JANUARY: We rang in 2012 and I declared my word of the year to be "balance." Have I achieved that? Well, if you count being able to do a tree pose in yoga as balanced....
FEBRUARY: I had the pleasure of chaperoning Kendra's fifth grade science camp with her. We had a blast together!!
|No that's not snow. We live in Texas, people. But it was chilly!|
|Kendra and bestie R, ready for competition|
We got sick. A lot. But we got better. :-)
We lost our dog, Grady, to a tumor in his belly :-(
Crazy weather, lots of storms, even a "take shelter" at school!
I co-directed and Kendra played the lead in our school's first ever musical!
Kendra graduated from elementary school!
Kendra went to spend two weeks with her dad in Utah---first time she has ever been gone that long. It was hard!
I had a birthday and turned....
Kendra's three closest friends moved! One to Cali, one about 2 hours east of here, and one four hours south of here. :-( That was hard, too.
Our annual pilgrimage to Michigan--for the first time without a dog.
Kendra cut her hair!
We got a puppy!!!!
Kendra adjusted to middle school well and made some good friends.
Kendra started having migraines and we started chiropractic care which worked!
I was crazy busy with the demands of my job at the beginning of a school year. Sigh.
We took Lucy to puppy training at PetSmart. She learned to sit, stay, come when called, and some other things. We're trying hard to keep her trained! :-)
Kendra discovered she loves volleyball. Go figure---my non-sporty child found a sport. She even bought her own volleyball.
I attended Kendra's first choir concert as a middle school student. I was very impressed!
We did the usual Halloweenie things. :-)
Kendra auditioned for a part in a Christmas musical called A Snow White Christmas at a local community theater. She got the part of Giggle Toes, one of the elves (dwarfs)! November was packed with rehearsals 3 nights per week.
Kendra joined her school's Destination Imagination team. They will compete sometime in the winter. She's very excited about her team!
Lucy got her first big-girl-dog hair cut.
I was chosen as teacher of the month.
A Snow White Christmas is in full swing
|Giggle Toes :-)|
|Singing at a Nursing Home|
We are a happy little family. We feel blessed to have a sweet little home, a good, dependable car, food on our table, and money enough for fun extras from time to time. We are ridiculously blessed with wonderful friends and family in our lives. We are ever grateful for our faith and the knowledge of a God and Savior who love us. We wish peace, love, and fun times to all!
Colleen & Kendra