Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday Night...Oh So Close to Friday!

This post may be very random, but oh well:

1. I bought the 30 Day Shred last week since so many of you had written good things about it. So far I've only done one workout- I need the motivation to do it everyday.

2. 10 more days of coaching tennis- yeah!

3. Does anybody else who loves scrapbook/craft things love checking PeachyCheap out every morning? It's been a new addition to my morning internet checklist.

4. Wish me luck tomorrow night. I will be having a giant sleepover at my school with 24 kids (and 3 other adults).

Have a wonderful Friday!

P.S. My google reader is bursting at its' seams- I will get to all of your posts this weekend- sorry for the lack of comments lately.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

ugg, so I coach the JV tennis team at our high school and it has it's up and downs. Today was a down. It was looking like it was just about to rain for most of the day and I had a tennis match after school. I was hoping the whole day for one of two things- either rain before school got out or wait until we play for it to rain. Well, neither happened.
The tennis match was about a 40 minute drive away and today was the dreaded day...the day I had to drive the huge passenger van. It was sprinkling when we left school. I saw the Athletic Director and asked if we should still go. Yep, it wasn't raining there- YET! Half way there it is pouring rain- I called and asked if it was cancelled- nope. Anyways, we finally made it there in the pouring, pouring rain and turned right around to drive another 40 minutes back in the rain. I wouldn't have wanted to drive 40 minutes in my own car by myself in that rain, instead I was driving an enormous van going 60 mph on the highway with a group of high school girls.

On a better note, last week I went to go visit little Winston...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ideas for Book Character Day?

This past weekend was fabulous- fabulous weather, good time with friends, my sister's birthday party and just an over-all relaxing time. Thank goodness that it is almost the weekend again. Although, I am sad that I already know I won't be able to sleep in due to a tennis tournament that I have to coach for on Saturday morning.

I need your help. Friday is Book Day at school and we have to dress up as a book character. Any ideas?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Puppy Love

You might remember my post on whether or not to get a labradoodle. Little did I know that we actually would be serious about getting a dog.

Last Friday, the puppies were born! We had said that we would only get a dog if a cream one was born. The puppy we were hoping to buy was from a girl's family in my class.

On Monday morning, she walked in:
Me: Hey, M! I heard your puppies were born this weekend!
M: There were no cream ones.
And on she walked into the room.
Later that day, she says in a very sad voice..."Does this mean that you won't buy one of my puppies?"

Anyways, they had 2 brown ones and 7 black ones born. We decided to go ahead and visit the puppies and look at one of the brown ones.

It was love! So small and adorable!
Here is what our puppy looks like (although we forgot our camera, so it isn't actually ours)We still have time to back out if we change our minds, but it is looking like we will soon be bringing home our new puppy, Winston.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh, Night! Where did you go?

Seriously, where did the night go? I told myself that I would do things tonight- like grade some papers, design scrapbook pages, laundry...! Tennis practice was even canceled due to rain so I had extra time.

In my defense, I did try to make-up one of my pilates class at the gym, but it was full when I got there so my drive to be productive sort of went down hill from there.

As soon as I sat down on the couch, I think I was done for the there was American Idol AND The Biggest Loser on TV tonight!

I also told myself to get to bed by 10 tonight- opps! I'm already not looking forward to dragging myself out of bed in the morning.

Tomorrow is another day, perhaps my list of things to do will be accomplish then. (although, honestly- I doubt it!)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Recap

As promised, here are the pictures from Easter...

To start- here are the goody bags I made for my nephews and niece. They were stuffed with some candy, socks, bubbles, egg chalk, and other goodies. They were so excited to get them!

Next up, these lovely cake pops that my sister and I spent most of Saturday making. I got the recipe and idea for Bakerella's blog. (Really, they look much cuter on her website!)

We also made this fun fruit chick! We tried to make something that looking like the baskets from Edible Arrangements. Ours didn't exactly turn out that way and we both decided that we would never want to work there- this was hard work!

Here's our Easter picture...yes, we somehow color coordinated with Dan's tie and my sweater.

My parents ended up having 24 people over for Easter between relatives and it was a party in their dining room! Here is one of the tables- I love how springy it looks!

My nephew wanted me to take a picture of his jelly bean wand/tower.

On to the egg hung!

There was about one thousand eggs to find. The person who found the most won this bunny and poses for a picture with my grandpa.

Here is everyone counting up their eggs... there was some tough competition! We had a great Easter! Hope you did too!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I adore Easter! I just got back from our church service which ends with everyone singing the Hallelujah Chorus! What a wonderful day to celebrate what Christ did for us!

We are just about to head out to my parent's house for a Easter dinner and the annual Easter egg hunt. My mom spends hours getting hundreds of eggs ready for the hunt! I'll post pictures later...

He is not here; for He has risen, just as He said!
Matthew 28:6

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hello from the Sunshine State!

Just writing a quick post before heading out to the sun! So far it has been a wonderful vacation and just very relaxing which is just what I needed.

Dan was down here for the weekend and I think even he ended up having a good time despite his dislike for laying out in the sun. Mostly, we have just been laying on the beach and reading books and then a bit of shopping before dinner. Perfect vacation in my eyes.

Yesterday was a bit cooler, so after laying in the sun for a bit we headed out for some outlet malls. And deals were found! I will have to share all of my finds later...but they were good!

Hope everyone is having a good week! I'll get caught up with everyone's posts soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Day

I'm always thankful when April Fool's Day lands on a weekend or over spring break. This year I wasn't so lucky. I had sort of forgotten that it was April Fool's Day...well, I definitely reminded when the bell rang at 8am. It was then that the jokes started and just kept coming. Here's a little snippet of it:

Kid #1: I'm leaving early today. APRIL FOOLS!

Kid #2: I didn't do my homework. APRIL FOOLS!

Kid #3: My desk is clean. APRIL FOOLS!

Kid #4: I love broccoli! APRIL FOOLS!

Kid #5: I put something on your desk, Mrs. S. APRIL FOOLS!

Kid #6: Merry Christmas! APRIL FOOLS!

I have 25 kids in my you can imagine the other 19 jokes. :) and then add another 20 more for those who needed to do one every hour. The best part was that they never waited for my reaction- they just shouted APRIL FOOLS!

And then there was:
Me: Okay, for math today you need to finish page 184 and 185.
Half of the Class: APRIL FOOLS...right! right?
The other half: What? April Fools? I don't get it!
Me: No, it's not a joke. You really do need to do those pages.
Class (all at different times): Oh, I thought...

Yeah, okay. Really? All day this has to go on?

Thank goodness that is over. And tomorrow is our last day of school before Spring Break! :)

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