Sunday, May 9, 2010

To my son on Mother's Day

Today you are sick. Very sick. You lay in the chair sleeping - yearning to be able to get up, to eat to feel better. Life will get you down this way. Learn to roll with the eb and flow of life and it will be easier for you in the long run.

You will get back up and you will feel better. Soon, back to normal. It is quiet around here today. You are not there to fight with your siblings and to tell me what happened last week in school no, you are sleeping.

Rest my boy. You spent the first five years of your life resisting sleep. You fight and try to control too much sometime. It is part of who you are and a bigger part of when you were born - first.

Learn to take this quality and use it - fight for good things. Flow with the rest.

I love you Buddy,

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Water Park = Exhaustion

Take one boy

Add a tube
+ Water
+ Water Slides
+Lazy river
+Hot tub
+Other water fun
= One exhausted boy

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hill + Snow + Sled = FUN

Today I went sledding.

Given the right equipment - a hill, snow, and a sled.

A boy can have fun in the winter.

photos taken by
Just Jules

Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


What do you dress up as for Halloween when you are 10?

Things like puppies and super heros are too young

Creativity is high, supplies are low.

What to do ?You come up with the brilliant idea to be a fisherman
Dad's old fishing hat, a flannel shirt, cargo pants, and water boots, an old rod from the garage and we were good to go!

Of course if you are Keegan you have a problem - you don't like chocolate. Since adults out in the country know they are not getting a lot of trick or treaters they buy the candy they want to eat themselves (which is hands down chocolate). The nice thing about trick or treating around our house is that our kids are one of the very few who hit the houses. Therefore when they hold their bags open it only takes 4-5 houses to fill them!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Football wrap up - Pumpkin Carving

Keegan's first football season is over. They finished the season 3 wins, 0 loses, and 1 tie. He was able to play many positions including quarterback and lineman. He ran for several yards and even made a touch down. The season was a cold, wet one. Most of the time they played in the rain.
Tonight we carved pumpkins.

Keegan gutted and carved his pumpkin all by
himself this year.

He already knew what face he was hoping for
and went right to work.

His is the fourth from the left.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Deer Hunting

Keegan went to his grandparent's house this weekend to help his dad set up deer stands. Keegan has taken to the idea of hunting, particularly bow hunting. He would be old enough this year to hunt with his father and use one of his dad's tags. If this will happens remains to be seen.

But a hunter he has become none the less.


Hopefully when he gets back he will have some pictures from his new camera to share.