Friday, May 30, 2008

Honors for my sweeties!

Samantha was honored with the school "Purchase Award", what this is, is her artwork was chosen as 1 of only 2 in the whole school (642 students) to be purchased by the school and put up in the main hallway for all time. We all were very excited about this one. They even gave her a check for it, so she was excited about the money! Samantha also got the Citizenship Award in her class, the Top Honors in Math, and the Principal's Award for all A's all Year. Samantha we are extremely proud of you and know that you will continue to be a beautiful, bright, sweet, helpful girl to your family, friends and teachers in the years to come.
Rachel received a handful of honors as well. Rachel received 9 awards, they were: Top Honors in Math, Social Studies, Language/English, Science, Art, Health, Chorus, All A's all Year and Student of the Year! We were so proud as you can imagine. She has always been smart and won honors, but to get the top honors in every class she had, in her first year of the "dreaded/hard" middle school....well let's just say I had the bigget smile in that auditorium on Honor's day!! Rachel you are a beautiful, smart, outstanding young lady and I look forward to spending the rest of my life honoring you like you honor us!
Ok- here is the party/socialite girl... wonder where she got that from... if you know me, you know it's not from my side of the family :) This is the end of the year pre-K party/luau and Katelynn was like the "leader of the pack" when it came to the hawaain dancing and music. I guess she follows her sisters leads in performing. That's my little blond in the front of the photo with her hips twisted out and her juice box in hand... so hilarious! We love you little bug!! Congrats on graduating pre-K!

Last week was the end of school for the summer. That's ALWAYS a good thing for everyone teachers, students, parents, PTA presidents :) YIPPEE! But I wanted to share with you what my 2 eldest girls (the 3rd was just in pre-K) earned this year while in school. (I TRIED TO GET THIS PARAGRAPH AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG, BUT FOR SOME REASON, WHEN I ADD PICTURES IT MOVES MY WRITING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG- DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS?? IF SO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW) THANKS!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

I wanted to share my photos from the Mother/Daughter banquet that my girls and I attended this past weekend in North Carolina with my mom. I'm so lucky to be just 5 hours away from my parents that a quick trip is so worth it to get to spend time with them.

Mom you are the best mom ever and I love you and thank you for a fun and busy weekend filled with some of my most favorite things: You, my girls and garage sales :) HA HA!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

New (yet the same) ME

Well I've been fighting with my hair color for about a year now. I finally got it about right with the help of none other hubby :) YUP you heard it here, he fixes cars, re-builds tractors and you got it, he colors my hair... (DON'T Tell him I told you). Anyway, I'm finally happy with the new shade (it's actually a hint darker than in the photo) and so I took a picture of myself tonight. On top of that I have to add that I have lost 16 pounds since 1/1 of this year and it's been VERY slow going, but I can see a difference and I hope to keep at it, slowly but surely is my motto- ha ha!!

8 is great!!

My middle sweetie has turned 8 years old! On Saturday she turned another year older and I wanted to share some birthday photos with you. We had a birthday party with invited friends from school. She got her first "webkinz" so we will have to be experimenting with that- I hear that all the kids just love them, we got a new pool ( a bigger one) so there was plenty of room for all the excited party guests and the day was sunny and about 80 degrees so all and all it was a perfect day and Sammy had a ton of fun :)...