Charleston Massacre: The victims, the church

It’s been a tough last couple days for the city of the Charleston, the country and those of us who work in news. The horrific massacre at the Emanuel AME Church has broken our hearts. Here is a look at the groundbreaking history of this church and the incredible souls that were lost on that fateful day.

Derby themed birthday party

recently my son Bob became obsessed with horses so it was easy coming up with a theme for a second birthday. It just so happens his party fell on the day of the Belmont Stakes and what became a historic day with American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown. We took the family out in horse country and the beautiful Salamander Resort equestrian center was a great place for the pony party! (party notes below at very bottom past photos)

My daughter helped me paint these plastic horses and jockeys!

I mixed everything the mini bottles with ginger ale and lime  and poured it back in!

Found these little grass cubes at Michael’s.

Found drawer and moss at Michael’s. Used foam underneath so they’d stick!

My sister led this fun and easy craft!

American Pharoah who?

The Great Zucchini was beyond GREAT! The kids love him!

 

Horse Selfie- a MUST!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Accomplished!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTY NOTES:
Location, catering, pony rides: Salamander Resort
Cake, pie pops, hat petite fours, cupcakes: Jason Reaves at Salamander Resort
Inspiration: Hostess with the Mostess Blog
Horse Cookie Pops: Fresh Bakes
Cupcake Photo Topper: Say Cheese Toppers
Invitation: Sweet Wishes Stationary
Flower Arrangement: Karin’s Florist
Table Cloth: Lilly Pulitzer
Entertainment: The Great Zucchini
Name banner, Derby Signs, Thanks Yous: The Unique Day
Stick Ponies: My Lue
Horse Necklaces: Knotty Origami
Bob Attire: Janie & Jack
Adora Dress: FaithWorks4U
Glitter Popcorn: Kernel Encore

The bucket

I was down today when my daughter randomly gave me the flower head of the gerber daisy I gave her after her ‘end of school’ performance. She said you know why I want you to have it? I said why? I gave it to you. She said “I want to fill up your bucket.” Recently at school she learned we have buckets inside of us, by our hearts. She told me that saying good things and even smiling can help fill up the bucket. I was blown today when out of the blue she knew to toss something into mine. What an amazing moment in my life. God bless little girls and all the buckets that need a little something out there. xo Angie

Our Prince is 2

“In other words, from your very first day, you were chosen to glow in a very big way! With your crown made of glittering, high-flying things, you’ve got wind in your pocket, your wishes have wings. Your crown is your best friend forever, by far. it tells the story of just who you are. That’s why every night, when i put you to bed, I’m careful to kiss the crown on your head.” Happy birthday baby. I love you.
{Nancy Tillman, The Crown On Your Head}

Soon a new tool will help parents screen their child’s mental health.
Mental Health America says 350,000 screens have been taken already for depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and PTSD. That’s about 1,000 screenings a day.Those screens will soon be tailored for 11 to 17 year olds.
The data also showed that 75-percent of the screeners are women.
Mental Health America is holding it’s 2015 Conference June 3rd through 5th in Alexandria. The group is honoring NBC4 for our work with the Changing Minds Campaign.

On Friday I would love for you to join me for a conversation with the amazing and inspirational Glennon Doyle. She is the mastermind behind the very popular Momastery.com and NYT bestselling memoir Carry On, Warrior. As the President of Rising Together she has revolutionized on-line giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources. Her recent Love Flash Mob raised a quarter of a million dollars in just24 hours!

INFO:
Mental Health America 2015 Conference
June 3-5
Hilton Mark Center Alexandria VA, mentalhealthamerica.net

The Blue Angels’ First Female Pilot Takes Flight

The Blue Angel’s first female pilot “Captain Katie” inspires people across genders to go for what you want and achieve it.

Meet the Stroller Warriors

Please join us for #News4at5 tonight for this story on military spouses and how they’re finding friendship and fitness from behind wheels.

On News4 at 5, Angie Goff shows how military spouses are finding fitness and friendship behind the wheels of strollers.

Posted by NBC Washington on Friday, May 15, 2015

Show mom and a teacher you appreciate them!

Shout out to all you wonderful teachers out there! It’s Teacher Appreciation week and we found a great craft that can be personalized and is so easy to do. Adora is 4 and really had a blast painting this little heart box and top and a mug for her teachers. She was fascinated with watching the mug bake and seeing the colors darken. It was like our own little kiln :) I got both kits at Michael’s. With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s really a quick easy craft for the kiddos to do!

#whcd weekend is here!

Yes I’m working the early morning shows Sat and Sun but still gonna try to hit some fun parties this White House Correspondents Dinner weekend!

Peak Bloom!

Yes.. the traffic was worth seeing the blossoms before they’re gone!

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