Friday, June 20, 2008

A Sibling Moment

Here is a shot I thought I had put in the other night of the kids along the Potomac River.
This is what they look like when they are getting along with one another.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hangin' With Grandma

Last night we skipped cleaning and mowing the lawn (and boy does it ever need it) and met my Mother-in-Law at the hotel she is staying at while she is attending a medical conference and took her to dinner. After dinner we grabbed some Cold Stone, Yum.

We were headed back to the hotel, when my son said he wanted to go down to the Potomac River and see the statue in the ground. The statue is called "The Awakening." The kids had a great time running across the sand and climbing on the statue pieces.

I was caught by the sound of the waves hitting the rocks and the sunset that was beginning to take place. It was a peaceful moment and I left feeling a bit more refreshed.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I can't believe it has taken me this long to get back here and post about the wild weekend.
After school on Friday we went to Raft Night at the pool. I hadn't planned to stay until the pool closed, but it felt good to just sit and visit with other adults while the children were occupied.
I love that they can swim well enough to not have to get in the water with them anymore or to watch them every moment.

Saturday was time trials for swim team. Both kids took time off of their times from last year.

We ran from the pool to the baseball field where Jakob played in the Championship game for the Single A - B bracket. His team came in second, but because they were awarded trophies, it didn't seem like such a loss to the boys.
That evening we spent at Susan's house to celebrate the graduation of her son.

Sunday was church, the music was great! And then we spent the day together as a family doing what David wanted to do for Father's Day. Later that evening we celebrated graduation with a young lady that we met when we were stationed in California. I cannot believe that she was in the 2nd grade when we met her and now she graduates. Where does the time go?

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Rebekkah graduated from 6th grade yesterday. I didn't realize what a huge deal this would be.

They all processed in as a full class of 2008, sat together in chairs. The principal opened with a speech and then each of the teachers presented their class with awards and achievements of their time in Elementary school. There were many tears from the teachers, students and some of the parents. I was doing well until the class stood up, turned to face the parents and sang a song about being their heroes. The kids left the gym and made their final walk through the halls of the school, being cheered along the way by the teachers they had grown up with.

Then it was time to party!

Monday, June 9, 2008

It's HOT!

It's hot here.
The past couple of days have been unpleasantly hot.
To make matter worse, our air conditioning decided to go out last night.
I'm melting

Friday, June 6, 2008

Check It Out

Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer is hosting a giveaway from Wow Hits 1 for seventeen (17!) CDs of Christian music!

Go over there and check it out!Or go to WOW Online for more info!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fabulous Women

I went away this past weekend with this group of fabulous women:

They have meant more to me the past couple of years than they will ever know. We have laughed together, prayed together, cried together and played together. We have shopped for the perfect sunglasses, eaten many a meal together and poured over scripture with one another. These are the ladies responsible for my enjoying a cup of coffee, eating an occasional piece of dark chocolate and introducing me to Cracker Barrel and southern food. They are like the sisters I didn't have growing up. God placed them in my life when I needed them the most to teach me some very valuable lessons that I would have otherwise missed.