Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Week 22

It's the last week of school, and John and I leave for Europe Saturday!  I'm super excited and am running around like crazy trying to get everything in order.  My parents come into town Thursday, and I have one day to get them oriented to the craziness that is my life.  I don't think they know what they are getting themselves into, but I'm sure happy they agreed to do it.  OMG!! I'm going to Europe this week.  I'll probably be out of touch for the next couple weeks but will catch you up at the end of June with a triple post ;0)

Now for last week's pictures:

Day 148- Sunday, 5/27/12
I noticed today that one of the new plants I put in the side yard late last year bloomed for the first time this week.  What a nice surprise.  I love the purple and yellow on white, and I even caught a little green bug in my shot who was also enjoying the flower.

Day 149- Monday, 5/28/12
Happy Memorial Day! We are so grateful for all those who died defending or serving our country. What better way to enjoy this first holiday of summer than in our pool.  It was kind of cold and windy out, but the new cover made the water in the pool warm so the boys had a grand time.

Day 150- Tuesday, 5/29/12
I stayed home today to get things done around the house.  While I worked on cleaning closets we had a crew here to work on cleaning our windows and blinds.  What a job that was, and I'm glad I paid someone else to do it.  The closets were bad enough, but the windows and blinds were 10x worse.  So happy to have that done!  It's been on my to do list FOREVER.

Day 151- Wednesday, 5/30/12
Justin is studying hard for a states and capitols test coming up Friday.  It's been some long nights with him trying to learn them all but he's getting there.  When all was said and done he ended up with a score of 48/50.  Not too bad considering where I thought he stood after each night's cram session.

Day 152- Thursday, 5/31/12
It's science fair night.  The 6-8th graders displayed their work this evening.  Tyler did a project on buoyancy--how the shape of a boat or the salinity of the water can effect the boat's ability to float and hold weight. He did a great job, and I really like how little he needed my help.  It's great to have an older more independent child.  Now if the other two would follow his lead.

Day 153- Friday, 6/1/12
June is finally here!  Seemed like it took forever to get here probably because I just want school to end and us to be out of here.  Not long now.  As you can see it is very bright and sunny out.  We almost hit triple digits today so I think we'll be spending a lot of time in the pool again this weekend.  Bella was kind enough to pose for me out back and promised not to squint like my boys do.

Day 154- Saturday, 6/2/12
Down time at a swim meet.  My boys and many of the other boys all like to play video games, lounge, and eat in between races.  It's a lot like camping except we don't stay the night. 

That's it for now.  I'll see you in a few weeks once I make it back to the states.



  1. Hi!
    Great snapshots! Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  2. Great photos! I love the flag shot and the flower close up. Have a great trip to Europe!

  3. I ♥ your photos. They always look so nice.
    That's a cool shot through the window of the window cleaners.
    What a great way to document something like that.
    Can't wait to see your Europe pics.
    Have a FABULOUS time! :)

  4. What a fantastic week!!! I so need to have someone come do our blinds- totally worth it in my opinion.

  5. Super week in photos. That pool looks fantastic and how awesome to have your windows and blinds done. I need to do that too.

    Have a wonderful vacation!

  6. Great photos - I especially love the puppy and flowers one. Dogs melt my heart!

  7. OMG! have a wonderful time!!! Looking forward to your pictures!