Posts Tagged ‘Karlie’

Nov 09 2016

School Activities: Karlie’s 1st Orchestra Concert

Orchestra - Karlie's 1st

Karlie’s First Orchestra Concert

Recently, we were able to go to Karlie’s 1st Orchestra Concert at school.  It was a lot of fun watching her play in front of an audience.  She has only been playing for about a month so it was neat to see her use her skills.  Proud of the hard work she has put into it.  Thankful for an opportunity to see Karlie play!

Karlie's 1st Orchestra Concert

Karlie playing a duet at her 1st Orchestra Concert


Karlie playing in one of her group performances!

Aug 22 2016

Tuna & Spinach Salad Made with Love

My delicious Tuna & Spinach Salad made by Karlie

A few days ago Karlie was in charge of making the family meal.  She made a super delicious meal.  For my meal she put together a Tuna, Spinach & Tomato Salad.  When I sat down for dinner this beauty greeted me.

I love how she displayed the tomatoes around the edges of the salad and the 1 spinach leaf on the top of the tuna fish salad mix she put together on her own.  It was amazing!  Thankful for a thoughtful and sweet kid who made a delicious and healthy meal.

She made tuna fish sandwiches for the rest of the family, which based on their reactions turned out really tasty as well.  Thanks Karlie for a great meal!  Love you kiddos!

Aug 16 2016

Happy First Day of School Brina & Karlie

Happy First Day of 6th Grade Brina and Karlie

Happy 1st Day of 6th Grade to my sweet girls!  New school year, new school, new teachers, new administration, new schedules, new start to the next chapter in my baby girls lives!  Jake and I both took the girls to school on their first day.  It felt weird driving by their old elementary school on the way to their new middle school.  They were welcomed at school by cheers.  They had a great first day!

p1720300cIt was a lot of information and teachers to go over that first day, but they did amazing!  They are in different classes, however, some of their teachers are the same and others are different.  They are taking different electives too and have no classes the same.  The only time they see each other during the school day is walking into school, in the hallways, at lunch, and after school.  Karlie has orchestra and a STEAM elective class while Brina has physical education and Keyboarding for her two electives this 9 weeks or a semester depending on the class.  Thankful for a good first day!

It was a whirlwind of a first day with us dropping them off at school, heading home to get Jake’s suitcase into his car so he can travel for work, and them I was off to work as well.  We didn’t snap a picture of them that first morning of school as we were moving quickly to get out the door on time.  Everyone was a little sluggish and the girls were wanting to get out the door instead of snapping pictures!   Kind of bummed I didn’t make them do it….oh well.

Jun 01 2016

Brina & Karlie’s Awards Ceremony! Congratulations Girls!


 Brina and Karlie with Ms. Osbey.  They loved spending time in the library as Library Assistants helping her!


 Proud of these two girls!


Karlie receiving her Accelerated Reading Trophy! 🙂  She broke the school record in AR points!  Loves her books!  Way to go KARLIE!!!


Fifth Grade Awards Ceremony!


Hanging out with friends between Graduation and the Awards Ceremony


Safety Patrol!


 Brina’s fantastic Homeroom Teacher this year Mrs. Husso!  She was an amazing teacher and Brina learned a ton in her class!


 Brina’s reading teacher for the past several years Mrs. Whitmire!  She is AWESOME and has helped Brina so much with improving her reading skills!  Wish we could take us with Brina to Middle School!!!


Karlie & Brina – 5th Grade 2016 Class Graduation & Awards Ceremony!  Proud of these girls!

Karlie & Brina 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

Both Karlie & Brina were the Highest Student in Social Studies for their home class!


Karlie & Brina were the highest student in READING for their home class!  WooHoo Brina, she has learned so much over the past few years even with handling dyslexia.  Proud of both of our girls!


Karlie highest student in Science for her home class!


Jet Toy Competition!  Both Karlie and Brina’s individual teams went on to compete in the Regional Jet Toy Competition this year!


Brina won her class Science Fair and went on to win 1st Place Grand Prize in our Regional Science Fair competition!  Very proud of Brina and all her hardwork!  We calculated that she made over 400 cupcakes throughout her Science experiment!  Way to go BRINA!!!


Award for Academic Excellence!

May 31 2016

Counting My Blessings: Week In Review

It was a week packed full of a lot of emotions.  With the girls wrapping up at a school they have been attending the past 7 years it has been quite a stepping stone for us.  We are grateful to all the teachers and administration at Crosswell Elementary for the amount of time, energy, and attention they have invested in our girls education.  They have made a positive and lasting impression on our kids.  Wish we could take some of the amazing teachers with us to Middle school.  We are excited to see what Middle School will bring and know that the kids will probably adjust quicker and better than at least their Mom because with them moving up a school their growing up seems more real.  Love my girls and very proud of what they have accomplished over the past year!     There was so much to be thankful for last week.

I want to be accountable to you so the following are snip-its of some of the things I am thankful for this past week.  Counting My Blessings – Week In Review:

Monday –Thankful to have the laundry room renovation started and that we were still able to get the laundry done so none of us have to run around wearing dirty clothes!

Tuesday – Thankful for the opportunity to spend some time with the girls after school that didn’t include doing a bunch of homework.  We even had a few extra minutes to do a rapid quick clean up around the house and read some more of our books together.  LOVE catching both of the girls reading independently on their own during free time (for those who know our family you know that for one of our kids this is a really big deal)!

Wednesday – Thankful for time after work to spend with other Mom’s at school prepping for the kids 5th grade Graduation Celebration Party.   We were able to get a lot accomplished and organized during our time together.

Thursday – Thankful for Brina’s hard work on her “Cupcakes on the Rise” Science Fair Project because we were able to see her accept a 1st Place Trophy, Medals, Certificate, and Cash Prize (we had no idea there was a cash prize as well) for the Regional Science Fair!  Very proud of our Brina Bee!

Friday – Thankful for an opportunity to watch the girls Graduation and Awards Ceremony!  They did fantastic and both kids received numerous awards, medals, pins, certificates, trophies and other cool awards for all that they had accomplished throughout this year.  Also, Karlie received a trophy for getting all A’s her entire Elementary School years.  Super proud of these kids and the effort they put into their learning.  Praying they continue to have the love of learning as they get older!

What are you thankful for today?  I encourage you to take the time to write down a few blessings that you have in your life today.  It will help cheer you up and turn your focus on the amazing blessings you encounter each day!