Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tagged by Susan :)

My top 5 must-haves (for the moment):

in my fridge:

1. cantalope
2. cherries
3. watermelon
4. low fat, homemade chicken enchiladas :)
5. any kind of ice cream!

in my closet:

1. flip flops
2. tight short sleeved sweaters that display the ta-tas nicely! :)
3. 7 white tees
4. sandals
5. capri - jean

in my purse:

1. Stride gum...my new love!
2. Altoids Wintergreen flavor...I've been addicted to them for over a year now!
3. lip gloss from Sephora that Mo gave me...LOVE it!
4. cell phone
5. reading glasses

in my car:

1. 3 bags of clothes to drop off at the Goodwill and that's it! I hate junk in my car!

on my DVR
1. Cat in the Hat....want to see the Bucket List!
2. are you smarter than a 5th grader game
3. Scene it jr. game
4. top gun...richie's fave

I'm not sure who hasn't been tagged, but I'll have to tag Sharon and Jenny B just in case they haven't been :)

Journal Tag Book - Project Update

I made this little journal book at the end of last year, it's turning out to be quite the little treasure! It's been a little piece of therapy for me to just put down some old pent up feelings and such a great way to document the newset memories of today that I cherish so much.

If you've never kept a journal, or not too big on writing...this is a great way to keep a "diary" of sorts. You can keep your thoughts in "note-like" form, keep them short and it doesn't feel like a huge commitment. Over time, it sure develops into a nice treasure.

:) do it!

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Things are Looking Up!

What an awesome treat to see not one, but four hot air balloons fly over our house on Saturday morning. Living so close to the river has it's advantages. The hot air balloons love to land down on the river bottom. It's always a treat to sleepy eyes to wake up to their spectacular beauty!

We went to the 7th Annual Air Show and Fly In on Saturday afternoon. A fun time for the kids, but man it was HOT!!! We've promised to be better prepared the next time we go...and we will go back to this event, it's fun! Must take ice chest and shade canopy the next time around. :)

Monday, June 09, 2008

Summer is Back!

It was Zak's idea to "get ready for Summer" yesterday. So the two of us took a little shopping trip and picked up a new 18ft. Slip N Slide, new goggles, new flip flops....yep! We are officially "ready" now! So we welcome Summer with open arms!!!! We are just lovin' it!!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

New layouts

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Quote of the Week

Matthew's teacher was not only in charge of a room full of 35 little 9 and 10 year olds, but she was also working on her Master's in Education. She shared every challenge and step along the way with her class. Last month she invited us to her Hooding Ceremony and we watched every single grad walk across that stage, until they came to her. It meant the world to matthew to watch his teacher accomplish something she'd set her mind to do.

Quote of the Week is something that I will never forget saying to her, as I congratulated and thanked her for sharing the experience:

"You've been so much more than a teacher to these kids, you've been a role model for them. You've made the whole experience of going to college real to them. The effects of that are so far reaching, you have no idea how much I appreciate you sharing this experience with them."

The next day when i saw her, she thanked me for those words. She said that she went home and told her husband what I had said and it made her cry. It meant the world that it come from a parent of one of her kids.

Amy Wells.....She was Matthew's 4th Grade Teacher. She was his "example". Somehow, there just are not enough words to say Thank you....they just don't exist.

I told her that he wanted to know how far Stanford was from home. I told her that we've always talked about college, but she made it seem like a reality for him. She smiled and she said that she thought Matthew would make a great Engineer one day......only time will tell.

Schools out for Summer tomorrow and I have a huge lump in my throat. I always cry on the last day of school....still do.