Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Homecoming 2009

That's my girl! Last saturday was homecoming. Can't believe she's already a sophmore! I LOVE the shoes--her favorite-black (w/ pink accents) Converse. K was born with bi-lateral club feet, which makes it difficult for her to find shoes that fit. Her feet simply don't allow her to wear heels. This image is so totally "her". She's not one to wear dresses, but she wants a "princess" dress, she'd rather wear jeans, sweatshirts and Converse. She has been a sports fan since before she could talk. She's a HUGE fan of North Dakota State University football and basketball (her daddy has been taking her to games since she was 12 months old).
She is the light of my life. She is such a joy....I've heard other parents talk about how awful the teenage years are with their girls....we are actually becoming closer as she gets older.
That's enough about that. Just thought it would be nice to let everyone know that not all teens are "bad".

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Staying still....

The last few days have been tough. The kids are back in school and my house is SOOOO quiet.
The leaves are turning as is the world. I cried when I saw geese heading south. I'm just not ready to face another cold winter. White is NOT a color and that is soon all I will see. My parent's house is now off the market and so we sit and wait. I'm tired of life moving ahead before I'm ready.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Another new chapter

My kids started back to school today. I can't believe how fast the years have gone by--even my kids said summer went so much faster this year. K is doing well at driving. She had her first session of behind-the-wheel with an instructor, who said all she needs to practice is backing into a parking spot and stopping behind the sidewalks.

N was really dreading school this year, as his best friend is in a different pod. Hopefully, he'll get over some of his shyness.

I spent saturday building a table for our bunny cage! I'm so proud of myself! I loosely followed instructions from a book. It turned out really nice.....I wonder if I could build a cabinent for my quilts....hmmmmm, maybe I'll look into that.
That's all for now. N will be home soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We're home!

It's been a busy few days since arriving home from Indiana. The kids and I have been doing last minute school shopping as well as, getting unpacked and all the laundry done.

I finished Yes Man this morning.....I've tried to say "yes" today, but I didn't do all that well. My kids have been digging into the books and videos from when they were small....dd came up with a pile of Arthur and Berenstein Bear books in her arms wanting me to read them. (Mind you, she's 15). I put her off so that I could finish the quilting I was in the middle of and of course, when I asked her if she really wanted me to read the books she had lost interest. Might have been fun to re-read those stories. I spent SOOO much time reading those books to her before she could read to herself.

I've got a few days to finish up some quilts before I "go to work". Not really leaving the house, but I will start building my stock of journal cover once the kids go back to school. Hope I can find the discipline to work everyday.

That's all for now....the kitchen is calling (time to start supper).