Thursday, May 27, 2010

Billie's Piano Recital- the video

video

Hopefully this works. Enjoy! Thanks to Matt for filming and editing and making it a web-friendly video for me!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Busy Weekend




We had a very busy weekend. Billie had a soccer tournament on Saturday, they tied 1 - 1. Courtney (my cousin Kellee's oldest) graduated from high school on Saturday, too. Billie had a piano recital on Sunday, which these pictures are from. And Courtney's graduation party was Sunday, too. Billie did great! She played "Lean on Me." We took a video of it, and if I ever figure out how to post it, I will. We had a very good time at Kellee's house after the piano recital. We got there very late, but were still able to visit with some of our friends and family. I am so proud of the young woman Courtney has become. She is so sweet and so smart; she got two scholarships! I love that Billie has her and Mackenzie for role models. They are both just wonderful girls. They are very sweet to Billie, and she absolutely adores them. I am so glad since she doesn't have siblings around, that she has Courtney and Mackenzie to help fill that gap. She will always have them to confide in, and I trust them to give her good, sound advice. I have to get to school, but will try to update again soon!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good Morning

Good morning! Sorry I have let over half of May get by me without a blog. Let me bring you all up to date. I had finals the first week of May. They were exhausting - 5 in one week! But they all went great and I am officially a senior now! That is so amazing and exciting to me. I am really going to make it--I see a light at the end of the tunnel! I am taking sociology now for a miniterm class. I love it. My teacher looks JUST like Clint Eastwood. We asked him yesterday if he has been told that before and he said "No, but my kids call me Clint." He is so funny. Retired from the Army, with a PhD in Sociology. We have an exam today, I think when he hands me my exam I will say "Go ahead, make my day." So miniterm is only 3 weeks, so I get 3 credits in 3 weeks! I love it!
Billie is finishing up 3rd grade. Today is 3rd grade day. She was very excited going to school today. I am going to join her after my exam. I can't believe she will be in the 4th grade next year. She was reminiscing yesterday about the last year and she was saying how she loves Mrs. Kauffman so much. She will miss her next year. We have been so lucky with all great teachers every year, I sure hope 4th grade is the same. Friday is her last day, and she has a half day. Her friend is going to come home with her to her Grandma and Grandpa's house (I have to work)where they will be having a end of the school year pool party! I sure hope all this stormy weather passes before then. I guess we are getting our April showers in May! I am pretty tired of it, myself.
Matt is doing good, too. He has been working on his golf game. I am so glad. His new office overlooks the golf course, so he will go to the driving range on his lunch break or after work for a bit. He has played several games on the weekends with his friends, too. I am glad he can get out and fun on his own. I know it is good for his soul, and his golf has improved so I guess it is good for his game, too!
We are looking forward to June when we take our family vacation to Elkmont to go camping with all the Rosecrance/Spriggs family. It is going to be so fun. We are going to have about 30 people and we have a group camp site so we can all be together. The fireflies will be out, so we will have nightly shows, too. Billie is especially excited. She loves to camp. She loves the out doors, loves to get in the mud and get dirty, explore the woods and creeks.
I think that catches everyone up to date for now. I will try to post some recent pictures later in the week! Love to all!