Wednesday, September 2, 2015

chirp chirp

Well it's been quite a while since I've blogged... my laptop started breaking key by key and is soooo slow. I'm trying this out on my kindle.

The kids started school again! Rose is in kindergarten and that's really strange to me still. Sam is home with me and is still adjusting to not having her brothers and especially her big sister to play with. Anyhow school is going well so far. The kids are happy and like their teachers.

I recently told Tim I wanted to eventually run a marathon and about  10 minutes later he had a race for me to train for. I haven't been running regularly; I basically skipped out on May, June and July...and August. I started Monday with 2 miles. I'm using Hal Higdon's training plan. I started on week 6 since that will give me exactly 24 weeks to the race. I'm trying to only focus on the daily run and not get overwhelmed looking ahead and wondering if I'm crazy for thinking I could ever run 26.2 miles.

I will have to write about D's first hunting experience soon! I'll leave you hanging with that.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Currently Vol. 10

Reading: The Flames of Rome by Paul. L. Maier (finished)

Listening to: Lucero and Ryan Bingham

Watching: The Last Man on Earth

Cooking: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Feeling: glad that it's Friday

Needing: to put supper in the crock pot

Enjoying: the beautiful spring weather this week

A Moment Captured {week 10/52}

The first part of our spring break was very rainy. We took a little walk to one of the stock tanks to see how full it was and I got some fun pictures.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Currently: Vol. 9

Reading: The Flames of Rome by Paul. L. Maier

Listening to: The How They Blog Podcast

Watching: The Princess Bride

Cooking: Banana Bread

Feeling: Happy

Wanting: (intentionally leaving this blank)

Needing: to get my hair trimmed

Enjoying: our new dining table

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Moment Captured {week 9/52}

1. Sam looking sophisticated with her painted fingernails.
2. D focused on getting his homework done so we could finish watching The Princess Bride.
3. Ry showing us he is the most flexible person in our family.
4.Rose giving me one of her signature looks while I took advantage of the morning sunlight in her room.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Currently: Vol. 8

Reading: Acts 9: 1-31 about Paul's conversion

Listening to: Read-Aloud Revival Podcast

Watching: the kids dance

Cooking: crock pot meals

Feeling: glad that it's Friday!

Wanting: to get some audiobooks for the kids

Needing: a date with my husband

Enjoying: Houseplants I have in each room- even on the dreariest days there are living green promises of spring and warmth. 

A Moment Captured {week 8/52}

Sleeping, reading, eating and more reading.... just some scenes from this week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Currently: Vol 7

Reading: it's still Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (A Year of Food Life) by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

Listening to: The Influence Podcast

Watching: my husband put a puzzle together with the kids

Cooking: cold weather foods

Feeling: somewhat accomplished from crossing things off my to-do list

Wanting: to make and eat brownies

Needing: to remake the boys' beds

Enjoying: a clean kitchen

A Moment Captured {week 7/52}

This week we enjoyed some beautiful weather for tricycle riding. Sam loves to lay her head in my lap and has fallen asleep a few times like that (!!). Ry is missing more teeth and I love his little jack-o-lantern smile. The boys competed at school in storytelling and we tooth some goofy pictures while we were bored (D).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Currently Vol. 6

Reading: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (A Year of Food Life) by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver

Listening to: Rose tell me a secret about some buried treasure

Watching: my kids grow before my eyes and not really noticing until their pants are suddenly too short (they have all grown 1-2 inches in 6/7 months)

Cooking: spaghetti and meatball was a favorite this week

Feeling: like getting rid of stuff

Wanting: Sam to take a nap so I can get a run in this week

Needing: to wake up earlier

Enjoying: these days at home with my girls

A Moment Captured {week 6/52}

Ry had to sit next to me while I tried to journal. 
 Sam being silly after eating a donut and stealing her brother's water bottle.

 D building something, as usual.

Rose watering our garden.

Pictures taken Feb. 14... a very beautiful Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Currently: Vol 5

Reading: A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson

Listening to: The Head and the Heart

Watching: the kids play outside

Cooking: enchilada casserole

Feeling: tired- mentally

Wanting: to travel

Needing: to read my Bible more

Enjoying: raw milk (although I just finished the last of it... we picked up a gallon at a nearby Jersey dairy farm on Saturday and it's so good!)

A Moment Captured {week 5/52}

All of these were taken Feb. 7 during our day trip to La Grange. It was a wonderful day and I hope we go back soon!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Currently: Vol. 4

Reading: Bossypants by Tina Fey

Listening to: Jim Gaffigan

Watching: Blacklist (so glad it's back on!)

Cooking: Chicken soup

Feeling: motivated to work on some house stuff

Wanting: to go to IKEA

Needing: to figure out what I'm making for supper

Enjoying: Ayala's herbal water (this week I tried the ginger lemon peel flavor)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Moment Captured {week 4/52}

 Rose loves putting puzzles together and put this one together without any help from me!
 Sam just being her silly self.

 Ry drawing Curious George.

D wasn't feeling well, so he was just chillin' before we went to church on Sunday.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Currently: Vol. 3

Reading: Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider

Listening to: Inspired to Action podcasts

Watching: my girls drink smoothies and laugh at Curious George

Cooking: Honey Teriyaki Chicken

Feeling: happy for getting to run outside at the park yesterday in gorgeous 70+ degree weather

Wanting: to rearrange our living area in the house

Needing: to take the truck in to get a tire repaired

Enjoying: my afternoons so far this week- going outside and sitting in the sunshine while reading and playing with the girls

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Moment Captured {week 3/52}

 Rose standing on our new swing

 D pretending to really rock out
 This is how Sam rolls at Lowes

Ry would only make goofy faces for me, so this is what I have.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Currently: Vol. 2

Reading: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (I really enjoyed this book!)

Listening to: Signing Time (the girls were watching it.)

Watching: Rain and more rain

Cooking: Aidells Spicy Mango with Jalapeno Smoked Chicken Sausage

Feeling: calm

Wanting: to get my laundry room organized

Needing: to hang some pictures

Enjoying: hot chai tea

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Moment Captured {week 2/52}

 Rose loves making tents, camps and forts so one day this week she turned an empty laundry basket into a cave. It was a pretty tight fit!
 All afternoon and evening on Friday Sam thought this was the funnest thing to do. It made walking a little difficult, but she was happy and I'd rather that than the alternative.
 After a long wait Ryan finally got new glasses. He looks so handsome and was so excited about them.
We finally had some good weather this week (sunshine!) and so I ran outside while the kids were playing made D let me take a picture of him next to our pink jasmine. He is so tall.

January 11-16, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Currently: Vol. 1

Reading: Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

Listening to: podcasts while I cook dinner or clean around the house

Watching: New Girl

Cooking: less red meat

Feeling: less than stellar due to a sinus headache

Wanting: to eat the last square of my secret stash of chocolate

Needing: to clean the bathroom

Enjoying: relaxing days at home with my girls

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Moment Captured {week 1/52}

This week we were back to school and work and normal life after a great Christmas break. I've decided to do something a little different to get back to blogging. I'm going to start a "52 project" where I take a picture of the kids each week to sort of document them for a whole year. Maybe I'll even get some good frame worthy pics out it.

Rose really enjoyed our stop at Half Price Books while we were in Austin this week. 

Sam always insists on snuggling right when I decided to get something done, but everything else can wait.

 D made an airplane one afternoon out of a empty paper towel roll and it was fantastic. He then asked the grandparents and me to save the empty rolls for him. This was his creation this week. It's so detailed and we are really impressed with him. He doesn't ask anyone for help or use any type of instructions. 

I caught Ry reading in the midst of what seemed like chaos. The girls were running around and D was "flying" his plane around the house while a football game was on the TV.... and I came in the living room and saw him immersed in a book ignoring everything else.