Sunday, May 31, 2015

Recital 2015

It has been forever since I've blogged.  I just haven't found the time or energy to put into it these last few months.  I return with intentions of being better about sharing life and projects with my followers and friends!

Our Miss M had her 5th recital last night.  She danced in three performances....tap, jazz and ballet.  Every time I watch her dance, I get teary-eyed.  Her love of dance just shows in her face... just precious! We had lots of family and friends attend the show last night.  Here are some pics:

John and I with Madison

Madison with her Godmother and our Goddaughter

Madison with Aunt Coni and Krista

Madison with my brother and his girlfriend

Madison and her Great Aunt Kathryn and Great Uncle JC

Madison and John's Mom

Madison with my parents
Our Family
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Student Teacher Gift Idea

My student teacher finished up her placement with us today.  Here's part of her gift from myself and the students.  I bought her a personalized bucket and filled it with Dove candy bars (her fave), a small wooden sign, a teacher Hallmark ornament, and a gift card for Amazon to pick a book for her classroom.  The students made her the fingerprint tree shown below.
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Homecoming Dance

Where does time go?  The last I remember, H was going to elementary school with me every morning!  Now he is a high school sophomore, soon to be 16 and driving a vehicle.  Words cannot express how proud of him I am, or how much I love this son of ours.  I am blessed to be his mom.  This is him, with his braces free smile, on the night of his first formal dance with a date! 

Here's a pic with us and H's date, Sarah Beth.  I couldn't find a picture where J's eyes weren't closed. 
We have known Sarah's family for over 30 years, so it was nice to catch up with them too. 
~peace and blessings~

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Applesauce Cinnamon Oat Muffins

I have been making muffins each weekend for the family to take in lunches or to grab as a morning treat on their way to work or school.  I have made Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and today, the Oatmeal Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins pictured above.  They are moist and tender on the inside, with a nice crunchy topping on the outside. 
Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 cup quick-oats
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup  applesauce
1/2 cup reduced fat milk
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
1 tbs butter, melted
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tbs brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400. Grease a muffin tin or line with liners and set aside. (
In a large bowl combine the first seven ingredients (dry ingredients).
In another bowl combine the wet ingredients together. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix slowly until just combined.
Fill muffins tins or liners 3/4 full with batter.
Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over batter.
Bake for 15-18 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).slightly adapted from Taste of Home and Sweet Treats and More
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Dance Recital 2014

The annual picture of H and M before we leave for the recital.  I posted other pics of M on Facebook.  It was a beautiful program.  She had 3 dances tonight, one each for tap, ballet and jazz.  She and her classmates did a beautiful job. 
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Miss M!

Miss M celebrated her 9th birthday at school with her friends. Then had a party with her grandparents, godparents, uncles and friends.  Madison is a talkative, smart, talented, outgoing, God loving girl.  We are so blessed to be her parents! 

Miss M is a reader and is always happy to receive books for her birthday!

We had a mime, aka Cody, at our Paris party! 
My brother, Kim and the mime pose for a photo in their costumes.
 Just blew out the candles!
All dressed up! 

Her gift from H.

Her new comforter...

...and froggy!

A jewelry box from her grandparents, plus many more gifts.  M was very blessed! 

All M wanted for her 9th birthday, besides books and a new comforter, was to have her ears pierced.  We visited Piercing Pagoda today, and had them done!

She did very well and is in love with her new star earrings!
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M's 9th Birthday--Paris Theme

Welcome to M's 9th Birthday Party!
Our foyer table decorated in honor of the birthday girl!

Centerpiece on the island....small treat buckets with pom-pom flowers on dowel rods.  The runner is wrapping paper from Dollar Tree.

Milk Chocolate Cupcakes topped with pink frosting, pink sugar and chocolate Eiffel Towers.

Vanilla Cake and yummy!

The island

The Snack M called it!  ;0)

The Banner I made for her using the Cricut. 

Table Centerpiece

Birthday Girl cupcake stand
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~peace and blessings~