Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Simply Enchanting!

On Friday, Grace said to me: "Mama, I think a bird flew out of the flowers on the porch." I told her that I had noticed that too and asked her which one. She said: "From one of the side ones." I told her that I had seen a bird fly out of the one that faced the street. Curious, I grabbed the step ladder from the kitchen,climbed up to the first of the three hanging plants and peeked in....
 There was a nest, but no eggs.
So, I went on to check the second basket. 
 Once again, a nest was tucked inside but it too was empty.
Off to check the third....
 Another empty nest.

Today, while the girls were working on their final page of this lesson year I went outside to check again. And lo and behold, there, in the third basket was an egg! 

One sweet little wren egg!
We are super cruious if she will lay any more....

So, with a new egg in one of the front porch nests I went off to check the Robin's nest under the back deck. 
Mother Robin was on her nest but when she heard me she flew off, perched on the fence post and loudly announced something for all to hear. 
And when I peeked inside I was treated to the sight of three newly hatched babies!

What a truly enchating ending to a wonderful year of morning lessons! xo 

Monday, May 21, 2018


Our weekend began with a wonderful night at the dance team gala! 
It was a wonderul way to end a truly magnificent comp season! 
Followed by the royal wedding the next day. 

Scones, jam and clotted cream have become a new favorite treat!
My guess is that this may be assembled "wrong". We'll have to do a little more research (and scone making) to perfect our technique! 
Everything about this royal wedding was truly lovely. I was teary throughout, and we truly adored each and every moment. From the sweet looks the now Duke and Duchess would give each other to the songs that were sung (especially Stand by Me by the Kingdom Choir) and the beautifully inspirational sermon by Bishop Michael Curry. No stone was left unturned. No detail was left unconsidered. It was truly a wedding to remember and we wish them a lifetime of love and happiness! 
Yesterday the youth group lead worship at church. They did such a wonderful job! Since it was Pentecost Sunday (the birthday of the church) they decided that cake was needed! After all, what's a birthday celebration without cake (and balloons and the birthday song)?! 

 We ended our weekend at the spring skating show here in town. They adored getting to see Abigail, one of their dearest friends, in the winter show and were so excited to be invited to attend the spring show! All the skaters did a wonderful job! It was the perfect ending to a lovely weekend! xo

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Emma's Wedding

 Inspired by yesterday's royal wedding (and all the royal weddings we watched on BBC America this past week), Emma has designed her future wedding dress. 
Her bouquet will contain lilacs and daffodils. 
And the wedding cake topper will be bride and groom peg dolls made by My Pretty Peggy. xo

Saturday, May 19, 2018

StarQuest Professional Pictures

The chicks were back on stage and just as fabulous as ever! 
The Junior team brought the sass in their jazz dance! 
And their lyrical dance brought tears to my eyes (as always). 
The production team brought their A-Game and was richly rewarded with the Apogee Award for a job well done! 
An incredible end to an amazing comp season! xo