Friday, May 22, 2009

feelin' musical

I've decided I'm going to start teaching myself the guitar (again.) I started a year and a half ago or something like that, but then broke my hand and have since forgotten what I had learned. It's been pretty fun and successful so far! Hopefully my fingers get used to it soon- ouch!
I have also had to pick my flute back up again for some Simple Grace songs we are working on. Wow- let's just say it's been a while and I've got a lot of practicing to do! I played a lot in High School because I was in band, but since then, I've only played a few times for church stuff. My lips are feelin it! Man, I used to have some serious muscles in my lips back when I played all the time! (I'm sure Matt will appreciate me practicing again, lol.) The neighbors might not... oh well. Whatever I've got to do, this song is going to sound awesome. Maybe I'll pick up some earplugs for Matt today :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

My second true love is

Most definitely cold cereal. I love it so much. Yesterday, we ran out of it, which was a first because I always make sure we have more than enough on hand. So today, we ate oatmeal and I was so sad. Any morning that I don't have cold cereal just seems incomplete and quite depressing, actually. So I just got back from the grocery store with some more, and I had it for lunch. *sigh* so much better now. I felt so happy that I just had to publicly express how wonderful I think cereal is. ;) My dad's on the same page. Growing up, I remember him eating it for dinner sometimes. I think that's where I got my obsession from. Thanks, Dad! And thank you, Post, Kellogg, General Mills, Malt-O-Meal, and all you other cereal people.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mark Your Calendars

The Simple Grace debut concert will be held on Friday, August 7 at the Farmington Community Arts Center, probably at 7:30 pm. It will be a blast and you all should come! There will be a wide variety of music and everyone will have something to enjoy. More to come as it gets closer :)

we are excited...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I love my mom so much! I thought I'd list off a few things that make her so great...

- She always puts her family first
- She makes me laugh so so much!
- She has always been so involved and supportive
- She is so giving. Time, energy, and everything else she can
- She's a best friend as well as a mother
- She is so talented, and she magnifies those talents by using them to help others
- She is a wonderful example of the kind of mother I want to be

Here's a pic of my mom and her girls :)

Matt's mom is also a wonderful mother and I couldn't be happier to have her as a mother-in-law! I sure got lucky with the amazing family I married into. Here are a few reasons why Matt and I love Lou so much...

- She loves her family so much and would do anything for them
- She is such a hard worker
- She sincerely loves everyone
- She is very giving of all that she has
- She's very outgoing and loves to have fun!
- She uses her talents to bless the lives of others
- She's an amazing example of what we want to be more like

Obviously both of our mom's have so many good qualities that they share (wow, very similar lists! Sorry for the repetition!) and they are both so unique as well. We could go on forever about both of them, but we hope they know how much we love them! Happy mother's day!