Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mother

Last night, we celebrated Mother's birthday.

Kathryn had a delicious dinner of pazanzas (what Katie Lee calls lasagna), bread, salad, and banana split cake. She had the table beautifully designed.
Katie Lee could hardly wait to give her grammie her gift.
just the girls

Mother and Daddy
We are so blessed to have our mother. I don't know what I would do without her. She is the BEST and I love her so much!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Last night Katie Lee and I went to Disney Live with some of our friends. We had a fantastic time. Katie Lee danced (jumped around) all through the pre-show and then wouldn't dance during the show.

I could not get too many good pictures of the show.
5 little girls = lots of fun!
Bryson is way too cool to get his picture with the girls.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's That Time of Year

ARMT and SAT10 testing began today. I really believe that my kids are going to do great. We have worked very hard all year getting ready for these days. Today we took the ARMT (Alabama Reading and Math Test) reading part. We have math tomorrow and then the SAT reading and math next week.

After this, the official count down until summer begins. (48 more school days--not that I am counting already!)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Around the House

These beautiful days are helping get work done on our house. Hopefully, shingles will go on this week, windows and tubs will be ordered, and things can keep on moving.

Front view this week---doghouses, porch, and front gable have been finished.
back of the house---gables and porch worked on
Katie Lee's favorite view--looking out her bathroom at Grammie and Poppie's house across the road
You may not be able to tell a lot about the rooms right now but here are a few.

kitchen and sitting room
stairs got built this week--Katie Lee's new favorite
part of the upstairs area
master bedroom--- bath and closet is behind the bedroom
living room
dining room

This afternoon we headed to Sir's looking for ideas for fabric. I found "THE ONE" for drapes for my dining room earlier this week at JoAnn's. I had hoped that I could luck up and find it at Sir's for A LOT less, but they did not have it. I did find some for Katie Lee's bathroom, playroom, and kitchen that I like really well and may have to get later on.

Katie Lee was loving her Aunt Kitty today especially since she would let her out of the stroller and hold her hand. She walked through those antique stores on the square with one hand in Aunt Kitty's and the other in her pocket. We told her she had to keep it in her pocket so she would not be tempted to touch something. :) It worked really well!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Spring!!

I am ready for spring and the warm weather.

I want to paint my toes,

slid on my favorite pair of

spray on this for a couple of weeks, (got to try and get rid of the ghostly white)

and enjoy the spring with my favorite two.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tea Time with the Girls

Today, we went to Homestead Manor Plantation in Franklin, TN.

to sip some tea (or water with lemon)

and have a yummy lunch

and dessert of little purple chick cookies
or chocolate cake
with our two favorite ladies, Grammie and Aunt Kitty (sorry Kathryn, I didn't get a picture with you.)
It was nice to slow down and smell the buttercups. I am really enjoying my spring break...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Painting 101

Tonight, some of the girls from church got together for a painting class in Huntsville. I am not sure if any of us have painted much before. It ended up being a lot of fun and a bit stressful at times. My painting is not close to being as good as the teacher's but not too bad for the first time. I look forward to the next time we can do this.

Moving on Up

Our house is moving right along. James has actually expanded the upstairs a lot more than the plans called for which has given up much more space up there. I am really beginning to start visualizing how it will look whenever we move in.

Daddy's Prize

Saturday, Donnie and my uncle Steve went to Dalton, GA to this big knife show. This is one of Donnie's favorite events of the year. It just about ranks up there with opening day of dove season. He has been planning this trip for weeks.

When he got home Saturday night and got his new ones cleaned up and put with the others, Katie Lee had to inspect his finds. Her favorite one of course was her own, the pink one because it was her favorite color. Donnie always gets her one when he goes to these shows. I don't really think that she will be an avid knife collector but maybe they will at least be special because they came from her daddy.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Pi Day

In honor of Pi. You remember it from high school..... 3.14something

Today I made this....

It is called Just Another Pie.
It was super easy because I followed The Pioneer Woman.
If you have never checked out her blog before, it is great. I have yet to find anything that is not delicious. I also made her ranch chicken and potatoes for lunch today too.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Little Shopping

Seems like not a lot has happened post worthy in a while. It has just been a very busy week. We just finished our third nine weeks of school and Spring Break has started. I am really looking forward to the week. I hope that my kids don't forget everything by the time we go back because ARMT and SAT10 begins the week we return.

I do hope to have some new pictures of our house to post soon. It is moving along. We went to the Home and Garden Show last Sunday and got a lot of ideas.

We have managed to get a little shopping in over the last week. Last Saturday, Mother, Kathryn, Katie Lee, and I headed to Birmingham to Cottontails. Oh, I could have spent and spent and spent.
This was the best part of the day for Katie Lee.

Is this not the prettiest rocky horse? The man had several beautiful ones and Katie Lee loved them. He was nice enough to let me take her picture on it. His business is called Horses that Rock and he is located in Aliceville, AL. If anyone is interested in one, I have his contact information.

Another new favorite gift shop is Two Sisters in Harvest. It is very convenient to school. I got this from there yesterday. Thanks to Mother and Daddy for the Valentine's and Easter money and I used for it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life

Today I am joining Kelly for Show Us Your Life. Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner Today's theme is your typical day. I noticed several other teachers' day listed and they were much different than mine. It is strange how you do the same job but it is so different.

5:45--Up and getting ready
6:30--leaving for work (Donnie and Katie Lee still sleeping)
7:00--arrive at work
7:30--kids arrive
7:45--Morning Meeting
8:00-10:10---Reading Block( this includes whole group, small group, independent reading, language, spelling, and intervention for strugglers)
10:10-11-42---Math Block
12:10-1:00--Alabama History or Science
1:00-1:40--Enrichment (computer, library, or art)
2:20-3:05--after school duty
Tuesday afternoons are faculty meeting days which can last up to two hours.
3:30--I try leave work
4:00--pick up Katie Lee from Grammie's
Time I leave Grammie's until 10:00--- play with Katie Lee, housework, cook or pick up supper, get ready for the next day, read bedtime story to Katie Lee, catch up on the day with Donnie
10:20-10:30--try to get in the bed to do it all over again

What is you day like?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Random pictures

Found these pictures today on Mother's camera and thought they were pretty cute.

Cat in the Hat

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, the little ones at storytime made Cat in the Hat hats.

Monday, March 1, 2010

C is for Cupcakes

After a sickly week for Katie Lee, she was feeling much better by the weekend. She stills has a terrible cough that may last until summer if she is like me, but other than that I think she is fine. Saturday looked like such a nice day to get out for a little while. We called Aunt Kitty to see if she wanted to go eat lunch with us. I told Katie Lee that I was going to take her for a special lunch at a cupcake restaurant. She was so excited about the idea of getting a cupcake. (You would think that the poor girl never gets any.) So off we went to pick up Aunt Kitty and to get lunch. The sandwiches were really good. I had turkey and they both had ham. We all gobbled those up. My combo meal came with a cupcake that Katie Lee got to pick out. I wish that I had my camera. She was so excited looking through the glass at the yummy looking cupcakes. Anyway, she enjoyed it. She ate the icing off of it. Aunt Kitty and I ate the cake part which we were both sadden by the fact that it tasted more like corn bread. We decided our cupcakes were much better, and for $2.00 a little cake we could get rich. HA!

After lunch, we went to Huntsville to our favorite place.

Katie Lee was excited. Boy have we trained her well. She sang her Hobby Lobby song as soon as we turned in. Aunt Kitty let her pick our cupcake holders for some good cupcakes.

Last night, Aunt Kitty had Katie Lee Dora cupcakes ready. They were much better than the cornbread ones the day before.