Thursday, April 9
This is a severe weather day.
That is something to take seriously in the south.
I love days like this.
You can feel the atmospheric pressure.
I love watching the ominous clouds roll in.
The first sound of thunder echoing in the distance.
The slight fear of the unknown gives me a jolt of anxiety and adrenaline.
Of course I want everyone to be safe.
Of course I know and respect what a tornado can do.
I just can't help but love it.
It's in my southern blood.
My 17 year old Graycie got asked to Prom.
Turns out, she needs a dress and all else.
So off to the 'big town' me, Graycie and Kait went.
I love hanging out with these two.
I know I'm Mom and I have to be the nag/boss/taxi/nurse/banker/cook/etc...
I will tell you some unexpected wisdom I have found...
It has to do with the assumption I made years ago that Mom's cannot be best friends with their daughters while their daughters are under 18.
That is HOG WASH!!
These girls are in fact two of my best friends!
Yes, I am capable of being MOM as well.
It's a balance.
As is everything in life.
The next day I took the three younger girls to the (way cool) Lake Dardanelle Visitor Center.
Lot's of hands on learning in that place.
Rachel's bestie Lizzie came with us!
Afterwards we had pizza for lunch and then went to see:
Thank you Sophie for doing the opposite of smile.
I said, "smile"!
She laughed two seconds later.
No really, she did.
She was happy.
That pretty much sums up our break. A lot of lying around watching movies and playing xbox happened too.
Oh, and we spent some time at the thrift shop.
We took a road trip to Hot Springs, and stopped to 'put some SOUTH in our mouths'.
We also had my niece Sophie for the week.
We ate, walked, shopped...good times.
And they had some go cart fun...
This happened....it's what we do.
Spring break was actually a few weeks ago, but I wanna add it to my blog because it was great.
We did't go anywhere grand...instead took some small road trips to fun destinations.
First we hiked on a mountain not far from our town. We found a stream that we all loved and stayed by it playing for over an hour.
It was such a perfect day.
I received a text from my Dad asking where we were, because he and my nephews were in my town. Actually, they were at my house. Within the hour, they had joined us for some 'mountain' fun.
Oh, and this happened....
Yes, we think we are funny!
We know how to mess up a perfectly beautiful waterfall shot.
Oh, and what to do when you come upon a petrified spacecraft...
Me and my best friend look good in the great outdoors.
Fun with the phone camera is a never ending thing among my people.
I mean it...
Spring break to be continued...
Friday, March 27
Jr High Spring Play
The Bottom of the Lake
Starring: Kait Eastman!!
My girls have loved theater ever since they were cast in our summer community play OZ.
Kait has been in several productions since, and in the most recent she landed a lead role!
These kids put in hours of after school rehearsal to get ready for showtime! As did their great theater teacher, and his assistant. They all had a blast, and really developed good friendships and great memories. And lets not forget the techies, backstage making everything run smoothly!
So proud of you Kait!