Another Catch Up Post

I sat down right after Easter to update the blog, Danny had updated my WordPress and it was no longer working right. I had to quit for the day but never returned knowing that it would take time to learn the new changes. Today the house is clean and picked up and the girls are nicely playing downstairs, Tanner is off to Basketball camp with his good friend Nate and Emma is reading a book. I have NO excuse not to sit down and make this work.
I think I left off on posting the girls in their Easter dresses. Tanner got the BEST tie for Easter, sparing no expense (he is my only boy after all) I picked out an awesome tie. Of course he ended up getting sick and didn’t get to wear it on Easter Sunday, and to rub more salt in the wounds I went back to pick him up a few more ties (yes I liked it that much). I found that after Easter they had been clearanced–Boo. On an upside, not many boys wear ties, so I was able to pick him up 4 more ties (for the same price as I paid for one) at a smokin’ good deal! I have yet to catch him with a camera in one of these stellar ties 🙁

My new stainless steel appliances, hope that dishwasher is up to par 😉


Poor kiddo, she had a big flute concert and practice the night she got her braces on. I didn’t realize that braces could cause so many issues with her flute playing. She had just made first chair and had worked hard for that accomplishment. She couldn’t make a sound come out of the flute. I was very sympathetic and called her flute tutor. After a few tears and much frustration, I told her she might have to step down from being first chair and making symphonic band. She stood up and walked out of my room, slamming my door. She went down to the basement and was quite angry. I took a nap (isn’t that what all good mom’s do?). 30 minutes later she slammed my door back open and proceeded to play all of her songs for me, turned and said “Emma O’Barr doesn’t step down,” shut my door and left. She hasn’t had problem since. I learned that with Emma, sympathy is not a good motivator.