Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cleveland Zoo

Took the boys up to the Cleveland Zoo
Lunch in the parking lot - our friend, Jinny, knows all the tricks!

All three boys
Pumping water

These were the first inhabitants of this zoo!
The boys rode the road by themselves!
Adam helping hold a boa constrictor!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


I finally got started on the scrapbook for Ray and I!


Finally fixed the corner in the basement!

House for sale I just need someone to buy it!

Swim Lessons

Andrew at swimming lessons. Both boys are seeming to enjoy this much better this time!


Pillow out of an old HS sweatshirt

Pillow out of old UND t-shirts

Andrew needs driving lessons.....

Andrew was at a friend's house and the friend had a battery powered Jeep. Andrew was all excited to drive....but let's say he didn't do so good! There was a lot of crashing involved!


So I mentioned this before, but here are the pictures....about a week and a half ago, we got hit in the parking lot (while parked mind you).  The car is still in being fixed...sounds like we will get it back on Friday, although we've been doing okay since our friends loaned as a car (he's deployed and not using it anyway).

Bike Riding Boys

We bought Adam  a "real" bike last spring, but he's been "afraid" of it, which is more that he doesn't want to do it. We finally got him started on it!


Andrew - ready for soccer

Andrew likes to come downstairs after we put him in bed and will sometimes just sit on the couch until we find it....he couldn't escape sleep this time through!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Really? All this?

So our house is now has been on the market just over a week (I want it to go QUICKLY, please, Jesus!) and that's enough of a stress because this s the one main factor I just do NOT control. I need someone else to WANT to buy it.  And the market here right is doing better, but still it definitely makes you worry!  So definitely a huge stressor!

In addition - because we didn't have enough to do this week - last Friday someone hit our PARKED car in the grocery store parking lot (we do know who, which will help with the insurance) and obviously insurance pays for this.....but it is a huge time drain we so did NOT need.  I talked to the autobody place that has the Traverse.....we might not get it back until the 17th!

Plus, our washing machine - which we JUST replaced in April - is leaking.  And Ray looked, it isn't hoses (which are easy), so he called the manufacturers (less than 90 days, still under warranty) and they coming tomorrow and as long as it isn't the hose, they will fix it for free.  But again, we just did NOT need this right now but I certainly don't want water on my basement floor because while it is NOT from the walls, you don't want any prospective buyer to THINK it is from the walls!  Ugh!

We are also in the last weeks of school - today was Andrew's last day, Adam goes through next Wednesday and so of course we have lots of extra commitments.  And both Ray and I start teaching summer school on Monday.   

I am trying so hard just to trust and go with the flow this summer....this last few days certainly are not helping.....huge extra stressors were not what the calming fairies ordered....

Last Day of Ravenna Preschool!

Today was Andrew's last day of preschool (for this year, he still has next year) and our last day with the Ravenna preschool because we'll be in preschool in the Mat-Su District come fall!  It was sad to say goodbye as we've made good friends there!  We'll see some over the next month or so, but it was bye to all his great teachers!