Friday, June 21, 2013

Typical Summer Days

Summer is in full swing around here and we are LOVING it! I am having a hard time finidng the time to blog lately.  As soon as we get breakfast, scriptures, and chores done my boys are begging to get to the pool!

And I am constantly pestering helping this boy to find a job--and so far there is not much available, darn it!
  He has filled out lots of endlessly long applications!  YUK!

The dress up bin as been opened...dashing football players and Ninjas running around!

 Late night Sonic runs--did you know that after 8pm they are 1/2 price?!  Woo hoo!
The boys think it is super cool that Connor can now drive them to important things like this:)


Getting into lots of trouble with duct tape!  I found them tying Bridger and Cannon to chairs and then timing how long it would take them to get out.  I guess they were really bored...but strangly the little boys LOVED it! 

Last but not least--On a whim, I cut my hair nice and short!
I really like it better straight and a little longer, but I was SO tired of fighting the frizz during these hot humid months in the South.  I decided to embrace the curl and shorten it up:)

I am loving how much easier, and faster it is to do now!  Leaves me more time to enjoy the summer and my boys!  I love this time of year. Summer is the best--surrounded with energetic boys to keep my hopping :)  I am learning to be more patient with the messes and to look on the bright side.  I am learning that happiness is contagious.  I have found that focusing on the positive, especially with my teenagers is my saving grace! I am so blessed to be a Mother--it's not easy, but there is nothing that I would rather be doing!
Well I am off the pool is calling:)


Anonymous said...

Enjoy your summer!! Love the new cut!!

Brittany said...

what a wonderful life you have with your handsome, sweet boys! SUmmer time is the best! The pool sounds awesome. And I love that Con is now driving the brothers for their late-night soda runs! haha! He looks soooooo big, Mel. Tell him good luck with the job search, that's frustrating! LOVED the pic of the little boys duct taped to the chairs... hahahaha I laughed out loud at that "game"! I'm sure Gabe will be doing stuff like that someday... he and Nyah already get into some crazy playing. love kids!! :) And you hair is darling!!! I just love it!!

Cheryl said...

I absolutely love your blog and love how you make your home a haven. Your hair looks great!

Susanne said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hair!!!!

PixieGirl said...

I love your life! So funny about the duct boy, so typical! Hope you have fun in Utah:) and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you hair!!!

Mindy said...

Yeah summer! Those duct tape pictures are hilarious!! I can totally imagine the boys thinking that was fun. And you never know... they may become spies someday, and that skill will come in handy. (: Your hair is adorable and fun, sis! Maybe Connor will have to take me on a late night sonic run while he's here. That sounds fun!

Jan S said...

This was the first time I saw the duct tape picture . . that is a riot! I love your hair!

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