Showing posts with label time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label time. Show all posts

Monday, August 26, 2013


I've been m-i-a for a long time. It's been a crazy summer and now that school's started (and now out again for the horse show), I'm trying to get back on a routine. But, like most things, as soon as you get on a routine, life happens.

And so I'm spending our 18th anniversary alone...well, I have punk #1 to keep me company as punk #2 flew the coop and went to visit family for the week. Unfortunately punk #1 has to work on/off all week. We had a friend lose his dad over the weekend so honey drove to Kansas, hence the reason I am alone on our anniversary.'s ok. We have spent a lot of time together in the last few weeks...time I wouldn't trade for anything! (Sorry, crappy cellphone pictures...I just won't take my good camera. Any camera is better than no camera though!)

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The boys bought their own kayaks this summer...of course we had to be the first to try them out!

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One day we took the youngest for a few hours...he floated ahead...I love how inquisitive he is!


After spending 3 hours on the river, punk #1 got off work and wanted to go. I am really not a river person. Have never really liked it with all the unknown creepies under the water...but...I really love being in the kayaks. I think it's the enclosed "protection" I feel...I'm not sure. As long as I can avoid tipping over in a deep section, I should be good. Taking child #1 as it was getting close to dark, was kinda pushing it. But we made it and I was fine. (And I now know I can do 5 1/2 hours on the river if I have to! ;) I love the time we can spend together. It's something I'll (and they'll) never forget.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Time management

I really need to find more time in the day! Apparently my time-management skills stink! Working 2 jobs (part-time) away from home when I'm just used to working my normal stay-at-home job(s) is exhausting! One of these days I'll even finish editing our Disney pictures from the end of March! On top of that, we'll be moving in a month, so things will get even crazier! BUT, we will be MUCH happier and I'll have a huge yard with lots of photo spots! In the meantime, I'll continue to be a photo slacker. We have had some pretty amazing sunsets!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day!

We celebrated yesterday...well, we celebrated all weekend. Starting Saturday morning with a local Hero's breakfast, followed by the parade Saturday night. The kids volunteered with me as part of Habitat to serve during the breakfast. Afterwards, we had to stop at the store for dog/cat food. Going in, there was a Veteran handing out poppies and he gave us 3. I don't typically carry cash, but happened to have some that day. Coming out of the store, we stopped and asked him if he took donations. He said always, so I gave him the cash I had. He also noticed our Habitat shirts and it turns out he was also at the Hero's breakfast. Walking away, Hunter told me he gave him his money too. I told him I was very proud of him for giving him his quarters...because he had shown me his Wisconsin quarter earlier in the day. He said "No, I gave him my dollar." They make me so proud.

The whole weekend was beautiful and daddy made plans to take his boys down the river after church. I think we need to start passing out tissues as everyone enters church from now on, because there wasn't a dry eye in that place by the time we left. We are so blessed to be a part of it. We were also blessed to hug each and every Veteran before leaving. It was awesome.

After packing their lunch, we set off. We dropped the kids and the boat and drove over to the pullout spot to leave the truck. All of an 8 minute drive, takes 3 hours on a boat. That still amazes me. Unfortunately, I had left my SD card in the computer, so all I have is a yucky cellphone picture. (Even though I have extras, I am buying more to keep several in my bag/purse while they are super cheap on black Friday!) But boy, what a great picture. One I will treasure along with daddy. I'm so glad they had such a wonderful day!

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From the bridge as I was leaving. I was also given "orders" from a child to go get the ingredients of daddy's favorite that was my mission as they embarked on their mission! :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day!

Mother's Day always seems to come and go without a lot of fanfair around here. This year it snuck up on me after having been gone the week before. Wednesday afternoon, it dawned on me that it was this coming Sunday...not a lot of time to do much. But I was asked on Thursday what I wanted for Mother's day. "Nothing" was my response. I'd rather not spend the money when I've got everything I need. Then it dawned on me, after the last week, I did want something...$20 in gas. His look was priceless. I wanted T.I.M.E. for Mother's Day. Family time.

Here is our pictures.

Our first hill...11:47am

Coming up on our first waterfall... .3 miles far so good!

The trail to Suter Falls...Thomas and one
of the boys are already headed over...almost
in the middle of the picture. It really gives
you great perspective on size. (You can
click on any picture to enlarge it.)

I think the bridge was someone's ladder, pieced together!

Suter Falls

Such a cutie...

Suter Falls...other side of the bridge

Questions, questions, questions...

Rocks and boulders galore!
Not just a flat path!

We came upon several caves...time to investigate!

Someone had made a fire pit inside. Not sure
that's allowed anywhere other than the
primitive camping sites.

Horsepound Falls 2.5 miles in...and we've
got to turn around and head back!

He's always looking for critters!

We made it back out 5 hours later...tired, sore and out of water!
Hunter asked if he could fill up his water bottle in the creek...
I said no, it would make you really sick...he said...
"It would sooo be worth it!"  :)
Still .3 miles to go...ughhh...
last picture @ 3:47pm out of park at 4:50pm!

It's a really good thing that we went on Saturday, because when Sunday rolled around, we were too tired/sore to do anything! I really hate that some of the pictures were kind of dark, but it was so bright out that it's really hard to take "good" pictures. I did salvage some of them via Photoshop at least, but we will mark this set of falls off our 617 TN waterfalls list. We DON'T need to go back! :)  On a side note, the map said this trail was "moderately difficult"...I really think they need to take "moderately" out of that statement!!

What a beautiful weekend we were blessed with!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010


No time to post yesterday or today...why is it
so hard to take time to smell the flowers?