Thursday, August 23, 2007's it goin'?

Okay, here's a quick update. Emi likes school now (thanks to efforts of her new teacher and old teacher) - so tummy issues are now officially closed! I'm still not doing anything for myself, because I can't seem to unbury myself from summertime clutter -- maybe this will happen when the last one turns 18. In the meantime, I've resigned myself to the knowledge my house will never be clean until then. And anyone that knows Steve is wondering what "house project" we have going on now. Well, we are almost done..... can you believe it!!?? Is there such a thing as done with house projects? Okay, well the money for house projects have run out - how's that. So anyway, his current project has been to extend the boys bedroom about 2 feet -- yes, breaking down walls, resheet rocking, etc. So it's been 2 weeks now and the room is painted. Are you ready for the paint colors? Okay, let me explain first. Joseph's most favorite color is ORANGE.....he really really loves the color and when we were choosing the room color - he let us know he wanted it orange. Well, Joseph is so darn cute - we couldn't turn him down so we decided we would do the orange and add a stripe of purple to it also - and make it a Phoenix Suns room! In this case, Jeff (who will share the new room with Joseph), and who is my sports fanatic, is happy also. Anyway, Steve has been busy working every night after work painting baseboards, and molding so the room can done before our company arrives next week. And that's our update. :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Now that summer is over and school has started, I found a few minutes of time here and there to start this blogger about our family and to post a few pictures of summer. I can hardly believe school has started already. Jeff is in 6th grade, Starr is in 4th, Emaree 2nd, and Joseph is in pre-kindergarden (half-days). This just leaves me and Joshua most of the day. The kids all enjoy school (sort of), however Emi has been stuggling with change (mainly having a new teacher when she adored her teacher from last year so much). But each day we see a little more progress, and her anxiety seems to be less each day as she and her new teacher bond.
As for myself, I stuggle with feeling restless and so with this opportunity of a few peaceful hours each day (when Josh is napping), my goal is to do a few more things for myself.... wish me luck with that!