FC: "GIRLZ JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!"
4: Fun at the Beach!
5: We took Shelby with us and stopped at Ted's Montana Grill in Jax. Ms Jenn sent some a"mayes"ing beach pads complete with pillow! The girlz loved them and lunch at the pier. | Hot Guys and addicting Lucky Charms :) | Had to do the white dress on the beach photo shoot:) Great photographer...and wind! Beautiful models!!
6: Good food, fellowhip and FUN! We loved Nana's cooking , Aunt Vickie's condo, go carts and golfing!! | "It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." Thank You Jennifer for helping us to hold on to some GREAT memories!!
7: Kahler & SHELBY'S BIOM project | JUST DANCE! LHS DANCE LINE TRY OUTS & GERLOCK'S RECITAL "Do not be anxious about anything" Kahler & Shelby went to Becca's Sweet 16 at AMELIA SLAND!
8: Schools out for the summer!
10: KIDDIE CAMP & BAND CAMP JULY 2011
11: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life.
12: USA with our new flag:) 8th Grade night, "V-I WHAT WHAT K-I SAY WHAT SAY WHAT? SAY WHAT N-G-S WHOOOOW!" | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. | "PLANKING"
13: Friday night LIGHTS! | GO TEAM! | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
14: Goo friends watching our gurlz at VHS 1st Band exhibition.! Homecoming shopping! HAPPY SWEET 16TH BIRTHDAY CARLY!! | I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
15: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius Homecoming 2011 | HAPPY SWEET 16TH BIRTHDAY CARLY!! HOMECOMING 2011
16: HOMECOMING 2011 LHS | WELCOME ISLA ELIZABETH GLEN BRAKE | Our friend Caroline's daughter and Dance line Co-Captain Erin Gish was crowned Homecoming Queen! SawKK was on court and great to see Mary. Giirls spent night and met Jan's friend Terry. Headed to Orlando to stay along weekend :)
17: "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence | A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero | Our favorite Momma-razzi... Mrs. Jennifer :) Our 1st Band Competition in Florida. | HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY KAHLER
18: BAND COMPETITION 2011
22: 2009-2012 | i dedicate this book to my A"Mayes'ing friend and Momma-raxi Jennifer! | \FUN TIMES we shared over the years... shopping tirp to Jax, dining at Maggiano's. Trip to NYC 2010, celebrating the birth of Shelby : ) marching in parades, Dance line Kiddie Kamp,
25: We all run. We all fall. Each day presents us with fresh opportunities to allow the mercy, strength and grace of God to intervene in our lives. When writing to the church of Philippi about the discipline of perseverance, the apostle Paul said this: I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained. (Philippians 3:10-16) So whatever you face today, friend, run. Run to win the prize. Run like the wind. And when you fall; don’t throw in the towel, don’t point fingers, don’t stew, and don’t quit. Get right back up and run again in the mercy, strength and grace of God. Let’s Pray Dear Lord, Thanks for being a God of second chances and eternal grace! Please help me to run in your mercy and strength today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. Now It’s Your Turn Grab your Bible and read the book of Philippians today. It’s only four chapters long. You can do it! It will bless your socks off! If you don’t have time to read the whole thing right now, then read a chapter a day for the next four days. Look up Isaiah 40:28-31 and fill in the following blank spaces: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the ______________ ______, the _______________ of the ends of the earth. He will not grow ________ or ___________, and his __________________ no one can fathom. He gives ________________ to the _______________and increases the ____________ of the ____________. Even youths grow _____________ and ____________, and young men _____________ and _____; but those who _________ in the LORD will ___________ their _____________. They will _________ on wings like eagles; they will _______ and not grow weary, they will ___________ and not be ______________.”
26: 50 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier [BLOG] By Nancy Sathre-Vogel | January 14, 2012 | Inspiring, Living Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!), I look back on my life and think about things I wish I knew earlier. It would have made my life so much easier if I knew then what I know now. Here’s my list of things I wish I could turn back the hands of time to tell my younger self. Maybe it’s not too late for you. You’re stronger than you think you are. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal. There is nothing to hold you back except you. You can press forward long after you can’t. It’s a matter of wanting it bad enough. No matter how much progress you make there will always be the people who insist that whatever you’re trying to do is impossible. You are limited only by your own imagination. Let it fly. Perception is reality. Your instincts can be trusted. There is only one question to ask yourself: “What would you do if you were not afraid?” It’s often hard to tell just how close you are to success. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake. Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart. You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Do what you love, not what you think you’re supposed to do. Laughter is the best medicine for stress. Laugh at yourself often. If you want to feel rich, just count all the great things you have that money can’t buy. Forgiving yourself is far more important than getting others to forgive you. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, you’ll often find that you’re right. Be nice to yourself. For the most part, it doesn’t matter what people think. Follow your own truth. No education is wasted. Drink in as many new experiences as you can. Making one person smile can change the world. Don’t forget to enjoy your journey! You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Crying doesn’t indicate that you’re weak. It doesn’t always solve your problems either. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them. Give up worrying about what others think of you. When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. You have to accept that some things will never be yours, and learn to appreciate the things that are only yours. As Henry Ford put it, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.” Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to lose. Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go. You’ll rarely be 100% sure it will work. But you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future for too long. Right now is life. Live it. No matter how cautiously you choose your words, someone will always twist them around and misinterpret what you say. Just say what you need to say. Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of good luck. If you are passionate about something, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks. That’s how dreams are achieved. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us. Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance. If it were easy everyone would do it. Be vulnerable. A problem is a chance for you to learn. Regardless of the situation, life goes on.