Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What To Do When Not Sledding

Last week we had ice.  Not much else.  Ice.  Makes it hard to do stuff.  But, we did have fun sledding.  Afterwards though, you need ideas after the movie and popcorn thing fades.  So, here's a few.  

Well,  you can get into the homeschool cubbies so that all the work your siblings did the day before is out the window.

Reni and Summer trying to figure out how to cut the bead string.  They have a pile of beadsand were truly having a ton of fun with it. though, this string was giving them a fit.


You can make peanut butter Hershey Kiss cookies.  Yumm!


Or, go back outside to goof around as Sofie and Summer did.


 Or, make ice balls.  NOT snowballs as there is no snow!  LOL.  This is all ice.


Agreement with these things was you could not throw at people.  Just the woods.  

Tons to do besides sled.  They had a great time last week in the ice.  Next posts tomorrow is about today's snow!  Pics with that as well.  Crazy week. Major snow headed this way tomorrow night.

Our GoFundMe Link for Camp Cheerio

This year, we need a little help getting to Camp Cheerio.  And, since taxes will not be in any time near that, we need to do what we can to raise funds to be able to go.  Girls and I are trying to find babysitting jobs and selling items online.  Too bad none of us has a true talent.  LOL.  But, even w/ doing those things, it will still not be enough.  We are trying to raise funds for us AND other families to be able to attend camp this year.  As some of you are well aware, this is more than 'just a camp.'  This is an incredible learning experience for parents.  The workshops we are able to attend are invaluable for our children to succeed in life.  So much I could say about going here.  This year though, we do need help to get there.  Like I said, we are doing all we can on this end.  We need $1000 to be able to attend. ($920 for camp and $80 for diesel to get there).  Anything we raise above that, will be handed over to the scholarship fund to enjoy the camp experience as well.  If we could just have folks give up one Starbucks coffee ($5) or even a lunch out ($10) we truly could reach our goal.  Just one of those items this month. Shoot, a bag of chips is $4 a bag now.  And please, if you can't donate, share the link.  Seeing the look on these kids when they are deaf/ HOH and being able to meet others like them for the first time is simply amazing.  We want to help give that gift to others.  Enough talking on my part.  Here is the link:  GoFundMe.  Thank you so much!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Manic Monday

It definitely felt like a Monday today.  No one but no one wanted to get out of bed even.  But, we managed.  Warren went to work as did Irina and Max.  Rest of us stayed home and worked on school work.  We even missed Homeschool Gym today. 

  • Cold here again
  • May snow in NC-- Wahoo!!!
  • Have an extra friend w/ us this week
  • Need to go grocery shopping
  • Cancelled Nik's devel. ped appointment (at times you have to decide what specialists are really needed)
  • Nik, Summer and Bojan go tomorrow for annual eye exams
  • Alex and Reni have soccer this week
  • Houseguest, Summer and Sofie have dance
  • Teens have youth group
  • Trying to raise funds for us to make it to Camp Cheerio this year
  • Girls and I trying to babysit to help raise funds
  • We are house hunting again (l-o-n-g story.  May be moving in April!)
  • Found three houses we like.  None local so we have bittersweet feelings on moving
  • Bojan, Alex and Logan want to do a fast for Youth Group in March.  
  • Insurance issues (denial claims)
  • Both van and car need an oil change
  • Need to do our taxes
  • Waiting on a court date for both adoptions
  • Life at a stand still till we find out about this move
Much more to share.  I have many things going on at once.  Need to get up early for eye appointments.  No biggie though.  House was clean.  I say was.  Alex has soccer tomorrow and a friend of the family is coming to stay for a few days starting tomorrow.  And must make it to the store before the madness.  These people go insane.  We are running out of food as we go to the store once a month.  About three days before we have to shop it always feel like we have ketchup and spices left.  You know, the good stuff is gone!  LOL.  Granted, still have plenty of meat and veggies but the munchies are out.   In other words, the bad for you stuff is gone.  The crackers, the fruit snacks, etc.  Have food, just don't have food that the teens want.  They were mad the other day b/c gasp, we ran out of tea and I made them have water.  We don't do soda here or drink mixes.  Mostly tea, water and milk.  Occasionally, juices.  Otherwise, water.  I do notice in the summer and fall when we have only fresh fruit & not really any munchies, no one misses them.  No one!  And that is great.  But, hard to find watermelon in the middle of winter or grapes or the like.  Frozen just does not cut it.  Got to get some sleep.  PIctures tomorrow. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Trying to find Someone Who Posted on Here

Someone responded in the Orenburg post awhile back about contacting us.  Would love to but can't figure out how.  Email us Matt at boydbunch@gmail.com.  This is someone who also adopted in 1999.  Thanks all.