Friday, April 30, 2010

A Momma's Plea ~ Vote Please!!!

Kearney Missouri High School Chamber Choir
Vote for best Glee/Choir of Kansas City on KC Fox 4
Please, please, please ~ Vote for our Choir.

On April 17, the Kearney High School Chamber Choir was honored to perform at NYC's Carnegie Hall as part of the Distinguished Concerts Int'l New York series. The next day, the choir gave an impromptu concert in the underground subway tunnels of New York. With the roar of the subway trains behind them, the choir sang "Judgment" to a quickly growing crowd. It was the experience of a lifetime. Kearney's Chamber Choir, under the direction of Mr. Jason Elam, has 30 members and was also featured this year at the Mo. Music Educators Assn. Conference - one of only 5 high school choirs invited to perform at this year's convention.

You have to click on the link within the video below and register before you can cast your vote. We're up against Liberty High School Choir... so vote once a day. Voting ends on May 4th.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Can Anyone Say, “GOOFY!!!”


I love this Huck Finn look…

Misty took these photos of Zach yesterday… the sun wasn’t quite at the right spot she says… glare and shadow… caused a bit of a problem. I love them anyway.

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 These last two shots show off Zach’s personality to a “T”. He is so full of it sometimes.



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I thought these all looked awesome… I do see what Mist meant about shadows… but they are each such good pics. Not sure what we will do for his Sr. Pictures tho.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Let’s Go Fly A Kite…

OH, OH, OH, LET’S GO FLY A KITE100_9614Up to the highest height…

100_9634Let’s go fly a Kite and send it soaring…

100_9639Up through the atmosphere…

100_9666 Up where the air is clear…100_9671Oh, let’s go fly a Kite!!!

100_9674When you send it flying up there…

100_9676All at once, you’re lighter than air…

You can dance on the breeze…

Over ‘ouses and trees…

With your fist ‘olding tight…

To the string of your kite!


Crazy Kite Flying Fun!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Storm…

Sunday dawned a beautiful sunny gorgeous day… as Easter Sunday should. In fact, it was one of the prettiest Easters in a long time. Late in the afternoon the clouds began to roll in… what came next was one of the loudest thunderstorms in some time. It brought crazy winds and many areas enjoyed golf ball sized hail also… we lucked out on Sunday’s storm, but not so much on Tuesday Evening’s (BUMMER).


Here is a picture I captured right as the rain stopped. Isn’t it just beautiful. It makes me think of Christ ascending in to Heaven.

100_9700 This is the Rainbow I captured when I looked out the other direction… How cool is that?

100_9714 Another shot of the Son… I mean Sun peaking through the clouds. I loved it!


And this is the picture of the guy who wanted to meet Jesus. He was up there flying in the middle of the Thunderstorm… Brent says he was trying to fly above the storm… CRAZY!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Simple Easter Pleasures…



An Easter Egg Hunt, followed by Family & Food.

May everyone have a Happy Easter full of simple pleasures.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Maxi Dress Repurposed to Fab Shirt

Before…. 100_9588

Cute… but could use a little something special.

After… 100_9591

Pretty, pretty ruffled shirt.


What I did…

Cut off excess length at hem of dress. 100_9592

From piece you remove… cut 1 1/2” strips 100_9594100_9595

Set sewing machine on loosest straight stitch setting… 100_9596

Sew strips down the center… I just eyeball it… 100_9597

Gather strip by pulling top thread only…     100_9599 

Pin in place and stitch down the center of the gather…

WaLa… Now you have a fab new Shirt… 100_9591

100_9601 I made a little hairpin with some of the leftover ruffle… likey, likey!