It’s Quitin’ Time

I’ve decided to stop blogging for awhile.

My reason?  I’ve lost the desire to do it.

I may return in the near future or it may be a really long time before I post again.

I have enjoyed connecting with all of you through my little corner of the Internet.

Peace, love and blessings!

Tracey

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Movin’ On Up

We finally did it! We purchased our first home this week! Yipee! Yahoo! Whoopie! Alright! Can you tell that I’m excited?

We plan to paint and change a few things before we move in July. The boys will be changing schools and we will need to readjust to a new community, but we are eager to do so. The community that we are moving into is only 15 minutes from where we live now. So, it’s in the same general area. I’ll post some before and after pictures in the upcoming weeks! Lots of work, but fun times are ahead.

Family Reunion

This year, was a departure from the norm for the Dickey Family Reunion. We didn’t gather at someone’s house, but at a campsite. We met at Jellystone Camp near Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. My 90 year old grandfather, a very brave man, even “roughed it” for a few days. It was a joy to visit with my aunts, uncles and cousins that I haven’t seen awhile. The visit to Mammoth Cave was a treat too. I love witnessing God’s creations up close. Here’s a picture of those who were able to make it this year.

Summer Adventures

Posing for a picture along the trail

Summer is here at last!  The boys are feeling elated that school is out and “bored with nothing to do except go to the pool” (in their words) which is just a ploy to get to the pool daily.  Of course, I don’t stand for the bored attitude.  I have a list on the fridge to direct them to if they dare utter the words.  We are doing a little school work every week day to keep their skills active.  Graham and I are working intensely on his reading in hope of growing one school year over the summer.  Please keep us in your prayers!  We are managing to still squeeze in plenty of time at the pool and a few other adventures to keep summer fun and make memories.  Here’s a picture of us at Radnor Lake in Nashville, TN.  I hope you are having a great summer too!

Happy Mother’s Day!

I had an excellent Mother’s Day! Bryan and the boys really went all out this year to make today special. My boys gave me loads of cards and handmade creations. Bryan gave me flowers and a card. Plus, we ate out after church at a restaurant of my choosing. (Wolfgang Puck Express, in case you’re curious) I even took a nice long nap this afternoon! Oh and my gift was something I’ve been wanting for a long time…a handheld vacuum cleaner for the van. Here’s a recent picture of my treasures:

Loch’s Latest

He’s 3 months old now!  Loch is growing and changing every day and it’s so much fun to witness.  His latest feats include cooing, laughing, smiling, lifting his head up while on his tummy, holding his head up better in general and sleeping for longer stretches at night.  I guess all of these accomplishments are typical for a baby his age, but I am a very proud momma!  Here are some pictures I took today trying to get the “perfect smiling shot”.  I didn’t succeed, but I caught some fun expressions on his face.

Success!

He did it!

He did it!

It’s amazing to me how strong Lochlan’s instinct to suck his thumb has been!  He’s 12 weeks old and every single day of his life up to this point he has focused on sucking his thumb.  I long for that type of laser focus!  Now that he has a little bit of muscle control he’s actually been successful a few times!  We were all sitting around the dinner table last night when he sustained a good thumb suck.  It was hilarious how Owen, Graham and Isaac reacted.  They all cheered and Graham rushed to grab the camera.  Success!