Monday, February 27, 2012

The Wizard Of Oz

Monday night McKenzie performed in her school's play, The Wizard of Oz.  McKenzie was in the chorus and also part of the "tornado".  The kids did a great job!  Here are a few pictures of McKenzie and also one of the GUES Music teacher, Mrs. Shute, who is retiring after this year.  This was her last play and the kids gave her a gift and some roses at the end of the play.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Easter Eggs

Back in January, I ordered McKenzie and Matt's Easter eggs for this year.  I order every year from Olde Tyme Commissary and you have to order way in advance to get them in time.  I was so excited when they arrived a couple of weeks ago.  The turned out great.....
Pizzazz! showchoir bunny for her and ......

superhero bunny for him!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Birthday/ Our Weekend

We would like to wish (better late than never) two of our very faithful blog readers a very happy birthday today! I think its so neat that Nana and Betty Ward celebrate birthdays on Valentine's Day. So we hope you had a very special one today!

The kids and I had a great day today. They had the day off due to a teacher's meeting so its been nice to hang out today on Valentine's Day. I really wish David would have had the day off, too. They woke up to their Valentine's baskets at the foot of their beds.
I decided this year just to do candy because we went on a special weekend trip so that was their gift this year.  Back a few months ago David was able to get us tickets to see Tim Hawkins. For those of you who aren't familiar with him he is a christian comedian and he is hilarious! We have been fans for two years now. The kids think he is funny, too. He is funny, goofy and crazy all rolled into one. Matt can quote Tim word for word. We have two of his dvd's and we enjoy them so much. Tim just so happened to be doing a show at Hope Church in Memphis the weekend before Valentine's. David got us seats in the front row! Now that made me and the kids very nervous because Tim is known for going out in the crowd and being crazy so we did not want him to come near us. He didn't thank goodness. I hate I didn't get many pics with my phone this weekend, but I did snap this one of Matt.
He had been sooo excited all day about Tim Hawkins and by the time it was 7:25 he was counting down the time until Tim took the stage. It was so good to hear McKenzie laughing the entire time. You just can relate to everything Tim jokes about because its either what you are thinking and too afraid to say it or something you have been through yourself. He just relates it to everyday life and jokes alot about his wife and kids.
We got to Memphis Saturday afternoon and did a little shopping before checking into our hotel. David and I chose our favorite Side Porch for our "Valentine's dinner with kids". After great food, it was time to head to the show. On Sunday, we went to our usual Miss Polly's downtown for breakfast and then Starbucks for hot chocolate for me and McKenzie. We hung out at the hotel until check out time, then headed to a couple of stores. David took us to Five Guys for a late lunch. Here is a picture of McKenzie and Matt before checking out of the hotel.
I hated to see the weekend come to an end. We are definitely going back if he comes to Hope next year! Enjoy this clip of Tim Hawkins!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Today was a fun day for McKenzie and the other members of Pizzazz! Today the showchoir sang all day out in the community. One day each month, Mrs. Shute their director, takes the group out to sing. They go to the Courthouse, Cancer center, hospital, nursing homes, banks, businesses who support GUES and GSD Central Office. Mrs. Shute also takes them out to eat lunch. Carmella's was the choice this month. Today the kids performed their new 50's show. It was so good! This is a hard working little group. They meet every Tuesday from 2:30-4:30. This is actually their 4th show that they have learned this school year. Pizzazz will do a Pops concert at the end of the school year that will include favorites from all of their shows.McKenzie has loved every minute! Being a part of this group has given her so many neat opportunties. David and I caught up with them at Providence, an assisted living center. Marty joined us, too. I was able to video most of the show until my battery died. Hope you enjoy the show!

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Little Grizzlies

This year is Matt's first year to play Upward Basketball.  Our team is the Little Grizzlies and we have a fun little team of seven five-year-olds.  Matt is loving it and doing pretty well even though he's one of the littlest ones on the court!  Here's a little video of him playing from this Friday night.