Friday, March 21, 2014


Notice the shadow? The shadow caused by the sun? That shadow is kind of a big deal to us since we went too long without seeing it.

I think the reason everyone is so grumpy over the weather is because we're teased with 70+ degrees one day and 35 degrees the next.  You can count on one thing in NC ... the weather being unpredictable.

I sat outside for the longest time yesterday.  It seemed like a sin not to.  Like if I let the day of sunshine go by, it might be snatched away because I was ungrateful.

I kept listening for sounds of Spring ... like birds chirping or maybe a lawnmower.

As it turns out, our 13-year-old neighbor boy got a new whistle.  Comparable to a whistle you might hear at a college basketball game ... the official kind.  And, he has decided to blow it non-stop from 3pm - 8pm.

Joy.  Except not.

I've been so tempted to ask him about his fascination, but I fear startling him, since he blows it while wearing his Beats headphones.

I know.

I don't want to talk about the whistle.

The rain and cold did give us a few gifts this week, like no golf or soccer practice.  It seemed appropriate since it forced us to slow down.  A reprieve from busyness is always a gift.

Emma did have her first golf match the week before last.

Being the only girl on the golf team is a little different {for both of us} but she is enjoying it so much.  She's a perfectionist, though, so lots of life lessons to be learned.

I've been on a monogramming frenzy.  {Monogramming is a verb, in case you didn't know}.

I've personalized over 45 bows in the last 3 weeks ... as well as umbrellas, water bottles, eyeglass cases and insulated cups.  Apparently that Silhouette machine I bought three years ago IS good for something.  It's a lot of fun.

I may be taking it too far, though.  Here are Emma's ball markers :) ...

As if being the only girl doesn't make her stand out enough, these ought to do the trick.

Eric and I have also been working hard in our house, cleaning and organizing closets and just getting rid of excess stuff.

We're starting to feel lighter :)

So, that's it.  That's all we've been up to.  Maybe the most exciting thing is that we're heading into another three-day weekend.  My favorite since it feels like two Saturdays.

And, Olivia informed me this week that there are only 9 more weeks of school.

That's the best news I've heard in awhile!! :)


Rebecca Jo said...

I am in so much love with ALLLL your monogramming. How are you doing it? Are you magic? You are monogram-magical!!!

Oh no... my dogs wouldn't be able to handle that whistle. Hopefully its a fad that will end soon.

Go Emma on the golfing!!!! GIRL POWER!!!!

Ashley B. said...

How fun! I loved all the's been a while since we've seen the sun too! Glad it's back! ;) Loved the post! =)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I feel your weather woes...snowing and 20 degrees here today. Close to 70 next week!

Hey...I have a Silhouette and want to monogram a few things. Did you buy that circle monogram pattern like you used on Emma's golf tees? Can you direct me to that file??? Thank you, friend!

Carolyn said...

I have missed your posts. Hope all is well with you and your family!

Laurie said...

Hi there. I am waiting to hear from you. Miss you.

Anonymous said...

Missing your blog posts!

Kari said...

Hope all is well!

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