Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year!
I wanted to get some photos of Jolie in her Chinese silks and with the fresh snow, we did a quick change into her outfit and rushed outside for a few quick photos.

She loves to pose and I love to take photos.

 It's the year of the horse.
 We plan to celebrate with some Chinese food this weekend....we plan to use our chopsticks.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The emperor's new groove?

 The Emperor's New Clothes, New Groove? 
Shek was in his school play last's a few photos...
He was a milk man
 and a shutter
 the kids did a great job
 It was a funny play
 His friend played the part of Peter
 He did awesome.

Shek had a good time with his friends.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow much fun


there was snow in the forecast. We did the grocery run yesterday. Almost all the schools shut down in our area, and surrounding states. ;) accept for a few counties which included our homeschool academy. Against my better judgement, I took the took 2 1/2 hours to get them home once the snow started and the school decided on an early release. Thank goodness for carpool. My carpool friend had the long stint of it today, and actually knew an alternate route when the bridge was iced and they had to turn around ....I would have been clueless how to get around that and back to our meeting place. BUT now I have all my birds back in the nest and they have had a chance to play in the snow. AND they have also told me I don't have any good food in this house either, but I am used to that last statement.

Shek is ready to throw snow balls...
Karlie makes a fashion statement everywhere...even when it snows. I am loving the color coordination here.
cool dudes
I actually caught a jumping photo in action...
Jolie wants to know when she can make a snowman.
 Shek was all about the snow balls....
Karlie was a good sport about all of his snowballs....
Most of the time....
 Shek says he wants to make a snowman tomorrow, but I think he really wants to throw more snowballs.
 Jolie wants to know why she has to come back inside...
 Where's the snow?/
It's Very Cold......Stay warm, stay off the roads...and don't throw any snowballs at mom. And all will be right with the world..
How many days is it till Spring?

Friday, January 17, 2014

A few moments from 2013

It's January of 2014, and it's time to look back at 2013 and see where we have been, and where we plan on going.

Last year Shek and I did the hot chocolate run. It was actually hot outside for the winter time run, but wehad fun doing it together
Karlie was sparkly at her first winter formal at K.A.
Easter...last year was the first time we put money in the eggs...that way everyone wanted to participate.
the kiddos with the grands and great grand
Father's Day
Shek found a new passion! Tennis
Zach and his band played at a 4th of July event
Lunch with friends and the governor's wife.
Jolie likes to pose
The first day of school
The Advocare 500 kids and friends representing Advocare
Karlie and her friends did a fashion show at the talent show..
Leo joins the family, and Emily likes him too.
My favorite photo with my girls
Zach and Emily at Christmas at Belmont
The family visits Callaway Gardens for the Christmas lights.
Me and my Sweetie...what? What? We celebrate 24 years of marriage this year. Wooo hooo 

Can't wait to see what 2014 holds, because I know more than ever that God has an awesome plan for each of our lives...for such a time as this...and I don't want to miss out on His extraordinary plan that he wants us to accomplish.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Take me back to Central Time Zone

Last night, my oldest kiddo, Zach, was at the studio getting his songs mixed. He lives in the central time zone, I wish we did, it's my favorite time zone. What a difference that one hour makes, especially when it's 1:10 here and a little after midnight there. That's when the phone rang...some time in the middle of the night...he was excited that his song was complete...he was living on adrenaline, college student night owl life....and momma was really a sleep like a rock asleep.  So daddy did the talking. Central time zone, maybe that should be the title of his next song...

Finally, I shook off the sleep, and was able to listen to his finished song. It's a free download on reverbnation. He's excited, and we are too. It's one of his originals. And it's country.
It's nice to see and hear all those music lessons, camps, countless practices, rehearsals, and performances from all these years as well as  almost four years of college education at work.
Earlier this month I posted more of my Zach photos.

 Emily sings background vocals, I think they sound awesome. Can't wait to see what God has planned around the corner.

Today I am linking up with my favorite photographer and bloggy friend, Lisa for Favorite Photo Friday at The Long Road to China.

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