Monday, December 31, 2012

Out with the old

It has been a long year of NOT posting much.  So, I'm closing out the year with a post.  I don't know why.  I've often wanted to post more, but just haven't done it.  I do enjoy looking at my older posts occasionally though, so I would like to keep up and know what was happening in my life in 2012. 

Nails.  I need them to hang photos.  Not the ones on the end of my fingers; the ones you pound into a wall with a hammer.  I have them somewhere, but who knows where?  I'll come across them some day - on a day I don't want to hang pictures, but maybe I'll remember to make a note of where they are for when I do want to. 

My camera broke.  Well, it still takes pictures, but will not accept any new memory cards.  So, I have to work with internal camera memory - which is only about 15 pictures.  I take all kinds of pictures until I get down to the last 2 - then I'm very picky about what I will do with that precious space.  The camera is a dinosaur of sorts in technology years.  I've had it since 2005... it has been a good camera.  Maybe 2013 will be a good year to retire it and get a new one.   

Conor got an expander put into his mouth this year - trying to make room in his mouth for all his teeth.  We "turned" it for a month and now he has braces. 

This was the first year without either of my girls here.  Ceara became old enough to work - and work she has.  Sure she had a job in 2011, but she didn't work all the time.  This year she has - working 2 jobs at one point because her first job wouldn't give her many hours, then just going for the second job where she was able to get the hours.  When she comes to visit, it is usually after she gets off work at night (10ish) on the weekends and she is usually tired and falls asleep pretty quickly. 

Allie doesn't come over as often because she lives 30ish minutes away and has Lily and work and all that life stuff. 

Conor got an xbox last year for Christmas and we haven't seen him since.  Just kidding... he does love playing it, but he seems to be able to walk away for other stuff pretty easily.  He started reading Harry Potter this year and loves it.  He's in the 4th grade and has the reading ability of a 7th grader. 

He just turned 10 years old - double digits.  We had a Hobbit party for him - we took him and 6 of his friends to see The Hobbit, then came back home for pizza and cake. 

That's about it for this post.  I'm not making any resolutions per se, but I would like to start posting here again in the New Year.  Hope everyone is doing well and has a great New Years Eve / Day! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Conor's Berries

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The days are getting cooler as we head into the fall season - my favorite by far.  The beautiful colors, the smells... mmmm. 

I've neglected my blog for so long, I don't know if I should try to catch up, or just go from today.  I'm leaning towards the latter.  Easier to make a fresh start!  Lily is getting so big, so smart, and she is so beautiful.  She is really amazing.  I know everyone thinks their kids / grand kids are all of those things, so you may think I'm a little biased, but... really.  She is. 

Conor has started the 4th grade and even writing that seems like... whooa.  Really?  Didn't he just get out of 1st?  Junior High School is right around the corner!  Scary. 

Ceara is a Senior in High School!  She is almost done!  She will be 18 next month, and that just seems impossible as well. 

Allie is, of course, a mother now and she is finding out just how much you can love another being - your child.  She is navigating the adult world and finding her place in it. 

I've changed a few of the links to the blogs I read - removed some that haven't posted in years and added new ones that I've found.  Hopefully today is the start of many posts to come, but I'm not promising anything. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lily Dancing

My aunt has a valentines bear that sings Justin Bieber's "Baby" and when it was playing on Sunday, Lily did a little dance to it.  She likes music!  :)  I pieced together a few videos I took with my phone - she would be dancing, and when someone walked into the room and she noticed them, she would quit.