May 20, 2007

A Peaceful Sunday Afternoon

Today is very calm and peaceful. We have been spending a lot of time with my father in law and Karen. They live on the lake and have a new boat. Brent loves to fish and the boat is an added bonus for the family. Yesterday was the first time either of my girls have ever riden on "motor boat". They both thought it was the coolest thing ever! Today Brent brought both girls and one of DD6's friends over to the lake house and along with a cousin...they all got to ride the boat. They loved it! We have a very busy week ahead of us. DD6's last day of school is this week and we have extra dance classes. I am officially registered and paid for at school. It is really happening! We will start planning our VBS at church and DD6 has a class party this week also. But, Menu's are planned, groceries are bought, and plans are made for the upcoming week! Whew! It is going to be a fun one!

May 9, 2007

A little soggy....

Beauty in the simple things: Freshly rained on grass

Listen in: Birds chirping in the creek, Allie sniffing

Dinner Plans: Crock pot ham and homemade scalloped potatos

Plans for the day:
Clean, Clean, Clean!

View from the window: Wet Trees, ever so slightly blowing the breaze

So, the current news in our life is that I have finally made a plan to go back to school and finish! I have always planned to teach in some form or fashion. I enjoy working with the little guys at preschool. But, I hate being broke! Of course it cost more for me to work full time and pay for childcare than it does for me to work part time at I work part time at the church and love it! DD4 will be in kindergarten in Fall of 08, so I am hoping to complete all the course work I can at TCC to be able to enroll at UTA in the Fall of 08. That gives me 6 semesters if I count the summer. I really do not have many options for summer courses right now because the ones that I had enrolled in are not all required at UTA. So, I dropped the two that would not count and ended up with only one for the summer. In the fall I will take College Algebra, Biology for Science Majors with lab, and some thing else that will count. In the spring it will be Statistics, 2nd Biology for Science majors with lab, and something else that will count, along with Math for Teachers. Summer I and Summer II will be some miserable combonation of science and math courses. But, if I do this, then fall of '08 I should be able to enter the college of Education and begin the course work left to me there.
That means I would graduate 15years after I graduated from High School. That is kinda sad but I have a beautiful family to show for it and 10 years real world experince already under my belt. So, I guess it isn't so bad after all!

Time to clean, clean, clean. Oh, and teach myself math before next fall!

May 4, 2007

I was here goes

Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog

1. I love the smell of the air just before it rains. So, lately...I have been very blessed to have a lot of rain. I also love the smell of wet earth just after it rains. So a win, win situation during spring.

2. But, I HATE the thought of tornados. I freak out, I mean really freak out. So, the previous win, win sitution is also a double edged sword. I much prefer hurricanes or blizzards to whirling wind that can pop up just anytime and kill you in 5 seconds flat! I also do not like cornfields or fault zones...but, I never said I wasnt' slightly wierd.

3. I love to stop and read Historical markers, and look at old houses. I love History and rocks. in that order ; )

4. I can not name a favorite book because I love so many different books. Each one that I think of is my favorite for a different reason. I can not finish self help books. I have never read one from cover to cover.

5. I dream of living in the country with big trees and a garden. But, I want to live in an old farm house that has stood thru time and weathered years, families, storms, and the generations.

6. I am intimidated by people therefore I only have a few True friends. I usually speak before I think and offend people.

7. I love, really love Orange push up pops and IBC root beer.