Summer Camp

Today, my husband and my son left for camp. For 5 days. This will be the first time that P has gone to camp for 5 days.

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The past two years he has gone to camp, but it has been a Friday afternoon- Sunday afternoon.

This time is will be a Friday afternoon-Tuesday afternoon.

5 days.

Without my husband or my son.

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This is also the first year that my son has left his lovie G at home. He has had his lovie since he was born and has only slept without it one night. Tonight will begin 4 nights without his G.

P is very worried about this and to calm him down I am taking G on all kinds of adventures and taking photos to show P that G is missing him, but still having fun!

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First stop was getting us some cupcakes from Smallcakes. Our favorite cupcake place in town! I got a lemon drop, Pooh got a wedding cake flavor, and G got chocolate with no frosting ( That is P’s favorite kind too!) I will be posting on my Instagram account: (Wood_Home_Adventures) our adventures while the boys are away! Please feel free to follow!

 

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Dallas Strong

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Last night around 9pm my social media accounts started blasting about the shooting that occurred in Dallas, Texas.

I did something I try not to do. I turned on the news. We watched live as reporters reported from around Downtown Dallas. Held our breath when police would run toward gun fire. Held our breath as the reporters and street goers ran for cover.

It was heartbreaking to watch. Our city under attack.

Our police force under attack.

And why?

I get it. #blacklivesmatter but you know what, #ALLLIVESMATTER!

The protest was peaceful. They came, they spoke, they were leaving and a few assholes decided to harm our police force. The same police force that was just out there protecting the people in the protest! Because they were mad at white cops.

Now, because these snipers decided to retaliate against our police force for actions of officers in A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STATE, 5 officers have now lost their life.

When does it stop?

When does all the hate go away?

When will people stop using the race card?

When will we work together instead of against each other?

When will we learn that some people do horrible things, but that does not mean you take it out on others.

Guess what…

YOU get to make your choices daily.

YOU get to decide what your actions are going to be.

YOU get to decide if YOU are going to help make this world a better place!

Tonight we pray for the lives that were lost.

Tonight we pray for their families.

Tonight we pray for this country and for people to stop acting like crazy fools and come together to make this world better for the next generation!

 

June Instagram Roundup

I can not believe that it is already July! July 3rd for that matter!

Seems like this Summer is flying by!

We have been busy little bees over here. Hanging out with cousins, swimming, watching movies and eating popsicles!

Top left clockwise:

  • Batman and I went to go grab drinks from sonic the first day of June!
  • Winnie ( our kitten) loves to bring me her play mouse in my bed early in the morning…
  • Winnie also loves to stand under my feet while I cook. She hopes I will drop food for her.
  • Cousins playing in the water.
  • P got his first pedi along with a mani!

Top left around and down:

  • P learning the new rules of electronic time. He now has a list to complete before he is allowed to play on his ipad. You can tell by the look on his face he was thrilled…
  • Swim time!!
  • P and a close up of his freckles he has on one side of his face only!
  • Cousins at the library together and eating Wendys together!
  • Cousins playing legos together.

Top left and around clockwise:

  • Got my FIRST pair of LULAROE leggings!!! SOFTEST things ever!!!!!
  • P cleaning the bathroom for me.
  • Got my 2nd pair of LulaRoe leggings. I am addicted now!
  • Cousins at Target! We kept my other niece and nephew for the week of VBS! You can read all about their week with us HERE.
  • Making silly faces with my niece and nephew!
  • Buckets I made for the kids with goodies in them!

Top left and around clockwise:

  • Myself, my sister braided my hair and when I took it down it was awesome!
  • Cousins riding bikes one evening!
  • Hot air balloon floating over my moms house in Houston!
  • Back road driving back to Dallas!
  • My beautiful lap quilt my mom made me! I will have a post on this soon! ( wait till you find out what she used for the white pieces!)

Left to right:

  • Winnie playing peekaboo.
  • P starting his 5th grade math using Teaching Textbooks
  • I bought myself some watercolors!

Left, around and down:

  • Myself, curled my hair to go pick up hubby from the airport. It was straight again in an hour…
  • C is home from Washington D.C.!!
  • P putting together his new Tinker Crate!
  • He built a lava lamp!
  • Sunset after church one night!

Left to right:

  • Cousins shopping at Kroger.
  • Cousins riding bikes!
  • Evening swim time!

Down the left side and to the right:

  • Got my new books I ordered from Usborne Books and More!
  • Winnie sleeping in my lap.
  • P made Hank the Octopus out of dough while we waited for our food at On the Border.
  • A pretty flower I had to stop and take a picture of.

So, Our June was pretty awesome! How was yours?!?!

Do you vote?

 

Doyou

 

Ever since I was old enough to vote ( which has been awhile ago), I have never voted.

For anything or anyone.

When I was in college and we had election time, one of my teachers told everyone that if they went to the polls and voted they would get extra credit. I think I may of been the only one who did not get that extra credit. And, I was ok with that.

I don’t go to the polls early. I don’t watch any of the debates. I stay out of any political conversations if I can.

I am not one to argue if I can help it. You have your opinion and I have mine. That is how I see it. I don’t want to prove how one person ( or thing) is better than the other and I don’t want to listen to anyone try and push their beliefs for that person ( or thing) on me.

When I turn on the news ( which is hardly ever), it makes me disgusted to see these people fighting and arguing to prove their person is better than the other. Every person out there has made mistakes. YES, some BIGGER than others, but you fighting about it does nothing to help your candidate look better to me.

People tell me ALL…THE… TIME… I should be more aware and pay attention and go vote.

HERE IS THE THING:

Even if I do “pay attention,” I do not always understand what they are talking about. Then, you try and ask someone what this person means or is talking about and somehow or another it turns into them trying to prove to you one of them is better than the other. NOT WHAT I ASKED FOR!!!!!

My son is 9 and has started asking questions about the race for president. He asked me who I was voting for and I straight up told him I wasn’t. I told him I did not know enough about either person to vote for either. He then asked me who I liked more. Again, YOU CAN NOT JUST VOTE FOR SOMEONE YOU LIKE. You have to know what they stand for.

He wanted to know how could we find out what each person stands for, so that then we could sit down and make a list and see which ones we agreed on with that person and which ones we did not agree on.

Great project idea!!!!!! Score one for the kid!

If you think about it, it would be very hard to post a question like this and get answers from both sides without someone getting upset and starting something…

 

Now, how in the world do I go about finding out which person stands for what without causing a riot?

Facebook?

Twitter?

Blog?

Am I being a bad parent for not forcing my child to know every detail about the election? Maybe…

Am I being a bad parent for not making him aware of all the situations these candidate have been involved in? Maybe…

Am I being a bad US citizen for not voting since we have had people die for our right to vote? Maybe… but isn’t it my right as a FREE US citizen not to vote if I don’t want to vote?