Wednesday, June 25, 2008

So...What's New?

It's been a while since I posted last. So, what's new? Well, it's been a busy month. I have been applying for principal's positions. I have an interview tomorrow...please pray. I've spent some time in the pool, I've taken a week's vacation to Florida with friends, I've played church league softball, and I've worked in my yard on my landscaping. That pretty much sums up my last month. It's been relaxed and wonderful. It's during the summer months that I fall in love with education all over again! :)

Navarre Beach, Florida

This is Sue and I on the balcony off her bedroom. The view was incredible. On our last morning, I stood out here and watched dolphins swimming right up close to shore. The view out my bedroom, was of the sound and the causeway which was nice, but not as nice as this.

On Friday morning, I woke up around 5:15am. Of course everyone else was still asleep, so I quietly got dressed and headed out to the beach to watch the sunrise. The picture above it what I saw when I faced the west...the picture below is what I saw when I faced the east. Pretty amazing.
This picture was taken on the Destin Beach. The sand is like powdered sugar.

Landscaping pics

I have really enjoyed working on my flower gardens. It truely has become one of my favorite things. I got hooked on HGTV in Florida. I don't get that channel on my cable, and now I'm fighting the urge to upgrade. So many good ideas! The hill out front is in baby stages, but within the next two years, it should be amazing to see how it grows and changes. Just adding the mulch brought alot of curb appeal to the house. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my house and property?
So...what's to come? Well, much of the same. (minus the vacation) But, add in some quality time with my kids. I'm heading to Andrea's next week to get some quality time with Makenzie while Andrea has surgery. (Gall Bladder on Monday the 30th. Keep her in your prayers.) Then after the 4th I'll be arranging to get my Michigan Munchkins for their special weeks with Aunt Kelley. And, I plan to have a rummage sale in there somewhere as well.
Summer will be gone before I know it, but I'm enjoying every day.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend, the whole fam gathered at my house. We had such a good time! This was little Makenzie's first visit to Aunt Kelley's. She had such a good time, she let me know it with a big smile. :)

Zeke had lots of fun riding his bike. He finally let us take off the training wheels and never missed a step. I hate to think how many miles he rode just around my driveway!

We took the opportunity to get a family picture in our Ohio State shirts. Mom's thinking about using this for her Christmas card so you may get to see it again. For those who remember seeing us in these shirts, we had to take it again, now that Makenzie is here.

Emmy Rae gave me a goofy grin!
Elijah practiced all weekend and became quite the pro on his ripstick.
Emmy was so excited for Makenzie to finally get to my house. She had to wait all day!
I think Elijah loves her the most though. He informed me that he didn't bring his playstation because he planned to spend his time with the family...especially holding Makenzie. Too sweet!

I think this was one of my favorite weekends. I just had such a great time with all the kids and Monday was a great time of visiting with Jason and Holly. I'm glad we have this tradition.