Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Evening The Score







It's just occurring to me that Summer is officially over. Sad. Very Sad. After picking up Camp today, I drove over to the Tuesday produce stand to pick up some peppers and tomatoes, only to see a deserted gravel lot. No peppers. No tomatoes. No peaches. The season is over, and I'm not happy about it. It's a dang good thing that all the best holidays land in the fall and winter seasons, because otherwise they'd have no redeeming value. I've always said that the colder months are better because winter clothes are cuter than summer clothes, but now that my whole clothing sitch-e-ation has changed--not to mention the horrible things that added humidity does to my hair--my attitude about the fall and winter months has changed. Like I said--thank goodness for the holidays.
So far, Camp is really enjoying school. He gets annoyed by my asking for too many details, and he never says things are wonderful, but he always comes home happy and hasn't expressed any concerns, so I'm assuming all is well. I'll get to start volunteering in his classroom at the start of October, which I'm really excited about.
Jane and Dan are in swimming lessons again and Janey had her first soccer game on Saturday. Man, that girl is darling. She was a little timid at first, but soon enough, she was running all over the field--looking back every now and again to revel in Camp's cheering for her. Soccer will have been a huge blessing if for nothing else, just as a reinforcement to Jane that Camp really does love her.
And guess what? I got to do a little decorating recently. Nothing big, but exciting still the same. My friend Kim is in the middle of moving and was getting rid of a bunch of stuff, so she gave me some fabulous contact paper that she was done with. At first, I considered covering the backs of my bookshelves with it, but because I'm not sure it wouldn't harm the wood, I decided to just cover some books instead. I know it is totally lame to not be able to read the titles of the books, but it sure looks good. By the way--have I ever posted pictures of my family room after having painted it blue? Well here it is. I swore I'd never decorate with blue, but I'm eating my words now. I can't seem to get enough of it--although I 'm still accessorizing in green and red. (By the way--these are the new toss pillows I'll be asking for for my birthday. What do you think?)

I had a showing the other day, so I decided to take some pictures while the pillows were still fluffed and the lines were still in the carpet. Those things don't last long, you know. Man, I love it when my house is clean. I almost want to just move out onto the porch.



Brian ran a half-marathon trail run on Saturday in the rain after having worked through the night like half the week, and he still kicked fanny big time. So big time that I didn't even make it to the finish line in time to cheer for and congratulate him. Yikes. And he's just signed himself up for a marathon trail run for the weekend of his birthday. Can you imagine running 26.2 miles of trails?! I think I'll grab my next opportunity to go through his truck for illegal stimulants. The guy's obviously lost his marbles.
So anyway....


It's a good thing I just previewed my post because I almost forgot to explain the title. We're having a boy"! Final score (most likely): boys--2, girls--2. Tie game.

16 comments:

Heather Bell said...

Congrats on the boy!! Love the tied score.=) Love the blue. Love your comment about wanting to move out onto the porch. Now come decorate my house while you're at it!

ksdavis6 said...

Yah!! We are so excited for your family. I am sad summer is over as well, but here in Coos Bay, I think we didn't even have summer:( Sad, but try!!

McLeod Clan said...

I love your kids, I love your house, and I am super excited for Brian and the new baby boy!

Jen said...

Yay! Congrats. We need to hang out. Soon.

charley said...

Sweet!

Ryan & Brooke said...

Man, I cannot believe you haven't picked up the phone and told me you are having a boy. I am so excited for you!
The house looks great like always. I really liked how you grouped the red books next to the new covered ones. It looks great. Oh, and when I talk to you on the phone next you'll have to tell me where Kim is going.

Laura Hendricks said...

cutest pictures. especially that one with the three kids on the grass and danin in smiling up at janey. haha!

no more talking about summer being over, please. kyoouu. trivia question what is that off of. ok i'll tell you. that is how mr. green says "thank you" on CLUE.

Diana said...

Yay, I knew it! Congrats on the boy.

Audge said...

Hahaha I love that Laura said "kyoouu"...I totally knew that that was from Clue dang it!

Ann I love this post. The pictures are so cute. And I'm glad Campers is following in your footsteps (by cheering for his siblings, that is).I know I have said this before, but I will never forget "GOOO POOTSIE POO POO!!!" at one of my track meets. I am sure everyone was thinking "Who in the crap is Pootsie Poo Poo?" But I didn't care, cause Pootsie Poo Poo was probably schooling all the black girls. Haha yeah right!

AJ said...

Cute kiddos! What trail marathon is this? We're doing the Silver Falls half on 11/6, that should be exciting. We were thinking about the Mesquite Marathon 11/20 so we could go visit Vegas. But we'll probably end up doing the Eugene half that day. It would be fun to see you guys at a local race. Let me know if you are doing any of those races. (annalisejones@gmail.com)

Annalise (from Brian's home ward)

Kelly Family said...

Hi Ann! I haven't checked people's blogs or done my own for a long time, but I decided to start it up again once in awhile. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
We also love the Napolean movie. The writers Jared and Jerusha Hess lived in our old ward right before they made the movie and I visit taught Jerusha for a few months. She had the same sense of humor that is in the movie. I'm glad that everything is going well for you guys :)

Kat and Charley said...

Congratulations! The pillows you've picked out are beautiful! Also, I'll send you a friends and family coupon so you/Brian could get 20% off your purchase in Oct.

Kat and Charley said...

Congratulations! The pillows you've picked out are beautiful! Also, I'll send you a friends and family coupon so you/Brian could get 20% off your purchase in Oct.

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Ann. Hopefully he's just as cute and spunky as Camp.

Lisa said...

Congrats Ann! I'm so excited for you! I love your house and decorating.

Talltiffany said...

I love that story! :)