Thursday, July 21, 2011

Extreme Couponing?

I do not know about this... my friend Sonia has explained, and suggested, and encouraged me. So far I have not attempted to go out and "extreme coupon." It seems like alot of work. Maybe because the kids are home for the summer, or maybe I figure I already save by shopping at Aldi's, the Dollar Tree and Kroger.

Maybe just maybe it is the fear of the "unknown."

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Life!

Despite efforts to keep up with our blog, I have been not so diligent. Here is the deal...Facebook. Need I say more? Since my last post, which was lets see, Summer of 2009? Yikes! Sorry!

How to catch up on over a year and a half of life?

Well, like this:

we moved again, just down the street. We looked like Gypsies.
I am a Daisy Girl Scout leader.
Lavinia is in first grade. Doing well. Discovered she has ADHD. Life has really opened up for her.
Avin, a 6th grader, tested out of math and is doing 9th grade math, and reading off the charts.
Has continued playing soccer.
Liam, just turned the Big 5!
Devin, will be 20 in March. This summer he took a over the country road trip than lived in California for a few months. Now he is back, ready to crack back down in school.
Brian, work, tattooing again.
We have a new Weimaraner, "Lady Willow Avalon of the Myst" and recently "Dixie LaFoofer" a Lhasa Apso, and Maltese mix.
My sister has blessed us with a nephew, Sam who is 2 1/2, a neice who is 20 months, and our new addition Dean, who came on October 12.
I finished school.
You know life...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Oh my Goodness...Been a long time!

I just suddenly realized that I have not blogged in awhile. However, I did not think it has been almost three months!
There is good reason though. At the end of May I went back to work as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher/Preschool teacher. Plus I was still holding a full time load at school. Must who know me know that I am an ALL or partially nothing girl. When I am passionate for something, as I am when it comes to teaching little adults, I lose myself. So, now I am trying to balance. I took the summer off of school and now have my classroom in order. I do not go back until October 6th. However, Lavinia will be starting Kindergarten, Avin will be starting 5th grade. (His birthday is August 3rd, my baby) Where does time go?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May!

I love this time of year! It always seems that on May 1st it is the most beautiful time. Most of the leaves are out, flowers are peeking their heads out, and the grass is definitely greener. Ahhh...Spring. I cannot wait to plant next weekend. My Gram always said to wait for Mother's Day weekend to plant. Native Americans say wait until the buds on trees are the size of a squirrel's ear. With last weekend being above normal with temperates everything seemed to accelerate. Now I have to decide what I want to plant. The choices! I love flowers that are unique and vibrant. However, since we have mostly shade around our house, Impatiens are must. But what colors? I love the pinks and purples, but this year I may go with a fun mix. I am sure I will change my mind when I go to the nursery. I am like a kid in the candy store when I go there. "I want that, I want that..." Poor Brian, Poor bank account.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Time keeps on slipping.

I sit here in bed with the humming of the furnance going through the house, the warmth of the laptop on my legs and my ever strong husband sleep next to me. The question is where did the day go? It seems that it was just Monday morning and the day was new. My quarter of school is finished in two days. Devin turned 18 this past Saturday. My 37th birthday is around the corner.
Where does the time go?
I long for the days when my children were nestled on my chest, rooting my face with their warm baby breath letting me know it was time to eat. Now they lay in their beds, almost 10, 5 and 4. Where does the time go?
I still can relate to the 20 year old girl, I am her. But the mirror tells me different.
Where does the time go?
I relish the wisdom that I have gained through the years, it flourishes through me. I would not change that. Wisdom is a powerful tool to gain, but...
Where does the time go?
Life keeps me busy. Life keeps us charged. Gratefully, it only has to lived One day at a time.
Tick, tick, tick...there goes time again.

C'mon over, pull up a chair.

C'mon over, pull up a chair.
I found these kids chairs at a flea market and got them both for $15. I love this color!

The Apron Swap

The Apron Swap
I did it! And I even made one for myself!