Monday, February 28, 2011

Hometown Visit

Made a trip back to my hometown this past weekend.  It was a great weekend filled with best friends, family, and just plain old good times. 

As you can see the boys are enjoying their computer time together!

 Wrestling with the boys is always so much fun!

Emma and her best friend from the old hood!! 

 Our best friends!!  So happy to celebrate another birthday with this crazy birthday boy!

 These girls are my saving grace!!  Thank you for being there!!

And even Zena had so much fun, she fell asleep during all of this madness!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Snowy Fun

I am really loving some of the new photo editing stuff that I have been trying.  It is so fun.  I just need to learn how to use my camera.  I should just take a class.  I think I said that several times. 
I am also hoping this is the last significant snow fall this season.  It has been snowing here AgAiN for 24 hours.  I really wish I had plans to head somewhere warm for Spring Break. 
 Taking a break from shoveling...I just don't know how to use the snowblower and hubby is at work.
 Brandon trying to catch a flake or two.
 Emma loves to pose for the camera!

And now dreaming of that warm vacation and sunshine......

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Today was the day that I have been anticipating for the last few months. I took the MTLE exam for teacher licensure. It was the most painful experience that I have ever had. I felt that after graduating college 20 years ago and also getting a Master's Degree in Education in 2000, this was the MOST irrelevant thing I have done in my career. With that said...I probally will be back to try it again. I felt defeated....

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine Birthday Girl

I can't believe how much my Little Miss Emma has changed in these last couple years. Emma turning 7 and in First Grade.

Emma turning 8 and in second grade.

Now a big third grader who is a big 9! I can't believe it!!
This is a package from Grandma and Grandpa and she was so patient on opening it. It has been sitting at our house for almost 2 weeks.

And when she did open it, she was so excited! She has been wanting a crayon maker forever!!

Some new books to read!

A new pillow pet to sleep with!!

A birthday dinner for champions!! Her pick!

A mmmmmint chocolate ice-cream cake from Cold Stone.

Happy Birthday Emma!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Superbowl Fun!!

Getting ready for the big game!!
Had to crop out hubby, his eyes were closed!!

Having fun dancing to the Black Eye Peas at the half. We all loved it and were dancing like crazy!

Let's give a shout out to a touchdown and a Green Bay Win!!

All the kids showing their true Green and Gold pride, even if there were a few Viking fans in the crowd!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

  • Had the longest week ever. I had to work 2 12 hours days this week for school.
  • Had the most amazing parent~ teacher conferences this week. The parents had such great compliments for me.
  • I signed up for the Lucky 7 race in Minneapolis on March 19th. I am so excited to do another race.
  • I am so sick of the COLD temperatures here in Minnesota!! I would love to jet off somewhere warm.
  • Sometimes still feel that I am dreaming....I DO actually live in Minnesota!!
  • I am loving the connections I am making with people here. It is a whole new world!
  • My MTLE is coming up and I will be living at the Library on Saturday.

The Green Bay Packers are going to the Superbowl!

  • Looking forward to having a few of these on Superbowl Sunday!

Key lime pie martinis!!! Yummy!!