Monday, April 30, 2012

Back in Business

Well, computers now fall into the same category that VCR's did in the past- it's cheaper to replace one than to fix it.  So, gone are our American Express gift cards that we've received the past two Christmas's and here I sit with a new(er) computer.  I'm sure it's become outdated as I type...

Now that I have the instrument to finally communicate again, I struggle to find any time to post or some days, even pop the hatch on this baby.  Guess I'll slowly work my way back to finding my voice again by just posting some cuteness from pictures taken during my web hiatus.

Travis was home, and his best friend from school was also home for Easter, so the kids got together to ham it up for me.  Need your tickets to the GunShow???

Quinn got to experience the thrill of hunting for her Easter basket,  shove down some candy before breakfast, and spend the day on a intense jelly bean induced sugar high.

All dresssed up for church on Easter Sunday.

AJ and Quinn called each other and said "You wear your pink and white flower dress, and I'll wear mine!"

So glad to be connected again!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"My computer is about to go into the shop" updates

My keyboard acts as if it's possessed, and my computer has become oh so slow, so it's time to run it into the shop for a tune-up. Before she goes in tomorrow, I thought I would post a few quick recent happenings so I won't forget!

Saturday was a big day for the girls- they faced off against performance anxiety and won!  The Regional Violin Contest was held in Vermillion, and the girls both competed.  Picture taking isn't allowed until after the contest, so here are the pics of the whole group with their teacher, Amy.  (Who is AMAZING, by the way!)

Both girls performed SO WELL, and even though they were scared, they faced their fears and survived the contest.  Bri's playing has improved so much this year, and her fingering is incredible- it's been so enjoyable watching her grow as a musician.

 Camille decided at the last minute to compete, so this was her first contest, and she impressed me so much with her resolve and determination!  She didn't miss a note, and had both pieces memorized.  She is very musical, and I can see her having a future doing something in the music field. 

And of course, we followed up the performance with a trip to Dairy Queen :-)


Quinn gave us a little fashion show the other day- we were trying to figure out what she would wear for Easter, so she gave us her best Runway performance.   Dress...yes!
I think we found a winner!  Now let's go find some eggs :-)


Just hanging out with my peeps...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Future mechanic

We ended up with 2 flat tires on the Expedition the other day, so Loren used the opportunity to give Bri a lesson in how to change a tire.  She LOVES doing things with cars, and tells me that when she grows up, she wants to be able to do all her own car repairs by herself. 

(Oh, and she wants to be a "computer genius" too- how cute is that?!)

With a little bit of coaching, she did most of the work without any help, and she seemed quite pleased with herself! 

 I'm so proud of her willingness to take on any challenge and to want to be so independent and self reliant.
That's my girl!