Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun Weekend!!

A wonderful weekend!!

On Thursday of last week my mom, sister and her son came up to visit. We had a great time. They came to visit me of course but also because we had Bailey's birthday party this weekend. It was a great time. Her birthday actually isn't until the end of the month but this coming weekend I think we will have 19 plus ourselves here at the house for Memorial Day/my father in law's birthday/sis-in-law coming in town from California/family reunion....OK you get the point-we are going to have a million other things going on and didn't want to add one more w/a birthday party. So we had a great time. I was so sad to see my mom, sis and nephew leave yesterday morning. Bailey had a great time w/her Bee Bee and her friends at the party. (as you will see in the pics)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Belated Mother's Day.

I had total intentions of posting yesterday to wish everyone an amazing Mother's Day, but we had no power for like 14 hours......if you have heard or seen the news you know of the devastating storms that affected so many states Saturday and Sunday. Well yesterday morning we got some doosies and Macon was affected tremendously. We were without power from like 4:30ish (I was up so I know-we have a weather radio and we all moved downstairs to sleep to be safe) til about 8 o'clock last night. Luckily we had a generator so Chad plugged in the fridge. But we have a well so we had no water all day. I can get very creative with wipes, bottled water and antibacterial gel!! I still had an amazing mother's day with my family.

OK enough about my day.....I just want to give some humongous bloggity love to my mom. She is an awesome woman. She has taught me so much throughout my life. She loves me unconditionally and supports me and my family with every decision we make. I miss her terribly and am so excited that she is coming to visit this week for Bailey's birthday party. (I am saving it as a surprise for the kids-my sister and her little boy are coming too!! I can't wait!!) Anyway I hope my mom and everyone else had a great mother's day!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

2 Little Monkeys.....

hanging from their fort!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Keepers at Home Banquet.

Here is the entire group of girls in Keepers at Home.

Here is my pride and joy!!The maroon sash is where the girls put the pins
they earn.

Here is little brother. Sister's number one fan!!

As most of you know we are a homeschooling family. We belong to a group of other homeschoolers that organizes different field trip and leads many different groups. One of these groups is called Keepers at Home. I like to think of it as a Christian based girl scouts.The girls range in age from Kindergarten to 12th grade. They meet once a month to work on a craft or skill that can be useful to them as they get older. Also throughout the year they have a handbook they can work out of to earn pins. They can earn pins for such things as different homemaking skills,learning bible verses and many others for craft skills. The end of the year banquet was last week when the girls received their pins for their hard work throughout the year. Bailey earned pins for memorizing Psalm 100, candle making,Insects, Scrapbooking and she also received a pin for commitment(attending the meetings) and her outstanding achievement pin which she received for completing the skills she said she would complete at the beginning of the year. I am so proud of my sweet little girl who will be 7 in just weeks. She is such a joy in my life!!