Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jena is back from her nine day adventure in France. Her life will never be the same! She visited Paris and St. Malo. They toured the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Monet's Garden, the Paris Opera Ballet, Mont St. Michel and several other famous spots. And she got to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle as fireworks exploded for Bastille Day. She brought her sisters lots of Eiffel Tower themed souvenirs (because that's what they wanted). She said the battery died in her camera for about three days (we didn't think to get the adapter for European outlets). There's really nothing that I can post, because I wasn't there, but the pictures are amazing. So, here ya go...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
So we are somewhat recovered from our days of driving. Lots of new things have come about in the last couple of weeks. We were originally going to move to Asheville, NC next summer, so we'd been researching the neighborhoods and restaurants there. Then, out of the blue, the owner of the restaurant where the hubs currently works called and offered him a general manager position in a restaurant that he'd just bought. This is a huge opportunity for us, so we had to take the offer. So, our move plans have been cancelled and we are Oxford, MS residents indefinitely. The rest of our summer activities have been pretty routine - library workshops, fencing practice, school and co-op etc. Jena is enjoying every moment of her time in France and we can not wait to see her and see pictures and hear all about her adventure!
On to what my kids were wearing today...
grey flip flops - Old Navy ($1 at Old Navy)
shorts - Judith March (previously featured)
t-shirt - Old Navy (I'm not sure where this shirt even came from)
Total Outfit - approx. $5 max
boots - Crew Cuts ($2.99 previously featured)
yellow skinny jeans - Gap ($14 previously featured)
teal polka dot tank top - Old Navy ($.99 at Goodwill, I think)
pale green button up shirt - Children's Place ($.99 at Goodwill)
Total Outfit - approx. $19
Saturday, July 6, 2013
We are home from three days of LOTS of driving. Ashni competed in the National Championship for fencing. The competition was is Columbus, Ohio on the 4th. This was a huge competition for her and gave her a good idea as to what to expect at bigger tournaments. I think the size of the whole thing may have made her a little nervous (although she is not one to admit to being nervous). She was knocked out in the first elimination bout, but she was still ranked 50 or so in the nation, so that is something to be really proud of. We are very proud of her. I told her she has four years to get ready for the Olympics in Brazil (and I need to go to Brazil).
So, we drove to Ohio on the 3rd, fenced on the 4th and had to drive back to Jackson, MS on the 5th so that Jena could make her flight to France this morning. It was a 12 hour drive, but thanks to some really sweet friends we had a place to crash overnight. We got Jena on the plane this morning with no trouble. She should land in Paris in a few hours. She was SUPER excited and I can only imagine the great time she will have.