Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ladies Spring Luncheon

We had our ladies Spring Luncheon at church the weekend of Mother's Day. The theme this year was "a garden party" ...hats were encouraged and so a lot of us had fun with our spring hats. It also happened to be the Kentucky Derby so our hats fit right in with the weekend events!

Every table was decorated with a different kind of flower. My mom and BFF, Amy and her mom came down to enjoy the day with us. It was so much fun.

Here I am with my girls and my mom.The Goodwill Girls and Amy

My BFF, Amy. Love her!
Abby and Esther with Aunt Amy and Ms Sandy

My three kids sang a special and Nate played. They did such a good job.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yes, I am alive and a few of my favs

Ok SORRY for being MIA for SO long! I have been keeping up with my adoption blog a little better and those that read it to know that this has been a very difficult spring waiting to pass court for Micah and Sarah Faith. We are SO close to being through waiting for them to come home! Hopefully they will be here by June!

We have kept up with school and church and life but honestly it has been hard to do much more than keep up with it... and that doesnt make for really great blogging either.

I am beginning to plan school for next year for 4 students and for the first time I will be homeschooling with a baby in the house!
Our summer is also becoming jam packed with fun things to do. Hopefully we will be finished with the school year next Wednesday May 25th..just in time for the homeschool convention!

Now on to some happy things! Here are some of my favorite things this spring....
A new picture of my Ethiopian loves
My three little lights on Easter Sunday
My new favorite Kitchen appliance! Oh my word! We also bought the Ben and Jerry's recipe book and have decided to work our way through the recipes this summer! Love it!

Micah's new backpack...all waiting to be packed for Ethiopia and then for trips to Nana and Gramps house and the cabin! :)
A new Chore chart...notice all 5 of my kids!

Couponing. I am such a newbie! I had only been collecting for two weeks when Harris Teeter ran a week of triples! Oh my! So I woke up early and went with my limit 20 coupns and bought ALL the stuff below! It totals over $65 and I brought it home for $27..not too bad for a first timer!