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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday and Missing Out

Just after writing my last post about how we are just slowly going through life – WHAM! We had a big day yesterday. :) Isn't that how it always works?

I took Penny with me to Curves yesterday morning. She belongs to Gold's Gym at home in Maryland but wanted to give Curves a try. She said she liked it and wants to try a Zumba class.

Once I got home, I grabbed a shower, made myself presentable and Randy & I were back out the door, heading to Harrisburg. We were meeting our friend, Cheri, and her daughter, Courtney, for lunch. After lunch, we went back to their house to spend some time with Cheri's son, Marty, and his wife, Katie. Marty's a soldier in the Army, stationed in Alaska, but is on vacation. It was great to see them, as well.

From there, we headed to Lindsay's. Reagan had been in a drama camp all week and her end-of-camp presentation was at 3:30 yesterday afternoon. We left Cheri and the kids in plenty of time to get to Lindsay's so we could ride to the theater together – or so we thought. Ugh! I hate running late!! I always allow plenty of time to get somewhere, even if it means being early.

Well, needless to say, I didn't think it would take as long to get to Lindsay's as it was going to. We decided to just meet her at the theater. Our only concern was parking. When you drive a behemoth of a truck like we do, parking is always a concern. Thankfully, we arrived in plenty of time and we found a parking space with no problem. Whew! I did NOT want to face the wrath of Reagan if we had missed her performance! :)

Reagan's group had about 17 kids in it, ages 5 to 7 years old. They performed three songs with movements. Two of the songs were from musicals; “The Lonely Goatherd” from The Sound of Music and “Circle of Life” from The Lion King. They had made paper bag puppets for “The Lonely Goatherd” because in the movie marionettes were used.

Waiting to get startedP1130500 Waiting to begin

Ready to take a bowTaking a bow

All the kids were cute and did a great job. Their teacher, Mr. Kevin, was fantastic – an over-the-top personality that is great with kids, but would probably drive adults crazy. :)

With her teacher, Mr. Kevin

To end our busy day, Lindsay, Reagan, Randy & I went to the pool for DJ night. We spent a couple of hours enjoying the water and watching Reagan play with her friend, Dakota. Reagan is quite the fish. She loves the water!

Pool time! Play time with Nana P1130528 We had a fabulously busy day.

Today we got back to the quiet life. We've walked a couple of times, napped a bit, watched TV and I cross stitched some.

The “missing out” portion of the title of this post is that a baby shower was held for Samantha & Kevin today. In Kansas. Needless to say we couldn't attend. As disappointed as I was, I am so very grateful that Samantha's family is close by and they are taking great care of Sam & Kevin. They have taken Kevin in and love him as their own. What a gift that is. I can't wait to see pictures of the party!

Now, we're just waiting for the oppressive heat to come back, unfortunately. Until the next time . . .


  1. Cute pictures of Reagan and her group. I bet that was a fun performance. I love those two songs you mentioned.

  2. The heat is on its way! In the 90's in Indiana today, and it'll probably head to the east. :(