Monday, September 8, 2014

August 31-September 6

Pretty evening sky.
 The Labor Day s'mores tradition lives on!  We had our Shelby friends the Curry's over (although, before Shelby, Tiffany and I were Crete friends who have known each other since 7th grade--so fun to have done life 7th-12th grade together in one small town and pick up in our 30's in a new small town!). ;o)
  How precious is that??
 Daddy and the boys after the completion of our first crazy Wednesday.  (Violin in Columbus, violin shopping and cello lesson in Lincoln).  Thankfully we have now moved violin to Monday, so Wednesday will just have cello/orchestra/Awana . . . And cello was going to be a 6:00 in the evening, but now it is at 3:00, so that will be much better timing for me. FINALLY!! We have a fall schedule completely figured out!!
 Marissa showing off her very first big purchase--a full-sized violin! We are all so thankful for all the days she was able to detassel this past summer, because upon meeting the new violin teacher she said the words "It's time!" We are pretty delighted with this girl and her diligence and she is quite proud of herself for being able to buy it with her own money. (Now to start saving for the $69,000 one we saw hanging up on the wall . . . HA!!). 
 A friend gave me her old Johnny-Jump-Up and I think August is enjoying the change of scenery.  He seems quite pleased with himself when he gets a bit of air under those feet. ;o)
And I caught this sweet scene in my living room before bed Saturday night.  Babies.  They just bring out the best in all of us.


Kathryn said...

Congrats to Marissa on such a great purchase! A lifelong investment!

I love the sticky smore goodness of that first picture and *completely* melted over the last picture. Oh goodness! I think that one might be a favorite for a long time to come.

Natalie said...

Isn't shopping for a violin a challenge? When we were shopping for violins, there was a $10,000 one just sitting in a stand near the edge of the table. I was so worried I was going to knock it over!

Love looking at your photo a day shots!