Live in the Moment

Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

blog sneak peak

We had a yummy movie night tonight. Our first Friday in a long time at home!
We turned the sunroom into a movie theater with surround sound & a big screen.
I’ll be sharing this yummy popcorn recipe on Monday on the my craft blog! :)

white chocolate popcorn

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popcorn, m&ms & a movie

popcorn and m&ms

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cailey’s first basketball game

It was Cailey’s first basketball game on the 8th/9th grade team.
They played Siloam Springs & WON! Cailey made 3 baskets.

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Cailey is #23~ the next Michael Jordan! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans’ Day Program

Today was the Veterans’ Day program at the high school.
Here’s some shots before they started. Look for the tuba!

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Our scout troop posted the colors again this year.
Great job! Landon, Joseph & Cameronn! :)

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Then the band played the Star Spangled Banner. It was amazing! :)

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Then they played all the branches of military’s theme songs.

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Then the jazz band performed. It was Zach’s first time!!!! :)

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Cole dancing during the jazz band performance. :)

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The trombone part was great!

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They sounded a cannon at exactly 11. It was LOUD!

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Then our boys retired the colors.

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A HUGE thank you to all the veterans ~ especially my dad & grandpas! :)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Letter to Santa Party

Today while the big kids were on a temple trip we
had our annual Letter to Santa Party with a
little help from my craft blog. :)
We made cookies, played games, read stories
& of course, wrote our letters to Santa. :)

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