Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I'm also going to order some cards from Shutterfly. These cards I will use for extended friends and family. Last year I ordered our cards on Shutterfly and loved them. They were very nice quality and really turned out just how we wanted for our first ever Christmas card. The thing I love about Shutterfly's cards are they are so affordable! Another great thing about their website is it is so easy to use. You just upload photos and put them in the different card templates to see which one you like the best. The best part is how many choices you get with Shutterfly. You should follow the links below and head on over to their website to start planning your cards today - get in the holiday spirit! Christmas is just around the corner!
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
And on a Tiger football update - 11-0 feels pretty good going into the Iron Bowl. War Eagle!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Happy Mid October everyone!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
...I've been thinking about that a lot lately. I'm so lucky. I have a beautiful house and my own little family that lives here (hi Will and Sam). I've just started my fourth year of teaching third grade in an amazing school district. I love this time of year because I can sense my favorite season right around the corner, fall will be here before we know it (and I can't wait). Fall is Will and my favorite season. We like to decorate our house spooky, well at least I like to decorate it and Will just likes to enjoy it decorated. We love going to pick pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. Will always manages to carve his to look scarier than mine. We already previewed our options for Sam's Halloween costume at Petsmart. Last year he was a jack-o-lantern. This year I want him to be an unemployed person (complete with doggie robe and newspaper squeak toy). I think Will thinks that is a weird costume because he wants Samson to get the shark costume. How generic! Really, I just want an excuse to buy my Westie a robe to wear around the house. He would just be so cute in it! Anyway, this post is all over the place. The bottom line is - I'm just happy right now. I'm on top of things (as much as a teacher can be at any one time) at work and at home and bottom line is, I'm just in a great mood.
On a house update....we hung curtains this weekend in our living room. We chose basic white with cast iron rods. It looks pretty and really adds decoration to the room!
Well, I guess thats all from my life...
Sunday, August 15, 2010
This summer I spent some time leveling my books by reading level. So each reading level has a color coded label on the book binding.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
When we first arrived in New York we stopped at Katz's Deli for lunch. Luckily, most of my meals were paid for by the grant - I couldn't believe my lunch there would have cost $15.90 before tax! How do these New Yorkers do it?
Our first big stop was the Tenement House. We got to see an old tenement house during the thriving years of the garment district. It was amazing how some people lived. I just couldn't believe it. So many people living in such a small, dangerous place. Many tenements didn't even have water or restrooms. After we saw the tenement house, we went on a walking tour of the Lower East Side and China Town. It was interesting to see that part of New York!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
We got a new shelf for our family room - I would show you what it looks like in our room, but we have not found much to decorate it yet. We still have to find things to decorate the three wall shelves we got earlier in the year.
We build our three mini retaining walls over Memorial Day weekend. Will and his dad worked for two and a half days. We used ANCHOR Stone, the Flores design in the pecan color. This is not a picture of ours, I can't quite seem to take a good one. We bought our stone at a place right down the street from our neighborhood, so it was easy to transport everything and make quick runs if we needed more of something. It looks pretty and now I want to do it in the backyard, but I don't think we really have a place for it back there. I still would like to get our slab in the backyard poured this summer too.
I am headed to Nashville on Thursday to visit my sisters and see Logan. I am really excited because I have not seen him since he has been a strong walker. I won't be back until Sunday and I worry about leaving my boys alone (Will and Samson). I know they will do fine, but I will miss them.
Mandy, Ryan and Logan are coming in for the Fourth of July again this year. I want to buy one of these cute lemonade pitchers.
Will spotted one at Home Goods the other day when we were searching for picture frames, but it was flimsy so we didn't get that one. I may have to just get this super cute one from Pottery Barn. Will wants to serve his favorite drink, margaritas, out of it.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
We are staying at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel. I'm excited to get to go to the Tenement House and do the Immigrant Soles walking tour. I get to take the SUBWAY! Is it weird I am excited about that? We are visiting Battery Park, Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Hopefully we will have time to go to Central Park, Rockefeller Center and The Empire State Building. We get to eat at this yummy Cuban restaurant called Havana Central. We are also eating at the Hard Rock Cafe on Broadway. I'm just so excited...when is July again? I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and I'm sure I'll have tons of stories.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
...and enjoying his special gourmet dog treats.I made a new cushion for our front porch bench out of outdoor fabric.
My sister and nephew visited. Logan and Sam made friends fast.
I didn't get many pictures with Logan, but I thought this one was cute with his Aunt Megan.