Saturday, June 27, 2009

Feeling Domestic

I have had a sewing machine for close to 15 years, but have only used it on occasion. However, I have recently had a renewed interest in sewing. After looking at some of the clothes that are out there for girls Skylar's age, I decided...I can make something just as cute as that for a lot less money. Granted it does take an investment of time, I really think it is worth it. I enjoy the projects and of course I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I see the finished project. So far I have made Brian and Stephen each a pair of lounge pants and Skylar and her doll Robin matching outfits. Here are a couple of pictures of the fruits of my labor.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Vacation Time

We will not be taking a huge long vacation this year. With our move earlier in the year, and all of the construction at church, Brian has used up the majority of his time off, so we have decided to do several small weekend trips this year. Last weekend we headed to Branson for a few days. We took the kids to Silver Dollar City for the first time and it was definitely a successful trip. The kids loved it so much that we decided to purchase season tickets so we can take them back a couple of times.

Stephen especially liked the rides. His favorite was the American Plunge. He loved getting wet. Skylar wasn't so sure about it. She decided to give it a try but wasn't too thrilled when we got off of it, though by the end of the day she had decided she really did like it and wanted to ride again.

We can't wait to take them back for another trip soon...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

If Today Was Your Last Day

I don't usually post videos, but I saw this today and really liked it. While I like Nickelback, I would not generally recommend them to everyone because of some of their lyrics (not for young tender ears), however if you listen to the lyrics of this song, they have a very good message, and the video adds to it. So even if you aren't a fan of them or their style of music, I still recommend you listen to this particular song...and think about what you would do...If today was your last day

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Other Graduate

Way back when I went to school, we didn't "graduate" from every grade as it seems they do now. Stephen just finished the third grade and will move to a different campus next year, so they had an advancement ceremony to end their year. We were so proud of him. He has had such a good year. He was awarded the Principal's Award for outstanding student. He was also nominated for the citizenship award. Unfortunately, I did not get a good picture of him receiving his award, but here is a photo of him getting his certificate for completion of third grade.