Sunday, November 29, 2009


This break has been much needed, and much enjoyed! Thanksgiving was a great day spent with family. You can see pictures and read about it here.

Yesterday we took the boys out to Kevin's grandparents. We love it there for multiple reasons. We love to visit with his grandparents, and we love their acerage!!! The boys enjoyed their romp out in the woods. I got some pictures of them playing in the leaves, but was a little dissapointed with my camera :( Most of the action shots turned out blurry (like the picture above). I even tried taking them on the pets and children setting, but didn't work. I'd love to have a SLR, but not too crazy about the price!
Love the pictures of Alex and Landen...couldn't get Dylan to be still long enough to get one of him. I'll leave you with the picture of Kevin...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am grateful for so much...I don't even know where to begin. My heart just overflows.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Doozy of A Weekend!

First things first...New Moon came out this weekend, and boy were we ready! Friday morning we donned our t-shirts and came to school pumped! Our principal looked a little worried as we snapped a picture in morning assembly (see prior post). As my friend and I said, you gotta be excited about something! And excited we were! Some of us met early for dinner.

Then we rushed off to the movie at 7:30, even though our showing wasn't until 10:10. We were determined to get good seats! After standing in line for about 2 and 1/2 hours, we were on a first name basis with the manager, Trent! We couldn't resist taking a snapshot in front of the movie poster (ooohhh, I just get excited thinking about it!!!)

It was such a fun night with good friends! I am a firm believer in having some quality girl time!
In other news, a good friend invited us over to their house for an early Thanksgiving meal today. We gladly accepted, and I started making sweet potato casserole with my assistant after church. It was my first time making it, and I think it turned out rather good! We had plenty of food, as you can see. It was a really good time together with friends.

I am just so thankful that it's only a two day week for us! We all need a break...I need one to regroup and be ready to go full steam until Christmas break. I should go write up some lesson plans for the next two days, but I'm not...sshh don't tell! A preview for a movie caught my attention, so I bought the book at Wal-Mart this past weekend. I'm already 1/3 of the way through and am not disappointed! Have a great Monday.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

More to come...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Weekend in Review...

What a beautiful weekend! My father-in-law wanted our oldest to ride with him in the Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday. He was on cloud nine on the back of that bike!

My hubby went, while I stayed home with the other two and felt puny. All three of us were barking our heads off...which makes for a very fun filled day!

After a much needed afternoon nap on the couch (while my children did God knows what!) I woke up feeling a bit better and in the cooking mood. I had a wonderful quiche in Nashville, IN a few weekends ago, and was just dying to replicate it.

I didn't have too much luck, as the picture above shows. It was supposed to be a bacon, ham, apple quiche where the flavors just explode in your mouth...but it turned out to be a crusty spinach, forgot the ham, didn't put enough eggs, too hard apple quiche. The natives aren't too hard to please, so at least it didn't go to waste. Neither did this...

homemade apple pie, with crumble topping. It wasn't too bad for my first apple pie. We ended the weekend with playing hut, hut, hike (Johnson's version of football) in the back yard. Which always ends in us running after the boys, pretending to tackle them but ending up hugging and kissing on them...I love it! I'll have to post a picture for you visual learners.
Right now my head is swimming with ideas for school. I know it's going to be a busy week. I have another KTIP observation on Thursday, which will wrap up Cycle 1...WOOHOO! And we have a field trip on Friday to Mammoth Cave...which will be very interesting! Hope it's a great week for you too!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Doesn't this picture just perfectly exhibit God's artistic abilities? Just breathtaking!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hate is such a strong word...

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher...I used to line my stuffed animals up in a row and teach them what I had learned that day at school. I worked sooooo hard for eight, yes eight, long years to earn my degree and I graduated magna cum laude from WKU. Straight out of college I landed my first teaching job...woohoo! But KTIP sure is putting a damper on it!! What a pain...I go from this,
to this,

and then this,

Now don't get me wrong, it's not hard...just a bunch of time consuming busy work, which is not at all what I signed up for...oh what they don't teach you up on the hill! So y'all send me some prayers and good thoughts this week...I'm feeling a little stressed.