Thursday, November 30, 2006

All Snowed In!!!

Out of school again tomorrow. I took these pics today when the only precipitation we had was ice. Now it is snowing, so I can't wait to see how pretty it is tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Photos from Thanksgiving

I love having new pictures!!! I got so many goodies over Thanksgiving! Here are some of my favorites so far!


Sunday, November 26, 2006

Just returned...

from Oklahoma, and got everything put away. (well, some stuff anyway) We had such a nice Thanksgiving with my family. I came home to my decorated Christmas tree :) That was a good feeling. I saw Bethany's comment on my blog, and it made my day. Thanks Bethany! I got lots of cute pics of all the babies who have come into the family. I will post them later. What cuties they are!!! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I am hitting the gym next week for sure!!! (too much Mexican food)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Today I am thankful for......

1. our home, I love this place.

2. my favorite lunch-chicken nuggets and fajita fries baked extra crispy in my oven.

3. Bethany-she gave me this pretty ornament, and I am so glad her friendship decorates my life the way it decorates my tree!

4. our lakehouse-this place is the best thing that ever happened to us, or I should say for us. Love this place!!!

5. My sweet niece Kylan-who I can't wait to see tomorrow. I will take so many pictures of her, and I just can't wait. She is absolutely adorable-at least I think so.

Thankful for...

lots of good things. I didn't get on the computer yesterday, so I am posting yesterday's and today's list.
1. Thankful for traditions that make me feel warm inside. I am putting my tree up tomorrow, and I can't wait! My special tradition is to put my tree up the day before Thanksgiving every year. I can't wait to look at all my ornaments, and reflect on the memories they all hold!!!
2. Thankful for a five day break from school. So blessed to have a job with good breaks!
3. Thankful, once again for Ryan. I came home and he had gotten all my Christmas stuff out of the attic for me. I didn't even ask!!!
4. Thankful for the sunshine! I love sunny days, and we've been lucky to have a few nice ones this fall.
5. Thankful for my snuggly little dog. She just curls up with me every time I sit down, and she's so warm when it's cold outside!!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Give Thanks!

Since it is the week of Thanksgiving, and I teach second grade, I can't stop thinking about what all I have to be thankful for. I have had my class doing all the cute projects where you write different things on feathers, make acrostic poems, etc. So each day as they are working, I think in my head of what I would write if I were completing these projects at this point in my life. Sometimes their answers are basic, and sometimes a seven year old can really surprise you with a deep thought. One of my little girls has written that she is thankful for her future. I think that is really cool and really positive. Anyways, here are the things I am thankful for. I am going to continue this each day this week. 5 things Monday through Thursday, all different each day. You should try it too!!!
1. I am thankful for Ryan. We are in a really good place-at least I think so. Lots of love, trust, acceptance, fun, and genuine happiness this year.
2. I am thankful for my family. My parents, my grandparents, my brothers, my in-laws, my cousins, my niece and nephew-and one on the way, Harley, and my special friends who are family to me at this point in my life. I love you Rachel, Bethany, Jessie, and Angie!
3. I am thankful for my job. I work in a really nice school, and I have some really great kids in my class this year! They make me laugh everyday, and they keep me thinking about things I would probably forget about if I wasn't around them daily. (things like health, good parents, ability, poverty, choices, and disabilities)
4. I am thankful for all the Mexican food that I can't wait to eat when we are in OK this week for the holiday!!! :) :) :)
5. I am thankful for this time of year. I can't wait for the holidays. There will be lots of food, family, friends, laughter, photos, and memories made this season. I often complain because Ryan and I run ourselves crazy getting from place to place. But I wouldn't have it any other way. We are blessed to have so many special people in our lives to share the holidays with!!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Boomer Sooner!!! And another new page. This one is very simple, but I like the way it turned out.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Had to post this picture of Kylan. Too funny!!!

New Pics

We had Ellie this weekend. She and Harley played each other to death as usual.These are some cute pics of them!!! They love to lay in the sun. Since it was cold outside, I opened the blinds in the living room and they were content for the day!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Another new layout

I absolutely love the pics I got on Mother's Day. I can't stop playing with them!!!

And, I have just about had it with the sideways posts, still waiting for someone to help me out here. It's really ticking me off!!!!

Thursday night's class...

was so much fun! What a great group of ladies! If you guys are reading this, I just wanted you to know how very much I enjoyed you. We talked about school stories, kid/grandkid stories, McDreamy, and lots of stuff in between. One of the ladies was even kind enough to give me some sewing tips. Just a fun group! Thanks ladies! I hope to see you in another class soon.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tomorrow's Class

I can't wait for my class tomorrow night. We are making a mini album titled, "be grateful". Each page has a space for a photo, as well as a quote or a word. I am ready to finish this book with perfect pictures from the upcoming holiday season. Wanna see? Click on the title, "Tomorrow's Class" above.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Some New Pages...

I do not know why I keep having trouble with this, but for some reason, my pages are posting sideways on here sometimes. I promise they are the right way when I save them. Any suggestions out there??? I hope you enjoy them, even though they are sideways!!! Have a great day!