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BFFs

Since Liam has been leaving with Michael on the mornings to go to Grandma Tina's house and since the sun has been rising a wee bit earlier each day, the big kids and I have had the time to take a walk with Gingersnap around the development. Often, Aidan and Ellie ride their bikes and chat about Pokemon and school and friends and field trips.

And in those moments, I find myself wishing that my children will stay as close as they are now, for the rest of their lives.

BFFs


Wow! What a Night!

The Ray of Light Awards ceremony was tonight...wow! We won for best small-scale musical and choreography. Our kids won awards for the play and the musical...and we won best overall drama program!!

I just have to say that Montoursville is an exceptional community. Our kids are stand-up, caring, intelligent, and dedicated students. By the time the show opens, the kids are running nearly the entire production. Their parents are supportive and enthusiastic. My colleagues and support team are professionals who excel in their fields and in their love of kids. I am so incredibly proud of where I live and work. And although I didn't need any trophies to tell me that, it is such a nice reward for our kids to have their hard work recognized!!! Love you all!! 💙💙🎪🎉🎭💙💙

Wow! What a Night!

Wow! What a Night!

Wow! What a Night!

Wow! What a Night!

Wow! What a Night!


Katie and Ben's wedding-- post 2

One of my duties this weekend was to do hair for the bride and her bridesmaids. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I also knew that Katie would not be friends with super high-maintainance people. And I was right! The girls were friendly and loved everything I came up with. I was very pleased with the final results!

Katie and Ben's wedding-- post 2

Katie and Ben's wedding-- post 2

Katie and Ben's wedding-- post 2

Katie and Ben's wedding-- post 2

Katie and Ben's wedding-- post 2


Face Time

Supposedly, technology decreases our amount of face-to-face time. I'm all for putting down the device and experiencing real life. But, if I could offer one more way to look at this issue...

Michael and I are away this weekend for a friend's wedding on Fire Island (off of Long Island, NY). It is rare that we go away at all, let alone without our kids. And, we are a very close family. It's weird for us not to be in conversation with our children. Because of technology and their increasing ages, the kids have been able to text us, Face Time us, and -- in Mike and Aidan's case-- even play Hearthstone against each other.

So, while it's true that some people use technology to escape from the world and ignore others around them, many others use it to stay connected to each other as they reach out to their loved ones...even if it is just to make silly faces at each other.

Face Time

Face Time

Face Time

Face Time


Weird

Gabrielle has been talking about these big eyed Beanie Babies for quite some time. They sell them at the Cracker Barrel gift store, and every time we go there… She just can't stop talking about them.

I am off from school today to prepare for a trip to New York for my dear friend's wedding. I decided to surprise Gabrielle with one of these toys.

I have Liam home with me today, so we both went to the store to find the animal for Gabrielle. We couldn't decide between a cute pink elephant and a brown monkey with big purple eyes. After much deliberation, we decided on the elephant.

We came home, and that is when I realized the elephant is named Ellie… And it was born on my birthday.

#meanttobe

Weird

Weird