Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cherry Tree

I'm going to take a blogging break this week. Things are crazy around here at the moment. Ashlyn is running for a State Officer position for FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). She was a State Officer in Georgia and it's that time of year for running again. In order to win her spot, she needs to prepare and rehearse a speech and know rules and regulations and know FCCLA history/facts. She goes to Virginia Beach on Thursday to run for office. In the meantime, we've been shopping like crazy trying to find a white, formal dress. If she wins, she will have to wear the white formal and it is nearly impossible finding all white. It's prom season, the stores are full of prom dresses, but none are all white of course. This is the part of it that I just don't like, the shopping. I'm not a big shopper, especially when there's something specific that needs to be shopped for. I'm just missing that girly gene I guess.

This photo of the cherry tree blossoms was taken at the mall yesterday, tracking down that dress. We did find one white dress and we bought it but not sure if it will work as it has black straps on it. It's a beautiful gown, but just not all white. We have the phone numbers of some shops we'll call today and see what they have. That's the hard part about being new to a town. When you need something, you just don't know where to get it. I've exhausted all the options I know about, so we dug out the phone book and Ashlyn asked friends, who were helpful with shop names and locations. Now I'm just waiting for them to open so we can call them today.

Today Christian has his first baseball practice of the season and I'm waiting to hear what Braden and Dalton's baseball schedule will be. Tonight we are going to the
PBR show at the Roanoke Civic Center. That will be fun.

So this is why I need a blogging break, I've got so much to do with shopping for Ashlyn and getting her ready, baseball starting up and trying to keep some order in the house! I'll be back by the end of the week, hopefully less stressed and having successfully packed Ashlyn!

Have a great week and take care :)


  1. Beautiful blossom!
    Have a nice week, Tanya, don't stress too much! :-))))

  2. Very nice picture! Sounds like you need a break Tanya, so don't worry, we will still be here when you get back! Good luck to Ashlyn!

  3. Slow down, Tanya. Try to enjoy every little adventure. You'll be missed but we all wish you well during your hiatus. And thank you for that exquisite spray of springtime. What a thoughtful way to leave us as you go on your break.

  4. Beautiful! I love these blossoms! Have a great week off! I will miss your photos!

  5. It sounds like you need a break, not from blogging but from life! Hope every thing works out and Ashlyn is elected.

    Great spring time photo :)

  6. I was looking at your blog tonight and I want to move there!!!

  7. Enjoy your time off and thanks for leaving the blossoms while you blog break.

  8. Good luck with that Tanya, and good luck running for State Officer
    Ashlyn. Nice cherry tree photo too. - Dave

  9. Good luck Ashlyn!
    See you when you get back to blogging!

  10. Love the way you shot the blossoms, but they make me want to sneeze.


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