Monday, April 25, 2016

{pretty, happy, funny, real} Instagram Recap

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Between catching up from our road trip at home and at work (juggling working outside the home, even just part-time, and homeschooling is tough!), three birthday parties, the end of hockey season, high school and middle school golf for our three oldest, Catholic Digest deadlines for June/July/August and September, meeting with a new doctor to try and figure out some continuing health issues, dealing with Tax Fraud (whah!), and meeting with some other moms to discuss co-op options for our high schoolers next year, the last couple weeks flew by and I just haven't had the time or energy to post anything here on the blog... Even though I missed the deadline for last week's link-up, here is a {pretty, happy, funny, real} Instagram Recap of some of what we've been up to the past couple weeks.  I'll try my best to find some extra time soon to share pictures from Chiquita's 11th birthday!

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April 10th: My brother's backyard is pretty incredible, especially this time of year! 


April 7th: It was such a beautiful day today... Instead of driving back home, after dropping off the boys for their high-school science lab, we drove out to visit my parents, enjoy the sunshine, and hit a few golf balls in their backyard! {Their yard has sure come a long way from the original 10-acres they purchased 25+ years ago covered with trees, poison oak, and buckbrush!}


April 22nd {posted by Captain}:  #NPLTD
We were able to get four hours of range practice at our grandparents house today!!!


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April 18th: They all finished their schoolwork early today so we could come watch the older boys' high school golf tournament this afternoon... I'm always up for a challenge, but we'll see if I can keep the little ones quiet for at least nine holes! {Can you tell that the six year old doesn't care much for golf? At least not yet... Maybe she will after her first golf camp this summer!}


After I snapped a picture of the kids, one of the other high school coaches told me to squeeze onto the bench too and he'd take one of all of us...





We bounced back and forth between holes so we could watch both of the boys compete! 

 

April 13th: This afternoon at practice the boys' golf coach handed me this week's and last week's newspapers, saying I'd probably want to check out the sports section. Indeed! In fact, I think it might be time to get a subscription! Last week there were two different articles, one featuring my youngest brother (who is a junior in college) and the other featuring our oldest son (high school freshman). This week our second son (who skipped 8th grade and is also a freshman this year - Coach said he let the paper know that they are not twins!) was featured as "Athlete of the Week" for our local public high school where they golf! The boys have been working so hard this year. In addition to playing on the varsity team for golf, last week they both received the Varsity Award at their end-of-season party for hockey, from a different high school, since our local high school doesn't have a team. They were also both awarded the Kiwanis "Student of the Month" (our oldest last month and our second this month) from the home-based public charter school where they are currently enrolled. I'm so proud of them and all their hard work! 

All the sports excitement (and newspaper articles) has continued this week as well!  My brother Kevin just finished second at the El Macero Classic and is heading to the Pac-12 Championships in Salt Lake City this weekend, and my youngest brother David's golf team just won the CCC title and are headed to the NAIA National Tournament next month! I'm hoping they will have a little extra time this summer to coach their nephews! ;)

Here are three more photos that my oldest daughter shared on her (very small/private) Instagram:



April 18th: "It was so much fun watching our uncle compete in the CCC Men's Golf Championship today! Go Owls! "


"Watching my older brothers play golf at their high school tournament earlier today!"


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April 20th: Yesterday one of my cakes was posted over at Cake Wrecks ... At least it wasn't one of the wrecks, but I might actually have one for them today! Hopefully it will come together after some time in the freezer and another coat of frosting. We have a birthday to celebrate! #notaprofessionalbaker #ihatefrostingcakes ;) 


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"One, two, fwee, four, five... The mom rabbit and dad rabbit have FIVE baby bunnies!" 
{He loves to flip through his new book counting the five "rabbit children" on each page.}