Tuesday, August 7, 2012

some things with some pictures

I haven't had much to say here on the ol' blog lately so I thought I'd catch you up on some things (some things which I realize now might actually explain my absence...)
So here goes-

::I read the entire Harry Potter series (again) in July. I've lost count of how many times I've read those books, but I still love them every time and still cry most of the way through book 7. I actually read some other books too -they're in that scrolly amazon thing in the right sidebar along with some of the kid's latest favorites.

::We like to go to the beach in the evenings. For some reason the crowds pack up and leave just when it starts to get really pretty. There is always a cool breeze and the lights and colors at sunset are incredible.

::I have a lot of photos to edit from our vacation. OK I have pretty much all of the photos from our vacation still to edit except for the handful already on flickr.
Computers, bleh.
But I know Lisa wants some pictures. So tell you what, Lisa, I promise to send them to you before that baby is born...
lisa & brian

::Shawn and I are on week three of Insanity. It's bananas yo. But I feel great! OK I feel really really sore. But I feel great!

::School prep is in full swing over here. I've cleaned out closets and baskets and boxes and binders, I've ordered books, I've printed maps, I've aged fifty years and installed a wood stove...
school's in
::Ha. Kidding. That's Tristan and his cousin Joey in the one room schoolhouse at Deanna Rose Children's Farm. Our school room definitely looks more dining room, but it's the same idea.

::Classical Conversations starts in two weeks. I'll be tutoring a class of 4-5 year olds. Do you know how fun it is to hear 4-5 year olds chanting Latin declensions and singing about the Heian Empire and easily identifying places like Timbuktu on a map with their tiny little hands? It's really fun. I just hope I can keep up with them.

::We love our church. They grew a garden this summer, bearing literal fruit to benefit the community...

::I've had Josh Garrel's albums on a never-ending cycle of repeat in my car for the past year. Now he is giving away his Love & War B Sides Remix album. It is of course fantastic. Also, watch the trailer for his upcoming film, The Sea In Between, which looks amazing.

::I took the kids out shopping for a slip 'n slide today (because we're all tired of the heat and the indoors and I figured the good ones should be on clearance by now -they aren't.) We brought it home, opened the box, and the thunderstorm began. Of course.
the princess colors

::Kate is officially, finally, completely, potty trained. Then End.


  1. It's fun to see what you've been up to! A couple of things: love the old schoolhouse - it actually looks a lot like the one-room country school I attended through 7th grade. And yea for Kate - does that mean she's pooping in the potty? I'm dreading starting to potty train Amelia, but I know it's around the corner.

    1. yes, Laura, we are finally over the pooping hurdle! the process involved lots of cheap toy prizes and much dancing and celebrating and declaring, "I'm a big girl now!" potty training is such a pain but it is really fun to see them get so excited over their accomplishment in the end:)

  2. I like how summers are so busy but they are busy with fun things like trips to the beach and reading (I'm about to start Harry Potter again, too!) and visits with family. Go Kate! I think we're about to try potty training around here, too.

  3. Good, busy summer stuff! And, yes, the evening is the only time for the beach.

  4. great blog, thanks for the pics :)

  5. Hi Kelli,
    Thank you for giving me an excuse to read Harry Potter again, I've been thinking about it for a awhile now. I've been potty training J, too. We aren't 100% yet, but we're getting there. Thanks for the music suggestions, I've been bored with the Top 40 on the Christian stations.

  6. Catching up on your blog...I used to live 1/2 mile from Deanna Rose growing up! Do you have family there?! Such a small world sometimes! And we share a LOVE for Josh Garrels too, Lars got us hooked last year!

    1. hi Jen! my parents live in Shawnee, so we've visited Deanna Rose a couple of times -the kids love it. (I thought I might have to leave Kenna in the baby goat pen for good last time -that or smuggle a baby goat home:)


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