Friday, February 5, 2016

Free Rainy Day Entertainment
Day 177 ~ Year 3
Team Zybko
February 5, 2016

One gloomy Saturday a few hours graciously fell into our laps. The emails rolled in one after the other, fields swamped, all games cancelled. Whoo hoo. It didn't take me long to pick up my jam jams off the unmade bed and slip on my still lukewarm Mukluks.

Part of the relaxing day included a simple coloring contest turned Zybko competitive. The stakes were high, pride was on the line. A dozen sharpened pencils, one short lesson about creating spread sheets and few fake awards from around the house and the rest is history. In the end Delaney was crowned the winner and her speech was nothing less than fabulous. I'm pretty sure I was part of the little people she referred to in the first sentence. 
I'm totally OK with that.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Living in the Moment

Snaps of Real 
Keeping it Simple
Day 176 ~ Year 3
Team Zybko
January 30, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Moments that Made 2015
A Year in Review
Day 175 ~ Year 3
Team Zybko
January 16th, 2016

Diane and Michael's Wedding

Fatherly love at just the right time

100th ride on Thunder Road before it was torn down

A friendly cousin game of ball on a rope 

Rainy Soccer Saturdays

All the kids together for Christmas ~ Best Mom present ever

Random cookouts ~ Pack the cooler and go

Dear friends kicking cancer's butt

Beach toasts to TRUE LOVE

Visiting Lil David at his new place ~ 
Fun weekend, he treated us well
(those pics were eaten by computer)

Kid #4  becomes a teenager

Prayer time is sweet

Drex starting 5th grade in 'Real School'

Drexel turns double digits with all his sibs and new RC car

Seeing Dylan on TV during Army/Navy game

Crazy quickie trip to Boston for Theresa and Greg's wedding

Fair time fun with these guys

When God's beauty in nature knocks your socks off

Mid city meet ups with my favorite soccer mom

Frisbee Golf outings on hot Summer days

Cold mornings in the van discovering frozen bananas and socks for mittens

Goodwill finds of the century

Living it up on our anniversary 

Picture with my Walmart Pizza man

Delaney's theater fan club

Celebrating friends on the snazzy "red carpet"

Selfie with Mother Mary

Sidewalk snow angels

Dumpster work outs with my life sized fit bit

Afternoon tea with my home school hamsters

Valentine Day Dates

Coffee time with God

Diane diligently planning her big day
and me mentally preparing to be a Mother-in-law

Color Run shenanigans 

When the season changes dramatically and 
your trust in God gets a makeover

Julie the Cruise Director before 
your brothers find their hats missing

When it's the right time for a handstand it's the right time for a handstand

Photo shoots amongst amazing pink blossoms

Sister time and dress fittings

Home School read aloud books on our best river side spot

Surprise 7 year old mommy love notes

New snack baking ideas

Spending time with my family at a big occasion

Being still and waiting for the Lord to act 

Drexel gets the polite award from his coach

Killing time together

Staring work full time outside the home after 15 years

Two Dollar Cup Cake Tuesday

Trash to Art Projects


 "Y'all know this isn't a normal thing to do right?"

Goofing off in the bathroom is good any time of year

                                       Cup cake tasting


Scooting off to a bestie's wedding just the two of us

 New family games are born 

When we chose to be IN the game rather than on the sidelines