Thursday, June 9, 2016

Life Lately

I have learned something about myself in the last couple of weeks.  I simply can not blog if I am crazy busy.  It just isn't going to happen.  A lot has been going on, and I would love to post pictures and share through out the week, but when I'm running around and my house isn't staying picked up, I have a hard time justifying the need to sit down and blog.  So, if you've noticed the silence, I'm sorry!  I'm hoping the worst of the busy is over and that I'll have a bit more time to spend here.

I decided to throw everything we've been up to, into one post, and then I'll be caught back up.  If you could care less, skip over and come back tomorrow.  ;)

My friend Sunny and I, try and make a trip into Missoula every couple of weeks.  This trip, we needed to get a few last minute things for our camping trip over Memorial Day weekend.  Our trips in are always fast and furious.  We leave right after we get the kids to school and then we are usually hurrying to get back home in time for dinner.

While we were in there, we had t-shirts made for Melissa's birthday.  Melissa wouldn't commit to doing anything for her 40th birthday, and since we don't take no for an answer, we showed up the next day with the t-shirts, sombrero's and and margaritas to her nail appointment and surprised her.
Her shirt said, "Nobody puts crazy in the corner."  Ours said, "Crazy's friend."  It's our own little personal joke, but we've decided we can always just rotate the shirts if one of us is being a little more crazy than normal. 

Memorial Day camping trip...
If you are the first one up at camp, you make the fire and the coffee.  I actually love it, because it means you get to enjoy the quiet, all to yourself.  At this point my brother in law was up and had added wood to the fire, which I was thankful for.  I don't split wood, so I just use what's available.

Camping was a lot of fun, and we had the best food. 

  We don't skimp on food, just because we are camping.  You can eat a hot dog if you want to, but we definitely had better options this trip.  Fajitas on the grill for dinner, with a side of Spanish rice.  Yum.  I had to take a picture, because it just looked so pretty!

Speaking of pretty... we walked a mile up to our family's cabin, and this is the view standing by the porch.  This view never gets old, and it's one of my absolute favorite places to go.

I spent one evening with some of the Moms of the 8th grade class, getting the gym set up for graduation. 

Each kid had a poster hung on the back wall.  Definitely a trip down memory lane.  Gracie's nickname came from her team this past year during volleyball, and it's one she's very proud of.  :)

On the day of Gracie's graduation, Emma also had a class play.  Thankfully, they were at separate times.  I tried to sneak a picture of her as they were getting ready.  My kids don't love having me take their picture, so I have to be sneaky and quick to get anything.  You can see she doesn't look to impressed.  Haha!

Then we were off to Gracie's graduation.
Dan and I are so proud of this girl, and how hard she works.

I love this picture of my girls and I, along with my sister and niece, who also graduated from 8th grade.  I couldn't be more thankful for my family!

In other news, Summer may not be officially here on the calendar, but in our house it is.
 Coffee on the front porch.
 Kids at home to help clean.
 Fruit salads,
 Iced teas, and fresh salsa,
 Horseback riding,

 Trips to the green house,

And quiet time reading in the backyard.
My favorite time of year!

I hope you're all having a great week!  The weekend is almost here.


  1. You have been busy! You should post your salsa recipe. It looks awesome!
    I love that you guys have all that wide open land to ride on.

  2. Oh my gosh Jenny, can I please just jump into your life?! You are such a sweet friend...I love the t-shirts! And can I just say? You are beautiful! Inside and out! And I hear ya...I've been even more blog silent because I just can't find the time to write a post and a can't post almost every picture I take because they're of our foster kiddos.