Friday, October 26, 2012

linked 52: memories

Have I missed enough "linked"s?  I've been busy and preoccupied and I'm trying to get back on track.  :)

Memories. . . . so many great ones.  It's hard to pick just one.  I decided to go with one from my childhood.  I might have to blog again to share some other great memories.  :) 

My cousin Jenn (the one I visit in Chicago) and I used to spend the summer at our grandma's house.  So many great memories -- playing restaurant in the basement, "skating" on fabric scraps, the swimming pool, foot long hot dogs at the drive in, Little House on the Prairie skits, forts, fireworks in the alley, plucking chickens (yep, you read that right), going to the store for pickles, and sliding down grandma's stairs.

Those are some of the best memories from my childhood.  The best memories I have are just from hanging out with the people I love.  ♥

Check out these ladies and see what they have to say about their memories:  Stacey, Heather, Jenn, Jessica, Kristin, Janet, Amanda, Tracy, Rhonda, Lena, Heather, Heidi, Liza, Jean, Kristi, and Hanne

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Joe turns 7!

I've been a little absent with the blogging lately but wanted to make sure that I hopped on to document the anniversary of my oldest child's birth.  Yep, Joe turned 7 today!

I can't believe that it's been seven years already.  It was a long labor and I never thought I'd be done.  But after about 28 hours in the hospital, I was rewarded with this guy.  Totally worth it.

Wednesdays are Joe's day to spend with dad so we did a little celebration before work / school this morning.  He'll be having a party on Sunday and then the two of us have a little one on one time to celebrate more.  :)

I usually make chocolate chip pancakes for the kids' birthdays but didn't think I could manage that and still make it to work by 7.  I also forgot to buy muffins and had to use what we had in the house.  Don't judge.  :)

He even got to open a few gifts including one handpicked and wrapped by/from his brother.  (It was a pack of Pokemon cards in case you were wondering.)

Can't wait to celebrate with him more.  I leave you with the photo that I put on facebook.  One of my favorite pics of when he was little (3 months) and then one taken about a month ago.  Time really does go quickly.  *sigh*