Saturday, September 17, 2016

Social Media Princess

One of the things I do like about social media is the ability to screenshot little goofy things my kids post/send...H is the master of selfies. She is sheer royalty when it comes to brightening my day...the girl can rock a snap chat pic.

And Roo isn't bad at it social media selfies either

AND Here are the pics!

This is what happens when you write a post that won't load your pictures. You outsmart it and make a new post. See post below for the story. 

Saturday in the Park

And we're 6 a.m., the Clan was out the door and headed to Nashville. Hockey in the big city.  The Rink is next to Centennial Park or as my children would say..."Where Percy Jackson was filmed." It was rainy so no crossing the street to check out the Wine and Food Festival taking place in the park...but we did check out Ropier's Restaurant, known for its burgers and established in 1945. Yummy. I need to go walk ten miles now to burn off the burger, homemade potato chips, and the strawberry shake I shared with Roo.

And the pics don't want to load. I'll be back and try to put them on later.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


One of my favorite things in life is the hug and kiss I get from my children before school. As they go out to take on the world, I get a kiss and yell things like "Be a blessing to your friends and teachers! Be a leader not a follower! Be the head and not the tail!"

It is true that mamas have a special place in their hearts for their little boy. I loved to hug and rest my chin on the top of Matthew's head. Today, as Matthew was dashing out the door, I realized I was looking up as I kissed him goodbye. My little boy is growing into a man. I want to savor this moment he passes from little boy to the man God created him to be.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Color Run 2016

Success! 3 of 5 Bices have now completed their first Color Run. We are going to make this an annual event! The women I work out with did this last year and I joined them this year. The kids and I had a blast. Hannah's friend, Ann, joined us for the event also...Our group, The Madison City Slackers, lived up to their name...especially Hannah and Ann. I needed a leash to pull them along...and that was just to walk. They were exhausted after a long week of Spirit Week at School and their big rivalry game last night. Matthew ran and beat all of us...he's a bit competitive.

Pics of the Color Run and Spirit Week Pics I stole off Social Media :-)


Hannah was told she is a bad southerner or she needed to move or something like that...I asked her why...this was her response...what can I say? She is her mother's daughter

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Innovation Project

Matthew and his coach worked all afternoon in heat and humidity...Ta Da!!! It is done. They were covered in sweat and composite fibers but they had fun. They will probably be going into business. Order now!

I am not sure what Matthew will do now that his project is complete and the term is nowhere close to ending...

Taking trash and making it treasure

Getting down to business

Organizing the project

Clean up detail

It is finished (those are pucks for feet, by the way

Ta DA!

Hannah kept Marlie busy while her dad worked with Matthew

Saturday, August 27, 2016


School is under way. It's not the same school I went to with "reading, writing, 'rithmetic." M has a class called "Innovation." It takes something you are passionate about and applies it to the community. The teacher asked Matthew what he was passionate about and he answered "Hockey." Shocking, I know. I wished him luck with applying that passion to the community. My son is a whole lot smarter than I give him credit for...he is making a bench out of used hockey sticks and donating it to the rink. Pretty clever if I do say so myself.

I spent the last two weeks asking everyone I could think of for hockey sticks. Success.

The project requires a mentor (not a parent). And Clever M does it again...he asked his coach from last season...okay, I may have nudged him in that direction. I knew his coach did construction while he played for the Huntsville Havoc.

The project starts today, pictures to follow soon.