Friday, February 8, 2013

The calm before the storm

I have just realized that I have not saved pictures off of one of my cameras since before sad!  So, enjoy some pictures which have maybe been duplicated through my other camera and/or my iPhone (and are severely out of order)!

I have been secretly looking forward to this weekend as a final weekend before several fun, yet busy, weekends begin.  But, unfortunately 75% of the family is sick with coughs set on repeat...which is not making it super relaxing.  So now I am looking forward to the weekend for rest in hopes of the coming weekends to go as planned!  (saying this means I have officially jinxed us)

In the coming weeks we will be making a trip to Kansas City, the shooting range, and some exciting concerts in the near future!  I even have Chad signed up for a concert - hell hath froze over, perhaps.   Between work and social commitments it feels like May is just around the corner, which is nice to help get through winter, but not as nice to rush through spring!

School is going great, Charli celebrated her 100th day of school recently and we just got paperwork home for her Kindergarten yearbook.  Kindergarten has a year book?!  Yes, I said that.  Whoa, this small town girl is learning a lot.

Last weekend we celebrated my mom's birthday.  All of her siblings came to the farm to help her celebrate, courtesy of my dad putting together the surprise again for mom.  It's cute to see dad do these things!  It makes me think there may be hope for Chad to pick up a few of these pointers before my final days! ;-)  We did some blue rock shooting while everyone was back - was a little cool...but wonderful for the first weekend in February!

Enjoy some (maybe duplicated, sorry!) pictures!

Charli really gets into her bowling game on the Wii.  Please ignore the dead wildlife which is STILL in my living room from Chad's Christmas redecorating.  I am waiting for our dog to eat it so they can just disappear, permanently.

We had a big shopping day at our house last weekend!  I finally broke down and bought a Wii now that the kids are old enough to play together, and Charli bought her DS that she has wanted since her birthday!  She has been saving money from trapping, chores, and other odds & ends to buy the unit and one game!  I bought her a second game, hoping I could play too!

I was lucky enough to get to Derek's (nephew #3 of 9) last "hearts".  I commented that I don't recall my dates ever being this handsome in high school ..sorry Chad, but I think I am right!  

Charli has quite the set-up for our family Valentine's Day cards.  She has these bags tapped and labeled on a closet door and everyone is working to fill them for each other.   

Not to brag (or rub it in to Chad), but I am pretty sure I have the best Valentine in the house!

 These next few pictures not only date how long it has been since I have downloaded pictures, but they are also out of order!!  Charli was in charge of about 50% of the outer workings of the Christmas cards this year.  She put the return labels and stamps on...while Chad closed and put the addresses on!

 we love to paint at our house!  Here the kids were working on some canvas prints for Grandma & Grandpa's new basement! 

 Night Night Harper....thanks for 'cleaning up' before bed.  Thanks a lot. 

Painting little monkey banks! 

the kids (and Chad) have SO loved their trapping time!

 Charli has been BIG into football the past few weeks.  She takes her football everywhere...bed, breakfast, the store, etc!

so proud! 

 Harper cannot get enough of his new hoodie...he wears it everyday - and never wants to take it off!

We LOVE to build with widgets at our house!!  

 I hope these are the only bed bugs we ever get in our house!!! 

 The best part about the weekend is the ability to go crazy making forts...right?!  (their faces do not look too excited!!)

 she was a determined and competitive bowler!  Maybe she gets this from Grandpa Borg!

 I love, LoVe, LOVE when I catch these moments!  Love them!!
What I do not love is Harper's fashion style to wear his boots with these pants.

 I am not sure if he won fair and square, or just wore her out...but either way he was taking the win!

Making Valentine's for the girls...under Charli's supervision! 

enjoying a candy cane on Grandma's birthday!  I hope the next pictures I post of him are with a haircut!!  Chad has been in charge of getting Harper's haircut....and I think it's been nearly three months!  (but who's counting?!

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