Friday, October 13, 2017

Charcol Masks

Because every girl needs this sort of spa day.
Creepy.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Knockerball

One Fall Sunday afternoon, we suited the children up in large balls and sent them out to play soccer and various field games at the park near our house.
 
Hilarity ensued.  But not before we had to drag them all there because they were convinced they didn't want to do it. 
 
It didn't take them long to figure out they were wrong.
 

And then there were smiles.
 

And then we became comfortable there, and began attacking outside of our knockerball outfits.
And, so we knew, as usual, we were done.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017 Hunting Trip One

He came home with nothing. I didn't weep.
He did help his friend haul in a doe for processing, watched two bucks spar, and shot at a turkey.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Bulls

Four free tickets to a Bulls pre-season game from the neighbors?
Yes!

Aldia at a birthday party with mom as taxi, left four for the game--perfect amount of tickets.
 

Elaine--definitely the most excited for the game. 
She heckled the teams along with the best of them. And she single handedly cheered the Bulls to victory.
 

And then taped all things she brought home to her door--calendar, shirt, tickets, the parachute she caught with the things.  And yes, she even taped her cup up there.
 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Flashback Friday: September 2009

I will never, ever forget taking this picture.
It had been a very long weekend while Patric was away at National Guard on the other side of the state.
Let's just say, this may have been the only time there were any smiles that weekend because it had been a long one.
 
And then along came Sunday night at bedtime, daddy still not home, and there is a sudden outbreak of sweetness throughout the brood.
 
That.  That would melt away 47 crap hours in a heartbeat, and it still does.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

After New York

I was up for sunrise coffee with my parents in Minnesota for a week.
 

Where there was some fishing for Northerns.
 

Even I managed to haul in one or two.
 

And the days were cool and bright,
 

And the nights cold and clear.
 
It was a good quiet to round out the month of here and there.
The kids--I hear all went well.  There were no pictures sent...but everything seemed in order upon return.