Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy 9th Birthday Avery!

Avery turned 9 this past weekend.  I can't believe it!  Her birthday party did not go quite as planned (she requested that I not post all the details here.)  She did not get to celebrate her birthday with her friends, but we will be doing something special for her birthday very soon! 

She did receive a wonderful present from her grandparent's (a guitar!), along with some lessons.  We have not started the lessons yet, but I will post a video soon when she is able to play something.  We already had a broken guitar string (courtesy of little brother, Sterling).

It wasn't that long ago. . .

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

She Makes it Look Easy - Book

She Makes It Look Easy: A Novel

I just finished reading the book "She Makes it Look Easy," by Marybeth Whalen.  I heard about the book through Proverbs 31 Ministries.  Marybeth is a writer for the daily devotional blog.

The book is about Ariel and her new neighbor, Justine.  Ariel believes that Justine has it all--the perfect life.  To Ariel, Justine makes life look so easy.  Little does Ariel know that beneath that exterior is a different story.  The book is written with different chapters narrated by each woman (Ariel & Justine), which allows you to see the point of view from each woman.

I think we all are guilty of doing this.  We look at someone and think they seem to have it all together,  But, we don't know what is really going on in their life or behind closed doors.

I actually read this book on the Kindle app on my phone.  It was a great book to just pick up here and there, while waiting at swim lessons or the doctor's office.  I really LOVE my new phone!  It's almost time for more memory. :)


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Family VBS

We finished out a great week with family VBS. Our church decided to hold VBS in the evenings this year and do everything as a family. We would start with dinner and then the VBS fun would begin. Avery and Sterling had a blast!

Sterling the Bobby

Sterling received a special package from his friend, Rhett.  They recently moved to London.  He was so excited to receive mail, and especially that it was from his friend Rhett!

Teacher Gifts

I made these end of the year teacher gifts.  I took a plastic paint can and filled it with "sweet" treats--M&Ms or Hershey Kisses.  For some of the teachers we also added a gift card.

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