Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sunshine on a stem

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a retirement party for two teachers at school. It was a lovely time in the country. The hostess had the most beautiful property with a gorgeous garden. Today's picture is one of the sunflowers from her garden. I've declared sunflowers my new favorite flower!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Band awards - then and now.

We are at the band awards, and I took a picture of T. Willy and myself. I then realized that I had a picture of us last year at the same awards, so I thought I'd post the one of us last year then the one from tonight.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's happening...

We are finishing rehearsals for the play, and tonight was a late night. We open Friday, so the end is in sight.

Since MK is a stage manager, she and I are working on the play. So, tonight the Big Man took T. Willy to see the Avengers. They had a great time, and I'm glad they could have some fun together.

There are 2 1/2 weeks left in the school year. I am ready for some rest. This has been a hectic year, that is for sure. I really enjoy it, but summer is welcome too.

Here is a picture that the Big Man sent from the movie.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

It was an up and down day. It started well. I talked to my mom via text off and on all day. I knew I'd hit a bullseye with her Mother's Day gifts, and I couldn't wait for her to open her box from Amazon. I gave her the Pioneer Woman's two cookbooks. They are beautiful books, and I was so excited for her to see them.

I spent the day with the kids. MK spent the night with a friend, so T. Willy and I picked her up, then we went for a drive. Our former neighbors moved to the country a few years ago, and the Big Man ran into them recently. They mentioned that they have 10 acres for sale, and I wanted to check it out. I didn't find it, but we had a special time anyway. I dream of having land, but it will take awhile to make it happen.

In the middle of the day, I found out that a friend from high school passed away yesterday. I am just stunned. She was at her son's soccer game, and she just collapsed. The guess is seizure or aneurysm, and it's just heartbreaking.

So, that was our day. I hope yours was filled with more ups than downs.

I'm including a picture of the gift that T. Willy made for me at my neighbor's house.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Field day!

At the end of the year, it becomes quite difficult to find subs for my classes. Since T. Willy had Field Day at school, MK and the Big Man were able to go. The second half was rained out, but they still had a great time. He said his favorite event was the Balloon Burst Relay.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Busy doesn't cover it.

Oh my goodness.

I'm directing our spring play at school, and it is almost time for it. One more week!!! We are working on it constantly, and I am finally seeing it come together. So, I don't have a lot of anything else to report.

MK gets her driver's license on Monday, so that's pretty big. She's been driving with me for a year, and she does a great job, but, there is no way to really prepare myself for it. It's a rite of passage, and most parents go through it, but...just praying a lot.

Here is a picture of T. Willy riding with MK and her boyfriend. They pick him up while we are rehearsing late and then bring him to the school. This is one of those trips. In addition, I added two pictures that Matt's mom took at the beach before prom. I thought they were both great.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Prom 2012

Oh my soul...

What a whirlwind today has been! It's MK's 17th birthday, and she will be getting her license next week. The Big Man and I spent the morning in Pensacola and came home to surprise MK with her first car. She was surprised and so excited!

However, there wasn't much time to linger over it, because she had a hair appointment to fix her up for her first prom! As I write, she is there with all of her friends. They went to the beach to take pictures, so I'm just going to share them and then wonder why time has to go so fast.