Where have I’ve been? Why haven’t I written? The best answer I have for you is that I have been running around like a crazed woman finishing up the school year and trying to keep up with the boys’ schedules. The next best reason is that I can not find a minute to myself to jot down even a few sentences. The computer must have some kind of magnetic pull because every time I am on it….one of the kids is right next to me. Now if I was a morning person, I’d have all kinds of time to myself because these boys are all night owls (Like their mother) and love to sleep in (Like their mother). The most honest reason for not posting sooner….I forgot my password. (So very Shelly of me.) Not only did I lose it, but I couldn’t reset it. I’ve been trying to for days…for some reason tonight as I threatened to smash the dang computer to smithereens….Wah – Lah!
So here I am.
I am going to work from the most current news backwards.
Tuesday was Jeffrey’s 14th birthday! I don’t have a picture of that day because Jeffrey hasn’t been very cooperative lately about getting his picture taken. I know that he gets frustrated because it takes a boat load of pictures to get 1 with his eyes open. Get a camera out and Jeffrey’s eyes automatically go half closed. I told Jeffrey that he reminds me of my Grandma Wilson. She NEVER liked to get her picture taken! I HAVE to post pictures on his birthday:
Last weekend our family had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 2013 USSA Salmon Outing in Algoma, WI. We learned of this event through Hope Kids.On Friday June 13th we hit the road for the 5 1/2 hour drive and surprisingly we all traveled well. Not one single punch was thrown between the boys! We got to our hotel and then went to meet the other families, boat captains, crew and volunteers. We ate dinner together, checked out the boats and then went back to the hotel to get to bed for our early wake up call. Well….we got back to the hotel and the Rangers were on….game went into overtime….didn’t end the way we’d hoped…and then got to bed. 3:30 in the morning came way too fast! We got to the boat on time and off we went. Jeffrey and Jon in one boat and Michael, John and me in another. It was COLD! Thankfully I had brought along our winter coats. The fish also thought it was cold because we didn’t get a lot of action, but our boat managed to reel in 3 fish. Michael and John got to reel in lake trouts and I got to bring in a king salmon. We got back to shore around 10:45, had lunch all together and then we hit the road for a day at the Dells. Man alive!…we were beat! Probably not the best travel choice or activity choice after such an early start and full morning, but that’s what we did. I think if we had to do it all over again…all 5 of us would vote to just cruise home.
One more additional note: At Mt. Olympus I took one for the team and rode a few roller coasters with Michael. (It must be ok to do that with your mom when the chances of anyone you know seeing you is slim.) Poor Michael was born into a family that doesn’t really enjoy amusement park rides, but I’ll do them. Ugh…. I think he was trying to kill me because that was the scariest…roughest roller coaster I’ve ever been on! The next day my neck, shoulders and back were SORE and I had bruises on my left arm. I was surprised I didn’t have a black eye as Michael’s elbow had slammed into it!
Last Days of School Photos
It was a very special day when we could all be together to support a cause so near to our hearts!
As you can see, our lives have been full of action…..of gifts. Not a single day goes by that I am not reminded of the blessings in my life and how fortunate our family truly is.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.
Keep on Keeping on!
Love, Hope and Blessings,