Saturday, July 4, 2009


Waiting for the parade to start today. This was a very soggy July 4th , but we still managed to have a good time.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Sarah giving her presentation at the 4-H club meeting. She talked about computer safety while on the internet.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Riverboat Day's Parade. Sarah marched with the band. This is optional, so not many people showed up for the parade. No flutes or saxes. Kristen was also with the parade.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


They are beginning to work on the water lines on our road. We are going to have road construction going on for the next three weeks.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Sarah and Brittany working on their Leadership project for the fair.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Another shot of Sarah working on her quilt. Here she is clipping the seams for the rag look.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Kristen and I had fun trying to make popcorn using the stove and a skillet instead of an air popper or a microwave. I was really craving popcorn made without the microwave.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Kristen showing Aviana and Brielle how to stretch before doing ballet

Friday, June 26, 2009


The girls had their spring dance recital tonight. Both girls are dressed in red for the tap/jazz show. The theme was Let's Go To the Movies.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Kitty loves to sleep in Kurt's comic book boxes. So much so that he will work hard at pushing off the lid so that he can curl up in the box.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I think that this picture explains why I feel so crummy.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Summer finally came and yes it is hot out. Combine it with a temp, and I feel like I have 0 energy

Monday, June 22, 2009


Kurt working on his comics. As much as I love to scrapbook and create things he loves his comics.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Due to the weather Church was held inside today. Rather be dry and not have to worry about the rain during the service.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


A picture Kristen colored for the hot dog tasting party

Friday, June 19, 2009


A picture of Kurt grilling hot dogs for us. He really loves to grill during the summer when he is free

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Besides the girls and Kurt, the cats are two of my favorite subjects to photograph. Sox really seems to love the camera.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Posting a picture that is 20 years old today. Can't believe it has been that long.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Kristen fell asleep while reading. She must be tired.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Sarah working on her Denim quilt for 4-H

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Darlene came over to join the girls and I in our daily walk.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Kristen with two of her friends from Clover Kids. These three girls really enjoy playing together.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Yet another picture that I am playing around with. This is a picture of the sky.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Trying to take a few different types of pictures. This one was taken at the arboretum in Clinton

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Kristen pouting. She is so very good at pouting. It didn't take long after Sarah got home, that she started getting upset with her sister

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


All Kristen wanted was a grass skirt and coconut bra. She was so excited to see that Sarah found her one. She was also so happy to have her sister home.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Tomorrow she wil be home. Can't wait to hear about her experience.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Kristen making a birthday card for her friend. She saw the challenge on Fiskateers and decided that she wanted to enter.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Kristen and her friend on the computer. They were checking out the webkinz.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Kristen had a friend over for the day. She ended up spending the night. I did learn however, that our house is not cool, because we don't have a trampoline or Wii game.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Kristen's last day of school. I finished yesterday, so I was able to walk her to school this morning.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


My last day of school. Here is a picture of my classroom all cleaned out and empty for the summer.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


For the students last day I showed two movies, National Treasure and National Treasure 2. Books had to be in the day before and we don't give finals (I think we should) so what else is there to keep the kids busy for the day. I planned this perfectly as it took all but 3 minutes of the day to show the two movies.

Monday, June 1, 2009


One of Sox's favorite spots to hang out is in the kitchen window sill. She really likes it when the curtains are pulled and she thinks that she is hidden.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Kristen managed to get into the drawers where her American Girl Bitty Baby and accessories had to put away. She took everything out and played with it, so I made her gather everything back together and try to put all of the supplies away the right way. She really loved that doll.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Yet another morning of finding Kristen asleep on her floor. I wonder why she seems to think that she needs to sleep on the floor.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Not sure why, but the city decided to start doing work on the road in front of the high school that I teach at just a week before the school year ended. It is already a dangerous place at the end of the day, now it has gotten worse. Why couldn't they have waited. Argggg.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Every year we purchase these cards. What a great deal, the money goes to a charity and then we receive all kinds of discounts for the year. Usually saving much more than we spent to buy the cards

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Students who have perfect attendance are allowed to skip the final exams at Clinton High. Sarah has had perfect attendance all year, but I only allowed her to skip this trimester's exams so that she could get ready for her trip to Hawaii.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Kristen with my brother Dan. The girls are really happy that their uncle now lives close enough to actually get to spend time with them.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Kurt grilling. He loves to grill during the spring and summer when he gets a chance. We invited several people over for Memorial day (today) What a feast, hamburgers, hot dogs, and two types of Brats. Yummy

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Not sure why, but we found Kristen sleeping on the floor this morning.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Sarah has a toe that looks like it might be getting a little bit of an infection. Had her soak the toe for a couple of days to get rid of the infection before she heads to Hawaii.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Getting the gas tank for the grill filled. Had to do this since we are planning a big BBQ for memorial day and ran out of gas.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


They are tearing up the gym floor at the school I teach at. Since my husband was on the state champion basketball team and played on this same floor, I had to take a picture of the floor and what it looks like now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Final choir concert of the year. Sarah has really enjoyed being in choir this year and was sad to see the year come to an end.

Just found out that this is the last time we will see Sarah wearing the red robe with black stole. Earlier this spring she auditioned for A'Capella choir and just found out that she made it. Way to go Sarah.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Since my first cards were so successful I decided to try my hand at making some graduation cards. I was able to make them in the different schools colors.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Sarah with a friend who has become like a big brother to her. Kurt has known John for 3 years now since John has helped him with football and basketball games.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


The past week has been so hectic and busy that I need several posts to get all of the important stuff showcased. Wednesday the 13th was the final band concert for this year. Sarah has enjoyed playing Clarinet in the Concert Band. The next time she has a concert, I won't be able to hear it as they will be performing at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Graduation season is upon us. We had a couple of parties to attend at Eagle Point Lodge. The Lodge has such a great view of the Mississippi, that I couldn't help but post a picture of the view from the Lodge.