Saturday, April 29, 2017

Principal Pal

If you remember just about a month ago, Addy finally read her first sentence.  Reading did not come easy for her, but with the amazing help of her teacher, school specialist, and additional work here at home she final read her first book.  Since that date, Addy has taken off and she has completely caught up to her kindegarten class.  It has been amazing to see how far she has come along.  The school had a ceromony this week to recognize students throughout the schoolf for different achievements.  Addy was recognized for her hard work, for not giving up, and for being a positive role model to her her fellow students.  She was so thrilled!  We are so proud of her and are grateful that she had a wonderful teacher who went the extra mile to make sure she wasn't lost in the system.  So three cheers for teachers, and three cheers for Addy!  We love her to the moon and back!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Senior Dinner

Oh the places you will go!  With each day passing it is becoming more and more real that our son is graduating, and so are his friends.  We have lived in Georgia 14 years!  That is the longest I have ever lived anywhere, so I guess this is home now.  Alaska would be second as I lived there 10 years.  Last night we invited all the families from our church congregation that have children graduating this year to celebrate with us that our children will be graduating.  This year there are 3 girls and 3 boys.  One family couldn't make it!  These kids have grown up with each other and are pretty much besties or like brother and sisters.  It has been so fun watching them as they have grown  and to see their success's.  All are college bound in the fall.  So so exciting and it is just the beginning of their journeys.  Congratulations: Harris, Jonathan, Emily, Claire, and Moriah!  Class of 2017!

Monday, April 24, 2017


Today I opened my email box to a message from our sons school that said,"Caps and gown are in and they will be distrubted during 4th period."  Reading that message was like getting hit in the stomach with a brick because that makes my son graduating in one month so real.  I haven't really thought so much about him graduating as we have had so much to do to prepare of our move to Germany; however, in one month he will be graduating. My baby has grown up!  I posted a picture on my instagram account of  my son in his tuxedo for from and a friend who knew him from birth said, " I can't believe that baby who cried all the time is now a grown man."  It is true that little baby cried almost his whole first six months.  I didn't think I would survive. He then turned into a very smart and busy toddler who had me on my toes 24 hours a day.  I couldn't turn my back for a second or he was drawing sailboats on our living room wall, smearing diaper cream all over himself, or swinging from my mother's curtains declaring himself to be spiderman.  I knew he was smart around 16 month when one day he lost a ball behind our armour and instead of crying and pointing his finger at the ball he went into the kitchen and grabbed the soup spoon out of the utensil drawer and used it to scoop the ball out.  We worried all through elementary school as he had his teachers stumped as what to do with him because he was bored out of his brains and would always get into trouble.  It wasn't until middle school that we felt we could take a breath as he found the world of Robotics and that seemed to feed his brain and energy.  As I sit here writing this, the baby who became a boy who is now a man and will soon graduate is downtown at a Entreupenur meeting introducing himself and his web design business to the community. On Saturday night he took his friend Madigan to the prom. It seems so real.  When you are a new mom you never believe the other moms who have gone before you and tell you to cherish every moment because you never think they are ever going to grow up, but as the saying goes, "babies don't keep." It is true!  They don't and in one month this boy of mine will be saying bye to high school and hello to the adventure called college.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ipnone photos

I honestly can't believe that Easter has come and gone and we are all ready more than a 1/4 into the New Year. In 7 weeks, we will be bording a plane for Germany where will will live the next year.  I am so excited!  I am thrilled that the children will have a chance to get to know their Oma and Opa better, but also their aunt and cousin.  Most importantly though that the children will be immersed in their fathers native language.  I can't wait to see their language ability take off.  Cleaning up my iphone I wanted to share some of these photos before I forget this crazy but exciting time in our lives.

Addy's teacher sent me these cut photos of her
trip to the childrens museums! 
 Looks like she was having fun!

Recently, the boys had the opportunity to spend the day at Porsche.  Can you tell how excited they were!  Porsche treated them with first class and they had so much fun.

Before surgery!  

Harris spent his whole spring break on the couch.
  Poor guy had his wisdom teeth out.

About a month ago, I got my hair done at Drybar for an event I was going to!  I loved how it turned out!  Lulu rocks!

Just a few more photos from our trip to Florida, I love the girls swimsuits this year!

Twice a year, my church (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) holds a conference for it's member that spans the weekend.  When I was younger we used to watch the conference via satellite at the church building; however today you can watch it from the comfort of your own home via the internet.  You can watch it live or later.  We were on our way back from Florida, so I ended up watching it at a later date.  My 3 favorite talks were by Gary Sabin who talked about being all in when it comes to our love for the Savior, my next favorite was by Yoon Choi who wrote about where are you focusing up or all around you when it comes to having a relationship with Heavenly Father. My last but not least favorite is written is this talk by Uchdorf.  He alway delivers every time in bringing us close to the Saviours love! Loved how he talked about Gods works through Love and not fear.  To read more, go to LDS.org

A couple of weeks ago, I launched my website for my photography business.  So excited to have my photography photos all in one place and to open myself up for potentially more business. You can find my site here.  Well, it is late and I barely can keep my eyes open.  Hope you had a wonderful Easter!