Friday, July 13, 2012

MIA Part II????

Ok, so it hasn't quite been FIVE months since my last post... it's only been FOUR.... Baby steps!  I'm currently avoiding writing a paper which is due tomorrow for grad school. I could also be packing for vacation...neither of those sound as much fun as writing a blog post! (ha!) No, truthfully, I've been riding the insomnia train for the past few weeks.  Hopefully that subsides sooner than later.


        Dad and Kaiser -- Checkin' the Crops

Emma's doing a great job keeping up on her reading... but in her spare time, she's turning into an Olympic swimmer.  She is going to be a big, bad first grader... starting in just over five weeks.   Let's just delete that... that means I go back to work in four weeks (AAHHH!!) so let's just ignore that.  This summer has gone by SO quickly! I only have two more classes until I graduate from grad school!  I am really ready for graduation.  I want to be done so my sleep patterns can return to normal! I think Eric is way more excited than me for December....I have been a tad MIA in the cooking and cleaning department in order to do school work.  I'm elbow deep in grad work, helping Keri take photos for and compile our Peace Parish Directory, helping plan a benefit (see below), planning a PTO fundraiser called the BOBCAT DASH (super-duper excited!), and other classes I'm taking this summer other than my graduate courses.  My big check mark off my list today was scanning, sorting, inputting, and matching 752 books with their ISBN codes into a database for my classroom library for Daily 5 / CAFE this fall!  That may sound extremely boring to some of you, but I'm ecstatic!  

Kaiser is also growing some fins this summer.  He has a smile that can knock a grown man to his knees... seriously.  He uses it as a weapon on me multiple times a day.   He also has grown fond of calling me, "Mommy Dearest" thanks to my good friend, Vicky, and my mother.  He also now screams, "NO WIRE HANGERS"... if you have no idea what I'm talking about... just YouTube it and you'll see a clip of a disturbed movie I watched repeatedly when I was a kid.  Why my son now refers to me as the late Joan Crawford at her best? Who knows...

In a couple weeks, we'll be hosting a benefit lunch, auction, bags tournament, bake sale, candle sales, etc. for my cousin Amanda's family.  Her husband was in an ATV accident about two months ago, so we're trying to help them out with some of the medical bills resulting from the hospital bills and Bryant being off of work in addition to her already being home on maternity leave with Baby Brodie.  We've had a great turn out so far and it looks as though we'll have a great line up for auction items as well as some great food, fun, and fellowship.  If you want more information, would like to donate an item for the auction, or have some advice :) just shoot me an email or a comment!

                                               Come one -- come all!

Alright -- off to bed... trying to get back to those "normal" sleeping patterns... slowly, but surely!

Shine (RAINNNNNN) on!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Ok, so the Townsleys have been MIA from the Tracking the Townsleys blog site for almost five months.  I'm embarrassed to say that.  I had been doing pretty well by posting at a minimum of once per month, but I guess I was being a slacker and just plain didn't make it a priority.  I'm sorry to my family who actually read the darn blog -- but I'm sure you haven't missed much! Now that my mom has given up Facebook for lent, she'll still be able to keep up with my photos without cheating!

Emma's busy with kindergarten and dance and getting ready for her recital.  She just had her big 6th birthday.  Aunt Valerie sent her a box of 24 nail polishes (24!) which are used for designs on the nails.  She is really in to having cute cute nail designs, so we spent the afternoon today doing her nails.  We couldn't just do one design.  We had to find TEN different designs.  To say the least, I think I'm glad she also sent an idea book for nail designs.  It'll keep us busy this spring and summer for sure!

Kaiser has developed a crazy/hilarious personality which mostly just makes me just shake my head.  My favorite recent development is when he's told no or doesn't get his way.  He'll actually go, "Uhhhhhhh!" and drop his head, drop to his knees, and put his face in his hands.  Where on Earth has he seen that actually work??  He also just got a TON of his hair cut off.  He does look pretty handsome, but I was a big fan of his curls.

Eric is still just busy with work and I'm busy with work and grad school.  I'm loving the fact that I'm over half-way finished!  I'll graduate with my master's degree in December.  What on EARTH will I do with my time when I am not spending 15-20 hours per week on grad work? more maybe?  I've really gotten into Pinterest.  It's really just an obsession with finding cool things to use for school and cute things for the kids. I hope to actually be productive with this in the near future.

Hopefully I'll be back before another five months go by! 

Shine on!