Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week 36

Yes!  It's starting to slowly feel like fall.  We've still had some pretty warm days, but we've also had a few cooler days and even a thunderstorm last week.  The leaves are starting to turn and drop, the mornings are cool and crisp, and there's that low lying fog that just screams autumn.  I can't wait to turn on my oven and start bringing back all the warm comfort foods.  In the summer it's just too darn hot for some of my favorite foods or even to eat at all.  I just wish the pace of day-to-day life in the fall was slower like it is in the lazy days of summer.

Speaking of fast pace, here are last week's pictures:

Day 246- Sunday, 9/2/12
If you want to get your groceries put away quick just ask the hungry teenager to help before you let him have a snack ;0)

Day 247- Monday, 9/3/12
We had our good friends Raul and Wendy over for a BBQ on this fine Labor Day and Wendy was kind enough to put some life back into my hair with some highlights and added layers.  The boys are always confused as to why I let her put foil in my hair!

Day 248- Tuesday, 9/4/12
It was pretty hot out today, and when Brandon gets sweaty from playing at school he runs his hands through his hair and comes home sporting a roughed up, spiked look.

Day 249- Wednesday, 9/5/12
I'm happy to be wearing my new anniversary past, present, and future ring.  I actually had this same ring 10 years ago but lost it in our move so when John said let's replace it for our 20th, I never imagined we'd be able to find the exact same one.  I'm thrilled because I loved that ring and was devastated when it went missing.  I've looked EVERY WHERE and thought I'd never see it again so imagine my delight when 10 years later I discover the jeweler is still selling the same ring.  What are the odds?  I better not lose this one!

Day 250- Thursday, 9/6/12
It's back-to-school night for Tyler at the high school and it was great to see his classrooms and meet his teachers since I don't really know a whole lot about this school and its teaching staff yet.  It seems like a great place though and he's happy and doing well so I'm excited for him.  

Day 251- Friday, 9/7/12
Our little furry friend is into exploring which is great, but he's still so small and can easily get lost or hide in deep dark places.  He's discovered the stairs and has mastered zooming up and down so I had to dig out the baby gate (surprised we even still have one) and block off the upper part of our house for now.  Justin is more than happy to keep tabs on the little guy, but Rusty is very speedy and such a live wire that it can be hard to keep up even for equally energetic boys.

Day 252- Saturday, 9/8/12
Tyler and John spent a good part this afternoon taking down his old bed (stacked in the background) and putting together his new one.  It's time to upgrade to an extra-long twin.  That old captain's bed was his very first big-boy bed at the age of 2.  I can remember tucking him into it for the first time and thinking it was going to swallow him up because he was so small and it was so big but look at him now--he's almost 14 and the one that's too big for the bed.  *sniff, sniff*

That's it for this week.  Thanks for stopping by and see you next week.



  1. I love your hair!! And that ring! Glad you were able to find the same one!

  2. Fun times. I love your ring too. It is lovely and congratulations on 20 years. We are coming up on our 10th and it seems so monumental. ;) It is hard to imagine 20.

  3. What a beautiful ring! So neat that it is the same as your old one! Love your hair too! Getting a new bed is a big deal. They grow way too fast! Glad HS is going well for your oldest!

  4. Wonderful page. Your hair looks great and I love the kitty picture.


  5. Your blog header with your family in the tent is SO adorable...great choice.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  6. How cool about the Calvin and Hobbes--our hubbies would be good friends :) Also, thanks for John's recipe! They are on our menu this month! Yum!