Monday, May 9, 2011

Catchin' Up

Most of the last month and a half I was studying even during the weekends, but did manage to squeeze a few fun things in. My poor bored children. 
I took Alexander to a Japanese restaurant, just the two of us. He loves all things Japanese. He even had the sushi. He said the wasabi was too spicy so he couldn't eat more than a couple of nibbles. 
Just hangin' out at home, day after day
My friend Katherine got married and I was blessed to be there. Yay for second chances at love!
Sabrina bought some flowers for me at school and it wasn't even for Mother's Day. So sweet!
I finally got to visit with my friend Kathryn. We've been friends since before we had children, but she has lived out of the state for years. She is also getting remarried and I'm so excited for her! (I think I need to change my name to some spelling of Kathryn. Did you notice why?)
I took the kids ice skating after my finals were over! We all ended up bruised from falls or with blisters from the ice skates. But we had fun and want to go again sometime soon. I didn't want to take my camera so I took these photos before we left. Kinda boring, but I haven't taken many photos of them or with them for a while. 
Alexander taught Elisa how to mow the lawn. He does not mind one bit sharing that job.
Alexander had a band concert. He's the one in "concert black", pretending to play the trombone.
We hung out in the mall being silly.
                   Julie, Me, LesaKendraCheryl, & Valerie (another one!)

Then last week I got to go to breakfast with these beautiful, fun and wonderful women! I sure hope it won't be the last time we get together. There wasn't enough time to chat all we wanted to. But now I know them all in person and it makes their blogs even more fun to read! Kneaders=Gooood breakfast, Kneaders with Blogger Friends=An unforgettable morning!

Now I'm back in class. Gotta get through this chemistry class and the lab in half the time of the normal semester since it's a summer block. Here's hoping I survive!
So much stuff bouncing around my head. I sure hope I can find time to blog soon.


  1. Looks like you've accomplished a lot!
    Great looking kids you've got there.
    It was great to finally meet you! (Have I said that a million times, already?)
    Good luck with school! I might need your help with chemistry (my son has to retake chemistry this summer). I have to breathe into a brown paper bag every time I even think about it! :)

  2. Your blogger breakfast looked so fun.
    I read about it on Lesa's and Valerie's. I'm slightly green with envy.

    You are doing such a fabulous job with your kiddos. I can't imagine how hard it is to balance everything. It's wonderful that you are making them your priority. The Lord knows what you are trying to do.

    Good luck with Chemistry. ICK!
    None of that jazz made one lick of sense to me.
    You are such a brain.


  3. Wow, that's a lot of blogger friends to meet at once! How neat that you get to meet them in person. Alex is so adventurous with his food, trying sushi! That brown shirt in the first pic is really cute. Glad we got to talk last night.

  4. Glad you got to take a break before starting summer semester! UGH! Chemistry on a summer semester? That's SO much! My hubby is in biotech also, so I completely get the time commitment... even if the science leaves my brain twirling. Good luck!

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed some fun time with your kids in between classes. I like all the pictures but I really like the one with your daughter wearing the big glasses. :)

  6. One on Ones with a parent are some of my most cherished childhood memories, I'm sure your son enjoyed that time alone with mom so much! Also-loved your pictures of your mall excursion, the hat and the giant sunglasses are especially AWESOME, where can I get me a pair of those!

  7. If I had checked my email, I too could have been part of your blogger breakfast! (sigh)

    Glad you could have some fun with the kids. Good luck with school. You're an amazing lady!

  8. Whoa! Sushi! Braver than me. :o)


  9. I ust noticed Alex doesn't have braces on anymore. When did that happen?!

  10. Happy Mother's Day blogger friend. You have all my respect.


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