Thursday, April 30, 2009

if you ask me... looks like SUMMER...
But alas, it's just a premonition of things to come...

...warm afternoon sun called me to come outside after school when I got home... I sat in my green metal retro chair (this = HaPpInEsS) and read some educational philosophy and drank Arizona Diet Peach Tea...
...and admired our GREEN grass...just lovely...

...then coach sal comes home with FlOwErS for me and food for dinner...

...and then he grills! Yum-o! (In more ways than one)
Oh, summer...summer...wherefore art thou???

sweetest thing ever...

my sweet blog world friend Whitney wrote a post about ME. ME!

read here.

i think she nailed me. isn't it amazing how our words and pictures say so much about us?...

go check out her blog- here!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

i am a kindergarten...

...teacher at heart. it's who i am.

and i get to be with kindergarteners again this fall! yippee!

so here's my bedtime stories for the next few months...i like to prepare. (i am a GOOD girl scout).

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

coach sal and i took a break...

...from the busyness and the children and ate chicken fingers and cheese fries.


btw, that is a candle in the photo...just in case you wondered. :o)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

every sunday on the way to worship...

...we stop to get the newspaper.

I read the front page. David reads the sports. Jacob wants the comics.
Hubby reads on the way home (I drive).

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

a lot of random thoughts and no photos...


* why is it that i sit up late when i'm tired and should go to bed?

* i need new nail polish...for my toes...a good shade of pink

* my hair is ringlet-curly tonight because i washed it but didn't dry it

* my brain realizes when its friday and i feel different...more optimistic

* there are only 21 days left of school. yah for summer. and yikes, i have a lot to do in the next 21 days with my students...

* i want a new bible..bad. i want it to have note space in the margins- any suggestions?

* i am hooked right now on Third Day's song "eagle"

* i bought a new pair of shoes tonight, but i'm taking them back tomorrow

* i love shoes.

* i walked the bridge today. the weather was beautiful. photos later.

* so many people i know need prayers right now. i've been praying a lot.

* we are studying prayer on sundays. i've been thinking about prayer. does God think i ramble? why do i feel like i say the same things over and over? am i passionate enough? am i talking with God or to God? mckmama has some good thoughts on prayer. here. and here. she also needs our prayers.

* i am very thankful for blessings. big. small. daily.

* i am so thankful i have a do-nothing day tomorrow.

sleep, here i come. brain is dumped.

walked the bridge with fellow teachers...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009


...getting in the holiday mood!

Friday, April 10, 2009


more of the *star*...courtesy of B. Norton...

Thursday, April 9, 2009


oh no. watch out for a fifteen year old driving a minivan.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Ok, this is bad. I took no photos of David today on his birthday. He wouldn't let me.
So...I will contimue with Tuesday, April 7th. Not only did we get key lime pie at Costco, but I bought Mary E flowers...because she had a principal role in the lower school production of "The Nightingale"!
She was the little girl, and she was SO PERFECT! When she sang out her solos, and I heard her teeny tiny voice, I CRIED! She was just dainty and lovely and sweet. She never dropped a line, and she sang at the evening performance with a cough and runny nose. We were crazy-proud of her, as were her teachers and the other parents- everyone was amazed at her talent!
She was the only fourth grade student to have a lead role (the others were fifth graders). She said she didn't expect to get the part when she tried out- she tried out "for fun"!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


David LOVES key lime pie.

He fell in love when I bought a SubLime pie last year...then he and I started taste-testing key lime pie when we went out to eat to see how they compared to SubLime. None did. Not even close. (And btw, it was a great ploy to get dessert...yum.)
Then I found a recipe at Real Simple magazine, and we started making our own, which we liked as a close second to SubLime.
For his birthday, he said, "Hey, let's get SubLime!" Guess what? They closed!
So we decided to try Costco's key lime pie...and it's good. But not as good as our homemade one. And not as good as SubLime.
Oh, SubLime, we miss you!
Side note: He had field day at school, that's why he's green. And this summer we are going to the Florida coast for a week, and he and I have decided we shall search out key lime pie while we are there. So stay tuned.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

04.05.09, 04.06.09

David celebrated his birthday at lunch at Granny and Opa's today.
I CAN NOT believe he is going to be FIFTEEN on Wednesday...where did the time go? I know we say that, but I mean it. WHERE? It seems like he just turned five. Now fifteen.
And he's bigger than me. But I'm still his momma.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Friends let friends wear their flip-flops...that's why you have so many pairs.

Friday, April 3, 2009

04.01.09, 04.02.09, 04.03.09

No photos for Wednesday or Thursday...but I have three for Friday, so that works!

We love Fridays because...

..we can hang out with good friends...
...we can just hang out...

...and we can hang out with a super-terrific hubby who fixes our bike tires!
(thanks, babe)...and then ride ride ride through the neighborhood, breathing in the weekend...