Friday, June 1, 2012

Collage Friday ~ The One That Covers Two Weeks

The past two weeks has been a whirlwind!  We have done everything from finish school to travel half way across our state and back.  Some days we just sat around and read books (I love those days!).  In the collage from left to right ~
  • Tom Sawyer has caught the reading bug.
  • We went to the state capital and enjoyed their history museum. 
  • The kids love our new inflatable pool. 
  • We went out for breakfast to our favorite organic eatery to celebrate the last day of school.  The girls had brownies and Tom Sawyer had a double order of organic sausage.
The kids really liked the new displays at the history museum.  It was very hands on!  There were tons of wonderful facts that many of us did not know.  We also got to see Grandma Sue, who traveled down to stay in the hotel with us.  Our real purpose for being in the capital was to see Wicked!! This was my early 40th birthday present from my Dad and stepmother!  Can you say awesome?  Grandma Sue babysat in the hotel while my husband and I went to the theater.  It was GREAT!  We both loved it.  We hadn't both seen a Broadway show since The Lion King about 12 years ago.  Here is our new favorite song, "Defying Gravity".  You know it is a winner when I forget to clap and have tears running down my face!

In other theater news ~
The kids finished up the school year at the theater last week with their final performance of Sleeping Beauty.  They performed it five times and did a wonderful job.  They just love the stage and dancing. 

As we go into summer and start our more relaxed schedule, I am already thinking about our upcoming year.  You can view my thoughts on this past school year here and my kids thoughts here

I am joining homegrown learners for collage Friday.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Wow, what fun you have had. The history museum sounds awesome! I love the theater (that was my major in college)!

  2. The performances of Sleeping Beauty look like such a great experience.... what a busy two weeks you've had!!

  3. Going to our state capital is on our to do list, maybe we will get to it this summer. I keep hearing how great Wicked is, what a wonderful birthday present!!

  4. Yum! Brownies for breakfast. What a way to celebrate :)

    Sleeping Beauty performances look great.

  5. Wicked was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I could have watched it over and over. Defying Gravity was one of the highlights for us too! Keilee has had the soundtrack since she was 7 so going was a blessing for us.

    Love the pictures from Sleeping Beauty! Looks awesome. We are in the middle of practice for Robin Hood.

    I love days that involve reading all day too! I love what you said on my blog about Cade's Cove! That is awesome about your kids. What a lovely legacy.

  6. Sounds like y'all have been having a great time! I'm so glad you were able to go to the History museum. The new exhibit is awesome! Hopefully we can meet up again sometime when you head this way. Hugs to you!

  7. sounds good to me! it's fun to have some go go adventures to start off the summer!

  8. Wow! You have been busy!

    I am so happy for you that you got to see Wicked. I hear that it is incredible! It's on my Bucket List.