Friday, June 28, 2013

cinnamon almonds

One of my favorite snacks of late is cinnamon almonds from Trader Joe's. Yummy.  I've made seasoned nuts in the crock pot last year and they turned out pretty well, but these little gems are fast and easy and delicious.  Blessings.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


I am on the hunt for a planner for the next school year.  I feel as if it will help me be better organized in my "schooling" of the girls.  I would also like some room for menu planning and some personal notes.  Maybe it's too much to ask of one product. I have seen some very cute personal agendas that could work in a pinch, but they don't offer much room in the way of recording what we are doing for school. Any ideas would be appreciated. Blessings.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

rest in peace

Today, a sweet friend will be laid to rest.  In a way, it will be a celebration.  A life well lived for others - given in service to her family, friends, and Lord.  Mrs. Minton will be missed by her family, but there is a peace that they all know and feel that their mom/grandma will be in heaven.  The suffering of this life has ended and her mind and body are now at peace.  There is also a comfort in that.  Praise the Lord for the example of a life lived out in completion to him. It truly is a glorious thing. Blessings.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Recital today

The girls did a recital today for friends and family at the end of ballet camp. It was very sweet. The ballet was based on the parable of the lost sheep.  All of the little girls were sheep and they were quite adorable. Blessings.

P.s.  I'm working on figuring out how to post pictures/videos from my phone. Not as easy as I thought. :/

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Goodwill finds

Today, I stopped by Goodwill during my "alone" time.  I scored a few items including a vintage picnic basket, a sweet little tray and a Hollie Hobbie jewelry box.  I just love a good deal.  Blessings.

Butterfly girls

Today at ballet camp, the girls' faces were painted as butterflies.  They were beyond excited just to go to "camp."  Must say I'm loving it too.   Blessings.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Sometimes, I think I am super woman I guess.  Today, while the girls were at ballet camp, I thought I would have time to run my errands.  All of them.  Big mistake.  I did not have time.  I was late for lunch with some friends, I was late to get my girls, I was frustrated with myself.  The girls waited with another mom from church, and they were fine. I did get to visit with my friend from out of state for a short amount of time, and see her sweet baby girl albeit briefly.  But, the errands are all done.  Blessings.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ballet camp

Today, I dropped the girls off for a few hours at ballet camp.  They had a wonderful time. It's going to be a more challenging week for me than for them I think. They are working hard on learning a dance to be performed on Friday for family and friends. I am looking forward to that. They are also having a great time working on part of their costumes, playing, coloring and having a grand time. Me? I went to the store, put away groceries and cleaned the house.  Blessings.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Last Friday, mollie came down on the edge of the pool, busting her chin open during her last swim lesson. Poor kid.  I debated on wether or not to take her to the doctor, but after a call to his office, decided to have her checked out.  So, we drive over to the urgent treatment center.  She got 3 stitches in her chin.  She had to have them for 5 days, which put a damper on our pool going.  She had the stitches removed Wednesday  and was swimming with her noodle today.  Loving every minute of pool time. I am so thankful that she continues to show no fear in the pool even after her accident-thought it might set her back, but it hasn't at all.  Blessings.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Production week

My apologies for not posting in a while, we have been pretty busy.  Mollie was in a ballet last Saturday and Sunday. So we had lots of extra practices and rehearsals. She did a great job. Se does not have an ounce of stage fright at all- for that I am very thankful.  She danced the part of a ribbon dancer at Ruth's wedding.  A ballet written by her teacher based on the Bible story.  It was a very moving performance.  Next week, she and Betsy are going to ballet "camp". They are beyond excited about that.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Booster seats

Tonight, Andy and I purchased booster seats for the girls.  We have to split our time with them a couple nights this week because of ballet, so we decided to make the transition easier by getting new car seats.  We got a good deal on the boosters at kMart, so we went ahead with the purchase. The girls look so big in their new seats.  They were excited to get pink and purple covers with flowers nonetheless. Smiles all around!  Blessings.
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