Friday, June 22, 2018

The Lewis Edition: May

Anna and Lydia spent some time at our house while their dad
was in the hospital for back surgery.
This was taken on one of our fun walks to the park!

The three of us tried out Shivers Shaved Ice,
using some coupons we were given.
It was worth the long wait in line!

I'm working on a quilt!
I'm finished with about half of the applique squares.
This quilt is special because Mama Flo cut it out years ago,
and a few years ago she gave it to me!

Ripe cherry tomatoes!
The birds got the first two, but now 
we're getting a few every day!

Russell and I stayed with sweet friends in El Dorado
while we were there for a South Arkansas Symphony Concert.

Ready for the concert!

Rehearsal for Russell's students' school concert!

We got a new (to us!) vehicle!!!
We plan to use it for travelling/camping.
We're thrilled with all the room inside,
and the smooth, quiet ride!

Outdoor Memorial Day Concert in El Dorado.

 A storm came up!
We only got rained on a little, though. :)

Our students gave their Spring Recital.
We were so pleased with their hard work
and the wonderful job they did!

Leona played "Alouette"

Tessa performed "Lightly Row"

 Russell, Kylie, Laura and Zane playing "Canon in D"

Lydia, Anna and me

Toward the end of May Rebekah came down for a visit!

I went to pick her up at Deborah and Daniel's
and spent the day.

Visiting with friends at the water park

Caitlyn is growing up so fast!
It was fun to watch her stack the shapes on this toy!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 Spring Recital

On Saturday, May 26, our music students gave their annual recital.
The recital went smoothly, and everyone played so well!

22 talented students!

Here are just a few pictures from the day...
Morgan accompanies her baby sister, Maycen, on the "A String Concerto"

Nora, accompanied by Sarah, plays "May Song"

Clara with Sarah - "The Two Grenadiers"
(Don't their names sound cute together?!)

Bethany plays a "Sonatina" by Alfred

Madison plays a folk song "My Home's in Montana"

Ella, accompanied by Sarah, plays one of my favorite pieces-
"Ashokan Farewell"

Brothers, Elijah and Micah play Mozart's "Allegro"

Siblings, Ina and Avery play another one of my favorites-
"The Rejoicing" by Handel 

Sarah accompanies Blake on "Two Bagatelles"

Sisters, Olivia and Lainey Grace play "Minuetto and Trio" by May

Together, Benny and Sarah play "Duet in D Major" by Pleyel 
(although you can hardly see Sarah in this picture)

I didn't post a picture of her playing, but this was my sweet Diona's first piano recital.
When the recital ended, a kind and thoughtful friend surprised her with this beautiful bouquet!

Way to go, everyone!  
Have a good summer, and we'll look for you back in September!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Shiloh 4-miler

A race this year with dry, warm weather!!

It was muggy (100% humidity that day) but it was such fun to be running 
with Amy and Hugh that I didn't even think about the weather!

Daniel came up from Texas to join us for this race, and the minute the horn blew,
he was off and out of sight!
You can see him in the picture.  
He's closer to the right side, dressed in burgundy shorts and a cammo shirt 

Amy, Hugh, and I came along slowly behind Daniel, enjoying the scenery,
the drier, warmer weather, and most of all, each other's company! 

Although I don't have pictures of most of them, we had a huge crowd of cheerleaders with us that day!
They came down from Camden and Paris, Tn, and a group came up from Texas!

Here are our oldest and youngest cheerleaders. :)
(Aren't they adorable!😀)
-Mama Flo is AMAZING!!!  At 93 years of age, she chose to accompany her
family to Shiloh again, to cheer on her racing grandchildren!

Or...come to think of it, maybe she came to enjoy her great-grandbabies???

Here is Allie (Amy's little girl) with Caitlyn, relaxing while
they wait near the finish line

And Deborah with Caitlyn and Allie, in the old Shiloh Church

Our precious Caitlyn!

Though there was no picture of him at the beginning, faithful Jay
was there, wheeling himself again, and finishing before all of the runners!

Here is Daniel's fabulous finish!

Katherine was great!
Our loudest cheerleader of all, she blew this horn loudly when any of
"her" group  crossed the finish line!

When Amy and I got within sight of the the finish line,
 she told me to run on ahead... I did, 😉 and Hugh and I crossed the finish line...

...followed shortly by Amy!

Sorry no pictures of the award ceremony...
...but here is a picture of the 1st place finisher's medal
Daniel received!!!


And, though Amy and I came nowhere near placing,
we had a terrific time together, and with our precious Hugh-boy!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Caitlyn :)

A few months ago I thought it would be fun to get pictures of Caitlyn with the chicks.  Daniel came out to help me with the pictures.

  Unfortunately we ended up with more bloopers than good pictures!  But they were so funny I have to share them!  Caitlyn was treating the chicks like they were kittens! Picking them up by the scruff of the neck!

Daniel rescues one chick while Caitlyn grabs another!

We finally got a picture that didn't look like chick abuse :)  Don't worry. All the chicks were just fine.

And then I thought pictures with Aunt Ruthie's lambs would be fun...

...but they didn't like each other at all!  Caitlyn was terrified of his cries!

And of course all little Texas babies have to get bluebonnet pictures! :)

Love those blue eyes!
 That's all for now!