Tuesday, July 29, 2014


My Song Knows What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) by Fall Out Boy on Grooveshark

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

"May your choices
reflect your hopes,
not your fears."
~Nelseon Mandela               

Sunday, July 27, 2014


On the Radio by Regina Spektor on Grooveshark

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."
"People will let you down-
welcome to life...
People will also lift you up, 
save you, love you, embrace you,
teach you and guide you.
Welcome to life!
~ Elle Febbo                                      

Saturday, July 26, 2014

T Bar M

Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective Experiment on Grooveshark

This was Kingston's first year at T Bar M .  I think I was more excited than he was, actually, I know that I was more excited ;-)  It brought back SO many memories of when my cousin and I would go to Camp Kanata way back in the day!  Complete with the same hand clap games, "down by the banks of the hanky panky" anyone?!!  I forgot to take pictures of the different theme days, as it was the first time we had to set our alarm clock for 6:30 a.m. since Summer started!  Kingston (and me) are still a way off from doing the overnight camp even though a couple of his friends will be doing that next year.  But we can't wait for day camp again though!

Day 1.  Sweet boy, I could feel his nerves :-/

Such a baby face!

Last day!  Nerves completely gone :-)

Kingston's "cabin", ECHO.
It was hot, think 100 degrees and a lot of commotion...
The gave out awards to each camper within the cabins.  Kingston received the "HUMBLE" award.  His counselor said that, "Kingston was a very humble boy.  He was good at everything that we threw at him.  Every time he won, he wouldn't jump up and down and be boastful to the other campers.  If he got knocked out during a game he wouldn't whine and complain.  He isn't the most outgoing boy but he really was good at everything that we did."  I mean. . .  That's our boy!!!

"Humble yourselves, therefore,
under God's mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time."
1 Peter 5:6                                     

Robert also got the same award for his cabin!  Birds of a feather, flock together.  So thankful for not only great friends, but great friends of character!
Celebrating the end of camp and beginning of vacation for the Kennans, calls for corndogs and french fries :-)
A week long of meeting the bus at 8 a.m. and coming home at 5:30 has them beat.  Well, Coltrane's just being Coltrane ;-)

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Save Me by Jem on Grooveshark

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."
"My wish for you is that you continue.
Continue to be who you are.  
To astonish a mean World with your acts of kindness.
Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart."
~Maya Angelou                     

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pasta Pizza

Ok y'all.  I seriously have the pickiest eaters ever.  Coltrane will eat plates full of zucchini, pasta, apples, donuts and bean and cheese tacos.  Kingston loves pizza, plums, tacos, peanut butter toast, meatballs and bean and cheese tacos.  I normally just cross my fingers and hope for the best when I make dinner and more than I'd like to admit, I will make 2, sometimes 3 different dinners.  I know, I know....Anyway...I was watching Giada at Home the other day and saw her make this for her daughter and was like, well, it has a few of the things my kids like in it...believe it or not, my children will eat raw spinach and enjoy it, even though they really are reallllllly picky.  And not only did they like this dish, Kyle and I did too :-)

You can find the recipe here.

The only modification I did was, I had to use large elbow pasta as opposed to the rotelle because we didn't have any.  It was SO easy and quick to make.  Hope you try it out for your kids and even yourself!