Monday, May 28, 2012

{Kindergarten} Graduation

Someone was very excited to be 'graduating' from Kindergarten this past week.

Avery had a great year.

Great teachers.

Great friends.

Child number five.

Graduating from Kindergarten.

*deep sigh*

Does this ever get easier?

Not really.

Nope, not at all.

Time still flies by like crazy.

And this ole mom still continues to shed tears.....

Tears of joy.

Tears of sadness.

Tears of love.

Presenting Avery's {kindergarten} graduation class of 2012:

I so love this picture.

It totally cracks me up.

Can these kids be any cuter?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Snapshot {recital blues}

Last Saturday was Shea & Avery's first dance recital.

I thought it would be 'fun' to take some pictures of the girls after the recital.

Hmmmmm, guess it was that much 'fun'.

After so much excitement....

Looks like 'let down' is pretty intense.

I am such an amateur.
Like totally!

My camera is just a little Cannon Power Shot.
(a girl's gotta start somewhere...)

Photography deets:
ISO 160, 1/100s, f/3.4

Ni Hao Yall

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Little Pony Tail Girls

Now that  the weather up here in the North is getting *somewhat* warmer,  Shea and Avery are wanting to wear ponytails......more often.

They NEED to have their hair off of off their necks.

Being sweaty is just so incredibly annoying!

Monday, May 14, 2012

The {Dance} Recital

My two little watermelons, ummm, I mean girlies were in their first dance recital this past weekend.

They were pumped!
They were ready to tap, tap, tap away.

Of course, "we" had to stop and smell the flowers.  :)
Why not?

A little back stage waiting.....well actually, a lot of back stage waiting.

Certainly worth it.

The big moment arrived.
Shea and Avery danced their little watermelon dance.
Cute, cute, cute.
They danced in the finale.

Couldn't take any pictures....during the performance.

The show was wonderful.
Really wonderful.
They were wonderful.
(Did I mention how cute they were?)

They had a ton of fun.
They loved the dancing.
They appreciated the applause.

The flowers they received after the show delighted them!
They felt like stars.

Too bad they have to wait a whole year to do it again.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers, Mothers.....Everywhere!

Mother #1

Grandma Diane and her youngest grand-daughters.

Mother #2
Me and the kids (not all of them...wah!).

Mother #3
Faith and the much loved {unborn} Archer!

Happy Mother's Day!

I feel so blessed.......

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Wild Olive Tee winners.....and a new look to my blog!

So, what do y'all think of my new blog?


It's fresh, it's's NEW!!!

Christi from a Bushel and a Peck Designs simply rocks!!!

She has the patience of a saint.

For real!

I highly recommend her.

If you're in need of a blog re-do, up-grade, new design....

She is the gal for you.

Christie is affordable, creative, and just plain nice.

Plus, her own personal blog is wonderful.

I do sincerely apologize for not announcing the Wild Olive Tee winners earlier today like I said I would.

My new blog was getting installed.

I couldn't post until it was complete.

Then I had to go teach my two 7th grade classes this afternoon.

Then Shea and Avery had dress rehearsal after school for their dance recital tomorrow.

And well, that lasted for.a.while!!!!  (ahem)

Now on the the Wild Olive Tee winners!


So exciting!

Just to let y'all, I did use to choose my winners.

Oh, I had so much fun reading all the comments.  You guys crack me up.

I appreciate all the FB postings and blog postings.

And I am completely thrilled that I have a few more peeps 'officially' following this humble, little blog of mine.


The winners.

Winner # 1 is:

Our Journey to China   :)
(However, I am having a hard time accessing your blog.  Could you please email me at:   Thanks.  I really want you to get your Wild Olive Tee!!!!! I will do my best to track you down. lol)

Winner # 2 is:

Tammy Tarter  :)

Congratulations, Ladies!!!

This was a blast!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Give - Away time.....just because.

All entries must be entered by 10AM this Friday, May 11th.
Winners will be announced by noon!
I will contact winners via blog or email.

I have been wanting to do a Give-Away for a while now.

In fact, I have a few up my sleeve.


Just because.

Well, really.......

Just because:

I like y'all.

The sun is shining.  (at least today it is)

The birds are singing.  (kinda)

It is {almost} Spring up here in The Land of Cheese.


My blog is getting a make-over!


It's about time for heaven's sake.

Let's start this party off with a tee....from none other than....are ya ready?

Wild Olive Tees!!!

My favorite tees in the whole wide world.

And hopefully your favorite tees in the whole wide world!  ;)

Plus, the three amazing ladies who run this operation are simply wonderful!!!

They are sweet, kind, loving, and whole bunch more of really good adjectives.

Check it out!  Hop over to their website.

Wild Olive

I know you will love these tees.

Go ahead,  choose a favorite....

Wild Olive

You just might be the lucky winner!

Have I mentioned that I am pretty much addicted to these tees?
In the best way possible! Right?

Here's the deal:

For every comment you leave, your name is entered once.

For every FB posting, your name is entered twice.

If you post on your own blog, your name is entered three times.  Su-weet!!!

And if you become an 'official' Follower of my (humble, little) blog, I will enter your name five times into this fabulous Wild Olive Tee drawing!!!

Make sure you leave comments letting me know that you have posted on FB, on your own blog, and/or have become a 'Follower'.  :)

I'm excited!

Are you excited???

A winner will be chosen next Friday, May 11th.

Heck,  I have just decided to pick TWO winners.


Just because!