Our Summer has been a busy whirlwind of so many good things! I don't mind a full calendar, but wow - we are over the top right now so there is very little time for blogging. I am also gearing up to do some major changes as far as paint and hopefully more on our home. I'm buzzing with ideas, I love that feeling. Sadly, it has left very little time for blogging. This is my own journal of sorts, so I am going to try harder to post something every day. I love looking back over the entries and so do the kids!
Sorry about the quality of the following photo. It is Instagram which I am on quite a bit lately, your welcome to follow me, I'm 9peasmom. My account is closed, but I only do that to keep advertisers out of my feed (unless I want them there).
(overuse of the word love is allowed when sleep deprived and desperate to post something before life kicks it up a notch again)
#1 turned 21 on the 21st. Pete came in town and we took him out for cocktails with most of the cast of Drowsy Chaperone after the show, his Grandparents that went to the show that night joined us as well. I can't think of a better way to have celebrated. You have to know #1 to appreciate this, he studied up on what kind of cocktail he wanted to order for a full week before his birthday. He ordered a Manhattan - and loved it. I loved how everyone came over to celebrate with him, have I mentioned before how much we love our theater family! Now I know that most 21 year olds would rather not spend that particular birthday with parents and Grandparents in attendance, that is the beauty of this child of mine. The kind of party he wanted included us and the piano bar that we all love and is located just up from the theater, it is a classy place with a good hometown feel too. The night was perfect for him!
#5 turned 14. We had such a great time celebrating him as well. He is all basketball all the time, so his birthday was themed that way. He would spend all day at the courts if given the chance so he is equipped with everything he needs for hours there - including a camel back.
Even though our days are full, this girl of mine likes to sit with me in the early morning while I drink my coffee. We are both smitten with Alicia Paulsen, In this photo she is pouring over this book getting Christmas ideas - I love how she thinks this way too. We are co-conspirators on a few things right now!
Our family loves to play cards, that can not be stated strongly enough. One game we LOVE has a name that I do not wanted shouted out over and over again. We renamed the game Bologna - pronounced Baloney.
On his last night home we stayed up late playing. Gosh I miss him already - Please pray for him as he is in the thick of Marine Corp boot camp right now.
My poor husband was truly sick this past weekend but carried on. It was NOT a man cold, he was absolutely wiped out with a sinus infection turned bronchitis gone very bad. All his lymph glands are swollen up in this photo but there he sits with his boys enjoying a game of cards even though every part of him needed sleep. He finally saw a Dr. - got 2 shots and a arsenal of medicine. He is starting to feel better now!
I cherish all these moments, and I love my bawdy over the top family!