Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back from Vacation!

We had a great time on our vacation! We left on Thursday and made our way to Lincoln City, OR. We stayed there till Wednesday. We ate ice cream, the kids skim boarded, I read on the beach, we all got too much sun, we ate wonderful seafood, and we SHOPPED!!! We also went to Newport and went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. It was fun!

On Wednesday we headed up to Seaside. We stopped many places along the way. We ventured to Pacific city, where the sites are beautiful. We stopped by a few lighthouses, took TONS of pics! Went to the Tillamook cheese Factory (where they make the actual cheese!) And of course HAD to get some ice cream and pepperoni sticks!

Went through Cannon Beach, Rockaway, Manzanita , all the while, stopping and taking a ton of pics! All in all, I took over 450 pics!!! Thank goodness for digital cameras and laptops!!!! We finally made it to Seaside and the kids were driving me NUTS!!! Seaside was beautiful as always, kids rode the bumper cars and went swiming. We watched a fantastic sunset!

On Friday, we went up North and went to Fort Stevens and Fort Clatsop!!! Wow what amazing sites! We've been there before, but it never seizes to amaze me! Just thinking of all that history makes me get weepy!!! Im all sentimental about history! Went up to Astoria and saw that beautiful bridge of theirs!!! Amazing sight!!

All in all, we had a great trip, but im SOOOOOO glad to be home!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ahhhh summer

Well so far summer is going ok. We have been just hanging out around home mostly. Or hanging out at the pool. Today we went to the river and went fishing. I didnt fish today, but my son caught 1! He was so excited! Ill post a pic of him and his fish, hes so cute. lol.. we are all burnt, which sucks. We are preparing for our beach trip. Ive been trying to plan it for awhile now, but things just keep getting in the way. We are going to the beach for 9 days. We go every year over 4th of July. We love watching the fireworks there. Its only 1 1/2 hours away. The kids always have a blast! I will miss some of the Christmas in July events going on , on MHH, but Ill have my laptop so Ill still be able to post and chat and whatnot. Im bringing quite an assortment of christmas reads. It will be nice to sit on the beach reading christmas books!

Well thats all for now! Here's my son Cody with his fish (we threw him back)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Teachers gifts that I made

Here are the teachers gifts that I made for them this year..

They are altered soup cans , filled with decorative rocks. The "flowers" are pens, wrapped in florist wrap with flowers on top..whole thing took 5 mins and they are SUPER cute!!!

I also made these altered clipboards. They were fun to make.

The teachers absolutly LOVED these!!

I also attached a handmade card and a Starbucks GC.

How the day went..

Ok, so today wasent as bad as I thought it would be. I ended up working today*bummer*. I really wish that I didnt because all the kids were horrible! They were fighting, name calling, you name it, they did mind you, this wasent just a few kids, it was the whole darn SCHOOL!! I dont know what got into them. I know its the last day of school, but GEEZ!! I didnt cry at all. I teared up a few times, but that was it..nothing major. What made me sad were the cute little kindys. They are so sweet! My son's teacher made me tear up also lol. Im glad the school year is over! Cant wait for the lazy days of summer...sleeping in, staying up late, having fun!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Memory books

Have ya'll ever done a memory book for 25 crazy kids? No? Well I did and will never do it again !! LOL..

My daughters teacher came to me and asked to "help" make memory/autograph books for the class for the end of the year. I said "sure, why not, I love to help". So I asked her what she would like in it. She gave me a few ideas, and then that was that....nothing else for months. I kept asking her and she kept "forgetting".. this went on for months...

Then I take the initative and ask the secretary about book ideas (shes a wiz) and she gave me a few ideas. I then searched online for days trying to come up with something magical. I finally got a few ideas and gave them to the secretary. She turned them into something MAGICAL and I had a great book in the making!

Then comes the hard and daunting part...putting that darn book together! I had to cut, copy, paste, bind...over and over and over again!! I worked on them for 1 1/2 weeks...STRAIGHT!!!

I FINALLY got the books done today....tomorrow is the last day of school!! I wanted to get these done last WEEK!! I was soooooooo stressed out about these darn books!!!

Im so glad im done, but they turned out wonderful and am so proud of them!

Next year my son will be in 6th grade. The last 6th grade class at this school. So im going to make that one WONDERFUL!! With tons of memories. I would like to find pics of all the kids from kindy through 6th grade! Wouldnt that be great! With each one personal.

Ill keep ya'll posted on what I decide to do, since it will be next year and all lol

last day of school!

Well tomorrow is the last day of school! Im excited and sad at the same time. Excited because I have the summer off (I work at the school) and im sad to see another year come and gone. My kids are getting bigger and that means im getting older! I cant believe my son is going to be in 6th grade already! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was feeding him his bottle and swinging him in his favorite swing. He's so smart and reliable. I can count on him for anything(as long as I remind him 50 times lol) And now, hes going into 6th grade. He's going to be the last 6th grade class in our school. Our beloved school is closing. Next year is its last year, on its 100th anniversary. We are all very sad about this.

And my daughter, my precious little girl is growing into a beautiful young woman. Shes going into 4th grade, but she acts so much older! Shes so responsible and mature. It makes my heart sing! Im so proud of my little lady.

So tomorrow, im not going to wear make up. I think its best for all that way LOL..Im just going to cry it off anyways. I always get so emotional on the last day of school. Im such a baby!

Well thats all for now, ill journal tomorrow about how the day went

Until then....

I decided...

to start a blog about me...just my daily activities, seperate from my holiday ones, which I hold near and dear to my heart. I just made this, so let me look around and add things, and check back in a couple of days!!