Wednesday, November 25, 2009

School's out....

for now! We're on Thanksgiving break and so I thought it would be fun to take the boys out for a photo shoot. Mom was in town last weekend because my grandmother was in the hospital. I talked her into leaving her good camera with me so I could get some good shots of the kids.
There's a church in town that had some beautiful yellow leaves on the ground. Then we went to this cute little bridge just up the road where we've taken pics before. The boys had a blast climbing trees, throwing leaves, and just goofing around.

Some of the pics are edited, some are not. I love the one of Kaden's shoes. Mom spent a fortune on a pair of Spongebob Sketchers and he refuses to wear them! Instead, he loves these $15 Walmart shoes.

Now, I'm pretty biased but you have to admit...this is one beautiful child!

And this one is georgous! I'm so happy that my kids inherited mine and Tony's photogenticness. Is that even a word?

I love this last pic of Kaden! He could totally be a supermodel! This would make a great album cover for the new release he's working on! Just kidding. Though he would make records if he could! Maybe I should put him up on YouTube so he can be "discovered"!!!!!!
These two fellows are what I am thankful for this year! Well, and Tony, and Jesus, and my job, and my family...well....I guess there's a lot more but I'll stop before I bore you!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I've turned into one of those people who love to edit photos! I've had Photoshop Elements for a year or so and I just love learning new techniques! Today, we went to the zoo and I just had to take some super fun pictures. And, of course I had to edit them before I could even think about a nap...even though I have bronchitis and could use the rest! What the heck...I haven't rested all week!
So, the next few pics are the boys. We saw the new Teton Trek today. There are tables outfront of the exihibit and we stopped to eat our picnic. The boys had a blast just running and playing in the open area! They are both sleeping right now!

I'm thinking this one might be my Christmas card. I know it's not very Christmasy but It's a great pic of the boys.

I don't know what it is about boys...but they can make a gun out of anything!

I just love Brady's face. Of course his "gun" was bigger and he's obviously shooting Kaden who had a much smaller gun.

The Grizzly bears were adorable! There are three of them and they look really young. They were all huddled up and you had to walk over the bridge to see them. I think they are still a little shy. Of couse, we go to the zoo a lot so I didn't take many pics. And I'm too tired to work on editing the rest. So, you'll just to wait it out!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A New Toy

This school year, I am the sponsor of the student newspaper. It's called The Eagle Talon and I'm loving working with the kids on it! We haven't had a paper in 3 years so it's taking a while to get students interested in it! Well, you know it's because you actually have to read, right?
Anyway, I applied for a grant at the beginning of the year to buy a new camera for the kids to use. I was awarded the grant and finally got the camera in today. Of course I just had to bring it home and learn the ins and outs. I mean, what kind of teacher would I be if I didn't even know how to use the camera, right?
So, I brought it home and of course I couldn't just takes pics and not edit them. So, here's to the new camera! I'm jealous that I don't own one of these myself!

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Apparently, I'm the world's worst blogger! I haven't blogged in waaaayyyy over a month. Ya see, What had happened was...I really don't spend a whole lot of time on the computer these days. Between soccer, school, church, and all the other stuff, I just haven't been able to sit down and think. So, sorry about the excuses. Also, I had decided to upload some pics for this post and I can't seem to find my cord for the camera. I'll work on that in my spare time!

As for our world, Brady is doing great in school. He loves being in spotlight class and he can't wait for the field trip he's getting to take in December. He and I will get to ride a train to Jackson, MS with his gifted class. While there, we will visit the Museum of Natural Science, watch A Christmas Carol on stage, visit the capital, old capital and the governor's mansion. Then we will head back to Memphis. I'm so super excited about this trip. Unfortunatly, only one of us can go and since Tony's on call that weekend, it gets to be me!

Kaden is also loving school. His day consists of mornings in the preschool at my school. There he has a student buddy for each block. They help him with what ever and even get to plan lessons and snacks for the class. It's a learning lab for the students and the kids just love it! Then he hops on a bus and heads over to the Developmentaly Delayed class where he gets speech therapy and reenforcement. He loves going to Mrs. Robin's class and he has been learning so much! He misses nap time but his speech has improved by leaps and bounds. I can't believe he's progressing as fast as he is!

Tony has been playing guitar in the Sunday morning band for a few months now. He's amazing and I just love watching him worship on stage! It's so not his personality to be on stage but it's cute none the less. He's also decided to start leading a small group in the spring. I can't wait!

And then there's me...teaching two subjects is a lot harder than I thought it would be, but I love it! I never get bored and it makes the day go by so fast. Not to mention my Journalism students challenge me daily! I was observed last week for my semester eval and seriously, I actually had a student ask me why we didn't have an athiest's club at our school. One of the principal's was sitting there, I could feel him staring at me waiting for my response. After I started sweating like a man, I calmly explained that we probably would never have that club and if need be we would get rid of FCS to make sure of that. Boy would the liberals have loved that! I also like talking to them about politics and making them realize that the current presidency is all about race and nothing about policy. They actually dislike his ideas and policies but yet defend him because it's "not his fault". What a world...What a world....(as I melt into a green puddle of goo in the floor!)

That about wraps it up around here! Hopefully, I'll find my cord and get some pics on here soon!