Friday, October 31, 2008

Miss Switch to the Rescue

Does anyone else remember that show/book? I'll put more pictures up later - I was taking pictures for my teacher ID badge. I did take the tag off the hat.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

A few pictures to summarize the last week or so...

In reverse order because that's how Blogger uploaded the pictures, even though I swear I added them in chronological order. We also saw HSM3 on Saturday (right before we found the super-fantastic deal on Halloween stuff at O.N.)
It was fab-u-lous, of course.

Halloween Costumes
Emily as a good witch, Josh and Sam as her twin pet bats
The Love

Sam helped make pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, and pie crust for quiche.

I'm not actually sure which time this picture was taken, but one of those.

Sam at the Park

My sister and her son visited on their way to Florida.

We went to the park and they climbed to the top of the rocket ship.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sammy stinks and so does life sometimes

So I'll be back to really type up what I was going to say. P-U stinky butt.

That's better. He's taking a nap now.

I just kind of feel like I need to talk about this week. Monday morning I got a call from David at work with this news LINK. I didn't know these boys and neither did David, but as discussed in the article a little, it's been really rough on the kids at this school that are quickly becoming like family to us. There are a lot of details that David has shared with me that are not in the article that are just heartbreaking. The girl alluded to in the article is one of my kids' new favorite people, one of those really awesome teenagers who just loves and plays with them from the start - she and her grandmother were next coming down the road and she tried to help them, but couldn't, so she ended up having to stand back watching, along with rescue workers who could not get close enough to help. My heart just hurts for her. The boys and their mom already lost their dad/husband in an accident a couple of years ago. I can't even imagine losing everything like that.

Through this week, I am so very proud of David and his love and compassion for these kids. Every day has been hard, but this job is what he's meant to do. He will make and is making a difference in these kids' lives. They weren't quite sure that they wanted to like him because of the situation with the previous teacher, but they didn't know what they were in for. He's one of those teachers you don't forget.

The funeral is this afternoon and tonight is football. Life goes on and we'll be there. I'm hoping I can keep it together as I watch these brave kids.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Count Your Many Blessings

So, the weekend started out kinda crappy. I was a bit bummed because I was missing all my old friends for various reasons - one of which was that I had to dye my own hair Friday night. I miss having someone to call and say, "Hey, let's dye my hair tonight." Anyway, I was kind of sad off and on all weekend, but yesterday when we finally got to church, it was time for the intermediate hymn and guess what it was - duh, Count Your Many Blessings. I was kind of glad we were late because I was just bawling my eyes out, but we were in the Young Family Chapel, aka, listening over the speaker system in the Primary room. So, I counted them and I'm counting them here today:

* My sister is coming to visit next weekend. She's moving to Florida, which is sad for a lot of people, but she's passing by here on the way and might actually be closer if she's in Florida.
* We had a great time on Saturday at the Chandler Pow Wow. They asked David to judge the talent contest and the drama boosters had a food booth, but best of all, the Lions asked David to be in the dunking booth. I bought 20 balls and let the kids take their shots. The machine was a little stubborn, so the guys running the booth helped. I have video :-D
* There was a Scentsy booth at the Pow Wow. I now have a bar of White Tea and Cactus, which I will put in my burner as soon as my old Sweet Pea and Vanilla melts enough to dump. They also had the new plug-in variety, but I save my cash for other stuff (food at the fair) and will get one later. I was so excited to see those, because I NEED some smell good in my bathrooms.
* Burger King has Mac and Cheese now. One stop shopping - at least in Tyler. We can do Sonic with their grilled cheese, but it gets old. Now we just need a BK back in Athens. Applebee's also works, but eh, Applebee's.
* Only 5 more Sundays until Sam gets to go to Nursery. Oh how much easier my Sundays will be in 5 weeks.
* New Couch!! David's parents gave us their couch because they are moving. But they are moving onto our lot, so they can come visit it ;-) I actually kind of hate the couch - but it's got 2 recliners built in and that makes David very happy, giddy even, so I compromised. Oooh, I should bargain that against his wanting to get a dog - "hey, I gave in on the couch..."
* Getting rid of 3/5ths of the old couch. I loved that couch (sectional) in theory, but in reality this particular one SUCKED. It's going to go live at the theatre at BHS.
* Under the old couch, I found the extension hose for my vacuum!! Cobwebs beware.
* The girls made the bus again! They all had perfect attendance for last 6 weeks, which I don't think has ever happened. They always get E conduct, but last year Hannah got Saturday school for tardies, which was embarassing and sad.
* INSIDEOUT A CAPPELLA put their stuff on Napster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were on iTunes before, but I have a subscription to Napster. My internet is currently running slow because I'm downloading 5 albums of delicious a cappella music.
* Thanksgiving is around the corner. We're going to Rick and Kristina's, which I think will be a lot of fun.
* Speaking of Thanksgiving, I still have the stuff to make Pumpkin Cheesecake. I should do that today.
* The video posted below, which just makes me giggle every darn time I watch it.
* Coming full circle - I really dig my new hair color. It's dark, somewhere between Hannah's color and David's color. David calls it emo, especially when I straightened it yesterday, but he's a dork like that.

I think that's it - well, you know, besides the obvious delightful kids and awesome husband. They are the ones I actually counted on Sunday, these are all the ones I was thinking of this morning.

The front fell off