Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rink Kids

We spend a lot of the time at the Rink. Last night I took two really bad pictures of my two blessings that pretty much summed up their personalities...Hannah, the Helper, running the clock and entertaining the little people...Matthew, the Social Butterfly. Poor Quality Pictures but a a very succinct description of their personalities. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Bit Late

School mornings I drive the kids to school and then go workout... I was a wee bit late today so I decided to go walk to make up for missing part of class. My old neighborhood is still my favorite place to walk. My current neighborhood has walking trails and ponds but the geese own them...they hiss and the droppings are hideous...walks turn into very long games of hopscotch. Today was a delightful morning, cloudy, a cool breeze, and some ducklings. No geese.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Busy Weekend

Another hockey filled weekend. The kids both played hockey on Saturday. Hannah played with the Travel boys and she fit right in! She even scored a goal. We had a fun cookout with the other families before the rain (Huge Storm) hit. (The Rink is next to the Tennesse River, you can see in the background of top picture)  Sunday morning was hockey in Nashville, a belated Mother's Day Lunch at Maggiano's and we finished with the kids getting paid to be score keepers for the Senior Open League...Hannah drove home.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mother's Day

I had a really nice Mother's Day. Greg grilled and surprised me with flowers. Lauren baked me a lemon cake...Yum. Matthew had hockey practice. I served the 11:30 Service at Church and we all came together for the 4:30 Worship Service. What more could a mom want?

Monday, May 15, 2017


Today? I am a slave driver. The kids are out of school since a "Weather day" was not used. I am making them weed in the garden. The weeds are atrocious and I can't keep up. I believe I have lost my love for garden here in the South. I know Southerners are famous for their gardens but they grew up in heat and humidity and clay soil. I did not. I grew up in dry California where the weather is dry and whispers to you to come outside and dig in the dirt, to weed, to plant, to enjoy...not here. Fire ants, mosquitoes, humidity, terrible soil, steroid like weeds all incite me to flee inside and read a book with a glass of Front Porch Tea. So...I am making my children do what I don't want to's only fair for all the time I sit in a very cold rink so they can do the thing they It's only right, right?

Girl forgot her shoes...she really looks a redneck, perfect

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

My sweet daughter posted some pictures of us over the years...seems like ages ago...seems like yesterday.

Seems like my blog has a mind of its own...they're not in order...Think of it as a puzzle and you most put them in chronological order...bonus points if you can figure out what state they were taken in.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Yesterday was Matthew's last launch for the Rocket Team...the whole family went to support our Rocketeer. Hannah was a little distracted by the wildflowers at first but soon was in the midst of all things rocket related including retrieving the launched rockets (it was pretty windy so there was some serious retrieval distance involved, one rocket was never recovered).

So...if Hannah's love for science doesn't work out...she can switch to engineering...I think she inherited that part of the brain from Greg, definitely not me. I would not have switched to launch rockets like Hannah, I would have been still picking the flowers...