Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Back, Spring Break is over!!!!

It seemed to go especially long for me, haha!  I just couldn't gear up to write anything...sometimes that happens.  The school is almost over and we are oh so glad.  Can't wait for the summer!!!!  Sleeping in and just having fun, Spring Break was a teaser of what's to come!  We had a great Spring Break for sure though!  

Some updates on our lives:
-We finally got the approval needed to host an exchange student next year.  We got to "meet" and skype with her.  She seems super sweet and outgoing. Her name is Anne and she's from Norway.  We will be hosting her for the 2012-13 school year.  She will be a senior at our local high school, the same one Franklin and I attended just a short time ago!  Go Bulldogs!!!!!!  We can't wait for her to come and learn more about her culture, customs and traditions and teach her about ours!  I will have to up the celebrations this year, haha!!

-We had a great Spring Break visit with my brother and his family!  It went by much too fast.  They drove in from Texas and we surprised the girls by not telling them that they were coming.  When we pulled up to Mom and Dad's that afternoon, Evelyn took off running and just hugged her cousin Gracie Lou, who she just talks about and misses everyday!  (Her name is Grace, but I call her Gracie Lou).  Her brother Sam and Vera got along swimmingly too!!  The had to establish dominance first, being 6mos. apart but they had fun!!!  (Vera won, she's a little bigger-what did you expect?!)  Molly is the littlest little peanut, so cute-but wanted nothing to do with me until it was time to leave.  She is so stinkin' cute!!!!  We had fun with them for sure though.  We got to go fishing with Uncle Michael and Daddy out at Lake Okeechobee, visit Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom with Gracie Lou, and just hang out at Grandma and Grandpa's pool swimming.  (too cold for me though) Jeannette made Karen her b-day cake to celebrate Karen Day and it was so yummy!!!!  We even got to have an adult only dinner out, which was pretty good too!!!

In this next series of pictures you can see the happiness in Evelyn's face...

 She was not letting go!

All the Grandkids hanging out on the gazebo

Disney Vacation

Fishing Adventures at the Lake

 Our families just hanging out and playing...

My brother,Michael and I, so miss having him close by

Look at that cute!

 They all love playing in the woods at Grandma and Grandpa's, using their imaginations

 Is Sam not the eptimoy of all boy cuteness...I may be biased, but he just the cutest little guy!!!!

 All of my siblings, Donald, me, Michael and Karen

Tent building time...little hideaway

 Vera and Sam with their swimmies on...discussing world problems, or Buzz Lightyear

-In our much going on that is time consuming!  We got our approval for Ag Life at the end of January and have been in full swing since then.  We've been ordering t-shirts, hats, koozies, making stickers and such.  We are preparing for a late April meeting in Tennessee to provide our ideas to a company and see if they would be interested in setting up a display in their store.  It's been a ton of work, but I have 3 designs done for now.  We are trying to work on making a website it also to do online sales.  For those of you that don't understand, it's a way for you to be proud of your "Ag"riculture Lifestyle.  I came up with a motto too, Sun Up to Sun Down.  It's Everything we do! Here are some of my designs: (just a small tasting of 3 designs)

Cotton farmers

Cattle ranchers

Do you work in the Ag industry?

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