Saturday, October 31, 2009

Northeast Georgia Invitational

 Makenzie competed in her very last
Middle School Competition today.
It was definitely a bittersweet day.
 We are so proud of her work ethic and determination.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Bunco
Can it still be called Bunco if we don't play Bunco?!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Night Out In Savannah

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy 16th Birthday, Marshall!

Marshall spent his sixteenth birthday sipping hot chocolate, browsing in a comic book store and enjoying tacos and pumpkin pie with his family and Meggie.

I spent my day thinking about how quickly 
time flies when you are having fun!
You bring cRaZy joy into our lives, Marshall.

Friday, October 9, 2009

CraZy   wEEk!

Dear Walton County Board of Education,

First, I would like to tell you that I really do appreciate everything you do for my family. My children are attending award winning, distinguished centers of learning where they have awesome, well-educated caring teachers instructing outstanding, challenging curriculum. You provide safe schools, offer fabulous sports programs, clubs and extra curricular actvities for enjoyment and growth. You faithfully pay our insurance premiums, contribute to my husband's retirement account and of course, I look forward to hearing from you on the 15th and the 30th each month. However, I would like to understand why
  you insist on totally jacking up a week of my life each semester?
I will never understand why you think sending all of the children home shortly after they arrive two days in the middle of the week is productive. I do understand the importance of the teacher/parent conferences, but I thought it was common knowledge "in the industry" that the parents the teachers need to confer with don't show up! So, I am to believe that these same parents take Tuesday afternoon off of work to hear how little Johnny is not performing at grade level and is, in fact, probably going to be in the court system by next semester?! I don't thing so. But, to be perfectly honest it is not little Johnny or his parole officer's time that is my concern - it is my time. Do you understand the two most hectic times of day in my household is bedtime and morning time? We still have to do homework, pack lunches, get backpacks packed, set our alarms for 5:30 and do it all again! Plus, I get to add the extra trips back to the schools because just because there is no classroom instruction in the afternoon there is still band practice, cheerleading practice and football games all at their regularly scheduled times. I am not angry, but I am holding you personally responsible for the fact that it is Friday and my house is not clean, my laundry is not done, we have no food, I haven't taken any pictures of my kids, I haven't blogged, I haven't done any decorating or crafting and I didn't make it a week on one tank of gas. Would please consider giving us one whole day off and preferably a Friday?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I cannot do everything ...
but I know Someone who can!
Today was one of those days where it becomes crystal clear that I cannot be everything to everyone! Our day started out at 5:00 am. The Cheer Devils competed at Morgan County High School today. The caravan pulled out of the middle school at 6:30 am. The Marching Red Devils competed at Lassiter High School, and they had to report in uniform at 8:00 am. Mitchell's soccer match was late in the day -10:30 am! So, what is a mom to do? I can pray! I can pray that my children will be well rested and give their all. I can pray for their safety. And, mostly I pray that His presence will be with them ~ encouraging and guiding their steps. (and flips & kicks!)

I can praise Him for loving my children more than I ever could.
I also can thank God for Aunt Tammy!