Saturday, July 12, 2008

Today's Post Is Brought To You By The Letter "F"...

...Friends, Family, Fun...

My sister and a friend came over on Wednesday (I'm a little late in posting since The Coach has come home! :) !! ) and the kids - all 6 of them - had a ball. There was swimming, tons of food, a house full of laughter and silliness...well, judge for yourself!

My niece...Shaylee

Caela & her friend Mia

Lunch...Cheeseburger Rolls & Homemade Fries

My sis & her make-up (she HAD to fix her face after swimming) with Caela

The whole motley crew...Jaedon & Andrew (l-r), Genna (pink), Mia, Caela (w/bow) and Shaylee

Playing with the dogs

Shaylee playing with Aunt Christie's camera...look, it does black & white...

Aunt Shell's new do (in sepia no less) :)


I hope your Family is enjoying a Fabulous summer!!


Roxanne Kristina said...

Thanks for your great comment...

I am laughing so hard at what you said. Living with a coach and all the motivational reads that must be around the house... I can see you turning your family chores into sport plays, using the white board with "X" and "O's" in formation and assignment of chores. I took stats for our high school football team. HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING, but I do pop off with a, "I formation," comment once in a while. Thanks for stopping by.


Roxanne Kristina said...

Hey Girly,

Just wanted to let you know I sure appreciated your comment on my "Pray-paring for 20 Something." I responded with a comment in that post, or you can read below (cut and pasted for you):


My cup is filled with gratitude with your response. So nice to not be alone in my experience. Your words went to my bones. And, your insights are spot on. I too am concerned about the emphasis we place on the high school experience, asking 18 year olds to decide what they want to do the rest of their lives. I have a friend who graduated from high school, becoming a foreign exchange student in Germany, "repeating" her senior year (not repeating in the sense that she did not graduate from high school - she did - repeating in the sense that she got to attend a second senior year in Germany). This allowed her to catch her breath and experience life before entering college, which bought her a year before entering the real world. That extra 12 months, in my opinion, gave her the boost she needed to transition much more smoothly into the adult world than our peers. Realizing every teen/20-something is as different as night and day, and each have different needs, I also recognize some thrive on going straight into their 20's. I just don't see this as being the norm. Seems to me kids need more time to grow up, focusing more on the 20's as a secondary adolesence if you will. You accounted for this perfectly in your comment. My heart echos your sentiments. Thanks for the thoughtful feedback.