Monday, October 8, 2012

2012 Blue Jeans Week 40

Wow, it is hard to believe we are 40 weeks into the year!  Where does the time go?  So, I picked a camera--a Canon.  It is ordered and on it's way, but I needed to take some pictures because my life was feeling so empty without a camera, so I borrowed one from a friend for a few days.  To fill in the days that I don't have pictures I used Becky Higgins 'I statements challenge' suggestion from a few weeks ago.  I wrote down prompts on a card and had each family member fill it out.  It was cute.  I will share those later this week.  It was a fun family activity.  So here are some pictures of what we have been up to lately. . .

Being the only boy with 3 older sisters, this kid has been put through a lot--dress-up clothes, playing the baby, etc.  Today he was their 'cinnamon roll' experiment.  What a cutie!

We love puzzles, and it is a nice stage to be in now that my kids are old enough we can just leave one out for a week until it is finished and not have to worry about anyone eating the pieces or walking off with them.  Miss E and Miss O were working diligently on our Moscow puzzle today, in honor of their Dad who served his mission there for two years.

Miss A took this shot.  After a long day it is nice to just relax.  Mr J was showing me his new favorite game on the itouch.

Love the flowers and pumpkins on the front porch right now.  We finally got the Halloween decorations up!

This is Mr. Boo, and he has been a part of our family for years--since before Miss O was born, so over 13 years.  He is our family's favorite Halloween decoration.  

After our crazy long, hot, drought filled summer, I was afraid everything in my flower beds was dead.  Since it has cooled down and we finally got a little bit of rain, my flowers look great--just in time for the first frost :)  But I wanted to get a picture of this purple salvia that looks great, and also because it is by the new garage door we just got put in.  Nice to cross that project off the list :)

Mr J feeding the chickens.  Notice his footwear?  White and blue socks with his sister's pink flip flops which are about 10 sizes too big for him :)

We had our church's General Conference this weekend which is a wonderful weekend filled with talks to inspire and help us.  I always feel so uplifted and ready to do so much better after then.  They are truly wonderful.  Many people have traditions that go with General Conference.  It only happens twice a year, and we watch them over the internet at home.  We always have Reese's Pieces to snack on while watching the meetings.  This is the only time of the year I buy them to just snack on,  and we devour then.  This year I got the mini pieces.  Yum!

Thanks for visiting and hope you all have a great week!

Chic Homeschool Mama


  1. So happy you ordered a camera and borrowed one until it gets here. LOL! Love the cinnamon roll experiment with your son. Poor boy! Love Mr Boo too. That's a classic that will never go out of style. I got my Halloween boxes down this past weekend but no time to put up decorations yet. Maybe by the end of the week.

  2. YAY for the new camera on it's way. I bet you are super excited. Looks like you had a great week with the one on loan.

  3. That's awesome that you found a camera and that you got a borrowed one in the meantime!! Your son looks so cute all wrapped up in the quilt.

  4. Oh, the picture of your little guy as a cinnamon roll had me laughing for a good while :)