Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Inspiration

I love using my phone to record all my style ideas, quotes that I love, and pictures that move me. Unfortunately, I seem to delete them once my storage is full and I want to take important pics of the kids. Here, I can record them, share them, and categorize them..perfect! Enjoy what has moved me lately.

September's Best

September was a blast! I rarely, in the past, enjoy September. I'm usually biding the time for October to happen-because that's when we typically have a ton of activities planned! However September was filled with loads of fun!
Our activities included:

Multicare's free day at the Fair
Mark's birthday
Lincoln Park/30 Seconds to Mars concert
Pentatonix concert
Hawaii trip

Seeing Red

First day of school! I know this was way back in September but I want to post it anyways so that my timeline is complete.

Charlie:1st grade
Ethan:8th grade
Valerie: 10th grade

Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer's End

Ethan's School Picture Day

Charlie found out that she has three or more friends in her classroom
plus a classroom size of 17. Her teacher is new and seems nice!
Food Pho for the the sick...7day of a horrendous cold
Finishing school shopping and having some fun doing it.
"Gaps" Conversation over a bowl of Clam Chowder at Dukes
Pre "Gap" conversation when we were still smiling

Love the view at Duke's Chowder House
Our Wallpaper has arrived!!!

Summer is almost over! The past week has been consumed with Ford Registration/Picture day/supply purchasing, Harvard's meet your teacher day, returning to golf practices for Valerie, a study session for Advanced AP students, purchasing school supplies, clothes, and shoes! I am excited for the kids to get into a routine and not stuck in the house bugging each other!I think we are prepared. A little over the summer helps to keep the cost down to a minimum but having three children really weighs heavy on our pocketbooks. Tomorrow is Labor Day. We don't know what the plans are yet but I'm sure it means working out for me, and probably a get together at G&G's for some food and fun.  I need to have all the rascals ready for bed and clean no later than 2030.  It is 240 in the morning and I am still up, unable to sleep. It might have been the 65 minutes on the treadmill tonight! I hear Mark stirring around so I best hurry this up and finish what I started. I can't wait for Tuesday to come, not only does that mean my house will stay clean, food will remain in the fridge, but it will also mean Fall is coming. Love, love, love fall. Love the colors, smells, and food Fall brings to life.

Movies I have watched recently (since I don't spend my time reading):

Blended- Okay but kind of normal for the actor/actress. Same genre they always do.
What If- Wonderful love story that reminds me of times past, plus Daniel Radcliffe is amazing.
The Giver- Filming was beautiful, the scenes meticulous, and the storyline perfect, as was the ending (they did that for me Christopher Slaughter). I actually didn't mind Jeff Bridges in this movie, and would've enjoyed some more time with his character.
The Hundred Foot Journey- I felt that I was there in the kitchen, cooking Helen Mirren an omelet (or least I wish I was).
Neighbors- I have never laughed so hard. Totally wanted to be the hip parents like Seth Rogen, and Rose Bryne portrayed in this movie. Now I just drive a mini-van....parenting changes us. At least I got a good laugh from these two.
Noah- Actually I loved the portrayal of this classic Biblical story. Different than what I grew up with but probably a better story line than mine. I love the Angels, although they were very similar to the tree people in Lord of The Rings. I still say we all arrived here from incest, no matter how you look at it.
Take This Waltz- Very indie type filming with lots of time to capture what the main character was trying to say apart from speaking. Beautifully filmed and also stars Seth Rogen. Caution, don't watch unless your prepared to actually think and contemplate life. I spent nearly three hours talking about this subject with a friend, and also had a pretty good fight with my husband over our "gaps." My favorite quote (of which there are many) in this movie is Geraldine saying: "Life has a gap in it, it just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it..." Also I love the quote by Margot (to Daniel): "I want to know what you do to me."

Monday, August 18, 2014

All Work and Play

I spent my morning and afternoon in the garden/backyard! I weeded, harvested, transplanted, and trimmed the bushes. I filled the yard waste bucket for Thursday! I harvested all the carrots, potatoes, chives, and
Basil. So excited to make pesto and a veggie tray for the kids tomorrow. After all my hard work, we spent a couple hours over at Uncle Mike's pool for relaxation!!