Saturday, February 06, 2016

She Did It

Shelly made it through her first week at her new middle school. She had moments of apprehension, but overall she did great. I am so proud of her attitude toward her new school. She gets up and is ready to go with a smile on her face. Shelly is handling it all like a pro and fingers crossed that she continues to be happy about it all!


First day at her new middle school







Monday, February 01, 2016

A Trooper

Tomorrow is the second first day of school for Shelly. She will enter the halls of a brand new (to her) school where she doesn't know anyone. But her attitude about it all has been terrific. I'm sure she's nervous about the changes but she has her head up high and she is handling it all so well. 


This evening she said to me, "I'm just going to keep breathing in blue skies and breathing out grey skies". This has been her mantra ever since she saw it in an American Girl movie years ago. She's a smart cookie who is strong and brave. If you can spare some extra prayers for her tomorrow, I'd really love it. 












Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Break

Since we've been in Virginia Beach, we've had a two week break before Shelly starts school for the second semester. Lily started her online classes on January 19th. So, she's been up and running since that time. 

We've spent our time getting their bedrooms arranged and doing some decorating. While that has been happening, I've been overseeing the remodel of our master bathroom. That has meant that every day by 8:00, we have workers in our house hammering, banging, and drilling. 

So, we took an afternoon and had some fun at the beach taking pictures. There's nothing quite like the salt air to make you feel a bit calmer. 






















Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Project Life

If you're a scrapbooker, I'm sure you've already heard about Project Life. It's a simplified way of scrapbooking without the hassle. It incorporates journaling with photos and best of all, I can do it digitally and print out my 8x8 pages directly from their app. It is so easy to keep up with my photos and pages because I can do it right from my iPad. I'm really hoping to keep up with it in 2016. 

Here are some of my recently scrapped pages:























Friday, January 22, 2016

More Birthday Photos

I have more birthday photos from Shelly's friend celebration and a video, as well.











All in their Simply Southern shirts and ready for the movie






















Thursday, January 21, 2016

Unroll Me

If you have an email inbox filled with unwanted messages, I have the solution for you. 




Download the app, Unroll Me. Sign up on the app and link it your email account. Next, open the app and it will filter through your inbox. Swipe left to unsubscribe to the email or swipe right to keep the email subscription. To date, I have been able to trash 79 email subscriptions and keep 20 email subscriptions



The major bonus is opening my emails and not seeing a flood of unwanted messages. Check it out!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Birthday Day

We arrived in Virginia Beach on the 15th and we woke up in our new home on Shelly's birthday! She was so excited.

Her first present was a new bike. A beach cruiser for her beach rides.





While John and Shelly were out getting Shelly's new bike, Lily and I did a little room makeover for Shelly. We added all new bedding, decorative pillows, a cute tassel banner, and some new art items.


SURPRISE!!!








Then we had an afternoon of gift opening. 









We moved on to dinner with family at Harold's where she was able to get pizza and a yummy Greek salad.

After dinner, we all came back to our house to celebrate her birthday with two cookie cakes and presents. It was a great birthday surrounded by her family!