Friday, May 27, 2011

My baby graduated!

Wednesday evening was my youngest daughters graduation!
I'd like to say it was bitter sweet, I cried, had a hard time but...
I'd be lying

We are so excited to put this chapter behind us.
We are very proud of all she has accomplished but lets be honest, High School is so full of drama.
We are looking forward to her fulfilling her dreams of becoming a chef, enjoying her years at Johnson and Whales.
Proud Parents!

Aunt and cousins

Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents

What a poser
No her Mother wasn't a photographer or anything.
This is one of her best friends. They graduated preschool together and I did the portraits so we have been planning on recreating this image for several years.
Love it!
Jen, Emma and Miranda. BFF's since 5 years old!

Jen giving Valedictorian speech
Emma giving her valedictorian speach too.
Miranda keeps good company!

They had a graduation to remember.
Only Xenia students would experience this around here.
Wed. evening the same strong super cell storms that came through OK came through during the ceremony. The tornado sirens began to sound and the students were evacuated to a safer area.
Considering our little towns experience with the deadliest tornado on record in 74 and then 3 more over the past 25 years this was a little ironic.
Here are the students filing out of the arena. Everyone remained calm and after a 1/2 hour delay the ceremony went on. We did not have the rough weather there at the arena but many families arrived home to serious hail damage to homes, cars and landscaping.
We are thankful though we did not have another tornado.

Our kids are resilient and strong. They will face their futures with courage that many other kids do not possess. I am proud of Miranda and all of her friends. I wish them all the success they deserve!

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm feeling Pressed

This poem was in my devotional the other morning and I wanted to share it with you. I was waiting till I had time when I got home to add a pretty photo coz I hate post without photos.


I am feeling Pressed!

I have NO time when I get home to do my blogging right now.

I am in a frenzy to get as much made for my up coming craft shows so I am putting way to much pressure on myself and I am not really enjoying the process as much as usual. I just want to help with the finances with my creativeness. I NEED to do this. It brings me satisfaction.

I haven't had time to read my books and we won't even address the house cleaning, except for the fact my craft stuff is all over the place so dust can't find a place to land!

My temporary job is ending with in the next month so I am trying to find something with insurance, but at this point a pay check will do.

My husband has been having chest pains almost daily, nitro pills help so we are biding our time.

Oh yeah and, my daughter is graduating from High School next Wednesday and we have a party to plan.

I am sorry I have not been here. I only like to share happy, uplifting post but right now I don't have a brain cell left to pass along. Then I feel like no one is reading these anyway so it really doesn't matter. Things will settle down soon and I will get back to posting regularly. Until then here is the poem from my Devotional Streams in the Desert.

Pressed beyond measure; yes, pressed to great length;

Pressed so intensely, beyond my own strength;

Pressed in my body and pressed in my soul,

Pressed in my mind till dark surges roll.

Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends.

Pressed into knowing no helper but God;

Pressed into loving His staff and His rod.

Pressed into liberty where nothing clings;

Pressed into faith for impossible things.

Pressed into living my life for the Lord,

Pressed into living a Christ-life out poured.

This entry really comforted me. Trials and difficult times are needed to press us forward and to be able to be sympathetic to others in need. God has truly provided for our needs so far and I will trust that He has everything under control. We may not be able to see it right now but in His perfect timing and in His way, all will be well.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I Am A Bad Mom

My daughters senior prom was 2 weeks ago and I am just now getting around to doing something with the photos.
To busy with making stuff and work I keep neglecting my personal life
( like this blog :{ )

Anyway, This year was not as easy to find the dress as last year. We couldn't top that dress so we just looked to see what was in the budget. I loved this dress. I knew it would go great with her hair and it was different. She seemed pleased.

Then we went for the alterations. The dress was 3 sizes to large and I had confidence in the lady but when we left Miranda was in tears. With the added alteration cost the dress was now the same price as another dress she had liked but rejected. If you are a Mom this is one of those times you are so torn.
She needed to just let it go. It's just a prom and 1 night, for heavens sake!
On the other hand
It's her senior prom and it seems like a BIG deal.

Well they wouldn't give her, her money back because they held the dress for her so we went ahead with the alterations.

2 weeks later...

We try on the dress. Well she tried on the dress.

Success! She loved it once it fit!

So here are some photos of her, her date and friends.
Patrick, whom she went to her 1st high school dance with in 9th grade!
Mom and Dad

Her besties

Masquerade was the theme. She and Patrick didn't buy mask.
We had to do this! His dad had the Harley and it was just to cool.
Check out those shoes and the tat!
A fun evening was had by all
After all!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Not In The Mood

I have just not been in the mood to do anything.
All it does is rain, rain, rain.
I'm trying to get things made for my Etsy shop and the 2nd Saturday's event I am participating in this summer but I am putting to much pressure on myself and then not seeing sales in my shop is discouraging so then I just come home and nap. I hate being like this. I am creative one day and then just off for 2 or 3. I checked in to the blogs today for the first time in I think 2 weeks, :( and I found this post ( )which really made me feel so much better. It's just not me, Yeah! This too shall pass and the sun is out for the day today so I will take advantage of it and do something!
I hope to have some photography to share with you soon, just not feeling it right now.