2016. That’s hard to type. I can recall a time when 2016 seemed so far away and 40 seemed soooo old. Not anymore!
For the past few years, I’ve had a word that I’ve focused on, sometimes more than others. This year, 2016, the year I turn 40, two words are reverberating in my head: Simplify. Savor.
My prayer for this year is that I can step back, let the little things go. let the big things become little things, and treasure my moments, my people, and my God.
It’s been a crazy, busy 6 weeks. I’ve enjoyed almost every minute of it, but I’m counting down the days until the kids are out for summer! Only 14 school days to go!
Here’s a glimpse at a few of the lessons I’ve learned the past 6 weeks: 1. Spring Break in DC is nothing like Spring Break in Louisiana. Brrrr.
2. So that’s why they call them the Smokey Mountains.
3. Don’t do crack. That’s the lesson here. She was arrested 5 days later.
4. Don’t let anyone tell you that you need a big fancy sewing machine. This was completed on a little Janome 9-stitch and a Juno serger. (I paid less than $100 for the sewing machine and less than $200 for the serger!)
After teasing my friend Thomas (4 tomorrow) that he needed to share his Batman birthday cake with me, his Momma surprised me yesterday with the coolest pink Batman birthday cake EVER!
My Baby Girl learned to use a hot glue gun today! OK, so she’s 10 and not a baby, but still…
She whipped up this little collage of whatever random bits she could find. And no burns either!
Meanwhile, this is what the Little Man was up to:
It’s Artbreak time again! I love this regional art festival. It is a great opportunity to display the creativity and talent of our kids.
My big girl had 2 pieces on display again this year. (Anyone else noticing a theme here…)
Her English teacher also submitted one of her works in the literary competition.
You can see our past Artbreak entries here and here.