Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I know I haven't been around lately. It's not that I don't want to blog. Really, I do! I want to entertain you with my witty comments and funny stories. ha. But even now as I type, my eyelids are drooping and my mind is, well, let's just say I'm a little slower than usual. School is winding down, but the work level is at an all-time high. Lots of really great, fun stuff. But stuff that keeps me very busy, nonetheless. My at-home computer time has decreased (although Kelly probably wouldn't agree. No really, I don't check ALL my favorite sites everyday any more!).

You, my faithful reader, however have not been so scarce. In fact, I just noticed today that my total visits have reached 5,213! (This doesn't include the entire first year of blogging, when I accidentally reset my counter. Oops.) Thank you for being a friend or family member that is actually interested in the mundane details of our lives!

And since that seems to be my specialty these days (the mundane, boring stuff), why change things up now? Truly, I had originally logged on to write a very thought-provoking post, but we'll just wait until next time for the good stuff, 'kay?

Here's a few photos of what we've been up to...

Claire ran (and finished second) in a 5K race last Saturday. I am so proud of this girl! She's all business when it comes to competition. She did say "Mom, it would have been okay if I didn't place in the top 2, because I would have done something new, and that is fun." Easy to say when you DO win...

This is pre-race. I'm pretty sure she's thinking "okay, mom, enough pictures".

Let's not forget softball. It's the Never-Ending Story. (We have to watch that movie this summer!) But really, her travel team plays all. year. long. The photo below is of a great Dixie Youth live-arm outing she had last week. (The second team she plays for. I know. Psycho.) Check out that bird wing! She's one determined double-jointed gal!

And a new hobby for the Spann Fam? Guitar Hero, of course! The kids and I made the rounds on a few garage sales recently and home with a brand-new set. We've had a blast though I would have never imagined for one second that I would hear my soon-to-be 7 year old sing "Livin' On A Prayer" in the shower!

He rocks on the drums, too!
(Can you believe he's going to be 7 on Sunday?
We have a major swimming party planned for next weekend. Oh yeah...)

A gal's gotta bust out the wardrobe, of course

And let's not forget the hard-core rocker dad in his FCA t-shirt.

Next time I'll address my thoughts on world-views, parenting and Christianity in general, but for now, I'll hum Bon Jovi as I lay my head on the pillow and get some much-needed rest. Night!


Mariann said...

love that last line! Rock on, Spanns.

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