Friday, May 18, 2018

Wrapping up the's all I seem to be doing these days.a fish.a song.

Wednesday felt a lot like summer.
We went up to the lake for the afternoon.

For Mother's Day and Father's Day...Alex gave us tickets to see Beta Radio.
Jeff has been listening to them since their first album was released..he's a big fan.

Our boys were with us {along with my little brother and two friends...}
It was a lot of fun. Music was great.

Here's one of my favorite SONGS they sing.
Hmmm...or maybe THIS one if my favorite?

The proudest little fisherman ever!!!
He was SO cute and excited when he caught it.
One of my favorite mom moments for sure. you follow us at Savino's Brick Oven?
If really should.

...and if you're not busy tomorrow... need to visit the Kenosha Harbor Market in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
We'll make you a pizza!

Happy Weekend.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Wrapping up the week...It once was lost.Mint Tea.Being Tricked...and a song, of course.

I don't think there is a mother in the world that doesn't receive a dandelion...
or two or five hundred each spring.

..and even though I've been given so many from each of my six throughout the years..
...I still love it!  ..because they think of ME!
...when their little eyes see it growing on the ground..
..when their tiny, pudgy fingers pick it and when they hand it over with their heart.
Moms {or anyone given a dandelion for that matter} appreciate it!

...even if you itch and sneeze! {just sayin}

...back last fall..I lost my engagement ring. I know, I know...sigh.
I looked EVERYWHERE!!! I used to keep it on this little ring holder by my sink.
It was a Precious Moments ring holder/dish thing.
{I put the link in for all of you under the age of twenty-nine who are asking..
What is a Precious Moment? Can I find it on Instagram? Is it a new Snapchat filter?}

Perhaps I should link snapchat for those born before ??? .Nineteen Seventy..kidding!
From now on I will only be making fun of the youth..since I'm, well..Nevermind!

Anyway, back to my ring.
Jeff told me I should move it off of the little dish...
"One day it's going to fall down the drain.." he said.
For 20 years it hasn't fallen..but, hmm, maybe he's right?
So I moved it. I put it into this little pitcher thing I keep on my dresser...
...and that is when it went MIA.

It was no where to be found...for months!
I told Jeff I would act surprised if a Tiffany and Co. box showed up in the mail...
....but one never came. Whatever. Friday afternoon I decided to do a little jewelry purge.
I asked Sophia if she wanted anything out of the pile of jewelry I was getting rid of
before I tossed it all.

GUESS WHAT she found in the pile?!?!? That was GOING INTO THE GARBAGE!!!
Yes! My ring!!! I almost threw it away. Gone. Forever.
How it made it's way into that pile of old jewelry..I have no idea.
To say I was thankful to my daughter is an understatement!

School outside.Walks on the bike path.
Filling empty flower pots.Shorts and sandals and sunshine...
...and then a rainy forty five degree day!
{...that would be today..and tomorrow}

Spring can toss some mean tricks our way..this cold snap is one of them. is turning everything green though..that's nice.

So you should get yourself a little mint plant.
Chocolate mint if possible.
It will grow like crazy and come back year after year
in abundance! keep it in a pot if you want it contained.

Brew a pot of black tea...and toss in a few sprigs of mint!
It is perfection!!! ..especially on a day that you are in your garden.

Let's go back in time for the Precious Moment people
with a little peaceful song.

HaPpy Weekend.
HaPpy Mother's Day.
HaPpy it's Friday and my husband will be home!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Finally! ...and another reason I love that we homeschool.

Sunny.Seventy-five degrees.

The wind was a little ridiculous...but it is spring,
so it's to be expected.

The beach had us wanting summer...bad.
Soon enough.

Days like this are one of the many, many, MANY reasons I love homeschooling.
We can pick up and go on an adventure whenever we want.
School will be there when we get back home...or we can double up the next day!
Whatever we wish to do. I love the freedom we have.

The older my kids are getting, the more I realize
how important it is to spend time with them..enjoy their company...
work on relationships...because things will be changing around here
in the next few years...and I know I will want what I have now..back.

{..or maybe Jeff and I will be having such an amazing time traveling
and enjoying a quiet, clean house...we won't even miss them..joking.
I think. {wink}}

These guys...they're hilarious. and so much fun.

These two love being together.... #cousins.

Such a good uncle!

How are my girls soooo big?!? {Waaaaahhhhhh}

Tyler wasn't with us...but his girlfriend was.
We love Cyndie!

My sister and dear sister in law were also at the beach with us.
I have a picture of us all..but it was quite windy and well...vanity won.
Sooooo....yeah. You're not going to see it. Ha!

Stole this picture from my sister...I love her little "Beach Box"...
...and the two little cuties in the background.

Happy Spring Days!