Guitar Lessons

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Mac started guitar lessons a couple of weeks ago. He’s doing a great job. I decided to video his first couple weeks of practice so we can see how much he grows over the summer.  So here is just a snippet of one of his practice sessions.

He usually practices with Shannon and they go through the exercises together, but this particular evening, Shannon had to work late, so Mac decided to try the next page in his music book without him.

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St. Louis 2015

Matthew was entered in a cup stacking tournament, so the boys and I decided to join Nicki, Matthew and Lukie on the trip to St. Louis.

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First place!

First place!

Ready for the hotel pool!

Ready for the hotel pool!

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The next day, we decided to check out the City Museum of St. Louis. We had heard that it was a fun place, so we checked it out. Turns out the rumors are true. It was a blast!

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Stop Being So Beautiful

I always tell my boys, “Stop being so beautiful.” I’m not sure why…It could be because my heart physically aches with love for them sometimes.  And part of that is because, yes, in fact, they are beautiful.  So sometimes, when I can’t take the love I feel for them anymore, I say that. So, I guess I really do know why I say that.  That’s why.  Anyway, the other day, I said it to Mac.

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Baseball Update

Here are some updated videos of my boys playing baseball.  Sigh. Isn’t it great?  :)

Mac had a rough game where he struck out all three times up…

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…but the next game was right back at the hitting.

And Patrick.  While still lacking complete focus, he isn’t doing too badly! :)

And just for fun…him in the field…(we’re seriously afraid he’s going to get hit with a ball one of these days! He’s the one in left field…behind the other player that can’t focus.)

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Mother’s Day 2015

It was a great day of seeing each of our moms spending time with my boys.  We did a lot of eating and gardening. :)

This was what Mac wrote about me. It was up on the screens in the auditorium at church.

This was what Mac wrote about me. It was up on the screens in the auditorium at church.

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My little gardeners planting my lilies for me.

My little gardeners planting my lilies for me.

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From my Patrick

From my Patrick

From my Mac

From my Mac

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