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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm ALONE all day now!!! What to do..what to do!!!

Okay summer is almost over and now I find myself alone at home!! Yikes...this could be bad or really good, I'll get some sewing done, clean my house and just have some me time!! Maybe!!! It has been June since I posted here, but we did have a busy summer!! My Mother in Law came for a visit in May, then as soon as summer break began we started hitting the pool. Did go as much as the kids would have liked but we did go more than last year for sure. We did get to go the lake with my family for a week, it was great fun and the kids had a blast playing with their cousins everyday!! I July we went to the County Fair in New Raymer, near where I grew up and they had a tiny tot pig show, all the kids had to do was borrow a pig and they got to 'show' it, it was a hit and great fun. Ash got to show Clover and they all got a dollar and a medal for their efforts!! Then our Fair here in town, which the kids call the "rides" fair because there are carnival rides. We went 4 nights to the rides and my Trucker and I even got on a few the kids. It is always fun and a good way to end the summer. We went school shopping and celebrated Brandon's 11th birthday on the 24th of August and they had to start school the next day!!! But we made a night of it for him, took him out for dinner and then home for cake and ice cream and of course the gifts!! My kids are growing up way to fast. Brandon will be in middle school next year and Ash is loving 1st grade so far, but says it is "so long", she's still getting used to being gone all day but says they seem to be outside a lot, which she loves so all is good!!
Me well things here are about the same, my Trucker works very hard every day and is still plugging along trying to keep us a float!! He got a 'new to him' truck this summer but that is a sore subject so we won't talk about it!! lol!!
I need to get back on track with my sewing, the fall show I do will be here before I know it, so I'd better get cracking!!
Hope all is well with all of you and that the past few months have been ones of summer fun and family!!! Have a wonderful day and there are a few pictures from this summer below!! Enjoy!!

First day of school, Brandon 5th grade and Ash in the 1st...they both had some tears!! Well we ALL did!!

Brandon's 11th Birthday!!! He shouldn't be that old yet!!

Brandon with a dragon fly he found!!

Ash at the County Fair, styling in her new hat!!!

Love the hair flying in the breeze!!!

Brandon and Me the fair!
My Trucker and the kids on the rides!!  Ash was having fun!!


Tanya said...

Home alone! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I get so excited to see you on here, Sis! I still get depressed when they start running the Back to School commercials - and my kids have both been out for a few years (OK, a "few" years, at least!) :-)

The fair pictures look like so much fun - and cool, in those CO evenings!


carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Hi Joleen! It's so good to see a post from you! Sounds like y'all had a great summer.

My little granddaughter started kindergarten this year, so I know how you feel. I miss her so much! We get to see her less & less, it seems, but she is loving school and we are happy about that.

I look forward to seeing your new creations this Fall. And I hope you will have more time to post. You have been missed!

Enjoy your week!

Farmchick said...

I am in the same boat as you. We have one in highschool, 5th grade and kindergarten. I cried...it's hard! Hope you are doing well...come over to my blog and say hi!