Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day out with Geof...and June.

I'm sure the pics of my tree in the front yard are getting old..but I'm so in love! Every day the flowers open up more and we're all in awe.

June and I accompanied Geof. on a job he had near downtown because some days (most days) the thought of my daily tasks are just too daunting and I have to get away for a bit...or a week. Whatever's offered.

Junie almost immediately fell asleep. I love this pic..she's still got a little pudge and baby lips.

After Geof.'s job we went up to the historical Church Hill neighborhood. If we didn't have kids, we'd live here. Many of the homes are being restored and are absolutely beautiful!

It didn't take June long to wake up and enjoy the walk. Some guy had two HUGE geese in his yard. "Pets" he called 'em. They were LOUD. Don't know how fond his neighbors are of those geese. ;)

This little tiny "fairy village" (only name I could think of) was set up right at the corner of two streets. And it looked like it'd been there for quite a while..June was very intrigued.

Geof. could live in Richmond forever. He told me today that while we were living in WA he would dream of coming back to Richmond. I too, really enjoy Richmond and its history and beauty..but I miss the mountains..and the air..and west coast mentality..and family.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Dayne is 7 in a little over a month. She's really become a good reader. Still prefers making up stories to actual reading, but I appreciate her imagination. She gets along mostly with Cole and June-still trying to figure out how to be "friends" with Cole..but that will come, I believe. As much as they fight, I can see that they still REALLY love each other and want to protect one another.

Most mornings Dayne wants to pick out her outfit and do her own hair. She fights me on this..and once in a while she wins. I
should let her win everyday..

I'm completely obsessed with how pretty things are outside my window right now. This is what our yard looked like the first time we saw this home last Spring. I've been looking forward to this view from my front window since we moved in.

A foggy morning..

Dayne and Cole eating their after school snack on the kitchen floor while watching tv..
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Thursday, March 15, 2012


Geof.'s turning 32 on Saturday and I'm having fun with my camera..

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Things that made me happy today

Seeing these pretty flowers on my dining room table amidst the two day mess of dishes, art supplies, and homework.

Perfect little mugs from Goodwill. Very Darla.

My friend gave me this plant clipping (not sure of the name) after I killed all mine (sad day) leaving them outside all night. Apparently 70 degree days are okay for house plants to be outside but 40 degree nights are NOT. Said friend told me to stick these in some water until they start to root and then to plant them. Good to know! :)

Dayne and June getting ready to say family prayers. Happy making for me. The sheets stripped from the bed from yet another bed wetting by June?? Not good. Does that not ALWAYS happen right after you finally finish all your laundry and put it away?

Dayne showing me the picture she drew of herself and Jesus. Such a sweet girl. Always wanting to please others and feel love. I mean, look at her shirt! She really DOES love you!

Dayne's lying (or laying?)next to her favorite person: Daddy. Thank goodness for sweet daddy.

Junie struggling to sit still and listen during scriptures and our nightly reading of Judy Moody. Not her favorite thing to do, but she's pretty good at complying to the needs and wants of others. Good girl.

Dayne and June cleaning the church tonight after our blue and gold banquet and cake auction.

Watching Cole play soccer in our front yard. I love our front yard (even if it's mostly weeds). Cole just had his first game of the season and wow, does that kid know how to play soccer! He's awesome! Now if only we can get him to enjoy school as much as soccer. ;{ Within the last year he really has improved with dribbling, passing, shooting ,etc. We're very proud of him.

Posted by PicasaI got these plates at Goodwill yesterday for $10! The flowered plates match my muggs! Well, maybe not, but I like to think they do. They're in great shape-both sets!

What made you happy today?