Monday, April 30, 2007

Good Times...

Had by all! We had an absolute blast in Las Vegas this weekend! Here is one funny picture I thought I would share. There are many more, but I'm tired, and getting ready to hit the hay! Happy Monday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Almost Out Of Here:)

So, yeah, I am so, so, so excited about our girls trip that starts tomorrow evening. This has certainly been one of the longest weeks I can remember having in awhile. You know, the kind where time doesn't pass, or you can't focus, because your mind is elsewhere??? I have been thinking this week how lucky I am. I am going with Kindra, my girl who I grew up with. Our birthdays are five days apart, and we always had a party together at my house. That is how this Vegas thing started. Bethany is my girl-the one who I went through college with, and all the stuff that comes with that:) We talk on the phone at LEAST a few hours each week, just ask Jeff or Ryan:) (LOL) Jessie is my girl who I met when Ryan and I got married. She had just started dating Justin, my husband's best friend. I met her for the first time at our wedding. We hit it off, and she became one of my best friends. So, I don't know how I got so lucky to have someone from each significant part of my life come along for the ride. The only one person missing is Rachel. She couldn't make it for a couple of reasons. But, we'll make up for that this summer when she comes here/I go there. Rachel, I love you, and I hope you have a good end of the week, and a super weekend! Here is the page I made about us going to Vegas together. I'm taking my laptop with me, planning to share some pics and memories while I am there, in the moment. No promises though:) Everyone have a great rest of the week!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Nice Flowers...

I couldn't pass up the bright colors of these flowers Ryan gave me for my birthday! I thought these were pretty cool. Have a great week! I have three days, and I'll be with my girls in Vegas!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Birthday

So, here's what I did on my big day!!! First of all, I walked into school, and look what was at the front door. I was so embarrassed!!! I didn't care about turning thirty, but I'm not really one for the spotlight. But I must admit, it was funny, and I won't ever forget it! So, Angie and Relina, THANK YOU!!!

Kim and Angela-other gals I work with-bought me lunch from Paradise Tea Room in Rogersville. That is always a huge treat!!! THANKS GIRLS!

That's not even all of it! Ryan comes to school with two cakes from Supreme Bakery to put in the Teacher's Workroom for all the teachers at school. (Yummy cakes) He even brought cupcakes and milk for the kids in my class. He brought me some really pretty flowers and a couple of cool gift certificates too. It was so, so sweet. THANK YOU RYAN!

After school, I went and had a pedicure-one of my favorite things to do! I had left my cell phone at home, and when I got there, it had many missed calls on it. Both of my brothers, my mom, dad, Bethany, Jeremy, Grandma, Granny, Brenda, and Ashley called to wish me a happy day! Then, I went home, and a few of Ryan's friends came by to wish me a happy birthday. They were lots of fun!

We went to Bijan's for dinner-huge yummy! Then we came home and hung out with our sweet doggies! They gave me lots of birthday kisses! I must say the world revolved around me today, and I will admit, I enjoyed every minute of it! I am one lucky girl!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Yeah, I'm 30!

I'm 30 today, and...I've had one of the best birthdays ever! No time to upload photos, so I'll do that this weekend. But I can't complain. I am certainly excited about this b-day. It's been a good one! I'll fill you in tomorrow:)Happy 30!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Counting the days...

until I am in Vegas with three of the most awesome friends (and people) I know! We have, or, are all turning thirty during this year, and so we are taking a girl's trip to Vegas. We leave April 26th. I can't wait!!! I have been working on a scrapbook layout of the four of us. I will post it when I am finished. All I can say is that I know we are going to have a blast. We are all super-excited, and I think I must be one of the luckiest girls in the world to have these three girls as friends. Jessie, Kindra, and Bethany, I can't wait to see you in Vegas!!! 10 days and counting!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Happy Friday!

Harley has taught Barkley how to do all the bad stuff that she does. She barks uncontrollably at the front door, she licks dishes in the dishwasher, and she runs off when she's not on a leash. And yeah, Barkley has caught on. He especially loves the dishwasher. Harley never actually jumped onto it though. Barkley has no boundaries! But anyhow, it's Friday. That makes it a happy day for me! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I just ran across these pictures of Shelton, and they made me smile. Thought I would share. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Happy Easter, too! Amy

Monday, April 02, 2007

Back to Work!

I am sad to report that my spring break is over! For all of you who are teachers, you feel my pain. For everyone else, you think it is really weird how teachers get about our breaks. But trust me, trying to keep kids inside (and more importantly-focused and on task) when the weather is nice, is quite a task. They are getting tired of school-and sometimes their teachers-and we are feeling likewise. This time of year just kind of wears me out. (at school) It is like I have to motivate my class, but I have to motivate myself too. I have to start thinking about all I will do different next year, but stay focused on what I am doing right now. Blah, blah, blah! Like I said for those of you teachers, you will understand what I'm saying. Everyone else, I apologize, you must bear with me. I am sure this won't be my last entry about the spring school stuff. But the good thing is that since spring break is over, summer is officially just around the corner. I went back today, and we went to Fantastic Caverns for a field trip. If you live around Springfield, and have never been there, it's worth a trip. I never in a million years would have thought a cave could be interesting, but it is, and it is actually beautiful in parts too. Anyway, that was a good start back to school after a nice break. I am very happy to report that I got my first bit of a suntan on Sunday too. I sat out on our deck at the lake reading, "The Devil Wears Prada", and I actually got a whole lot of sun:) That always makes me happy. The dogs had fun too. Have a great week! Amy