Sunday, February 16, 2014

Well I have done it before...

and I have done it again.  Sometimes I find myself overfilling time slots and honestly overwhelmed.  I am not saying this to toot my own horn, believe me because most of the time I honestly feel like I am doing a pretty poor job at most things.  You know jack of all trades master of nothing-yep thats me.

  I am saying this to say there's an ugly idol in there somewhere.  The "busyness MONSTER" is a BIG time problem around here.  Right now, however, everything seems so rewarding its hard to label it something so harsh!  I love working with my dad, and in real estate in general.  I just do, I love it-I think its pretty fun to be a part of something that is going to mean so much to a person-their home.
My second job lately has been working on the Madonna auction.  Its really a part time job.  The auction is online this year WOOHOO....and there is lots and lots of work to do.  Madden spends most fridays hanging in Murphy's class with saint Mosteller...and my cohorts (Mrs. Julie and Mrs. Gayle) and I have an new vacation home.  It's the little house behind the school.  Soon they will demolish the little house so the BIG program will have new digs...but for now its home away from home.  I wasn't going to do this Murphy's first year, but God dropped it in my lap and really I am quite thankful.
I have made two precious friends in working on this.  I have gotten to spend so much time at a place that truly has my heart and as if that wasn't enough...we are helping Joy Buckets and his buds who deserve an awesome school like Madonna.
Madden is part of the committee-she's even in the photo and she feels pretty special around the halls at Madonna...she's a little rock star herself and I have seen her heart in such a different light lately.  She is such a quiet, concerned friend to the kids there.  She is so interested in helping them...she told me the other day that "there is just not one thing she doesn't like about Murphy's school."  She's pretty amazing and we are so blessed to have such a sweet tink.
If I am being honest, it's hard not to feel special around the halls of Madonna-its like leaving the yuckiness of life behind for a while...its a break, and maybe a little glimpse of heaven.  You should see for yourself---maybe you might get swept away into a project or two around there yourself, I'm just saying.  This is far more of a reward than work...and not just because my two littles love it there!
Friday was the Valentine's dance...I knew it would be fun and the students would love it BUT I didn't consider the difference in the way things would go.   So at most parties everyone kind of hangs back to see who will start dancing and just kind of stands around to chat....nope not the case.  These party goers were dressed to the 9s and ready to go...they all walked straight to the dance floor and did. not. stop.  Everyone danced together-no one "people watched" or laughed at each others was SO. MUCH. FUN.  We loved every minute of it...and later that night, well we celebrated the ONE and ONLY CC-she changed her dancing shoes and we went out to dinner for her birthday!  Happy birthday to the worlds greatest CC....OH how we love you!!!! Mwah!
LAST years celebration for CCs bday we need another NOLA trip ASAP

these 2 bought a house and are renovating! Congratulations to them!

Each Madonna student (and Madden) painted wine and pilsners for the gala!  $10!!

Murphys class (and Madden) got to see a lady tigers game (thank you Mrs. Feinstone!) this is the halftime slam dunk contest!

The Silent Auction Committee (SALS) Love this crew

Can you stand it?  

Cupid came!

Valentine Luncheon with my girl!  Thank you for the great big hug!

Dancing at the Valentine's dance

Mark and Murphy dancing!

Happy Birthday, special lady!

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