Where Has February Gone????

 February 23rd, already????  Where has the month gone???  I hardly get time to blog anymore beyond my menu.  That really is too bad since I love blogging and it is the closest I think I will ever come to scrapbooking or journaling. 

The first week of February brought Tommy’s Animal Wax Museum at school.  It was very cute!!   All the kids looked great.   What a wonderful school and teacher Tommy has this year.


monkey boy

What a happy monkey my boy he was!!!!

Our taxes are done and we have received our state and federal returns already.   The money has all been earmarked for upcoming expenses.   We paid our car insurance in full so we could get our discount, saved some money for Christmas, and paid on our loans.  I had hoped to have money left to buy a new dresser for Tommy, but will have to save up for that.   I spent one Saturday getting all the paper in our home under control.   I shredded everything in the file cabinet and got folders set for the new year. 

We decided we will be having a garage sale in June.  It is time to get rid of much of what is in our garage and things.   Maybe next winter we will park in our garage???  I started by working on Tommy’s room for one day so far.  I removed 1 garbage bag of junk and 2 bins of books.   I donated one bin to Tommy’s school and will sell the rest in the garage sale.   There is still a long ways to go in his room.

photo470 As a family we filled bags of food to go to Haiti through the agency Feed My Starving Children.  This organization is a local and provides food to 6 countries.   It was alot of fun.  Tommy, Josh, Amy, Hubby and I all went and donated our time to this worthy cause with other families from Tommy’s school.

And to end my month on a high note (sarcasm), after coming home from taking Tommy to the eye Doctor to get his new glasses, I fell on the ice.   I hit my head,  earned a trip to the ER and now am home recovering from a concussion.   So nothing like having the month go out with a bang!!   So I am home nursing a headache and very sore body for a few days.  I am so very happy that I did not break a hip or anything considering my history of osteoporosis.   That is a blessing…

This coming weekend I hope to be feeling well enough to get groceries for the month and work at Church on Sunday for Magnuson Sunday.  

I hope you are all having a wonderful month…………………


Animal Wax Museum

Tommy’s 2nd grade class put on a wonderful wax museum the other day.  It was a great idea.  His teacher this year is very creative!  We just love her!

The first video is Tommy practicing his Monkey report in his costume.   I have had fun making the different costumes he has needed this year for class.  It has been years since I have pulled out my sewing machine, to do anything more than mend. 


2nd Grade Class Singing – The Lion Sleeps Tonight!

I am heading to bed early tonight!!   have a great night, my friends!!

Good Night!

First Day of School…………………..

 We are up and ready for school ahead of schedule.  I hope that is a good omen for our year.  I woke up and made monkey bread for breakfast.   I used the wrong kind of pan and made a mess all over the oven…oopsy!!  But it was still a tasty breakfast treat for the 1st day of school. 

Tommy’s First Day of 2nd Grade




We are off to 2nd Grade.  Here is to a great school year!



Wishing you a Happy First Day of School!

Our Weekend…..

   Hello everyone….I sure miss posting on xanga, but life keeps getting away from me.  It easier to just quickly log into facebook and do a quick status than a real blog post!   But I have some pictures from this weekend so I thought I should do a picture blog.

It has been a very busy weekend!   Friday morning started off with getting Erik to church to leave for his Mission Trip to Cortez, Colorado.


Erik, Danny and Tommy before packing up for the Mission Trip.


 I ended up working Friday as I had a placement to complete.  I got back into town around 4:30 and Tommy’s school was lining up for the Manitou Days Parade at 4:50.  ARGH!!  Hubby and Tommy were already downtown WBL waiting for me.  I got to Tommy’s School float just as they were getting ready to leave to line up!



It was great fun participating in the parade.  Hubby and Tommy walked and handed out freezies to the crowd.  I was on the float refilling bags of Freezies for everyone to hand out.  We got home around 9:00 and Kristen came to spend the night with us.   We had a snack before bed and got Tommy and Kristen all settled for the night!

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We headed to church to check out the community garage sale before I needed to work at the garage sale.  Each year there is one lady that is at the sale that has great clothes for Tommy!  Again this year we hit pay dirt at her booth.  I found soccer cleats, a columbia jacket and a bunch of clothes for Tommy.  I spent a totally of 26.00 at her booth. 

Hubby took Kristen and Tommy home and I stayed to man the jumpy thing and hand out freezies for the school at the garage sale.  I was there from about 10:00 until 1:30.  I will say it was hot and time didn’t pass that quickly.  But it was fun.   Once home I made lunch for everyone and then I took a nap.


Tommy and Kristen cooled down this afternoon with the Slip and Slide. 


Hubby,  Josh and my BIL, Steve spent the day working on the window well for the egress window!  It is almost done!



Hubby and Josh learned how to split the bricks!


The egress window well….I think they are doing a great job!


Tommy and Baby enjoying the piles of dirt from digging the window well.


Tommy garage sale purchase, a green exercise peanut!  

As you can see Tommy has been very busy today.   He went to sleep right away tonight!  Well time for me to finish up here and get to bed as I have alot to do tomorrow!!

Hope you are having a great weekend!!!