Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday AM coffee

Dang it's cold out.
We've had some unusual weather this last week.
From almost 80* for Colton's party last Saturday to 37* this morning when I got up.

Severe thunder storms and tornados about 40 minutes North of us tearing up towns. We've had a ton of rain.
Not sure how much rain we've had since I can't find the rain gauge (guess I need to buy another one), but the willow has about of two inches of standing water around it.
Even with the cold temps the grass is growing and the yard needs to be mowed badly.

This weekend would have been Caden's first baseball tournament, but it was cancelled due to field conditions and more rain is expected today. As crazy busy as April was for baseball the crappy weather has caused more cancellations for games and practice than we've ever experienced. Some springs are just like that I guess. Makes me glad I resisted the urge to get the garden planted prior to Memorial Day weekend.

Did I mention the apple trees all blossomed for Colton's party last Saturday?
They bloomed when he graduated from High School too. What a coincidence.
With the rainy weather we didn't get to enjoy the scent of the blossoms for long unfortunately.

Chyann made the deans list last semester at college!
She is one dedicated student to make that happen and work at the same time.

School is winding down for Caden too. Six and a half school days until he is officially a FRESHMAN.
Imagine that.

And you know what? I signed him up for drivers ED in August. WOW, right?
He could have done it in June, but with his baseball schedule it would have been too hectic.
Time is flying folks.

later :)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The BIG day!

The culmination of five years of hard work was upon us.

We got up at the ass crack of dawn to arrive at the college at 710a.
Yes, we were one of the first ones there; we got good parking and the best seats.
Course that meant some sitting and walking around time until the ceremony started at 9a.

The kids goofing around on our way into the school.

Chyann's boyfriend came too.

The graduates were in one gym getting ready while the families were in another huge sports facility.
Caden and I found Colton when we were out on a walk and got a few pictures.

Finally the time had come.
The ceremony will full of pomp and circumstance, the traditions of the collage.
In total it was about two hours long.
The man presenting the diploma was a professor that Colton had for quite a few classes throughout the years.

Walking back to his seat.
He undid the top button of his shirt because he was so hot and forgot to re-button it lol

Afterward a few family pictures.

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you'll remember that we always took a first day of school picture of Colton and the kids at his dorm when he lived there and it seemed fitting to get a graduation day photo too.

Can't even tell you how proud we are of him.
Hell of an accomplishment!

Topped the day off with a gathering of friends to celebrate the occasion.

A wonderful day.

Now the real world awaits.

Happy Mothers Day to the Mother's in my life.
I had a great day with all the kids home.
later :)

Friday, May 12, 2017


Good Morning.
I am off today with the intent to make pies and other food, clean house and iron clothes in preparation for Colton's GRADUATION tomorrow!

Seating begins at 7a and its open seating so we should really be there no later than 715a. The kids line up at 8a and the ceremony starts at 9a.
We are going to have to get up early to make all that happen, like 4a. 

Chyann is home for the festivities.
She has had a successful first year of college and has a busy summer planned.
Nice to have her home for a week though.

A few pictures around the place.
Jennifer turned 13 last week. She is shedding and her palomino color is gorgeous.

Having a birthday snack in the field next door.

Everything is in bloom.
Which while beautiful has awoken my allergies.

The willow is majestic.
We've had a lot of rain this spring and have standing water at the base of the tree.
When I mowed for the first time last week I almost got stuck down there.
Tore up the lawn a bit, whoops.

Alright my coffee is gone.
Time to get moving.
Have a great weekend!