Monday, May 16, 2011

Bless this child

Yesterday was truly a special day for us as a family and specifically in the life of my 05 15 11_0686oldest, Drew. He received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and Confirmation at church. Four other children were also confirmed but Drew was the only one baptized.  I grew up Baptist but we have been members of the Methodist church for about 8 years now, so it was a little different for me. Drew wasn’t baptized as a baby. I wanted to wait and let him learn about Christ and accept the Lord as his savior on his own, which he did over Spring Break. God’s timing really is perfect.

So after attending Confirmation Classes for about 6 weeks, Drew was ready. I thought I was, too. I didn’t realize just how emotional it would be. But I held it together and didn’t embarrass him.

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Drew is truly growing up to be such a wonderful, respectful, smart young man. I am so proud of him.

And now back to our regularly scheduled goof-ball!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Okay, so I’m a day late but I still hope every mother everywhere had a wonderful Mother’s Day. My day started with breakfast in bed and handmade cards from two of the sweetest boys ever to be born. Then we were off to church.


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After church I sat on the sofa stitching and watching a movie on the “big screen” while Jeff took the boys to Wal-mart for new water guns. Then they played in the back yard for a while with the water guns and hose. Finally, Jeff pulled the sprinkler out! There’s no video game invented that can compete with a sprinkler in the yard on a beautiful, warm day.


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For dinner, Jeff prepared a wonderful meal of Fettuccini Alfredo. Yum! It was very tasty!

Now am I looking forward to a week of scrapbooking fun! Donna Downey’s Inspired! starts on Wednesday. Today, (Monday) was spent at her store helping to get kits ready. Tuesday I am taking a class from Margie Romney-Aslett and then helping to get ready at the hotel where the event will take place. Wednesday I am taking a few mini classes and helping at the vendor fair. I am hoping to get to help as a teacher’s assistant at one of the major classes beginning Thursday morning. I’ll be sure to take a few pictures for a future post.

Hope you get to be crafty this week!

Friday, May 6, 2011

His first middle school dance!

Tonight was the first school dance Drew has attended. He hasn’t really been interested in the other dances but now there is a girl who likes him. So he was much more interested!

Because it was the last dance of the year it was “semi-formal” so he wanted to wear a button-down shirt and tie. Of course he waited until last night to tell me this! So off to Wal-Mart I went today. The shirt was just a tad big but it was the last white, long-sleeved shirt they had and he insisted it had to be white and long-sleeves. 

The flowers were cut from my Gerbera Daisies. I wrapped them in a wet paper towel, tucked inside a baggie and tied neatly with matching ribbon. He said he received a lot of grief for the flowers. But then I asked if “she” like them and he said “She loved them.” I don’t think he minded the ribbing too much after that.

He was very nervous when I dropped him off but I don’t think that lasted too long. He said the tie only stayed on for about 30 minutes. Then it stayed in his back pocket. He took my camera and took several pictures of “her”, including one of the two of them in a photo spot made to look like a castle entrance.

When I picked him up he said he had a great time. I asked if he had offered to get “her” a snack or drink and he said he did. Then I asked if she looked nice. She did. Then I asked if he told her she looked nice. He just grinned at me. Ooops. I suggested that he tell her how nice she looked at the dance the next time he speaks to her. He’ll learn, I suppose.

Here is a picture I took of Drew before taking him to the school. I’m not going to include a picture of “her” since I haven’t met her parents yet and don’t know if they would mind.



I’m very proud of how he’s is growing up to be a nice, polite, handsome young man!