Saturday, September 25, 2010


I was thinking about my poor, neglected blog today and decided that I should really post an update. First of all, I made it through summer school in one piece. I hope to never relive that semester ever again! It was very difficult, but I managed to pull a 4.0 (by the skin of my teeth!). I started fall semester about a month ago. I am taking 15 credits this time, which is about the maximum I can handle with 5 kids and a husband that needs attention every once in a while! I have one more semester after this and I will be graduating in the spring (yay!).

The kids are doing very well. Michael and Devin started high school this fall, which is making me feel really old. They both seem to be enjoying the experience. My hope is that they soak it all in and fall in love with this time in their lives. The other kids are enjoying their time in school also.

I haven't had any time to scrapbook or papercraft, which makes me so sad. It's upsetting to see all my fun papers sitting on the shelf, not being used. Hopefully, I can at least make some Christmas cards this year. Heaven forbid I have to send out store-bought ones! LOL

I hope everyone is enjoying their beautiful fall season! The pictures above were taken last month by Jeff's very talented brother, Michael VaughAn. We had a nice two-week visit with him and his family! I hope we get to do that more often.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Where Have I Been??

My Summer school books. I'll be happy when I can put them away!
Parker's reaction to the fireworks on the 4th of July.
Devin contemplating the best way to blow something up with his firework.

Devin and Michael trying to eat a chipmunk at camp.
Parker and Connor showing off Parker's bed head.

It has been so long since I have posted, so I thought I would do a little update. Going back to school has really been keeping me quite busy. It seems like I am doing homework ALL THE TIME! I am loving every minute of it though (well, maybe not the time in math class). I have been working my tail off to try and maintain a 4.0 GPA so that I can try and get a scholarship to help pay for school. So far so good! The summer classes, so far have been the hardest because I'm still taking a full class load but it's condensed into only 8 weeks instead of 16. I haven't had any time for scrapbooking and I really, really miss it! In fact, all of my CTMH sisters are in Washington DC this week for Convention!! I obviously couldn't go because of school, but I am really missing seeing them this year. My boys have been getting big. Parker just turned 4 a few weeks ago which means that I'm getting old! Everyone is doing well and plugging along. Hopefully, I'll get around to updating this blog more often then every 7 months!