Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mosaic Shop Fun:

Earlier this month, the kids and I did a fun Saturday morning activity. Some friends of ours got together at the local Mosaic shop and the kids got to put their creativity to work. The idea was to make Christmas ornaments, but since the twins have done that already 2 years in a row at school, I let them pick what they wanted for their rooms. We had a really fun time and of course my camera was in attendance! ;)

Mosaic shop is this really cool place where you get to choose from all sorts of broken glass in different colors. You glue it on the shape of your choice and then they grout it and glaze.


Meredith chose a soccer ball ( surprise)!



Scarlett, Meredith, and Annelise


Madeline chose a peace sign ( surprise)



Madeline and Allie:




Noah made a stocking ornament:


Whole Gang:


Fun Day!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Twins Christmas Choir Concert

Hi everyone!!! So much for posting regularly.....I will try for 2010. I am still trying to upload my Christmas pics. My Mac Iphoto is giving me troubles so until I get them loaded, I am going to backtrack. I have a few other events to share. First up is the Twins first Middle School Choir concert. They did a beautiful job and I was so proud. I was also incredibly grateful to be reminded how blessed we are to live in an area where the public schools celebrate CHRISTmas. All the songs they sang were beautiful Christmas songs and most mentioned God. Here are some pics:



With their choir teacher...Ms. Bruening!


No choir concert is complete without a trip to Chik-fil-a afterwards! We closed the place down and it was still a school night! YIKES!


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Meredith's Very First Christmas Band Concert

Back in August when I went through the headache of finding and buying a flute, I wondered if it was truly worth it? Would my child like it? Would she want to quit after the first semester? Would she lose the flute? Well I am happy to report that we have only positive things to say about our flute experience. Meredith LOVES it. She even goes early to school for extra practice. Last night was her very first concert....a wonderful long 10 minute concert!!!! The 6th grade band did such a FABULOUS job and we were all so impressed. It is amazing what they can learn in 4 short months. Here are some pictures:

Waiting to get started:


Meredith and her wonderful flute teacher..Ms. Nick!!!


Casie, Meredith, Kaely, and Abby


Best Buds...Ally and Meredith


Meredith and Sehee ( I teach Sehee ballet)


Kayla, Meredith, and Sarah


Monday, December 07, 2009

Back to blogging and Thanksgiving 2009

I had no intention of taking such a long blogging break. So many of my friends have been very faithful with their blogs, but I can't say the same. However, I am going to try to start being a regular poster again. I love looking back at my pictures and the accounts of our daily life. I hope I will have a few people drop by from time to time and keep me accountable! That being said, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We drove to GA and spent time with my family. It was a very relaxing five days but it went by so fast. We spent our time hanging out, watching movies, watching football, cooking, eating, and working on the girls animal projects for school. My mom and my SIL saved me by helping with those. As soon as they get them back, I will post pictures. We are hoping for 100's!!!! Here are some pictures of our visit!

The darlings and me:


Me and my daddy:


Our family photo ( minus my sister who couldn't be there...we missed Kiki sooooooo much):


Being silly:


Taking our family photo for the Christmas cards ( this isn't the one I picked but you get the idea):


And here are a couple of pictures from Noah's Thanksgiving feast at school:

He was an Indian named 'Red Arrow'. We had so much fun. I thought it would be a slow day and the food would be disgusting. was fabulous. They had all sorts of stations they went too. It was so much fun. The food was DELICIOUS and I think I had one too many lemon bars! ;)


Yum Yum! Cookie making station:


They were supposed to roll the pumpkins in relay style but Noah decided it was like a soccer ball and he kicked it the whole way...ha ha!!!