Sunday, February 12, 2017

Braces and Boxes

A glimpse back at the second week of January.

Monday, January 9
J left early in the morning for a few days of work in CA and then later in the week he met up with his dad in Utah for some skiing.

M got braces!

(While she was getting her new smile, the others worked on school.)

Then after a "soft" lunch at Barnes and Noble, M and T had archery.

Tuesday, January 10
My friends gave me the most beautiful bouquet for my (belated) birthday.  

We grabbed lunch at Panera's. (And totally might have used the ride so that we could listen to more of our story--In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson.)

The entire Forest Feast cookbook collection is stunningly beautiful and full of simple recipes.  We ate an abundance of yogurt (and sugar) covered strawberries over the course of the week.

Wednesday, January 11
The "pond" is usually dry--but the melting snow and rain have been filling it.

We're learning that multiple daily walks help Finn rest while we're doing our school work.  Plus, it gets me outside even when it's cold.

Usually they color while I read at bedtime, but T set up a whole campfire.

Thursday, January 12
Something everyone likes (a miracle): zucchini bread.

Sunny days make taking Finn for walks especially lovely.

We survived obedience school without J. ;)

But, he did nearly chew through his leash so we had to stop to pick up a new one on the way home.  (Since then he's eaten his way through a total of four.)

Friday, January 13
They spent the week building a stuffed animal hotel using all of the Amazon boxes from Christmas.

Saturday, January 14
J took a red-eye and arrived back at home early in the morning.  We spent the morning catching up with coffee in front of the fire.  

Then we all went to see Hidden Figures.  What an AWESOME, inspiring movie!

We had dinner out (Red Robin) and then all fell into our beds after a long week.

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