Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer is Starting out with a Bang!!

Ok, I know it has been a couple of weeks but here is the latest since my last post. Well, first E had her dance recital.
She did a great job and I think we are both happy that dance is over for this year!  E also had awards day and got her perfect attendance award again for the 3rd year in a row.
E's class did a presentation on the next to last day along with an ice cream social.
They were so cute.  E has been in the best class this year and had the best teacher.  A teacher who really loves what she does and loves her kids.
E and her teacher, Mrs. Houser
On the last day of school when I picked up E, 3 of her friends came home with us for a pool party!!
They had a blast!  When E started school this year, my prayer was that she would do well in her studies but also that she would make some true friends and she has.  These girls are great together.  Actually, tonight we went to one of the girls houses because these girls are starting a book club this summer.  I am glad they are close and I hope they will be in class together next year.
Of course, M had to hang out with the girls too!  He loves to entertain them and even more, I think he loves to aggravate his sister.

That weekend, my little brother, Tyler, graduated from high school.  Of course, he did better than me in high school.
Look at all the cords and medal.  Very smart!  Actually, he left his cap and gown with all the cords at my house by accident and I keep telling him that I am going to take my picture in it so I will feel smart with all that garb on me. Ha!  Very proud of him!

After graduation, we had a pool party at our house with lots of friends and family.  I was so busy I didn't get any really good pics of the party.

If you haven't realized I have put more pics on this post than usual.  I am moving up in the technology world.  I got me an iPhone! Whoo-Hoo!!  Now I can get rid of my dinosaur dial up internet and tether my phone to my computer and have alot faster internet. Yay!!!!

We had Vacation Bible School last week.  Very busy week but had a wonderful group of girls.  They were just precious.

I also found out this past week that I am going to be going to a trade show for work later in the summer.  I am excited and nervous.  I have never flown before and I will be 2,000 miles from my kids.  Fortunately, Michael can go with me so I will not be alone on my first flight.  Please pray for things to go well.

Also, last week my cousins 16 year old daughter was in a very serious car accident.  She actually went down a 40 ft embankment into water up to her chest.  No one saw her and friends started looking for her.  They even had an Amber Alert out for her. Fortunately, a very observant person saw skid marks and pulled off and found her.  She is still in the hospital but seems to be improving. Praise the Lord she is OK!  I read about it in the paper online today and it is a true miracle that she is alive today.  Thank you to all who have lifted her up in prayer.  Praying for you Monica!

Well, I think that sums up the last couple of weeks.  I am not sure if anyone even looks at my blog but this is my way of keeping up with things for my kids.  Later on, we can look back and see what all we have done, been through and where God has provided in every way.  Thanks for reading if you do!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Stay at Home Mom...

This week I am a full-time stay at home mom and loving it!  I took this week off because of lots of things going on.  E had to be at LR at 3:40 today after school for her dance dress rehearsal because her recital is tomorrow night!  Lots of things are going on this week but they are exciting things.  I knew if I put working into the mix then I would be so stressed out and wouldn't enjoy all of the memory making going on.
Tomorrow, I am going to do a craft with E's class for a teacher gift and me and M are planning on eating lunch with her too.  Of course, the recital is tomorrow night. (I will have pics later this week)  Adorable costume.  Wednesday, I have to run by work to go over some new AR software.  The girl is coming up from SC so it is my only chance.  Then I am off to have lunch with a friend I haven't seen in probably 2 years.  So excited to see you Shelley!!!

Thursday is Awards Day in the morning and an ice cream social in the afternoon.  Finally, Friday is the last day of school!!!  To celebrate, 3 of E's friends are coming home with her to have a swim party!! I think this is the first time she has had friends over from school.  She is growing up!!

Oh, I think I forgot to mention one of the biggest events going on in our family this week.  My little brother Tyler is graduating Saturday morning.  That is also why I am off of work.  After graduation, my house is hosting a HUGE party for family and friends and there is alot to get done.  I stained furniture this morning that is around our pool.

Like I said lots of things going on but they are good things and I am going to enjoy every minute of it!!