Friday, October 12, 2012

Hello!! (hello, hello, hello...)

That's the echo you hear on my blog.  I can't believe it's been almost a month and a half since I posted.  I know I don't post that often, but still.  In fact, I've even had photos ready to post for a week or two and I just haven't gotten around to it.  Is anyone still out there?  Or is it just me and the friendly echoes?

I have no real excuses.  Life is busy and I've read a few books (which takes up my spare time).  Other than that, things have been pretty normal around here.  School is in full swing and so are music lessons for 2 out of 3 of my little men.  Yesterday I finally downloaded the photos from my camera and do you know I hadn't downloaded since mid-August!!  That's crazy for me.  Even when I don't post I usually take them off my camera sooner than that.

Today, I went to help out at school.  We had a parent work day and I cut lots of laminated stuff and got to visit and catch up with some lovely ladies that I know from there.  It's an enjoyable kind of day, I think.  Although, I got home at 4 and realized I'd planned to make soup for supper today.  That wasn't happening now.  Instead, I'll blog and maybe inspiration will come to me.  Or maybe not.

Right now, I'm sitting here just contemplating purpose and how that really lifts burdens and gives a certain kind of freedom.  If you, or your money, or your things have a decided upon purpose, it sure makes decisions a lot easier.  It makes it easier to say...that is not a priority but this is something worth doing or having.  I hate the feeling of not having that and just flying by the seat of your pants.  I know they're kind of melancholy thoughts, but that may be because I'm hungry, too.  Inspiration still has not come.

In lieu of inspiration, I will now post some photos.  They're from June.  Seriously.  June.  I have long ago given up the idea that I will ever get caught up on all my projects, but maybe one day I will get caught up on some of them :).

June 1 - My anniversary gift came today!  It was very exciting to get my very pretty purse/camera bag.  And I just love it, too!

June 2 - My sister and parents were up and Xander had a ball game.  It was a gorgeous day so we decided to make a morning of it.  We played at the playground and then had a picnic before the ball game.

June 3 - Multiple photos - again!  Evan had his wind up tournament (though in the middle of the season).  His whole team got these little ball tags as a kind of medal.

We also celebrated my father-in-law's 61st birthday (though a few days late).  Jonathan thought it should all be for him, since it was last time!

June 4 - The butterflies are out!  We had one hatch - I believe this is in Evan's box.

June 5 - My cute little cookie monster with his sucker!  Since it's blue, I can only deduce that it is one we received from the doctor.  However, at this point in time, I think he had found it in my purse and snuck it out!

June 6 - Watching the butterflies!  So much fun to see them hatch and move around and even fight each other.

June 7 - I went on a field trip with Xander's class to the Science Centre.  The kids had a lot of fun in the bubble area, as they always do!

June 8 - Off to Calgary for a Beth Moore conference.  I went with several ladies from church, one being my sister-in-law.  Here's proof we were there.

June 9 - One of the benefits of being in Calgary...Olive Garden!!  Love their food so very much.

June 10 - We were home again and Jason just had to show me this drawing by Jonathan.  Apparently, he drew it and declared it a shark.  For a while there, he was incredibly fascinated with all things shark!

June 11 - SaskEnergy is working to make our neighbourhood a safer place :).  Due to soil shifting and old infrastructure, we had a couple of explosions last year.  They have finally got to checking our lines and had to dig them up.  The boys just loved watching the big machines at work!

June 12 - Must have been a Tuesday - clean up day around our house.  Evan wanted to try his hand at vacuuming so I figured, why not?

June 13 - Time to break out the BBQ.  My dear husband has gotten so much more willing to BBQ, even when it's not that warm out.  It really is a lovely (and tasty thing).  (And by BBQ, I mean grill.  Real BBQ is great but it's not what we do).

June 14 - Off at Toys 'R Us (or, rather Toys For Us as Evan calls it!!).  Time to buy a certain niece a birthday gift.  When we came out of the store, we were met by this beautiful rainbow.  What a lovely sight.

June 15 - Two photos again!  This was Evan's kindergarten orientation day.  He got to go to kindergarten for an hour in the morning to see what it was like.  He had a lot of fun and made this picture of, I believe, an angry ladybug.

Later on, the same day...birthday party time.  Dear little Erin turns...I don't know...however old she is.  I can't even keep track of how old my kids are ;).  I'm sure it said on her invitation.

So, there you go, half of June is gone!

Now, I think I will go have a s'more ('cause I can) and watch some Top Chef Masters.

Until next time...