Class Ring, Grandparents and Cheerleading

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Junior Year is a big year of high school
I want it to slow down 
It's going to fast!

Savannah had her Class Ring Mass and Ceremony this week
She also had another cheer competition
And grandparents day at school

She is scheduling the ACT and SAT test
which means college is one step closer

How do they go from age 5 to Junior year so fast?

Yoga and Such

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I went to my very first Yoga class last night
it was
Relaxation Yoga
90 minutes
pure heaven
I actually dozed off at one point
I know that's hard for you all to believe
I snorted or something and woke myself up
no kidding
I'm going back tonight for round two
this time it's not relaxation
it's the real deal

I have wanted to try Yoga at a "real" yoga studio for about a year
I think I have found a new love
it's so different than setting my computer up on a chair
watching you-tube
trying to keep my dogs off of my yoga mat
the wrong scent of candle
on and on
it just didnt' cut it
but this little studio - oh yes, we will be BFF's
I just have a feeling

(this is not me but I'm hoping to do that one day ;)

I started using doTERRA oils
a few months back
Have you ever tried them?
I honestly LOVE them
I'm actually thinking about selling them

(these are the oils I'm using and thinking of selling - I truly love them)

Here are a few ways to use them:

Put a few drops with your detergent in your dishwasher to avoid spots on your dishes
Put a few drops on a warm rag and disinfect your butcher block and cutting boards  
Put a few drops in a cup of water and boil in microwave for 5 minutes for a clean smelling kitchen
Put a drop in your night time face cleaner to brighten your skin

Rub the lavender oil in the palm of your hands and feet for calming effect
Rub lavender oil on chapped
 and sunburned lips
Put a few drops in your laundry detergent when washing linens and bedding
Put a drop in your hands and rub on your sleeping pillow - very soothing

Inhale the bottle of peppermint to help with concentration
Rub a drop of peppermint oil on your temples and back of neck for headache relief
Put a drop in your morning bottle of water for energy
Peppermint also boost your mood and fights fatigue

Those are just a few areas I have tried them.
I am truly loving them.

(pics via pinterest)

Pretty Positive I have the Best Parents Ever

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I'm not sure how I got so lucky when it comes to parents
Sorry, but I'm pretty sure mine are the best ever
They are both in their 70's and in good health
They are both beautiful inside and out
They have been involved in my life
and my kids life

They have picked up my kids from school
Sat at my house waiting on repairmen
Cooked dinners on a long work day
Attended little league baseball games,
high school football and baseball games,
cheerleading competitions, middle school musicals,
grandparents day at school
on and on and on

They are still in love after 50+ years of marriage
they grocery shop together
doctor appointments together
work in their yard together
on and on and on

When I count my blessings they are right at the top.

This Stage!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I think I like this stage 
of my sweet girls life 
the best!

She was my baby doll in the beginning
bows bigger than her head
Then the terrible two's 
oh my!
Elementary and Middle School
the norm!

I really love the teen stage
when they can do for themselves
but still want their mom around

She loves babies, dogs and old people
the most!

We don't get along perfect
we definitely have our moments
but the good definitely out weighs the bad

and I would love to keep her at this age for a long long time

Her laugh is the cutest ever!

At a recent dinner with her cheer coach!


On Grandpa Slowey's farm with sweet friend Claire

With her Cheer Team in Daytona Beach
(Top row center)

Train up a child in the way he should go;
    even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Emerald and the Big One!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The color "Emerald" is the color of 2013.

It has been described as 'lively. radiant. lush...a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.'

'the most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the it has throughout history, multifaceted emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, 
which is so important in today's complex world. this powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.'

Emerald also happens to be my birthstone
Speaking of birthday's
It's going to be the big one

Maybe I'll get this

or this 

and maybe I'll wear this EMERALD dress and look like her

 or this and look like her 

 or this and look like her

and I'll drink out of this EMERALD Waterford Champagne Flute 

And party like a rock star !

stay tuned 


(all pics via pinterest)

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