Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tom's Home!

Thanks to Darwin Barton

Ever since my son went away to college my husband and I have had a hard time connecting with our youngest two. Our family just doesn’t feel complete and I knew I had to do something to bring us back together again. I had the best idea and ran it by Tom, my eldest, and since his school’s only an hour away he totally agreed. What we do is, the first Thursday of every month I make a big dinner and Tom comes in then we all watch a movie together as a family! We’ve got satellite so there are tons to choose from and a different family member picks each month. I love getting to see Tom so often and the other kids really feel like home is home again when he’s here! It’s been just a great experience all around for us and I hope it continues for the next four years since Tom’s going to be away for a while and he’s a lot older than the other two kids!

It's Thursday

Hmmm...early bird catches worms, so to speak. Pwede pud early bird stumbles first. Ouched!

It is the final countdown...I will take the challenge!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hiking In Estes Park

Enjoying the summer of 2011. We're supposed to be camping last weekend. I told my friends that they can go but sad to say, A and I can't go because I had an appointment last Saturday. Aside from that, I'm scared of those bears in the middle of the night.

So, we agreed last Friday to visit mother nature and breath some fresh air...

If I just know how to drive going to the mountain, maybe I can go there, once a week just to be with the kalikasan. Feeling ko kasi, malapit ako sa! hu!

To my avid followers in this blog and to my fellow bloggers, I apologize for my absence here. I wil try my very best to update this blog of mine.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mom's Place

Thanks for the article from Jermaine Haynes

My mom loves where she lives but she’s a little bit more a free spirit than me. She’s out on this old ranch house in the plains and she’s a bit more removed than I’d like her to be but she says it’s all the better for a nice, peaceful life.

She also has three dogs and it does give them a lot of room to run around, I suppose. I helped her get the house fixed up when she first bought it after dad died and we did a lot to it. Put in new hardwood floors, installed a skylight and even went to to make sure her rates were as low as they could be.

She spends most of her time in the barn we converted into an art studio and she generally seems happy as a clam being out there on her own really living off the land. She’s always been a bit of a strange bird, my mom, but I love her for everything she is and isn’t!