Monday, November 21, 2011

Life Under the Rainbow. . .continues

While I'm still not feeling up to par, don't think that family life doesn't continue around here. . .it does!  And with these two busy freshman, boy does it continue! Girl #2, my busy, sweet, music-maker, has finished marching band for the year--so now the whole family can slow down just a bit!

5th in state!
But only a bit because now she's playing in wind ensemble and jv jazz band and taking piano lessons. She is a hard worker--and she is growing up to be such a great blessing to me.

Her brother, #1 son, has finished running cross-country and switched to basketball, his favorite sport of all time. Was he born with a basketball in his hands, or did he just pick one up soon after?

I have to admit, I love watching my kids, and I love that they have things they are passionate about--and I hate that I've missed so many of their activities this year.

Traveling girl has gone from Japan to New Zealand and is now in Australia. She'll be home in two weeks! I can't wait to give her a great big hug!! I'll try to get a new post done about her adventures soon.

New Zealand
Sweet Girl and I watched movies this past weekend--for some reason we ended up with a duo of Nicholas Sparks' flicks, "A Walk to Remember" and "Last Song." He's not usually my favorite author (unless I want to sit and cry), but we were looking for something to snuggle to, and those were what we ended up with.

I especially liked, right now for my daughter, "A Walk. . ." with Mandy Moore playing Jamie. She is confident in herself and her faith. A plain girl who doesn't get a makeover and doesn't become popular by the end of the movie--that is rare today. Both movies, of course, deal with illness and death (they are based on novels by Sparks). Great conversation starters for a house with teenagers and a sick Mama, dealing with issues of faith and living.

And this, to end.  Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have many things to be thankful for!

So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it. I Thessa lonians 5:11 (The Message)


  1. Sparks movies and books are great for a good cry. Glad you are getting to enjoy your great kiddos!

  2. I look forward to reading about traveling girl's adventures. =)

    Is "The Notebook" a Nicholas Spark's book/movie? I think I have seen that movie half a dozen times. Love it!