Friday, August 29, 2014

Em's first football game

Last night, Emali had her first ever perform in full uniform with the high school marching band. She was so nervous, but she nailed it. Their theme is Titanic. The play the song called Irish Jig in Third Class. (the song where Rose is downstairs dancing with Jack). They also play the opening theme song, and my heart will go on. It was a very good show. Especially for a band that's mostly made up of kids in the 8th and 9th grades.

I apologize, as this post will be photo and heavy. **Videos removed at request of band director because of a tattletale bully situation which is being rectified**

 The marching band

Hopefully, those of you that have gotten this far have enjoyed these as much as I do. Emali is doing so wonderfully in band this year.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Re-meet Terry

A few months ago, I introduced you to a wounded vet named Terry who was going to be running the Ironman for CTF. Well, he finished the Ironman in a time of 16:45:56. Very impressive! In total, Terry raised over $5,000 for CTF. Way to go Terry!!

Terry on the 112 mile bike ride.
Terry during the 26.2 mile walk/run.

Terry crossing the finish line!! Terry is definitely Alvin's hero. Alvin was tracking him online (with me) as the day went on.

Thank you Terry for all the awareness you've raised for NF. I'm glad there are people out there not personally affected that recognize the need for awareness for this disorder. You rock, Terry. You really rock.

*All photos are courtesy of Terry's Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to school!!!

On Monday, August, 25th, the girls headed back to school. So hard to believe that Emali is in the 8th grade and Erin started 5th. Both are in Middle School now!

Also, as you can see, Emali chopped off all her hair. I think she looks awesome.

Emali and Erin on the first day of school

Erin on the first day of 5th grade

Emali on the first day of 8th grade.

Today, Wednesday, August 27th, Alvin started Kindergarten. Yes, Kindergarten. For those of you doing the math, yes, we held him back a year. However, because of that, we were able to mainstream him. He only gets pulled out for speech classes right now.

Alvin on his first day of Kindergarten.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I'm back!

I know that I haven't been the greatest at blogging since we moved back home. Simply put, our family already sees what goes on, so what was the point?

Well, the point was that blogging was a way for me to have a hobby. So, I'm hoping to get back to blogging on a fairly regular schedule now. Especially now that ALL of my kids are in school and I have nothing better to do.

See you on future posts!