Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Abbey wanted to be a fairy this year and she wanted her build a bears to be fairies as well but we couldn't find outfits for the bears so last weekend we headed out to party city to look for something else. She found this adorable Mother Nature costume and looks so cute in it we just couldn't resist. Here are a few photos of before and after Trick or Treating.

Daniel took her Trick or Treating in his mother's neighborhood with his nieces and nephews, They all came back loaded down with goodies. It was nice day but the weather was a little too cold to stay out for long.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Second chair!!

Abigail had her Regional Choir competition on Saturday and won second chair!!! She placed second out of about 160 girls (Advanced Soprano division 1) and is now (again) in the districts Advanced combined choir for JH and HS Choir members. One of the judges came out to tell us personally and was in tears over how beautifully Abigail sang. :) She said Abbey had the 6 judges so moved they all had to take 5 after her audition. Awwww that's so sweet. Before we had the results one of the judges came out and asked us to wait on the results because we were going to be really happy with the placement of one of our kids (4 auditioned for various divisions) We were very excited to hear that all 4 children placed: boys bass 12th chair, intermediate soprano 15th chair, and advanced alto 14th chair.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps blog Candy!

Check out the fabulous candy up for grabs at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog! Good luck!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


This month just seems to be flying by. Our schedule has been jam packed. Thankfully we are finally settling in with the routine of School. I've even stopped following the bus to the HS. LOL Abbey's 13th Birthday camping trip went well ... even with the rain off and on. School functions, meetings and outings have taken a bite out of the month and quite frankly most of them were a waste of time. Daniel has been working 70+ hours a week so we hardly have time with him, that makes me sad and grumpy. Mother's almost daily doctor appointments are at least giving me a lot of reading time, I've finished 5 books this month. lol I'm hoping the rest of the month will move a bit slower and give us all time to catch up. Here are some photos from the month. Thanks for looking!
  1. Abbey with Daniel at our favorite Karaoke restaurant to celebrate her "Almost" Birthday.
  2. Abbey the some of the girls at her Birthday weekend camping trip.
  3. Abbey looking so grown up at one of Mother's doctor appointments.
  4. Abbey with her Summer reading project. They had to either make a book jacket or a puppet of one of the characters. Hers is Kira from Lois Lowery's Gathering Blue.
  5. Abbey at her Choir skate party.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Abbey's 1st day of 8th grade.

Abbey started 8th grade today. She was a little nervous this morning but ended up have a pretty good day ... basically they just sat around in homeroom all day. One if her best friends is in her homeroom class so she was happy. lol Tomorrow she'll start her classes at the High School and be bussed back for her remaining classes at the Junior High. All the back and forth makes me nervous, but I'll try to calm my momma bear over protective instincts and just wait to see how it goes. I can't believe my sweet baby girl is turning 13 next month!!! I'm not sure where the time went but oh boy it sure went by fast!! This year for her birthday she wanted something a little different and since you only turn 13 once we are throwing her a big weekend camping / birthday party at Garner State Park. We've arranged for three connecting camping sites and so far have a guest list of 8 little girls for the weekend and about 40 friends and family for the celebration on Sunday. Now the fun begins ... shopping for the party, making invitations and thinking about playing in the nice cool river!!! :-)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Abigail and Ella

This adorable little one is my new niece Ella, she's my baby sister Elizabeth's new baby. She was 30 days early, weighs 6.3 and is 18 inches long. She's so tiny, like one of Abbey's baby dolls. Abbey was over the moon happy to have been allowed up to my sister's room to visit and hold Ella. Elizabeth's baby shower was supposed to be tomorrow. lol Ella just didn't want to miss out on the fun.

Friday, July 31, 2009

DT call for La La Land Crafts.

Irina has sent out a DT call! Be sure to stop by her blog to check out the details.
Also, if you haven't entered her Blog Candy, click to sign up. Good luck!
Hugs, Christine