This is my Photo for Photo Monday the picture looks a bit tattered hahaha yes it’s the original games very happily well used . My husband and I use to play Yahtzee all the time before we had kid’s and when they would finally settle down for the night when they where little . Now Uno we played a lot with kids they loved it .Actually my Son still enjoys it he plays it when his friends come over and their sick of being on their phones which I love ! . Friday night it was just my Son and I home which was a rare occurrence hahaha well for about an hr or so and we played Uno it was a nice moment. this is what I treasure and hold in my heart moments like this, just spontaneous . Then over the brutally cold weekend my husband and I played Yahtzee for the first time in yrs so that was another moment and now with the big 2017 Blizzard coming our way tomorrow morning my husband is home and my Daughter should be maybe I can gt her to play. My Son of course will be going to friends tonight since school is cancelled already and sleepover and be snowed in with some friends ….teenagers . I must say these games just get so neglected this day in time with all the technology that has taken over, it’s nice to be unplugged for awhile and enjoy what we grew up on . I am so happy my kids where born in the time board games where the in thing so they still can enjoy them. One of the other board games that we enjoyed was scrabble . Need to play that some time . Well enjoy my picture and if you have a favorite game let me know send me a comment back would love to know.
Today was our first snow day of the school year. We spent it decorating our beautiful Christmas Tree my Son picked out from the tree farm he working at this winter, all the employees get to pick out a free tree of their choice I must say he chose well it’s perfect. Our first real tree in 3 years . and as you can see in my second photo our snow day has ended in a beautiful sunny day as well as a breath taking blue sky. After a snow storm.it’s nice to see and now I am enjoying a nice hot cup of hot chocolate and enjoying the sun while its up.
So this photo was taken over the weekend when we went from temps of 60’s on Saturday to Sunday 30’s with the wind blowing madly making it feel even colder and all you could her was trees snapping and things banging around outside my poor dog was not happy My husband and I found him like this on our couch . must say looks cozy . Oh he could breath we checked on him. Just love this pup!
It’s a quiet cold windy Saturday at home. I sit her watching the cat enjoy watching the leaves swirl around outside and the pups lay sleeping comfortably on my couch and I wonder why am I sitting here watching them doing something they enjoy. I should be doing something enjoyable so I stare at my laptop then I turn away once again yes this is not the first time I have turned away. I scroll through Twitter ..Facebook and wonder why can I not get back on this blog? so many thinks to write about so many things to let go of, so today I have done it here I am . Bare with me the last time I have written was the end of June and the last thing I believe I wrote was I whining to a close friend that I didn’t want to be an adult anymore 🙂 I was tired sad okay feeling sorry for myself a bit yes it hurts to admit this but come on haven’t we all felt this way at one time or another… YES!
So summer as come and gone and it was a summer of change sadness happiness and a lot of growing in many ways. My oldest my daughter turning 21 it’s so unbelievable to me that she is officially an adult already , it feels like just yesterday watching her at the playground swinging on the monkey bars and playing hopscotch. My youngest turning 16 and receiving his drivers permit My Husband and Son spending a week in California because my son qualified for the Junior Olympics in running hurdles so that was both happy.. sad.. busy many days of running him to the gym the track to train plus running him to work and drivers ed . See why I didn’t want to be an adult hahaha but happy because we where all so proud of him and the sad part because it was the first time him being away for his and my birthday, my husband did have a cake for me the weekend before they left so that was a pleasant surprise but to keep the cost down it was best that my husband just went with him plus my bad hip would not have been happy with all the walking. I stayed back with my daughter and we had a pretty calm week went shopping stayed up late talking and she surprised me with a cake as well on my birthday the week flew by and my husband and son made it home safely .What an experience they had though my son loved California but did admit home wasn’t so bad after all quieter less people and much cooler ..he said city life was not for him. hahaha He is like my husband more of a woodsy private person who enjoys the solitude of nature . Then the summer had its low points a young boy 13 yrs old lost his life to an all terrain vehicle accident in our town and that twas just so heartbreaking it just proved to all of us in this quiet little town even more how short life really is so I take back saying I do not want to be an adult. so you see many new and sad experiences this summer that yes have taught us more to appreciate what we have and we should never take for granted.
now it’s Oct and there is foliage rides with my husband .Coffee trips with my daughter for a hot cup of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte’s the best . A new school year sport events for my son .My son driving us with his drivers permit every chance he gets and then cozy night in bed cuddled up watching our favorite shows with our pups at the end of the bed .This might sound boring to some but to me this is everything after this summer and a lot of soul searching and feeling like there should be more well maybe there could be but right now this is enough and everyday is a new learning experience I believe for my husband and I and us spending more time alone together again. and for myself to do what I never had time for in awhile , that is why I started this blog and I am finding like this summer I will have days even months that I am not on but please bare with me at those times. This is such a whole new world. When you have kids they become the center of your world and then they grow up and you find yourself almost lost because you can’t go back to that person you where before so much has changed you have changed it’s like this whole new journey of rediscovering who you are and what you do here on out it really can be so mind blowing I am sure I will have many things to tell. Stay tune. 🙂
it’s been 4 days since I was last on here which seem like forever. last week was very busy challenging and a moment of change. My daughter finally found herself a car she has been sharing my car for two years yes two years , I do not drive that often so it worked out especially in the winters because I worried about slipping on ice with my hip.Summer was a little more challenging with my son being out of school for summer vacation and needing to be places . Its funny how after doing something for so long you adapt and knowing that this is so great for my daughter and her independency . It was a moment of change and reality that my daughter is an adult … yes I did realize this but this was just an awakening for me . I know this will make things easier for me that when I do need to do something or just want to go somewhere I can I can just do it , tell you a little secret sometimes it was nice if my daughter needed the car for work then I could stall doing what I needed to do. yes I know not good but sometimes just staying home is not so bad . well now I have no choice. very happy though for my daughter .It was time. Also during this pass week my Son had his first outdoor track meet for this yr. His team won!! and my son was amazing he came in 2nd in the Javelin 2nd in triple jump and 1st in both of his hurdle races I am so proud of him I am happy I can write it on my blog my son does not like me writing it on my facebook or posting pictures he doesn’t want it to look like I am bragging. I am not just so proud and want to share that is it. I am so proud of his whole team they all were so amazing .. Sad part I did have to watch it from my car it was on Friday and it was so cold snowing or sleeting off and on and windy and my hip and legs would not do well sitting there so I stayed in the car my husband walked around and watched . Sadly on Saturday he woke up sore and at first we thought because he worked so hard and the cold had stiffened his muscles but as the day when on it came apparent he had come down with what was going around at his school and in our town so he has been in bed off and on sleeping with a fever and body aches . poor guy. so like I said it’s been quite a week and a cold one for April it’s unbelievable this weather everyone around us has something. so that sums it up of my busy week …and another milestone . Do not blink because life changes so fast and kids grow up way to fast.