My Life Documented Monday #14

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My Life Documented Monday

How have you been? We have had a wonderful couple of weeks! It started a week ago Sunday when Hannah had her first ice skating competition where she won first and second place medals.

I FINALLY received the CD we purchased with the professionally done photographs of her performance. I’m still waiting on the DVD! However, the photographs came with no copyright so I can make as many copies as I want and share them with you all here.

So I just had to share a couple. You can see all of the ones I posted on my Facebook page if you are wanting to see more.

Ice Skating @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Ice Skating @ AVirtuousWoman.org

We were at the ice rink this Wednesday for practice and I’m telling you, it’s like every time she gets out there you can see improvement. She works so hard at it. So on Wednesday, her arabesques were so pretty! I mean the improvement was pretty amazing – and the arabesque is an advanced level skill. I know, I’m her mom, and totally biased, but I have to share this 15 second Instagram video with you anyway. I hope you’re not too bored!


Did you see how high she got her leg up?

Two or three weeks ago when she was practicing this I was standing there watching her and she leaned just a little too far forward and her toe pick caught on the ice and she went down flat on her face. Scared me to death! But she got right back up and kept going! It’s really the only time I’ve seen her fall attempting this move. Falling like that would have killed me.

Anyway, so that was last week. Then this weekend we had Laura and Emily’s music recitals. They’ll be playing again at the Spring on Cloverlick Art Festival where I’m hoping Emily will when the Art Scholarship!

Here’s the video Laura’s violin performance from my Facebook page:

That piece is called Spanish Violin. Beautiful, huh? She’s been playing for just over a year now.

I’ll share Emily’s piece when she plays at the Spring on Cloverlick {and may just share Laura’s performance from the art festival too}.

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My Life Documented Monday #12 & #13 {on Thursday}

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As you may know, things have been crazy around here. I mentioned last week that I hadn’t had time to sit down and write or publish new posts and Week 12 of My Life Documented just didn’t happen.

So, the last three weeks or so have been hectic to say the least. My daughter Hannah had her Ice Skating competition on Sunday. She’s been practicing and practicing over the last few weeks for this!

She had two performances, Beta Solo and Beta Compulsory. She took home First and Second Place medals. I am one proud mama!

Here’s Hannah after we arrived home Sunday evening:

Ice Skating Competition @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Her hair was so pretty!

Ice Skating Competition @ AVirtuousWoman.org

I can’t wait to share photos from her performance with you! I’ll be sharing those maybe next week. So if you’re interested, be sure to stay tuned.

Anyway, after we arrived home on Sunday, I cooked supper and watched some Netflix with the girls – we were all so tired. I had gotten up a 4:30 on Sunday morning and woke Hannah up at 5:00 to do her hair and get her ready. So we was definitely ready to relax and take it easy!

My MIL was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, but she was still feeling so sick. She was afraid to be alone with just her 87 year old brother in the house. So I offered to go stay with her.

Well, she woke me up at 3 am needing help and then at 3:30 I had to call 911 because she was feeling really bad. So, the ambulance came and I followed her to the hospital. I sat there in the emergency room with her until 6:30 am when I went home and let my husband go to the hospital. I went to bed and slept until 11 am when I had to get up to go to town with my husband. I was so tired!

I spent the night at her house again on Monday night as the hospital did not admit her. I got home at 7 am and got busy with things when Mr. Cooper called and said Bandit was colicking. Emily and Laura had music lessons that morning and Mr. Cooper said he’d take care of Bandit til we got there. So, after their lessons, I went to TSC and bought the mineral oil we needed to give the horse and drove out to the horses. I was dreading it because the last time Bandit colicked {last summer} I had to walk him for 34 hours straight.

Thankfully, by 5:00 in the afternoon we were able to come home and he was all better. Only, just as we were leaving my daughter Emily slipped and sprained her ankle. It hurt!

I am so grateful that yesterday I was able to be home all day and I’m looking forward to more of the same today! I haven’t had enough days at home lately. I cook pretty good meals everyday, but last nights supper was especially yummy!

Vegetarian/ Vegan Supper @ AVirtuousWoman.org

So that’s been my week. The spring weather has been amazing! Are you in the mood for some Spring Cleaning yet? I think it’s that time of year again.

What have you been up to this week?

Anyway, so, since we missed the last two My Life Documented Mondays, I wanted to get caught up – So I’m offering TWO FREE PRINTABLE journal cards today!

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My Life Documented Monday #10

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This is My Life Documented

This past week was soooo busy. I was gone from home everyday! Well, except for Friday. And then yesterday I spent the day cleaning the house and getting ready for my brother-in-law and his wife to come and stay with us.

They are moving here! And they’ll be staying with us until the purchase a home. In fact, they’ll be here tomorrow.

I’ve almost finished my bathroom. I can’t wait to share the photos with you. I’m so excited about the master bathroom makeover. Believe me, this was a long time coming.

We had a health seminar at church tonight and I really enjoyed it. You know how I’m a big fan of healthy eating.

My daughter Emily is getting braces and had spacers put in last Monday. Poor thing. Speaking of Emily, she’s entering an art scholarship for college. She finished her first selection a few days ago.

Coal Miner sketch @ AVirtuousWoman.org

It took her about 8 hours to sketch out the initial drawing and then another 10 hours or so to shade it in. You can see more of Emily’s art here.

Coal Miner sketch @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Emily has been drawing since she was 14 and taught herself to draw using the How to Draw Series by Lee Hammond, in case you’re curious!

I highly recommend this series.

Since we homeschool, Emily has spent days just drawing and it has paid off.

Here are some of the books she’s used:

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So how was your week?



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