Friday, September 18, 2009

Coffee Talk 9/18/09

Good Morning Company Girls! I hope the morning finds you all doing well! I don't have much to offer this morning...I haven't been grocery shopping in awhile. However, I did go to the bread store last weekend (big mistake) and you will find some Ho Ho's and Ding Dongs in my freezer--throwbacks to childhood lunches, I guess!

If you hang around long enough, I may try out this recipe from Jolanthe looks delicious and Tigerfan will LOVE it!

I haven't been around the blog world much lately, shamefully not even for the Small Things. We are still trying to figure out a workable routine around here and I am just barely keeping my head above water. I could whine but I think everyone is kind of sick of that so I choose not to.

We are staying very busy around here, although with nothing exciting, mostly school, dance and baseball. oh, and lest I forget, an almost two year old who goes from the sweetest, cutest, grinningest joy of my life to a little screaming hurricane trying to hit, kick and bite everything in his path. It is a joy!

Small things haven't been accomplished much lately, although I long to get back to them. However, we did get our kitchen vacuumed this week! I figure, if we can get one room vacuumed a month, by the end of the year we can have the whole house vacuumed one whole time! My grandma would be so proud!

The highlight of this week came last night. A ballet company by the name of Ballet Magnificat came to town to perform "The Hiding Place". It was AMAZING! I know, many of you out there are skeptical about the joy of a good ballet, but I am telling you, it was a worship experience! And, as the girl said before the show, there were no swans or miles of white tulle! Ballet Magnificat is a christian ballet company out of Jackson, Mississippi and they are amazing. First of all, we got the opportunity to talk to Dancer about how she could even use Dance to share with people about Jesus and secondly, it was just flat out good!

If you have never read "The Hiding Place" it is the incredible story of Corrie Ten Boom. My twelve year old will be reading it later this year in Language Arts so we drug him along, too. All the kids, even the nine year old boy enjoyed the show and we are now contemplating a Christmas trip to Jackson, MS to see their Christmas was THAT good!

Now for the pictures of us all decked out for our night on the town. Oh, wait. I didn't take any! Trust me, we were stunning!

Today, we will do a little school, although after our late night, I am letting the kiddos sleep in. Then guitar practice, dance and visiting with Tigerfan's Mamaw, aunt and uncle who rolled into town last night. We also have an informational meeting about a basketball team FB is interested in it wrong to hope that doesn't work out? I don't need any more activities!

Baseball tomorrow if we don't have to build an ark due to the non stop raining it has been doing...which reminds me that we have another leak...this one in the ceiling, ain't home ownership grand?

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and I really am going to do my best to get around to visiting everyone this weekend! Don't forget to stop by Home Sanctuary for more Coffee Talk!


CaptainConundrum said...

I love ballet. My mom used to take me to the ballet every winter as a girls-getaway-treat and I remember being enchanted by Romeo and Juliet still being amazing without a word spoken from balconies about moons and etc.
I haven't been to a ballet in a while, but I still remember it, and fantasize about affording tickets. :)

carikaufm said...

Sounds like you are very busy! Remember to breathe! Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Busy bee! I vow to limit my children's activities, but we'll see what really happens when they get older and want to join this and that. I just checked and they don't have any performances over in our neck of the woods. =( Sounds really good though. Send some rain our way please!! We did get some rain on Sunday, but it's been another dry year. Have a fantastic weekend.

mholgate said...

Wow! You are one busy lady! Finding a routine is often difficult with multiple children at home. It seems like every time we get a good rhythm going here, something new comes up and we have to adjust to change again!

Hang in there, and don't forget to take time for you. :)

Tammy said...

Ballet Magnificat looks like an amazing program. Would love to find them in our neck of the woods, but there are no local performances on the current schedule. Anything having to do with Corrie Ten Boom is a winner in my book!

Take care!

L Harris said...

Sounds super busy!

Lea said...

I may have to check out the ballet in Jackson for the Christmas season. I love ballet.

I was so glad to see you back on your blog. I know you are so busy and I can only imagine your life with 4 kiddos and trying to keep everything in balance.

Keep hanging in there!

Teresa McNamara said...

You had a lot happening for someone who said they didn't have much to blog about! You sound happy though and that's the main thing.

Anonymous said...

I can sympathize with you girl! It is so hard to manage all the activities, school, clean the house and maintain sanity. It is a season I keep reminding myself. There is so much about this season that I don't want to ever change but I know it will. The little boogers just grow up too fast!
I have a 3 year old one and a 21 month old one that keep life interesting. I'm with you there too.

I'm so excited that y'all saw Ballet Mag. They are truly fabulous! My daughter has the privilege of taking dance at Ballet Mag. They are truly dedicated to glorifying the Lord through dance. You will love "The Christmas Dream" if you have the opportunity to come see it. E- has participated in that for the past 4 years.
Hang in there sweet CG. Hope you have a smooth, productive, stress free week!

secondofwett said...

Well, for not having much going on, it sounds like a pretty full week...and throw the ballet in for good measure...must have been a wonderful evening. Have a great week!

donna o said...

OH! The Ballet :0).I am envisioning "stunning" outfits on your lovely family!

Rachel Anne said...

I will visualize your stunning family in your finery. Wow! Ya'll clean up nice!

You've piqued my interest in the ballet...would love to see it. I'll check it out.

pendy said...

Thanks for stopping by. We're UGA dawg fans, so guess our teams will be meeting in a couple of weeks!