Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day FUN!!

It's DiBeneDollar Day!
It's a crowd!

Always fun in the sun, in the pool, and eating good food with GREAT friends.

Friday, May 27, 2016


I went to pick up report cards today at the elementary school.  The kids made ALL A's!!  YAY!!  I've got some smartie pants on my hands.  We are ready for summer!!!  

Then we headed to Chickfila for lunch and to see the Jungle Book.
It was such a great movie and the kids loved it!  They were kinda afraid it was gonna be scary.  There are so many good movies coming out this summer!  I can't wait to see all of them!


Then we had closing ceremonies!  It's TROPHY NIGHT!!  And this is how it went down...

I got nothing, Bobbie got it all, and Kristy's broke!

But seriously, Isaac was so excited to get his trophy and be with his team one last time.  They had a great season and was 2nd Place.  They were so fun to watch this year.  He got his trophy with PRIDE!

Then Sweet Mary with her team!  They struggled but they all learned a lot and Mary is working VERY hard on catching pop fly's.  She's getting so good.  It was kid pitch some of the time so that added a level of difficulty but she still learned to hit off the girls.

Thankfully one of her teammates were out of town so she was presented a trophy but it was taken from her after she walked off the field.  Hers is being made.  Poor middle child even gets overlooked in her softball team.  oops!!  She was a trooper though!  NEVER shed a tear... that's big!  I was so proud of her.  Her's is coming!

It was great playing ball with a lot of our friends!  I hope some of them get on the same team next year!

They shared!  HA!

Mary faking it with her trophy!  She's got Maci's!


Chick magnet!


Another season in the books!  Whoop! 
NOW... I'm playing softball with the church league.  I'm sure there will be stories to tell.  And MUCH laughter!  Fun times await!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It just doesn't get any better!

It just doesn't get any better than this!!

Isaac brought his journal home full of GREAT stuff!!  This one is by favorite...

"I am my moms favorite kid.  I like to snuggle with her.  I share my blanket and pillow.  My mom is the best mom in the world.  I love my mom very much and she loves me very much."

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Last Day

From 1st Day to Last Day

Now Noah is off to HIGH SCHOOL (9th Grade), Isaac is going to 2nd grade, Mary is going to 3rd grade, and Anna is going to 7th grade!  They just won't stop!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Church Picnic

Always a blast at the picnic hanging out and having lunch with some of our favorite people.  The kids just love that muddy creek.  I guess it's what memories are made of.

Noah saved the Frisbee = hero!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MES Talent Show

Super Proud Moment!   BOTH kids (not just Anna the performer) were in the TALENT SHOW!!  Anna did her clogging routine that she did not get to perform at recital because we were very unaware that she would bounce back from back surgery so well.   And Noah and a group of his friends played Canon D in rock mode.  It was great.  I was so proud of Noah - he's not one to get on stage and perform.  He picked up the guitar this year and has mastered it!

My kids have talent!!

On a side note...I was about to kill Noah because he said the drummer and keyboarder said they weren't coming to the night show.  So Noah decided not to go either and FISH!  I got there at 6 (when it started) and his whole band was setting up.  He got our neighbor to take him up to the school and he made it with about 15 minutes to spare.  And then he went off and made me proud.  Oh, the life of a teenager...NOT SURE I WILL SURVIVE!!  But I'm loving trying!

Sunday, May 15, 2016


We have worked 9 months on this musical.  And tonight it all came together so beautifully and without a hitch.

We learned this year when rehearsal flopped not to fret!!
I love working and serving with Erin in the Children's Ministry.
We are one whacked out team!  And we LOVE it!

Before the show Heidi (the professional performer - who choreographed the whole show) got all the jitters out of the kids!  She's the BEST!  Definitely a God send to RMLBC

Everything was just perfect.  I mean PERFECT!!  Isaac and Mary had solos in the "Terminator" song - it's my favorite song and they were such rockstars.  But all the soloist and actors and the whole group did their best!  I just can't say enough how proud I am of them.

The Cast!


A Yomen and a Ninevite