As I type this we are waiting on Brian to come out of the antiques store. Each one of us with a different type of electronic device to keep us occupied. School is quickly approaching and will be here in a blink of an eye. Each child is getting antsy waiting on the big day to get here. I am filled with mixed emotions this year the summer has gone by so fast.  Brian and I had a wonderful weekend alone in Chicago. We spent the night in a suburb just south of the city Saturday night. Sunday morning we headed up to the Shedds aquarium and then the Willis  tower formally the sears tower. It is an impressive building standing 103 stories high towering over the other high rise buildings surrounding it.  All in all it was a very fun trip, kind of odd not chasing the kids all around every once in a while  I’d hear a child calling Mom and turn to realize it wasn’t one of ours Lol  J

Yesterday we took Will to a podiatrist  about his ingrown  toenails and had them worked on. They numbed him up and cut the nails down to the root and used some kind of acid to create a scarred area that will keep the nail from growing back again.  It will take a few weeks before he feels better they say and he may miss some of his gym class at the onset of school but I am hopeful this will solve the problem for good.

We have been very fortunate this summer after the way it started to have been able to have two mini vacations.  Grizzly Jacks for three days with all five kiddies (we took the little ones along) a day a Raccoon lake with Melissa and her folks and the Chicago one so we have been quite busy. The only bad thing that happened is my broken camera L   I dropped it Sunday at Willis tower while getting Brains battery out of the camera bag. Boo hoo  My sweetie says I get a new one for a anniversary present he’s so sweet.  I think today we will look while in  Champaign Urbana waiting on Jereme to get off work. We have a set of dishes for him and we get to see his new apartment which he is excited about.

I will have to get some photos posted I have been so lax lately on my blogging. My desk is piled sky high with  all sorts of   trinkets and souvenirs collected from the summer not to mention I dug out all my scrap paper bits and pieces- way too much. I have several projects in various stages of completion waiting on me. I found some really neat charms and shaped paper clips, hey a girl can never have too many of those or staplers of various sizes and color staples. Tee hee  J   Thanks by the way for the anniversary wishes I appreciate them. Hey Lynn when is your Birthday and anniversary? I remember your castle post with the sweet buggy but the date has slipped my mind. I think we should to a tag with an about me list of questions maybe. What do you all think?  Well I guess I need to end for now the battery on this thing is running down.

I’m back !! I did find a camera on sale at Best Buy so now I need to read and then re-read the manual to wrap my brain around how it works. I’m kinda slow sometimes to change J and then there’s the new editing software hope it’s  easier??

So how are you all doing? Leslie are you and Joe back on the road? Are your weather temps any better? We have had some rain finally so Brian had to mow the lawn it looks nice seeing the green shoots sprouting up again plus been getting some cooler temps at night we had some upper 50‘s. What about your weather Lynn still getting lots of rain? I feel like I have been away for so long and have a lot to catch up on J     Hope you are all feeling well and enjoying your days. Gonna get off here so I can post hope to hear from ya soon.

Love and Hugs,



Hello my friends……

Hello friends

I have had a busy summer with my family and time has just flown by around here. The kids start school on the 20th!! I don’t know where my time has gone.  Brian has been doing so much better and there’s been tons going on. My Dad has had 2 new spots of  skin cancer  they have been removed and he is to be more careful out in the sun. My Mom will be moving in the next month or so back in with my Dad and he has been busy fixing up her bedroom so she can have like a sitting room with her computer , tv and such.  I know my Mom will be less stressed once the move is all complete. She worries about her little dogs and so does my Dad . Together they have 4 chihuahuas . My brothers finally have jobs so they can get along on their own. My sister will be moving to my Moms mobile home and I’m not sure about my brothers??  My older kids seem to be getting along fine, Jereme has moved into his new apartment this past week and seems to be finally getting over Alice. He is getting 2 rescue cats to keep him company both have always been together and are around 5 years old each. Jordan and Melissa have been working steady and seem to be getting along nicely. Both have come to realise how fast children grow up since Sierra starts school  this year also.  Heather is still staying in a tent but is working steady, and Jared is back to work. We had to get a new refrigerator, the old one was in here when we move in back in 96 so it has had a good long life. I am happy with the new one is larger so that’s good for a family of our size.  We were able to have a summer vacation and had a fantastic time we took the small ones with us and even had a nice visit with Melissa’s parents while they had the kids. The heat around here has still been crazy hot. sorry to jabber on and on but I’m trying to share whats been going on. Lynn I did check out the videos by Tim Coffey and Wow the glue gun sunflower is beautiful, I can only imagine the workout your fingers got with your project. Leslie I have enjoyed your posts and feel like a crummy friend for not commenting more often. Don’t really have any excuses for my absence other than the normal crazy life I have with my brood. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool in this terrible heat. Lynn Is the weather staying nice in your neck of the woods ?   I have decided the past week after getting one of those email that’s been around for some time about dancing in the rain, eating your dessert first and using your good china and not saving everything for some special occasion, That life is way too short to hang onto this and that so I have spent the better part of the past few days cleaning out my cabinets and getting rid of the regular dishes and using my “good stuff” from now on and I tell you it feels really good.  I still have my under cabinets to do so Jereme will be getting first dibs on what I’m clearing out.   Brian and I are going to have a weekend away for our anniversary this weekend, I don’t know what he has planned but I’m sure we will enjoy some time to ourselves. Brian’s Mom is keeping all 3 of the kids and they are looking forward to their weekend.  Ok I am really done for now  🙂  I Love ya really I do.

many hugs and lotsa love,