Monday, May 25, 2015

Preschool Graduation

May 19, 2015
My beautiful Katie Anne graduated from preschool!  It is hard to believe how quickly the past 5 years have passed.  She has grown so much during her past two years and Redeemer Day School and we will always be grateful for her time there.

Each of the graduates recited their favorite bible verse that they had memorized throughout the year.
Katie chose Luke 2:11 - "For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!"

She spoke so clearly and sang so beautifully.  We could not be more proud of our little Katie!

There was lots of cheering as her name was called!

Katie receiving her diploma
She had tons of family there, including Grandma and Grandpa Lowe, Grandma Alleman, Aunt Megan, Aunt Verlanne, and most importantly Great Grandma Lowe!

Katie had Mr McNally as her assistant teacher for the past two years.

Katie with her teacher Mrs Sands.
 Kirsten had Mrs Sands when she was four years old two and I was pregnant with Katie.  Now she is almost as tall as she is!
 We could not have asked for a more amazing teacher than Mrs Sands.  She has had such a profound influence in the lives of both of our daughters.  She has truly been a blessing in our lives.  It has been hard to close this chapter of our lives and realize that our girls are growing up.

All-City Choir

May 12, 2015

This school year Kirsten has been participating in the Frisco ISD All-City Choir.  It is an amazing choir made up of 50 4th and 5th graders from across all 26 elementary schools in the district.  We are so proud of her for making it and for the hard work that she has put in this year.  It has been amazing to watch her grow as a musician through this experience. We thoroughly enjoyed their spring concert.  They sang a song in Zwahili and in Hebrew, among many others.

Kirsten had quite the support section present.

Grandma and Grandpa Lowe

Grandma Alleman and Megan

Amy and Joseph Burr, who could not stay for pictures, 
and of course, a very proud Mommy, Daddy and Katie.
 On Friday May 15th, she went with the All-City Choir to the Kidz in the Park Choir Competition.  It was a little harder than I imagined to drop her off and let her ride a bus all the way to Mansfield.  Of course, she had no problem whatsoever with it.

Her choir earned a Superior rating for their performance.  They were also awarded Outstanding Performance and Best in Class.  They worked so hard and deserved the recognition!
We are so thrilled that she had this opportunity and look forward to her being able to participate again next year!

An attempt at a re-boot

I officially gave up blogging about a year and a half ago.  I have tons of reason, most of which revolve around severe depression, a crazy Katie, busy life, moving, hospital stays and broken feet.  The past two weeks, my girls have begun to read the books I have made from my blog in previous years.  They keep asking where the book from 2013 and 2014 are.  I have decided that I need to do this for my kids.  I am not sure where to find the time, but I will try.