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My Week in Photos

Written By: Jodi on July 21, 2008 5 Comments

THIS is not good:

Gazebo injury
Gazebo damage

In fact, it’s quite sad…

Poor gazebo!
Poor Gazebo!

Added insult to injury:

What is this??
What is this??

Yeah, so that was quite a storm we had last night.  Fortunately we had already decided this was the last year we’d be using this gazebo as it was getting worn out. Between the damage from another big storm and this new stuff from last night, the thing is pretty much pathetic.  Now I have to hold out for the new deck and hopefully some kind of shade-giving roof being built next summer.

Hopefully THIS will be good:

Raspberry Buckle
Raspberry Buckle just put in the oven

My first attempt at using some of the raspberries I picked from our yard. It smells awesome. If it tastes good, I’ll post the recipe. :-)

THIS child is growing up way too fast:

My baby!!!
My baby!!!

If that cake looks a little…flat…it is. B doesn’t like cake, so he got birthday brownies instead. He also insisted on decorating it himself because, “Explaining how I want it will be too hard, it’ll be easier if I just do it myself.” Talk about having your own words thrown back at you! A little control freak in training.  Here is his creation, which he said was not really how he pictured it in his head but is good enough (whew, not as much of a perfectionist as mom…yet!):

Birthday Brownies
Birthday Brownies

Notice the “10″ in candles. TEN! This was a traumatic birthday for Mom here.  9…ok, halfway to 18 but barely an adult. But TEN. That’s halfway to the age I was when I got married.  I’m not halfway done with him yet!  Somebody slow this life stuff down a little, would ya?  It’s all going way too fast for me.

By the way, if anybody wants to wish B a happy birthday, please visit his blog and leave him a comment.  He loves comments!

THIS animal is way too fat!!

No, my head isn't small...the rest of me is just huge!!
No, my head isn’t tiny – the rest of me is just huge!

That’s it for this week’s photo gallery.  I’m still nursing my pinched nerve so typing a lot is not fun. I’m glad I had some pics to share instead!

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5 Responses to “My Week in Photos”

  1. Monica @ Paper Bridges says on: 21 July 2008 at 6:01 pm

    it’s too bad about your gazebo; I think we had that same storm last night.

    my 1st born is 10 now too. such a strange feeling to be a mom to one so close to teendom.


  2. Gina Webb says on: 23 July 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hurray! Sorry about your gazebo. I didn’t even know you had one;of course I can’t really see your backyard from here…

    He did an awesome job decorating his own brownie:)

    Hey, do you know of any other used curriculum sales going on this summer? Besides the one coming up in Ankeny next week? I hate paying full price for anything…

  3. Jodi says on: 23 July 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Ugh! Don’t even go there on the teenager thing. I refuse to let mine be teenagers. They must go from cute kids to adults, do not pass Go, do not stop at teenager.

    I actually read or heard somewhere about a family that doesn’t refer to their ‘teen’ kids as teenagers. They are ‘young adults’. I get the thinking behind this and agree with it but I’m not sure I like the ‘adults’ part of it, either. :-) I guess when it happens I’ll just have to deal with it…from my fetal position in the corner.

  4. Jodi says on: 23 July 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for commenting on B’s blog! That made him happy. :-)

    That gazebo really hasn’t been used to its full potential, unfortunately. But it was a good sun block for the back of the house. I do hope we can come up with a more permanent alternative. Hot sun and I just do not get along well.

    Used curriculum…hmmm. I can’t think of anything. I have had good results with the BST forum on HEED – just depends on if somebody has what you need. Mixed results on Ebay – they seem to randomly pull things I am trying to bid on! And that reminds me, somebody from church was offering me some of her school stuff if I wanted it and I really should contact her about that. If she hasn’t gotten rid of it yet. Maybe she would have something you need, you never know! I’ll let you know if I find out anything interesting on that front. :-)

  5. Jodi says on: 23 July 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Sorry for the messed up comments. I’m not sure what happened but they might have been sent to emails more than once. They aren’t showing up on the page right, either, so I suspect an issue with the new version of wordpress. Anyway…sorry if I spammed anybody’s email. :-)

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