Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Week 44

Welcome to November!  The time change in the mornings is kind of nice because I have light for my early morning drive to work, but the getting dark at 5:30 thing will take some adjusting to.  The pets aren't real happy about a later feed time either.  Obviously they didn't get the memo ;0)  It's college application month so an exciting time here in our house.  Tyler just submitted his first application this past weekend and is working on a few more.  I wonder where he'll end up?  As for the rest of last week we had fun prepping for Halloween and enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend at home together.

Take a look at how it all went down:

Day 299- Monday, 10/26/15
Were at Union Mine High School up in the hills for a polo match against El Dorado.  It's very pleasant out with a hint of fall in the air.  I like the setting of this school.  It reminds me of where I went to high school.  What a great place and time to watch a game, but I do wish they had bleachers and would remove those darn swim blocks.  Go Raiders!

Day 300- Tuesday, 10/27/15
This is my last kid left in Karate.  Justin has turned his focus to tennis conditioning.  Hopefully Brandon will be able to test for his Black Belt in the spring and then we'll all be done for good.  It will be nice to have our Tuesday evenings back.

Day 301- Wednesday, 10/28/15
Here we are right before the last league game of the season and the team just got their wearables order.  I really like the jackets and even though the season is pretty much over I know many of them will continue to wear them all year long.  I didn't take any pictures at the last game because it was too dark, but I did just purchase these shots from MaxPreps taken in last week's game. The photographer got some good ones.  Now on to sections!

Day 302- Thursday, 10/29/15
What's my freshman reading these days?  Looks like a bunch of classics.  He just finished Of Mice and Men and now it's on to The Catcher in the Rye. 

Day 303- Friday, 10/30/15
TGIF!  I'm feeding my cultures, tying up a few projects, and then heading out for the weekend.  We'll all be home and can enjoy being together.  Home sounds like a good place to be.

Day 304- Saturday, 10/31/15
Happy Halloween!  Today we carved pumpkins, ate a good frightful meal, and then enjoyed the ghoulish evening.  Brandon dressed as the Emperor of Evil and had fun at his friend William's house.  Justin dressed as a Plague Doctor and had fun at Christina's party.  John and Tyler played pool while answering the door and passing out candy.  I drove kids around and then relaxed until they all returned because pulling it together today was fun but exhausting :0)

Day 305- Sunday, 11/1/15
Can you believe it's November already?!  Only 3 more weeks before we get a nice long school break.  Everyone is ready.  Justin kindly posed with my monthly marker and then not shortly after it started to rain and rain good which made for a great lazy Sunday.  We're hoping this is the real change in weather we need.  Bring on the rain!  I hear there may even be snow in the mountains soon.  WooHoo!

Wait!  One more-

October's Family Photo

This was taken just before we started carving up the pumpkins.  It was fun to have everyone involved this year and not be pressed for time because we had all day.  Thank goodness Halloween was on a Saturday for a change.

That's it!  I hope everyone else had a good Halloween and got lots of candy.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next week.


  1. Looks like you all had a wonderful Halloween! Justin and Brandon's costumes turned out really great! And how do all of your jack o' lanterns look so good?! My carvings are always a complete disaster. I ended up just letting the kids paint pumpkins this year. Very cool action shots from Tyler's water polo game! I can't believe he's already applying to college. Happy November!!

  2. A busy week! Crazy that Tyler is applying to colleges!! I read those books freshman year too, such great titles!

  3. College application at our house too. We are done and now just play the waiting game. Love the family shot with the pumpkins! Great water polo shots too! Hope you have a great week!

  4. How EXCITING (and probably bittersweet) that Tyler is already submitting college applications.
    Your pumpkin carvings turned out great.
    I'm glad y'all had a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!