Tuesday, May 27, 2008


i could be charged with a very serious crime...involving nineteen 7th graders.

i should probably spend the next ten minutes praying!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

happy anniversary!

four years ago today, i walked down the aisle to join the love of my life.

i remember it like it was yesterday. i thought i would be so nervous, but i was more calm than ever. i knew that i knew that i knew jerry was made just for me.

"meant to be", such a cliche, but so true. the way the pieces of our lives fell together is amazing.


i am so happy to be living forever with you. you have made the last four years interesting, to say the least. you know just the right things to say to make me smile. being met with the words "hey, beautiful" every time i see you should be something i just get used to. but every time it is said with such sincerity, it's almost as if it's the first time the words have ever come out of your mouth. you make me feel like the most important thing in the world.

we have two wonderful boys that we get to watch grow up. these are the most precious gifts you could ever give me. i love watching you with them. you see them and you turn into a kid again. i just love it.

i love you more than any words could ever say. i cannot wait to see what God has in store for our future. i know we will only grow stronger and more in love.

and yes, i will love you forever and ever...and four more.

i love you!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

one more quick post

the other day, i bought jacob a batman mask. it fits him perfectly. it really looks kinda freaky, but he loves it.

we were leaving the house to go somewhere and jerry said, "come on, jacob. let's go."

of course, jacob was wearing the mask.

he came running around the couch and matter-of-factly replied, "i am not jacob, i am batman!"


i know casen is cute, but seeing that picture everytime you open my blog means that i haven't posted anything.

so sorry!

i'm so ready for summer. i'm ready for things to slow down!

i feel like i have no time to think lately.

here's what's been going on.
  • i love my boys so much! i just want to be with them ALL the time...including my husband!
  • casen has started grabbing things now. he laughs like crazy. last night i was rolling him over on to his stomach...every time, he would just tilt his head and roll back over. he's really liking the tummy time though.
  • jacob is growing up before my eyes. it's incredible the things he comes home knowing everyday. he's talking like a grown up...complete sentences and correct tenses. he still can't say his "k" and "l" sounds. so cute though.
  • jerry is still working like crazy. i'm so ready for him to have a break. he deserves it!
  • we only have 7 days left of of those is a trip to sea world. there are pros and cons to that. for one, it's sea world. on the other hand, it involves 100 7th graders.
  • our preliminary taks results are in...not as good as we'd hoped, but acceptable.
  • my students are driving my crazy. some of them have shut down. i hate it! i just wish i could motivate them without threatening failing.
  • gas is unbelievable! it's costing $85-$90 to fill up. nuts! and jerry's on a hummer kick. he's not always the most practical person.
  • we pulled up every weed in our backyard sunday. i am sore, but well worth it. the yard looks really good. the grass is filling in nicely. now we just have to tackle the front and side all our free time, of course.
  • hanging out with the girls last saturday was so nice! it was a much needed break.
  • oh, i apparently have a sinus infection. i've been sick for about 3 weeks and jerry finally forced me to go to the doctor. i'm on two antibiotics. hopefully i can kick it soon. it's getting old.
  • i've been tanning...and apparently post-pregnancy-stretched-belly skin doesn't tan so well. who knew?!?! not really the effect i was going for.
  • this is teacher appreciation week at school...yesterday we had donuts and fruits and stuff. today we have cookies. this is also not contributing well to that previously mentioned belly.

okay, this is quite a post for me. i should stop now. hopefully more regular blogging will come once summer gets here.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

pictures of my boys...

well, mainly casen. jacob can run from me now.
look at those blue eyes
so serious
me playing with editing styles
he got tired of holding his head up
and one of my big boy

Thursday, May 8, 2008

according to jacob...

i am not a "big boy".

we are driving down college hills yesterday and pass the putt putt place. jacob calls it the "golf park".

this is our conversation.

jacob: "look momma! the golf park!"

me: "i see it!"

jacob: "i want to go there!"

me: "you have to tell your daddy."

jacob: "i'm going to go there with daddy...only daddy!"

me: "okay, fine."

jacob: "i'm a big boy. i can go by myself. and daddy is a big boy. he can go. me and daddy can go. i'm not going with you, momma. you're not a big boy...only daddy!"

okay then. i'm not a big boy, and i can't go to the golf park.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

my poor baby

casen has his first ear infection.

he's coughing, sneezing, got a stuffy nose and gunk coming out of his eyes.

he's trying to be happy, but it's so hard.

jerry took him to the doctor yesterday. he now has to take medicine twice a day for ten days plus get eye drops in his eyes a few times a day.

it's so sad. he's always so happy. i hate seeing him like this.

to make matters worse, i thought i was getting over being sick.


i went to bed last night feeling horrible...sore throat, stuffy nose, watery eyes. casen woke up so many times during the night.

i got up once. my wonderful husband took care of him the rest of the time. everytime he would come back to bed, he would feel of my head. he thinks i had a fever. he just kept telling me to stay home.

i am obviously not at home. i'm at school. another day of teaching.

but not counting today, we only have 17 school days left. if you take out the one for our field trip and the four test days i have planned, that's only 12 teaching days!!

i can see the light!

anyway, i have apparently disappointed jenny. i got a new camera yesterday! i couldn't wait to go take pictures. that didn't happen. jerry picked me up after school, we went to wal mart, then to target, then back to wal mart to pick up a prescription. we didn't get home until after 6. by that time, casen was ready to eat and then needed to be held the rest of the night. plus, i felt less than great.

so...sorry, no pictures. maybe i'll have time to take some during the week and post on the weekend. we'll see. every picture of casen right now would have beat red eyes and nose. hopefully he'll feel better soon.

well, i got to school early so i could get some things done. this is not what i was planning.

gotta go.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


okay...i know tanning is bad for you and blah, blah, blah.


i'm going to vegas in a month. i'm working like crazy and have no time to go outside.

and let's face it...tan fat looks much better than white fat.

so, i'm going to start tanning.

why am i posting about this, you ask?

i'm going to go to elite physique since it's close to my work, and i can go during my conference.

if i have a "buddy" who also needs to tan, we can save $15 off the regular unlimited tanning package.

the regular package is $49. with a buddy, it would be $34 each.

anyone interested?

we wouldn't have to go at the same time, and they have two locations for convenience. we just have to sign up at the same time.

i'm planning on going at the beginning of this week.

let me know!