Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The BIG Day

If you know us, you know we homeschool through Utah Virtual Academy. And yes, we get dressed for school....but only for the first week. They get new clothes, new school supplies; this year, we decided to do lunchboxes so that way lunch is already made and I don't have to stop what I'm doing to make it.

We did a short day of school today because it's the first day and who wants to do a full day of work right away?

I can't believe we have a 1st, 3rd and 5th grader; Scarlet is excited to learn how to read "bigger words", although she's not sure about "all those numbers"; Samantha is beyond ecstatic to learn cursive; Piper is anxious to start science, but only because she got "hazardous materials" in her science box this year (that's all you, B-Rizzle).

Me...this is my first year of 3 full time students and I'm just a little nervous. Now that my evening schedule has shifted a little (more on that another day), I have the freedom to stretch school out if I feel like it. I hope that kind of helps since just looking at our school closet makes me clutch my chest!

So, here they are, my sweet girls, looking all big and grown up. (P.S....Piper comes up to my chin...she's only 9 inches shorter than me!)

Here's to a year of growth and exceptional learning....along with crazy coffee addictions, underwear attended school and setting timers so I don't explode!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Good Day To Ya

And a great day it was!

Beautiful weather, lunch with Joc and our ladies, fun at the park (with a small coffee spill....I'm still sad) and a great hair day!

St. Patrick's day was in full force with green and Shamrock Shakes (which we had to drive around for):

(Sam is holding up my leg to show my green leggings)

I'm looking forward to spring and more park dates (and Baby Gotham, coming in July)!!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thirteen Years on the Thirteenth Day

Please, say the title in the cadence of "Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest" because that's how it came out!!

Okay, back to the point.

B & I celebrated thirteen years of marriage on the 13th. This is the lucky one. Great things are going to happen this year! While we might not have made any kind of promises or goals, I know that we are aiming to be together more often as a family since his work schedule doesn't allow too much time anymore.

Oh, the last nine have been spent in Utah, the first four in SoCal...three babies, two houses and two dogs (plus a bird)...many hair colors and styles, weight ups and downs, life changes, decade plus a few gone like ashes on the wind.

In fact.....Piper is going to be 10 in a couple of weeks. How is it that I still feel like I'm in my 20's and not my mid-30's? I feel like we've known each other forever, but not really.

I'm excited for this year and all of the amazingness that comes with it!

P.S. He bought me roses and a card!!! These things HARDLY happen (only because I could care less if I get anything and the same thing with him). We spent the night before with our girls, eating out and attending "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them". Perfection. We wouldn't have it any other way.