Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Caroline had her first cheerleading practice last night. Of course I forgot my camera, but here is her uniform. She was so excited when she put it on. The fee came with skort, shirt, hair bow, car magnet, magnetic picture frame, cd of scriptures, and a mess bag to carry it in. She has practice next monday then not until after the first of the year. She can't wait until her first game.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Weekend Joy!

The kids are bathing, John is in Florida, the cat is laying beside me with the dog chewing on him and I am in one of my favorite spots....the computer. It has been a combo weekend. Some rest and some busyness. A good one for sure.

Last week was a tuff week at school and I started back to school which made it even more difficult. I had Nick's meeting at school on Friday and all I will say is it was not productive and at one point I said, "we are talking about my son not a piece of paper." I cried through half of the meeting. I'm trying not to worry about it bc I know God will take care of him and lead us where we need to be. And if that is a school that cost $10,000 he will show me a way to make it happen. See previous posts if you don't know what is going on.

Saturday we had some errands to run and were trying to get a better picture for our Christmas cards so we walked around the mall for a little while after getting these pictures we headed home and hung out there and the kids played while I did homework. It was restful to be here not out in the cold. John and I did go to a St. Matthews Elem work function at Incredible Dave's to see Mr. Seiberts band V-groove and we had a great time. There were about 20 people from school there. WE are trying to decide on one of these pictures if you have an opinion.

TOday the kids and I went to the grocery after JOhn left, then I had school from 1-5 so Jennifer kept the kids. WE have had dinner, cleaned up, the kids are in the bath and we are getting ready to settle down to our traditional daddys out of town movie before bed. I Hope you all had a great weekend. This one is just for the fun of

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Ahh where to begin:

Here is Caroline in her Brownie sash before her last meeting yes which was the 1st Thursday of November. Isn't she cute?

Next Ashley Potts turned 19. Wow can you believe it? Me either.Here is the latest picture of Baby Katherine.

Next is St. Matthews Fall Family DInner. This is such a big event that all the kids love. This year instead of a dunking booth they had a pie throwing booth. Yes Nick hiit Mr. Siebert the first try. He was so excited he came running through the hall yelling to tell me bc I didn't get to see it.
This one is Mr. Leffert our principal and the first one is Ms. Hunt the kids teacher last year. We all had a great time.

Next both kids had to do timelines of their lives. We got a lot more creative with Caroline's bc we got it 2 weeks earlier than nick's. Here are the finished product from both.

Next is the latest movei night. WE watched the new star wars clone wars movie. Nick couldn't wait to see it, but only lasted about 20 min. There were some men that scared him. DOn't you love the darth vader masks? I rock!

THen we have THanksgiving. I took Sallie to the groomers on WEd to get a haircut and she had picked up a cat with 3 kittens and a puppy on the side of the road that morning with frost on them. She asked if I knew anyone that would want them and to make a long story short I brought them home with me. NO THEY ARE NOT STAYING. WE ARE FINDING THEM GOOD HOMES. I took 2 of the kittens and the puppy and a teacher I work with took the other kitten. The dog Caroline is holding in our horrible THanksgiving pic is Grace.

and these are the cats. That is all for today. More tomorow.

Monday, December 01, 2008

2nd attempt

I've been gone for awhile so I have a lot to catch you up on and I will in time.

We had a good Thanksgiving and we hope all of you had a good one too. My computer was gone for 2 weeks and didn't come home until last Wednesday. THat is why I haven't posted. It is also getting ready to leave again because 5 of the keys are falling off, which means I need another new keyboard. It is only covered under warranty until Dec. 8.

I tried to take a class last year during Christmas called Journal your Christmas and I didn't get very far, but you are included every year after you sign up the first time. So here I go again and I'm going to try very hard. I wanted to post the manifesto and will probably do some of it on the blog for all to share.

Starting today, December first, I will keep a Christmas journal. In it, I will write
something every day to reflect on the holidays of my past, enjoy the holidays of
the present and dream about the holidays of the future. To some, this would be a
stack of papers and trivial
scribbles, but not to me. I
am taking back my
Christmas, I am letting it
be something I relish and
most importantly I am
giving at least fifteen
minutes to myself, every
day, no matter how crazy
this season becomes. This
Christmas I will make
something with my own
hands, my own words and
my own memories.

After reading the manifesto if you are interested you can find it here. I really want to take the time to reflect this year for me and the kids.

Ok I haven't loaded any pictures yet, but I have a movie night to share, thanksgiving, the kids time lines for school, new animals in the house and a few random things. So there will be more tomorrow or Wednesday.