Sunday, May 30, 2010

My little Graduate

Earlier this week my sweet little Carly graduated from preschool. Her teacher puts on quite the show. So, many cute little poems, every one with different props. They are so cute.

This was for the months of the year song.

This was, It's raining, it's pouring. They are the old man.

This is her best little buddy Jonah. We carpool with him and it is so cute to listen to their conversations every morning.

The best preschool teacher ever! We really love Miss Marla, she is amazing.

Both Bri and Carly had Miss Marla and we are sad we won't be seeing her so often.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good Reads?

I recently joined Good Reads, mainly because facebook told me to but I'm slightly embarrassed to post what book I'm reading. My friends all seem to be reading great biographies and very serious book, but my taste run along the lines of smut. That's right I love a good romance novel, the smutty er the better.
When I was young I read a lot. Then came came high school and all the forced reading and dissecting of every book really ruined my joy of reading. Then shortly after we moved into our house, my Dad came to stay with us, and shortly after that he fell and broke his femur. It was a very very hard time in my life. I was taking care of my dad and I spent a lot of time in waiting rooms so I started reading again. Reading was my escape and I was reading 5 or 6 books a week. It was such a stressful time of my life and books helped me to not dwell on all the hard things I was dealing with and instead escape to the world of my romance novel. I didn't want to read things that were serious or depressing. I've even had the chance to meet some of my favorite authors and chat with them, and they were all so nice.

I'm not completely opposed to reading more serious book, but when all is said and done I'd take a good Nora, or Rachel Gibson any day.
So if you are my friend on Good Reads, don't judge me for my taste in reading matterial, give one of them a try.
Me and Nicholas Sparks
Me and Nora (why didn't anyone tell me how bad my hair was?)
Me and Rachel Gibson ( I was 7 months pregnat with Carly)

Sunday, May 16, 2010


This last week I had the chance to attend the state PTA convention. I accepted the job of President Elect for the coming school year, a decision I'm still not comfortable with, so I was excited to go and hopefully learn a lot and get an idea of what I was in for. It was just what I needed after a hard week and I was surprised at how much fun I had. I attended with two other ladies one, was the president this year and will do it again this next year and the other was our treasure this year and will work the the Jr, High next year. For me one of the unexpected benefits of the PTA has been all the friends I have made. It has been so nice to meet so many nice ladies who all care as much about our kids, school and community as I do and want to do something about making it better. It was so interesting to look around the convention at the variety of different women (and even a few dads) there, and know that all of us had something in common.
I did learn a lot and get some really great ideas for the coming year. I'm still not convinced I can do pull it off, but hopefully after a year of training under a really great lady I feel better about things.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What do you do to relax?

Yesterday I threw myself a whooper of a pity party. Last week was a roller coaster to say the least and I struggled to stay upbeat all week. I think it all caught up to me yesterday and so when my washing machine broke down, while holding my clothes hostage, I broke down in tears. Then it rained, and ruined the dinner I had planned to grill, more tears. Thank heaven for Taco Time, and an understanding husband. Anyway once the kids were finally in bed Jon and I sat down to watch our shows, I turned on the lap top and started a marathon session of free cell, it made me feel much better.

A friend of mine once asked me what I do to relax. I like to play free cell, sudoku, sew or quilt, I also like to read. Reading saved my sanity during a particularly rough time in my life, but lately I'm in a slump, when it comes to good reading material. I basically need to do things that force my mind to focus on something else besides the problem that is plaguing me. My friend laughed because most of the things that calm me down stress her out. So what do you do to relax?

BTW, my washer is still holding the clothes hostage which is giving me huge anxiety, and the repair man can't get here till tomorrow.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Birthday Cowgirl

My little cowgirl had a birthday this week. She got lots of books(about horses)

And a Barbie from her sister.

She got a book about a little girl who gets a bike and pretends it's a horse.

And she got a new bike.

And since it's been a while since I put up some horse pictures, here is my current favorite.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dancing Girls

The girls had their Spring dance recital last night. They both really enjoy performing and did a great job!
Brianna's class danced to At the Hop.
Carly's class danced to Shall We Dance from the King and I.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My baby is 5

I can't believe my baby girl is 5! She is such a spunky girl and every day is an adventure with her. We love her so very much.

We opened presents with our little family yesterday. She loves puzzles.

Several years ago I started making cakes for the girls birthday. Their birthday's are only a few days apart so we often have their parties together, but I always make sure they have their own cakes. Carly chose to have a lady bug cake.

Bri wanted (big surprise) a horse cake. Thank heaven for the Internet.

We had our families over to celebrate their birthdays.

Bri got horse gifts.

Carly was happy with more Barbie clothes.

Then we had cake. We love all our little cousins.