Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Chris JUST got home.
My power went out 45 minutes ago.
I went into full panic mood.
Let me tell you my biggest, greatest fear.
IF you have no fear you don't know what the feeling is.
If you do.
You know EXACTLY how I felt.
There is nothing worse than meeting your fear in the face.
It was PITCH black.
I could see nothing. I was on the floor making hairbows watching Modern Family. and
The lights were gone and I was running around crying calling Chris looking for a flashlight.
Praying that someone crazy wasn't outside of my house waiting for the power to go out to come in.
That's the thoughts that go through my head during these moments.
I don't do scarey anything.
I don't do home alone unless I have no choice which tonight unfortunately was one of those nights.
Jen was at her mother-in-laws which just happens to be a few streets over so she rushed over here!
I probably would have lost it if not.
I am NOT kidding. It's an unexplainable fear that takes over your body.
Luckily our power came back on and Chris got home.
PLEASE pray for us.
I know everyone is getting this weather so just pray for all of us.
There was a tornado not too far from us that injured two. I know that is no comparison to what has happened across our country.
So tonight as we crawl into our shelter we will pray.
Not just for us but for everyone experiencing this weather!
Where ever you are I hope your safe.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
By the way if that had one of those stores within 30 miles of my area my bank account would be a couple hundred dollars short right now!
Lucky for my husband:)
Still feeling a little lazy maybe I'll get around to what I want to do with these soon!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Oh and that I am going to wear a bathing suit this weekend and I am currently eating a box of double stuffed oreos. The oreos look way cuter than the bathing suit right now:) I have 10 pounds that I just can't shake!! I have lost 15 pounds since the start of August! GO me but come on 10 other pounds give me a break here!! (Maybe I should put the oreos down!)
We have four more school days left with kids. Four. I never thought this day would come.
This has been the absolute hardest year of my career yet. There are several reasons why I think it is has been so difficult. Some I won't share on a public blog, but here are a few:
1. First year with a baby and working. Sersouly God bless mothers out there with 2 or 3 or more children and working a full time job ALL year long. I don't know if it is my personality (liking everything organized and doing everything perfectly) but this school year has about killed me. I think the hardest part has been realizing my day doesn't end at 345 anymore. My day ends at 8 or a little after when Kendall goes to bed. Teaching is a tiring job. I would say teaching K/1 is even more tiring because they need you ALL day from the time they get there til the time they leave.
2. Teaching a split class has been the most difficult thing ever. I have never found myself so twisted, unorganized, spread out, or more confused as a teacher. Teaching a split class takes a lot of things and number 1 on that list should be organization. I was thrown into a split class three weeks after school started. Teachers you know that after a few weeks you have your routines established with your students. Imagine that being thrown in your face times three to find out you are losing 10 of your students and gaining 10 new ones!! It was a tough tough ride and I never really gained control until about January/February. Crazy that my students survived with me.
Well that brings me here. I have agreed to teach a K/1 split again next year. Crazy doesn't even explain it! I wil make it work though because now I have experience and I am prepared. I also know that I am going to be a split from the first day and all of my routines will established with a class that I will not lose! I can live with that. Plus I get a great little helper for about 2 1/2 hours out of the day!! Jackie has been an amazing help this year and I am so glad that he agreed to give her back to me again this coming school year!
I will think about all of that very soon, but for now I am going to focus on getting to the kids last day this Friday and my last day next Thursday! Then I am NOT going to think about school for at least three weeks. Really I am making myself forget about it until we get back from vacation and then maybe if I am ready I will start focusing on a new school year! Maybe.
Funny how this post went from me being lazy to this terribly hard school year. Wow I think I need to go to bed now! And goodness sakes if you read this post bless you:)
Have a great Tuesday ya'll!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
We had our first pool day of the season with Kendall today. It was just in her little kiddie pool, but she was LOVING it. We decided we must get her a bigger pool for the house soon, because this is a sad excuse of a pool for a 1 year old haha!
It took me a while to get sunscreen on this chick because she kept running away from me. I am thinking of investing in spray sunscreen. Does anyone else use this? Does it cover good? Is it safe?
I love this hat, but it doesn't really fit her. So sad it went with a bikini that she had last summer, but it was too big for her then and now it's too small! It's funny how big I thought this hat was last summer and now how small it looks!
The water was freezing cold, but this little fish didn't care. She splashed and played in the water for quite some time. She thought it was so funny to splash me because I would squeal due to the freezing cold water and then she would squeal and do it again!
Running around on the driveway. Chris is still doing major yardwork so we had to put the pool on the driveway with towels under it. I can't wait for him to be done, but with all the rain we have gotten it's been hard for him to do anything.
Love this sweet little girl to pieces:) And I can't wait for the big pool to open up tomorrow! We will be there Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend (weather permiting!)
Chris laughed at me because I said Kendall will be brown as a biscuit this summerJust wait she will haha. She has Chris' skin and he gets so dark during the summer. I can get tan but not like him and not like she will. I am so excited!
If you could see me now you would see me doing a little dance because we only have 8 days until we are out for SUMMER! Can't even wait I am so excited!
Friday, May 20, 2011
I was even more surprised to see that Brittany from Dave and Brit Plus One featured me today as her Follow Her Friday! That was so sweet of her and I adore her blog! She has the cutest little girl!
I can't get her to stand up for a picture and I can barely get her to sit still long enough to get a good picture. I am sure this will be the story for quite some time now. She is alwys on the go and doesn't have time to sit for a picture.
Enjoy your weekend! We have 5 more school days with kids, memorial weekend, and then 3 days without kids before summer vacation officially starts! Can't wait to spend 8 WHOLE weeks playing with my sweet little girl!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I am sure this is a rather boring post for you guys, but I am going to do this as I organize each part of the office so that I can see that progress I make:)Have a great Thursday! One more day til the weekend!!!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Friday May 6: We ran to the mall to get a few more things for our Derby outfits and Kendall got to ride Clifford in the mall! She loved it and cried when we took her off:)
Saturday May 7: Today was Chris' 27th birthday so we went to the Kentucky Derby to celebrate! We had a lot of fun but didn't win any money!
Monday May 9: I have been obsessed with these flat bread pizzas and they really aren't that bad for you!
Tuesday May 10: Kendall was so funny this morning on the way to Trinettes! She had her sunglasses on and laughed the whole way there. I love mornings like this:)
Thursday May 12: I loved this little romper on Kendall. I paid 2 dollars for it at a consignment shop and it was worth every penny!!
Don't forget to stop by The Mom Creative for more great Project Life Tuesday posts!
Monday, May 16, 2011
She loves going up and down the slide. She has gotten pretty good at letting her feet up when she doesn't have socks on so that she actually slides!
We just adore our little girl who is growing so fast and learning new things everyday!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Here is Uncle Joe who she wasn't interested in either. Joe is her Godfather and hasn't been around as much because he has been living in Lexington so we are so excited that he finally will be home more and get to see Kendall!
Ready for bed! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We have 9 school days left and I am counting them down to the very end:)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Picture from Southern Living Magazine!
Yesterday I shared with you my shelf in my laundry room. As you could tell our laundry room is a little/lot out dated! We are going to work on that this summer and I am sooo excited!!
We have remodeled every single room in this house but the laundry room and it is our next project! I am excited to have a lot of input on this room and what I want done with it!!
I LOVE this room that I found in Southern Living Magazine and believe it or not we can actually do this!! We have the space so why NOT!!
Chris wants to paint the room a bright blue color! And I am fine with that!
We have cabinets on the back side of the laundry room that I want painted white and we can redo the counter without a problem, because Chris has done that before:)
I am so excited for all the fun things we will do in this room!!
This will definitly be on my Laundry room wall!! Couldn't have said it better myself!!
Photo take from HERE
Can't wait to share with you what we do with our laundry room:)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
2 It was a MESS!