Thursday, March 1, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
February in the Allen household was busy! Jim came to visit for two weeks and was able to help Chris with quite a bit of work on a 79 Jeep he is restoring. Also during the month, Ashleigh and I were able to go shopping together. We had so much fun! We went to stores that sold scrubs, to stores that sold clothes, to "girly" stores with scents and undergarments, to the bookstore, and food ! We shopped at Hot Topic and while there we ohhhed and ahhhed over Harry Potter, The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch, Wonder Woman, and so much more. We laughed, talked, and Ashleigh was excited about her new items, and a first occurred-she bought nothing at the bookstore (regretfully).
Valentine's Day and the boys are anxiously writing out their Valentines for their classmates.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Ashleigh and other members of the high school choirs were lucky to spend a couple of days in Washington DC. I was excited to be able to go also. We were able to tour many National Monuments and explore. While Ashleigh has been to Washington DC (with a school group in 8th grade), this was my first visit to Washington DC.
|Ashleigh's signature pose on "holding" buildings and structures in the palm of her hand.|
|The choir sang at the National Cathedral and Ashleigh had a solo too. (I was recording during the singing, but my phone's data became "filled" during the song with her solo. However, I think it was a glitch because it worked after that perfectly. Anyway-It was recorded by the choirs and I will try to download and upload here.)|
Here is an attempt link: National Cathedral Her solo is the next to last song.
|Ashleigh as President|
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Ashleigh also made coconut ball and peanut butter balls (some people call these buckeyes).
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
After a couple of days at Pappy and Grandma’s house, the kids are getting ready to go home. Playing in the driveway and movement is always a good idea before our drive.
Spending time with my sister and her family was awesome! We talked and laughed and cried. We shared and ate. We played outside with the football. We played inside video games and put together a puzzle.