Monday, December 27, 2010

Some Christmas Pictures.....

We had a pretty intense Christmas. My daughter came to visit and it was great to have her here. We went to visit grandmother and she had a pretty emotional day wanting to come home with us. It was heartbreaking, but we were able to calm her before leaving.

She was so thankful for every gift....

Trying to calm her down a bit to reassure her I'd be back......

Christmas Eve was another story. We were visiting my sister-in-law and just out of the blue, my dear hubby had a seizure. I was TERRIFIED!!!! He's never had them before. I knew to get him on his side immediately so that he wouldn't choke and was amazed that I remember all my CPR training. Although, I prefer to NEVER have to use it again!!! I didn't know what was happening at first. I thought he was having a heart attack or stroke. He'd been fine all week and he said he didn't even feel it coming on. His face turned blue and I truly thought I was going to be spending Christmas Day planning my husband's funeral. That was how intense it was.

Everything was going through my head. I couldn't lose him. He is the most gracious, hardworking man that I know. No one has ever been as good to me in my life as he is. He didn't even know who I was for close to 15 minutes or so. It turned out that he had a major drop in sugar and they believe that is what caused him to seize. He refused to go to the hospital of course with the paramedics but he did allow me to take him after much begging (and a bit of threatening). Everything came back normal. I still don't trust it though. All I can do is sit and worry if it is going to happen again.

I guess I need to stop unloading my problems to ya'll. Enjoy some of our holiday photos!

Meadow enjoying one of her many Christmas gifts....

Brie Brie thinking "oh no! not Twilight!!!" haha

After a long night and a great Christmas morning, Brie and Jasper settle down for a nice nap

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Last of My Christmas Cards

It has been a busy two weeks trying to get everything ready for Christmas. Especially since we have had quite a few snow days at school and two hour delays. But, I managed to get everything finished (I think.....) Anyhow, here are the last of my Christmas cards. I scraplifted a few ideas, but my mind is so frazzled that I can't remember who I got the idea from.

I LOVE this little guy

I have decided that part of my New Year's resolution will be to scrapbook more for ME in 2011. I have started a blog just for this journey. Join me at Scrappin' 365

This is my favorite one

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

I made this one for my Asst. Director b/c she loves bears. The inside says Christmas

Friday, December 17, 2010

Presents Wrapped By Preschoolers.....

Well, we have another snow day! That means we will have to make it up on Monday and Tuesday which is when our Christmas vacation began. I am so bummed, but at least we will be able to have the childrens holiday party.

I guess I will continue to work on my Christmas cards today. Our roads are so icy that the puppies are even gliding across the yard.

I thought I'd share an ornament that my kiddos made. I had cut the presents out with my cricut of course and then I had them cut various kinds of Christmas scrapbooking paper out and glue it around the present as if they were wrapping a present for their mom and dad. They were having fun and developing those fine motor skills as well by using their scissors. I photographed each child in front of the church Christmas tree and then laminated them to make all the paper flat that they had glued on. I also put the year on them with Stickles. Then I added a minature bow at the top to hide the hole punch the ribbon went through. Everyone thought they came out cute.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Few Christmas Card Creations

Here are a few Christmas cards that I created for our Dirty Santa gift exchange at work. I was surprised that people actually fought over them. :o)

I'm hoping to make a few more over the week-end.

We had a snow day today...........bummer because it was suppose to be our Christmas party at school. I am already sick of the cold weather.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

More Christmas Craft Photo

Handprint Christmas trees.....

We have had a whirlwind of a week at school. Monday and Tuesday, we had a 2 hr delay. That left us with an hour and 20 minutes of class time. Not so good at Christmas when mothers are wanting precious crafts. But we are working hard to make up for lost time. Here are a few of the children's creations.

We have Christmas lights around our doorway.....

Our stockings are hung.....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Preparing For the Holidays

Thanksgiving went by so quickly! I was at Walmart by 9:45 that night preparing for the big Black Friday Sale. What chaos!!! I had fun though. My husband and I tackled the mall on Black Friday morning and got quite a few bargins for ourselves.

Saturday, we got our Christmas tree put up and all the stockings for the pups hung. There are way too many stockings!! LOL

Then on Sunday, we went to spend the afternoon with grandmother. She just lights up when I walk in the room. She is so lonely and I hate not being there for her more during this time of year, but I am so busy with work and getting things ready for the preschoolers parents for Christmas.

Today, we ended up having a 2 hr. delay so we only had an hour and a half of school. I had a total of five students. So, we didn't get much done. Tomorrow, we have another 2 hr. delay. There isn't even any snow left on the ground and they are delaying school. They'd never survive living in West Virginia!

Well, I'm think I'm going to start working on my Christmas cards. At least those for my preschoolers. Stay warm!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Time!

M,W,F class

We had a blast this week at school. The kids performed a few "turkey" songs for their parents and we enjoyed the Thanksgiving Blessing Mix together. I may be partial, but my class did the best job ever!!! Here are a few photo's of them in their little turkey hats.

Tu/Thurs Class

Hope that everyone has a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!!! I'll be out late Thursday night getting ready to fight the Black Friday crowds. Fun, fun!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Little Late...

I know that Halloween has come and gone already, but I wanted to share a few things with you that my students crafted. We had a great time celebrating with our "fall parties." The kids dressed up in their little costumes and we watched "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".

Spider Webs that the children created using glue, glitter and wax paper

Things have been really busy since Thanksgiving is next week. Between spending all my time with my grandmother on the week-ends, I hardly have enough time to get on and post. I'll try to do better (I think I'm always saying that!) LOL For now.......

Our spider webs

One of our Thanksgiving Crafts. The kids painted the feathers and the arms and legs are movable!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Creations

Our Squirrels and Little Acorn Trees

Here are a few sweet pieces of art that the kids have done during the past few weeks. Our door is "Falling For Jesus". The kids marble painted the leaves and they have their pictures in doily leaves that I purchased at the Dollar Tree. I can't wait to get started on Halloween crafts next week!

We did a unit on learning to cough and sneeze in our elbow or a was awesome!! Afterward, we made these cute little faces to remind us.

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Been A While...

House and Jasper

Wow! Seems like forever since I blogged last. I've been so busy with work and family that I haven't had a chance to write anything. The summer went by so quickly. I'm loving the fall weather though.

Renesmee, Bella and Jasper

Since I blogged last, we have had 3 new family members to add to our pack around here. On June 5th Mama gave birth to Bella, Jasper and Renesmee. They are so precious that we decided to keep them all! I hope you enjoy the photo's. I promise to do better at updating this site! :o)


Renesmee and Bella

My Precious Bella Rayne

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eclipse: Love Is Forever Video

As most of you know, I am a major Twilight addict anymore. Once I began reading the books, I realized just what an amazing author Stephenie Myers truly is. The movies were great....but the books are beyond that. My husband thinks I've lost it because I've went so "twicrazy"! :o) I can't wait until the Eclipse premiere June 30th!!! Here is Muse's new video from the Twilight:Eclipse soundtrack. Another amazing song!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Life Is At Full Swing

Wow! Two more weeks and the school year is over! It has flown by. I have been focused on nothing but getting end of the year projects done for my students. I am really looking forward to just kicking back and spending some time scrapbooking over the summer. I have a ton to catch up on and I'm excited about it.

My sweet husband has been working longer hours the past few weeks so that has given be even more alone time. The boys have been busy with tennis, baseball and scouting. They are just growing up too fast!!!!!

Brandon Baseball

Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful sunshine out there!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.....

Wow! It's been a busy month at school. It seems like just yesterday we started and in less than a month we'll be saying good-bye to our sweet kiddo's. Of course, I'll still see them in the hallways, but it's still bittersweet.

I just had to share our raindrops that the kids painted last month. We had hung them from the ceiling in the classroom. Of course, the kids love seeing their photo's anywhere. Here are just a few...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jon Voight's Letter to President Obama

Governor Huckabee had Jon Voight on his show, Huckabee, which airs on FOX News every Saturday night at 8 p.m. This interview was powerful and stunning!! It is comforting to know as a conservative republican that I have someone willing to speak up and not be afraid to use their voice to speak up for the American people.
April 11, 2010 - 06:50 PM

A Letter To President Obama From Jon Voight


0 4-11-2010 7:44 pm - Jon Voight

Below is the text of the letter:-----------------------------------------

“In one year, the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration. The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of.President Obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea that they are entitled to take from the wealthier who have lived and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps a nation healthy and fed. Now the lie goes very deep and President Obama has been cleverly trained in the Alinsky method and it would be very important that every American knows what that method is. It is a socialistic, Marxist teaching and with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for the Islamic extremists. The world looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity now wonders what will become of the entire world if America is losing its power. The American people who understand exactly what is taking place have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom for all men and women, from all walks of life, shivering to think that this once great nation will be a third world country. This will be the first president to ever weaken the United States of America. President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for his own agenda, against the will of the American people when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies. Every loving American for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the Tea Parties in their states. The opposition will continue their tactics; they will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us. Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. We can weed out the liars and agitators. Let us all stay in Gods light. Let no man put asunder. We can and we will prevail.

God bless us all!”

~Jon Voight, April 10th, 2010

Fair Tax Petition!

Many of you may have been listening to the news lately and you have heard a lot of talk about the VAT tax. As an ex-military spouse who lived in Germany for several years, the VAT tax is not a good thing. Please read the following from Gov. Huckabee. I became interested in the Fair Tax during the Presidential campaign in 2007. I am a state representative for the Fair Tax as well. That's how much I believe in the system. I pray you educate yourself and get involved.
April 09, 2010 - 03:45 PM

Petition For A Fair Tax Congress

Tax Day is rapidly approaching. As Americans prepare to give an unfair and growing amount of their paychecks to the Federal Government, our mission is clearer now more than ever:

Folks, it is time we put the IRS out of business.

Together we can accomplish this goal if we work hard to elect a record number of candidates to Congress this November who support the Fair Tax or who are willing to learn more about it.

But before I explain how we do this, let me first - for those of you who are unfamiliar with the Fair Tax - briefly explain how it works.

You get rid of income tax.

You get rid of all the withholding.

You get rid of corporate taxes completely, totally. After all - those taxes are not really paid by the corporations. They're passed on to the customer with a 22 percent embedded tax in the system.

You eliminate that, which means the prices of what you purchase will go down.

You replace it with a 23 percent consumption tax. Now, that sounds expensive, but you only pay when you purchase something new, whether it's a product or a service.

Also, it's a completely transparent tax system.

It doesn't increase taxes. It's revenue neutral. It will bring business back to the United States that leaving our shores - our current, complicated, unfair tax laws make it impossible for an American-based business to compete with lower tax structures in other countries.

Political insiders will say something this "sweeping" will never be passed. They're wrong! With your help . . . it can - and it will.

I urge you to sign this petition to the Republican candidates running for Congress. Help us reach 50,000 signatures by April 15 > .

I have signed this petition and I hope and pray that you will add your signature next to mine.

Please click here to sign: Fair Tax Petition

Friday, April 2, 2010

Information For Contacting Your Congressman

I haven't had a chance to visit Gov. Huckabees blog the past few weeks and I was browsing around today to catch up. I am sharing the following article with you that he posted. Many of us are unhappy with the way we were blindsided with the healthcare vote. Being forced to pay a mandatory fine is not freedom! If we had the money to pay that steep of a fine, then we'd have the money for health insurance!!! Please visit HuckPAC for more information or to volunteer. Also, visit Call Congress Now.

March 21, 2010 - 11:44 PM

Congress Didn't Listen To Us This Time

For months, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have insisted that they know best when it comes to health care reform.

With this vote, Congress decided what kind of health care you have access to and how much it will cost.

They also decided not to respect us and take us for fools.

I am frustrated and I know you are as well. Ten days ago I launched a website called and asked voters to call their representatives and Senators and tell them to vote no. Over 151,000 people visited the website and spent almost 4,000 hours on making calls pleading with their leaders in Washington to vote no. This time Congress listened more to party bosses than to you.

Now there is something else you can and must do: Get personally involved to dump them. Let’s replace this Congress with Republicans that will listen to the people.

If you don't like the way your congressman voted and you don’t want your family burdened with new mountains of debt from out-of-control Washington spending and you don’t want your tax dollars to fund abortion then write as big a check as you can to one of his or her opponents or to my leadership committee Huck PAC.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

More Mountaineer Mania...

Just a little more Mountaineer humor to rub into those in the household that are Duke fans. I went shopping in Winston-Salem today and was amused that every sport store except for ONE didn't carry any WVU merchandise. I made it known that I wasn't pleased. Hehe One store was nothing but Carolina blue........worse than Duke!

Tip off is around 8:37 p.m. Saturday night. Let's Go Mountaineers!!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hitler Finds Out WVU won

If you're a West Virginia fan, you've probably already seen this on Facebook but I just had to share it. It is hilarious!!! You may have to click the video to make it full screen.

Our house is divided due to the big game Saturday night. R is a Duke fan, and of course, I bleed blue and gold!! :o) I usually cheer for Duke when they play down here in Carolina but I won't be cheering this time! Not too mention they have been making their immature RUDE redneck comments already!

LET'S GO MOUNTAINEERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pots of Gold

I know that St. Patrick's Day was last week, but I still had to share what my little preschoolers created. I had missed a few days last week due to having laryngitis so I was glad that we at least got these sweet crafts completed.

I had the kids paint miniature muffin liners yellow and we flattened them out and placed them in our big old pot. Of course, we know that we can only find it at the end of the rainbow!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Little Cat in the Hat's.....

This week, we are having Dr. Seuss week at the preschool. We have been working really hard the past two days on making our very "preschoolers in a hat!" The children loved getting their faces painted up! Of course, we had to wait until the last hour of the day to do so because after they got them painted, they went WILD! LOL

The kids painted a small paper plate and glued their hats together. Aren't they just the cutest little Seuss's you've ever seen?

Monday, March 1, 2010

OMG....I actually scrapped!

Well, Sunday I actually got a little scrapbooking done. I finished up this layout of Brady from Camp Caswell that I started over a year ago!!! Hope you enjoy!

Page one.......the crime! hehe

Page two....sorry about the glare from the flash over Brady's head....

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter, Winter please go away......

What a rough winter we have had here in NC this year. This past month has been so cold and windy. We missed an entire week of school and that's not counting all the two hour delays we had. I am definitely ready to embrace spring with open arms.

The boys are doing great. Brady is playing tennis again this year and Brandon made the school baseball team. I am so proud of them both. Brady's grades have been impressive and of course Brandon's straight A's always are.

Work is going much smoother. It's hard to believe we only have a few more months with those little one's. This past week we were studying pets and we made these sweet little kitty cat plates. I just thought I'd share one of them with you all.

Well, off to finish the laundry!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Snow Pics....

House doesn't know whether or not he wants to get his paw cold or not. He just wants to the snow!

Can ya tell we basically live in the woods? This is a backyard shot.

So today we had another snow day. Evidently it must be pretty ice out. I know that around 5 a.m. we had sleeting rain coming down but it was gone when I crawled out of bed around 8:45 a.m. The snow days have definitely been a blessing for my health because I know that I would have had to call of work sick. I drank some Nyquil last night before bed but all it really did was make me have bizarre dreams. Hopefully we'll at least have a two hour delay tomorrow. They are saying that we are expecting another wintry mix this week-end. I hope not because I never have liked winter.

Our backyard

I thought you might enjoy a few more pics of the white stuff. Have a safe week!

House eats the snow like it's fresh meat! LOL

Mia Sue can barely walk in the white stuff....