Saturday, August 11, 2012

"Hands of a child" Super Sale!

In the Hands of a Child is having their annual Back to School Sale
on their HUGE selectionof Lapbooking and Notebooking Products.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012


Seabrook Island, South Carolina
August 2011

A LITTLE note with BIG meaning

Go in schoolroom/playroom to put away a few things from the schoolday and find this taped to my side of our work table.
This son of mine can take my breath, and speech for that matter, away like no other.
My late Memaw was right, God created him extra-special.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aspiring young artist wins Judges Choice!

We're still scratching our heads wondering where her artisitc flair came from.  Genes plead the fifth.  This is all Madalyn Grace.

On January 20th, she brought home an announcement from school sharing that one of her oil crayon's had won Judges Choice and had been selected to participate in the school's, Bob Jones Academy, 2nd Annual Art Exhibition!

Yes, a big deal!
A very big deal for a 5 year old.
A HUMONGOUS deal to a sister accustomed to playing second fiddle to an outgoing, winner-take-all brother.

Included with that announcement was a special invitation to the by-invitation-only "Opening & Reception" of the exhibit where her piece would hang for a week in Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery alongside fellow students who displayed similar artistic talent.

Decked in our finest, we attended the gala on February 6th where we gawked at her picture, ate some delicate cookies and nuts, gravitated back to gawk some more, choked down a strange tasting punch, found ourselves in front of the Cardinal again, graced the Ladies Room a time or two (even tiny artists get a belly full, or should I say, bladder full, of nerves) and of course were the last ones out the door.    

She's asking to take Violin now.
What's next?