“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This day in history

Today is the 125th Anniversary for the Worlds largest Snowflake that measured in at 15 inches in diameter.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Silas went to Cosi

With his sister Shannan! Oh what fun he had! Here he's learning about Dynamic Energy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Black Spyral Dancer is back together!!

I am sooo excited! I love to watch Alex, Justin and Majed play on stage and I can't wait to hear them new and improved!

Until then... here's a video I took a few years ago. The quality is not all that wonderful, of course, but you can at least get an idea of their sound.

Look for updates on FB and go see them!!!

Did you know???

An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Artist fact

Sidney Poitier: After his first audition, Poitier was told by the casting director, "Why don't you stop wasting people's time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?"Poitier vowed to show him that he could make it, going on to win an Oscar and become one of the most well-regarded actors in the business.

 He was born today - February 20, 1927

Oh how she loves her new purse

Saturday, February 18, 2012

This day in history

Stonehenge mystery may have been solved

Stonehenge may have been the place to rock out at trippy

Neolithic concerts of sorts — and that may explain why the mysterious circle of stones was erected.

A U.S. researcher suggests that the architects of Stonehenge were inspired by magical "auditory illusions" the stones could produce, according to a Live Science report.

Steven Waller, a researcher who specializes in the sound properties of ancient sites, is challenging common Stonehenge theories that the site was intended for spiritual worship and ceremonial burials.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Never give up

Michael Jordan: Most people wouldn't believe that a man often lauded as the best basketball player of all time was actually cut from his high school basketball team. Luckily, Jordan didn't let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

 He was born today -  February 17, 1963

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The grandbabies looked super cute today....

 ...so I put them on the stairs and snapped a few photos - hoping to catch something that would look good on the wall.

I forgot how hard it is to get your own kids (I'm way better at getting other peoples kids) to look happy at the exact same time -- or even to look at the camera at the same time.

After more than 2 dozen shots, I gave up. Here's my fav's.

The photo in the black with the yellow bow is Chrissy's kindergarten photo. My favorite of her school photos. I still have that outfit. Hopefully Iz will wear it when she starts school too. 

My two youngest granddarlings. Yep. This is as good as it got!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Artist fact

Charles Schultz: Schultz's Peanuts comic strip has had enduring fame, yet this cartoonist had every cartoon he submitted rejected by his high school yearbook staff. Even after high school, Schultz didn't have it easy, applying and being rejected for a position working with Walt Disney.

He died today -  February 12, 2000


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Whoever says this hasn't met my son!

I disagree that homeschooled kids are unsocialized. My son is around all kinds of people - of all ages - all the time.

Random photos from January

Lam's Garden in Athens. My fav restaurant in Athens, by the way.

Izzy is making mama and Pop Scott participate in her tea party.

Just like her mama!

Pop Scott is helping to put on her princess gloves.

Izzy's helping Grandma Christina to clean the house.

 Darling granddaughter Shelby likes to hang with Nana... cause I give her a LAZY DAY. The couch + PJ's + the remote + snacks... all day long. No worries... just lounging around. She loves it!!