Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Universal Studios

The youth choir at Central Presbyterian Church certainly got
a fantastic prize this Memorial Day weekend...
a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida!!
Anyone with any experience with 6th through 12th graders knows
that choir can be a hard sell.. One that , in fact, John won't buy.  Julia was
goaded on all year by the promise of an amazing trip in May...
Thanks to Nathan, their young and energetic leader,
for the pictures and updates on Facebook.
What relief this provided to many Moms and Dads worrying about 
Hurricane Beryl who was simultaneously visiting the Florida coast!

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Pictured here are Julia's favorite soccer coach of ALL TIME,
Coach Matt, with his wife, Marie.
Thanks for being such great chaperones!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ahhhh, Summer!

The last day of school and the beginning of summer bring back
a level of excitement paralleled only by Christmas vacation.
No matter how old I get, I still am excited by the blessings
 that summer in Georgia can bring...
peaches, Braves baseball, lots of barbecue, fun on Lake Hartwell, 
and... lots of
air conditioning!


The view from the "South Carolina side" of Lake Hartwell.
Julia loves to ski to South Carolina!





De's little brother, Jeffrey, can ski on anything... boat oars, his bare feet....
What was that, De?...."show off ... Just a few years and pounds ago..."


John pulling Uncle Jeffrey

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spring Piano Recital

I truly believe that May is the new December.
We have been so busy this month!  John plays baseball and has started football at...
...yes... the high school.  Julia plays piano, soccer and
 tried out for the middle school volleyball team... and made it. 
 With workouts and practices, we are
always in the road.  Add in a couple of meetings at church, choir practice
 or a trip to the dentist and you feel as if your car
may as well be your permanent address.
I hoped to post a great tablescape for Mother's Day or something
cutesy for 8th grade graduation, maybe something crafty I finished for Julia.
The truth is, this spring, I just got through.
One cannot cook like Julia Child if one is driving like Dale Earnhardt!  
We've had a great spring season, but I am really looking forward to...
p a r k i n g !
One thing I never mind, (though Julia might) is
the time and energy spent on piano.  I am so proud of her
and just love her teacher - "Miss" Rebekah.


Julia's piano recital, May 19
"Linus and Lucy" by Guaraldi.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Honors Day

All A's...
6th grade Honor's Day
Malcom Bridge Middle School

Way to go Julia, we're certainly proud!