Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I really have nothing exciting to report. Beth was sick all last week...blah. Just a nasty cold virus that wouldn't loosen its grip on her, so she got 3 sick days and a snow day - yeah!

Why did I title the post NERVES?'s why....

I WAS nervous regarding Sarah's school choice for next year. Last fall I made the decision to go ahead and move her to full-day Kindergarten at the same private school where Beth is now for the 2011-12 school year. We will be moving her out of her preschool/kindergarten program she has been in for 2 years. Beth STAYED there for Kindy, so this will my first Kindy experience at this school, however, its the SAME teacher Beth had when she was in church Kindy, so I'm psyched about that! SO, basically, after 5 years and 2 kids, we are leaving our Church school. I wish I could say I was sad, but I feel and I know its time to move. I need the move for me. I need the girls to be at the same school. I need to remove myself from being so intertwined in the Church school. I am the Board Chairman. I am 1 of 4 Kids Closet Coordinators. I am resigning both those jobs in May. I need to pull Sarah out of Church Daycare. She will leave there in May, as well. Honestly, I need a separation between Church and school and daycare because the lines get crossed and fuzzy sometimes. I need my church to be MY CHURCH and nothing more. And that is all I will say about that without going into crazy details that don't need to be on the internet.

SO ANYWAY- I just found out out that Sarah will definitely make the cut for Kindergarten next year. She is on THE list and NOT the "WAITING" LIST!! Now I can RELAX!!

Bob has gone back to school to finish his masters degree in Occupational Safety & Health- 2 nights a week. Yeah -that makes me a little nervous, too. Not that he is going back to school- but gone two nights a week on top of his already busy schedule. HOPEFULLY he'll be all done by next Christmas!

Bob also got a great new potential client...I say "potential" because the contract isn't signed yet and we know better than anyone, that things can change and happen before anyone signs on the dotted line and that makes me nervous. Rates and dollar signs haven't been discussed yet, so...again...I'm nervous that it all works out okay because it really is a great opportunity!

On a different note- Beth had 3 tests yesterday and made A's on all of them -yeah!!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Whew! What just happened!?!?
Did December come and go already? Holy cow! The holidays really flew by this year!
We obviously stayed busy, hence no blog updates for a month! Sorry!
Here are some of the best pictures:

Before Christmas Dinner at my mom and dad's house

Our family:

My parents and brother and sister-in-law:

Bob and Sarah Katherine:

me and Sarah Katherine:

Sarah's excitement over a gift! love the expression!

Christmas Eve morning at my mom and dad's house...girls going through their stockings:

Sarah finally got her Jasmine crown!

Bob can finally stop packing in luggage with MY monogram! :-)

Barbies from Dandaddy...

In Murray on a snowy Christmas Eve - Sarah w/ Aunt Becky and Beth w/Aunt Becky:

More fun in Murray:

Traditional reading of The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve before bedtime:


For Sarah Katherine:

For Beth:


The girls checking out their stocking gifts!

There is a back story to this next picture. Sarah is holding a bag of Pistachio nuts Santa left in her stocking. She obviously isn't nearly as thrilled about them as she is the lipgloss in the picture above.... She LOVES Pistachio nuts and will eat them by the bowl full. I teased her that Santa was going to leave her a bag of them and she did NOT think that was a neat idea for some reason! Well...Santa brought them anyway!!

Beth opening the gift from Sarah Katherine- MORE Rainbow Magic Fairy books!

...and the sister hug that came after!

I think I took this right after Beth gave Bob the gift she picked out and paid for by herself at her school's Santa Shop!

Bob gave Sarah a Zhu Zhu princess Castle. That darn thing was hard to find! It didn't come out in stores till Dec. 10th or so and I couldn't find it anywhere. I lost COUNTLESS auctions on Ebay for it and finally won one...only to discover it a few days later at Walmart for 1/2 of what I paid for it on Ebay! Errr...........Oh well...her expression made all that totally worth it!!
And Beth's big gift from mom and dad was an IPOD Touch....think she likes it?
I gave Sarah a new "round chair" as her old Dora chair was literally falling apart. She was unimpressed that it wasn't a toy, but got over it pretty fast!
And the day was topped off with snowman building in the back yard!!
Back to reality now!!