Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Sometimes you just need a change. It may be changing your furniture around in your living room. Or changing your pocket book. Or just changing your blog around. So that is what I have done. You may be looking around my blog right now saying wheres the changes? It looks the same to me. Well, it's really not any big changes just a little change.

When you comment I will have to read your comment before it's publish. My beloved blog has been getting some comments I do not condone at all. And being that the world wide web is not closed to the world. It was only a matter of time that my little blog would be tested by the world.

But I pride myself in keeping this blog Christ oriented and pride myself in keeping this blog clean and pure because that is how I try to live my own life. That I needed to step up to the plate and make some changes. The last thing I would like to do is make my blog private because I have begun to think this blog has been an out reach. If one person can say I have been blessed being a follower on your blog I feel like I have done my job.

I have not written in this online journal for almost three years just to make it private to a few of my faithful bloggie people I have met through this journey of mine. I would love to "meet" more of you bloggie people out there who have enjoyed reading about me and my family and my life.

I would hate to shut the door and only shed the candle light to the ones I know. I would feel like my journey on the bloggiecoaster had ended short. So, my changes I have made is just to have more security on Pieces Of My Heart.

I enjoy the other online things I have become accustom to... Facebook, twitter...but my blog is like my home. Nothing can compare to sitting down and just jotting my thoughts,my fears, my joys,my pictures, my heart.

So, I have decided I won't do anything drastic. I won't close down this journal or make it private. I am going to keep pressing on this journey.

I would like to ask a favor. If you a new to this blog, just visited or a frequent visitor, a follower, someone on my blog roll, a real life friend of mine or a family member of mine, some one who googled and just by chance found my blog, someone who has been following me for almost three years on here. Comment Right now right here please let me know you are reading...let me know how you found me or just drop by and say "Hi!". Make me read a bunch a comments on my email and have me push that publish button.

Will you join me on this bloggie journey?

Comment, I so want to hear from you!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

So Fast!

Can you believe how Fast Christmas comes and then leaves? That one day we get ready for all year long finally comes and then ends. But, like every year our family has two Christmas's yup we have one on the 25th and then we visit our family for the News Years and have another Christmas!

We had a wonderful day full of relaxing and enjoying time with our family. We enjoyed watching Jeremy play with his new play gym. He was adorable as he hit all the toys hanging above his head.

I have also taken advantage of my school vacation and have started cleaning my bedroom. If I ever get this bedroom organized and cute I will post pictures on here!

How was your Christmas? I hope all had a wonderful day! I will post soon!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

To my Carole...

My best friend...

I love you my dear little sister. I hope you have a wonderful twentieth birthday tomorrow!!

And to the rest of you...I hope you all have a wonderful Merry Christmas tomorrow!!

Love you all,

Monday, December 21, 2009

It's almost here!

....Christmas that is. Can you believe it? I can't! Tomorrow is the grand finale at school, Christmas,party,program the works! And then...yes...it's the BIG Christmas VACATION! Everyone now can applaud!!

Of course there is down side to it I can't admit it alright I will...I think I am getting a cold! Yes another cold! Not to thrilled about it! But what can ya do?

Our Christmas tree is now standing proud in our living room,lights ornaments it looks great!

We had our Churches Christmas program this past Friday. It was beautiful. Every year after the program it just feels like Christmas! Love it! Of course, I needed to post a picture of Jeremy and his Christmas attire! :) He has another Christmas outfit as well. But I had to post at least one picture of him in one of them! Isn't he adorable? Well, I am going to end for now! Hopefully I will be posting before Christmas!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It's so cold!!

Winter is here! I guess that's kind of a dead give away since Christmas is a week away and all. So, here I sit with my fuzzy pink slippers and fuzzy pink pj's. Typing about being cold.

But here's the deal. Winter can be a drag in the middle of the woods with snow covered mountains surrounding you but we can also look at the brighter things in life. Like cute high heel boots where you can slide all over your drive way getting to the car. Warm cozy sweaters where Jeremy can spit up all over them!

However, if I can be serious for a moment. I do love seeing my little students all geared up to play in the snow. They all look like adorable snow bunnies ready to hop in the clear white play land outside.

And since I don't have a picture of my students all in snow gear....

I thought you would enjoy a picture of another snow bunny. My niece Alyvia. :)

Have a great winters night!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

Well, today we went out Christmas shopping...AGAIN! I have been little by little crossing out the names on my list that I needed to buy Christmas gifts for but I still have some more to go. I think I have bought more wrapping paper than gifts! I am LOVING the paper that our local dollar store has. It's incredible how many different types of paper they have for a buck! Loving...loving it!

I have also been taking out my Christmas blouses,red,red, and red. I happen to love red blouses! But we have Christmas programs coming up and I want to look festive!

My room is getting filled with wrap gifts all over the place. I have a pile of gifts yea high on my dresser for my students! If you promise you won't tell I will tell you what it is.... PROMISE??? All, right I got them each a four pack of play dough! Yup, I think they will like it. AND they will not open the dough until they get home I happen to HATE the SMELL of PLAY DOUGH!! :)

Okay, now it's your turn tell me how your Christmas season is going? What kind of wrapping paper do you have??? :D

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Give Away!

Not on my blog this time...http://mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com/mariemadeline_studio/2009/11/the-happy-scrappy-quilt-giveaway-again.html Check it out they are giving away the most beautiful quilt!! Go enter!! It's loads of fun! Oh, and if you enter mention who sent you over! ;)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Winner is...

I am so sorry that I took FOREVER to announce a winner. And no we did not have a power out the snow was falling but no power out tonight. Yay for that! But people were on the phone, I was ironing,feeding Jeremy,making my lunch for tomorrow,eating dinner getting the give away gift ready etc. But no more excuses some of you may now be in bed...

Okay...the winner is.... Jennifer!!! From Child of the King!!

CONGRATS!!! Please send me your home address on my blog email address!

Thank you all for entering!!! It has been fun!

You still have a little time...

Yes, bloggie friends the winner will be announce TONIGHT! Unless, this nice BIG snow storm decides to take our power...but lets hope that won't happen!! (Happy thoughts...happy thoughts)

So, I am going to give you all a little more time to enter...have fun and soon and very soon I will announce the winner!!

By the way, I was getting the prize ready this afternoon and if I do say so myself it's pretty cute!! ;)

I am too lazy to copy and paste the link to my give away. So just scroll down a couple of posts and you will find it!!

Have fun last minute entering!

Monday, December 7, 2009

A LIttle Reminder...

Hi Bloggie People! How are we this Monday morning? I am pretty good and pretty awake! We had a lovely weekend visiting family. We were able to see my adorable little niece Alyvia every day we were down here! She is getting so big walking, and talking and singing. What a doll!!! Yes, that is her with me and Jeremy. She also loves kissing his little head. She is going to be a GREAT big sister! Yup, I was given the go ahead to share the news... my brother and sister in law will be having there second baby this June! Another niece or nephew! Yay!

Well, I did it! I got my hair done this weekend. I was growing it out for quite a while but decided I wanted a change. How do you like?

Oh, I also wanted to thank you all for praying for my family for the last couple of weeks. The unspoken was answered and God said "Yes" The little problem is now being solved and just wanted to thank you all for being such good bloggie friends and praying!!

Well, tomorrow Jeremy will be 4 months old!! Can you believe it?? I just love him so much!! He sure has enjoyed visiting will Mimi this weekend. Just this morning he gave her one big smile!!

Well, my reminder I was talking about on my title is my Christmas give away only a few more days you can enter! Remember you can enter as many times as you want have fun and enter!!

Pieces of My Heart And add my button on your blog and just let me know you will get an extra point!!

Well, please pray for our safety as we go back home this morning. And please also pray for my little nephew Liam who has been sick in the hospital since Friday!!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Give Away!

It's the most wonderful time of the year....
Don't you agree? I just love Christmas the lights, the gifts and of course the true meaning remembering the miracle of Christ birth.
I happen to LOVE this picture! We never believed in Santa we were always taught it was just a fun story. But when you have a dad that looks just like Santa it's kind of hard not to dress him up and have Jeremy pose with him!
I also thought it would be a great picture to begin my annual Christmas Giveaway that I started last year.
My lips are sealed this year about what the gift will be but I promise you, you won't be disappointed (Or at least I hope you won't.)
We are going to have a little twist this year. Every time you enter you need to tell me something different about Christmas, tradition,movie,song,special thing at church,best childhood memory etc.
Enter as many times as you want my bloggy producer Mackenzie is working on a button. When she has it on my blog grab it and put it on your blog and let me know that will count for an extra point!
The give away will end December 9th.
Enter....enter...enter and HAVE FUN!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy December 2nd!

I think I had a "Happy November 2nd!" Post as well. I am just not good at writing a blog post at the first of the month or something. Well, my December first went well it was a full day of phonics, and math, and taking down fall things and replacing them with winter/Christmas things.

We even have our little Christmas tree up in our classroom. I loved watching the kids eyes beam with pride when I put the lights on. "I didn't know our tree had lights!" One child announced another one asked me to turn off the lights so we could see if our Christmas tree "glowed" in the dark.

Children are so fun!! I just love teaching! It's such a fun job!

I have to tell you Jeremy was adorable tonight. Well he always is! But I have to say he was just a riot! I brought him upstairs with me tonight and I had my laptop on and it was on my bed so I scrolled down the music selection I have saved on my lappy.

And pressed my Life Goes On album by the Talley Trio. (My Jeremy loves the Talley's. He became an instant fan when we saw them a couple months ago.) :) So anyhow the first song started playing "Realms Of Glory."

He immediately sits up in my arms and smiles. And then Lauren started singing her part. And Jeremy started giving me his big smile and then I started asking him in my sing song voice "Do you love Lauren?" He started laughing I mean really belly laughing! It was adorable! As soon as the song ends he stops smiling and he looks very serious and then I'll put it back on and he starts smiling again! So CUTE!

And since we are on that subject I should also mention when he is crying just totally crying and nothing will calm him I will put on the Talleys and he will just relax in my arms and usually fall asleep!:)

Well, it's kind of boring around here this week Carole is visiting our Mimi. Whoever invented text was a smart person. I love being able to text her. While one of us is away!

Well, I need to go to bed! School is in the morning! I would like to mention a few posts ago I asked for you to pray for our family. I will ask you to continue praying! Thank you all you mean so much to me!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! (A few days late)

I'm sorry I haven't written in a while. It's been one hectic week! Of course my school vacation started with my head in a trash can! Yup, I caught the flu just in time for vacation! I was not overly thrilled about that. So, it just has not been the vacation I was hoping for. But that's alright that is life!!

We had a quiet Thanksgiving this year. Nothing big. Just our family gathered around the table laughing at Jeremy's new little antics while he had his first dinner at the table in his high chair! Of course his dinner consisted of his bottle but he was satisfied!

Well, we did it again rose up early yesterday morning and went black Friday shopping! My aunt showed up at our house at four thirty in the morning and Carole, myself and Aaron piled in her car and drove into town. We had a fun time even though we didn't find much stuff! But oh well! It was still fun!

And the best part is Mackenzies dad dropped off my laptop at my Mimi's so my Aunt could bring it up to me. So, yes, I am typing on my laptop as I speak! Yay lappy is back!! And speaking of Mackenzie once again she put her bloggy magic together and made me this adorable Christmas template!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Can you believe Christmas is now in the air? Sigh, I LOVE Christmas!! It's so much fun!! Alright, I need to end for now but I am sure I will be posting soon!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


My family and I have not had the most fun few days. But when life gives you lemons...yup start getting those pitchers out we are going to make lemon ade!
So my lemon ade is my adorable baby brother Jeremy! I thought you would all enjoy some pictures of him! Isn't he getting big??
I am going to download some more updated pictures soon!
Also I don't know if you have noticed but my bloggy producer Mackenzie made me a button! Isn't it so cute? It's on my side bar. She is so creative I didn't even know she made it! That made me smile today just like Jeremy! So if you want to put my button on your blog! By all means go right ahead!
I am going to end right now! Please keep my family in your prayers!

Love you all,

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Cutie!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Over And Over Again...

Well Most of you may remember the post I wrote a week or so ago about my sister Carole and her very special friend Mark.

::Ahem:: Let's hope I can finish this post before I go into the sister crying moment!

Saturday afternoon my phone went off I looked at the screen "Carole" it said. I knew what it would say when I pressed "View text" I made my thumb press okay and there it read...

"We were walking toward the pond and it was raining very hard. I was cold, very cold, extremely cold. Mark looked up at me and said we don't need a pond for me to tell you how much I love you. They walked a little farther and then he said "Carole will you marry me?"

I read it to my mom and of course she started crying. Mark did asked my dad earlier that day if he could marry Carole but the knowing she hadthe ring on her finger was just too much!

Yes, my friends my precious sister is getting married! I can't believe I am writing this all down! It's really true! Pictures of the wedding to follow sometime early fall of 2010 or early spring of 2011. Small clue: The sobbing, blubbering maid of honor with a huge tissue that will be me!:)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Well, I had it in my head that I was going to bed...

...but I then wanted to check some blogs, when I checked the blogs I decided to comment so then I had to sign in after I decided to sign in... I then thought "Well, I am now signed in I should at least pop in my bloggy corner and say hello." I feel like the mouse who wanted a cookie! :)

Well, for a girl who had her whole weekend plan...visiting Mimi, friends,mall, book sale,home church etc her weekend is looking pretty dull! Sitting in her polka dot pajamas at the computer writing about nothing exciting!

However, that is okay I don't mind too much. I actually had a lovely time holding Jeremy and watching the new Disney movie "Up!" With my family. I then sat in Carole's room and chatted and giggled and chatted some more. I then decided I would just turn on the Internet for a moment check some things and go to bed. Maybe read a little or watch a DVD in bed. But that blogging bug had bit me again and well here I am typing my little heart out!

I can not believe Thanksgiving is so soon! I feel like we just had Thanksgiving and now it is here again! We may be having a small Thanksgiving this year. I am not really sure if family will be traveling this year or not! But, I am sure it will be great no matter what!:)

This past week my students made Indian corn and pumpkins. I am not sure what we will be making next week besides turkey cupcakes! I just love Thanksgiving!

Well, I guess I should turn off the computer and head to bed.

What is one of your favorite Thanksgiving tradition or dish?

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Well, you may can tell with my title that I am tired! A full days of school can really get me in the yawning type of mood! I have been wanting to post some new Jeremy pictures on my little corner. But blogger has been acting up yet again. I have actually thought about changing websites but for one I am not sure if I really want to have to tell all my bloggy people (Ahem..all 16 or so of you!:) That you need to change my link on your blog etc... But we will see!

So after that random fun filled fact! My week went pretty well however we still have sickness in the family. SIGH! So our weekend trip to my grandmothers house has been delayed! I'm not overly disappointed because I have a lot to do at home. However, I was looking forward to seeing Mimi and everyone maybe going to a mall and going to a big Christian book sale. But that is alright. However, I was looking forward to getting my lappy back (laptop) sniff....sob!

Well, this is going to be a small post tonight. My brain is mush. I need some much needed sleep.

Oh...oh...but before I do I need to tell you Carole and I watched Love Finds a Home (Part of the Love Comes Softly series) Love, love, love it! Both Carole and I think it was one of their best yet!:)

Hopefully, I will be more awake and blogger will work tomorrow and you can see some Jeremy pictures!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Such a simple title. Don't ya think? Thinking. The very word puts a smile on my face. I am a thinker. Or more better known as a day dreamer. I think, day dream about everything. Have since I was a wee little child.

I would sit at my desk in my fifth grade class room doing my seat work but pretending in mind I was tutoring a "student" It kept me going it kept me motivated to finish my work by day dreaming.

Of course I don't have to day dream about teaching anymore since ::Ahem:: it's what I do for a living. But I tend to think, day dream about other things so many other things. I was thinking about that this afternoon and I thought it would make a good post.

Stay with me people! I am not just rambling tonight I have a point! Are you a thinker? Do you think about tomorrow, think about year from now, two years, maybe even six years from now? I do I wonder where I will be, what I will be doing, I think it's normal to wonder, to ponder, to think. I am so glad God gave me an imagination.

My mom has told me a story about when I was only four or five years old and I wanted to bring my doll into the grocery store. My mom told me I needed to leave my doll in the car and I wasn't overly thrilled about the idea but after I stopped my two second pouting. I looked up at mom as she shut the car door and I said "That's, otay mama. I have my maginary doll!" (Yes, I had a speech problem as a child. :) ) While I said that I motioned with my arms pretending I was carrying a doll.

I love to write I love to create imaginary characters in my stories and make them real. I love being able to sit down in my chair and just think!

Of course like everything else we need to be careful what we think about what we watch,read, talk to because sure enough that negative stuff will come into our thinking. Like the old children's song...

"Oh, be careful little eyes what you see."

"Oh, be careful little ears what you hear."

"Oh,Be careful little mouth what you say."

We need to be careful what we say and what we think and what we do.

But when we use our minds to honor and glorify God our thinking can be a beautiful thing. I am so glad I can ponder not worry but just ponder and think! Aren't you?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Over And Over

This afternoon I was listening to a song that I have heard umpteen hundred times! I actually love this song but today it hit me hard. "Over and over again and again God is faithful." As the chorus played I thought of my sister. Oh. boy my baby sister watch it you may just get splashed with my tears if you read on. ;)

"Over and over again and again through it all He made me able!" As I sat and listened to the words flow through the speaker I thought how faithful God is and how faithful He is to my own family. And how faithful He was when he put the perfect man in Carole's life.

Carole smiles in a different way these days her eyes light up in a way I can't describe. It has been so fun to watch my sister get to know a special someone this way. No, I am not going to say they are engaged or the wedding is next week. But, I promised you a post about Carole and Mark and I decided today I am going to write it....

And the story begins........

Are you ready????

The story of Carole and Mark

Carole first met Mark at a Christmas program at our church when she was turning seventeen the next week. Mark has told us since that he was tired that day and didn't really feel like going. However his mother told him you may just meet someone new tonight. He highly doubted but came anyways.

We had been attending the church Mark was visiting with his church for about five years. And he probably had seen Carole on a number of occasions but he said when he went into our small church and saw Carole in her blue velvet dress he just stopped and stared. He was determine to "meet" her after the concert.

And sure enough he did when we were all down stairs in the fellowship hall Mark made his way to Carole and started a conversation. Mid conversation though he realized she was still in school and not the same age as himself (21) like he had first thought. So that was a surprise. They said there goodbyes and didn't talk again until the following year...

Christmas time...

Carole was wearing a dark blue top and black skirt and after the Christmas concert she was nominated as "Punch girl" and she stood by the big crystal bowl of punch and poured the drink into people's cups. Mark had his eye on her all night but every time he looked she was talking to someone else. But when he told his mom he was ready to go she suggested he had some punch. Normally he hated punch and at first was very much confused by his mothers comment until he realized Carole was finally alone.

Of course she is not wearing a blue top in this photo that is because it was a different day however this was taken about the same time.:)

So he slowly made his way to her and casually said hi. Carole politely said hi back but her demeanor was different from the year before. She seemed almost annoyed at his presence. He must of thought she must of been told she had to stand by the punch bowl or she stubbed her toe coming into to church or she only had one hour of sleep the night before or she was told before she went that night that Santa was not real! Or something. Because this girl was not very out going that night. He tried to pull her out of her quiet mood but he realized it was loss when she politely finished her sentence and walked a way!

Mark thought that was the end and told his mom he was ready to leave little did he know Carole agonized over the way she treated him the whole ride home. And casually mentioned the incident to her sister (that would me) or her mom for months!

Well, the following summer her sister (me again) decided to get a Facebook and since Mark and I knew each other from school and church he asked me to be his friend. I remember nowthinking back he would always mention Carole getting a Facebook at the time I would say she really doesn't care about that which she would always say to me. But one day Carole was enjoying being on my page so much she asked me to help her start an account and who was one of the first people to ask to be her friend you may ask? Yup...Mark!

April 2009....

By spring time I knew something was up and one night at my grandmothers house Carole spilled her heart to me and I said. "He likes you!" Well, I was right by the summer time he wanted to take her bowling so myself and his sister (one of my best friends) tagged along with Carole and Mark and we went bowling.

That point on is just a blur the phone started ringing often and it was always for Carole. We started getting a particular guest often at our house. Carole's phone is always buzzing from a new text from Mark and like I said before that smile is incredible! My baby sister is all grown up!

I think this is such a neat story. Because like what I said at the begining of this post. God is faithful to His children. Carole was not looking for anyone she was very content being single. But God knows best and He put Carole and Mark together at the perfect time.

I want to give a shout to my single bloggy friends some of you may be like me and wonder when is my prince going to show up at my church's Christmas program? When am I going to have my turn?

You know in my single state I have learned a lot. And one of the things I have learned is patience. God knows where you are right now and He knows if there is a prince out there for you, and if there is He will show you in His time!

Trust Him,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Something cute!

I am trying to keep my promise to blog more often. But, once again I just had one of those busy type of days! And so once again I am blogging later than I would like and I need to get up early for school! So, instead of not blogging at all. I thought it has been quite a while since I have shared a cute moment in my classroom. And ya know I have plenty of those.

However, the one I am going to share happened yesterday morning when I asked my class what they were thankful for and a little boy said this....

"I am thankful for Wal-mart."

What can be cuter than that?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy November 2nd!

I was going to do a November first post and explain how excited I am that November is indeed here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And how I am getting excited about Thanksgiving projects and making my classroom all Thanksgiving-y but I never got around to posting yesterday. We had a dinner at the church after morning service and then we came back here and before I knew it we were packing up and going back to church for evening service.

So all day today I was thinking about posting but after a jam pack day of working on school stuff, watching,playing and holding Jeremy while mom so graciously worked on my turkey I am going to have on my bulletin board. I just didn't have time for all I wanted to do! So I waited till tonight, after I packed my lunch bag, my school bag, ironed my clothes, checked my facebook and considered taking off my nail polish (Still haven't decided yet!:) I finally had a moment to say hello to all of you!

I am afraid it's not going to be one of my jam pack posts filled with rambling galore though. Because believe it or not I am tired! And I am thinking about going to bed early tonight!

But before I do I want to mention a blog giveaway! I am so excited about this contest and I want to post the neato button but blogger won't let me!:( However, Morgan Denise is having a blog giveaway! And it is so cute! Why don't you check it out! I know you will want to enter. I promise!!

Well, I am going to say goodnight put my weary self to sleep! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Did you miss me?

Jeremy, here again! My big sister Ginger decided to try to download some pictures of me on Big Moe. I think she is going to try again today. But I thought this picture could hold you over for a while!

I know I am so cute! I just can't help it. I am smiling a lot more and I even laugh in my sleep! I will be three months on November 8th! Can you believe it?

I LOVE to spit up on everyone. That is my favorite sport! I have a real talent for it! I also love talking to my Winnie The Pooh mobile and my quilt that is hanging on the wall next to my changing table. So whenever I need to be change I just carry a conversation with Quiltie!

I also want to say "hi!" to my friend Breanna! Morgan's niece! I hear she likes seeing new pictures of me so she is my friend!

Everyone have a fun Saturday! Love, Jeremy!

Friday, October 30, 2009

And I did it again..

Well, you see I have this thing where I don't like wearing socks or slippers around the house. I don't know maybe I should have been "Tarzan's" daughter or something. But I like being bare foot instead of having something on my feet. My mom always gently reminds me to put something on my feet.... "What are you nuts it's 30 below out there get something on your feet NOW!" She's so gentle as she rebukes her 22 years old! :)

So, when I have no socks or slippers on I sometimes sit on my foot to keep it warm. However, when I do that my foot fall asleep. Which happened when I started this post. I guess I should just listen to my mother and wear the slippers. Instead of hopping around the house try to wake up my foot.

Well, in other news. I once again smell like baby spit up. I was just holding Jeremy and he spit up all over my sweater. You know? I stopped changing every time he spits up on me. My laundry is already to the ceiling I would end up having no more clean clothes if I tossed every top or bottom he threw up on.

I for one had a blast writing about my day the other day! It was a lot of fun! If you haven't yet jump on the bandwagon http://ylcf.org go one over you still have time! Also take a peak at all the other bloggers that participated it was fun reading a lot of there days as well!

I am still wanting to redesign/ change my room around! Ideas people!! I think I may be taking a trip to Wal-mart and getting some handy dandy organizing things! Fun stuff!

I hope I have not bored you! I am trying to post more often but it gets a little challenging when you can't think of things to write about!

I am hoping to try to download some adorable pictures of Jeremy on here soon! We will see if "Big Moe" will let me! Until then have a graet weekend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Day In The Life Of A K-4 Teacher

There are certain sounds I can do without in life. One being the sound of Thunder. I HATE the sound of thunder. If you live in the mountains, as I do, you may understand my feelings. When there is a thunder storm up here there is nothing louder than the rip roaring crash of thunder.

A fire drill: Being a teacher, I have had my share of fire drills. And let me tell ya, I think I may just rather hear the thunder. I honestly can’t say I blame my kids when they plug their ears as we rush out of the building. I am tempted to put ear plugs in my own! “Oh, I am sorry honey. What was that? Let me take out my ear plugs. What? Oh yes, we always need to have our ears open during a fire drill to listen to directions. So you keep those ears open while I protect mine…” *Smirk*

And number three… THE ALARM CLOCK! Yes my friend, even when I am watching television and an alarm clock goes off on the show, it grates on my nerves. I hate, hate HATE the alarm clock.

As with every morning, the cruel modern day rooster started blaring way too soon. I tossed and turned, threw my blankets over my head and thought “Well, I could turn off the offending object instead of listening to it blare in my ear.” So, I did just that.

I then slowly took off the covers and swung my feet onto the rug. A cool morning chill passed by my feet. I quickly rubbed them together to get some warmth back in them and quickly found my pink comfy slippers and slipped them on.

My hair was a mass of tangles as I grabbed my pocket book with all my make up inside and went stumbling down the stairs. I gave a casual grunt to my father as I walked by the kitchen and went into the bathroom. Looking in the mirror, I silently gasped. “Wow Ginger, you need some eye liner, dear.” I said to myself as I pulled my hair back into a pony tail and pressed my sparkle gem head phones into my ears and started playing “Whispers In The Night.” By the late Roger Bennett. Something about piano music just gets me in a sophisticated mood in the morning.

6:10 AM
“Ahh, there you are!” I said to myself as I took one more glance at my face, made sure everything was in place and opened the bathroom door. I then heard the most wonderful noise…My adorable baby brother, Jeremy, crying. I rushed to the bedroom and scooped his sleep warm body into my arms. Of course then something waft up my nose but it wasn’t very sweet. After I explained to Jeremy that he needed to have some manners when he was in the presence of his sister I went in search of breakfast with Jeremy snuggled in my arms.

Peach oatmeal made, baby now content in Mommy’s arms, being fed. I sat down with my breakfast, now needing to rush.

6:35 AM
MP3 back on, quickly making my bed, brushing my teeth, getting dressed in my cozy red turtle neck sweater that matched my red nails and my “swish when I sway” black skirt.

6:40 AM
Grabbing my Bible and plopping on the bed I fingered through the pages of the Word. Right here is not a very strong point in my mornings. That, I am trying to work on. Giving myself only an hour to get ready before I leave does not leave much Bible reading time. I do most of my reading at night but, I always read in the morning as well, not getting much out of it in my haste.

But this morning I turned to Psalm 61 and started reading in verse one. When I got to verse three, a verse I have read many times before, I stopped. I paused my busy morning, I forgot about time and I read it again and again and even again “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a stronger tower from the enemy.” I thought about how I could use that verse through out my day when little things happen. Not necessarily a bad guy coming into the school or anything like that, but the enemy of sin, the enemy of annoyance and lack of patience, the enemy of tiredness and laziness. The Lord is my shelter and I should cling to that truth and not fall into these easy sins.

6:50 AM Sitting in the nursery having mom French braid my hair.

7:00 AM
Out the door with tea, school bag, purse, teacher teddy bear, story books for my class room and a lunch box full of snacks.

7:40 AM
Looking at the class picture that was taken a few weeks ago and arrived yesterday. Hanging picture on the door.

7:45 AM
Looking at class picture with a friend who is the 2nd and 3rd grade teacher.

7:50 AM
Setting a teacher parent conference up with a parent.

8:10 AM
Welcoming students and complementing them on all their different Teddy bears (In honor of learning T and B we brought out Teddy bears to school with us)

8:30 AM standing at the kidney shaped table with students all around singing “My Country Tis OF Thee”

Skip a few hours….Bible, Restroom breaks, snack, (For me, much needed coffee minute) Phonics….

11:30 AM
Lunch time. Tuesday is our lunch special day. That meaning I don’t have to make a lunch for myself. I always jump on that band wagon and so do a lot of my student’s parents. Holding hands, plates of Sloppy Joes, cups of lemonades while balancing brownies on my head is quite a talent I proudly speak of. But it also gets a little tiresome especially when that yummy sloppy joe has not been touched because you are too busy cutting up sandwiches, getting napkins, running to the kitchen, grabbing dish clothes, running back to the cafeteria, mopping up spilled lemonade and getting a migraine when one student accidentally flings sloppy joe at another teacher….

12:30 PM
Eating cold lunch at my desk while talking to friend/fellow teacher before students come back from recess.

Writing, reading time, Math, work pages, play time…

2:15 PM
Getting ready to go home, putting class pictures in folders, bathroom breaks, picking up teddy bears, last minute hugs…


3:00 PM
Bugging dean of administration along with two fellow elementary teachers (very good friends of mine) over how bad our individual pictures look on our new school ID’s.

Many hours of working on school stuff.

6:30 PM Shopping in Wal-Mart, holding Jeremy, kissing his warm head and smiling at Jeremy’s on lookers.

7:40 PM Getting very tired, looking at clothes in Marshals, time to go home.

7:50 PM Putting Jeremy in his car seat while mom puts the stroller in the trunk with dad. Well, dad wasn’t in the trunk with the stroller he was helping mom put the stroller in the trunk. However, when I was putting Jeremy in the car seat as he was screaming for his bottle, I broke my nail.

8:00 PM Late supper. Took pictures of my messy room, for like the greatest room designer ever! ( Good friend has graciously offered to help me redesign my room.)

9:00 PM Headed on to big Moe (AKA the old family computer) to start documenting my day.

9:30 PM Mom and baby come upstairs to visit.

10:30 PM Still documenting….

11:22 PM (That would be right now) about to end this super long post. I guess I should mention that while I documented, I also showed my mom yesterdays post and the comments. I then held Jeremy, checked my Facebook, wrote a status and asked someone to be my friend, checked my mail and checked some blogs…etc.

Now, I am going to end this post press “Save” Cry if dial up freezes and won’t let me save. Brush my teeth, ready my Bible, turn on my heated mattress cover and fall fast asleep.

And there you go. A day in the life of a k-4 teacher with a broken nail!

HA! And you thought I was finished…

2:19 AM “GINGER!” “Hmm?” “GINGER, WAKE UP!” I knew I had a day off on Wednesday so knew I didn’t sleep through my alarm. So why is my sister from the next room screaming my name?” I quickly turned over to look at the alleged alarm clock and read the time. I then knew what must be wrong…

“Ginger! Wake up! Thumper (Our cat) has a mouse in my room! Come here!” “What do you want me to do about it?” “Ginger! Call Aaron!” (Our younger, stronger brother) “Aaron!” Poor sleep deprived Aaron came stumbling in my room. “What?” “A mouse!” I said getting a little more excited since I just saw the sad looking rodent stumbling in my room. Aaron grabbed an empty peanut container captured the victim and then I fell back to sleep.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Turning over a new leaf

If I kept a remembrance book I would write down....

Have you ever watched Little House In The Prairie? Laura would always narrate and say if I kept a remembrance book and she would tell you what she would write in it.

I always want to keep a journal but not just one journal many journals one for day to day stuff like "This morning as I was getting ready for school my nail jammed into my new nylons and I had to change my skirt for a longer one so no one could see the nice patch of skin on my tan nylon legs." Or a journal where I write my thoughts and dreams to my prince who I have not met yet. I also would love to have a Bible journal where I could record my prayers and thoughts and questions to the One who knows all.

But as much as I would love to have a remembrance book I really doubt I would write in it. Sure, I may find a moment and write about the child in school who looked up at me with a big smile and said "Miss_________ You are so cute!" Or how I felt when I saw Jeremy come into the world. But all in all I have a disorder and that disorder is not following through.

Take my blog for instant I started this blog three years this next spring. On that Saturday night I was bored, disappointed and just wanted to do something new. I had never dreamed I would still be writing in it.

I would never have dreamed all the people I would "meet" on here. I would never dream how much my life has change since I started this bloggy thing. I totally would not have thought I would be posting things like "My mom is having a baby after seventeen years!" "I am going to be a teacher!" "My niece is born" "My nephew is born" "My baby brother is born" etc...the things that have happened in my life and are documented on this blog is awesome!

But back to my example you also see posts on here like this "I am the worst blogger ever!" "Sorry for leaving you hanging" "Where was I?" I still blog but not as much as I should not as much I want to. I need to follow through.

So where is all this going? Well, I am turning over a new leaf this afternoon. That saying came to my mind as I took a walk with Carole, Mom, Aaron the dog and Jeremy of course all wrapped up in his stroller just about a half hour ago.

I looked at all the beautiful leaves above my head. Golden yellow, rustic red, bright startling orange. I said to myself as felt the cool fall breeze on my face while I clung a little tighter to my denim jacket "I am turning over a new leaf." I am going to write more I am going to do my best. Now, some nights I come home from school exhausted and the computer is farthest thing from my mind. But even on those nights I am going to try harder.

It's about time I stop dabbling in the gift of writing God has given to me but instead dive into the cool waters of words and splash into the creak of creativeness and fall in the fountain of putting pictures with your words.

And as I turn over this new leaf I am going to start at a website I love and visit when I have time it's such a fun website for any age the name of this site is http://ylcf.org/ I am going to start writing about the joys of being single and see if they like and publish my stuff. :) Also I am going to join in the fun and I am going to write about a normal day in my week and post about it on my blog like many other bloggers will do on their own this Wednesday. And the best part is there is a giveaway! Post the button on your sidebar as well and lets have some fun!

Are you ready to turn over a new leaf?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Saturday night...

The rain has stopped tapping on the window as if it was asking to come in. The thunder has subsided and the lightening is gone. As I look out the window I only see the the dark sky a few moments pass and I may see a some headlights from some cars passing by. All in all it looks calm out there compare to a few hours ago where the only thing I could here was rumbles of thunder and the wind whistling through the trees.

I have never been a fan of thunder storms. And even though I don't grab my doll and run to my mom like I did when I was younger. I still get that un easy feeling in the pit of my stomach and pray that it would pass soon.

So tonight as I sit at the computer I think about our yard how there's a huge puddle in our drive way how all our out door furniture is probably all wet and how the grass is probably all muddy.

How it's such a nice feeling to be in the dry class room being in my pajamas. Feeling nice and warm.

On this Saturday night is no different than others. We had a nice meal as a family. Nothing big and fancy tonight some hot dogs and french fries from the oven some peas and a glass of milk. Jeremy sitting content on mom's lap as she fed him his bottle and taking random bites of her meal. Us talking about the future. Rooms, we want to redo (Or more importantly rooms I want to redo) Just being a family.

After dinner was over Carole changed the baby's diaper and I found a new pair of pajamas for him since he had a slight accident in the other ones.:) Dad then fed him his bottle and then burped him and then right after I took him so dad could change his shirt for Jeremy had made an accident on that as well!:) I then put him in his crib and watched as he laughed, cooed and kicked his legs over his Winnie the Pooh mobile. (Jeremy not dad) :)

Later on I came back up and turned on the computer to blog to all of you. I hope I am not a bore. I sometimes have nothing to write but just my life in general. But that is the meaning of blogging isn't? Just blogging about life in general?

Well, I am feeling better! I stayed home from school yesterday and just rested. I felt well enough to venture off to the thrift store this morning. I didn't find much though. I actually did find a couple of beautiful pieces of furniture but not only was the prices a bit high there is no way I could fit them in my room.

Yes, once again I am trying to redecorate and rearrange my room. If any of you have some ideas or some websites. I would love to hear about them. With a small room it's hard to rearrange your room!

Okay, I guess it's time to end the blogging for tonight!

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Funny Things In Life

The funny thing is I just came up with that title while I sat here thinking on what to write about.

You know I hardly ever have I a theme on what to blog about sure once in a while I do but I usually sit at the computer and just type about everything. And tonight is no different I sat down at Big Moe and thought what should I blog about?

I then started thinking about funny things we do in life that we don't think twice about. For example. I just painted my nails for the first time in months. A friend of mine was going to paint them this past weekend and then I got sick and just couldn't handle the smell on my nails and couldn't do them. But since then I have been wanting my nails painted so I took a bottle of polish and did my nails knowing I was going to sit here and blog. Funny? Yes, it is because who do you know? Paints her nails and while they dry type at the computer. Not many people.

Another example? You may ask... okay this afternoon I had Jeremy up in my room and I was playing with him and knowing he had a full stomach I just wasn't thinking and forgot to bring up the spit rag when ole faithful spit all over me and my bed. Funny? Okay maybe that is just gross.

I just love blogging and I think just maybe I have been bit with the blogging bug once again. Maybe this time the bite will stay for a while. I sure do enjoy typing out nothingness but get feedback saying "I am so glad your back!" That is so encouraging!

Well, speaking of bugs apparently I caught the cold bug the other day. Today I have been home and stuffed up! I do feel better than yesterday but it's no fun being sick!

So, this my friend is the funny thing for the night. I just came up with an idea and if you are reading this maybe you will want to join in the fun. Like I have mentioned before as of right now I am in the classroom on the family computer because I don't have my laptop. And so I am looking around the room and I see so many story books I am going to randomly pick one and quote a page from there.

Now this is what I want you to do I want you to find a book laying around and in my comment box right a paragraph down. Lets see how many books we can mention...

I'm not packing. I'm not going to move. Nick says I'm a fool and get a brain transplant. Anthony says I'm being immature. My mom and my dad say that after a while I'll get used to living a thousand miles from everything.

Never. Not ever. Uh uh. N.O.

That was from Alexander, Who's not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going To Move.
Find a book and write a quote! Fun times!

Have a great night!

Monday, October 19, 2009


My laptop did not die! YAY! Mackenzie's dad (Dr.Lapdoodle) called me this morning and gave me the great news! It was the cord that was wrapped up in more duck tape than my grandfathers car (He was a man that was a firm believer in duck tape) Anyhow the cord finally died and so my computer battery died because the cord died hence the reason lappy not turning on! I am just thankful it's working. I was doing some heavy thinking on saving money for a new laptop. AND LET ME TELL YA...I would not being seeing a new laptop for quite a while! So I am just so thankful for Dr. Lapdoodle!!

In other news since I have been on Big Moe (The family computer) I have surprisingly found time to blog and to blog hop around the blogsphere. I don't know if it's because I feel like it's a strange kind of reunion between me and ole big Moe here or what it is. Or maybe it's just knowing I won't be interrupted by the phone. Big Moe has a habit of not turning off the Internet when the phone rings like Lappy does. Big Moe needs to teach Lappy a few things about staying strong and not being weak when they feel a phone call coming in! Maybe he can work on that after we have a welcome back Lappy party! :)

A little while ago when I was blog hopping I was holding little Jeremy in my arms while he slept on my shoulder what a feeling! Oh, I just love that boy! He fits so perfectly in my arms even though he is getting quite heavy these days. He turned 10 weeks this past Saturday!!

Speaking of Saturday Aaron had his party and went very well. Pictures will follow sometime soon. A lot of our family and friends came up for the occasion. And some how some way I am totally blaming my nephew Liam for this(Yes the almost 1 year old) Carole and I had a cake fight! Still trying to figure that out...lol Liam sitting on my lap full of frosting me gently encouraging him to wipe some on Carole's face....led to Carole wiping frosting all over my hair and me wiping it all over her face...fun times and yes pictures as well. (coming soon)

Well, yes as I quickly mentioned in my last post Carole indeed has a special someone in her life. Sniff...my little sister is all grown up. That special someone is named Mark. They have been seeing each other since the summer time. They met in church. (We associate with two other churches besides ours in the area) And he goes to one of them. He met her a few years back at a Christmas program...years past...and I will continue the story when I am able to upload a picture of the both of them on here! Some people may be wondering why I would blog about my sister and her special someone and here is the reason. This blog is not just about me it's about the pieces of my heart and Carole is definitely a BIG piece of my heart and I have always wanted to share in her joy and this my friend is a pretty big joy. So more on that to come!

Well, I think I have blogged quite a bit! I now am getting tired and need to head to bed for school is in the morning!