Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Photo Dump–December


Jesse tree fun:

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Reading by the Christmas tree:

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Follow up with the ENT and given a clean bill of health:

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My sister went to Disney World and I had the pleasure of having Gracie hang out with us for a few days:

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Uncle Tim and Grace got a lot of night time snuggles in:

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One of them was thrilled.. the other was petrified:

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Cousin playtime:

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More Gracie snuggles for Uncle Tim:

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Gross tic I pulled off of Yoshi *gags*:

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Getting comfy at the library:

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Candle light service we went too.. Sammy got to hold a candle and sing the carols as well:

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This is the first picture I took and didn’t post to social media.. LOL:

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We had a blast at an ugly sweater party:

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Some building fun at the children’s museum:

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Sammy’s public service announcement:

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My wrapping station on top of our bed:

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Our bible study group’s Christmas party (it was partially an ugly sweater party):

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Christmas light drive:

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Our lights this year:

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Marble run fun:

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Running presentation at church is quite tiring:

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Lots of star wars battles have been happening at our house:

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Sammy is having some dental crowding and we had our first appointment at the orthodontist.  We now have a nice game plan for his mouth:

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This adorable guy made it all the way to midnight:

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Thanksgiving in Pictures


Sending Tim off to work at 5:30 am:

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We got a ton of wet heavy snow and there were a lot of people with out power.. Sammy was still recovering from surgery so he was limited in his snow activities…. but he did have fun playing:


Cousin game time:


Auntie Reatha lovin:


Auntie Rachel couldn’t miss out on the fun:


Or Uncle Dave:


Tim made it just in time for dinner after working 12 hours (poor guy):


Sammy’s attempt at a selfie with the DSLR:


Cousin time is the best.. the two bigs are wild and crazy so when they settle down for a picture you can’t miss the opportunity:


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Show Me… Your Bookshelves

A few of my blogging friends are doing a show me series.  This week we are showing you are bookshelves.  I had grand plans of getting them straightened up before I posted this.  However, the flu has hit our house (only Sammy has it so far) so I am keeping it real this morning and this is what my bookshelves looked like this morning!! 
In my master bedroom closet I have a bookshelf full of extra curriculum.  My mother-in-law gave us a bunch of curriculum and then I have bought stuff at the used curriculum sale that I haven’t put into use yet.  I store all of that on this bookshelf.  The books are organized basically by when they will be used next. 
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Then in our master bedroom we have two HUGE bookshelves.  On those we store our season books (top part of the below picture.. minus our Christmas collection that gets stored with the Christmas decorations), classics, older kid chapter books, and our personal reading books:
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Then in our homeschool room (that I will eventually share pictures of) I have several bookshelves.  This is the one with our read aloud books for the year and the curriculum we are using.  It was better organized but Sammy pulls stuff off of these shelves himself and things don’t always get put away properly.  In the blue baskets hold parts of our math curriculum (all of the manipulates) and the other one holds all of our science curriculum resources (x-rays, lady bug land, etc.):
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Another bookshelf in that room holds a bunch of non-fiction resources that we use as reference or just to learn more about something (on the top two shelves) and the next shelf holds some picture books, easy readers, and school supplies.  The bottom shelf (not pictured) is full of easy readers.  As Sammy reads them and they become to easy I pull them out to sell them.  This is where he goes to get some alone reading material. 
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You can check out other bookshelves at Becoming a Modern Proverbs 31 Woman

Monday, January 12, 2015

Photo Dump November


Poor Sammy had a horrible eczema flair up:

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Sammy’s DS had an unfortunate incident.. Tim tried to fix it with out any luck:

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Sammy’s selfie:

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Lego and snap block creations proudly displayed:

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Tim running sound for the Grammy nominated Rhett Walker Band was certainly a highlight for Tim:

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(partially) Naked pasta night (for Sammy only)

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Game night (sequence jr.):

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On the back of a old fire truck:

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Quite time explosion:

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Wild guy:

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Sammy’s favorite treat (a smoothie at Costco):

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We went to help Tim’s brother move and Sammy was still recovering from surgery.. so this is how he helped:

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We decorated our Christmas tree early this year since Sammy was still recovering and it was fun to do it at such a relaxing pace:

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Christmas tree puppy snuggles:

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We had a HUGE wet snow and Tim had to work on Thanksgiving day.  I got up with him to go to work REALLY EARLY:

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Tim and Sammy doing a science experiment on air temperature:

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