and Trek, the entire Summer is filled with activities.

Jack has been spending time at Union Reservoir, practicing his canoe skills.  Pretty sure he hasn't fallen in, yet. He leaves Monday to spend the entire week on the North Platte River traveling about 100 miles.  Somewhere along the way, Michael is going to join them.

Girl's camp is mid July.  Ummm....I hope the girls have a GREAT time.

Trek is the end of July and we are trying to get ready (clothes, walking, etc.).  Lily isn't old enough, so she gets to go visit Aunt Tricia and Uncle Marc. Meanwhile, the rest of us need to have "pioneer" clothes.  It's been a Goodwill adventure so far.
Square Dancing Activity - May 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What Ever Happened to Blogging?

This used to be a thing.  It's been so long, that I couldn't remember how to even find this site.  A couple stabs at the dark and I managed to find it.  It was fun to take a trip down memory lane.  They say the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  Maybe I'll plant a few trees today so that I can enjoy them later.

I think I'm going to throw random things at this blog.  We'll see.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Dinner Recipe

I made a goal to add a few new recipes to my dinner rotation.  The one I chose was fairly simple, but a bit time consuming.  I did manage to get thumbs up from the whole family.  Jack said he preferred the "other" orange chicken that I make.  Shhh, it's no secret that the other chicken is from a Costco box.

Sweet n' Sour Chicken

Did I take a picture of mine?  Of course not, we were too busy eating.  Would I make the recipe different?  I might actually follow it a bit closer next time.  I didn't cook the chicken for the full hour, so my sauce was a bit runny.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's that time of year! As usual, I've waited until last minute to get "cards" for the kids Valentine's Day parties. Luckily, Lily went for her old standby. She'll be putting a sucker in her hand.

Emma tried something new this year and we'll be gluing Hersey kisses on her hand. Done and done!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Unfinished Business

All the stars aligned and I have been finishing unfinished projects around the house. It doesn't hurt that Michael is out of town and I can wear paint clothes all day. I have had the top of my very tall walls mocking me for years. Literally. It's been at least two probably three since I painted the reachable parts. I marched myself over to my neighbors house to borrow a tall ladder before I could think twice. By the way, don't ever have Jack hold the ladder for you. Just sayin'! I was white knuckling it at the top of said ladder and cursing my motivation to finish a project. The weekend isn't over and I'm not done painting, but I'm well on my way.

Friday, February 1, 2013


It's been a busy week filled with too many activities. I felt like I was mostly on top of everything and feeling pretty good about it. Then I remembered that I had signed up to take muffins to school, right about the time I couldn't do anything about it. I completely forgot. In the grand scheme of things, not a big deal. Of course I feel like a flake and secretly hope that I get put on the "don't ask to volunteer" list. There is a list, right?!

Friday, January 25, 2013

sNOw Camping for Me!

Nope, I'm not going camping.  The "boys" are going snow camping, which means it's a girl's night!  Curling up in pjs and watching an old movies sounds delightful.  I may even be brave and break out the nail polish.  I'm just about over a cold, not sure if I can handle the fumes just yet.  I have hot cocoa, marshmallows, and Netflix ready to go.