Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Winds of Change

Hello from Searcy, Arkansas!  Just a quick update for my blog friends. 

First, we are moved into our rent house.  Not completely settled, but every thing's in the house, anyway!  It is 6 houses down from the house I lived in when I was Kennedy's age.   In fact, she will attend the same elementary school that Jordan and I did when she starts 1st grade this fall!  The best thing about this house?  There is no clay mud in the backyard.  The kids practically live out there.  We are 1 mile from my parents house and just 15 minutes from Jordan's parents house.  It has been such a blessing for all of us to spend time with them.  It was also a blessing when our AC unit went out!!  Thankfully, a new unit was installed on Monday.  Arkansas humidity and no air conditioner-not a good combination. 

Second, on the drive to Arkansas, Jordan got the news of his new job!  Best drive to Arkansas ever!  He is in medical sales for NoMad Medical and Arkansas is his territory.  He has a National Sales meeting in Vegas in July and goes for training in Indiana early August.  It is so nice the kids and I will have family nearby.  Once we see where Jordan will spend most of his time, we'll know where we will settle permanently.

Third, we got to celebrate Father's Day with Jordan, then my dad, and then Jordan's step dad this year!!  A first in 8 years!

Fourth, Kennedy and Jackson (well, Jack for 1 night only) attended VBS for the very first time. It was at the church where Jordan and I went for the 4 years we dated.  Very special returning to bring our kids to VBS there.

Fifth, Jordan went to his 5th annual T2AO golf tournament this past weekend.  The best part of this was not having to drive 14 hours back to NC.  This time we were already home.

And last, but most certainly not least, our Kennedy turned six on the 27th.  Hopefully, I will do a post with pictures of her birthday party soon.  

I will be so happy to have everything unpacked and put in it's place and then can resume my blogging!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Daisy Scout End of Year & Moving Away Party

The Pizza & Ice Cream Party was the last Daisy Scout event for the school year, which also doubled as Kennedy's moving away party. We drove straight from the beach to the party. Poor Kennedy was so exhausted.
These girls have been so precious to Kennedy and to me. We have enjoyed all of the fun times and memories made together with these sweet girls and their mothers.
They had Kennedy a scrapbook with pictures and letters from the girls and made and swapped friendship bracelets. It was emotional and precious. Too bad we couldn't have brought them with us to Arkansas!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Daisy Scout Olympics

Team shirts the girls made with their handprints and names!
Bag toss
Hula hoop
Long jump
Ring toss
Beading with Cheerios
3 Leg Race with Anna

Never gave up!!!
Filling the bucket up with water
tug of war
Making flower rings and bracelets
Giving Isa a flower ring
Troop 69
Caroline, Isabella, Kennedy, Emily, 
Mrs. Heidi, Riley, Bella, Sydney, Anna, and Mrs. Cathy
3 troop pose
Hula hoop
Jump rope
Finishing the obstacle course
Her participation ribbon

Kennedy's Daisy Girl Scout Troop along with 2 others in the area, competed in the first annual Daisy Scout Olympics.
The girls had a great time.  Kennedy tied the first round of the ring toss and the 3 leg race, but lost in the tie breaker.  Although she didn't win a medal, I was more pleased with the fact she was a good sport.  She encouraged and cheered for all of the girls.  I was so proud of her.  
I had fun volunteering with the games and getting to see my girl have a great time!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Kennedy's Kindergarten Graduation

Kennedy had her Kindergarten graduation and party today at school.  The class wore the tie dyed shirts they made and signed.  The kids made special notes, crafts and signed a digital scrapbook full of pics throughout the school year for their teachers.  Then, after graduation, there was an ice cream bar set up for desert.
I am so thankful she has loved school and the for the friendships she has made.  I am so thankful for my big girl who is now a first grader!


YAY, Kennedy!

My first grader!

Kennedy & her proud Mama!

Kennedy & Mrs. Settlemyre

Kennedy & her boyfriend, Justin:)

Kennedy & Emily-best buds

Kennedy & Sydney-best buds

Kennedy & Isabella-best friends

Garrett & Kennedy-best buds since pre-K!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kennedy's Art Show

Kennedy had her first art show on Thursday evening.  It was set up in the gym at her school.  Kennedy raced to find her picture and then enjoyed looking at all of the others on display.  Her picture was of Jordan, me, Jackson and Chandler Grace.  You may not be able to see it, but she gave Jordan rainbow colored disco pants and glasses.  We got a kick out of that!  We are so thankful God has blessed her with such an imagination and ability to express herself artistically.