Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Everything But The Kitchen Sink Post!

I can't believe it has been since October of last year that this blog was updated. Okay that is not entirely true, I am obviously no good at blogging but that doesn't mean I still can't come on once in a blue moon and post, right?
So what has gotten me on here today, well there has been a lot that has taken place since my last post and well since we are in the middle of summer I won't torture you with last years holiday events. I will however highlight the important events such as Mason's 3rd birthday and party, Noelle turning 17 and getting her license, Abigail's 5th birthday, and the event that has brought me on today, Noelle's second Mission trip with Teen Mission's International where she will be going to Israel.

So a little about each of those things, my little man turned 3 and as many little boys around that age he loves Pixar Cars, he had a cars party and I have to say the best part of the party was seeing his face when we presented him with his cake:

Yes, that is a MAC cake and Mason was besides himself with that cake, honestly he sat there the whole time with his little hand on his cheek and a big wide eyed smile!

Noelle got her license back in April but before that she had to drive around and practice. I would say I was the one who drove around with her the most. I think she preferred this and the above picture may explain why! Yes, my husband wore his helmet! (only until the end of the block but still!)

I can't believe my baby girl is 5 years old already. She is going to be a Kindergartner starting this fall. We just had her, which was a Hello Kitty party and we had such a fun time. I will be posting on my craft blog several of the things that I did. So check back later today for some great cake frosting recipes and ideas for Hello Kitty! My Creative Pink

What I have realized as I was searching through my pictures is that my Noelle is not in many pictures. I know she likes to hide away but geez, not to have any in the current albums I have is a bit ridiculous. Anyways I went off to search for pictures on Facebook and of course she has a ton! I love this one of her and my sister (Noelle is on the Right). So as I stated above, Noelle left on Wednesday for another mission trip with Teen Missions International. My last post was an update about her trip to Malawi, Africa last summer 2010. She really loved going to Africa, didn't enjoy Bootcamp that much but the field won her heart. So this year she felt lead to go to Israel. I miss her already! She will be going a total of 7 weeks, 2 1/2 weeks in Florida, 3 1/2 weeks in Bait Jala (Israel) where she will be working on the Hope Secondary School, and then 4 days back in Florida. I will have no contact with her other then letters, so it is quite difficult. I know the Lord has her in his hands and protection and I can not wait to see how this trip will impact her life.. My girl is going to The HOLY LAND!! What a world traveler she is becoming!

Well I didn't mention this above and I figured since it is the everything post I best post about it! That is me dancing up there! I started Ballroom dancing over 1 1/2 years ago and I love it. I have started to compete in Pro/Am competitions and have done fairly well. I have competed in a total of 3 so far. The first one was very low key and I got several 1st places for my International Standard of dance. Then back in November I switched instructors/dance partners and started dancing American Smooth. I have a hard time with this style but I love the whole idea of it so I keep moving forward with it. Back in the beginning of April I decided I wanted to try International Latin which truth be told when I started dancing it was what I wanted to do but I didn't think I had it in me to do it.. WELL, was I ever wrong! I LOVE Latin so much so that I put American Smooth on the shelf for a few lessons. I have done very well in my Latin and my instructor has said many times, I am a Latin dancer...hehe! I have gotten several 1st places in my Latin. I am so happy my husband supports me in this hobby!
Well folks, there may in fact be a kitchen sink somewhere in this post and since I have mentioned kitchen sink, we put an offer on a house! I am not sure if we are going to get it, we are waiting on the bank (it is a short-sale). This house is a nice house and even though it is only 11 years old the kitchen is outdated. I will eventually redo the kitchen and this folks is the kitchen sink!!