Sunday, January 30, 2011

(30) 1-30-2011 Scavenger Hunt Sunday

It is that time again!! I am having SO much fun with this!!!


The big tree out my front door.

2. FOG

I have been getting my students to help me come up with ideas, and they came up with this one of my window after a nice, HOT, shower!

3. BUTTONThese are my FAVORITE jeans! My Miss Me jeans!


My favorite drink from Sonic: Vanilla Cream Dr. Pepper.


This was another one of my student's idea. He offered his Spelling test as a "seventies"! Worked for me!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

(29) 1-29-2011 Perrin Powerlifting Meet

I worked the Power lifting meet today and really had a lot of fun! It was quite interesting to see how these things go. I had never gone before, so it was all new to me. It is a very fast paced event. It was neat to see how the teams and coaches use different strategies to win.

It was my job to hold up the sign to tell the guys loading the weights how much to put on. Here I am doing my job!

Friday, January 28, 2011

(28) 1-28-2011 AHHHH, Quiet Time

Here is my back seat tonight, after dropping off the girls and their car seats. Looks empty!!! I am home watching my shows waiting for Lance to get home from his basketball game. I am heading to bed a bit early seeing as I am working all day tomorrow!

(27) 1-27-2011 Packing For The Weekend

Tonight I got the girls packed up to got to Poppy and Mimi's house. I am working the power lifting meet Saturday, so I am sending them off to hang with their grandparents. I will sure miss them, but I ALWAYS enjoy a little alone time!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Doctor's Appointments

I took the girls to the doctor yesterday and in an attempt to get a photo for my daily blog post, I took these. I thought they were so cute.
First of all, Rachel LOVES (this word could easily be exchanged with the word OBSESSED) her baby sister. So, when I say "smile" anytime Madi is around, she does this!So I told her to just act normal and let me take a picture.
This is what I got:OK, so this time I try telling her to just eat her snack, THIS is what I got:So then Madi decides that she wants her sister's snack instead of hers. Rachel is not so willing to share, so THIS is what I got:Madi is one smart cookie, and she saw Rachel look away and took FULL advantage of the situation!!! I love this one:

We got called at this point, so I just decided that I would use what I had. Little did I know that I would have ANOTHER blog post just fall in my lap by getting pulled over on the way home. So, I just had to share these too!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

(26) 1-26-2011 Gotta Love The Highway Patrol

I took the girls today to Stephenville to see the Dr. and they both have right ear infections.
On the way back, I was driving a little too fast, and an State Trooper was behind me following a little too close and then he turned on his lights and siren. I thought I was getting a ticket, so I moved over and he just went around me and then turned everything off and just drove in front of me the same speed. I was NOT HAPPY!!! He obviously was not chasing anyone, seeing as he was not going any faster. I am guessing he just wanted around me!
Seriously, just go around like a normal person, don't abuse your siren!
I posted how I hated that on FaceBook, and not even an hour later, I was again, going a little too fast, and a Highway Patrol whipped around and pulled me over.
DANG, I knew it was because I made the comment about "stupid cops"!
This guy was super nice and I really think my girls in the car helped out. We also took our kids to the same pediatrician office. So, he just gave me a warning.
YAY for nice cops, and funny kids!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


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(25) 1-25-2011 How Much Crying Can One Mommy Take?

This is what we have been using this evening!
I got a phone call at school saying that Madi had 100.0 fever. So, as we got home she was
The only thing that made her happy was to eat, and me hold her. Even me holding her was not always what she wanted. So, I made a doctor's appointment and we shall see. I am guessing both girls have ear infections. I know Rachel has one since I asked the nurse to check, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Madi has one too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

(24) 1-24-2011 TESTING

Today the K-2 students were testing and we will be doing it ALL WEEK!!!

I woke up and my throat hurt and I was coughing, and then I had to go to school and READ the directions all morning. It was LONG, but the 1st test is finished and then on to the ITBS. A little everyday and we will be done on Friday. I have taken movies to relax in the afternoons!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

(23) 1-23-2011 Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I think I am going to use my Sunday posts for Scavenger Hunt photos of the week.
So, here goes:
1. Memories
This is the green softie that I have put both my girls on every month of their first year of life and taken a picture. It has been around since before I had Rachel. It holds lots of memories for us!
2. Silhouette
This is a cheat photo. This is a photo from 2006 when we took Rachel to the beach for the first time. I love the shadow in the sand.
3. DoorwayThis is the doorway of Rachel's dollhouse. She plays with it most everyday.
4. Reflection
This is another cheat photo. It is also from 2006 of my firstborn girl. I love this one of her looking in the mirror at me!
5. Silver
This it the first picture I took for this project. I REALLY wanted the moon, but I just couldn't catch the photo I wanted. So, the girls were playing with their grill, and I saw this and thought it would work!

(22) 1-22-2011 Wal-Mart Here I Come

I went grocery shopping today seeing as we got paid and we had nothing to eat. So, here is what I brought home. We are trying a new menu thing and we shall see how it works.

Friday, January 21, 2011

(21) 1-21-2011 The Green Softie

I took Madi's 1 year "softie picture", on the Green Softie Rachel got before she was even born, tonight. I guess this is the LAST one for our family. We have done this with both the girls EVERY month of their life until they were a year old. Now that our last baby is now one, I guess I need to put it away in the keepsake box.
Just one more thing to make me sad that I am finished with my childbearing years. :,-(

Thursday, January 20, 2011

(20) 1-20-2011 WHAT TO POST ABOUT???

It was a hard day for blogging. I just couldn't think of anything that "summed up" my day. So here I sit then next day thinking, now I am 2 days behind, so I will just post something that I think is a HOOT!!!

Two summers ago, I was at my grandparent's house, where they really don't believe in the "modern world", and I went to my grandpa's bathroom and saw this. Now, these people still have a rotary phone, my mom bought them a VCR and they still have yet to use it, and apparently they don't believe in pill boxes either. I laughed when I saw it, and just had to take a picture. My first thought was RED NECK!!!! My grandpa is so funny this way. He always does things his own way. He has his own crossword dictionary, his own sudoku erasable board, and now, his own pill sheet!!!

(19) 1-19-2011 (Mostly) Wordless Wednesday

She made a 100% on her first AR test over her first library book!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

(18) 1-18-2011 Rachel is Officially a Reader

Today Rachel got to come to my classroom and show me that she can now go to the library all by herself and pick out any purple dot book she wants. I was SOOOOO excited! I had to take a picture and we called Daddy, seeing as he has a game and we will not see him!
I am so proud of my girl!!!

I just LOVE when my Blog post info just falls into my lap!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

(17) 1-17-2011 My New Task

So, I have jumped into blogging full force AGAIN!!! I have found a few new blogs and I have seen several photography projects. I want to start working on my creative pictures. So, I am going to do a weekly photography project. So, as I was looking at something to take pictures of I saw the moon above when I was coming home at 4:30 today. I wanted to take a picture of it for my "silver". Well I got home and COULD NOT FIND IT!!! So, I began taking pictures of the sky to see if I could get some cool shots. Here are the results: These are pretty good I thought
Then I thought I would get really creative and try an new view. I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!! I think it looks so cool!After looking for the moon, forever, I went to check on the girls out back and THERE IT WAS!!! It didn't look the same as when I was driving home, but it was still there!!! I was playing with my Picasa program and really liked the effects on the last one.I thought the coloring was neat.

Oh well, so much for silver, but I did get some cool pictures.

I must say this blogging with a picture everyday has really kept me in touch with my camera and getting pics of Madi. I was doing really bad before this, so now I will at least have more pictures to document her little life along with my Rachel!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

(16) 1-16-2011 Madi's Christmas/Birthday Pictures

Today we went to Nana and Big Daddy's to celebrate Big Daddy's birthday. Nana also wanted to take pictures of Madi for Christmas (I know a little late, but OH WELL!!!) and her birthday pictures. It was fun to spend time with everyone, and she got some great pics.My little Ladybug!!!Happy Birthday my precious girl!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

(15) 1-15-2011 Just Dance

My Co-workers and I planned a Just Dance 2 party this weekend seeing as Lance was gone and all my furniture was moved since Madi's party! So, Teresa and Danelle came over with their kiddos today to "JUST DANCE"!!! It was SO fun!!! I just know I am going to be sore tomorrow!Teresa's son Cody even got in on the dancing action!!!Madi even wanted in on the action. She is quite the Mama's girl, but she was even moving her arms like I was moving mine!!! It was SOOOOO cute!!!

Rachel is the most caring kid I know!!!

She spent most of the morning coloring pictures. She colored one for Me, Big Daddy
(It is his birthday!), and Daisy (our Boxer).
She even put Daisy's in her room so she could wake up to it every morning!!
I love that little girl!!!
Daisy's room in in the laundry roomShe took magnets from the fridge to hang the picture on the washing machine.

Friday, January 14, 2011

(14) 1-14-2011 Rachel's New Tunes

Every since I got my iPhone, I have been meaning to give Rachel my old MP3 player. I finally did on Tuesday and she LOVES it!!! I put all her songs on it.
She listens to it ALL THE TIME!!
She listens to it while she bathes.
She listens while she sleeps.
She puts the headphones in her ears, and goes right to sleep!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

(13) 1-13-2011 Girl's Night In

Lance had his first game of the tournament this weekend tonight, so the girl's and I had a girl's night in and just hung out. Madi is at the stage where she says "Baby" and pats it! I love it.Then we got ready for bed and when Rachel saw what pajamas Madi was wearing, she insisted that she wear her "elephants" too. So, here are my babies matching. They are so CUTE!!!