Thursday, March 31, 2016

Friend or Foe??? I haven't decided yet!

Nothing says friendship like vandalizing decorating a friend's yard. Case and point Christmas 2015.  We came home from a family Christmas party to find our house looking very...shall I say, festive?

Don't Jace and Jenelle look so proud next to their masterpiece?!?
You can't really see all the damage, but Christmas blow ups, crepe paper trees, stars and candy canes lining the driveway and wrapping papered and bowed garage doors....it was magical!  

(poor guy was a mixture of emotions about it) 
First, he wanted to call the police.  
Then, he felt that we should teepee them in retaliation
Last, he wanted take it down immediately because he didn't want people to think I actually decorated that way.

Now, fast forward to Easter 2016.  


Jace decided to sit this one out so Jenelle found reinforcements in Dana and Nikki.  

Thanks for the laugh guys, but you know what they say about paybacks...
-Audra






Monday, March 28, 2016

The Garden Life


The latest Bachelor season is over and we have some time before the next Bachelorette starts so we have to have some excuse to get together on Monday nights.  Indoor herb gardening was on the agenda this week!   


So that one is pretty big...pretty sure it's going to find it's home outside.  Mojitos anyone??


The selection was pretty sparse.  I think it's a bit early in the season but we were able to find a few good cilantro, mint and basil plants.  We had to go with seeds for oregano and chives.  


I can't wait to start cooking with our fresh herbs.  I'll be sure to share the recipes!!  

It's that time

The time has come.  Two baseball practice schedules in hand.  Jotting down activities and camp schedules in the calendar.  Trying to schedule family vacations.    This time of year hits me like a ton of bricks and I often think to myself...how do families with 3, 4, or more kids manage?  How do they work full time jobs, get their kids where they need to be, feed them and still find time to breathe all while having their own life and schedule?  

Here's to all you parents out there:

doing extra loads of laundry to keep up with practice uniforms.

coaching each of your children's teams and giving them your all.

spending more time at the ball field than you do in your own home.

getting home from practice past your kids bed time...then having to do homework...then bath time.

juggling busy work schedules AND activity schedules.

missing one kid's game to be at another because how can you possibly be at two places at one time?? 

eating burgers and hotdogs multiple nights a week.  (consider yourself lucky if your local ball field sells grilled chicken sandwiches!!)

treading water just to keep your head afloat.


I feel your pain...stay strong!  
-Audra










 
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