Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Week 2

Hello there and happy Tuesday!  I'll be honest, the re-entry to post-vacation life was a rough one, but it is getting easier as January flies by.  How is it that the new year just started and we're already almost half way through the first month?  I really do like the slower pace of no school and no work but that's not our reality right now so we must plug on.

Here's a look at our first full week in 2016:

Day 4- Monday, 1/4/16
My first work day in the new year was a wet and windy one.  The only time I hate my commute is when I have to travel over the causeway in the wind and rain--no fun at all.  Later that evening no one had much homework which was nice on the first day back, and Rusty decided to take up a new resting spot joining Tyler to play some video games.  Crazy cat!

Day 5- Tuesday, 1/5/16
The new year just started and I already have several doctor and dentist appointments booked through July.  How does that even happen?  On a happier note, Tyler got his first college acceptance to the University of Oregon.  They have a great human physiology program and out-of-state fees will be covered so it's on the table and time will tell.  None of the other schools will let him know until March so he plays the waiting game.

Day 6- Wednesday, 1/6/16
It's been raining all week which means I've been picking up a wet kid every afternoon.  He doesn't mind though because he likes the rain.  Maybe I should just let him walk home ;0)

Day 7- Thursday, 1/7/16
Not only has it been wet but also really cold.  Brrr!  My research lab is especially cold too so when I get home I really need a warm cup of tea.  At least the sun was shinning bright later today which also helped warm things up.  This is the last time you'll see my poinsettia.  It's slowly dying and will be gone next week so I can make room for some new greener plants.

Day 8- Friday, 1/8/16
Justin loves the new Sherpa lined blanket he got for Christmas and it's come in handy this week especially during those super cold and rainy nights.  He's happy to snuggle up in his blanket and enjoy his Friday evening playing in his bed.

Day 9- Saturday, 1/9/16
These sweet ladies took me out for wine tasting and lunch at this cute winery close to home. They have such a cool set up with the tasting room and some table seating in that adorable barn.  It was an early birthday celebration since we won't see each other again for at least another month.

Day 10- Sunday, 1/10/16
Brandon loves his black lab, Bella, and got these socks in his stocking for Christmas.  He wears them every chance he gets and would like a couple more pairs since they remind him of her--too cute!  Now look at these bigger boys.  One more semester left before they graduate.  We got them together today for a yearbook picture.  The four of them have been best friends since second grade and we are so glad they have each other.  It's sad to think they'll all probably end up in different places for college next year.  I have a feeling their friendship will stand the test of time though.

That's it for now.  Check back next week for more crazy fun.


  1. Yay for a college acceptance!! Go Ducks (-:

  2. That's so exciting that Tyler already got accepted to one school! The waiting game is so annoying.

    I LOVE that shot of the cork board w/ all the appointment cards. Plus, the one of you looking down at your shoes w/ the cup in the shot. Your photography is so crisp and clean and inspiring! Have a LOVELY week! ♥ :) ♥ :)

  3. Congrats on the first college acceptance! Miss A got hers and it also just waiting until March for the others. So fun to see him with his friends for so long! It is a such a bittersweet time! Hope you are staying warm and dry and having a great new year!