: one :
On Monday, soccer season started. Jason is coaching the boys' varsity team at a local high school.
Not coincidentally, I've cried every day since Monday.
I don't like it when he's gone until after dinnertime.
Is it June yet? I'm ready to go to Hawaii.
: two :
I submitted this picture to Pioneer Woman's photo assignment (the theme is "sisters"). When I first processed these photos last summer, I did them in black and white. I even had them printed in black and white, framed them, and hung them in Addie's room. I love the b&w prints, but for some reason--maybe because it's nearing spring and I'm desperate for color--I reprocessed the photos in color. I'm digging the pink.
Just call me Pinkalicious. (BTW to all you Pink-Gold-Purplicious readers: Silverlicious is now out.)
: three :
We have a ladybug infestation in our house. As I type, a ladybug is crawling the perimeter of the desk. I don't actually mind them too much, but I do get annoyed when they persist in flying into the glass globes around our lights and then dying there. I turn the lights on and ladybug smoke fills the room. Gross.
Update: Before I even finished typing up this list, another ladybug flew into my face and went down my shirt. Totally unacceptable.
: four :
I had this family picture put on a 20" x 30" canvas. Costco did it, and I love love love it. It wasn't exactly cheap (about $70), but if you're going to spend money on a nice family picture, I highly recommend a canvas print. The image wraps around the edges of the canvas and the colors are really great. Hooray for Costco.
I read on a someone's blog that they thought displaying family pictures was odd and cluttering. I will proudly wave my odd and cluttered flag to display pictures in my house.
: five :
I went to Sydney's parent/teacher conference this afternoon. I learned that Sydney is the only kid in her class who can consistently count money. I find this peculiar since Sydney does not receive an allowance, and I don't let her play with coins very often because I hate the smell of them, and she has very little concept of money itself (other than the fact that we can't buy whatever we want, and also we celebrate the day Daddy gets paid with a rousing chorus of hip hip hooray). She does, however, understand numbers and fractions pretty well, so I guess money fits in there somehow.
And I shall take this moment to brag just a little big (because if you can't brag about your kid on your blog where can you brag about your kid?): Sydney made high honors. I'm super duper proud of her.
: six :
I ran out of my rhymes-with-Zoloft (er, what?) meds this week, and yada yada yada, I haven't been able to refill it yet. This was not the week to run out of my medication. (See item #1.) Needless to say, tomorrow I'm going to stand in line however long it takes to get my meds. Momma needs to be healthy; it's important for everyone.
: seven :
Lent starts next Wednesday, and this is the first year I've asked the girls if they want to participate with Jason and me. I've loved the talks I've been able to have with the girls about preparing for Easter, and why some people observe Lent. It's so exciting to see their faith grow, and I'm looking forward to the season. I'm using Family Countdown to Easter with the girls--it has lots of great ideas (update: and sadly appears to be out-of-print on Amazon) --and I'm reading (again) Small Surrenders by Emily Griffin.
Have a fabulous weekend!
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