Sunday, September 21, 2008

Back to the CRAZYNESS

Well our fall reprive is over. We head back to school tomorrow and to all the madness that comes along with the electric being back on. We really enjoyed our time off and together. Now we start back on our regular schedule that includes me not having time to take pictures or blog. I'm going to try really hard to continue taking pictures and updating the blog. I hope you have enjoyed our recent post.

Today Caroline and I made a quick trip to Kohl's to get these and these. I had been waiting for Dockers to go on sale and the men's were buy one get one half off. Great deal. The womens also went on sale today which I had been waiting for. I like the new wiast they have on them and the new blue jean color they have. Then we went to Michael's to get mounting board for $1 a sheet to mount our pictures on for this. I'm going to try really hard to have this project finished by next weekend. We'll see. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Then Nick had a game this afternoon. Caroline went and spent some time with Aunt Charlotte while we went to the game. Nick was not up to par today (he has croup) so nothing spectacular happened. He didn't get a hit.

Tonight Caroline and I went to Maddie's house (Her mom is co-leader girl scouts) so Kris and I could plan out the year and the 2 girls could play. They had a blast and we got 3 months planned. That is amazing compared to last year. I'm excited about this year bc you get to earn try-it badges which is what you think of when you think of Girl Scouts. I can't wait to see how many badges we can earn this year.

Ok I'm off to bed. I've enjoyed the blogging world again this week. Hope you did too.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The BIKE*era

Well things are getting back to as normal as possible at the Potts' house. Doug came over this morning with his chainsaw so the yard is almost cleaned up. We still have a huge limb hanging out of one of the trees that we are still figuring out what to do with.

The kids have learned a new trick this weekend......RIDING BIKES WITH NO, NO, NO TRAINING WHEELS! Yikes. I've been a nervous reck. Nick got on and took off the 1st time. Caroline has taken a little longer, but she finally got the hang of it this afternoon. I went to the grocery and restocked our frig this afternoon then we took the kids over to the school to ride bikes in the car rider lot. When we got there we saw about 5 electric trucks. The area our school is in was hit very hard so they are not all up and running yet. Check out the determination on her face! You will also see Nick's favorite pic below....we had to buy kickstands today for their bikes. Because a bike is not a bike without a kickstand.

After dinner we went to Target to look at costumes. Nick has decided on a fireman and Caroline is going to be Mitchie from Camp Rock.

This pic is of my living room wall. The quote was my bday gift from Melanie and I'm just now getting it on the wall. It was so easy and I love it.

The thing I have loved the most about our unexpected time off is being able to take pictures. I have got some awesome shots and gotten to do a lot of something I love. I would love to do this to the living room wall with my pictures. I love the way this wall looks and I love her photos. She is one of the photographers I follow. She takes awesome pictures.

More tomorrow....hopefully. I am going to try really hard to keep taking pictures even when we go back to school, work, school bc it is something I truly love.

Friday, September 19, 2008


It is 8:58 and we are in our house and getting ready to go to bed. The electricity came back on about 5:00. We are so very happy to be home.

We went to H&D's to get our stuff, clean up after ourselves, and lock up. Lucky is staying with us until Monday night when they get home.

Today we came to our house to clean out the frig to try to get the smell out of the house. Now my frig looks like new on the inside. I also had time to rearrange the living room furniture. I will post a pic tomorrow. Just wanted to let you know we are home and sleeping in our own beds tonight.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


We spent the afternoon at All about Kids for open gym. I forgot to set my camera for action shots so all my pictures are blurry you'll have to bare with me. Nick really enjoyed having a padded room he could jump, run, and flip in. Caroline spent her time practicing.

Here are my faves.


No school today so we are heading out to the park (yes again), then home to decorate for fall(because I figure if I don't do it now I won't get it done and yes in the dark) then I have a meeting with the Dean of the College of Education in the afternoon.

We still have no electricity. WE are very thankful we have somewhere to stay. THank you to the wonderful people (dd, and melody) that left me messages. Still waiting to here from Aunt Carol bc I know she is going to love the pics from the park.

Yesterday we did some clean up around H&D's house, went to the pharmacy, park, and to our house, then I went to school. Here are a couple of cute pics from yesterday. Melody I have a Cannon digital rebel xt. I love it except you have to change lenses if you want to zoom. So my new zoom is getting real close to whoever I'm shooting. I think it has great color.

I will post this afternoon after we take more pics today. Enjoy it while you can bc when we go back to school it will probably be few and far between.
Amelia being as cute as always. The top pic is my favorite from the day.
THese two are Nick and Gabe playing with Nick's police car and fire truck at the playground. The got sooooo dirty.
Nick and Amelia playing with his cars. Nick is Amelia's favorite.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Ok, I did not blog for 4 weeks and everyone was telling me I needed to update the blog now I have blogged 3 times in 2 days and I still don't have a comment..... What is up with that???????

a day at the park

We still don't have electricity so we are still staying at Helen and Dave's. They left this morning for South Carolina for Lauren and Emily's birthday so we are here by ourselves. We headed into town today to check on our house and then we went to the park at our school to play. I decided it would be a good day for a photo shoot.

Here are my favorites.

News today is school is out tomorrow and my school is going back tomorrow on regular schedule. More people have electricity today, but we are not one of them. We are still hanging out at Helen and Dave's. It has been nice to have a few days off and I have been able to get caught up on some of my school work. Talk to you soon!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tree pics

Here are the pictures of the tree in the backyard.

This is what the kids were doing right before the tree fell.
Here are the kids in their bed at Helen and Dave's last night. It is 5:00 now and the electricity still is not on. The news is saying it might be 10-14 days before everyone is back up. We are just going to hang out here until we have power. They have already cancelled school tomorrow.

Here are some pictures I haven't had time to post. This is a contraption Nick built and a funny picture of him.

HOpe everyone is safe. We miss you all!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

IKE*hits home!

We have survived the wind that mercilessly attacked us today. John and the kids were out in the yard working on a paint spill when I went out and said "guys I think you need to come in" before we had time to move we heard a very loud crack and one of our trees fell across the yard a limb hit me in the back and on the arm and a limb hit Caroline in the leg and scrapped and bruised it. It scared all of us tremendously. Needless to say we packed up and headed to Helen and Dave where we still are. The news is saying our electric will be out for an extended amount of time and SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TOMORROW. At this point there are 200 schools and more than 200,000 homes without power. We are thankful nothing hit our house and we just have alot of yard work to do. We know many people with major damage to their homes.

Ok I've been gone for awhile so let me get you caught up. It has been a MAJOR ADJUSTMENT working full-time, going to school, and having 2 kids. I love my job. The teacher and I get along great and I love the kids I have this year. Of course I already have several favorites that just make me smile everyday. One of the few down points is I have to deal with a lot "potty" accidents. I've decided they are too shy to tell someone they have to go to the bathroom. My school has been difficult this 6weeks. I will be glad when it is over. I only have 3 general study classes left and I will be glad when they are over. I'm ready to move on. I am in the process of applying for the College of Education. No they don't just let you in because you say you want to teach. I have to have 5 recommendations, go through an interview, and write an essay. Hopefully I will be accepted and start classes in January.

Enough about me. Caroline is doing great. She loves her teacher and the teacher loves her. She is reading above average and can spell a word after looking at in once. She is still going to gymnastics, piano, and Girl Scouts will start the 1st week of October. She always looks so happy and is so excited because her best friend Lilly is in class with her. Mollie is across the hall too. Nick is not doing so good. He is having lots of trouble with spelling words and is behind in general. We knew that was probably going to happen, but it has been a little more difficult to deal with than I thought. He failed his hearing test, but we saw the ear dr this week and he passed the hearing test there and the dr said his ears look great. Our hope is he catches up quickly and is just having difficulty with the transition. 1st grade is very different from kindergarten. I know I wasn't prepared for it.

Ok I have pictures but I can't get the camera to download them so they will have to wait for another day. I hope you are all ok and safe. I will try to do better blogging.