A bittersweet day - for me, anyway. The girls don't have a problem with it! Rebecca's last day of high school and Abigail's last day of sophomore year have arrived. It's been a year of ups and downs, as high school always is, and we are happy to be on this side of it. Graduation next week!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I don't know the day, but I do know for a certain senior there's only one more left after it! (Abigail still has two days of finals.) Becca is dressed up because her senior seminar class is having a business lunch at a local event center where they will eat and discuss "business" with local leaders in the community. Gotta get those kids ready to take on the world!
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Yeah...sorry about that title, but I was overusing "Garden Update." So, my goodness, the growth in the past couple weeks. I do believe I can consider my garden a success. I've already learned quite a bit about what to plant and where and the things I need to do differently next year.
Spinach in the foreground and lettuce in the background
Yellow flowers and baby tomatoes are popping out everywhere. My mouth is watering just thinking of going out, picking one and putting salt on it.
Look! A yellow flower on the squash plant!!
And not to be left out, there are tiny green peaches all over the tree. Please, no one tell the squirrels.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
WILDWorship performed in Sunday morning services
(I'm at the piano, just to the right of this photo.)
Grace Prep hosted the Jon Drummond Relays.
I handed out awards on the track and lost my voice for a week!
Saw Mary Poppins with Barb at Music Hall in Dallas
Celebrated "Night of the Arts" and Abigail's accomplishments in drawing
Dyed eggs with KoolAid
Spent Easter with guests Barb and Brodie
Rebecca won Girlfriend of the Year for Hudson's Minecraft Cake
Scavenger Hunt for Becca's 18th Birthday
Traveled to A&M Corpus Christi for a college visit
Grace Prep Awards Banquet at DBU
Traveled to Nacogdoches for Katherine to be awarded the Cole Dean's Award in Art
Abigail accompanied her friend, Mallory, at the Grace Prep talent show
Rebecca planned and RAN the talent show!
Rebecca won gold, silver and bronze medals at the District Track Meet, qualifying for the Regional Meet in May.
Rebecca participated in a Journalism conference at UT Austin.
There's only one conclusion to be drawn from these photos: We are super busy parents with extremely talented kids! I will post more track happenings after the regional meet in Abilene on Thursday. Or, I might wait until the end of June and give you the next few months' busy recap. Stay tuned.
Posted by Genny at 12:09 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013
Love my cuties in their uniforms, but I know Becca is counting down the days until she has to wear them no more! I can almost predict that her official uniform for college will be Nike shorts and tshirts. Sadly, I won't have photos to prove it. College students frown on their moms coming down and taking a picture of their first day of school. I can't imagine why!
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Monday, April 22, 2013
I'm sure you've been dying for a garden update, haven't you? Since I'm a newbie at this, I'm not sure what I would call success at this time, but it does actually look like a REAL garden, so guessing that's good. I can guess from the size of plants that it's going to be a really good year for zucchini and tomatoes, but maybe not so much for cucumbers.
Going to have to Google why the leaves are turning white on the cucumbers
On the floral side of things, here comes the wisteria...
...and the roses look great...
...and these purpley cone-shaped flowers always look lovely.
How does your garden grow?
Posted by Genny at 2:36 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I don't know what we did to make so many mushrooms grow in our garden, but MY GOODNESS the mushrooms! Almost every morning I have to remove countless fungi from the garden. I really think if I went out at night I could sit and watch them grow. There have been about 5 different kinds and here are a few photos of them here.
This was an especially large batch that grew overnight. Jeff said it creeps him out to just look at this picture. Not sure why. I went out and pulled them all up, so he didn't even have to touch them!
Too bad they're not edible. I mean, I guess they're not. I'm certainly not going to risk it. On the "real" food front, the rain has accelerated the growth of the other plants and it won't be long before we're finding some blooms and veggies on them. I hope. What do I know? I'm just a successful mushroom farmer.
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