Gotta start out with thanks again! I’d been gone so long, I wasn’t sure you all would even remember me – and boy was I grateful to hear from so many of you that I have missed. Your kind comments and e-mails always remind me of how much goodness and beauty there is in the world – so thanks girls.
Holy Busyness Batman – the McStudlys keep me hopping. The Junior is a Senior in High School, and we have been busy college choosing and scholarship applying, drill meeting, and NHS Tuxedo fitting, and just to be sure that it’s not all work, some wicked games of Monopoly and Scrabble.
Nearly every Saturday, we are traveling around Northwest Missouri – savoring the Juniors last year of High School. He is the Batallion Commander at his school (big honor for him – proud parents we are). Here he is this past weekend, performing with
his best friend Andrew.
Yup, leave it to me to pick something corny like this – but it is that I get to watch the sunrise out of my living room window with a big mug of Joe every morning (or we can see it from our bedroom when we sleep in)! These pictures don't do it justice - it's truly awe inspiring to watch
I’m still a Pinterest Addict – over 10,000 pins (hanging my head in shame). Did you all see the pin on making an annual jar for your New Year's Celebration? You write down all of the fun things you do, and then on New Years, you pull them out and read them. Here is our 2013 Jar
I think we forget just how much we do, how much joy our lives are filled with – and this is a great reminder. I just cut up some fun scrapbook paper, and when we finish a book, or see a movie, or go somewhere special, I just write the date and a little Twitter length squib about it.
Now, the Junior and I are huge – I mean huge – Nutella fans! We are known to eat it by spoonfuls straight from the jar. So when I saw these fun Nutella Mug Cakes on Pinterest – well, we just had to give them a go last night.
And, I finished the quilt top for that tutorial – think I’m going to call it “Antique Sugar”! What do you think - does it look like antique sugar?
Yup, my life is pretty much perfect :0)! Sorta?? Uh, how about "No" girls - how about not at all?? There are, of course, the deeper struggles and imperfections of life. But, ya can’t really capture those in pictures, so I’ll share a couple of those imperfect moments from the past week that I was able to capture on film (just because laughter is good for the soul).
And, ummm shouldn't the bottom of this quilt be straight across, flat??
But - you awesome women, that silly 2013 Jar of all the good times we’ve had in just two short months, and those sunrises, and, of course, the McStudlys somehow make all of life’s big and small imperfections seem a little . . . well . . . irrelevant!