Wednesday, July 23, 2008

They're Coming...

In the next few hours I will be receiving some very *special* visitors. In preparation for their arrival I have...
  • Vacuumed
  • Cleaned the bathrooms
  • Made up beds (mine with a new quilt!)
  • Rearranged some furniture
  • Cleaned underneath & organized both bathroom sinks & the kitchen sink
  • Gone through closets to organize/donate to the women's shelter
  • Dust busted
  • Dusted
  • Cleaned the baseboards
  • Spot mopped
  • Caught up on laundry
  • Watered all plants inside & out
In other words - I'm ready to play!! So everyone that's coming should get here already!! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

We interupt this blog...

to do a quick poll: have you read this book? If so, I'd love to know how you felt, what you learned, & what you thought about it?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Home again, home again...

jiggity jog. Yes, we are home again...I think for good (for a while at least). This past week we were in Colorado, Grand Junction to be exact & it was beautiful! I hadn't been to Colorado before & I greatly enjoyed our visit there. It was also our anniversary while we were there (4 years & counting!) so we celebrated in style...very nice dinner, walk through the local farmer's market (where Tim bought me a beautiful necklace & matching earrings), up to the Colorado National Monument - where you'll see pictures from soon-, & a nice swim in the pool/hot tub. It was a wonderful day. The trip was very relaxing (lots of sleeping in, reading, playing e-mail, etc) & on the way home we upgraded ourselves to first class!! What fun. Thank you Tim for a wonderful anniversary, I look forward to living out the rest of our 'happily ever after'.

Tim & I at the Colorado Monument

4 years (together for 7!!)

Random frog at the Farmer's Market in Grand Junction

Colorado Monument...beautiful!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More 52 Cards...

See, I told you I did several - just hadn't posted are a few more. :)

This prompt came from me:



This was a 'free' prompt:


Okay, that's all the 52 card catch-up I have for now...
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52 Card Catch-Up

Erin has been doing a fabulous job of catching up on her 52 cards & posting them. I'm almost caught up - I just haven't posted them for...well...maybe a few months. Sorry Kristi! Here are a few of my latest creations:

Prompt from Sylvia: What is your favorite household item?



Prompt from Erin: What do you do when you don't feel well?


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Catching Up...

Can you all tell that I'm catching up on some much needed blog postings?!

Several weeks ago while visiting Erin-e-Erin I made a 'Remember This' mini. I love how it turned out. Here's a peek...

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A Few More...

Here are a few more pictures from our travels.

Liam, Tim, & Reese resting after a hard day of play...

Tim & I at Myrtle Beach (I think I look like my mom in this photo)...

The State House...


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Lake Fun...

They tried, tried, & tried again...but only a few of them caught fish. And by a few, I mean all of the boys except for Tim. Poor Tim. My youngest cousin Liam caught a huge Catfish - that was definately the catch of the day!

Here are a few photos of the boys fishing from a nearby dock...

My dad & Tim

The boys (& Amanda) on the dock, fishing...

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Where Oh Where Have I Been?!

Well, visiting Nana in South Carolina of course! Tim & I headed to SC 2 weeks ago with our dear friends Ben & Amanda. Ben & Amanda stayed one week, & Tim & I stayed two. It was a wonderful time filled with family (my Nana, my Dad, aunt, uncle, cousins, & extended family popping in & out) & friends & lots of relaxation. While I was there I interviewed over the phone for my job & accepted it in Charleston while we were visiting for the day. We also hit Myrtle beach for several days, went to Columbia to shop & visit the State House, & had pedicures. Lots of fun for a girl on summer vacation! Here is round one of photos:

A look from the lake @ Nana's house(s).

Ben, Tim, & Reese getting ready to ride the tube

And they're off

My feet in the Atlantic ocean - so warm - so nice!

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Special Announcement!

Attention all blog readers...from today forward this blog is going to be maintained by a 4th grade teacher...

That's right! I just accepted a position at my same school to be a 4th grade teacher!! For those of you who don't know, here's the story...

A few months ago the district ran out of subs, so for 2 days I taught 2nd grade & 4th grade. I had a BLAST! I had forgotten how much I enjoy the 'regular' classroom (I did a double major with my Master's degree & did classroom & music) & so I started thinking...Tim & I chatted when 2 classroom positions came open in my school, but decided I would not apply. Then, the day after the kids left for the summer, the teacher that had originally taken the 4th grade job backed out. So I started thinking again...talked with Tim & many others & decided I would go for it.

We found out that I had to apply & interview since I was under the district music coordinator, I couldn't just switch over. So I applied, interview by phone on Tuesday, & was offered the position (which I took) yesterday afternoon. I'm SO excited. I'm a little concerned to watch someone else do 'my' job in the music room, but I think I will be so busy learning my 'new' job that all will be just fine.

Watch out 4th I come!!