Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My New Career...Professional Fort Builder

I can easily remember asking my mother and father to build my sister and I a fort when we were younger. They would take blankets and drape them over the dining room chairs and we would huddle inside our fort and would magically be transported to an imaginary land. Nothing existed outside of the fort. Along with us, we would bring our favorite toys and blankies and hunker down in the fort for as long as we could, which was usually until dinner or bed time. Soon, we began to build our own forts. We made new designs and would use as much furniture as we could to make it larger and more grandiose.

Fast forward 20 years. (Yes, I still enjoyed forts at 13!) Clark's new favorite thing to do is to have anyone make a fort for him. Thanks to Uncle Chris, who introduced him to a fort, Clark constantly is asking for us to make him a fort (which sounds more like "fork" when he says it). Now there isn't a day that goes by without a fort being made in the house, and the best thing about that is that I get to play in them as well.

Clark and I in the small fort.

Clark in the super couch fort.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Quest for Perfection

One of the many reasons why this blog has had a lack in posts is due to the fact that I have enrolled in a Masters program. Pretty much all of my free time now goes towards Clark, Alli, school, or my new schooling. Having jumped back into the grinder of graduate level classes, I made a decision that I would try to achieve greatness while taking my classes. That greatness being a result of straight As in all of my classes. I have never been a straight A student. The only time I ever got straight As was in my final semester of college, which was mostly puff classes, and I wanted to see if it could be done.

As I wrap up my latest class and approach the mid way point, I have hit a new record. This class will make it 6 in a row! Booyah, old self! 4.o here I come!