Friday, April 26, 2013

Joy Dare April 26

I have fallen behind in the Joy Dare Challenge this week....Have been very busy preparing for the very special weekend.

I was going to play catch up on the days but decided to just pick up... so today is
3 Gifts Moving......
    - God's will for my life I have seen him move barricades this year.
    - my children healthy full of energy, I am so blessed with my 4.
    - my husband when I think there is no door to walk through he comes and makes it all ok.

MAYS in the NEWS!

I am so excited the picture they used is the one I took at our last rehearsal. WOW!
 I had forgotten to take any pictures. I happened to be walking by and saw all 200 together and was so moved hearing them all come together, performing Mondo Rondo by Daniel May. Which will be premiering this Sunday at Bob Carr. To see more pictures of the 200+ students you can go to  MAYS fb page."

My family loves being apart of the MAYS. I just can not say enough of how enjoyable it is to be around such wonderful people. The Artistic Directors, the Program Manager to the MAYS families each and every person has made the last 3 years a blessing. As for my children and their music, they each have grown so much their knowledge and form with their instruments. I love how they want to practice and strive to improve  themselves without me having to force, nag or demand. I have never heard anyone at MAYS ever speak to a student in any negative way. It is always positive and building, makes it well worth our drive for our family.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Inspiring powerful day

This picture speaks louder then words. I can tell you how many youth are involved in the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony, but words just don't give the effect this picture does.
   These are all 200+ at our final rehearsal practicing Mondo Rondo by Daniel May. Which will be their finale at Bob Carr this Sunday April 28th.
Very emotional hearing them all come together from MAYS Orlando, MAYS Lake County and MAYS at your schools. Especially the little little ones they are adorable.

Now some mommy boosting, my youngest is the littles concertmaster. Just makes my heart swell watching her play. I also have 3 boys performing viola, cello and violin.

Many of us have been working diligently on pulling this whole event together burning midnight oil together. Just wish I had the words to describe how exciting this whole event at Bob Carr is to all of us.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Joy dare April 20, 2013

A gift stacked, stashed, stilled
- work that has been stacked on my finally done
- The Lord word is stashed in my heart
- Lords peace gives me still feeling in times of stress and change

Friday, April 19, 2013

Joy Dare April 19, 2013

3 gifts square....
- my bed..... Always nice to lay down when not feeling well. Love the comfort it gives every night
- tv tonight that has kept us up to date on Boston where I grew up
- THE BIBLE....precious to have Gods word right my hand daily

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013

Outside my window...
The sun is very bright, actually blinding as you walk out and very warm.

I am thinking...

About MAYSFEST at Bob Carr on April 28th. The upcoming dress rehearsal this Sunday.

I am thankful...

for doctors and medicine. My children and I were very sick with bacterial infections this past week.

In the kitchen...

Roast with potato and carrots

I am wearing...

sundress that is black and white

I am creating...

Signs for the MAYSFEST also attendance sheets

I am going...

now where today at all, tomorrow eye doctor over contacts just are not 100% yet

I am wondering...

about my plans for school next year... when we will actually start since we are taking the whole summer off this year. To many changes are happening this summer I need to concentrate on.. 

I am reading...

I actually am not reading I keep looking at different books and thinking about it,,,but time is full.

I am hoping...

All goes well on April 28th Bob Carr is a big deal for everyone with the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony

I am looking forward to...

April 28th, 

I am learning..

how to relax and enjoy my children more, life is so short they grow to fast

Around the house...

cleaning being done to wipe all our germs out

I am pondering...

our plans for the week of summer camp, we turned it in to vacation last year and it was so nice. 

A favorite quote for today...

You Must........Adjust.....
Mr. Jonathan May

One of my favorite things...

hearing my children play their music

A few plans for the rest of the week:

eye doctor, pick up item for MAYSFEST

A peek into my day...

Join us with the Simple Daybook

Joy Dare April 18th

2 gifts inherited....
~ grandfather clock from Matt's grandmother
~ family values from parents that demonstrated family importance
~ Jesus word shared from my husbands childhood and now being shared with my children from their grandmother.

Joy Dare April 17th

3 gifts woven together.....
~ last gift given to me from my husbands grandmother before she passed. G.G crocheted a beautiful afghan and gave it to me the Christmas just before she passed. I will treasure it for ever.
~ cloth that Jesus was covered with, that was left behind when he rose from his tomb.
~ smaller size clothing....praying to keep loosing.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Joy Dare April 16, 2013

3 hard Eucharisteos
First I had to look up Eucharisteo
- I have several things to be thankful for... Ann's word is Hard.
Hmmmm......hard to be thankful for?
- my in laws has not been easy over the years, many times they have been a blessing. I am thankful we have them.
- the colon cancer...this is hard for me to be thankful for....but with what happened changed things with my family...for the better.
- my life experiences this is extremely hard to be thankful for...abuse.... It has made me who I am.

Joy Dare April 15, 2013

3 gifts in a bag, in a box and in a book
- this week a tea bag has held a sweet gift of comfort while sick.
- in a box what comes to mind is medicine that is taking away the infection and pain.
- in book.....why if course Jesus sweet words in the Bible

Friday, April 12, 2013

Joy dare April 14

3 gifts found looking up
- one of the most important to my family are the stars in the sky.
- the birds that give us great joy from their songs and dances
- the grey clouds that will be bringing rain we much need

Joy dare April 13

3 gifts bright
- the sun God made when he made day and night
- the light that shines from having God's love
- candles flame that dances in the dark

Joy Dare April 12

3 gifts worn
- my wedding ring....sign of promises made 18 years ago
- smaller size clothes and desire to go down 2 more
- the grace of our Lords daily forgiveness

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Joy Dare April 11, 2013

3 gifts that are budding/blooming
- my first thought are my children everyday they seem to be budding everyday.
- the flowers and trees all around us love the signs of spring
- after 18 years with my husband our relationship still has blooms, after my scare with cancer we have grown closer.

Joy Dare April 10, 2013

3 gifts opened up
- my windows being open allowing a beautiful spring breeze in
- a bag a dark chocolate Hersey Kiss's
- children that let me know they are comfortable opening up to me with out fear.

April 9, 2013

Joy Dare......
Wow another one that is making me dig deep...... And look around.
Today A Gift Hiding, Held and Heard.
1. Hiding .... My secret candy for those days either it is chocolate or a drink.
2. Each and every one of my babies
3. When my best friend of over 20 years shared Jesus with me, 20 years ago.

April 8, 2013

Today Joy Dare is 3 gifts Rising Up
Had to do some thinking about "rising up", what is rising up? Then it hit me.....
1.The beautiful sun every morning
2. The flowers out of the ground, as a child crocus's rising up in the snow was such a wonderful sight. It meant spring was almost here then the daffodils and tulips....missing the north.
3. The natural springs all over Florida, clean fresh water, just so pure.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 7th Joy Dare

3 gifts waited for....
I tried and waited and begged and prayed for a baby. I so wanted children, 10 years later Lord blessed me with my first son.
The truck I have liked since 2000, and we own it! No payments it is a 2001 and I have had it now 2 years. And will hold on for ever to it.
A husband that can take charge and not afraid what anyone thinks of him for being the man of our family.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Joy dare challenge

I want to change, I want to see more blessings. This is a wonderful way to form a habit. Everyday you name 3 gifts, I could do it in a journal but decided to share it on here and encourage others to take the challenge.
April 6
3 gift nailed together....
Jesus on the cross for my sin
Our fence the lines the 5 acres
Bookcases for all the books we read and dream about reading soon.