Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Week 2

Welcome back and happy Tuesday.  Wow!  Last week was a kicker.  I would have liked to ease back into work and school and all our other activities slowly, but we got hit hard with one after the other.  I'm hoping this coming week will be a bit slower but it's not shaping up to be that way either.  I'll just have to power through and count my days until the next time when we can unwind again.  I'm thinking it will be the end of March for spring break.  *sigh*  That sounds so far away!  Enough complaining.  I'm going to take 2015 by the horns and master this beast.

Here are last week's pictures:

Day 5- Monday, 1/5/15
It's time to get back in the lab and wrap up some unfinished projects so we can start some new ones.  This week we will finish all those 5,500 horse samples it's taken 8 months to plow through and then work on analyzing the data.  We're all excited to see how it turns out and think it could change the way EPM prevalence is seen across the country.

Day 6- Tuesday, 1/6/15
Brandon is fascinated with the Empire State Building and received a wooden puzzle to build a model of it for Christmas, but before he can start building he has to punch out all the windows.  The first few planks are done but there are many more.  He looked it up, and the building has 6,500 windows in all!  Happy punching :0)

Day 7- Wednesday, 1/7/15
I needed a quick and simple but fresh meal for dinner tonight since I'm short on time and have a meeting later.  Soft tacos did the trick.  The best part is that the whole family loves them.  The boys like theirs wrapped like burritos so all the good stuff doesn't fall out.  It will be nice in a couple months when everyone is out of braces and we can mix things up by making crunchy, corn taco shells again.

Day 8- Thursday, 1/8/15
Tyler's science teacher asked him speak at the school board meeting tonight.  He presented a small power point on his trip to Washington DC so they could see how the Project Lead the Way Bio-medical classes are helping advance students in wonderful ways.  It was a full house with standing room only so I was really nervous for him but he did fantastic.  There were many of the high school teachers there, a couple counselors, the principal, general public and even the mayor.  He did us all proud.

Day 9- Friday, 1/9/15
425 degrees of happiness going on right here.  It's pizza night.  John is out of town all weekend for "Mancation" so the boys and I are having some fun of our own.  Tyler's favorite Papa Murphy's pizza is the "Cowboy," the 2 younger kids loves the "Bacon, Bacon, Bacon," and I like the "Mediterranean Chicken deLITE." We also watched "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles" while munching on popcorn.

Day 10- Saturday, 1/10/15
Tennis is back on with the help of some drier weather.  It was a nice, sunny day, and I was happy to see these two get out and play.  I don't like it when bad weather keeps everyone indoors all the time so this was a welcomed treat.

Day 11- Sunday, 1/11/15
With winter polo you never know what you're going to get in terms of the weather.  The first picture was taken at 11 am.  The boys played 2 games in this crazy fog.  We could barely make them out as they played in the pool, and then 2 hrs later the second picture was taken at 1pm.  The fog lifted and the VERY bright and hot sun shone upon us.  We shed layers real quick.  The temps went from the 30's to the 70's in no time, and I even ended up with a slight sunburn just from watching the last game.  Go figure!

That's it for now.  See you next week.  Are we really to mid January already???

The Mom Creative


  1. That pizza looks amazing! Yum! Looks like a crazy busy week for you especially as single mom. That Empire state building puzzle looks cool. Be sure and share a picture when it is done and congrats to Tyler on the presentation!!! Have a great week!

  2. Now that puzzle sounds cool! Hope this week is a bit more low key!

  3. Go Tyler! I hated giving presentations in high school. I'm glad he did well. I know you must be proud! I love the pizza shot of you and the boys - too cute! And that's crazy the difference between the two water polo shots. Good thing it warmed up!

  4. Congrats to Tyler on his school board presentation.
    I love that pic of the foggy polo game.
    HAPPY (belated) NEW YEAR to y'all! :)