Thursday, May 30, 2013

May Instagram Love

The month of May has flown by for us.
That's probably due to school winding down and the recital.
Grace and Will have only 5 and a half days left of school until they're out for the Summer!
I use my iphone for most of the photos I post on Instagram,
and the above are some of my favorites from May.
1. My little 'cool dude' Will. 2. Grace with her best friends. 3. Grace and her friend Tess
waiting to get their photos taken at the dance school.
4. Will at hip hop dress rehearsal. 5. Grace before we left for the recital. 6. Backstage.
7. My 'happy place' as of late, my favorite garden center which I've visited a few times.
8. Our white lilacs in full bloom. 9. A serious Ironman.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

(Sunday Snapshot) - Spring Recital


"To touch, to move, to inspire.
This is the true gift of dance."
~ Aubrey Lynch

8 months of hard work, practice, practice and more practice to be ready for their Spring Recital.


Every year is different but to me it's always magical
and full of joy and pageantry.
I love every single thing about this little dance community
and school.

Spring Recital 2013 Storyboard

At each Spring recital I'm taken back to when I first met
my two youngest children, and can't help but think of how many obstacles they've overcome.
What never changes is how proud and honored I am to be their Mom.


{Older ballerinas waiting to go on stage}

Grace plans to dance next year, Will is not so sure,
maybe try karate? (that's what he tells me). ;)

Ni Hao Yall

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring in all it's glory

Spring 1
I love flowers and I love to photograph flowers.
The great thing about that is they don't run away or make a face when you attempt a photo.

Glorious Collage

Our Spring is late but I'm not complaining one little bit.
Enjoying it all...

Spring 2

Sunday, May 12, 2013

(Sunday Snapshot) - my greatest gifts

Mother's Day watermark-3

There is no way to be a perfect mother... but a million ways to be a good one.
~ unknown
Mother's Day Storyboard 2

God could not be everywhere, so He created mothers. ~ Jewish Proverb
Mother's Day watermark-2
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
~ Oprah Winfrey
Mother's Day Storyboard 1

My greatest gifts have been the days I became a mother.
I still have moments where it's hard to believe that I got be a mom
 a second and third time after many years.
Personally I've never felt a love so profound
and it doesn't matter if your child comes from your body or through adoption.
I know of no stronger bond than between a mother and her child.
My Mother's Days have never been about expensive gifts
or big meals. I usually receive the most perfect handmade
cards and drawings or pictures and we all spend time together as a family.
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms and Grandmas, and the mothers who wait for their
We remember the mothers who are now in heaven.
And as always on Mother's Day I honor and say a prayer for the two birth mothers in China who
gave me my two youngest, and say thank you.
However motherhood comes, it's always a miracle!
 Mother's Day watermark
Captured of Grace in her ballet costume this week,
her Spring dance recital is coming up soon.
It's our little tradition to photograph her.
(In past years indoors and this time outside with some beautiful light).
Ni Hao Yall
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