Monthly Archives: August 2012


This is a post idea I shamelessly stole from my sister-in-law

This is how every summer Sunday afternoon should be spent

This is what happens when I get bored

This is what a sick little girl looks like

This is another project crossed off the to-do list

This is a long overdo project for my nephew

This is the cutest golf cart ever

This is the basket that was taken in the golf cart for a picnic down the lane.

This is what it looked like when it came back

This is my best friend, and when I’m with her I feel happy and young and carefree

This is one of my favorite things about summertime

This is what I told them, “Golf carts are not for horsing around!”  When I know that’s pretty much exactly what they are for ;)

This is a happy sight.

This is a happy momma who doesn’t have to make supper tonight.

And this is the end

First day of school.  I love it.  Everything about it.  From the pencil boxes and neatly packed lunches, to the beautifully decorated, perfectly organized classroom.  The first day of school is always a happy one.  No tears, just eager anticipation.

First-day-of-school-pictures, starting with J’s kindergarten year.

This year it was G’s turn, his moment, his time to proudly walk into school with a fresh scrubbed face, shiny new shoes, and a dinosaur backpack.

Mrs. Boone was there the moment G walked into the classroom.  She gave him a warm squeeze, told him how happy she was to see him and showed him were to put his things.

Mr. G’s desk, font and center :)

J was an old pro at the whole “back to school thing”.  He ran ahead of us and by the time we arrived at his classroom he had already put away his things and found his desk.

This is J’s classroom this year.  Isn’t it the sweetest?!  The 2nd grade class is going to be so cozy in this little one-room cabin.

These two are still as close as ever :)

My best friend’s youngest daughter also started kindergarten this year with G.  I’m so glad they will be together!

The second grade class with Mrs. Braley.  We are already loving J’s new teacher!

Mrs. Boone and the kindergarten class.

I was the school volunteer for the day so I was able to stay and peek in on G’s class. 

We finished the day in grand style with a trip the the frozen yogurt store with a bunch of the families from school.

Things I want to remember about G’s first day of school:

~ On our way out the door G jumped off the porch step and said, “First day of school… here I come!”.
~ The way J gently explained to G everything that would happen in Mrs. Boone’s class that day, and then said, “You’re going to do great!”.
~ And when it was time for G to leave my side and go with his class; I will always remember how suddenly nervous he looked, but he kept his chin up and did what he needed to do.  That’s my boy!

Life is good…


The colors of our little house and our everyday comings and goings

And the three little people who make my life very colorful (and I mean that in the best possible way)

We are winding down the week, and what a week it has been.  A trip out of town, new furniture, fun times with cousins, and the beginning of a new school year… but more on that later.  It is Friday night and for some reason Friday night always seems so full of potential.  Shaking of the dust and tiredness of the week, having a little fun, doing something simple but spontaneous.  Friday is always a nice thought.

Happy Friday friends!  ~April