Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Week 20

Still plugging along trying to find the time to get tons of things done before our trip.  Achieving a work/life balance is really hard sometimes, but I'm doing the best I can and just taking it one day at a time.  There really needs to be more hours in the day and more weekend days.  Thanks goodness we have a 3-day weekend coming up.  I really need that now!

Enjoy the craziness from last week:

Day 134- Sunday, 5/13/12
Happy Mother's Day!  I aways get a picture with my boys out by the roses on Mother's Day.  The only problem is it's bright out and they always squint with their light-sensitive blue eyes.  Oh well, they're still cute ;0)

Day 135- Monday, 5/14/12
My wonderful husband and beautiful boys gave me a Kindle Fire for Mother's Day.  It's the perfect thing to take on my up coming trip!  Today I tried to carve out some time to play a bit and load it with lot's of goodies.

Day 136- Tuesday, 5/15/12
We're missing someone.  There is an empty chair at the counter as my oldest son is in LA with his class for their 8th grade trip.  He left yesterday morning and returns tomorrow evening.  I miss him but am not missing all the activities I usually have to shuttle him to and from.

Day 137- Wednesday, 5/16/12
The red Day Lilies are in bloom out front.  They come into bloom every May.  I remember when we first looked at this house to consider a purchase.   It was late May and the lilies were very beautiful out front against the red brick.  I loved them then and still love them some 7 yrs later

Day 138- Thursday, 5/17/12
He's done with his state report!  Justin has been working on this since February.  He chose Oregon because his grandparents live there.  They had to do an ABC book filled with state facts, work up a travel brochure, write a letter to the state for information, work up a display poster and also bring in a state food to share with the class.  He worked so hard and is so happy to be done.  My favorite part is the animals he added around the tree--that is so him!

Day 139- Friday, 5/18/12
Umbrella Boy!  John is all about the umbrellas in the back yard and a new one came today.  I think we have 4 or 5 now.  He's prepping for Memorial Day weekend.  His thinking is you can never have enough shade.  I'm thinking we have way too many umbrellas.

Day 140- Saturday, 5/19/12
It's the Blue and White swim meet--the first meet of the season for time trials.  This is Tyler swimming the breast stroke.  All the boys did great, and I feel better today after seeing how they handled it about leaving them alone to fend for themselves at a meet while we are out of the country.  It's amazing how self sufficient they can be when they know they have too.

All done!  Thanks for stopping by. 
Now back to work for me.  Another busy and full day in the lab.  Did I mention how much I need a 3-day weekend??



  1. Great pictures! Love the one from mother's day and the empty seat was such a good way to capture you son being off on a trip. The Oregon poster is quite impressive, it's so nice to see the final project after so much hard work.

  2. Your commentary on your photos made me laugh out loud this week--the umbrella comment was too funny!

  3. These are really awesome. Love them all. That day lily is gorgeous.

  4. Aw, love that group shot. All great pics!!

  5. Wonderful images again! I didn't know there was a colour Kindle!!! I might have to look into that.

  6. I ♥ how clean and crisp your pictures are.
    You should do a photograhpy tutorial. :)

  7. YAY for the tablet- that is an awesome gift.