I apologize for the extended absence. I had no idea how wonderfully exhausting May would be, but good news.... I SURVIVED! I have been told some people have resorted to watching reruns for the last month and for this I am terribly sorry. Although, I was told the reruns were of the Big Bang Theory. At least the laughter continued and maybe you can catch me up on the reruns because I have even missed those!
|It was a rainy but great day!|
|Me and my beautiful Mom!|
|Mom and Her classmates.|
|The Sonon Sharks!|
|1st grade graduation.|
|My two rockstars and Mrs. Sonon|
|EJ is crowned.|
|EJ and GG|
|EJ gives the thumbs up!|
Then came the birthdays....OH the birthdays....
|Mom's Orchid Cake.|
Mom's birthday was a surprise and took some planning, but ended up a wonderful night with 'old' friends.
|Reminiscing with friends,|
family and photos.
LJ turned 8 this year and decided that he didn't want presents he wanted to have a shoe drive. We still had to have a little family party for him.
|The Shoes... Over 250 pairs!|
As I mentioned before, LJ came up with the idea to collect shoes at EJ and LJ's annual combined birthday party (downside to VERY CLOSE BIRTHDAYS). He said, "I don't want presents, I want people to bring shoes..new, used, big, small, fancy or plain...the type doesn't matter I just want SHOES!" He just wanted his friends to help support a foreign mission. He said that he had enough toys...mama almost hit the floor, while EJ hit the ceiling...he wasn't quite on board with the no presents idea....=) SO, this took a little more planning than a normal party. I will be happy to collect the shoes but then what? How do you get them to a foreign country? Who does this and what do I need to do to get the ball rolling? FYI the who and how was answered with Hearts of Christ Ministry. Can I make this a successful event? Well, YES! If your 8 year old child wants to do a mission event for his birthday, YOU MAKE IT A SUCCESSFUL EVENT!!!
And a success it was! We sent out the invites, prayed for a beautiful day and asked our friends and family to come support LJ and EJ in their mission to help others.
|The delivery to Hearts Of Christ. The shoes will|
be distributed locally and in Belize.
The Anniversary...10 years!
|The famous self portrait...|
|Two kids acting like adults....|
|Me and the Mister at Chateau Elon.|