Friday, November 4, 2011

I've been gone from this blog for so long.  There is so much to tell you, all in due time, I promise.  One of the biggest game changers is our decision to homeschool.  That is probably why I stopped blogging in July.  As soon as the decision was made I went into full on research mode.  I didn't have a lot of brain space left for blogging I guess.  I've been around long enough to know that the mere mention of that word elicits a myriad of opinions from people.  Believe me when I say this decision is made up of equal parts prayer, and study.  I've already gone through the fear, anxiety, and doubt and I've come out on the other side....pure joy and contentment.  I can't thank some of you enough for your wise words and support through this journey.  There is a million things I could tell you but instead I want to show you something I found at a local museum and garden in August.

Pouring into young lives is what I'm about.  I realized that when I saw this beautiful work of art.  It starts with my children in my home and when I'm faithful to that it extends to other kids and their families.

Both of these children are miracles, one from the loving womb of another faithful woman and one from my own, a totally unexpected blessing.  I am committed to learning and growing with them, and pouring over them a life that is full and rich with things that matter to God and our family and others we live life with.

So there it is.  This blog won't solely be about homeschooling, its randomness will remain intact.  I am glad to be blogging again, life's always changing isn't it, but I will always be looking for that two donut moment in everyday.....and so should you:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall's Fading Light

The only good thing about losing the leaves is the addition of more light in my living room.  This is a lovely afternoon coffee spot now and pretty much throughout the winter, so if you are out and about and need a cup of joe around about 4:30 stop by, I'll leave the sun up for you:)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

De-crowned by a Gryffindork

Moments after this shot was taken Myah accidentally knocked off Taryn's crown with the umbrella.  The lovely princess lost her cool and we could hear the yelling half way down the street.  The de-crowned snow princess never really regained her cool the rest of the night.  Later she called her Harry Potter loving older sister a Gryfindork.  Interesting... zero points for yelling and name calling, one point for clever word usage.  Give credit where credit is due I guess.  We've been laughing about it ever since.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Donut Day is Back

This morning as the first born emerged from her cozy loft and shuffled past my door, I called out, "What are we going to do today Jigs?"  "Eat donuts!" she said enthusiastically.  That's my girl.  Of course I don't I don't mind at all because I know at lunch she'll be doing this.  Homeschooling rocks.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two-Waffle Days

 I love summer. 
 I love kids that sleep in. 
 I love sleeping in. 
 I love Eggo Waffles.
 I love kids that can fix there own waffles and then bring me waffles.
 I love summer, what do you love about summer?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Restaurant Reopens

A popular neighborhood restaurant reopens today after a total renovation.  This new look has certainly influenced the food and the chefs have been hard at work.  The food, if not entirely edible, is certainly artfully arranged and will no doubt earn high ratings from the critics.  

The name of the restaurant is The Yellow Duck, in the tradition of the two chefs favorite restaurants The Red Pig and The Blue Wolf.  Chef and CEO Taryn Scott says that Chefer School is in her future, in Paris of course where according to Scott 'all the good cookers come from'.  Although she will wait until Zookeeping School is completed before traveling to Paris to pursue being a chef.   

This popular eatery is open sporadically, as the chefs are often distracted by fireflys and bicycles, so as always calling ahead is advised.

Friday, July 8, 2011

This story starts with a party.

 A send off really, not a good-bye forever sort of party.  A thank-you for a job well done party.  It was lovely.
Then we moved on to another party.  

My youngest nephew on Deerslayers side, Michael Ryan, graduated from high school.  The whole family gathered in Upstate NY for the festivities.

 He's a fun loving sort, you can't help but love to be around him.

Now he will go on to ride his permanently affixed to the ground vintage tractor into his bright future.  Love ya kid.

And yes, there were more parties.


Parties where we shot stuff.  And stood on large pick up trucks.

Yes, it's true our new motto is 'The family that shoots together stays together.'  As long as they don't shoot each other:)  

There were parades complete with creepy clowns and unicycles, fireworks and sparklers, tons of food and best of all, plenty of family and friends.  There, you are caught up for now.....

Peace out.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Two-Donut Thursday

It's been way to long hasn't it?  

Two-donut Thursday is back with a vengeance today.  Deerslayer went way out of his way for these, about 30 minutes past the 30 miles he was already away from home.

And it was worth it!!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fathers Day Waffles

I heard one time that men are like waffles, they compartmentalize, and women are more like spaghetti.  Think about that one for awhile.  I promise to catch you all up here very soon, but right now I have spaghetti coming out my ears:)

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's Official

Sprinkler days are finally here.

 Riding on two wheels, no problem.

Posing for the camera, also not a problem.

Last but least, this one has officially switched roles, now founder and director of On Target Outfitters.  

Oh, and he has also officially stopped shaving.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

For my friends in Charleston, love you, miss you, break a leg!