Sunday, August 30, 2009


This morning Brandon and I took the little boys to hit some golf balls (Scout decided to stay home especially since he had just woke up at 9:30 (really closer to 10!) - teenagers - go figure!. I hate to admit it but I had to go back to the car for a jacket!! It was so nice! Everyone knows I love a good tan, and the sun and swimming but I'm a little over it!! I am ready for fall, and cooler weather.

We had a good time especially since Sager had to show Brandon how to sink a putt (twice!!) you gotta love it! I'm ready to week 2 of school. Are you?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Look what I found!!

Maybe I shouldn't leave my children in my school room with my computer!! Look at Shaw biting Sager's head... I didn't teach him this!?! Where do boys learn this?

Friday, Finally!!!

This week has really gone slow, maybe so I could savor all the new things that are going on!! My classes at school really went smooth, I'm a little nervous that something bad is going to happen because it went sooo smooth. Scout has weathered his first week of being a freshman, Shaw is an old pro at being a fourth grader and Sager, well let's just say Sager may need a little more time. School itself has gone fine for Sager but he's really missing his old friends. He feels like he doesn't have any friends (he says he's lonely). It absolutely pains my heart that the new kids haven't taken to him like the other kids did. I don't know what it is... The other day I asked him how school went and he said awesome - he said - I saw some of my old friends and they called my name because they wanted to talk with me. I've thought about bribing someone to be his friend but Brandon tried that and it didn't really work!! Scout says that's what we get for making him do second grade over - Scout says that it would have been better to put him in Special Ed and let him have his friends than to hold him back. You know it must be pretty obvious that Sager's not happy when his teenage brother is worried about his little brother's feelings. (I know that Sager is soo blessed to have Scout and Shaw but now neither one is on the playground with Sager! =(

Maybe week two will bring some more goodness not just for Sager but for everyone around!! Be a good friend to everyone - you just might bring someone a little bit of happiness when they need it the most!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Day One is Done!!!

My first day of school was pretty good. How was yours? Sager said his was awesome, Shaw said his was really good and Scout had nothing negative to say at all. They are growing up sooo fast which is so weird because I'm only 23 (in my mind!) (I wish!) (No I really don't wish because even though I thought I knew everything and was sooo mature at 23 - I really wasn't! Do you believe that? I know you don't but believe me it's true. Sad but true!)

I just love seeing all the 6th graders, they looked a little scared. Our sixth graders this year, I was with them in fourth grade so I really like to see them. They are not little kids anymore, are they tweens? They are pretty close to being teenagers but not really! I see the difference in them and it makes me worry about my own little dumplings! Sager told Shaw this morning - you look like a teenager! Shaw is growing up and is so sweet. I hope he stays that way. (I know he won't but maybe he won't be too bad!)

I think this year is going to be really good. How about you? What are you going to do this year? Well, whatever you do - do it good!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

What am I thinking....

We are waiting for Brandon to get home so that we can leave to go to the lake!!! I know I should be up at school or doing laundry or something but the lake does sound so inviting!!! We went school clothes shopping yesterday so clothes are done!!! My school room is done, my lesson plans are done, I made all my copies for this week, I have posted all my class stuff on my class blog, I really think that I'm situated so I guess going out of town shouldn't be too traumatic!!! I will go up to school on Sunday just to make myself feel better and I'll probably have a touch of insomnia Sunday night in anticipation of Monday (but I have it every Sunday!!!) but I am really excited to get school going and get in the groove!!! I have so many things I want to do with my classes, I hope all goes well!!!

Everyone have a great weekend!!! Maybe I'll get one last delicious tan!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Here we go...

Is this my official first day back to school or was it last week when we did all the training?  I don't know.  What I do know is I have to go to school today and my kids are still in their pajamas and watching cartoons.  I'm not really sure this is fair.  But what I love is that I left them a list of chores that they have to do while I'm at school.  hee hee hee, haw haw haw!!!  I love being the parent!!!!

I am excited about school starting.  I'm excited about seeing the kids but what I'm most excited is seeing all my friends.  I work with absolutely the best people!!! How did I get so lucky?

Here are some pictures of our summer... time sure flies when you're having fun!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thank you's

Please read all the comments for the birthday post.  Sager wrote a few things to his peeps!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today is the day!!!

Today is the day eight years ago that my darling Sager was born.  This day came after four days in the hospital and ended with an emergency C-section.  Sager's original due date was November 15th.  Shaw was only two and Scout was six.  It was such a roller coaster ride of emotions.  We were so happy that he was alive but at the same time we wondered if he would be healthy or even happy.  He stayed in the hospital for 71 days.  Then when we brought him home he didn't leave the house until he was two except for doctor's visits or hospitalizations!!!  But enough of the sad stuff!  He is an absolute joy who absolutely brings a little bit of love everywhere he goes.  He is very thoughtful and tries to be as kind as he can be!!  So if you see him today - wish him a Happy Birthday!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

One Last Hurrah!!!

This weekend my family came up for one last hurrah before summer was officially over.  My sister and her kids came down Saturday morning and then my dad and chacha came down around 6:00 Saturday evening and then my brother and his family came down Sunday morning!!!  All the cousins had the best time.  We ate, played and visited.  We celebrated Samuel's and Sager's birthday.  Samuel was 2 on the 3rd and Sager will be 8  on the 12th!! 

Tia and her kids got Sager a Taylor Swift CD.  Holy cow!!!! He literally gasped and swooned!!!  Then he starts crying!!  It was quite possibly the sweetest thing I have ever seen!!!  Sager loves Taylor Swift!!!  

It was soooo good to have everyone here for a visit.  Between Scout, Jackson and ChaCha, I cooked over 3 pounds of bacon!!!!  That's a lot of bacon!!!

Tomorrow I actually have to get up early (like 6:00 a.m. early - boo-hoo!!!) to go to Floydada.  Wish me luck!!!!