Sunday, September 28, 2014


We had a great weekend with friends in Branson. We celebrated birthdays, laughed, shopped a little, ate wonderful food, and said goodbye too quickly. 

Riding the DUCKS

Silver Dollar City

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Basil harvest

Harvested a little more basil today for homemade pesto!

And mom and dad helped. Dad won tickets to the Hog game so they are here for a short visit.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


John Lleyton has had his first experience with a computer this year. He listens to the stories on the library computers but never really has expressed interest in using a computer. He takes a technology class at school and seems to really like it. He is getting used to using a mouse within a drawing program. He got to print this at school and when he saw it laying around the house he brought it to me and said, "Mama, the computer does NOT draw it like it is in my head."

Monday, September 1, 2014

Last game of tball

We ended tball in June. It finally got hot toward end of season!  We had some games where it was 42 degrees!  Yes yiu saw that correctly!  FORTY TWO DEGREES

This mama figures out really quickly she might not be cut out for football if that is what John Lleyton ever chooses ;(

More Tball pics

Whew!  We made it through tball. I had no idea how busy it would be. With rain through a lot of this season, we had mAny games cancelled and rescheduled. There were up to three games a week at times plus practice every Saturday. I found it exhausting and hard to fit eveything in. At some point very soon, John Lleyton will have to widdle diwn his interests. Tball, karate, dance, and soccer have overwhelmed me. They constantly conflicted with each other and not to mention sometimes compromised weekends. Sooooo, how do you all do it with more than one chikd??!?!???  Hats off to you!

We plan to sit John Lleyton down and show him a weekly schedule and see if he's ready to decide what needs to be cut. I think he will see he will have min downtime if something doesn't give!!

Supermarket superhero

Canning and cooking

Blueberry preserves. These are blueberries from a farm in Prairie Grove that we picked in June. 

The salsa cooking

I also made a blueberry cobbler with the picked blueberries. 

New belt

John Lleyton is really taking karate seriously and enjoys going. He broke this board with his left hand !?!??!!

Anniversary Dinner

John Lleyton wanted to know what an anniversary dinner was. He wondered what you did at an anniversary dinner. He remembered that we always dress up and we knew john Lleyton loves to dress up. Soooo, the only way he could really know what an anniversary dinner was really like was to take him with us!

We had discussed this plan briefly but our anniversary came and went within a busy week. Greg secretly made reservations for three and took us to dinner this Saturday. 

John Lleyton was told there was no "kid menu" but he seemed fine with the lobster ravioli. He learned what an appetizer was and we all shared a wonderful peach cobbler and chocolate hazelnut creme brûlée for dessert. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hands off ladies!!! He's mine....

4th of July

We spent the morning picking blueberries and working in our garden

We then headed to the club pool. It's our tradition every year. John Lleyton gets to swim, we eat the BBQ buffet and swim some more until fireworks begin around 915. John Lleyton has a hard time staying awake.... And warm. I was so cold this year. The car said it was 75 degrees when we were leaving. 

He talked me into facepaint.... With glitter

And there were s'mores at the firepit