Friday, May 18, 2012
Harbin once again performed in the Spring Musical put on by our church's Ultimate Adventure Choir. He had a trio this year and did an amazing job with the cute musical. The kids worked hard to prepare for this musical and the execution was great!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I managed to capture some great pics of the kids for Mother's Day. It was really an incredible feat since it was after church and everyone was tired. My nephew, Wesley had spent the night, plus we had to get up early because I was serving at the preschool desk. We came home and ate lunch and then decided to get the picture. It was muggy and kind of sprinkling outside, but I drug everyone (and the bench to our dining table) down to the fence between our house and the church property next door. I cleaned the fence up the best I could and snapped a few last minute hairbows in the girls hair. I was SHOCKED at the wonderful pics I got. The lighting was great because it was overcast and I think the kids were just tired enough to be goofy rather than grumpy! The mom.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Well after a few years of no actiity on our Snellville house, we finally bit the bullet and bought the house we've been renting. We never really wanted to tackle two mortgages but with interest rates so low, we are pretty much paying the same as we did in rent. We love the house we live in and are very excited to make it our very own. With power-of-attorney in hand, I set out and met our landlord at closing. We successfully purchased the house and he walked away with a HEFTY check all to his very own. I immediately came home and started renovating. For any of you who have visited our house you will know that we have ugly wallpaper all over the house and it's terribly outdated. It was built in 1981 and decorated to match. It was done very well...for the time, but has since gone very out of date. I started with the kids bathroom which also serves as our guestbath. It was a room that was small and seemed easy to tackle and, like many other rooms, had flowery wallpaper. I stripped the wallpaper which wasn't nearly as difficult as repairing the walls. There were two layers of wallpaper on unrpimed sheetrock, so after stripping it, I had a lot of mudding and sanding to do. I finally got it painted and cleaned up. I have replaced the shower curtain and bought a new light fixture (not pictured yet). I hope to hang pics on the wall soon. My biggest accomplishment was framing out the mirror. I had been hearing about all these DIYers who ultimately glue a frame to the mirror and after a few failed attempts as stuff, I ended up with this frame glued around my mirror. I think it looks really nice and am excited to maybe do it to the mirror in the master bath too.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I'm going to apologize in advance for the pictures. Unfortunately when you're a Cubbies leader and your hubby is gone, it's hard to get picture because you are also having to be a leader. For example, I have no pics of Lydia getting her award because I was on stage with her. However I was able to be with th girls before the ceremony so I snapped some shots of them then. Harbin was really far away so I only captured a bit of him receiving his awards. Oh the woes of being an army wife... Harbin completed his second year of Sparks in AWANA and he received his second book award. Catherine finished up her second year of Cubbies and completed her second handbook and will be moving into Sparks next year (choke back the tears, my little girl is going to kindergarten). Lydia finished her first year of Cubbies and is excited that Mommy AND Daddy will be her Cubbies leaders next year. Ella didn't do AWANA this year, but will be old enough to be Puggle next year (I remember when Catherine was a wee little puggle...tears streaming now.) We are so proud of them for all their scripture memorization and dedication to hiding God's word in their hearts! The mom.
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