Sunday, July 29, 2012

::county fair - before and after::

Here we are at Emma's second year of 4H.
First year showing goats.

And here are the shorties now.

The passage of time is sweet and sour. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

::do you know where Max is?::

This is something I ask Josh at least four times a day -

Where is Max?  Most of the time he reappears.  Sometimes he doesn't.  

This is where I found him last time.  

Under his bed watching the portable DVD player.  

ps- New to me little baby Mac mini is sitting on my desk.  So nice to be back to blogging.   I missed it. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

::computer dead::

Oh me oh my - things are crazy here.  My computer and phone died with in one week of each other.  We got a computer to borrow from a kind brother inlaw, but I can't get my pictures on it.  Its all very boring but the deal is that I am on temporary blog vacation for just a bit.  Next week we should get our new computer and get things rolling again.
Here is a quick update -

Quinn is big and delish.  Starting on solid foods.
Fair is this week week.  Watch for updates and hopefully lots of blue ribbons:)
Lily will be turning in two really cute mini 4H projects.  I can't wait to show you the bird house that she made out of peanut butter jar.
I just got Emma a new camera strap off Etsy because I wanted it for myself.
Max is extra curly and joyful and destructive and finally fully potty trained.  Praise the lord.
Josh is hot and sweet and loving and loved.
I am overwhelmed.  Lots of stressors recently.  But I really think it is all working out for the best.  More to come on that soon.

Man, do I miss blogging.  Its going to take a month to get everything we have done recently blogged.  :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

::black family 2012::

Oh, my little Black family.  
I just love them.  
The big guy has gotten so big and adding the new little man to mix is such fun.  
Having regulars whose pictures I take year after year is becoming one of my favorite things about taking images. 
I get to watch belly's grow and little guys get big...
Love it. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

::school board::

Can it seriously be July already?  I hate hearing the summer vacation clock ticking away.  I wish these kids could stay home with me forever.  But that a magical fairy would come home school them, because that is not a job for me.  I just want to have them around like summer but not teach them.  Which is one of the reasons I am beginning to look into running for the school board.  I figure that between Emma and Quinn be are looking at 21 total years dealing with the same elementary school.  21 years.  Lets say that one more time.  21 years.  21 21 21.  When I first saw that number I thought that could not be possible, but wrap your mind around this fact.  Emma started Kindergarten in 2002 and Quinn will leave the elementary school after six grade in 2023.  It's true.  21 years.  So don't you think it makes sense for me to be involved in this place?  The PTA is very important and extremely helpful but I get most interested in things like laptops for all students and text books being on those laptops (a nearby school does it and it works well), uniforms till at least six grade if not for all of school, and year round school which is also working well at other schools.  Selfishly I love year round school so I can have breaks with the kids all year round but it has lots of other merits.  This is not my soap box day, but you get the idea.  

Now I need some advice.  What has been your experience with school boards?  Good bad and ugly.  Has any one been on a school board before?  This is not something I am going to rush into, but I have a great deal of interest in this. 


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