Wednesday, October 29, 2008

? for you

Have any of you ever been to Asheville, NC? My mom and I are going on a mother-daughter trip over Thanksgiving to tour the Biltmore Mansion's Christmas Lights. We are wanting to stay at a B&B, but I'm not sure where would be good. HELP!! It only needs to be very old and have antiques to make my mother happy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Little Parrot

It is difficult with 2 boys of various ages to carry on conversations with a 10 year old and then have the 2 1/2 yr old repeat it. Examples are below:
1.Napoleon Dynamite: Jason and Kordyn love to quote lines from it. It sounds sooo funny to hear it from Landyn (who calls it the diamond show); "give some of your tots", "get some skills", "my lips hurt real bad
2. Do you have any homework? Landyn's response: arms open wide, "I don't know, okay?"

How in the world did I end up with 2 funny kids??

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Thankful List...

I'm changing this week and blogging things I'm thankful for instead of what my favorite things are.
1. Antibiotics! WOW-what a week we've had. Jason and I both ended up with strep. I really donot even remember the beginning of the week. I have suffered through 2 days of parent conferences, teaching, and being a mom all with a froggy/hoarse throat and losing my voice. Today, I finally feel better-no coughing and no soar throat and a full voice to finish the conferences with.
2. God's Provision-I am so thankful for the little things that God has given me and my family. We have several friends who are going through very difficult times and I feel so content with my life and of what God has provided for my family. Our house may not be big, we may not have new furniture, expensive clothes, but we are not in credit card debt and we pay cash for everything. It feels so nice to not have huge bills hanging over our heads
3. Family time- We had a great family night. We went to dinner (and even let the kids pick it out, so we suffered with McDonalds) and then out to Craighead Forest for a hayride and halloween party. Our friends the Findleys have this every year. Kordyn enjoyed the hayride, Landyn enjoyed whining about taking his costume off. He loves Mickey Mouse and wanted to wear it, but then got tired of it. After that we went out for Marble Slab Ice Cream. We do not do this very often, but it is sooo good. As I'm typing, I'm watching the boys listening to their CD players: Kordyn- Elvis; Landyn-Johnny Cash,

I am so guilty of taking things for granted and I need to stop and tell God "thank you" more often! What are you thankful for today?

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's hit again!

Round 2 of strep throat has hit our house again. Jason has it and I have white stuff on my throat! I feel yucky!!!!! I see another dr visit in my near future-like tomorrow!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Where did the weekend go?

I can't believe that it is already Sunday night! Where did the weekend go? I have finished my Orton Gillingham training and am ready to begin a case study to be a certified Orton educational specialist. I just need to get through this week at school and then I can begin to work on that!
Jason has done a great job being Mr. Mom for 2 weekends this month! But, my house is a wreck!

Friday, October 17, 2008

MIA, take 2

I will be gone again this weekend for the last Orton Gillingham class training. I am really looking forward to learning more about how to use it in my class. I would have blogged Friday Favorites but I really can't think of any and I need to G-O! Later

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lazy Day

I admit it, we did not go to church today, but I have a really great excuse: The boys have strep throat. Nothing like having grandparents in to visit and both start running a fever. Jason and I took them to the dr Sat morning and both are now on antibiotics for strep. I hope I do not get it (and Nana and PaT and Jason) Last time I had it, I thought I was going to die!! I have never been so sick in my life. Landyn and I took a late nap yesterday and then slept all night. Friday night, I was up with him almost all night. It was kind of nice to stay home today. There is a roast in the oven for lunch, laundry is done, my house is clean and I have made my magic "e" spoon for my class Friday night. Now all I have left is the rest of the cards to make but Landyn is helping me a little tooo much; I'll have to wait until nap time to finish the rest.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Favorites

Check out my new look!
Now, for my favorites:
1. Merrill shoes. I love my Merrills. I have barely sat down all day and my feet are not even hurting. I took my class on a field trip. They are an awesome class. So well behaved.
2. Bath and Body Works- I love going in there to see what new "flavors" they have out. I did not need to buy any because I have 7 bottles in the cabinet. They make great teacher gifts.
3. Pumpkins. I LOVE fall. I bought 2 big pumpkins today for the front yard. One is painted with a silly face. I'll post a pic soon. I also bought 3 small ones painted with faces on them.
4. A freshly mopped kitchen floor. I love to walk on my clean floor with my bare feet. It feels awesome. I mop with rubbing alcohol.

That's all for now. I am having to suffer through Napoleon Dynamite for like the 10th time. Jason and Kordyn love it. Landyn is even quoting lines from it like: "You need skills".

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Only 2 hours until Friday!

I am sooo ready for Friday! This has been a loooonnnnggg week. But, my house is clean, laundry is done, and we are ready for Nana and PaT to come and visit tomorrow (my parents). The boys are really excited to see them. All I have to do, is survive my field trip to the pumpkin patch and the park for lunch. Then, I can start the weekend and relax. YEAH!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I never thought that sitting in a class for 15 hours this weekend would make me sooo tired. My neck, back and rear end are really sore! I have to make all the materials for the first 12 lessons, a jailbird puppet and a magic "e" spoon by the next class (Oct 17). I will be busy (but I did buy my puppet and the disc that has all of the cards already on it, just have to print them and then go over them with puffy paint to make them "raised". I really enjoyed this and can't wait to use it in my class!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I will be MIA starting Friday

I will not be around much this weekend. So, no Friday Favorites. Thursday favorites will have to do!
1. Nicholas Sparks new book: I can't remember the title, but I bought it (half-price) tonight at Hastings. I will read anything he writes. I love his books. The movies I will see, but I prefer the books!
2. FALL!!!! This is my favorite time of the year-I just hate that it also my busiest!! I live for leaves, pumpkins, and the colors you see!
3. Grocery Shopping- I know, you think I'm crazy, but I love to walk around a store, doesn't even matter which one, and fill a shopping cart. I just don't like the putting it on the counter, loading it back in the cart, PAYING for it, loading it in my van, unloading it at home, putting it away and then writing the cost down in my checkbook. Too bad those cart helper guys don't follow you home and help you put it all away!
4. Pictures. I have been working on my baby and childhood albums for awhile. I just filled 2 acid free safe albums. Did not scrapbook-but did get them in a new book and wrote by each picture. Then, I went through all of my pictures to pull out all of our Halloween pics to make the boys a Halloween album. It makes me so sad to see how fast my boys are growing up. Makes you want to stop and savor each moment.

Wondering why I'm going to be MIA? I am taking a training class on Orton Gillingham. This will be very helpful in my teaching-it helps you teach a learning disabled or dyslexia child. The Apple Group is offering this. I had registered for this fall, but they were full. So I was down for the spring class, but someone is sick and had to back out today, so they called me! I am excited,but it will be a long weekend and next week! (fri 6-9, sat & sun 9-4, then same schedule again in 2 weeks) Then, on Monday & Tuesday, we have Open House at Montessori. I will be so ready for Wed night and nowhere to go!!!! Later-