A Year Can Bring Big Changes

February 19th, 2010

The last time I updated my blog, I had made one wedding dress and now I’ve made two…and a wedding cake.  There were certainly no thoughts of moving 600 miles from home, but that has happened, too.  It seems I have been really busy over the past 8 months or so and it would have been wonderful to have a blog record of all the events…but I certainly don’t have that.  I have taken thousands of pictures that will never appear on here, but I would love to share some of our highlights of the last months not previously discussed on my poor, deserted blog.

Julie

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2 Boys + Legos + R2D2=Too Good to be True!

March 30th, 2009

This weekend the Lego store near our house had a special event where kids could build lego bricks.  A Lego Master Builder was on hand to use the bricks to put together an 8-foot-tall R2D2 built entirely out of Legos.  We went on Friday and Colin and Eamon built a few bricks of each color and turned them in for a Lego Certificate.  On Sunday we went back to see the final pieces added to complete the model.  We had to wait for a while, but we enjoyed seeing the last layers of bricks added and the streamers falling from the sky as all the crowd cheered and yelled, “LEGO!”  

If you click on the pictures, you’ll see the larger version of the whole thing instead of the thumbnail.


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Eating with chopsticks 101

March 9th, 2009

Eamon usually does surprisingly well eating with chopsticks when we cook Chinese food. However, he is used to eating rice and some version of stir-fry. One night when we had lo mein, he tickled us with his method of getting the noodles to/in his mouth. For anyone wanting lessons on a proper way to use chopsticks, I don’t think this is it! I have to admit that he is extremely cute, even though he was getting incredibly messy!

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Basketball 2009

March 9th, 2009

Colin’s basketball season just ended and we’re a little sad for it to be over. We enjoyed it more than the last time he played. He improved so much over the course of four months of practice and 7 games. He plays excellent defense and he finally scored two points during the last game. Hopefully he’ll get to attend the basketball camp this summer at the church he played for. We’ll be anxiously awaiting the beginning of the next basketball season!


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Snow in Georgia? Sometimes…

March 9th, 2009

Growing up in South Georgia, I never saw much snow; as an adult, I’m still excited to see the flakes falling from the sky.  The boys were thrilled that we got snow, no matter how little.  At one point the flakes were huge!  They were the biggest snowflakes I have ever seen!  Eamon said it looked like it was raining clouds, and I agreed.  Thankfully the snow melted quickly and didn’t disrupt our lives with power outages or any other unwelcome inconveniences.  We enjoyed the beauty and excitement while it lasted!

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