Happy 2nd Birthday Simplywe!

I’m supposed to be doing my homework, so naturally I am using this time to check my email, fb and simplywe.  And though I wish I was still doing my homework and didn’t have the attention span of a gnat, I’m glad I checked because I almost missed Simplywe’s birthday!  SW came to be 2 years ago today!

I have been so busy with everything else in my life, I didn’t plan anything.  This should be where I put a montage of some of my favorite photos, but if I get lost in looking at old photos now, I’ll never do my homework.  I must fight the procrastination…clearly I am not as successful as I would like.

So instead I will share hiking photos, and a few from my solo trip to Prescott.

I took all of these with my iPhone, as I sent my Canon to Keegan in Germany.  I think he will get more use out of it than I will, since I haven’t used it in months.  The iPhone is so much more convenient.

These 1st 3 are from my trip to Prescott.

It rained and rained and rained the whole time I was there, mostly misty rain.  It was beautiful.  The fog was intense.  This fog was at 4 in the afternoon.

This one is from the hike we took at orientation.  How many colleges go on a hike as part of orientation?  I think I have chosen wisely.

The other weekend Der and I took a 5.2 mile hike in Tucson Mountain Park.

These are from our new favorite part of the park.

I don’t know why this one is so grainy, but I sure do love that guy!

The small upcropping of buildings, in the far off distance, is downtown Tucson.

Der and I make a good hiking team.

The rest of these are from various hiking trips.

Bug loves her hikes.

I’ve painted several batches of rocks and left them in random places on the trail.

I like to imagine the finders curious smile when they wonder who did that.

Happy Birthday Simplywe!

I heart Tucson!

 

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Photos from Tucson Children’s Museum 11/12

The are from when Keegan came to visit, before shipping out to Germany.

Jeremia loves grossing me out, and this definitely did.

We had a lot of fun with this mural.

Conrad beginning to build a masterpiece.

Ami, and Jeremia working together to make tunnels for ping pong balls to shoot out of.

Keeg and his friend Nick playing with the caterpillar tree.

Look at all of the Keegan faces to eat!

These boys are the greatest!  So much fun was had by all!

 

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Random Photos, that took me forever to finally share

Even though I wish with every fiber of my being that we had grass, or the time/money it will take to create a lawn, I still dig our backyard, especially on a cloudy day

I love our trees.

From a sunny, rainy day.

Playing in the rain is so much fun!

I adore it when they are sweet to each other.

I love my sister!

This is the volume knob on the headphones in the library.  All I see is a happy monkey.

This is what I look like when I accidentally lock myself out of my house, but am lucky enough to have my phone to call hubby, and to amuse myself with by taking photos until hubby saves me.

This is what confused wuppy looks like, when she just wants me to come in already and pet her.

This is a real, live caterpillar that looks like bird poop.  It turns into a Swallowtail butterfly.

An instagram collage.

Some lovely butterflies at the Desert Museum.  I want to get that kind of milkweed in our front yard.  It was COVERED with these beauties.

Until next time

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I Like These Guys A Whole Lot

Not to brag or anything, but Der and I have the best kids!

I love them so.

Through thick and thin.

Insert cliche about how they grow too damn fast.

I love catching him smile!

I’m one lucky gal!

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Simple Kindness

Back in October I got a lovely email from a woman, Celeste, who had just discovered Simplywe.  She said she shared a love of heart rocks and wanted to send me a little something.  I shared my address with her and eagerly awaited my mail.  I love getting fun mail!…who doesn’t?! Shortly after I got a small package and was thrilled to see the most beautiful gifts.

The boys and I investigated and discussed these gorgeous shells for a long time.  My favorite is the orange one.

Apparently where Celeste and her family live there is a beach that is covered with sharks teeth.  They have jars of them!  The boys were thrilled we could add these to our “natural oddities” collection.

And finally, she added these beauties to my heart rock collection.  I love them so!

Do yourself a favor and go check out Celeste’s super cool, fun, and beautiful blog www.thewelchfamily.org you’ll be glad you did!  She home-schools and does fantastic things with her kids…like the other day they dissected sharks!  I want to go to that school!

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November 2012

These are from November!  Some were shared on FB.  I apologize for the tardiness and for the double-share.

My heart bursts with joy knowing Keegan is finding his path.

He was home for a 2 week visit, before being sent to Germany.  We talk every other day, or so.  He seems happier than he’s ever been.

He hates smiling for photos, but I tickled him and he couldn’t hold his straight face.

I sent copies of this one out with our Christmas cards.  I’ve never done that before, but it’s such a great shot of all of us together.

No trip to Phoenix would be complete without Chicago Hamburger Company!  Sliders and cheese fries! YUM!

Jeremia is very proud of his big brother and looks super cute in his uniform.

We did some family bowing.

Jeremia showed us how to do Gangnam Style while holding bowling balls.

We played with my camera phone in between turns.

I wish it wasn’t so grainy.  I LOVE this shot.  Seriously the cutest photo bomber ever.

LOVE my family!

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2012 in review

Again, WordPress.com has supplied me with a summation of my blogs activities for this past year, which I have shared with the link at the bottom.

Though I faltered, and have been less dedicated to posting regularly, I still love it here.  With all my heart.

With this new year I will be taking on big goals, head on.  I am scared.  Taking leaps terrifies me to my core, but that is all the more reason I need to do it. I have put this blog on the back burner and it will remain there.  It’s not to say that I don’t have a t0n of ideas for great blogs, because I do, I just lack the focus, followthrough and time that’s required to make them happen.  As it is I am posting photos months after they were taken, only because it took me that long to get around to blogging them, not because they aren’t important to me.

2013 will have blog posts, of that I am sure, but I have no idea how many or how few and far between.  I love each and everyone of you who has stuck around through the thick and the thin, whether constant or sporadic and I welcome all new readers with hope you will like what you see and come back often.  I cherish every comment, every subscription and every like, and am grateful for the ability to share glimpses of our lives, with the added bonus of having a digital scrapbook.

I wish you all health, wealth, happiness and love, this New Year, and always!

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

 

 

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