Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Week 46

Welcome back and happy Tuesday!  What a week last week was.  Talk about shaking the country up. Just breathe, keep calm, stay positive, and have hope things will go better than we expect.  That's all I can really say for now.

Here are last week's pictures:

Day 312-  Monday, 11/7/16
I'm not liking the dark by 5pm in the evenings, but I do like the sunrises I get to witness just as I'm starting my work day.  Here is the UC Davis campus at daybreak on what will be a beautiful fall day.

Day 313- Tuesday, 11/8/16
This is Tyler's first ever election and I'm proud to see he voted. What an election to start with too! He waited in a 3 hr line (props to him) to cast his vote and then it didn't even turn out how he or most of his fellow students expected. There were protests and a lot of crazy things happening on campus as a result.  It was a real eyeopener for him, but I know he learned a lot from the experience.  Photo credit for the shot on the left goes to the UCLA facebook team.  They posted pictures of polling places on "the hill" where most of the students live.

Day 314- Wednesday, 11/9/16
It's hard to believe this is real and I understand people wanting change, but I'm really not sure this is the best guy to do it.  How do you explain to the younger kids who see him as a bully and monster that this is our new leader?  He behaves in ways they are taught not to and is a terrible example for our youth.  Brandon was pretty upset by all this.  He's confused and unsure what it means but is finding comfort and understating in those he trusts most. I have to give props to his teachers for taking the time today to reassure him and all their students.  It did help.  Just be the best person you can be and set a good example for others--bottom line!

Day 315- Thursday, 11/10/16
Time to move on and enjoy what nature has to give.  I found this beautiful leaf resting on the bricks of our house and it reminds me of how thankful I am to have my family, friends, and life.

Day 316- Friday, 11/11/16
Happy Veteran's Day!  I appreciate all those that serve to help protect our country, and I'm thankful for a day to spend with my kids.  John had to work but still joined us for lunch--double-double anyone? Afterwards the boys and I took in a movie.  Doctor Strange was a good one and a nice distraction.

Day 317- Saturday, 11/12/16
The weather has been amazing all week and quite warm.  We did find on plus side to those earlier dark hours--perfect for making after dinner s'mores.  Yum!

Day 318- Sunday, 11/13/16
Two boys with fresh haircuts and traditional chocolate Turkeys in hand.  We picked up the Turkeys this weekend and will continue to shop for more traditional Thanksgiving items over the next week to prepare for our feast.  One more week of school before fall break and before we get to have our third boy home.  Can't wait!

Done!  See you next week.


  1. Good for Tyler for voting in that long line!! What an election...
    That sky is a stunner!!

  2. It was a crazy election week. I totally can relate to your kids feelings. Same here. We just have to reinforce that it is what we do that matters most--in our homes, schools, community. We make the difference there. Love the smores shot! Glad you had some good family time on Veterans' Day! Have a great Thanksgiving with Tyler home!!!

  3. Love how you made the best of a disappointing week. Can't believe Tyler had to wait in a 3 hour line to vote! That's great that he got to participate in his first election though -- even if it didn't go as hoped. After dinner s'mores...now THAT'S a bright spot in the week!