Thursday, August 20, 2009

C had his first day of school today. I haven't received a verbal report, as I was out goofing around on my mountain bike on my way into work. But, here is a photo!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Day of School

And so it begins...preschool and 4th grade. The big kid got off to a rocky start but wound up really excited to be at school, and looking great of course!

A little while later, the little guy was able to go to school for a meet-the-teacher and playtime. He was a little shy at first, but wound up loving it and being sad to leave. Each child decorated a cutout like themselves. Conner drew eyes, and all of his other beautiful features. Then, they were off to play in the classroom. There are lots of trucks, a workbench, and a cozy reading area among other fun things. He can't wait to go back tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New and Old Site

I discovered a few years ago, and bought a few gifts there. Recently, I checked it out again for a necklace to wear to a special occasion. I was blown away by how it has grown, and after purchasing a few things, even more impressed with the sellers' awesome customer service. One seller in particular (and if you know me well, you know these were not expensive purchases) threw in a complimentary matching bracelet. It's also very fun to browse for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and almost anything else that can be handmade. My favorite sellers of late are:


I purchased the necklace pictured from a seller in Greece, to wear to my 20-year high school reunion.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


We've accomplished our goal this year, of camping more often which we're all really happy about. Conner is turning into a great little camper. On this trip, despite very stormy nights with wind blowing through the Cottonwood trees overhead and a lot of thunder and lightning, both kids slept like champs.

We did a lot of exploring down by the water, and had a lot of beach and swimming time. Both kids are little fish, but Emily is really becoming quite the swimmer. The beach had a nice slope to it, so the water was shallow for a long way out. Emily was constantly in up to her neck, diving down, seeing how far she could go out and still touch, and oh, yeah, being thrown in the air!