Life always get crazy in February between birthdays and an upswing in school events and concerts. I always struggle to keep the blog up this time of year. It doesn't mean I haven't been busy on projects though. We have three big things going on a the same time and I am beyond excited to share them soon. Follow along on Instagram in my stories to see behind the scenes and sneak peeks!
Since my site is having issues and you are not able to pin images from it, I thought I would hold off on posting projects for a sec until I can get the issue resolved. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience!
I wanted to share some things our family has been up to anyway, so this works out (I'm doing my best to be a "Pollyanna" about it).
Back at the beginning of February, my oldest son had the opportunity to star in his high school's big musical. They did the play Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Photo Credit: Bryan Stinson
I have tried since Junior High to get him to audition for musicals and was so excited when he finally did. It is so fun to see your kids go outside of their comfort zones and grow because of it. You can hear a clip of him singing my favorite song in my instagram stories under "Family".
Photo Credit: Bryan Stinson
My two middle boys have birthdays the same week so we had fun celebrating them turning one year older. I sure miss when my kids were tiny and wish I could rewind time!
My third son learned the ins and out of doing tech for plays and is doing his first play this week at the junior high. Little Mermaid! He really has enjoyed being the sound tech lead.
My second son has enjoyed taking a ceramics class and a wood working class this year. He has made some amazing things! He really makes me want to get a lathe to being to make some candlesticks myself.
I had the opportunity to go with my son on his choir tour to Florida. They performed at Disney World and had some fun clinics there as well. I have never met a better group of kids. There were almost 100 kids and not one single second of drama. We got compliments everywhere we went about them being polite and respectful. I was bursting with pride.
My sister came with me which was so fun! We were in charge of 10 boys and loved getting to know them better, decorating their hotel room doors, and giving them little gifts each night. Being a chaperone was the best!
I decided since I had never had a full physical, it was high time to get the works done. I have gone to 5 doctor's appointments in the last month. Turning 40 kind of stinks! But my blood work came back and everything is awesome. My mammogram came back normal too. Whew! The allergist thinks that gluten and soy are the main reason for my stomach issues but we are still waiting for some test results. I also found out I am allergic to raw garlic and mustard seed. If you have never gone for a full physical, I really want to encourage you to. Especially if you are getting to a "certain age" ;)
We adopted a cockatiel! I had one when I was growing up and it was hands down my favorite pet (and I had a TON of pets). I have wanted to get another one for years and I'm not sure what stopped us. Maybe it just wasn't the right time. He (or she....we aren't 100% sure) is still getting use to us and his new environment. I'm trying to be patient.
Hopefully I will get the issues with my site fixed soon and I can share some projects. I hope things are going well with all of you. I love hearing from you and enjoy the emails I get. Thanks so much for being so supportive over the years.
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