Thursday, September 25, 2008
On the one hand, Kristen is going to have experiences and opportunities that I didn't have. On the other hand, my baby is going to be leaving home.
It doesn't seem possible that my little girl is preparing to go away to college.
Where did the time go?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I won't try to describe the game to you because, quite frankly, Amazon does a much better job of explaining the game. But I can tell you that our whole family loves playing this game! (The box says it's for ages 12 to adult, but my 9yo plays it with no problem.)
So, if you are looking for a really fun game for your family, try playing Apples to Apples! For more great tips check out Works For Me Wednesday over at Rocks in my Dryer.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
You are sooo sweet!
I'd like to pass these awards on to the following lovely ladies:
Monday, September 15, 2008
Head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie for more great menus!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
She prepared the ingredients.
She stirred the ingredients together vigorously.
The dinner turned out so well that we agreed that she will be making dinner next Thursday too!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I love this passage:
This is so convicting to me. If my immediate surroundings are the clothing of my most personal, private life, then my personal, private life is chaotic! I obviously have not been abiding in God like I should. But I can take heart because when I abide in Him, He will give me the ability to carry it out. He will replace the chaos in my heart with calm and with peace. He will be my refuge. And then my surroundings will be calm and peaceful as a reflection of what (and Who) is in my heart!If you have made God your highest priority of all, he is
there. You are learning to abide in him, and he in you. there is
calm, there is peace. He is your refuge, to which you continually run. He
is organization, and living in him you sense control and plan. He is
spirit--your living and breathing, your laughter and tears--and all of it becomes holy because his spirit is
holy. Wonderful! Alleluia!If this is true, your mental and emotional life should
reflect his presence, whether there's nobody around but you, or kids everywhere:
"Whatever is true,...honorable,...right,...pure,...lovely,...of good repute (or
attractive),...let your mind dwell on these things" (Phil. 4:8). (Yes, God says this even to
mothers, and he never asks anything of you that he doesn't also give all the
ability necessary to carry out.)And also, if this is true (that God is at your life's center)
then your immediate surroundings ought also to reflect him. Your immediate
surroundings--your drawers and closets, your bedside table, your desk--are the
filmiest clothing of your most personal, private life. Even if you have
ten children, those areas should be yours alone, and they should reflect the
order and peace of your inner life with God.
Monday, August 4, 2008
But no more! I have made a menu plan for the entire month of August. And I must say, it is wonderful to have the "what's for dinner" decision already made.
You will notice that Kristen will be cooking this Thursday. I have been meaning for some time to have her plan, shop for, and cook a meal for the family, and Thursday is the day! Kristen will be cooking dinner occasionally, and I hope to eventually have her cook dinner for an entire week.
Monday - WEYW (Whatever you want) I'm having dinner with friends, so the kids will fend for themselves.
Tuesday - Shredded French Dip
Wednesday - Polish Sausage
Thursday - Kristen Cooks!
Friday - Spaghetti
Saturday - Homemade Pizza
Sunday - Breakfast - Cinnamon Rolls
Dinner - Greek Chicken Dinner
Head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie for more Menu Plan Monday!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
So, I'll still be visiting all your wonderful blogs, but I won't be writing here for a while. Hopefully I'll return in a few weeks with lots of fresh ideas!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tonight, after years and years of hating pizza, (without really having tried it) Spencer decided that he does like it after all. This happened at dinner when he was faced with eating only salad for dinner since pizza was on The List.
And who could blame him, he hates salad dressing. (What good is a salad if it isn't slathered in creamy salad dressing, I ask you?)
Anyway, pizza is off The List.
I wonder what he'll put on The List next? I hope it's good with salad... I don't know what I'll do if it actually is salad.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
After our walk, Spencer still wanted to ride his bike so I let him ride up and down the street in front of our house, after giving him a stern warning to watch out for cars. Not five minutes later I hear Spencer crying and running into the house yelling "I didn't get hit by a car, I didn't get hit by a car!" I guess he felt that he needed to let me know that he had been watching out for cars. But it turns out he hadn't been watching out for the curb which he happened to have hit and somehow got a three inch gash in his leg.
Let me tell you, it was gross.
And, it was obvious to even my untrained eye that this would require stitches. And it did require stiches...nine stiches.
Spencer has handled it all quite well, and as he has to lay down with his leg elevated for the next day or two he is in seventh heaven with all the DVDs and video games that a 9yo boy could want.
So what started out as a typical day ended with quite a bit of drama.
I'm just thankful that he's OK.
Previously when I read my bible I would first wipe the dust off, (I used to be very sporadic in my devotions... and I don't like to dust) and read randomly with no rhyme or reason to my choice. Or, I would pick up a devotional and read whatever that author had to say about the Bible.
The problem with these two methods is:
- In order to learn what God is saying in His word, we need to be reading it in an ordered and disciplined way.
- In order to learn what God is saying in His word, we need to be reading His word, not another persons interpretation of His word. (I'm not saying that reading devotionals is wrong, I have several that I love and appreciate, I am just saying that it should not be our main focus during our devotional time.)
For my daily reading I begin with reading a chapter in Psalms. I have worked my way through the Psalms several times, and sometimes I will pause to pray through the Psalm if I find that chapter speaking to a specific need or situation in my life.
Next I read the chapter in Proverbs that corresponds to today's date. This way you will be reading through the book of Proverbs every month.
Then I move on to a chapter in the Old Testament. Previously I had never really read much of the Old Testament, so I'm making my way through that too. Currently I'm in 2 Kings.
And finally I read a portion of the New Testament. My plan is to read through the same New Testament book every day for a month (or a section of chapters if the book happens to be long.)
Last month I read through 1 John, and this month I am reading through Titus. By the end of each month, I will have a greater understanding of what God is saying in that book.
So, there it is, my bible reading plan. I have found that I am getting so much more out of God's Word when I stick to my plan!
Do you have a specific plan when you are reading? If you do, please leave a comment and share!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Anyway, I'd better get to the menu plan!
Monday - Bacon Swiss Meatloaf
Tuesday - Tacos
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Beef Stew in the crock pot
Friday - 4th of July- we will be eating corn dogs, cheese curds and funnel cakes at the carnival!
Saturday - Grilled Pizza
For more great menu plans, head over to Heavenly Homemakers!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
The ABCs of Me
B) Burger of choice-Whiskey River BBQ Burger at Red Robin
C) Car-2005 red Chrysler minivan
D) Dog's name-Mugsy
E) Essential item you use every day-Reading glasses (They should issue these to you when you turn 40)
F) Favorite TV show-Robin Hood
G) Favorite Game to play-Boggle (It's the one game I can consistently win, although Kristen is getting really good at it too.)
H) Hometown-I grew up in Mount Prospect Illinois
I) Instruments I play-I played the flute and piccolo in high school. I took a few years of piano, but I was never any good at it. (Karen, we have a lot in common!)
J) Favorite Juice-OJ I guess, I'm not a big juice drinker.
K) Whose whatnots would I love to kick? I am not a whatnot kicker.
L) Last restaurant I ate at-Georgio's on my anniversary
M) Favorite Muppet-Kermit. Peter can do a killer Kermit impersonation.
N) Number of piercings-I have three piercings in my left earlobe, one on my right. I did two of them myself when I was in high school. I wasn't very bright when I was in high school.
O) Overnight hospital stays-Yes, when I was about 18months, when I was 12, and with all four kids.
P) People I was with today-So far, Peter, John and Spencer.
Q) What do I do in my quiet time-READ!
R) Biggest regret-Having my tubes tied after Spencer was born. I would love to have had more kids.
S) Status-Does that mean marital status? If so, I've been happily married for twenty years and two days!
T) Time I woke up-6:00am
U) What I consider unique-My kids. They all have such different personalities!
V) Vegetables I love-Corn on the Cob. Yum!
W) Worst habit-I don't always think before I speak.
X) X-rays I have had-I had x-rays of my legs when I was in the hospital when I was 12.
Y) Yummy food I ate today-Banana Muffin
Z) Zodiac sign-Well, I don't believe in zodiac signs, but I would be a Taurus.
If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged! Don't forget to leave me a comment if you play along!
Eight Things I Say A Lot:
Hi Honey! (to Peter and kids)
Stupid dog (To dog. Because he's stupid.)
You're so cute! (Also to dog.)
Crap (A bad habit I'm trying to break.)
Where are my_____ ?(glasses, keys, purse, ipod, book, etc.)
What time are you coming home? (To Peter when he's at work)
Is the garage door closed and the doors locked? (At night)
Exactly (when I agree with someone)
Eight Books I Have Read Lately:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (I'm trying to re-read some classic lit.)
The Grapes or Wrath (another Classic)
Ladybird (A nice old-fashioned Christian novel)
The Hidden Art of Homemaking
Shopping For Time (I've read this one through 3 times!)
Feather Your Nest
Practicing Hospitality ( I'm on my second reading of this one.)
Apples For Jam (I haven't made anything yet from this book, but the pictures are gorgeous!)
Eight Movies I Have Seen Eight Times: (at least...)
The Princess Bride
Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth version, of course)
Muppets Treasure Island
A Christmas Story
The Wizard of Oz
Overboard (it's my guilty pleasure)
If you're reading this, you're tagged to play along!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
It has cheesy plots with holes a mile wide, but it has no swearing, no nudity, and minimal fight scenes, (the fighting isn't bloody or gory.) Robin Hood is an entertaining, old fashioned, good guy vs. bad guy action show.
And I love it, cheesy plots and all!
Our family has not been directly impacted by these floods, but many people in our community are suffering. The amount of flooding around our rivers and lakes is so astonishing I've never seen anything like it. Many homes, businesses, and farmlands are flooded
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Today I am rescheduling most of my chores to tomorrow as Spencer, John and I will be spending the day with my parents and my nephew.
Wait a minute, tomorrow is our anniversary and Peter will be home.
OK, I will be rescheduling most of today's and tomorrow's chores to Thursday.
I will have a free day on Thursday to catch up on housework, but in the meantime I will be spending today and tomorrow being with family. And isn't that more important than being too rigid with my schedule?
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
It's not the best start to my day. I end up feeling behind the whole rest of the day!
So, I am instituting a new Summer Schedule for myself. I am not planning on waking up at 5:00am this summer, (I'll start that again in September) but I am going to get up at 6:00am.
Here is what my new Summer Schedule looks like:
9:00pm - (the night before) Program coffee pot to start at 5:50am. VERY IMPORTANT!
6:00 - Wake up
Pour myself first cup of coffee
Spend time reading Bible and praying
6:45 - Make Peter and myself breakfast
Spend a few minutes with Peter before he leaves for work
7:00 - Put away dry dishes from the previous night
7:15 - Exercise
7:45 - Shower and get dressed
8:15 - Do daily chores
9:00 - Computer time.
I am thinking that this will be a much better start to my day, and I will be much more productive. (Don't worry, Spencer will still be fed breakfast when he wakes up, the older kids usually make their own breakfast in the summer) I am leaving the rest of my day open because I don't want to over schedule myself when the kids are home.
Now it's your turn! Do you change your schedule for the summer? If so, leave me a comment and tell me what works for you! :)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Anyway, tomorrow Andrew and Kristen are going away for nine days. Our local Campus Life group puts together a production each year where the kids sing and do skits and give a wonderful presentation of the Gospel. They then go on a tour of different churches.
It just hit me today that they're really going tomorrow and how much I'm going to miss them! It's going to be very quiet around here until they get back.
Please keep them in your prayers, that they will have a safe and fruitful trip.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Monday - Parmesan Chicken
Homemade Wheat Bread
Tuesday - WEYW (Whatever You Want. It means the kids fend for themselves for dinner.)
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Easy Goulash (new recipe)
Friday - Carmen Chicken
Saturday - Homemade Pizza
Sunday - Chicken Italian (new recipe)
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
First of all, my name is Mindy. Mindy is actually my nickname, but the only one who calls me by my given name is my mother when she is mad (hi mom!)
My husband's name is Peter. We have been married for twenty years this month!
My oldest son is John. He is 18 and just graduated from High School. He is going to a local 2 year college next year with plans to transfer to a 4 year university after that. He is quiet and shy and just a great kid.
My daughter is Kristen. She is 17 and will be a senior in HS next year. Kristen is bubbly and sweet. She is involved in Show Choir at school and you know when she's home because she is always singing!
Next is Andrew. Andrew is 14 and will be a freshman next year. He is outgoing and social and likes to be the center of attention. He will be in Show Choir next year too.
Last but not least is Spencer. Spencer is 9 and will be in 4th grade. Spencer is sweet and funny with a little bit of naughty thrown in for good measure. He's your typical youngest child.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about our family!
Anyway, I am looking forward to having my kids home for three months. We don't have any major plans since we went on vacation in March.
My only concern is keeping the three teens occupied. K starts her first job on Thursday (JoAnn Fabrics, I wonder what kind of discount she gets?) A is wanting a job, and J really needs a job.
Do you have teens at home? How do you keep them busy over the summer?
Monday, June 9, 2008
We got this salsa recipe many years ago when we lived in Illinois. We started calling it $100 Salsa after my husband won a salsa contest with it last year.
1 large can of crushed tomato (I use Contadina)
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 bunches green onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Serrano peppers, minced
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 C vinegar
1/4 C water
1/8 C pickled jalapeno juice
1 tsp. cumin
hot sauce to taste( I use Cholula)
salt & pepper to taste
Mix everything together and serve with chips.
Let me know if you try it!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Today is A's last day of Middle School.
Today is S's last day of Elementary School (in our district Elementary School is K-3, S is going to Intermediate School next year which is 4-6 grades.)
All three boys are moving on to new schools and new challenges.
Life is changing for us all.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
One trip to the vet, one shot of steroids, two weeks worth of antibiotics, and $75 later and he's as right as rain.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Other than the obvious benefit of having a committed time to read my bible and pray each day, there have been additional changes in my life due to this habit.
I have become an early riser.
This morning I awoke to the sun shining through the windows and the birds singing and I thought to myself "wow, I must have slept in really late this morning," only to look at the clock and realize it was 6:06am.
And I was wide awake.
On a Saturday.
I don't mind becoming a morning person, it's actually kind of nice having an early start to the day.
The only real downside to rising early is that I am now absolutely exhausted at 9pm each night.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Using the same method I made dividers for the different sections.
The Information section has phone numbers and other important information.
The Money section has our family budget and a spending wish list.
The Menus section has my weekly menu plan and copies of recipes that I want to try.
The Family section holds all the kids different schedules and family information.
The Church section has our church information and prayer list.
The Kids Jobs section lists, well, the kids jobs.
The Medical section has medical information for the family, including the kid's immunization records. These sections are pretty self explanatory aren't they?
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my Family Notebook! It was a lot of fun putting it together. Do you use a Family Notebook? If so, leave a comment and tell me about it.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I'll be back tomorrow with a post about my new Family Notebook!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Anyway, now that I'm back, I've been tagged by Connie for a meme.
Here are the rules:
1. List these rules on your post.
2. Answer the following questions in your post.
3.At the end of the post tag 4-5 people. List their name with blog link and leave a comment on their blog to tag them.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.
1. What were you doing 10 years ago? I was living in Illinois and celebrating the fact that my husband was finished with graduate school. I was also sick with morning sickness since I was pregnant with S.
2. What are five things on your to-do list today? Go grocery shopping, clean the kitchen, volunteer at S's school, catch up on laundry, and take a nap! I got everything but the laundry done.
3. What snacks do you enjoy? Natural Cheetos, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Frozen Ding Dongs.
4. What would you do if you became a billionaire? Pay off our house, give a lot to our church and missions, and save money for the kids college and for our retirement.
5. What are your bad habits? Picking hangnails until they bleed, being unorganized, and rearranging furniture.
6. Where have you lived? Illinois and Wisconsin.
7. What are five interesting jobs you've had? In high school I was the annoying person who calls in the middle of dinner to take a survey, I worked the cash register at Foot Locker, I was a secretary, and now I'm a wife and mom.
8. Who have you tag to continue the meme fun? If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I've been looking forward to this Mother's Day for a long time. That's because S is in third grade this year and third graders at S's school make a special gift for their moms each year. They make a book where they write all about mom from A to Z .
This year I received my book from S, thus completing my set of Mother's Day books from my four kids. Here's a few excerpts from S's book:
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Second, I've decided that laundry day should also be baking day. The kids eat so much, so I'm hoping that if I make some healthy treats it will not only be better for us than processed foods, but it will be more budget friendly. So far today I have started a loaf of whole wheat bread in the bread maker, and I have two loaves of pumpkin bread in the oven. I am hoping to make some cookies and some sugar-free jello later.
Third, I need to get the house ready for Sunday when we will have family over for Mother's Day.
So, I'm off to fold some laundry! Have a very happy Mother's Day weekend!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
For my birthday a few weeks ago, I was given many great gifts, including books. I love books and they are usually the first thing I ask for when my birthday rolls around.This year I received seven wonderful books from my Amazon Wish List; three from my in laws and four more from my kids.
One of the books I received is The Hidden Art Of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer. Published in 1971, this book has many wonderful ideas for bringing beauty, art and music into our homes. (I got a kick out of Mrs Schaeffer talking about her little granddaughter. Considering that I was 6 in 1971, her "little granddaughter" is most likely about my age!)
Anyway, I was struck by one passage in particular:
Interior Decoration, as I intimated before, is not just one's artistic efforts, but is that which your home (even if it is just a room) is. If you are 'decorating' with clothes draped on every chair, with scratched of broken furniture-it is still your interior decoration! Your home expresses you to other people, and they cannot see or
feel your daydreams of what you expect to make in that misty future, when
all the circumstances are what you think they must be before you will find
it worthwhile to start. You have started, whether you recognize that fact or not. We foolish mortals sometime live through years of not realizing how short life is, and that TODAY is our life.
This really hit home with me. We have been living in our home for over 9 years, and it is in no way, shape, or form my dream house. In fact, we bought the house with the idea that we would live here for 4-5 years and then build our dream house.
Well, that never happened. After 9 years, I am still living here with all the dreams I have for my perfect house, and yet neglecting the house the Lord has given me now. I need to not only learn to be content with what I have, but I need to make the most of it! I need to work towards making this house beautiful.
I may never have my dream house, but I should be making the house I have into a wonderful and beautiful home for my family.
What do you think? Do you struggle to get past your daydreams for a future home? What have you done to make a not-so-perfect house into a beautiful home for your family?
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Well, this does not work for me.
My laundry room is in the basement and I don't usually go into the basement unless I'm doing laundry. My problem is I put a load of laundry in the washer in the morning and then totally forget about it. (Have I mentioned that I'm not good at multi-tasking?) Then, the next time I want to start a load of laundry, I find a washer full of musty, wet clothes that need to be washed again.....yuck.
So, I have a regular laundry day. I try to spend two days a week concentrating on catching up on laundry. If that is my main focus for the day I seem to get it done, and I don't leave wet laundry mouldering away in the washer.
So, while laundry every day doesn't work for me, laundry day does.
Head over to Rocks In My Dryer for more WFMW - What Doesn't Work For Me.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
1. Write your own Six-Word Memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4. Tag at least five more blogs with links.
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
So, here goes:
I've been saved by grace alone.
In the end, this is all that matters. (Ephesians 2:8,9)
I'm not very good at tagging people, so consider yourself tagged if you want to play along!
Monday, April 28, 2008
I had a wonderful day with my family. My husband got me this, this, and this. Is he a great guy, or what! The kids ordered some books from my Amazon wish list but they haven't arrived yet, and they each made me a homemade card. Making cards for birthdays is one of the things the kids have been doing for years, and their cards are my favorite gifts every year.
My husband also showered me with all kinds of yummy treats like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Diet Coke, Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Pieces, and Girl Scout Cookies. Then, we all went out to my favorite restaurant for pizza and cheesecake!
It was a fattening, yet fabulous day!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by
faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory
of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that
suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because
God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit
who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1-5 esv
Saturday, April 26, 2008
S - "Mom, did you know that Harrison Ford in Raiders Of The Lost Ark is Han Solo in Star Wars?"
He picked the number 7, so the winner is Tracy! Tracy said her challenge as Family Manager was: " Hmmm.... keeping up with the house AND getting to do what I like at the same time."
Tracy has two great blogs, Unless The Lord... and Mama's Fixins, and she sells the yummiest soaps and other fun stuff at her Etsy shop.
Thanks to everyone who entered! I loved reading the comments, and seeing what challenges other Family Managers face. Oh yeah, I never told you what my biggest challenge is. My biggest challenge is being diligent and staying on a schedule. I tend to get distracted very easily!
And thanks so much to Bloggy Giveaways for hosting this carnival!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Hello bloggers! I've been kind-of MIA lately, but I'm back now and I'm having a giveaway!
To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment telling me what your biggest challenge is as the Family Manager of your home!
For more fantastic giveaways, head over to Bloggy Giveaways!
I'll pick the winner on Saturday April 26th. US addresses only.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
First, if I'm home alone I will suck them up with the vacuum. This works great since we have a central vac where the motor and the thing that collects the dirt (and spiders) is in the garage. If the spiders can make their way out of all the dirt and dust that is collected, more power to them. BTW, I get my husband to empty the vacuum, just in case there are any survivors.
Second, I pay my kids $1 for every spider they kill inside the house. This is a small price to pay to have a spider free home. The only downside to this is that sometimes when the kids get low on cash they'll go "spider hunting" in the basement.
There is a third option, which is to get my husband to kill the spiders, but my husband has this mistaken idea that "spiders are good because they kill other bugs." This option is a last resort as I don't like having conversations about the ethical and humane treatment of spiders while said spider is scurrying across the ceiling over my bed.
If you want more great tips, head over to Rocks in my Dryer for Works For Me Wednesday!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Kilroy getting to know his love interest, Gladys.
Kilroy, Gladys and friends sing "Kilroy Was Here"
Kilroy was kidnapped by spies! They try to hypnotize him to get him to reveal secrets!
But Kilroy's too smart for them, he faked being hypnotized and the spies are arrested.
Kilroy and Gladys are reunited!
I was told it was just a "stage kiss."
A and his Grandfather.
Grandpa was so proud to see A on stage in his uniform!
We are so proud of A! He did such an amazing job. After the last performance the director gives out awards and A won Best In Show!