Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Madness!!

Randomness in March!!! :)

~Dr. Seuss Celebration!! Francie as "Fox in Socks"!

~"Dream Cakes" cupcakes... my new favorite!! Mine was wedding cake, Will's the mint chocolate chip, Clint had the snicker, and Francie got birthday cake!! Yum!

~The Craziness that IS Penny Drop!!
**Our School raised over $76,000.00
Go Red Team!!

Go Green Team!!

~The Huge-est Coffee!!

~Birthday Cake Pops from Starbucks!! Try one or five!! ;)

~My Dogwood Tree Bloomed!! Gorgeous!! I LOVE IT!!

~Just Finished this Book!! Gritty- but Good!! Now just waiting on the Movie with you know who... Mr. Rob Pattinson!! ;)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Break!!!

Spring Break this year was so lovely! We had a nice, quiet week together at home!! The weather was beautiful!! Last year we took the Seniors from Restoration to Washington DC~ so it was good that this year we took it easy!! We went to the park 1 million times, Botanical Gardens, had about every kind of treat possibly known to man (TCBY, icees, Snow Biz, etc.), watched movies, went Ice Skating and to the Georgia Aquarium!! Francie and Will also got to spend the night at Nana's ~while mommy and daddy had a date night ~and they got to visit the Zoo!!

Quick story about ice skating then on to pictures from the aquarium!! We take Will and Francie ice skating~ which they love- early in the week!! About ten minutes on the ice a woman falls and knocks her head on the ice- she isn't unconscious- but she can't get up! Her teenage daughter freaks out screaming and crying!! Her head is bleeding! They clear the ice- everyone standing around whispering and watching... the ambulance shows up AND the firetrucks!! My kids are the ones traumatized!! We can't leave fast enough for Will! The place was very sweet to give us rain checks to come back- since we had literally been on the ice maybe 10 minutes!! Needless to say, everywhere we went for the rest of the week that's all the kids could talk about!! Ha! Now on to the fun part... The Georgia Aquarium!! We had the best time!! It is AMAZING- you really must visit!! :) We saw so many animals~ my favorites: otters, sharks, alligators, sting rays, manta rays, beluga whales, sea horses, jellyfish, sea turtles and penguins!!

The Georgia Aquarium!!

Albino Alligator- the coolest alligator ever!!

The Cutest Penguin!!

Whale Shark~ HUGE!!

Jelly Fish~ Amazing and Beautiful!!

Will and a Big Fish!!

My Cuties!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

We Are Silly...

Just thought I'd share a few phone pics from a few weeks back!! They're funny!! Every time we would be out shopping we would find crazy hats and try them on!! ;)

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I want to Gaze at you
Soak in all you do
so simply at your feet
To your voice so sweet
And Let time Pass Away

As I simply Praise
My Lord I cry
Jehovah Elohim
The Lord Most High
and When my hands are raised
My Knees they fall
As I simply Praise

As I see your blood stains
As I see your pain
And I'll dance, dance, dance
Because I am set free
You are my conqueror
Jehovah Nissi
And Let time Pass Away

Do I believe that you're my God
That You're all I need That you're all I need
Do I believe that you'll sit down
and be crowned my king for eternity
So Let time Pass Away

My Daddy, My Abba, My Best Friend

**song and lyrics by Tal and Acacia

I know this song has been around awhile, but I just heard it today for the first time and it's exactly how I've been feeling!! I really want to be a blessing to others- but I can't be on my own! I know I've got to first just fill myself with Him- my Savior, my God, my Creator and Defender!! HE is all I need!! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday...

Only 2 more days 'til Spring Break!! Yippee!!!

My favorite caramel chocolate... Yum!!

My new book... I love it... It is so great and I really needed to get a new perspective!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Animal Day!!

"Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3

I can't believe I, I mean we, made it through Animal Day!! Every year the third grade does an extreme unit on Animals- complete with a one page written report, a 60 page binder with Animal characteristics and interesting facts on 35 different animals, and a musical program with costumes, and a luncheon at school!! Really I thought I hated Animal Day until the actual day came and it was so precious when it all came together!! The halls were all decorated with the children's artwork- all animal art of course! The kids did a fantastic job on everything!! They each had to read their animal reports- Will chose to do his report on the Wild Turkey!! He was a bit nervous about giving his report, but he did awesome!!

Then they put on a musical, performed skits, recited Bible verses and animal poems!! Everyone is dressed up in animal costumes or dressed as their character in their skit!! Will was a "hunter" his group performed Aesop's Fable about the Lion and the Mouse!! He was actually quite the performer- I didn't know he had it in him!! :)

Moral: "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

After the show is my favorite part, lunch!! We eat delicious foods prepared by the parents such as... "bunny nuggets" (chicken nuggets), "monkey brains" (grapes), "dung beetles" (sausage balls), and "cow patties" (double chocolate chip cookies)!! :)

I am so proud of Will and all of his hard work!! I will always remember the many evenings we spent working on animal pictures and interesting facts- we just made it as fun as we could and we learned a lot! God is so good and so amazing!!

Interesting Facts we learned from Animal Day...
~a turkey can fly 55 miles an hour.
~a puffin can dive 200 feet under water to catch a fish.
~a humpback whale's heart weighs 430lbs.
~a sea snakes venom is 10x more poisonous than a rattle snake.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birthday Wishes!!!

Happy Birthday Clint!! I celebrate you today~ You are the most wonderful husband, father and friend!! I can't imagine a world without you and I wouldn't want to!! I know my world would not be the same!! You have brought sunshine and fresh air to my life... I thank God for you everyday!! When I'm sad you always make me laugh... I have the best times of my life with YOU!! I wish you an amazing year of peace, joy, and blessings~ of dreams that come true!! I love you!! Happy Birthday!!

"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days."
Psalm 90:14

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Smiles!!

  • "Teddy Bear Sleepover" aka... Pajama Day!! Always a great day when you can wear pjs to work!! :) It's always fun- the kids bring their bears or stuffed animals the day before and the bears all spend the night in the classroom- when we return to school the next morning we find the bears have destroyed the classroom!! The kids LOVE it!! Then we all have Krispy Kreme doughnuts for breakfast with the bears!!

  • Francie and her Valentine Bunny!!

  • Beautiful snow out the window of my classroom!! We didn't have to come to school until 10 that morning and driving in the most beautiful winter wonderland almost made me cry~ it was so lovely!!

  • Daffodils... a hope of spring... these surprised me one day when I was cleaning out my car and I went around the house to the garbage cans!! They just thrilled my heart!!

  • The days getting a little bit longer!! Always a good thing to me!! I need all the sunshine I can get!! ;)

  • "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8