I love Sundays!!!! I am home with my kids enjoying a very relaxing day. After church, McKay made very yummy potatoe soup for the family. She added cheese, corn and a little rice to the potatoe soup. It was a huge hit. I love that my girls love to cook and help me out. My boys are so NOT into cooking. I wish!!!!
I went offline this weekend, so it was a NICE break. I think I'm a better wife and mother when I take the time to UNPLUG from social media and emailing. I went to McKays drill competition yesterday. They placed 4th in military. Only by 2 points- almost 3rd (they had a little error!). I felt bad that during DANCE they got a penalty. It cost them placing at all. One of the girls was doing a flip and went beyond the line. Oh well- it was a GREAT dance. Then they did their CHARACTER dance. Okay... this is the super crazy cool dance that McKay is a guy and she dances with a FULL SIZE mannaquin woman. It's so cool that she can do it! I thought it was fabulous but it was their first time performing it and the judges felt they did not "showcase" the mannaquins enough. McKay does a FLIP with her mannaquin. I need to take a photo, the mannaquin's two feet and McKays two feet are ATTACHED at their dance shoes. McKay said it's CRAZY hard to dance with "her." Actually her name is YaKcm. Yes, McKay's name backward. It was absolutely GREAT to spend over 10 hours at the competition watching the girls dance.
One of the mother's on the drill team asked HOW is it that your at ALL your daughter's stuff and run all the drill team things this year, run a business, and still have time to take care of the rest of your family? I was dorky and said... "I'm SO LUCKY!!! I love being busy and I find that when you make your family first, EVERYTHING always works out!" Now, I have to credit Ty. When I go to all day drill competitions he has a "BOYS DAY" and girls are not allowed. HA! He is the best dad. Zach is still practicing BASEBALL year round so they do it every Saturday as a team for a few hours. We are always busy and I would not have it any other way.
Yesterday was TORTURE at the event. I sat around the parents eating SUGAR, ICE CREAM, SNACKS and well, I was just sitting there eating my "healthy" salad that I brought with me. I realized once again that eating heathly is REALLY a commitment. I was "missing" joining everyone else as they ate their carmel apples. ha! I came home late last night and needed to have a little POWER THINKING with myself. I thinking dieting and healthy eating is harder for some people. Yes, I am ONE of them. I am doing so great and it's easy when I'm home. I had to cook and prepare my meal on Friday for yesterday. I know that was the KEY for me yesterday. I had my food prepared and I did not have to eat the concession food. Anyway, I have worked hard to get healthier and it's going to always be a constant day by day effort on my part to just do it.
TOMORROW is the START of Season 2 on My CRAFT CHANNEL. I will post tomorrow morning what the show is about. My shows are on Monday's. I LOVE tomorrows show and I hope you will too.
Later in the SEASON- you will learn how to make these CLAY TAGS using your TC Stampmaker...
These are Christmas themed but you can make them any theme or name- so stay tuned.
tags by Lara Scott
Okay...off to enjoy the rest of today with my family!!!!!!