this article about uva is so good. you should read it. uva is awesome. so glad bran is there.
~The Ten of Us~
*It Is The Sweet Simple Things of Life Which Are the Real Ones After All*
Posted by ~tmc~ at 6:28 PM
i deleted 650 posts...can't believe i had that much to say from 2007 until june 2012. i did save the pictures. i'm going to read back on the last 140 posts just to reminisce a little bit. then delete most of those too. maybe not the ones since bran left for college...i might keep those for awhile just because it makes me feel good. well the memories will always be there and there were good ones, a lot of special times as a family. still will be. i just was feeling like my life was too cluttered even on the internet. i've been getting rid of things, putting things away. it's always sort of hard to let go of things but it is time to do that.
we're looking forward to bran being home in a few days. we were just thinking about what kind of meals we can have while he's here. i want to have something good for him. first year is coming close to an end. can't believe it.
Posted by ~tmc~ at 10:25 PM
i am so tired....just because we are busy. emily spent weekend with a good friend who's so adorable....perfect friend for her....they are so much alike...laura spent the day with her boyfriend...a couple kids went to game dinner....we went out to eat with 1 child...two kids stayed home with nana.took some lights back to the hardware store...got some new ones. listened/watched the amazing uva win over syracuse. brandon was front row...how awesome is that?! drove down to pick up laura from her boyfriends. came home late. laura to church today....she is so fortunate to be around such a nice church family...dad picked her up with subway sandwiches....took jonah savannah and livy on a nature walk in the woods...daddy took his gun and shot at some bottles.....saw a snake! curled up in the still-winter woods...i will never go in the woods again...i thought winter was safe from those vile creatures but no i nearly stepped on him so it's true....savannah went to grandmas for dinner...out to the store tonight before the snow to get laura some paper to put her sweet 16 invitations on....bought a couple bathing suits for the girls...beach vacay is coming up again...ate a quick but easy dinner with ben livy audrey and laura...saw some family...talked a little bit. came home..gave a listening ear to a very special daughter and hopefully good advice. cut ben's hair the other day...he's growing it long...i think it looks nice...ben is the best kid ever. he's the one who will give you the shirt off his back. seriously would not be good if anyone's mean to him. watched netflix til 4 a.m. two nights in a row but it's so worth it. really good time to catch up on shows i didn't have a chance to watch. hanging out now with emily watching beachfront house hunter show. everybody else is asleep or in their rooms with their electronics. kenny went to get a cigar....only on the weekends though. strict rules are hard to follow. i should know breaking most of my own.... i had dinner with a friend last week. trying to give good advice. i love how that works....definitely try to listen but in the end we're going to do what we're going to do. no one can do things just perfectly. the connections we make mean everything, then nothing. sometimes saying nothing is better than saying anything at all...i should remember that. choices right or wrong just take responsibility for them. i like easy choices like what kind of vanity top i want to put in the girl's bathroom marble or granite....that's one of the next projects on the list. i'm pretty sure we're going to redo the stairs and replace the hall closet wall and door too pretty soon. we're enjoying the new improved bathroom....it's more hotel-ish looking....big improvement. i'm really enjoying our renovations. looked at a really nice luxury car. ben had us out and wanted to go look so we did. nothing wrong with liking nice things...it all depends on how much you appreciate it if you get it. just like brandon's college education...he really appreciates it and hopefully in the end it will pay off. he's coming home at the end of the week....i'm really looking forward to seeing him again. having our talks. good conversation, good advice, good company....i love it when bran comes home. everything is all right with the world.....not as melancholic. a good comparison would be winter to spring or day to night. it's a good thing for me.
Posted by ~tmc~ at 12:05 AM