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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Gone fishing

Went fishing, again. I took these pics today of everyone fishing and playing on the banks of the Mississippi River. The river looks so pretty here, I love taking pictures and just sitting there watching the little waves and the boats go by. Click on the pictures to see them bigger.

It was a gorgeous, but hot, day to be outside.

We got a few bites and I nearly landed a fish and Hubby nearly landed one but nearly doesn't count.


This is a pond on the wildlife refuge.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Back-to-School 2009


They're looking at some plane in the sky here



The "Why are you taking a picture" look.

Walking to the end of the drive to wait for bus...obviously.




Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

A little late but as I was cleaning around my desk I came across this pic of my grandpa and just thought I would share. RIP Grandpa we all miss you.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Summer's over

Well not technically, no. The kids' go back to school tomorrow. I'll have one in the seventh grade, one in sixth grade, one in fourth grade and one in second. Tomorrow isn't even a real school day. It's more like a registration day. All the kids show up at school, look at the wall with papers taped all over that has the names of teachers and kids showing who is in whose class. You then walk around trying to find the class and introduce yourself and your child to the teacher. The teacher then hands you a packet of papers that they need you to fill out. They are hoping you'll do so there and say OK with a look of annoyance while you try to explain that you will have to take it home and fill it out as you don't have the time to sit and and fill out 20 papers per child x4. You hug your child tell them to be good and trudge on to the next one. An hour later your finally on your way to work, class or wherever you need to be.
Last year as my first time experiencing this and it's total chaos. Some parents don't bother, or are not able, to go with their child to the first day and so send them in on the bus. More in the Middle School then in Elementary. So you have all these kids running around looking for friends and teachers and such. Most looking completely lost. Then a week later the kids will have their first real day of school.
I'll be trying to rush through this process tomorrow as I have to make the hour drive to class as soon as I get done for my Math for Nurses final. Yeah. Then I get a little bit of break before fall classes start. A break...all it really means is that instead of classes, work, kids and hubby...I just have work, kids, and hubby.