Friday, June 22, 2012

Ahhhh Summer…


We are soooo loving summer. Not having a schedule definitely suits me right now, we have actually had entire days when my car never left the driveway. We have been to the $1 movies, had picnics, played water balloons, ate out because we wanted to not because there wasn’t time to eat at home, stayed up late, played dress up, made lots of s’mores, watched Old Yeller, played Monopoly all the way through, made crafts, went for walks, neglected to document most of these occasions and spent countless hours just doing “stuff”that we never have time for.

We have had time to create, which I thoroughly enjoy. Riley has even been involved, which is not the norm. He was super excited to make this plate for Daddy’s keys and wallet as a Father’s Day gift (thank you pinterest). He even stenciled the word Gators. I admit this was not the design that I had in mind but he insisted and we were both happy with the outcome, and Daddy uses it everyday to keep my counter free of his stuff.

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Ansley has always been my crafting buddy, when I saw this idea for tropical bird art at Skip to My Lou I knew she had to make it, no supply purchases necessary, I even had a big frame that we painted to go with it. It looks great in her colorful bathroom


I have been trying to do some work in her room (still haven’t touched the playroom). I redid her valance, which is now colorful and super cute, with an idea found on pinterest. I used scraps of fabric I already had, with the exception of some yellow that I picked up at Wal-Mart for $1.


Eventually I will have to go back to work and the kids will have to go back to school, thankfully all at the same time. But for now, we are going to enjoy all the time we have and I am going to take more pictures, maybe.2012 072


Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite. Psalm 147:5

Monday, June 18, 2012

Spring Recital 2012

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So, last weekend was engulfed by Ansley’s Spring Recital at D&D Studios. It is a huge event and we are so thankful to Ms. Debbie and everybody who works extra hard to put this on. We have 3 nights of dancing that lasts 2.5-3 hours a night with over 30 different dance numbers! Of course, my ballerina baby was only in one number that lasted roughly 3 minutes, but all the dancers were fun to watch.

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Ansley loves being on stage any chance she gets and even though she squinted the entire time she was on stage because the lights were “blinding”, she still said it was “awesome”.

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This is one of the times when she gets to wear lip gloss and blush outside of the house, and oooooh is she excited when that happens.

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Daddy surprised her with some pretty red roses for the finale. We even had family visiting in the midst of the chaos and Easton got to come watch her big cousin dance, too.

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We all had a great time, even the too cool brother!

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You turned my wailing into dancing, you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalms 30:11-12