Been too long…

Yah….I know it’s been a while since I posted. But, I’ve been busy, busy, busy! 

I have such beautiful people in my life…SONY DSC

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This winter has been a strange one…

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Sixty degree weather since January!IMG_7900{february}IMG_7911 IMG_7913 IMG_7922

{We even cleaned out under the carport one weekend in february.}IMG_7775

We’ve spent many days playing outside.

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For Groundhog day we hosted a movie night and watched it with our friends. I made treats that went along with lines in the movie! (Yes, those are mini “flapjacks” with fruit on skewers, mini sticky buns, and fudge chocolate sandwich cookies.)

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River and Molly had an art night at the school. Their artwork was on display.

IMG_8111 IMG_8114River’s animal report was also on display in the library. She loved researching on the computer and in books, and making her display about jellyfish. That bottle holds a jellyfish we made to show how they move through water weightlessly. (it’s a plastic produce bag!)IMG_8116They did a few activities in the library including learning cake decorating.
IMG_8118This was the school’s big art display for the year. Each child decorated a plastic plate/cup and then they melted it and put it on this old candy machine that lit them up.

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My brother and sister and brother-in-law came and visited for a thursday and friday before Valentines Day. We had a lovely family dinner and some nice bonding time.

IMG_7989 IMG_7990 IMG_7994Greatest selfie ever. :)

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Then before Doug moved out to Pennsylvania again he and I went on a fun “date” to Sushi Burrito downtown and a fun adventure trying to find somewhere to dance. We ended up at a bar that had a live band. The drummer was from Air Supply! It was a great night. He then came up the next week to spend one last evening with the kiddos before he left.

IMG_8055 IMG_8103 IMG_8105 IMG_8109SONY DSCSONY DSC{And we danced together in the living room, one last time.}

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Valentine’s Day looked like this:

IMG_7993{another doctor’s appointment}IMG_7995{Chocolates from a secret admirer!}SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC{treats and fun from mommy and daddy}IMG_7996 IMG_7998 IMG_8001An excellent date night at Boondocks bowling and go kart racing!IMG_8002And a magical sunset. :)

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I got my carpets cleaned in the main areas of the house! (this was a christmas present from Deric) It looks amazing! It feels so clean and new!

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Another amazing package of handmade fun from my mom:

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We went to an art show with the family in salt lake. It was a blast for the kids. :)

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Today we tilled and prepared the garden for planting!

We continue to have lovely days in which to work and play.

I hope you are all doing well in your neck of the woods!

~Nostalgic Knucklehead

 

About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.
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