Saturday, February 4, 2017

This month...whoops

January just kind of slipped up on me.  For some reason I never posted.  Whoops.  A lot has happened this month.  It's just really called, "Life as we know it".  It's full.  It's non-stop.  It's everything I hoped this season would be.

Before the boys went to school they helped me clean the house.  It was glorious.  I turned over the upstairs to them.  Glorious.

Just a few days after we got back in the groove of school, we had a snow day.  Well, it wasn't really a snow day.  It was more of a dusting, but we got out of school and that's all that counts!

On snow days we have pancakes or some sort of big breakfast.  We chose pancakes this morning.  As you can see, everyone was super happy.  

 Clayton asked if he could make a chocolate chip cookie skillet.  Just when I thought I didn't have any control issues left, he had to start making cookies.  I retired to my bedroom as he did this and, wouldn't you know, those cookies turned out divine!
 January is the beginning of basketball season.  Which at our house translates into, "Yes, he is 10.  Yes, he is tall.  Yes, I promise he's 10.  He won't turn 11 until June."
 Mawmaw and Pawpaw have attended all of Jack's games and Mimi and Tee have come as well.  Clayton is playing too, but he hasn't had any games yet.  One game when Mimi and Tee came we went to Central BBQ.  If you are ever in Memphis, I recommend the nachos on house chips. Yum!

 One Sunday night Renee had a meeting after church and our boys were in Jackson with Mimi and Tee, because they had the next day off of school.  So, Fred, Fred, and I went to McAlisters.  I had nachos and Mr. Fred had a salad.  It was a dramatic turn of events.  We had to take our picture to capture the occasion.
 Jack had a DARE graduation at school.  I'm not sure what it's all about, but he got a certificate and had to wear jeans to school.  Wearing jeans to school is a greatest accomplishment in this entire scenario.  Jack never wears jeans/pants to school.  I would just glad he had some he could wear.  If anyone is taking notes, my 10 year old wears a 31x30 from the men's department.  Yes, you read that correctly.

 Since the weather has been rather mild this January, Dash and I have been running.  If Dash the dog could, he would do a back flip when I put my running shoes on.  He loves a run.  He is on high alert the entire time.  He takes his job very seriously of protecting me from scary things like squirrels, birds, and falling leaves.  Here he is demonstrating that he CAN be a good dog.  He is trying to sit patiently until I get my things ready to go.  Unfortunately for Dash, I know the real truth.

I even went to Oak and had a little lunch with two of my favorite fellas.  Apparently when you are in middle school, it is not cool for your mother to dine with you in the cafeteria.  What?!?

We headed to Nashville to celebrate my dad and my Aunt Christie's birthdays.  While we were there the guys did a little rock climbing.  They just love rock climbing. 

 My nephew, Adam, is a little monkey.  He just makes me smile.

 Since December is over, I'm back at the grocery store.  Boo.  I loved using Click List over December, but it's time to get back into a budget back to Aldi we go.  As an added bonus, I usually have a sweet helper with me when I go to Aldi.
 Our friend, Sam, signed to play soccer at Union the other day.  We are so proud of her and can't wait to see where God takes her.
 Speaking of being back into a more desserts unless it is a special occasion.  So, here's to nature's dessert...the orange, banana, grape, and apple.
 Clayton is skiing this weekend with our church.  I thought it would be a great idea to have two of Jack's friends over to fill the void.  (I know...what was I thinking?!?)  They went to bed fine, but they woke up at 3:00 am.  Fred went upstairs and told them it was too early to get up.  Thankfully they went back to sleep, but they were up at 5:50 am making pancakes.  They fixed us all breakfast.  It was nice.  A little scary.  But nice.

 Finally, my cousin, Richard, was in town for a conference.  He and Aunt Janice dropped off lunch for the middle schooler.  Apparently, this is proper protocol for 13 year olds and lunch. He was very grateful for his tacos.
 And then they made a stop at Oak to see the other boys.  These two were grateful for their lunch as well.
Aunt Janice took Richard to the airport and then she came to our house to visit and took us to dinner at Chick Fil A.

All in all, it's been a great January.  It's been full.  It's been exciting.  Next month, I'll try to do better with updates and stories.  I'll try.

1 comment:

Lux G. said...

Oh, they're great kids.