A couple of life highlights from the past week…
Nikki and I have been commenting on each other’s blogs for years. Didn’t think I’d ever get to meet her in person since she’s in Texas and I’m in South Carolina. However, a trip to visit family brought her close enough for us to meet in a central location. We got to have lunch together on Wednesday, and it was so neat to meet someone for the first time whom I felt like I already knew!
Our daughters had their last concert of the school year on Thursday night. We got to hear them in the choir, band, and handbell choirs. Yes, the school year is totally winding down!!
[The next two links are videos. If you’re reading in e-mail, click over to the blog to see the videos.]
This is a fun song the senior high handbell choir played. My older daughter is on the left side, the fourth one from the left.
Since you know I like traditions…every year at the end of the concert, the whole choir sings Always By Our Side. The seniors in the choir stand in the front row, and any alumni who are there come forward and join in the song. (The video above is actually from a couple of years ago, since it includes the lyrics, which I love. You can see the video from this year here.)
And now, some favorite blog posts from the past week.
I’ll be putting into practice some of the ideas from Katy in The Schedule That Saved Our Summer.
I’m not here yet, but I will be soon – For the Graduate: How to Make Each Day Count.
While I’m not homeschooling any more, I still enjoy reading about curriculums and what does/doesn’t work for other homeschoolers. I appreciated Caroline’s honest reviews in A Look at How Our 2016-2017 Homeschool Year Went.
Enjoyed re-visiting this gem from Elizabeth – Chocolate-Covered Popcorn…and 5 Other Habits of a (Mostly) Happy Family.
I’m officially hooked on these Honey Sweetened Peanut Butter Cups. My girls said they’re not sweet enough, but that’s fine – leaves more for me! (wink, wink)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!