Saturday, May 22, 2010

It's been a month...really?!

I knew it had been awhile since I posted...but I didn't realize it had been over a month.  Hopefully that will change very very soon!  I have been self-employed for several years now, as well as working anywhere from 24 - 30 hours at another person's company.  Well, this Thursday will be my last day working for someone else...woohoo!  I will be devoting 100% to MY world...my clients, children and home!  The long hours I have been working have had a poor affect on my family.  While they've been very supportive and haven't said much, after awhile it begins to show.  We have always been a tight family...dinner together most every night, hobbies together...just TOGETHER!  The last 2 years especially we've slowly lost all of that together time...well not anymore! 

So while I haven't been blogging...I've thought about blogging..LOL!  Below are pictures and stories to prove it :)  The last month has been very very busy, as the last month of school usually is. This time it's a little different, it's Morgan's last year of high school...as a matter of fact, Friday WAS her last day!  Jonathan has started to express an interest in baking, especially chocolate chip cookies. And thanks to The Recipe Society I now have a great recipe, no more of those flat ones produced with the "recipe on the bag".  He followed the recipe, mixed all the ingredients and baked them...with just a little help from Mom, someone had to taste test them :)  There's just something about fresh homemade cookies in the house that makes it feel like HOME!

Morgan's been so busy, too busy, Senior prom, projects, talent shows, parades, graduation practice...I could keep going...and did I mention she's also been working 3-4 days a week. The greatest hi-light was Mo's talent show, but to save space I'm going to refer you to my Mom's Blog because she did a great write-up on it...I'm sooo bad.  The band marched in the parade to kick off our street fair, Morgan is the field commander with the white bandana on...one more parade to go the she's done...sad :(

And to remind all of us that our house and home will not be neglected, we lost one of our 100 year old maples on the Saturday before Mother's Day.  Morgan learned how to drive the ole' Ford 8N, we spent 4 days turning that beautiful old tree into firewood and a bonfire...sad.

Last, but not least.  The school had it's annual Spring Arts Festival.  This is where the choir sings, the bands play and all the artwork the kids have made is displayed.  Both kids performed, first time on stage in the same night...and last :(  Jonathan made a pencil drawing of Frank's camaro launching off the starting line at QCR...it is amazing...my stick figures don't look that good.  More together time to come...I CAN'T WAIT!!

2 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

My how time is flying! I'm so glad you are going to be able to have more of that "family time" you so love & enjoy!
What an awesome photo of the kids with their instruments ... sorry I had to miss that one!
I look forward to seeing more blog postings now that you're going to have all this extra time on your hands ... YEA, RIGHT!!! LOL!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

By the way ... LOVE your new avatar!!