Family Friday

Happy Birthday Ben! - Earlier this month the most amazing little boy turned 6.  Ben came into my life as my first grand child.  I loved being at his birth.  His mom was a champ! This sweet, happy baby has grown into a sweet happy boy.
Week 2 – A week of Learning - Our missionary has been gone 2 weeks now.  We miss her.  Nothing is the same without her.  For example: Lilli and I went to the Regional Thespian Competition.  We rode the bus to Eugene.  I spent the day judging tech entries.  Lilli spent the day competing.  She did a great job for her first competition. … Continue reading Week 2 – A week of Learning
Week 1 of Our Missionary’s Service Down - What a week!  Here is what you missed. I missed Lilli going to SnoBall… I was working. She went with her friend Zoe…  A girl in her choir came over with her sister to help Lilli get ready. I don’t think she liked the makeup.  But she went with it! I think they were pretty… Continue reading Week 1 of Our Missionary’s Service Down
And Our Missionary is Off - It’s been a couple of weeks since I reported on the family comings and goings.  We have been busy!  We closed The Bully Plays.  It was a class project.  It was super fun for me have Lilli in this class.  You can read more about how this production went here.   Lili has been in… Continue reading And Our Missionary is Off
In Honor of Grandma - For Family Friday this week I choose to remember my grandma, Clara Lee White.  She died on Friday, a couple weeks shy of her 92 birthday.  She was the youngest child of Joseph Sharp Packer and Jesse Anderson. She didn’t talk about her childhood much.  There are a few stories out there that would lead… Continue reading In Honor of Grandma
From Mama Bear to Mama Swan - This week I wasn’t very good about taking pictures of the family activities.  We were super busy with school, work, opening a show, and prepping to send Hannah off on her mission.  I really should do better at it though, or Family Friday will begin to get rather boring!  Perhaps what I should do is… Continue reading From Mama Bear to Mama Swan
Beginning a New Year – It’s a Zoo! - We began 2018 by celebrating with friends… … and family.
Thanks for Reading in 2017 - I have much to be grateful for in 2017.  The least of my blessings is the opportunity to blog and the people who support me in my efforts in blogging.  THANK YOU for reading and sharing my musing with others. Blogging about my health and weight loss journey on Menu Mondays has helped me to… Continue reading Thanks for Reading in 2017
Wrapping up 2017 at the Boyacks - What a great week!  John returned from visiting his parents.  His mom gave him this beautiful tea cup owned by his Great Grandma Lillian Brockbank.  He had a good visit with his family.  The last lunch he ate with his dad was a memorable lunch.  As he was entering the lunch room, he witnessed a… Continue reading Wrapping up 2017 at the Boyacks
Christmas is Coming - It has been a fairly relaxing week of getting ready for Christmas.  It started with lots of cleaning up and laundry.  Not much is picture worthy in that. Meanwhile, John went to Springville to visit family for the week.  He went to visit and to help his siblings with some family things.  He helped his… Continue reading Christmas is Coming
Running Through the Christmas Season - Snap! What a couple of crazy weeks we have had!  Busy! Busy! Busy! As soon as we got home from picking up Chad from the airport, it was time to set out the shoes for St. Nicolas Day.  St. Nick was good to all and brought a couple silly things and Harry Potter shirts and… Continue reading Running Through the Christmas Season
Returned with Honor - The story of my son  and his mission service is a little like Paul or Alma.  As a young teen he became disenchanted with the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He did not attend church for many years.  It grieved my soul.  However, when I would pray about what i could do, a… Continue reading Returned with Honor
Family Friday – Keeping Busy - Winter is upon us.  Rain has become the norm.  I’ve missed rain.  It’s a welcome sight. John installed a new water filter.  I am so glad!!!  I love to drink water, but filtered water is so much better than tap water! I worked a couple concerts at school. Hannah and Lilli are silly girls.  They… Continue reading Family Friday – Keeping Busy
28 Years and Counting - So… Today is my anniversary… married 28 years. I’ve spent some time looking through old pictures.  Ah… memories!  We have had some eventful years!  So many lessons learned!  Some lessons tested our marriage.  All lessons add strength, personally and as a unit.  Some lessons brought great happiness and a few sadness in those 28 years. … Continue reading 28 Years and Counting
A Week of Thankful Boyacks - This is always a big week around our house.  First, there is my birthday… one year older, but not to sure about wiser.  My birthday was like any other day.  Later in the week I spoiled myself and got a hair cut.  Too bad I can never get my hair to look as nice as… Continue reading A Week of Thankful Boyacks
Changing Thanksgiving Traditions - It is Thanksgiving Day at my house.  In between the making of all the “fixin’s” and the arrival of the guests, I decided to do a little research as to how this day came about and what might have really been served for dinner. The “traditional” meal includes roasted turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed… Continue reading Changing Thanksgiving Traditions
Family Comes First - I have been struggling about what to write for Family Friday this week because I didn’t get any pictures and our week has been ordinary and usual.  Then it dawned on me, EVERY DAY is a family day!  Family comes first… even on busy weeks our activities reflect that family comes first. The importance of… Continue reading Family Comes First
Freedoms Sacrifice Remembered - Again… I had this written and couldn’t attach photos while I was at the coast for a few days. Today for Family Friday I want to pay my respects and give thanks for the many men and women who sacrifice in the service of our country and communities to ensure freedom and certain standard of… Continue reading Freedoms Sacrifice Remembered
What a week! - This week was an eventful week.  First, we had Halloween. Hannah made her costume… she went as Trash.  She made a skirt out of duct tape and grocery bags and then attached trash all over it.  She’s goofball. Lilli went as her favorite character in her favorite book.  She made a shirt for her friend… Continue reading What a week!
Family is the Best - Wow!  Another crazy week at the Boyack funny farm!  We have all been super busy with school, work, and staying afloat. The girls and I have been running.  Addams Family the Musical opened at Central High school on Thursday.  I have been working major overtime putting finishing touches on all the lighting, sound and set… Continue reading Family is the Best
One More Older and Wiser Too! - This week we celebrated our #2 daughter’s birthday.  This daughter is amazing (as are all my children).  She had a high bilirubin count when she was born.  She slept in a suitcase with a bilirubin light for several days.  She was a very easy baby… goo at sleeping and eating. As she grew she was… Continue reading One More Older and Wiser Too!
Phew! That Week Went By Fast! - Snap!  I started this blog post at 6 in the morning on Friday.  I really did.  Then it was time to get my day started (I did take a little time for myself and visited my friend Julie for a good chat and a great massage… thanks Julie!) and to the high school to get… Continue reading Phew! That Week Went By Fast!
Rolling Through Another Week - I am not good at taking pictures.  Family Friday is hard to do when you don’t take pictures… also hard to do when we are all busy that we don’t really see each other through out the week. This week John has been working overtime… well, at least some very long hours.  His project at… Continue reading Rolling Through Another Week
Family Adventures - The last couple of weeks have kept us all busy… very busy.  Lilli goes to school (something she isn’t always thrilled with), Hannah reads tons and goes to work at Jamba Juice, I go to the high school to help with class and to work on Addams Family, and John has been working late working… Continue reading Family Adventures
Thanks Mom - September is the month we celebrate my mom’s birthday.   My mom is funny, creative, faithful, passionate for family and faith, intelligent, hard working, musical, down to earth, goofy, compassionate, and fearless.  She is an example of discipleship, faith and testimony in action.  I have a few traits from her and there no greater compliment… Continue reading Thanks Mom
A Letter to My Daughters - I actually started this post long before my day started and my #2 daughter called, stressed with being a parent.  “It must be fate,” I thought to myself. Dearest children… parenting is hard. Most people don’t want to admit it – out loud.  What if someone thought you weren’t being a good parent or didn’t… Continue reading A Letter to My Daughters
September is Off and We are Running - September is off and running…. and we are running!  I’ve started building the set for Addams Family the Musical.  The show opens in 7 weeks.  Holy Cow!  So much to do!  At least I am getting kids to come and help.  My friend John Hatch is helping a ton too.  This is going to be… Continue reading September is Off and We are Running
Amazing Little People are Getting Big - Today for Family Friday I have to celebrate two little people that always make me smile. Tomorrow this handsome little guy will turn 1 year old! A year ago this weekend, I drove away from Beckett’s house, leaving his proud, yet exhausted parents and his older sister behind to love and care for him.  I… Continue reading Amazing Little People are Getting Big
This Week Eclipsed the Summer! - John took a couple of days off work over the week.  He did a little work on the house. He hired a helper to help him clean moss off the roof.  They made it a little ways before the day warmed up and they had to get down.  Still some work to do.   He… Continue reading This Week Eclipsed the Summer!
Family Friday- The July Update  - July is a busy month around the Boyack house.  There are a few moments where we try to “chill-ax”… …like Sunday afternoons watching the grand kids play with the hose.  Ben was pretending to shoot Lillian with a laser (the hose water).  Freya was concerned with the results and rushed to Lillian’s side to rescue… Continue reading Family Friday- The July Update 
Many A New Day - This week seems like the beginning of many new experiences.  It is a little unnerving to wait with no idea (ok a little idea) of what the future might bring. First new experience – Lillian got what I call “big girl hair.”  She got high lights and a trim.  What did we get?  A beautiful… Continue reading Many A New Day
Family Friday – Miracle Baby  - My first Family Friday blog is dedicated to this beautiful girl!  Leneyah Lorraine Maxey turned 3 this week!  It’s hard to believe how fast she is growing up.  She’s smart.  She’s sassy.  She is super funny.  She is sensitive.  She is caring. Three years ago, during this time of year while I was in the… Continue reading Family Friday – Miracle Baby 
WORK – A four-letter Word  - This blog is for Kimber, who did a great job teaching Relief Society today on the value of work and self-reliance.  So many wanted to contribute to the thoughts shared that she didn’t get to say all the things she had prepared for the lesson, but she got me thinking and I should record my… Continue reading WORK – A four-letter Word 
A little Catch up… ok, a ton of Catch UP!  - So much to catch up on… It’s been since February.  How does time move so fast? Ok… In February we celebrated Ben’s birthday. Chad visited some cool ice things on the big lakes in Michigan. It’s hard to believe that he still has this white hat.  My mom made this white hat for me when… Continue reading A little Catch up… ok, a ton of Catch UP! 
January  - This scripture thought has been in my mind this past month.  From snow days that complicated rehearsals and the opening of a show, to personal trials, January, the opening of 2017 have nor been the smoothest of months.  Trials are a great reminder that God is in charge.  Trails teach us to love as He… Continue reading January 
2016 wrap up  - The past week has been a great one! 2016 was a great year and ended just as great!  First, we had Christmas morning.  Ray, Kimber Ben, and Freya came over before church and opened stockings and presents.  I really don’t know what’s wrong with me, but didn’t break out the camera once.  LOL  Good thing… Continue reading 2016 wrap up 
Christmas Traditions and Memories  - Today I dashed into Salem to a fabric store… needed to restore some Christmas hope in a project that didn’t quite work as planned.  On the way home a few Christmas favorites came to mind that I need to share. Memory number one: the frantic “secret” plans of a tired “Santa” (a.k.a. mom) making last… Continue reading Christmas Traditions and Memories 
Snow Day = Catch up The August through December report - As usual, I have the unusual ability to create chaos in my life and I have not written much in this blog since August.  Time to play a little catch up. Kimber took Lillian to a “color” run…   Our garden did well this summer and John and I canned pickles… …and spaghetti sauce from… Continue reading Snow Day = Catch up The August through December report
Catching up on April, May, June and July  - Between a busy life and the death of my old computer, I have must to catch up on. Hannah participated in the Mr. and Ms. Central pageant and helped raise money for a cause.  I came up with some unusual ways to help her earn money… Cleaning toilets was a winner.  We charged $20 a… Continue reading Catching up on April, May, June and July 
The March Report  - It’s been a good month around here. Hannah is one month closer to graduation. She experienced her last Academic All Stars Assembly. She earned a spot on the “soft chairs” and the famous hard covered thesaurus that a few teachers signed. She has been successful in keeping a 4.0 each semester of her high school… Continue reading The March Report 
January and February  - Ireally am slacking getting some kind of record of what happens around here.  I am mostly dragging my feet because all my kids complain that I blab.  they don’t want me to share stuff about them.  However, they forget… They are what happens in my life.  Without my kids there really isn’t anything to report.… Continue reading January and February 
December Report  - John’s sister Lisa and niece, Felice came to see Chad off on his mission We started off the month of December saying goodbye to Chad as he headed off to the mission field.  He is serving in the Lansing Michigan Mission. Getting to the airport was quite the adventure.  It started by staying up until… Continue reading December Report 
November Report  - It’s that time in life… again.  We have another Senior in high school. That means we have a mixture of “fear of the future so I’m paralyzed” and “I don’t need your help because I’m nearly an adult and very independent.” Hannah has been very busy with the musical theater she loves and the school… Continue reading November Report 
September and October – so it got away from me…  - So, I’ve been crazy busy and have been pathetic, at best, in getting some kind of blog post out.  I do have a real reason… I am not at my deck much.  I am constantly on the go.  School started.  That means Seminary started.  I spend lots of time running people to and from activities.… Continue reading September and October – so it got away from me… 
August Report  - We got the family pictures back that John Hatch helped us take when McKay and Myles came for a visit. These are a few of my favorites. It was tough to get Lenayah to smile that day. The re-creation of the traditional “kid” photo. The first weekend of August most of the family hopped into… Continue reading August Report 
July Report  - Time to report on July!  July started just right… with a visit from McKay, Myles and Lenayah!  They drove from Logan, Utah to plays with us for the 4th of July weekend.  We don’t get to see them enough.  That is for sure.  Lenayah wasn’t sure what to think of most of us… well, mostly… Continue reading July Report 
June Report  -  June started like most months around here… fast and furious.  As soon as the calendar clicked over to the blessed summer month we began Graduation Week.  This is a busy week for me as I help with many activities at the high school… including graduation.  It’s a process to get things to sound nice in… Continue reading June Report 
The May Report  -  The month of May was full of all kinds of adventure. John and Lilli raised baby chicks in March and April, but decided to get fertilized eggs for a broody hen.  As if the first 10 baby chickens weren’t enough, they got 12 eggs!  The broody mama sat and sat… until the little ones began… Continue reading The May Report 
April Report  -  April started with General Conference.  Kimber, Ray, Ben and Freya came to listen to Saturday session at our house.  Ben and Freya are such cute little people.  It’s fun to watch Ben learn to share and Freya learn to crawl.  She is very motivated by the fact that she wants to do what her big… Continue reading April Report 
The March Report  -  March went very fast… and yet… very slow. Near the beginning Hannah was an Academic All Star… again.  Seemed a little ironic since mid-term report cards came and her grades didn’t look so good. She was able to get some work turned in so the grades look better now.  Thank goodness!  We need her to… Continue reading The March Report 
The February Report  -  February started as a super exciting month… Kimber and Lillian got to go to a So You Think You Can Dance Concert.  You never saw someone so excited!  John drove them up to Portland and dropped them off and then hung out in a parking lot watching movies until they were done. They had some… Continue reading The February Report 
January 2015 Report  - We started January with a surprise visit from Felice and Joe.  It turns out that Felice now lives across the field from us.  She is on an exchange program and somehow ended up at the exotic school known as Western Oregon University.  LOL.  Joe had helped her limp her way to Monmouth.  Her car broke… Continue reading January 2015 Report 
Guess it’s about time to wrap up 2014  - I really should catch up on blogging things… I’ve nearly forgotten what happened when… especially when my days blend together. Let’s see…. Hannah competed in the school Talent Show singing Never Fall in Love With an Elf… she won. Chad played “Wal-Mart  Girl”, a song he wrote… he won Crowd Favorite. We started the set… Continue reading Guess it’s about time to wrap up 2014 
November Report  - November came and went in a big hurry.  It started with auditions for Central High School’s winter production of Oklahoma! to be performed in February.  Since Hannah was auditioning I made it a point to help other students, but to stay away from decision making with the audition process.  I was so proud of everyone… Continue reading November Report 
October – a month late and several dollars short  - The month of October was a busy one!  Mostly, we were busy with school, the school play, school activities… hey… that’s a lot of school. Hannah was one of the honored students at the Academic All Star Assembly.  This is how the school encourages kids to get good grades.  Sadly, most of the kids are… Continue reading October – a month late and several dollars short 
The September Report  -  Here it is… the long awaited review of the adventures at the Boyack house throughout the month of September. We started the school year.  Lillian and Hannah started school right after Labor Day.  Lillian is rocking the home school.  She gets all of her assignment done quickly and is able to be a helper at… Continue reading The September Report 
Catch up – August  -  OK… It’s September and although I had good intentions of catching up with what goes on around here through a weekly blog post, I’ve been more successful in a weakly blog post.  LOL… Or no blog at all.  What can I say?  It’s summer.  we are busy.  I’m lazy.  There is so much to do.… Continue reading Catch up – August 
Catch up – July  -  What is a July in Monmouth without a parade, fireworks at the park, working a concert at the park, never sleeping, CET, and a road trip. This year my favorite part of the parade was Ben.  He was so impressed with every thing that rolled by.  He was concerned that the people throwing candy was… Continue reading Catch up – July 
Catch up… June  -  I got behind in reporting the family activities on my blog.  I kind of got a sour taste in my mouth for my blog in May and I am finally overcoming that.  After all, my kids are moving on with their lives.  Although we Skype every Sunday, I feel the kids are drifting further and… Continue reading Catch up… June 
Boyack Report  - So…. I’ve missed a few things in the events around these parts.  Here is a brief run down of what has happened in the past couple of weeks.  Hannah performed as the Witch in Into the Woods.  She was amazing.  Check out the video of her singing on Facebook.  When I figure out how to… Continue reading Boyack Report 
A Not So Weekly Report on the Boyack Adventures  - You would think our lives would slow down once Les Miserables was over.  WRONG.  We are all still busy and rarely home.  Lilli is busy with many dance classes.  Hannah is always at the school – she even insists on staying there to do homework and is often there into the night for Into the… Continue reading A Not So Weekly Report on the Boyack Adventures 
Boyack Update  - I really should give up calling it the Weekly Update.  I am not good at Weekly.  Maybe I should call it the Weakly Update.  At any rate, here is what we have been up to around here: Hannah got her Driver’s Permit.  This is how the first drive went (thanks Kimber for typing it all… Continue reading Boyack Update 
Boyack Report  -  I seem to be starting a trend of late reports.  I will chalk it up to being busy doing things we love.  In the past two weeks we have been super busy with school, Cabaret, and opening night for Les Miserables. This year the theme for Cabaret at the high school was Reverse Gender Broadway.… Continue reading Boyack Report 
Yet An Other Report for the Boyack  - It is time to do some catching up.  For the  past two weeks we have been busy working on Willie Wonka.  Hannah is my right hand man.  She is the Assistant Director and she is also my Tech Assistant.  She even got her name in the program as such. We have up in a large… Continue reading Yet An Other Report for the Boyack 
A Little Catch Up in January  - This has been w VERY busy month!  Thus, the month is now over and I am just getting to reporting on what we did.  Lame excuse, I know.  but at least I am making an effort.  🙂  Here is what is keeping us all so busy.  We are doing more than one show at a… Continue reading A Little Catch Up in January 
Ringing out 2013 and Bringing 2014  - I thought it was about time that I finish off 2013… no rush.  Right?  Let’s see.  Since I last posted something we had a Christmas Dance Recital.  Lilli loves dance… almost as much as Kimber did.  She loves to be a “helper” and she LOVES to tap.  We were surprised by a little solo she… Continue reading Ringing out 2013 and Bringing 2014 
Weekly Report  - The first week of the Christmas season is upon us.  We have entered the seasons of concert, Christmas parties, endless shopping (if there was money), and excitement. However, the calendar says that our chaos should not begin just yet.  Our first week should be a simple week.  For being a simple week in December it… Continue reading Weekly Report 
Weekly Report  -  This past week was lots of fun!  Kimber, Ben and Ray came to visit!  Ben is super silly.  He can do lots of things now that he didn’t do when the moved away.  He says lots of new words.  He climbs everything.  He can control a remote control car.  He can eat an apple a… Continue reading Weekly Report 
Boyack Report - Well, the month of November is another month of “same old same old”.  Case comes to play… Lilli does school… Hannah and Chad leave and go to school… I clean house…. people mess up the house… Lilli goes to dance and to be a helper at the dance studio… Chad goes to work out…. John… Continue reading Boyack Report
Boyack Report… A few weeks late  - Sunday was not a peaceful day.  Chad is stressed about his finals.  He demanded John and my fullest attention to help him understand his writing class homework.  He is hard to help sometimes.  He is so crabby! However, the biggest drama of the day is that I killed Santa.  You see… I thought Lillian knew… Continue reading Boyack Report… A few weeks late 
Weekly Report of the Boyack House  -  Things are moving along here at the Boyack house.  One of my favorite times of day is teaching Seminary.  This past week I taught about the “awful monster” mentioned in 2 Nephi.  I drew this on the board.  I think it’s pretty good for a stick-figure picture.  LOL.  I had the kids draw there own… Continue reading Weekly Report of the Boyack House 
Boyack Report  - Don’t be shocked!  I am actually getting to this report before 2 weeks are up.  I know.  Things are getting crazy. The week was normal… school, lessons, school… and working on the set down at Central High School. I went down to the school on Wednesday and Thursday intending to work on the set… but… Continue reading Boyack Report 
Boyack Weekly – ok two week Report  - I suppose it is about time that I caught up on the Boyack report.  We have entered that time of year where there is plenty to do… but it’s routine, and let’s face it… boring.  Chad has started classes at Chemeketa… Hannah goes to the high school all day… and Lillian and I hang out… Continue reading Boyack Weekly – ok two week Report 
Week at the Boyacks – catch up  - Now it’s time to catch up on reporting what’s been happening around the Boyack house for the past couple of weeks… I’m not home much so I’m not too sure.  LOL.  We’ve been very busy.  we started school.  Hannah is going to Central High School again.  She has a full schedule including two choir classes,… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – catch up 
Week at the Boyacks – The Aftermath  -  The past week was a week of rest and catch up.  Seriously.  We had to dig out of the laundry monster, dishes stacks, and clutter all over the house.  All this is the result of mom’s busy July and leaving Chad to his own devises.  I didn’t really feel like accomplished must.  I did get… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – The Aftermath 
Boyack Report…. Out of the frying Pan and into the Fire  -  So much has happened in the past two weeks.  I’m keeping up… just barely.  First of all, Secret Garden moved from the downtown rehearsal space to the theater.  Our first day in the theater we all worked at helping build on the set.  The second day we were able to re-work dances.  We were done… Continue reading Boyack Report…. Out of the frying Pan and into the Fire 
Week at the Boyacks – Catch Up  - The past 2 and a half weeks have been a blur… whizzing by at lightening speed and feeling like forever all at the same time. So far this summer Lilli and I have been involved with CET (Children’s Educational Theater).  For 5 weeks we get up at 6 am and head to Salem.  Lilli goes to… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Catch Up 
Week at the Boyacks  -  Well… we survived the third week of CET.  It’s actually been better than survive, even if I am completely exhausted.  This week I basically finished all my sets… although I have some banners to make for the Gala in 2 weeks.  My stage manager class is coming along.  There are only 3 kids in the… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks 
Week at the Boyacks…  - I am a couple of weeks behind.  I’ll just say we have been super busy with all kinds of fun stuff.  Two weeks ago Lillian and I started CET.  The first morning Lilli lost a tooth when she got out of bed.  This time the Tooth Fairy actually remembered to come without a reminder e-mail.… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks… 
Week at the Boyacks  - It’s been a couple of weeks!  So much has happened!  So this picture didn’t happen this week.  What did happen is that John finally gave me pictures he had taken with his phone.  These people are the people he served on the school board with for the past couple of years.  I think he will… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks 
Week at the Boyack’s  -  The week started like this… exhausting.  Seriously, I was always tired.  I think it is mainly attributed to the fact that I haven’t quit got my energy back after the surgery.  I still have trouble sleeping… I can’t find a comfy spot and sometimes my leg falls asleep.  Besides, John is restless too.  His neck… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s 
Week at the Boyacks – Week 51 and 52  - Well… I did it.  With this post I will have completed a report for 52 weeks… one entire year.  This has been the best journaling experience I believe I’ve ever done.  There is something about needing to return and report – to the world in this case – that really makes a person successful. I… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Week 51 and 52 
Week at the Boyacks – week 50  -  Holy Cow!  I’ve nearly recorded a report per week for a year now.  That is pretty cool.  It is probably the best family journal I’ve kept in years!  Sad It’s taken me this long to get my act together.  But, hey! Better late than never! The main events of this past week have to start with the… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – week 50 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 49  - Today is Mother’s Day.  When I was a kid, I’d make my mom breakfast and serve it up special on some kind of tray in her bed.  I’d try a little harder on chores and try to make the day a more pleasant day for a tired mom of 7 kids.  Today I didn’t make my mom… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 49 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 46, 47, and 48  - So… I’ve been a bit behind.  I blame knives.  See… 2 weeks ago I had surgery to repair a hernia or two.  I couldn’t do much for myself.  I couldn’t really sit at a computer   I couldn’t get in bed by myself or out of bed.  I had to have help doing nearly everything.  Today, however, I got… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 46, 47, and 48 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 45  -  I was bad at taking pictures this week.  That doesn’t mean that we weren’t busy… We had plenty to do.  On Monday I went to my first Pentacle director’s meeting because I’m auditioning Secret Garden in a couple weeks.  I knew most of what was discussed.  I am excited and nervous about this show.  Excited… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 45 
Week at the Boyack’s – Weeks 43 and 44  - I’m so excited!  SPRING is here!  Look!  I’ve got Popcorn popping on the … cherry tree?  OK.  It’s not quite the song, but still… look!  BLOSSOMS!  Now to get the garden in order.  Sadly, my favorite garden gnome lives in New Mexico… sniff.  The lawn is loving these warmer days.  It could really use a… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Weeks 43 and 44 
Week at the Boyack’s Week 42  - This week is Spring Break. We don’t really have anything planned. Monday I mostly played catch up… catch up on laundry… catch up on sleep… catch up on a clean house… catch up on paperwork. Monday evening I went to the pentacle Theater office and presented – or rather fielded questions – my proposals for… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s Week 42 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 40 AND 41  -  The past two weeks have been yet, another whirlwind.  Between doctor appointments, ortho appointments, home school, activities at the high school, and Legally Blonde, we have all been run ragged and rarely have time for some down time. Last week saw the end of an era.  The fountain in the center of town was removed.  Sad.  My… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 40 AND 41 
Week at the Boyacks – Week 39  -  This week I thought I would try harder to get my act together and report things faster around here.  It’s been a very busy week.  I worked at the HS Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning and evening for an elementary school musical.  It’s a paying job.  That’s a good thing.  We could use the money to pay… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Week 39 
Week at the Boyacks – Week 37 AND 38  - The past two weeks are a blur.  In fact, I am rarely home. The biggest projects in my life take a lot of time and I really haven’t had time to sit down and knock out a blog.  My evenings are taken up with Legally Blonde the Musical.  We have now moved into the theater… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Week 37 AND 38 
Week at the Boyacks – Week 36  -  This was a busy week… yet fulfilling.  However, I remembered that I forgot to mention a story from last week. John got in a car wreck.  See… John stayed home sick one day.  I wasn’t feeling well either.  Chad finished math and John volunteered to go get him.  However, John blew right past Chad as he drove… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Week 36 
Week at the Boyacks – Week 35  - The week was full of sunshine and surprises   This is a good thing because it was also a LONG week.  I only had one day of Legally Blonde and spent the rest of the week with Once Upon a Mattress as my extra curricular activity.  During the sunny days Lilli, Lagi, and Case made good use… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Week 35 
Week at the Boyacks – Week 33  - I’m running behind on my weekly review.  I haven’t been feeling my best and just can’t find the energy to do more.  But I can’t get too far behind or I won’t be able to catch up.  So her it goes.  I review of last week. Last week was full of lessons, school and rehearsal.… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Week 33 
Week at the Boyacks – Week 33  - Monday came with a repair.  We haven’t even begun rehearsing with the set and already things are breaking.  It serves me right.  I should have checked the castors before the kids flipped the set.  I just didn’t take the time. While we were trying to paint the floor it got harder and harder to push… Continue reading Week at the Boyacks – Week 33 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 32  - Most of this week was the same old thing everyday… school… work… teach lessons… Legally Blonde or Once Upon a Mattress rehearsals…That is until Friday!  This week has been a ROYAL week.  Remember how I said Hannah was elected as the Freshman Princesses for Snowball?  Well, Friday there was a big assembly where she got to walk… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 32 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 31  - BUSY WEEK!  First I mostly finished and delivered my set for Suesical the Musical Jr. to my friend, Robert.  He teaches at a charter school in Salem and is directing his 8th students for their semester project.  I still have to finish the “nest.”  At least the back drop, and eggs are good to go.  I think… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 31 
The Week at the Boyacks – Week 30  - The week began as a party… a New Year’s Eve party.  Lillian invited Josie over to have lunch and make cookies.  Lillian even bought the ingredients with her own money.  Josie brought the stuff she needed for her favorite cookies too.  They had a grand time making a mess in my kitchen.  They cleaned up…… Continue reading The Week at the Boyacks – Week 30 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 29  -  Well… It’s been a nice relaxing week.  I didn’t even really take any pictures   We didn’t do much so why break out the camera?  Not to mention, my kids take my phone and run the battery down and the camera too!  Thankfully, Kimber had some battery to get a couple pictures of Christmas day. First of… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 29 
Week at the Boyack’s – Week 28  - I suppose it is time to report on the events of last week.  I will save Christmas for a separate post. Last week P90X ruled the family room.  Kimber would come over and do an hour dvd.  Then Chad would come home from school and the family room was once again a gym.  At the end of… Continue reading Week at the Boyack’s – Week 28