Monday, November 23, 2009

Very proud parents of our Long Jumper!

Ok, so what's the difference to being just plum proud of your child for achieving something and wanting to shout it out to the world... and bragging? I try to teach our daughter NEVER to brag... to always be proud of yourself for your accomplishments, but not to do it in a manner that makes others feel inadequate... so what is that fine line? I know I tend to be too sensitive about this subject at times... but there's nothing more annoying than someone boasting about themselves all the time... such an unattractive quality! But there has to be a way to be proud of an accomplishment and wanting to share that accomplishment with the ones you love... so I suppose its in the approach... the sincerity behind it... how do you teach that? I guess the best way is by example... but Im not even sure I know! Ive always been overly conscious about all that that I probably dont talk about myself ENOUGH sometimes... so where's that happy medium?... at bible study, we are taught to always bring our WHOLE selves to church, or to a relationship or to a conversation... that THATS where we find God's grace... well, Im trying... and right now, I just want to shout out to the world how proud I am of our baby... she won Longest Long Jump of all the girls in 3rd grade that tried out at Brickey... who knew?!!! Our baby can JUMP! :) She'll be going to the county competition.... she will be representing 3rd grade girls from Brickey in the Long Jump competition... way to go sweetie!!! Mommy & Daddy are so proud of you giving it your all!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

KCHST Etsy Holiday Show & Sale - Nov.7th - Knoxville - West Town Mall

Ok all you Christmas shoppers.... on your mark, get set, GOOOOO!!!!!!!! It's that time again... time to start thinking about that long Christmas list... and what better gifts to give than something wonderfully unique, handmade, and from a local Knoxville artisan!!!
Support your local artists this Holiday season!!!!!
There will be tons of local Knoxville talent out at the KCHST Holiday Show & Sale over at West Town Mall, this Saturday, Nov.7th from open to close. Come on out and check it out... everything from children's clothing and accessories (that's me!), to jewelry, to hand-knit items, to pottery, to hand blown glass items, to soy candles, to soaps, and so much more!!! There will be over 40 artisans set up. We will be set up in the mall, in front of JCPenneys, where Santa will be set up starting this Sunday.... can you believe? Santa is here already?!!! I don't know about you, but this holiday season really snuck up on me!!! The older I get, the quicker time seems to go... Well, I'm just excited that my mom is coming in from Delaware to keep me company during the show this weekend... as the holidays start to roll in, I always tend to miss my family (especially my mom) more during this time... I wish we lived closer, to do all the fun Christmas festivities together... bake cookies, shop, decorate, share nostalgic stories as we come across old ornaments... its just tough to cram that in to a 4 day visit during Christmas... anyhow, I love ya' Mom!!! Thanks for making the 10 hour drive in for me this weekend!!! You're the best mom ever!!!!