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The ART of Enjoying Summer {with kids}::Creatively Made Giveaway

A heartfelt thank you to my friend Julie for the beautiful hydrangeas. Summer is always better when your friends visit and  bring you flowers:) I’ve written about this topic before.  But I know this is a challenge for most of us so I wanted to update my thoughts and give you some tangible encouragement. And […] Read more…

Dance Recital 2012

This is our 7th dance recital. I’ve been wondering all these years if my girls would REALLY ever be able to dance. I can tell you without hesitation that their performances were so inspiring that I could barely believe it. We finally see the fruits of all those years of practice. They’re really good. Stevie […] Read more…

what momma said

I can’t remember the exact circumstances in which she said it but I’ve spent a lifetime trying to grow into it. Thank you, Momma, for your tireless example of what it means to give yourself away to others. And to all my strong and brave momma friends—-the sun (Son) always shines where you are too. […] Read more…

The Nutcracker 2011

I’m not sure I can convey the sheer joy of watching my ballerinas perform this weekend in a  wonderful and classic rendition of  The Nutcracker.   I was teary eyed more than not.  And I breathed a huge sigh of relief when Emme finished her last dance as Clara.   This stuff is hard on […] Read more…

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving in the new house was perfect in every way!   The weather was mild enough that the young adults sat on the porch to eat and then enjoyed the fireplace afterwards. Caiti was a huge help this year and did lots of cooking and helping! (Thank you sissy) I have the most wonderful family […] Read more…