Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer tans, Braces and the ever elusive red erasable pens.

Schools starts in less than two weeks. I can't believe our summer vacation is almost over. It has gone quickly and since the kids are older and more self sufficient, it is more enjoyable. Sure the house is a crazy wreck, and the teenagers turned into nocturnal creatures for a few weeks but we've had a nice relaxed summer.

We spent a couple days a week at the water park. The younger kids were game to go as often as I was willing to take them, I forced the teenagers to go once a week at minimum. they were happier if a friend could come.

 I saw more friends this summer in my swimsuit than I ever have. some I'd never seen in the past 15 years and there I was in all my glory. I'm not gonna lie, it's not my favorite outfit to be seen in, and yet I went, a few days a week with the kids. I discovered,  the more I went, the easier it was for me.  I have an amazing tan and ridiculous tan lines. I feel almost confident if I wear my sunglasses, earrings and lipstick.

As the summer comes to a close, I am starting the back to school prep. I haven't shopped at all but we got braces on the 3 oldest kids today.  We went with Wright Orthodontics in Mesa, if you go, give them my name. pretty please with sugar on top.

Peyton can't make a serious face for a picture to save him. 

Next on my list of school prep is new haircuts for the kids. Liberty has an appointment for a cut and color before school starts and the boys obviously need haircuts. I spent yesterday morning Pinning trendy mens haircuts on my pinterest board, It's a hairy subject.

and after that I'm on a quest to find the ever elusive red erasable pens. They are required every year and aren't sold in the basic back to school sections or at the big box stores. I have to hit up the office supply store. I might as well suck it up and buy glue sticks and dry erase markers in bulk.

I hope your summer has been delightful.

leave me a comment and tell me all about it. I feel completely out of the loop with most of my friends. that's the only downside to summer vacation.

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jeannie maxwell said...

We have packs of red erasable pens at the local dollar store. Let me know if I can send you some. I'd be happy to!

Tracy said...

Glad you had a good summer. Confidence is beautiful! And You rock it! Braces are no fun. My girl just got them off a week ago. Good luck getting back to school stuff. We are not ready to go back. Summer goes by too fast!
Take care.

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