The Dockstader Family

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Summer at Millerton Lake

We made a huge effort to get to the lake as often as possible this summer & we're so glad we did. We tried to go every Monday.  Maclynn would go to work for half a day & bring the boat home around noon and then off we went.  There's nothing quite like a summer day floating on the lake with the kids jumping off the top of the boat & swimming like fish.  Emma did much better than I thought she would with the whole life jacket situation.  Tanner, Hannah, & Jack are all such great swimmers.  We enjoyed some great quality family time (something that is hard to come by with owning a business & Maclynn being bishop), and we made some fun memories!

Tanner
Hannah & Cousin Abby
Aunt Heather & Jack

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

La La Life

Jack is terrified of the cow mascot at Chick-fil-A to the extent that he refuses to go at all (even through the drive-thru).  He got in the car the other day after school and and eyed my Chick-fil-A cup suspiciously.

Jack: "Mom, did you go to Chick-fil-a today?"
Me: "Yes."
Jack: "Was the cow there?"
Me: "No"
Jack: "I'm so proud of you, Mom!"

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Here we go again...

Normally I would have titled this post something along the lines of "Catching Up".  However, given that I'm not sure how long that would actually take, combined with the fact that I really have no desire to do the work that would entail (at this point any way) - let's just say, "Here we go again..."

As you can see I have given the family blog a little face lift using some of my new skills from the Photo Shop class I am taking this semester (more on that later...maybe.)  I've been playing with it all day.  When I was in high school and I had homework to do somehow I always ended up cleaning out my backpack & organizing my workspace before any actual work was done (Procrastination happens to be my middle name).  I know there's tons of work to be done to my blog & yet I spent most of the evening spiffing things up instead of actually posting.  (Some things never change). 

We had a fantastic summer packed with vacation, weekly trips to the lake, swimming at Grandma & Grandpa Tanner's daily, & lots of other fun stuff.  I got a new camera and I've been having lots of fun learning how to use it, so hopefully I will eventually get around to posting some visual reminders of how we spent the summer of 2010.

The kids are back in school (sigh of relief), including Jack who started kindergarten this year, so it's just Emma & me for half of the day.  So why isn't my blog up to date?  Did I mention that Emma is home with me?  (Her middle name is High Maintenance.)

So, here we go again...