Not quite 7 shots: Week 16

Oh gosh, it finally happened. I knew it would at some point. I somehow managed to miss a day! Yikes! I realize I could cheat, but that would defeat the point. The point is to capture a little piece of every day, to be able to look back at the end and remember all the little small, happy, victorious moments from all the days. Now it will just be most of the days. Also, I’m having an issue importing some RAW files into iPhoto so Sunday Funday is missing.

This was a pretty hectic week. It started off with some sort of digestive ailment from the Bear, took us to Seattle for fun and story time with friends, and then out on a Sunday shopping trip, by Monday we all woke up with chest colds. DB has been going to bed around 1800 every night. Here’s hoping next week is full of sunshine and health. Oh and we got a Vitamix!

16Apr: Hello Mt. Baker

16Apr: Hello Mt. Baker

16Apr: Total cheat since I missed the 17th

16Apr: Total cheat since I missed the 17th

18Apr: Climbing on the table is a thing now

18Apr: Climbing on the table is a thing now

19Apr: Testing out the new Vitamix

19Apr: Testing out the new Vitamix

20Apr: A story of redemption

20Apr: A story of redemption

22Apr: At work

22Apr: At work

7 Shots: Weeks 14 and 15

So April is more than halfway over and it’s been a total whirlwind. DB came home, we bought a new car, I went to Oregon on a weeklong exercise (and got seriously sunburnt), we had out first outdoor grill session, and then the Bear gave us both a digestive ailment that has left me behind in blogging and our house in a complete state of disarray. On the other hand, the three of us our a family again for the next few months before I head out on deployment. Here’s what the last couple weeks looked like.

02Apr: longer and longer

02Apr: longer and longer

03Apr: A day at the farm

03Apr: A day at the farm

04Apr: Shopping for a new car

04Apr: Shopping for a new car

05Apr: On the road

05Apr: On the road

06Apr: Stripes!

06Apr: Stripes!

07Apr: Big ski

07Apr: Big ski

08Apr: Bushwhacked

08Apr: Bushwhacked

09Apr: I'm not used to the sun

09Apr: I’m not used to the sun

10Apr: No really, I'm not used to the sun AT ALL

10Apr: No really, I’m not used to the sun AT ALL

11Apr: truck stop sunset

11Apr: truck stop sunset

12Apr: Reunited...again

12Apr: Reunited…again

13Apr: Saturday morning routine

13Apr: Saturday morning routine

14Apr: Books are awesome

14Apr: Books are awesome

15Apr: Tired out

15Apr: Tired out

7 Shots: Week 13

The sun was out a lot this week so we had a lot of outdoor time. You may recall taking the Bear outside is one of my 30 before 31 goals. I guess it sounds kind of silly, of course you’re going to take a kid outside and let him run around. However, when you live in the land of always rainy on the island of always windy, it can really be a challenge. Here’s hoping the rest of spring is as bright. Bears belong outside.

26Mar: The view from here

26Mar: The view from here

27Mar: Study, study, study

27Mar: Study, study, study

28Mar: Our rock collection

28Mar: Our rock collection

29Mar: 18 months old today. Seriously.

29Mar: 18 months old today. Seriously.

30Mar: Out on a walk

30Mar: Out on a walk

31: A Bear and his blanket

31: A Bear and his blanket

01Apr: Chocolate for breakfast on a Monday. Yes.

01Apr: Chocolate for breakfast on a Monday. Yes.

7 Shots: Weeks 11 and 12

Now that we’re mostly recovered (do little ones ever really recover from colds? They’re pretty much snotty and sniffly all the time, it just ebbs and flows), it feels good to get back on track with the photos. We’re almost through the first quarter of the year! What a whirlwind so far. I’m glad that the sun is finally starting to come around and I can get away from all these “here we are hanging out on the couch” photos.

12Mar: Made it to the 3rd book. Worlds colliding

12Mar: Made it to the 3rd book. Worlds colliding

13Mar: Happiness

13Mar: Happiness

14Mar: Bacon cheddar waffle dinner

14Mar: Bacon cheddar waffle dinner

15Mar: The sickness begins

15Mar: The sickness begins

16Mar: And hangs out all weekend

16Mar: And hangs out all weekend

17Mar: Now we both have it

17Mar: Now we both have it

18Mar: Lounge bear

18Mar: Lounge bear

19Mar: Mt. Cinnamon

19Mar: Mt. Cinnamon

20Mar: Camo socks and camo pants

20Mar: Camo socks and camo pants

21Mar: Waiting is the hardest part

21Mar: Waiting is the hardest part

22Mar: Budding artist

22Mar: Budding artist

23Mar: Sunshine

23Mar: Sunshine

24Mar: I had such a craving

24Mar: I had such a craving

25Mar: Gonna miss this place

25Mar: Gonna miss this place

7 Shots: Week 10

This past week has been very iPhone/Mama and Bear centric. Maybe it’s because we’re both feeling the toll of this deployment or the Bear knows he’s bound for daycare soon, or probably it’s just teeth. It’s always teeth. Whatever the reason, he’s wanted lots of hangout on the couch time, and with several days of cloudy/rainy/not quite spring happening outside I’ve been more than happy to oblige.

05Mar: I stick my tongue out in your general direction

05Mar: I stick my tongue out in your general direction

06Marl My desk is a mess

06Marl My desk is a mess

07Mar: Linus

07Mar: Linus

08Mar: Cheerios in my coffee

08Mar: Cheerios in my coffee

09Mar: Happy Saturday

09Mar: Happy Saturday

10Mar: Bowl head

10Mar: Bowl head

11Mar: Work and Play

11Mar: Work and Play

7 Shots: Week 8

19Feb: Outside Time

19Feb: Outside Time

20Feb: Oatmeal and new knits

20Feb: Oatmeal and new knits

21Feb: This shirt no longer fits

21Feb: This shirt no longer fits

22Feb: Lunch

22Feb: Lunch

23Feb: Total pyjama day

23Feb: Total pyjama day

24Feb: New clothes

24Feb: New clothes

25Feb: Game that I don't yet know the rules to

25Feb: Game that I don’t yet know the rules to

I took a couple days off from the Internet for no other reason than I could. Of course, this did not preclude me from obsessively browsing Pinterest on my phone. Nonetheless, last week as previously posted was all about kitchen time. It seems like this week is all about kitchen misses more than hits. Right now the kitchen is both my personal classroom and therapy. I think sometimes the hardest part of a deployment is that last few weeks, when you know that you’ll be reunited soon, but just not soon enough. Here’s hoping March will fly and bring April quickly on it’s winds.