Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Destin with Family

We took of on a spontaneous trip to visit some family we love dearly....Tom, Colette, Stephanie and Wes. They were celebrating Tom and Colette's 27th wedding anniversary and Steph and Wes's first. Chuck had the honor of performing their wedding ceremony last August. The kids swam and played on the beach. I wished I had a picture of the sea slug Tolar found.

Back to School

We are starting week 4 of our 3rd year of homeschooling. Trace is in 2nd grade this year. Tolar is almost halfway through with 4th grade.....yes, and it's week 4, so we will be moving on up to 5th grade in the next month. That child scares me. He's smarter than his mother:) No comments on that, please. We have gotten off to great start and I am so thankful. Homeschooling has it's challenges, but overall I am greatly blessed to have this privilage. I do want to run away somedays. Don't we all. But even if I did, I am sure I would not be gone for long. These days are treasures. These boys will be grown too soon and I will have LOTS of good memories of our times together. Let's just hope I still have a mind to remember all these memories....because often I feel like I have lost mine. Maybe I have :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Trace's 7th Birthday

Trace turned 7 years old Monday. We spent the day doing whatever he wanted to do. Most of it was spent playing MarioKart on wii. We did have lunch with Chuck and Maz at Pizza Hut. In the afternoon Maz and us went to visit Papa James and Cindy. Later in the day I picked up Coleman, David and Devan to come over for dinner. We then headed to Adventureland for fun and games. Thankfully, Grant and Chellse showed up to help keep track of all the boys.It was one of the best birthdays ever. I so enjoyed spending time with my new 7 year old.

Trace's Quote for the Day

Trace explaining things to Turner: "Turner, first Tolar came out of Mommy's tummy. Then I came out of Mommy's tummy and then You came out of Mommy's tummy. And Daddy was there, so that make him our Daddy."