Saturday, March 31, 2007

Lenae's Spring Picture

Here it is! She looks so grown up already. Hard to believe she'll be turning seven in 6 more days.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I'm surviving, but I miss sleeping in.

Well...two days down and three to go until the weekend. These early mornings are kicking my butt. However, maybe if I would go to bed earlier it wouldn't be so bad. LOL! Monday was madness. I ran around constantly, and at the end of the day I felt like I hadn't gotten anything done. I did however spend 45 min. after school cleaning up my classroom. We are making bean mosaics for our study of Ancient Rome in 6th grade social studies, and I had dried beans EVERYWHERE! I'll have to take some pictures of the finished product and post them when I get a chance. They always come out so cool! Tomorrow is a easy day with the 5th grade social studies classes, we are watching a video on the Declaration of Independence. 3 classes of that...hopefully I can get some other stuff caught up while they are watching. Oh, I did have an AWESOME lunch today. The Spanish teacher takes the 6th grade classes on a field trip to a local Mexican restaurant where they have to speak in Spanish to the wait staff. So, I had a GREAT meal, and didn't have to pay for it either! WaHoo! It was just the two of us, and my 18 cherubs. They were pretty well behaved too. Too bad we can't do that more often. :) Lenae got her casual spring pictures...I'll scan one and post it later. They came out awesome! Until next time......

Sunday, March 25, 2007

It's Sunday!

What a beautiful day too! Not much going on today, although I did add a few more pictures to my slide show. I had done some more pages, but hadn't taken pictures of them until last night. I'd like to go through all of my albums and get photos of them. That sounds like a good summer project. I'd scan them...but lately my scanner doesn't like all the lumpy stuff, and it scans wierd. Well, I'm being called to get juice for my boy. Until next time.......

Friday, March 23, 2007

An old one of Lenae

She was 2 years and 9 months in this video.

Spring break is almost over

I knew the end would come quick. It's not that I dread going back to work, it is that this is the time of the year that gets VERY STRESSFUL! Crunch Time...The time to FREAK out that we only have 38 days of school left (as of Monday)!!!! I've got so much to get done! Not only is our music teacher and I putting on a big performance with our 119 5th & 6th graders, I have also decided to have a Renaissance Festival with my 6th graders this year, instead of the traditional "Medieval Museum". And of course the culminating events of both the musical and the festival happen about a week apart. Someone's gonna have to put me in a padded room come May! Oh yes, and I was also told that I have to give the social studies state pilot assessment as well. When the heck am I gonna get all this done? Oh well...I'll survive as always. And when May 18th comes, you can come find me - I'll be running for the hills.

Questionaire from the Dawgs

Q: What is your favorite activity and why?
A: Scrapbooking...I love to be creative

Q: What is your favorite style of Scrapbooking?
A: Simple...but I am trying to branch out

Q: Do you prefer candid pics or staged?
A: Mostly candids, but I do like staged every now and then

Q: Do you take your camera everywhere with you?
A: No, but I should

Q: Do you have a certain thing that you prefer to get shots of?
A: My kids

Q: Do you have a specific comfort meal?
A: Dessert!

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: Still teaching, maybe living in a different town.

Q: What are the steps you will take to get to where you want to be in five years?
A: Just keep doing what I'm doing...oh and putting our house on the market.

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: Cows (and dust!)

Q: Post a picture of yourself
A: I already did. :)

Q: FINAL QUESTION: Who is a "Scrapbooking Celeb" that you try to lift?
What is it that you love about their work? Post an example of their work.
Hmmmm....Not sure on this one. I really like Becky Higgins' sketches though.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ryan is counting in Spanish

My first digital scrapbook page! I used our family Christmas photo.

My second digital scrapbook page!

HOLY COW! It's been a long time! maybe 5 months is a little too long between updates! LOL! I'll have to put some pictures up later, but for now just a quick entry is all I have time for. (Laundry is calling you know!) Hmmm...since October...Thanksgiving was good. My mom hosted the dinner this year, and there was about 80 in attendance. She was quite stressed out, but it went very well. Christmas was such a great time with family, as usual. Ryan and Lenae had a ball. Ryan finally got into "opening" his gifts this year. Everything was "WOW!" as he opened them up. When he was finished with his, he wanted to help everyone else too. Including his sister...she didn't like that so much. Kerry turned the big 4-0 on New Year's Eve. Per our usual tradition, we got together with the Jakabosky's but also invited my parents and Kerry's parents to come celebrate with us. In Feb., Kerry took another 2 week business trip out to Arizona. Lenae's birthday is in a coupe of weeks. She's going to be 7! I can't believe she's getting so big! We've got a trampoline in the works for her. She's been asking for one for a while I hope she'll be surprised & happy! I'd love to say Ryan is "growing like a weed", but the little guy is just that...little. He's two and a half and still wearing 12 to 18 month pants. He weighs right about 25-26 pounds. I hope he has a growth spurt sometime soon!

That's all for now! I'll get some pictures up a little later.