Friday, December 31, 2010

resolutions and plans...

so looking back at my 2010 goals:
for 2010 i have a few more "specific" goals...
1. lose weight/get healthy -- did not happen like i would have liked...
2. scrap lots -- no specific numbers, but i did a lot of scrapping!
3. travel more -- eh...i am disappointed i only left town 3 times (yes, one was a week long, but i need more!)
4. finish certification -- my part is finished, now it is waiting on webster to finish their part
5. stay positive -- until the end of december i was doing ok, lol...
6. be a better blogger -- NOT

and then here is what i hope to accomplish in 2011:
1. eat less/move more
2. scrap a lot
3. travel more
4. get a certified teaching job!
5. stay positive
6. be a better blogger

(i do not change a lot, do i? LOL)

toodles :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

a wonderfully white Christmas!

i loved it -- we had snow for Christmas!! it was probably close to 4 inches or so!!

friday we did our "new" tradition of having dinner with meghan's family :) then going to the children's christmas service -- meghan was an angel, the angel gabriel in fact, and said her lines perfectly! she was so cute in the costume, as were all the kids! i will post pictures at some point...need to upload from my camera! opened gifts when we got home -- i got some gift cards, a polaroid camera, shoes, a sock monkey, and a ton of teacher goodies from my godparents...

saturday was sleeping in...and the only thing we did was go to my brother's house for dinner...roads were fine (even his unplowed city street)...

today was a relaxing day...i worked on getting my room cleaner...watched 3 harry potter films while i worked -- they kept me moving!! i still have a lot to do, but it is better than it was!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Luke 2
Jesus came for all of us.
He came as a tiny baby,
born in a stable,
placed in a manger by his virgin mother.
Shepherds and Wise Men came to see Him.
The angels told of His birth.
The birth was foretold hundreds of years
before by the Old Testament prophets.

His birth affects us all.
He came of all of us.

Happy birthday, Jesus.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Studio Calico Wishlist

One of the kit clubs I belong to, Studio Calico, is hosting a wish list here is my Studio Calico wish list!

1) Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder ink pad
2) Any of the Mister Huey mists!! Love the white, and I am afraid I will use it all up!
3) Large Circle Border Punch -- THANK YOU, BARB!
4) Noah alphabet stamps

Monday, December 20, 2010

7 years ago

Seven years ago today, on her 61st birthday, an angel was born.
My mother, Ellen, passed away.
It was a scary and sad night.
We mourned for our loss, yet we rejoiced that she was with Jesus.
Her funeral was on Christmas Eve.

Our lives were enriched because of her.
She was a teacher to many (at schools where many would never have taught).
She was a mother of two; a wife of one (for life).
She was a friend to everyone she met.

She touched our lives for a short while.
She touched our hearts forever.

I miss her.
I miss her voice.
I wish I had a tape or video so I could listen to her voice one more time.

Record yourself for your family.
Have your photo taken.
Journal and tell the stories you want to share.
You never know when your days are going to be over.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

less than a week!

I am excited for Christmas...

I am excited to see the children's program come together so wonderfully on Friday evening...

I am excited to see what people think about the gifts I chose for them...

I am excited to place baby Jesus in the manger on the nativity set...

I am excited for time off work to relax, play, and clean (yes, I am even excited for the cleaning!)...

I am excited to finish the giving tree at church and take the goodies to the Ronald McDonald House...

I am excited for Christmas...


Thursday, December 16, 2010


well, last night at church we heard some was freezing rain, but the main roads were surprisingly okay...we turned onto our street and everything went to hell! my dad was fishtailing down the hill!!!! there was a guy in a truck STUCK partway up the hill -- he couldn't even get turned around, so he went in reverse down to the next cul-de-sac so he could turn around & head home...mason is parked in our driveway -- trying to keep his jeep safe! my dad almost hit it, so we made sure to tell mason to move it from the street...

no school today (thankfully!) as the roads are so icy -- some highways are closed due to accidents...police cars were going off the road...crazy times!! if the sun comes out we will be awesome and good to go, we just need the sun!!

icy toodles!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry almost Christmas!

Christmas is almost here...the wrapping is happening...I think I am even finished with my shopping!! My dad has been an on-line shopper -- so proud of him!

Christmas practice at church has been fun to watch -- Meghan is an angel this year and gets all the fun (and challenging) lines...the littlest kids (my class, lol) are not the best at their lines, but a few know it, and they are carrying the rest of them! I have been going through it with them on Sunday mornings in class, but I know some are working on it at home, too...

I have not yet done a card, but I think I am going to do a letter -- that way I can share a couple pictures, like graduation, Yellowstone, and student teaching!

Hoping for a snow day!

Toodles :)

Friday, December 03, 2010

happy early birthday to me!

my wonderful dad gave me my birthday gift early...a new camera!! yay!!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

sick & tired...

sick with a cold (getting better) and tired of working on the seminar project -- especially when i go from praise on one section to flat out criticism on the