Thursday, April 23, 2015

Whatever: Mia's First Communion

I was thrilled to celebrate my niece's first communion last weekend in Ohio with my sister and her husband. They put on a great party afterwards and it was totally worth the 15 hours in the car in a 48 hour weekend!

I love that my family gathers for the "important things". We celebrate each other and our successes. Milestones are big and first communion is one of the biggest. My niece does not get it now, but when she is an adult, she will look back and realize the significance of the occasion.

We are on the whirlwind end of  year countdown that occurs every single year. Graduation from 8th grade also know as  "the move across the lawn" and May Day are two GPS traditions coming up for us. Finals, field trips, games and regattas are still on the books to get us  to summer.  I have spent the last few days finalizing summer plans and summer jobs.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Whatever: April Favorite Photos

A few of my favorite photos from April...


  Steve and I each went with a girl last weekend. He went to east to watch our oldest set a school record as stroke in crew...I went north to watch our baby come alive in a sport she really loves. 
We both missed a great day, but thanks to technology...kept up with the goings on.

Life is really wonderful right now.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dirt: The List...April

The list...

The list gets skipped here and there, but I love making and keeping up with  my head!

Easter...5 years ago!

April...The List! 

  • Get the piano tuned- back seat
  • Start piano lesssons (Me!) -back seat! 
  • Read 55 books including the Ken Follet Century Books- Have read 16 including one Ken Follet Century Book! 
  • Cook one new ethnicity meal a week: Going okay... Greek this week! 
  • Hike 50 hikes: 7! 
  • Redo my kitchen and bathroom floors (learn to tile!): Nope 
  • Take the popcorn ceiling down in my living room:Nope
  • Paint the downstairs ceilings: Nope
  • Take girls on dates: Going well 
  • Read the Bible: going okay
  • Start phase II of landscape plan: Delaney and I have started our plan
  • Purge, purge, purge! :Going well.
  • Say YES! :  Still saying yes! Ask me to do something! 
  • Exercise 5 days a week; 20 workouts last month! Two already this month! 

Dirt: Our Baby is 14!

14! We are in denial that our baby is 14, but it has come and gone and we survived.

Ellie is stylish and fashionable. Literally the funniest person in the room, no matter what.  Kind and cool, her current loves are summer camp, Eno hammocks and rocking dad's old sweatshirts. My favorite thing about her is that she is eternally hanging out with "one of my best friends". All of her friends are considered "best". 

Sign from her 7th birthday! Makes an appearance every year! 

She is asked for art supplies and bikinis for her birthday. We obliged.  And they came days later in the mail! (Of course!)