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Complicated

Maybe I am wrong, but I don't remember life being so complicated when I was in middle school.

Everything is so competitive now.  Maybe it was back then and I just didn't realize it.

Sarah Kate started playing city league softball a couple of weeks ago.   We've been encouraged to get her private batting lessons.
When I was in third grade I started playing softball and I just did it for fun!  No stress at all, as far as I can remember!  I just played.  I wasn't very good, but I liked it! Ha!

Emily started band this year!  Before school started, I got a letter from the school district strongly encouraging "your band student to take instrument lessons."  WHAT?  I bought into it and got Emily private clarinet lessons (which she really enjoys)!
But, what happened to learning as you go?  I never thought about taking private trumpet lessons when I started band.

It seems like most parents are striving for their child to be THE BEST.  I guess that's a good thing, …
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Just a Hodge Podge of Stuff

SK LOVES her long locks!  I recently talked her into getting her hair trimmed a little bit!
 My favorite spot of my house is our breakfast room.
 I'm trying to keep these succulants alive!  They lose a leaf each day!  I haven't figured them out yet!
 We visited Steve's parents during Spring Break and ate at a wonderful little joint called The Second Line in Memphis!  I got fried oysters and cheese grits!

Life in Pictures!

Emily is enjoying her first year in band.  I am very impressed with her playing skill!
Sarah Kate was recently awarded the empathy award at her school.  She is very deserving of this!

Here we are before the Cotillion Holly Ball.

Disney World- Part 1

I went to Disney World for the first time five years ago.  Before I went, I think I had the worst attitude ever about Disney.  I've never been one to enjoy Disney movies/cartoons.  I didn't want to go, and waited until the evening before we left to even think about packing.
After the first three hours at Epcot, I was in love with the place.  I decided that I would watch every Disney movie ever made.  Ha!  (I have not!)   My love for WDW still holds true!  This was our third trip as a family.  I loved having the Stamps with us.  They bring fun everywhere they go!  Our girls loved playing together and got along so well. 





 My favorite meal was our Cinderella dinner at the Grand Floridian.  All you can eat mussels, ( I'm probably the only guest who ate them!)  polenta, chocolate mousse!  SOOOOO good!


Cotillion

This Fall Emily has participated in Cotillion.  Some of you may wonder what that is, well, Cotillion means a social dance.  The boys and girls dress up, learn manners and learn several different dances.  Emily is loving it!

A Little Bit of This and Little Bit of That!

This Summer when I was at my parents house, I picked up a small green candle on the island and said, " Oh that is an Aromatique candle!  It's so good!"  My mom said, " No!  Dollar General!!!"  This my friends, is probably my favorite candle of all time!  Clean, crisp and fresh.... not too sweet.  Candle perfection from Dollar General!
 I picked this one up there too yesterday!  It is really good and strong!
 Frisco wearing a baby doll bib!  He didn't mind it at all!
 I've been trying for several months to find a good vintage kilim rug.  I found one a couple of weeks ago from Turkey on Ebay!  I'm loving it!
 Emily trying on my mom's wedding dress!  Perfect fit!

We enjoyed a Brad Paisley concert in ElDorado!  Great music and LOTS OF PEOPLE!  Attending this concert on Saturday, has made us so mindful of the tragedy that occurred that in Las Vagas!  Praying for them!

Goodbye Summer!

We had a great Summer, but it was a little too busy for my taste!  Hard to believe I have a 4th grader and a 6th grader!  Time does fly!
 Here is Emily and Sarah Kate before going to meet the teacher/open house!  They were excited and I was a nervous wreck!  I just want my girls to have great teachers and good kids in their class...DON'T WE ALL WANT THAT?  
 Then we left for Branson with our dear friends!  I love these girls so much!  Good friends right here!
 First day of school!  Lots of praying going on this day!

Emily got braces in May!  In just five days, her two front teeth went together!  WOW!