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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Congratulations, Jonah!

Kindergarten graduation is one of the sweetest things a person can experience. Loved it!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fourth Grade Wax Museum

Mark Twain or 007? :)
All the fourth graders at Elliott's school presented a Wax Museum today. After submitting reports on several famous historical people, each student was assigned the person they researched the best. Elliott got Mark Twain and decided to portray Twain in the years before his hair turned white.

All the students were lined up against the walls in the halls with a red "button." Visitors pushed the "button" and the "character" told them about their life. I'm proud to say, Elliott was one of the few students who had his presentation memorized.

At noon Wednesday, Elliott will be a fifth grader. And tomorrow Jonah graduates from Kindergarten. Grandchildren grow up way too fast!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

T-Ball Success!

Jonah and his first t-ball award.
During middle school and high school, I played Khoury League softball, mainly as catcher and infrequently as shortstop. Softball was a family affair and serious business. My dad coached and, eventually, my sister also played. We even won several tournaments, bringing home trophies and plagues.

A few months ago, while cleaning out my dad's basement, we uncovered some of those trophies and plagues, and the timing was perfect. It was just the help we needed to get Jonah to try t-ball. Jonah decided he, too, wanted to earn some awards.

Of course trophies and plagues aren't typically given in t-ball. I just kept telling Jonah it took grandma years before I won my first trophy. And I kept hoping he would learn to enjoy the sport nevertheless. Truth is, I desperately want Jonah involved in some type of sport because he's clearly athletic.

Today was the last day of the session and one of the best Jonah had. He seemed to really enjoy himself. And he learned that "sticking with it" pays off. At the end of practice, the coach gave each player a medal and Jonah was "over the moon" excited.

Weeks ago, Jonah agreed to continue t-ball this summer, which thrilled me. It doesn't appear baseball will be Jonah's sport. But until we find the perfect fit, t-ball is a good way for him to burn off some energy and learn teamwork. Play ball!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Whooo's a mom? *LOL*

Looks like a great day for a ballgame. I'm spending the day with my entire family at Busch Stadium. It'll be my Korean DIL's first professional baseball game. So fun that both teams playing have a Korean player.

Go Cards!

Monday, May 2, 2016


Second day hair ready
for the gym in seconds!
After roughly 18 months of medium length hair, two weeks ago I got my hair cut short. It wasn't an easy decision. I'd really like to have a good looking longer style, because most women do have at least shoulder length hair. However, I did my best for over a year and, no matter the style, products, or time given, my hair rarely looked good.

Truth is for most of my life I've had short hair, including during most of high school. Short just works best for my very fine hair. And it's ridiculous that I feel the need to fight it from time to time.

Now my hair looks decent all the time, and it's so much easier to maintain. It takes much less product, dries super fast and, with dry shampoo, can go at least two days without washing.

I'm especially glad I decided to go short, again, before our trip. By doing so, I've eliminated the need to pack a shoebox worth of hair products and tools. And I know I'll appreciate the time saved in the mornings as well as the little effort it'll take to look decent after a day of air travel.

Best of all, after several days of short hair, I realized I was much happier. Longer hair was simply taking too much time, thought, and effort. Yay for hair freedom!