Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Beyonce who???

Apparently my little girl is quite the boogie machine :)
Beyonce ain't got nothing on her ;)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stole this --- but I don't care - It's cute!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea (at the lake)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (does those silly ones they do at Disney count?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Friday, January 2, 2009


I decided, by having someone twist my arm -- to do Project 365 this year. Here is the link to that blog - 2009 In Photographs.

Christie is doing one, and so since I am a mega-follower - I decided to roll that way too :) Thanks C :)

Hopefully I will keep up with it... I would love some comments and cheering. This will be hard for me... I rarely keep up with this sort of thing, but I really want to be able to look back on it at the end of the year :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holy Moly - it's been awhile

Sorry for the scatterbrained me! No posting in a very long time is a no-no --- I am not going to bore you with excuses, only will say that it has been a whirlwind of a few months!

Beginning after Christmas break my stay as Kindergarten teacher will end. The permanent teacher is returning, and so that means I am back on the day-to-day sub list. That is fine with me actually. I really miss the kids, and I miss the flexibility I have with day-to-day. I know that my internal 'teacher' will be disappointed in NOT having the permanent job anymore, not have MY kids anymore, but the 'mommy' in me is so happy to have my time with my girls back.

I also have SO missed some TIME WITH MY HUSBAND! With Mike working 2-10 most days, me working 8-4 isn't jiving! We see each other for about an hour a day and that's when I stay up at night to see him.

I have been spending some 'healing' time with my family who was devastated this month with the passing of my aunt. I need to cling to my family right now - we all need it.

Here is the Christmas card I will be sending out in the next few days --- YES, Last minute as usual!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. I will be back to post some scrap book pages for you :)
Have a wonderful Christmas !!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some pages and an update

I don't have a ton to update you on. My life is very hectic, full of so many things and overall just exhausting right now. I think alot of people schluf Kindergarten teachers off as if that is the easiest job to have. Well, if you are one of those people, I have news for you! Teaching Kindergarten has to be the most tiring, complicated, underrated, busy and yet rewarding job you could possibly have. It definitely is not something you can walk away from at 3:30pm on the nose every day. I come home alot of the time with funny stories that people can't believe, but I always come home with sad stories too. It is a whirlwind: I love some my co-workers, I love most of my kids, I admire some of my colleaugues (notice I don't call ALL of them colleaugues) -- there are just so many things that are holding us back educationally as a staff, as a city, as a country --- the beaurocracy of it, the 'too many chiefs, not enough indians', the 'it's not my job' -- it is hard to deal with.

I am still teaching computers at night on Mondays--- which makes for a very long day and sometimes I don't really get to see the girls in the middle because of naps. That is so difficult.

Lauren is growing up so quickly, I can't believe it. She is so funny and full of her own personality now! She says some words very clearly, especially 'thank you' and 'pap pap', 'achoo' and 'wwweeee'. She also loves to blow kisses and give really sloppy open mouth kisses :)

Madelyn is in nursery school and is quite the social butterfly -- now there's a shocker! She comes home with these awesome songs, crafts (all which I steal and do with my Kindergarten!) and she loves going there! She goes three half days a week !

Other than that-- we have been hanging with family and friends and enjoying our time off tremendously!

Here are some scrap pages I have done in the past few weeks.
First, I am an October guest for Franziska over at Sunshine Studio (hello... hell yea I am lucky). These are the first two layouts I created with her fabulous kit called Free Spirit! And you don't believe these two layouts came from the same kit --- believe it !
Next, I have been attending Duchess Designs' speed scrap every Saturday night (because I am a loser, but love speed scrappin) - and here are the layouts I have made so far!
So, it's official --- everyone I know is addicting to the speed scrap. It's a ton of fun, if you have never done it before, you should totally try it! Can be a little stressful at first, but once you realize no one is trying to trick you -- and they are flexible, it can be a complete blast!
Christie and I hosted one at Digital Candy this past Sunday and gave away a fabulous freebie mini to everyone who participated! Here is the layout I did for that using my own colaborative kit with Christie Lemmon called In Dreams.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Check this out

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