Wednesday, June 21, 2017

OH HEY THERE...LET ME TRY AND CATCH YOU UP

Okay Okay Okay. The priority of the blog has fallen WAY WAY below my list of important things lately. I'm sorry. Life is just busy. It's good and it's busy. You can't be mad about that, amiright? 
So in between all that's hip-happening in our lives right now, my phone went completely insane. So I have pictures back from March, but I've also lost some of the pictures. So...yeah. There may be some gaps. 
Here we go: 
March--Specifically Spring Break
I took my kids to visit Phoenix. The Husband went with us for a few days before heading out on a trip to visit some of his family. The desert was blooming beautiful (see what I did there?) and it wasn't obscenely hot. We did lots of hiking and fun activities. 

April: We had snow again, both boys started playing soccer, Caderyn finished out another great swim season, we celebrated Easter and prepared for First Communion.

The Beginning of May: The boys finished soccer, Caderyn had a school play, family came to town, we geared up for First Communion.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

STILL ALIVE

I'm around, I promise. Life has just been busy and there hasn't been time for me to sit down and blog, lately. One of my goals is to blog more this summer.
We are all doing pretty good, we're just busy--also good!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

JANUARY 2017

Our New Year arrived without snow, but it was a bit chilly at times. We've had one good bout of snow since December and that's it. Makes me a little nervous for summer. But the nights have been chilly, so we've put our fireplace to good use. And so has Lucy. She loves settling herself right in front of it.
Caderyn likes settling himself right in front of it too with his giant little boy feet.
 Our January was fairly uneventful- which is good. We stayed close to home and enjoyed being together. 
Gibby loves building Legos now, he makes a frightful mess of everything, but he loves building  and then describing to you what he's built. He goes over every little individual piece and what it does. Sometimes my eyes glaze over, but for the most part I get what he's telling me.
More Lucy.
More Lego building.
 We ventured out and took the boys ice skating for the first time. Caderyn enjoyed it, Gabriel enjoyed whining.  
Gabriel has really come into his own as the "stubborn child," and its so tiring, but also...look at that face. Look at that adorable face. 

FLASHBACK! And now some pictures that I'd lost, but recently rediscovered from my parents' trip here in October.

And now, back to Lucy.

And now back to ice skating. We've gone a couple more times this year.   
Sometime in November we noticed Lucy was limping and her paw looked funny. We took many trips to the vet with no luck until finally I sought out another vet for a second opinion and discovered she has a torn wrist ligament. Apart from surgery, the only thing we can go is wrap it. They tried casting it, but with her stumpy legs and stubborn nature, it didn't last long. So we purchased her a brace. She wears that and it helps.
 And Gibby, oh Gibby. Day in and day out, all we hear is "When will it be my first day of school?" "When will it be my birthday?" We hear it at least five times a day. Cute little stinker.
 And back to Lucy.
 And let's not forget Caderyn.
 And back to ole' peg leg.
 We fell back into our swim schedule. Caderyn had a great January-March in swimming. He got moved up a level with his swim club--more on that later. It's been a really great year with swimming because we've been doing it for over a year now, and we have now made some good friends that help make the long morning and days of the meet pass quickly.
 And now one more of ole' peg.