Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Prom Princess

I never went to my high school prom and thought our girls would follow in my footsteps in that regard since they are homeschooled.  People always say that's one of the disadvantages to being homeschooled and I used to think that, too.
That is, until one of Claire's dear friends invited Claire to join her at HER prom!  And get this, it was a homeschooler's prom!  It was quite a lovely prom, at that.  Well, I guess that's another myth about being homeschooled that can get be added to the list (I have quite a "myth list" if anyone is interested!). 
So now I have a bunch of photos to show off--a mom HAS to show off prom photos, doesn't she?

Claire can never resist an opportunity to pop in a ballet pose!

A lovely photo with some of her best ballet buddies.

Yeah, I know--a hair photo!  But Claire was so pleased with how her hair turned out--she did her French twist and I added the little curls on the sides--and Matt took such a lovely photo of it in black and white that I just HAD to add it here.

Goodness!  Our "little ones" are growing up fast!  How can that be?!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Congratulations to the Graduate!

Our oldest daughter graduated with the highest honors from the local community college on Saturday.  Pretty good for only being 18!  She received an Associate's degree in Engineering Science and will continue her studies in Mechanical Engineering at one of the big state schools starting this fall where she will complete her Bachelor's degree and perhaps obtain her Master's degree as well.  As you can imagine, we are very proud of her--not just for what she has done, but also for the lovely person she is.
Congratulations, Corinne!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Help Fund a Mobile Art Studio!

I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of Jo and Dylan from the Cart Before the Horse.  I just LOVE their whimsical creations.  Well, they are now in a bit of a bind--it's incredibly difficult saving money when you're living on two artists' salaries.  You see, they have this lovely dream of living in a little RV and doing their art wherever the wind takes them.  They have the RV now and have done a LOT of work cleaning it out, but now they need to finish refurbishing it. 

Many of you know how I love our little Airstream and traveling in it--it's our home away from home.  But what you may not know is that we have totally gutted it because it needed MAJOR repairs.  So I know firsthand that even tiny, little trailers and RVs take really, really BIG money to refurbish. 

To thank people for donating to their dream, Jo and Dylan have made some lovely "thank you" gifts--they are in the photo above and are only available to people who fund their RV project.  Aren't they CUTE!!  They are doing this through Kickstart, but the thing is, there is a deadline and it's only 15 days away!  They are over half way there, however, if the full amount of the project isn't pledged through Kickstart by the deadline, they don't get ANY of the money they need.

I'm one of those people who believe that whatever you send out into the world, you also receive.  I have so many blessings in my life and I really want Jo and Dylan to see their dream realized.  So, I can tell you first hand that making a pledge to them through Kickstart is really, really easy.  The difficult part is picking out what "thank you" gift you would like.  Don't tell me that I didn't warn you!!

Click HERE and you'll be zoomed through cyberspace to the Cart Before the Horse Kickstart project.

By the way, Jo and Dylan don't even know that I'm blogging about this.  This post comes completely from me--I just want to help them out.