Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Walk of Shame

Poor Butterscotch got The Fix. I'm not sure I like the "new" Butterscotch. He doesn't run circles around me when I come home nor does he seem as perky as he used to. He just lays around all day :(

I'm hoping, once the "cone of shame" comes off and I can get outside to play with him, that the "old" Butterscotch will return.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Giddy Up!!

Hubby finally gave in to the continuous requests from Bethany for horseback riding. It was time to sign up for Spring soccer and Bethany said she didn't want to play soccer anymore. Well, I knew what was coming next. It was the same conversation we had every time soccer season started up. He finally said, "YES!" which gave us one very happy little girl and one "on the fence". Sarah wanted to play soccer and horseback ride but I said, "NO! It's one or the other." She debated and debated because she really loves soccer. I knew, once she got her tail back in the saddle, her decision would be made. And so she gave up soccer for a horse.

They have been taking lessons since January. They can't both ride every week. They have to alternate which upset Bethany but she seems to be adjusting to the schedule.

Last week, Bethany got to test out her jump position and even went over a small jump (which I didn't get to film because I wasn't quick enough to capture the moment). I did get one short video and a snapshot.

Well, here is the snapshot. I can't figure out how to upload the video I took :(

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Day Before Easter

Last night we decided to watch the Passion since it was Good Friday. It is always hard to watch the representation of what might have happened to Jesus. It makes me SO mad to watch those idiots beat Him while He is trying to carry that cross ... UGH! Then they would yell at Him when He fell.

One thing I do like about the movie is the role of Mary. Not only did she say "YES!" to God's request for her to carry his son but she stands by and watches God's will take place in her son's life by watching Him die on that cross. The first time I ever watched the movie, I felt that mother connection with her character. I cried the whole time just trying to imagine what she must have suffered.

There are always details that I don't catch the first time watching a movie. Veronica for instance. I forgot she was represented in the movie. Sarah chose her as her saint this past All Saint's Day so we were able to study a little about her. Then there is Simon of Cyrene. That sparked an interest to find out if he was canonized by the Catholic Church. I couldn't find any information to verify it. he could have been added to the saints list before the process of canonization started.

There were definitely some catholic touches to the movie which I didn't notice before :)

Today, the girls have spent the afternoon decorating eggs. Such a messy job and unfortunately, the colors do not come out as vibrant on brown eggs as they probably do on white. All that matters is they had fun and used their creative juices.

Tomorrow we will go to church in our new dresses, come home for a light lunch, hunt Easter eggs then prepare our delicious Easter dinner .... Mmmmmm!

I hope to post pictures of the girls in their dresses tomorrow. Enjoy the egg pictures for today.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A New Toy for Mommy!

For Christmas I bought myself, with the Christmas money I got, an iPad mini. I just realized today there is a Blogger app which I have just downloaded. Hopefully, this will allow me to update more often ... I hope .... Well, one can wish, right?

Today brought a short snow shower that left everything white for a little while. It was SO beautiful. Here are some of our backyard.

Friday, November 9, 2012

What Beautiful Music I hear!

On Sunday, November 4, 2012, the Suzuki Association of South Carolina (SASC) performed in the lobby of the Peace Center in Greenville.  The performance took place prior to the Greenville Symphony playing and was meant to provide a little entertainment for the attendees of the symphony.

This is the second time the SASC as performed and is BEE-U-TEE-FULL!!!  I LOVE hearing the violinist and cellist play together in the walls of the Peace Center.

I have included a video of the musicians playing "Hedwig's Theme".  The cellist are also in the video but you can only hear them not see them.

In between the performances, because we stayed to hear the Greenville Symphony, we were able to get a few shots of the girls outside in front of the fountains.
I caught Bethany with a SMILE!!!  Love the non-posed pictures.

Sarah poses for a picture ... well, sort of. :)
Those girls could not keep their hands out of the fountains.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Back up and Posting .... Phewww!!!

Well, I tried to log on to my blog to realize I had forgotten my password.  What a nightmare!!!  It took two days and LOTS of information to reset it.  But now I am back.  I really want to start updating it again.  I hope I will stick with it this time :)

There are LOTS of things to share from the last year since my last post.  To hit a few highlights ... Sarah turned 9, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Bethany turned 11, Easter, vacations, school starting back, Sarah turned 10 ... you get the point.

So when I have a few minutes today, I will update and post some new pictures.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brandon, the Sailor Man!

I received an email last week from my nephew, Brandon. He will be home in the States for leave from December 27th through January 10th. I canNOT wait to wrap my arms around him and hug him tight. The girls go back to school on January 3rd, so I will have to get my visit in during the beginning of his leave.

Brandon is stationed on the USS George Washington in Japan. He was on the aircraft carrier when the Tsunami hit Japan back in the Spring. Luckily, he was far enough away that they only felt a little bump.

He told me during one of our phone conversations that they can feel when the ship hits a whale. I cannot imagine something that BIG would be phased by a whale. I guess it would be like a car going over a speed bump.

I think about him every day and pray he will stay safe and in good health. I know he has struggled with being away from home. Brandon has such a good heart and loves easily.

Please keep him in your prayers.

Maybe in my next care package, I will send him some spinach ... ha ha ha!