By Brian on March 7th, 2014 at 12:38 pm without comments
Wow, I feel late to the party, but I just have to share. The Prince of Peace choirs are all working on getting this song ready for Easter. I bought it on iTunes so I could practice with it, but out of curiosity I wanted to see if there was a video, so off to YouTube I went. Can you figure out where it was shot? Well done, Cheri.
By Janie on January 31st, 2014 at 10:22 pm without comments
At 9pm on January 27, 2014, we were predicted to have a dusting of snow for the following day. Schools remained open, everyone went to work, and life carried on like normal. Oh. Boy. Here are the highlights.
Overall, we faired very well. The girls were picked up from school by the hero, Aunt Lauren, and taken home. Brian and I finally arrived a few hours later. By some freak of nature, we both had plenty of gas, water bottles, coats, all the necessities needed in the event we got stuck. I was supposed to go to Nashville later in the week, so I had a decent amount of food in the house for Brian and the girls. I had even gone to the grocery store on Tuesday morning after I dropped Ellie off at school. Had I known that it would have been a significant trip, I would have bought a few things differently.
At any rate, we hunkered down and enjoyed a few days with our houseguests (Brian’s sister and her son, while her husband spent the night at his office) and our unexpected snow. We got at least 1.5″ to 2″ at our house. The strange thing? It was such a dry snow that we couldn’t pack it! All day Tuesday and Wednesday we couldn’t make snowballs or snowmen. It took until Thursday afternoon to be wet enough to pack it. That kind of snow certainly doesn’t happen here normally. As of Friday night, 4 days later, it is mostly all gone at our house. There are still patches of ice, and stranded and wrecked cars still litter the roads. Crazy.
By Janie on January 18th, 2014 at 9:58 pm without comments
Samantha received another visit from the Tooth Fairy last night! The top front tooth had been wiggly for months, it seemed. She was not willing to pull it out, but occasionally complained about it hurting when she was eating. Duh! Finally, I convinced her to let me pull it!
After going to the dentist, they said the other top tooth is wiggly too! It will be a while before it comes out, knowing my girl. That’s ok. The permanent tooth isn’t coming in yet on the first one.
By Janie on January 4th, 2014 at 9:48 pm without comments
Yes, she will hate me one day. On the other hand, this cannot not be shared.
I present a sword wielding cowgirl Rapunzel.
And a traditional Spanish witch.
By Janie on January 2nd, 2014 at 9:24 pm without comments
After Christmas, we headed to Gatlinburg to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with the Mauters. The weather was cloudy and cold, but we did see a little blue sky.
I finally remembered to pick up some National Park passports so that we can begin tracking our National Parks. Too bad I forgot to get them while at the Grand Canyon a few months ago…
Overall, we had a great time, and even got to celebrate a 1st birthday! Happy Birthday Wesley!
And of course, with all the traffic/car issues we had while there, it wouldn’t be complete without a flat tire on the way home. Nice.