Making A Comeback

Guess who's back, back again....Katie's back, tell your friends, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back......(please tell me you sung that in the tune of Slim Shady)

It's been a hot minute since I've jumped on this ol' platform and shared a little about our lives.   I can go with the whole "life has been so crazy busy" which isn't a lie, but who's life isn't crazy busy?!  Right?  We all have our own kind of crazy busy happening in our lives.

Let me get you caught up over here with both life and this little home of ours.

Kids are....big.  They've grown a ton.  We have two that have officially graduated from high school now.   One has gone on to start her college career at a local community college in the dental field.  Our oldest is working full time and thinking about heading back to school to work on furthering his education in the field that he's desired for a while and his employer is offering to help with thi…

Family Funday Sunday: Camping Style

Hey Guys!!! 

I know it's, only been nearly a month, since our camping trip but I still have to tell you all about it, because it was wonderful!! 

It's so hard coordinating weekends and family fun-days when you have 2 kids working.   Luckily those two kids, actually work for the same company.   They were both able to get the weekend off and we were finally able to go CAMPING and DIRT BIKE RIDING!!! 
You guys, this is something we haven't done in, what feels like, forever.  Two years to be exact. 
So we left Friday morning (kids didn't have school on Friday) and we headed over to our favorite part of Oregon.  East.  When we got there, we were shocked.  There was nobody there.  It was like that all weekend.  I couldn't have been more thrilled.  It was exactly what we needed as a family.  Just us.  Alone.  Laughing.  Playing.  Goofing.  Loving each other the way we know how, as a family.

Tension has been so high at our house lately.  Please tell me other families ge…

Family Funday Sunday: At the Zoo

Family Funday Sunday!
Our lives have been super crazy busy.  The weekdays tend to get out of hand, so on Sunday's we always try to regroup as a family and at the very least, get a family dinner in together.  A family dinner where we all sit down at the table, converse, and share our lives with one another.
I know, that sounds ridiculous, since we have all of our kids living at home with us, but these kids are all over the place.   Whether it's scouts, soccer practice, soccer games, work (their jobs - not ours), babysitting, vision therapy, parent/teacher conferences (at two different schools & for three kids), or basketball camp.....which, by the way ALL of that did happen last week....we don't always get to eat as a family during the week.    The Mister and I share cooking duties, and the kids know that they will always have a meal ready for them when they get home.  Whether it's before or after their activities, it's there and ready.
Lately, life has felt extra cr…
In my post, almost two weeks ago, I mention that our son graduated high school...two years ago.   Two.   Busy.  Long.  Years. Ago. Let me take you back to June of 2015, if you will.

I'm going to let the pictures talk about this proud moment in our son's, and our lives.

The Mister and I couldn't have done this party without the help of our family and our friends.
My husband slaved away at the grill all day making his famous bbq chicken.