Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WGR Cotillion

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Our handsome 8th grade son is getting ready for the Finale Dinner and Dance with Cotillion. 
co•til•lion (kəˈtɪl yən, koʊ-)  

1. a formal ball given esp. for debutantes.
2. any of various dances resembling the quadrille.
3. a formalized dance for a large number of people, in which a head couple leads the others through elaborate figures.
Proud Parents ~ who also happen to be one of the four sets of parents to *chaperone! 
Fortunately, Will knew the Mazzei triplets from Regent...that helped a little when you get placed with 50 kids you don't know!

The Guys
The Whole Group
(sadly, minus Will's buddy Jack who wasn't able to make it)
Parent Chaperones (waiting for better pic)

The Greeting Line
(the young men had to bring walk their young lady in and introduce her to the line of Chaperones...loved this part!)
Mr. Kurt Claxton going over the events of the evening
The dancing begins...
Will with my friend Noel Mazzei's sweet daughter 
#thoughtherhairwassocool ;-)
Greg and I were so impressed with how well the kids danced!
Such fun to watch!!
Well done William! 
Here's to Class of 2017 turning into Gentlemen!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Momma's Day 2013

Early mornin' Momma's Day Breakfast in Bed...someone wasn't quite "up" yet ;-)
(see bottom left corner of pic - hee, hee)
Will loves him some Romey cuddle...and apparently some Abby cuddle too
(thankfully these two have always gotten along super)
(My FB prayer)
Dear Lord, thank You for entrusting me with these four precious souls...may I make You proud, and may I cherish every moment. 
p.s. Please make time slow down...it's going WAY.TOO.FAST
(sorry for the 3 different shots...the sun was so bright we kept trying different angles)
My Girlies
One Word for the Mom of these 2 Boys: LUCKY
Abs and her Romey girl
Oh how I love this lil' guy! His passion 4 life makes my heart go pitter patter...
Ella's homemade chocolate concoction made just for me :-)
BEST CARDS EVER this year - all were so unique to each of my loves
Helping Daddy prepare for my special dinner
Greg prepared dinner for me tonight...the entire dinner! (this.is.HUGE!) He even looked up a marinade recipe and grilled one of my fave's ~ kabobs! We also dined on a delicious spinach and strawberry salad and almond rice pilaf...YUMMY! For dessert ~ an ice cream sundae bar thanks to Ella "Cherry and Sprinkle Lover" Ruley. ;-)
My invitation for some M's Day Performances
"Oh How He Loves Us" by Ella Bella
Romes had to join in on the fun
"Stuck Like Glue" by Abby Lou
"You are Beautiful" by Will

“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”― Donna Ball

Monday, May 13, 2013

Surprise Spa & Sushi

Saturday, May 11th, 2013
Surprise Spa Day to celebrate our dear friend's 40th
Sangria, cheese tray, veggies, fruit and of course a sweet treat!
(shout out to my Abby for making the personalized scripture card)
B thought Steph was taking her for a pedi alone...
Instead, she is crowned *Birthday Princess!
Precious Friends
Pamper Time
double the fun! ;-)
I've always called Brent "B" - so when I saw this bracelet at Initial Outfitters, I knew it was the perfect gift from me to her!
Forever Friends 
Part II of our B'day Surprsie
In the Raw South with even more Friends :-)
Christina's famous Peanut Butter Cupcakes...ummm
The Gals
Tried a new roll..."Inferno"
Kept sneaking bites of Lizzy's "Gregasm" roll ;-)
Steph got B the cutest candy bucket with a poem about turning 40
Time for Birthday dessert! 
(my favorite part)
coconut cream pie (along with key lime pie)
Party Favors ~ thanks Caci!
Brent reminds me of this golden, sparkly Cross ~ she shines in all that she does!
Happy Happy Birthday my dear friend of 11 Years!!