Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer is in full swing around here and I am loving it more than I thought I could. I really don't want to go back to school.
Am I suffering from a sickness? What the heck is wrong with me?
We've been playing Skipbo and Uno almost every day, we've gone to see Rio 2 at the cheap theatres, lots of swimming at the Y, and just plain hanging out. Can't forget those 6 hours I was in the hospital for kidney stones last Sunday night. No fun
The one sucky thing about living in southern AZ is that every day in June it has been 100+. At 7:00am it is usually 80+. Right now it's 10:30
and its 91. The monsoon season is getting ready to start so our dew point is starting to rise which makes evap coolers not work as well and you sweat more. The great thing about dew points and monsoon is that it brings afternoon rain and lightning pictures, whoo hoo. Because of my back last year I couldn't go out, but this year is looking pretty dang good and I'm getting excited.

We are ticking off our summer to do list and this weekend we are celebrating Chelsea's 6th birthday. Chelsea has chosen the Frozen theme and yeah, good luck finding decorations, everything is sold out. Thanks to Pinterest and a certain persons procrastinating tendencies, yes, I'm talking about me, I think we will have a really good party.


last week the kids and I along with a bunch of girl scouts went to see Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey Circus Legends.
Now I know this is going to sound cheesy, but when all the different acts came parading around the ring, the music building like a  I had tears in my eyes. The majesty and pageantry just caught my breath.
Does it sound like it was my first time?
Well it was. I know, how can that be?
 All I can say is that I either didn't want to go or we didn't have the money. What was I thinking?? Lol
The circus was so much fun, I wished some of the acts lasted longer, they were so cool and awe inspiring.
After the show Chelsea kept asking if we could go to a farm and get her a horse, love it.

I took a total of 459 photos that morning and yes, I did spend some time without my camera not attached to my head.

I have whittled it down to 388 but I know I need to knock it down more. I just like going through each photo and the memory of what happen next triggers all these happy feelings.
 My one let down was the trapeze act. they were so high up in the convention center that you couldn't see them all that well when they were flipping around, they were definitely in the rafters.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

School year finish line

 Back to our regular programming.
For the last few years I've tried to make the last day of school something to remember by crossing a finish line.
This year I wanted to create a wall of balloons that they could run through in the carport, but there was one problem, we were having 40+ mph winds. After some mass tangles and a couple of popped balloons I moved it all into our entry way.
It was interesting to say the least. The kids' expressions were hilarious. Because this was 
done indoors I had to use my flash which gave the kids multiple times to run through the balloons, I felt so sorry for them...Not!!

You might be wondering where Kelly was for all the fun? Ms. Kelly was gallivanting across the country to Ohio with my mom to go visit relatives. She had her own good time.
For Kelly it was her first time on a plane and she loved flying, it was the second state she has been in this year.
Hopefully I can get some photos from mom so I can have a more detailed photo editorial for a later date.
Because this is another staycation summer, ha ha, I've been looking over the summer to-do lists on Pinterest to keep us all away from the boredoms. So far, so good

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Hello world, I'm baaaack!!!!
Seriously, it's been more than six months since my last post.
I've lost my passion for most of my favorite hobbies the last few months and I don't know why. I haven't scrapbooked, art journaled, photographed anything for fun. I haven't made any cards that I even like. I'm inspired by things I've seen on Pinterest and for a brief time get excited but I lack the want to go and do or make.
This creative funk has really made me question why?? I can't stand the thought of all the money wasted if I just quit my hobbies.
In the meantime, I have enjoyed watching our lilies bloom. Rob and I bought a variety pack and we have found that we have 3 different blooms. This beautiful yellow is my favorite but we also have a solid white and an orange with darker orange that reminds me of tiger lilies.

I can't say all is bad.
Actually, I'm now out of my depression and really trying to find my zest for life.
I've become a school monitor at Wyatt and Chelsea's school. While the pay is minimum wage it is where I've been led and it works with the kids' schedule. I really like what I do and I enjoy the people I work with.

Summer vacation is in full swing around here and I for one am enjoying it. Movies, crafts, swimming, cub scout outings, ice cream nights.
Hopefully, I can get back to regular blogging and ramp up my creativity.