Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cute Monkey Pictures

Here are some really cute pictures :)

Next Weekend :)

Saturday I will be going to see Toby Keith in The Woodlands!!!!!!! It has been over 4 years since he has been in The Woodlands. I have seen him at the rodeo since then, but prefer the concerts at The Pavillion. Here are some pictures from other times I have seen him. I love him sooooo much!!!!! :) After next weekend, I will of course have new pictures to share!!

We visited his Bar and Grill in Vegas a few years ago.
Ready to go to the Houston Rodeo to see Toby Keith!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tomorrow is Friday!!!!!!!!!

Yippeeeeee! It's almost Friday, this has been a long week. I wish they didn't make the first week of school a full week, we should start on Wed. or Thurs. not a Monday. Thankfully this coming up Monday is Labor Day so we get an extra day to recover this weekend. I plan on getting some extra sleep this weekend, last night I went to bed around 9 and slept almost straight thru until 5:30 this morning, I was tired!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rock, Paper, Scissors......

Now that school is started back, maybe I will have some funny stories, comments, etc. to share from the kids in my classes, all names kept confidential of course!

Yesterday, 2 kids reached for a book at the same time and both wanted it. I was really tired and told them to work it out themselves AND surprisingly they did. A 3rd child came up and told them to do rock, paper, scissors for it and the winner out of 3 times would get it. The 3rd child held the book while the others played rock, paper, scissors, there were a couple of ties, finally a winner was declared and that child took the book. Both kids said that they felt it was fair and the one that didn't win was fine with it. I watched and listened to them the whole time, but I never stepped in, I was wanting to see just what they would do on their own and I am pleasantly surprised with good problem solving skills they had. Maybe adults need to start solving their problems that way?!

I have been updating how my day is going each day and today I can sum it up by saying I am even more exhausted than I was earlier this week. I drug myself out of bed and had to dress up today, then the school was very hot, felt like the heat was on, so that just started my day off bad. I am so tired of looking at stacks of school supplies and still have a stack of papers that need to be sorted and alphabetized, so many things to do and so little energy to do it!

2 more days until the weekend!

Lion Video

I know this has been all over internet, e-mail, tv, etc., but I still love this video so much and if you haven't seen it, you need to watch it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2nd day of school....

If at all possible, today was worse and harder than the 1st day....I think I am even more tired. I can't do anything other than just sit/lay on the couch, sooooooo soooooooooo soooooooooooooo tired. I think yesterday I mentioned having a smaller class than usual WELL spoke too soon, my afternoon class is way larger than normal. I didn't even have enough room for all my kids to have a seat. I think that has been sorted out, hopefully tomorrow will be easier. I am so looking forward to the 3 day weekend, I really need a break!

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School

The day all teachers dread has arrived...I survived the first day and am exhausted. I have a smaller class than usual right now, but I am sure some will be moved in before long. I survived the mountain of school supplies, actually got some put away and sorted back out to the kids. I got all my kids home the right way, which is the most important thing on the first day. I hardly sat down today other than to eat a very quick lunch. That reminds me, I was starving by 12:30 when I got to eat, need to figure out a better breakfast.....I'm not even sure how much sense this post makes, I am so tired and probably not even making sense at this point. I hope tomorrow will be a little easier, I have to actually start teaching stuff tomorrow. There will be some challenges this year......Well, even though it is just 5:30, I am seriously considering taking a bath and getting in my pj's and laying on the couch and not moving until bedtime.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Dennis Swanberg was our speaker this year at the convocation and I have to say he is the best one that Spring has hired so far. He was hilarious and had everyone laughing. We didn't really want to be there, would have rather had the time to finish working in our classrooms, but at least he wasn't boring and he kept us entertained!

Like it or not....

Well, tomorrow is the first day of school with kids. I am not ready. I met some of my kids last Friday, should be an interesting year, have already shared some stories with some of you :) I really do not like the first day of school, actually the first week, it's so much work...sorting school supplies, figuring out transportation, getting used to a new schedule, learning names (I am not good with remembering names), getting kids used to my rules and classroom procedures and all that other stuff that you do at the beginning of the year. I have name tags and a welcome back to school fun page ready to go for tomorrow morning so hopefully that will go okay and give me some time to get things organized. Think about me tomorrow as I will begin training a whole new set of kids....Not to mention, it's been so hot, I don't know if we will even have outside recess since our recess time is later this year than last. Also, I have to learn a new duty schedule for myself, it'll take me forever to figure out where I am supposed to be and when!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Guy

Only because I already have the laptop and am sitting on the couch watching tv and have nothing else to do :)

Me & My Guy

What is his name? Chad

Who eats more? Depends what type of food it is, I like to snack more

Who said, “I love you” first? Him

Who is taller? He is by several inches

Who drives most when you are together? Him, especially when we go out to dinner on the weekends.

Who’s more sensitive? It has to be me

Who does the laundry? Me and only me

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Me

Who pays the bills? I only have one that I write a check for, the rest are automatic or he does it.

Who cooks more? Me, I get home a lot earlier than he does, sometimes on Sunday he will cook

Who is more stubborn? I would say him....but that would be lying, I guess I am

Who is the first to admit they are wrong? I'm NEVER wrong so why would I admit it!!!

Who has more siblings? We both have 2 brothers

Who wears the pants? I let him think he does ;)

What do you like to do together? go out to dinner, watch movies at home on Saturday night, walk in the evenings, just spend time together

Who eats more sweets? ME

Guilty Pleasures? He loves ice cream! I like anything chocolate

How did you meet? anyone reading this should know

Who asked whom out first? him

Who kissed first? Him

Who proposed? He did in The Bahamas on the beach at night, down on one knee.... once again most of you know the story if not, ask and I will tell you the WHOLE story!

His best features & qualities? Caring, will do anything to make me happy, spoils me :) loves me, always there for me

anyone reading this that would like to particpate, answer the questions yourself and let me know!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I am so tired and could easily fall asleep and it's only 6:15! Going back to work after a summer of taking it easy is always so hard. I did a lot of work in my room today and it's a lot closer to being ready for the kids on Monday. Hopefully I will have some more time to work in it this week. The theme for my room once again is FROGS! I officially have more frog things than I even know what to do with....
When I got home, Kit-Kat was so glad to see me, she meowed very loudly and just kept rubbing on me. I think she missed having me home with her today.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer :(

It's so sad, summer vacation is coming to an end :( Today is my last official day of summer vacation and I am spending it washing clothes and cleaning house....I know I will be tired the next couple of weeks with having to get my room set up and then once the kids get back, that always wears me out. This summer sure went by fast, I can't believe it is already over...Some teachers have already gone back so at least we were lucky enough to have a few extra days.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

4 Years Ago Today...A look at our life together

I met Chad for the first time four years ago today! I can't believe so much has happened in our last four years together, most exciting being that we are now married! Thought I would include some pictures of us during this time and some of the different things we have done and places we have gone! After looking back at all the pictures of us, it makes me realize that we did everything fun before we got married...guess that's just how it works!

Christmas 2004 (check out the blonde hair, we sure have changed in the last 4 years!)

April 2005

In June 2005, we went to Ireland and Germany.


August 2005, we celebrated our first anniversary at Hotel Galvez
September 2005-going to see Alan Jackson
October 2005-San Antonio the River Walk
December 2005

We went to Vegas December 2005

July 2006 we went to Paradise Island, Bahamas where Chad proposed!

Christmas 2006 Family Picture

New Year's Eve 2006

Engagement Picture

March 2007~we went to the rodeo to see Toby Keith (don't I look cute?!)

June 16, 2007~We got married!

June 17-23, 2007~we went to The Bahamas for our honeymoon

August 16, 2007~We signed the papers on our first house!

We sure have had an exciting four years together! Check back often for more updates on what is going on with us.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Yippee! Our new freezer is here and ready for us to stock with as much Blue Bell as it will hold :) maybe some frozen veggies and meat also!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Just some random pictures I came across on Kodakgallery

Happy Cat
Me with Kit-Kat, this is an old picture!

Happy Cat again

Dad and Punkin sleeping, this is one of my favorite pictures!

me and Chad a long time ago

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Finally got the curtain rods up and took pictures of our new kitchen and bathroom curtains.