Saturday, August 27, 2016

Youth Perform At Nursing Home Talent Show!

It was so much fun watching the RMBC youth participate in the talent show at the nursing home! Great job Brian and youth!!

What IS on the other side of that door ...

When you are behind a closed door and your husband says, "Baby, open the door' and something in his voice says you probably shouldn't. Then he shows you the six foot, freshly shedded snake skin from the shed. I knew there was a reason I refuse to go in there!

Raising A Man ...

As a mom, I've reached the stage where I'm more focused on raising the man I want my son to become, rather than the little boy I want him to stay.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Griffin's Bug Collection

Entomoligist in the making? When your son's 'bug collection' drawer is overflowing and he decides he wants to mount them on a board and label them. The snake skin is from the resident that lives in our garage, he is so kind to shed it in the same place each year. I feel it necessary to say NO creatures were harmed for this, Griffin found each of these here and there when they had already passed.

Custom Vinyl Decal ~ Pets!

Custom vinyl decals I made for a friend. #repost #thornebrookefarmsva

For more of my craftiness, please visit my Missy Made It! Facebook Page!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Swimming!

It's 90 degrees out ~ where else would you go after your piano lesson?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Photography: Brendan's Senior Session

I had my first senior session for the class of 2017 with Brendan. I met with him and his parents at the local courthouse greens. This is a preview of his senior session. I will be posting more on my Missy Glave Photography Facebook page.

Back To School ~ Faux Chalkboard

I love designing these ~ it's a printed faux chalkboard with facts about your favorite student! I made this one for a friend's little boy.

For more of my craftiness visit my Missy Made It! Facebook Page!

In The Newspaper!

Griffin and Clint made the back-to-school issue of the local newspaper! It was noted they were dissecting a squid in their homeschool science class!

Science Lesson: Making An Herb Garden

One of the joys of homeschooling is taking the classroom outside ~ and it is certainly a beautiful day for that! Griffin's science lesson included planning, preparing and planting an herb garden. Today he prepared the soil, decided where he wanted to plant each of the herbs and then the planting began. He will keep track and document the growth. We hope to eventually use homegrown herbs in our recipes.

As you can see, it is currently protected by an army of Bionicles. They are on alert!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Look What He Found ...

Griffin discovered this tiny lizard when doing outside chores today. Country living is definitely the life for us!

Hardwork ~ Outside Chores.

It's hard work ~ but, it's a chore Griffin and I will have to finish up today. When Mike mowed this weekend, the grass was very tall and it was raining. We have lines of very thick, wet grass (hay really!) all over our entire yard. We have to rake it, pick it up and then spread in sandy areas of the yard. Not a fun job, but it is fun doing it together.

Boxes Of Lego Bionicles

When your friends share two huge boxes of your son's favorite thing on earth ~ he had to explore it all! This is one very happy kid!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Homeschool: Dissecting Squid, Frog & A Clam

When your school year starts out with great friends and a lesson in dissecting a squid, frog and clam ~ you know it's going to be an AMAZING year! I wish I could bottle and share Griffin's enthusiam and excitement for the first day of school! It has been an amazing day of learning and then we enjoyed a nice lunch at Chic-Fil-A, as well.

I'm A 6th Grade Teacher!

When you get to spend your first day of being a 6th grade teacher with your amazing friend who is enjoying her first official day of being a 10th grade teacher ~ well, life is just good. We got into some fun stuff today with our boys!

First Day Of 6th Grade - 2016

Today is Griffin's first day of 6th grade. I can hardly wait to see where the school year leads us!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

RSL Academeny ~ Middle School Commences

Middle school commences tomorrow at RSL Academy. Sixth grade!! I have it on good authority Griffin loves his teachers. wink emoticon;) We are looking forward to a brand new school year filled with learning, traveling to new places and experiencing new things! This is Griffin at 3, on his very first day of preschool (2008) and now as he enters 6th grade.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

My Husband.

This is a man who works hard all week at his corporate job ~ and then, he works even harder at home on the weekends. Not a single one of the last 11,460 days do I take for granted. He is one of the good guys. ❤ #ilovemyhusband

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Boy & His Dogs.

Griffin and his dogs ~ he loves them!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Photography: Back-To-School Styled Session

On this beautiful August afternoon, I had the opportunity to capture photographs of these sweet children in my first styled photo session. I decided to offer a Back-To-School themed session because school is just beginning. If you would like to see more photographs from this session, please visit my Missy Glave Photography Facebook page!

That Bridge ...

Griffin told me about this super cute bridge ~ his 4H group saw it when he was at camp. I never knew it existed! Of course we had to ride by so I could check it out. Next time I'll use my Canon!

Rag Banner

I just completed this rag banner today! They are so much fun to make! I plan to use this one in a styled photo shoot for Missy Glave Photography

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Day Out With Griffin & Christian.

Had a great afternoon with these two ~ Ghostbusters 3, a stop by Barnes & Noble and finally ice cream at Gelati Celesti.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mike's Birthday Celebration!

Enjoyed celebrating Mike's birthday with friends today after church. HeeHee ... he was surprised with the Happy Birthday song, sombrero and fried ice cream.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Zachary - Eagle Scout Banner

I had the privilege of making a banner for our friend Zach's Eagle Scout ceremony! We are very proud of this incredible young man!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Middle School.

Griffin ~ this guy is now a middle schooler.

Music Composition For The Win.

After reminding him of a chore he needs to do ~ But, Mom I have this song in my head and I have to compose it right now or I will forget it. Music composition wins this one.