I was just thinking that it's been forever since I've done Crazy 8 Highlights post. Not forever actually but surely a couple of years. So long that it's actually Crazy 9 Highlights! Ya, that's a long time. Life happens that way, especially when you blink.
So without further ado, here we go with the plain ol' living of life here in the crazy house.
This little man hasn't been feeling well lately.
Boo is now taller than me.
I'm not short.
Papa and I are heading to the Together Called conference again this year. So we are leaving our 75 degree perfection to head to Pennsylvania's winter in just a few weeks. We're beyond thrilled to meet up with other adoptive parents who are walking in our shoes for a weekend of worship and just being together with people who get it. But I'm hoping the weather will be kind to us desert rats because I don't really have a "coat." Or appropriate foot wear. Oh well. Speaking of which, I'd like 1 or 2 guest posts when I'm gone. I'm thinking a family recipe would be great to share. Anyone want to write a post with a recipe that they'd like to share? Or I'm game for suggestions. It needs at least a pic or two. Cross posting with your own blog is okay, and I'll even link to it if you like!
Wrestling season came to a close, and the manchild is now cruising along in track season. As a high school sophomore he's found his place in athletics. Let's just say that school work isn't exactly always at the top of his priority list. But athletics absolutely are, and some genius decided you gotta do okay in school to participate in sports. Yeah! This mama is no longer the bad guy, and Patch works as hard as he needs in order to compete. I can live with that. After those 96 years of parenting one thing I've learned (then forgotten and relearned multiple times!) is to pick which battles to fight. And there are many o' hills that I've been surprised to learn that I'm not willing to die on in order to win the war. Sometimes parenting is like war. And sometimes it's like paradise.
Did I mention that Boo is now taller than me? We measured a few days ago and confirmed it. He's 12 and I'm 5'7 and 1/2 inches tall so that doesn't seem right. Seems we only grow them really big or really small in CrazyToWn.
The next Manual 'n More class is coming. It's going to start in early summer, and I've been getting several inquiries. Be sure to leave me your email address (in a comment here of via a private email or message) if you want notification when registration opens up. That class fills up fast. The details are HERE.
Speaking of photography, on my 365 day challenge I'm currently on day #284. I'm kinda shocked that I've made it this far! And surprised that I've learned quite a bot about my skills behind the lens and my photography crutches. Here was today's post with one of my favorite pics of Mimi. Black and white images have been calling to me lately. And you gotta love the desert in the winter when you can go in a sleeveless dress.
And lastly Boo has grown taller than mem and that's just wrong.