Saturday, February 28, 2009


What a rare day, Kurt is able to stay home with us for the entire Saturday. We really don't get too many days like this. One thing that Kurt likes to do on a lazy Saturday is head to McDonalds for a late breakfast, after sleeping in of course.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Mom had a party lite party last night and wanted my girls to come down to watch all of the little kids of people she invited. Of course the favorite little girl to watch was their own baby cousin Grace.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Kristen is getting her first tooth pulled today. The plan is to pull her baby teeth at just the right time, so that hopefully she won't have to have any adult teeth pulled to put on the braces. For some reason she is having a problem losing teeth. The tooth that was pulled should have come out 2 years ago. It still had a full root, so not even getting close to coming out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


What a long month. I can't seem to get healthier at all. Once again I am on antibiotics. Here is hoping that March is much better

Monday, February 23, 2009


Decided to have the clover kids try painting a patio paver. I figured that the ladybug was probably the easist one to paint for the children (and maybe me). I am thinking that this little lady turned out really cute and will look nice in a flower bed this spring, If I haven't managed to kill the bulbs that Kristen planted last fall


A picture of Sarah at her freshman locker. Next year she will be assigned her permanent locker for the rest of her high school years. This year she has to share

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I spent this afternoon working on my Journal Your Christmas album. Hoping to get it finished soon.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Today was Bible quizzing for Awana. Sarah was selected to comepete for the 4 years that she was in AWANA and it was finally Kristen's turn. She was so excited and couldn't wait to go. Sadly she didn't do well and kind of froze. We have assured her that next year will be better as she wil know what to expect.

Friday, February 20, 2009


At school we are competing in a Bandaid challege. The goal is to collect children's bandaids for University of Iowa childrens hospitat. Specifically the cancer and cardiac wards. My students were able to collect 26 boxes. There wasn't a single box of children's bandaids to be found in DeWitt by Friday.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Sarah had her second choir concert tonight. I was just thankful that I was able to go. Spent most of the day in bed with a fever. Was so glad that it broke in time.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Sarah had pep band last night. I wasn't able to make it for the band but did get to the game in time to see her helping Dad. I have to say that I love the back of her freshman class t-shirt. I think it is a warning to the rest of the world.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Tonight was the final part of a year long project for a board that I am on for church.We created a membership manual/directory. I am so relieved to be done with this project and to finally be able to put the information in the hands of the people.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Both cats love to curl up on my laptop. Sometimes it is very hard to get them off of the computer. Not sure what makes the computer such a good bed. Maybe it is the heat.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Once a month I attend NYOBC at my favorite scrapbook store. I choose a picture for today that was a sample page made up for this month's kit. I have decided not to do the homework for this class however, as I want to save this for Sarah's Sweet 16 in a few months.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Kristen belongs to the Goose Lake Clover Kids club. Today the club members were working on a visual arts project. The kids are painting their patio pavers to look like Lady Bugs. They really enjoyed this project, even though it took a while for the paint to dry. Everyone's ladybugs turned out really cute.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Gotta love kids. Even though I have had a meetings on Monday and Wednesday and Conferences Tuesday and Thursday my child informs me that she needs a valentines box for school. Now what ever happened to making the box in school? Any way on my day off, I woke up early just to put together a cute mailbox for Valentines day. Told Kristen she needs to keep it nice for the next two year.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Had conferences tonight, so didn't get a good picture. Tried to take a picture of the lights when I came home from work, but that didn't turn out.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


It is time to start orthodontics with Kristen. Today is the day that they took x-rays and impressions. We also know that she is going to have at least one tooth pulled. She still hasn't lost teeth that should have come out when she was 7. Dad took her this morning and was good and took pictures for me. He even did a good job.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The moon was so full this morning on my way to work that I just had to take a picture of it. I will say it is not easy taking a picture when drivng. Don't think I will try that again.

Monday, February 9, 2009


When I went to head out for work, discovered that one of the girls had left a light on in my car the night before. Needless to say I had a dead battery. Thankfully I have a good friend that has a battery charger. She was able to bring it over this evening and I was able to get the car started for work on Tuesday

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Sarah's first high school band concert. What a difference from middle school to high school. The bands were just awesome, especially when you know everything that has happened to the band this year. Way to go Clinton River King Concert and Symphonic Bands.


Made 14 of these layouts for an ABC swap that I am in. Now I just need to get back to Disney to get more pictures.


Took a group of students to the STARS conference in Cedar Falls on Friday. This is the display they made to promote our school


Every good driver needs to learn how to put gas in the car. I would be remiss, If I didn't attend to that part of Sarah's driver's training. Only 9 more months and then watch out world


This picture is actually from a couple of days ago. I really like it when the girls play together nicely.


Took a picture of my medicine bottle today. Came down with another UTI after school. I really hate those.


Tax Time,
Today's picture of the day will have to do with getting our taxes done. As soon as I find the picture

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Dad and Kristen watching the SuperBowl together. Notice the matching jerseys. We purchased matching Kurt Warner Ram's jerseys many years ago with Kristen was just a baby. She is now wearing the jersey that Sarah had. Kurt W had a good game, too bad he lost.