Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Where has the summer gone???



















I'm not sure where my summer has gone. I know I've spent too much time sitting at my laptop working on a research paper. I can't wait to be finished with this class! Next week I have in-service training for school. I have to start getting my room ready. It just doesn't seem like it should be time already. We already bought back-to-school supplies!


So, I made this album quite awhile back for Ryan. Sometimes, I can be hard to deal with (yes, I will admit it) and I wanted him to have a reminder that I DO love him very much!



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brotherly Love




My first official layout for Elsa Belle! It took less than half an hour. For some reason she has loved Austin from the start. He can crack her up like no one else!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Summer is Here!!

Tomorrow is the last day of school!! Today was the last day for the kiddos. It is a very crazy time for our district. We are now grouped by grade level. I teach reading in a 3rd/4th grade building. Next year we will have four elementary schools with grades K-5. That means basically everyone in our district is moving their classroom to a new building. Everything has to be loaded on pallets by tomorrow afternoon. Fortunately, I am staying in my building and moving right down the hall. I will return as a 1st grade teacher!! I am so excited! I have really missed being in the classroom and I feel like 1st grade is a good fit for me.



So, one more day and then I can relax... right after the wedding. And the week of professional development in Arkansas. And the four graduate hours I'm taking. Yes, relax.

Going to spend some time with these precious faces:



Thursday, May 06, 2010

My beautiful daughters!






I'm not sure if anyone is still reading my blog. It has all but died. I miss posting, but I just feel like I have nothing to talk about. Here are my beautiful children! Oh, yeah...and here they are again! Fascinating to me, yet I realize others may not be as captivated as I am.

What else can I say? Ryan and I are getting married in June. Exciting as it is, I am not into weddings and such. I am exhausted with three children. Even as I type this the oldest is saying something about not have A SINGLE pair of shorts clean to wear tomorrow. I am only hearing half of it. Just taking 5 minutes to update this is making me feel like a bad mama. Thank goodness those other two little ones are in bed!

I have been making a few things for the wedding, so I will try to post those soon. Since I will always be a scrapbooker at heart there WILL be handmade flowers with button centers on the tables at the wedding reception. Even if we are having fried chicken and beer! The buttons will class up the entire event. I am sure of it.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

We Got Snow!







I guess that's all I have to say about that. We didn't manage to get a day off school, but we did get to go sledding. And wear our cool sock monkey hats!



Sunday, January 10, 2010

Go Pack Go!








Oh, wait! After that loss last weekend, they are out of the playoffs! Bahahahahaha! Oh well, at least the pictures are cute.

I Finally Scrapbooked!











So, after a year of not scrapbooking at all I finally did a project. I've been trying to get my daughter to scrapbook with me since she was 3. She has never had an interest. Now that I haven't been she has been asking me all the time if she can scrapbook with me. So, she has been my inspiration and motivation. My mom wanted me to change out the pictures on her frame. It's her birthday present! Hope she likes it. The pictures aren't that great because it is 2 degrees and my deck is snow covered. Had to take these in the house. Almost everything on it is Creative Cafe!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Happy 2010!

So, I think this might be the last year Austin believes in Santa. He was hesitant when Santa showed up at Ryan's family Christmas dinner. When Santa knew his name and had a present for him I thought he might wet his pants. I thought we had won him over for sure. After we opened presents on Christmas morning he said, "Mom, I think you might have been the one who filled the stockings." Me: "Why do you say that?" Austin: "Because you really like the kind of cookies we left for Santa, so I thought you might have eaten them. If you are the one who ate the cookies you might have filled the stockings too." Hmmmm....way to put two and two together! It actually doesn't break my heart when they stop believing in Santa. I think it confuses them when we tell them Santa is watching them, the tooth fairy comes and steals their teeth in the middle of the night, a giant rabbit brings them eggs and chocolate, and THEN that Jesus lives in their heart.
My two beautiful daughters! Elsa is finally starting to grow a few eyelashes. People still think she is a boy when we take her out. Even with pink hats and binkies.


The baby who looks nothing like me.

This is her favorite look. She does actually smile, but it's hard to get on camera. When she sees the camera she just stares.