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Sunday, November 28, 2010

~a daughter, a tree, and a test~

I took an unplanned blogging break. I enjoyed time spent with Joe, CC, and our extended family. We traveled all day on Friday it seemed like. Saturday was a virtual Christmas decorating marathon at our yellow house. Our large 7.5 ft tree just fits in the cottage-like cosy yellow house. I do not own enough ornaments apparently. That tree is sucking them into it's vortex or something!

I will be spending a good portion of the next two days praying for CC, our daughter, she is taking one of those standardized tests that determines the course of her college education and future. She has studied and taken numerous practice exams. She has done the work. I pray for her to be calm, relaxed, and remember what she knows.

This is the cutie pootie college girl, with a Happy Bunny butt, helping her mama with the tree skirt.

Christmas will be all the more wonderful because she will be home with us. She will be appalled I put this on the blog.
Your mama is supposed to embarrass you. Right?

I will be visiting your blogs and catching up on all the Christmas goings on I promise.

grace surrounds us


  1. Hello Olive... good luck to CC!... and happy decorating... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Good to have you back with us Olive, and I bet your yellow house looks wonderful all decked out for Christmas. I look forward to seeing some photoes! Wonderful that your daughter will be with you for Christmas, and I wish her well with her Test. Good luck!

  3. Hi Olive,

    I can't imagine what it must be like to see your children taking exams. Mine are still little, you see.

    It must be worse, in some ways, than taking them yourself.

    I see I have that joy still to come...


  4. It sounds like the perfect kind of break...she will be great, I am sure.

  5. Your daughter will be great, that is.

  6. Nothing wrong with taking a little bloggy break. I will be doing that soon too I think!

    Hope that all goes well with CC. I will be thinking of you all.

    Best wishes always,

  7. Setting up the tree is always such a pleasure when children involved ;) Leaving blog world for 4 day huh.... I can imagine the mess you find haha.. I will be away for two weeks in the next year ... I already miss my laptop haha although looking forward spending time with my family in the real world ;P

  8. Sounds to me like she is prepared. If that was my daughter she might kill me, but hey we can't see her face so we wouldn't know her if we saw her out and about.

  9. Yup...that's our job as post silly pics of our kids behinds on our blogs..LOL.
    Sounds like you had a nice time over the past few days Olive.

  10. What a lovely time you had! God bless CC's testing!

  11. I will certainly send good vibes her way. How wonderful to have her home at Christmas....nothng like it.

  12. Good to hear from you. Sounds like you had a busy weekend! And yes, I agree, Mothers are supposed to embarrass their kids!
    Have a great week.

  13. I think it's cute that you took a picture of her bunny butt in the first place. Hope she does well on the test.

  14. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the holiday! Please tell your daughter I wish her the best of luck! She can't prepare any more than she already has so just tell her to do the best she can and not sweat the small stuff!

    Kat :)

  15. CC will do just fine, you'll see! She can always show her cute bunny butt picture...what Admissions Office could refuse to get her????

  16. Hoping all goes well for your daughter, I understand how important their education is these days.

  17. Best wishes to CC on her forthcoming exam! Olive Your Family day sounded great!


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