Saturday, April 25, 2015

Graduation...catching up

McKenzie is officially an 8th grade graduate! We went to her graduation/awards day at school yesterday. It was really a nice ceremony. McKenzie was asked to lead the pledge to the flag at the ceremony. Also during awards,  McKenzie was given the Entertainers show choir award. The graduates walked in wearing their red caps with tassels, all 330 of them!  At the end of the ceremony they got to throw their caps into the air, which they all loved. Can't believe she is about to walk the halls of GHS! Great job, McKenzie!

This past Wednesday, Matt attended the Superintendent's Breakfast for all A's this year. I snapped a picture of him before we left. They got to wear their "Sunday best". Here is another picture of him and his best friend, Dillon at the breakfast.  So proud of you Matt!

A couple of weeks ago, McKenzie sang in her last middle school show choir concert. This was the 12th one since starting choir in 6th grade. The kids got to choose their own songs. Mrs Dorroh gave them a little creative control with the show.  It was a cute show. We have enjoyed watching her grow as a singer and performer over the past three years. She has enjoyed it as well.

A couple of weeks ago, Matt began golf lessons with Mr. Ernie Petty. He is loving it! Mr. Petty comes and picks him up after school on Wednesdays and they go out to Dogwoods for his lesson. David picks him up afterwards. Every chance David and Matt get, they go play golf. David is just so glad this is something they can do together. Here is a picture that David took at his first lesson.

Can't believe that in one month school will be out! I believe this has been the fastest school year for us. Looking forward to summer and going to the beach!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Fling

Sunday, McKenzie was invited to join the Sub-Deb Cotillion Club. She is so excited and is looking forward to her first dance in December. The club had their annual spring fling where they invite the new members to come and meet the other members. They had snacks and were given a t-shirt and an invitation to join.  McKenzie is looking forward to being in this with her friends. Here is a picture of her and her friend Hallie.

Here is another blast from the past at three  when she handed out programs at a spring cotillion dance back when Mary Catherine was a sponsor of the club. She loved every minute of that night. That seems like just yesterday and now she is a soon to be freshman!

Congrats, McKenzie!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter weekend! We are enjoying the day off. David and Matt are playing golf on this beautiful day and McKenzie and I are about to do a little shopping.  A couple of weeks ago, I fixed up my back door and front door areas for Easter. I found this cute bunny from Knicks to use by the back door. Of course I added a new Kimberly Queen fern in my bean pot along with a cute back door mat from Target. I may leave up the bunny through spring.

For the front door/porch I bought two more ferns for the urns and placed burlap bunnies I have had for years in them and used my egg wreath from last year. I love the colors of the eggs on this one.

My favorite indoor decoration is my Peter's bowl filled with the kids' decorated eggs. Priceless to me! Here are some cute little bunnies I found at Gordman's. Love that store.

And at our house you are never to old for an Easter basket...

Lastly, I couldn't resist posting and Easter throwback with my sisters and cousin Davis. This picture brings back a lot of great memories. It was taken on Granny's back patio. We did Easter big at her house every year. We always had a great meal after church and then a fun Easter egg hunt later in the afternoon. Granny always made our Easter dresses, too. Look at those knee socks! Ha!