Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blogger Issues


Only a few short weeks of summer remain before the kids start school.  I am putting them in the schools next to my sister Heather (25 minutes North of Kirstin) as Heather is going to help me with before/after school care for my peanuts once I have a job.  The commute is going to require some really early mornings for all of us.  Sophie and Calvin start school at 8:30 and if Max gets into the program he is testing for tomorrow, he will start school at 7:30!!  This means leaving here at about 6:45ish to get him to school on time, drop off the other two at Heather's where they can catch the bus to school and get to my not yet real job.

These photos are from  our move and now that we have been living for two months with only what fit inside the minivan, I wonder why we ever needed all the stuff inside those two PODS?!  They are somewhere here in Portland being stored in a storage facility, waiting for us to have a home of our own.

I miss you friends!  These photos make me  a bit sad.


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Do you pin? I am addicted. It's like virtual shopping but with organization and gorgeous photos. I pin ideas I want to remember, things that make me laugh, tutorials I want to be able to find, clothing I will never afford or fit into and recipes I want to make. There are things I want to own someday (kitchen gadgets) mingled with ridiculous (but lovely) purses that cost a mortgage payment and I would be afraid to own. So much inspiration and all stored neatly on-line.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Last Day of School/Daycare Party!

Good thing I am finally posting these photos of the last day of school considering the first day of school is in a few weeks! Look at those happy faces up there - in Calvin's defense, it was freezing!

The kids each brought friends home from school and more friends from church stopped by for our traditional last day of school party. This year it was also my last day of daycare party AND my let's pack the first POD tonight party all in one! We usually call this event "welcome to summer" but it was a bit chilly though the kids were too excited to care by the time they got home from school.

Root beer floats, all sorts of sweet treats, bubbles, water balloons and silly string. So fun!

The party was a lot of fun and also very bittersweet for it was the last time we saw most of these wonderful friends. There were a lot of hugs and many tears. The party was on Thursday from 4-6, we loaded the first POD from 6-8, the second POD was loaded Saturday morning and by about 1:00 on Saturday, we were on the road to Oregon. Sniff.

Nothing But Photos and Giggles

This scenario, all day long on repeat. Gah! I love these two!