Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Three Day Weekend

I'm enjoying the last day of a wonderful three day weekend today.  Somehow I managed to make it through the school year without using my personal day, so I'm using it today.  Then I only have four days left of school.  I'll admit I have mixed emotions about it.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm more than ready for Summer Break!  But at the same time, I'm going to miss this group of students.  They have been absolutely wonderful.  Smart, sweet, and well behaved. 

Last week was exhausting so I started my three day weekend with a nice long nap Friday afternoon.  I woke up long enough to go grab some dinner with the husband and then went back to sleep.

Saturday morning I got up and got ready to head north to see my family and celebrate a few birthdays.  Within a few days of one another my two little cousins, my little brother, and my Mommom all celebrate birthdays.  I really enjoyed getting to visit with the fam.  Unfortunately I didn't take many pictures.  Too busy visiting I guess. 

Speaking of my little brother...he's engaged!  Yay!  Excited for him and my soon to be sister-in-law. 

Yesterday the husband and I decided to take Liberty for a walk and to the dogpark.  We walked about 3.5 miles around the river trail, up the Big Dam Bridge, and to the dog park.  It was a good little workout for us girls.  At the 2 mile marker, Andrew decided to run back to the car (apparently we girls were too slow) while Lib and I walked on to the dog park.  There were four other dogs when we arrived at the dog park and let me just tell you Lib wanted nothing to do with them.  She was little Miss Antisocial.  All she wanted to do was sit in my lap.  

We left as soon as Andrew made it to the dog park with the car.  We grabbed some lunch and came home for a nap.  Last night we went to eat at Casa Mexicana and had sno cones for dessert.  We came home and played three games of bean bag toss in the back yard.  I lost all three games. :(  Poor Liberty did not understand the game.  She couldn't understand why we were throwing things and she wasn't allowed to fetch them. 

I slept in this morning.  It was nice!!  Once I was finally up & dressed I headed north to visit with my best friend from high school, Mandy & her new daughter, Macy.  it was the best visit.  I am so thankful for a beautiful Christian friend like Mandy.  We go months without seeing each other and when we do we talk like we never missed a beat.  We talk about any and everything.  I love it!

And Macy?  Oh my!!  That is one sweet little girl.  She just laid on my chest sleeping for close to an hour.  It was the best.  Little girl made me have a serious case of baby fever.  She is just too precious.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Few Changes

Things are changing around our house.  For someone like myself who doesn't like change, this can be very difficult to deal with.  Once I am accustomed to something, I prefer to keep it that way.  Take the husband's new Kindle Fire for example.  It is different than my old school kindle therefore I do not like it.  I'll keep what I know and understand.

Some of the changes occurring are easier to deal with than others.  One change that I am absolutely giddy about is a slight career change for me.  I was given the opportunity to teach English next year instead of Math.  I had to jump on the opportunity though I will admit I was a little hesitant at first.  Though Math is probably my least favorite subject, after two years of teaching it, I was getting used to it.  Teaching English means starting all over again.  After a couple discussion, some which were more heated than others, with my husband I knew teaching English was the right choice for me.  Now that I have officially made the decision, I couldn't be more excited.  I'm currently reading teen novels as fast as humanly possible in hopes of deciding what novels I will use in class next year.  Some are definitely better than others.

The hardest change has been with Liam Bailey.  It's been almost a full month and he still has not come home.  I cannot let my mind wonder about what has happened to my sweet cuddly boy.  My heart just cannot handle that.  As hard as it has been for me and as much as I miss him, I think it worse for Liberty.  My sweet, crazy girl has not been herself since she came home.  She misses him.  There are times when she lays here and cries.  It will BREAK your heart.  Because of that we have start discussing and looking into getting another dog.  She needs a friend to play with.  I'm not sure Andrew and I are completely ready, but it is something that I feel we need to do for her.  I only have a few weeks left of school (YAY) and then I will be home all day and have the time to train a puppy.  So far I have not found one that I have fallen in love with, but we are not in a hurry.  We do have an L name in mind. :)  Still searching for the perfect B middle name.  Of course we'll have to wait and see if this name fits our new furbaby.  Who knows.  Maybe in a month or so I can introduce you to the newest furry member of our family.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Gold Winner

Today is the big day.  I used random.org to select a winner for the Britt Nicole album. 

Someday I might even figure out how to display the generated number here like some of you do.  Until then, you will have to trust that I'm not a cheater. :)

The winner is #2 Momma Weaver!  Yay!!  I will your get your cd in the mail tomorrow!  I think you will enjoy it.