Sunday, September 26, 2010

Laughter is the best Medicine

This afternoon I sat in Border's typing my final project for my gifted endorsement, hating my life. The boys were at home watching football, and Border's was about 125 degrees. My phone beeped and this was my message:

I got an instant smile on my face, and finished up as quickly as possible. Laughter is the best medicine!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Out Cold.....

After all the excited of the weekend, Ian could barely keep his eyes open during dinner tonight.......

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mineral Bluff

Over the weekend our friends invited us to stay at their family cabin at Mineral Bluff in the Blueridge Mountains-Papa Bear's Den. It was an amazing cabin nestled literally on a mountainside. We attended the Festival of the Rails, and took a nice little train ride, went to Mericer's Orchard and went Apple picking, visited the town of Blueridge, and went shopping in all the unique little shops, oh and had the best tasting fried green tomatos at the Whistle Stop Cafe. This all sounds amazing right....all except for the fact that at 7:00am on Saturday morning Monroe (our curious stubburn, Jack Russel) decides to escapes through the cabin door, and have her own little adventure in the mountains. After calling and calling her, and her running futher, and futher away, I burst into our room crying hysterically sobbing to my Mr. that she was gone forever and would be lunch for the wolves and bears. After about 2 hours- Mr. pulls up in a starnge car with Monroe in hand. He had to hitch hike back to the cabin. After all that his fishing weekend also ended with no fish. Sorry Mr. But Ian and I hade a great time!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

what i wore wednesday

Good Morning Y'all!! I have been checking out the 'what i wore wednesday' posts for a few weeks now with Lindsay at, and have finally decided to join in! I only have 3 pictures this week, and they are not the best worst quality, 2 are actually taken in the bathroom mirror at school, (I am a teacher!). I promise next week to use my camera, and not my cell phone! I hope you enjoy this post, and the rest of my blog!

Left Picture:

Tank: Gap

Skirt: Banana Republic

Jean Blazer: Express

Shoes: Local Boutique

Right Top:

Dress: Old Navy

Caragin: Gap

Shoes: New York & Company

Necklace: The Sheek Life (

Bracelet: Michael's

Right Bottom:

Tank: Gap

Shirt: Target

Crop Pants: New York & Company

Shoes: Target

Monday, September 13, 2010

10 months!

Can you believe it? I am still in shock. My little man turned 10 months today. He brings smiles, laughter, joy, peace, and so much love to my life. He continues to amaze me everyday!

At 10 months, Ian:

  • Weights 22 pounds
  • Wears size 12-18 month cloths

  • Drinks about 30oz of pumped milk a day, and eats 3 full meals
  • Clasps his hands together all the time with the biggest smile on his face on his own, and when we say, "YAY"

  • Signs more, and milk.
  • Waves hello, and goodbye.
  • Still has no teeth. None.

  • Pulls up, and stands on everything!
  • Stands by himself for long periods of time!

  • Is walking as long as he has something to hold onto, I believe it's called, "cruising". Can take about 5 steps along without falling.

  • Loves waffles, pasta, and cheese! He is his mommas boy!

  • Gets very upset when he is told, "no, no". It breaks his little heart.
  • When you hold up the letter "A" or say "A", he will make the sound it makes, so cute
    Ian's personality continues to shine everyday! He is very independent, and curious about everything! I love you Ian!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Beach, Sun, Sand

We had a mini vacation this Labor Day! We went to Florida to visit friends, and had a great time! Congratulations Dale and Amanda on their engagement!!!!

Ian loved playing with "rocky", even if it was through the glass. He had a great time at the beach as well playing in the salty sea water, he managed to swollow none, and the sand making castles, digging holes, and gulping Smartwater. I think he may take Jennifer Anistons contract over!

After all was said and done.......

We can't wait to go back again!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Through my Lens

Good Morning!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Lisa is at it again with her fabulous giveaways! This time it is a new necklace titled: Through my Lens.

I love taking pictures and posting them as you know!! When asked, "What do you see through your lens?" I replied....."the little moments that create my beautiful life, the curiosity of my little man, the knowledge of my students, strength of my family, and ongoing love for life!"

You can visit Lisa's Blog and enter to win here:

Friday, September 3, 2010


This weekend were taking a much neeed vaction to visit our best friends: Dale & Amanda. They have bought a new house in Valrico, Fl. Not a name that is a popular destination in Florida, but were going!!! So packing noramlly goes that Dan is telling me I have too many bags and needs to condense. This trip I did just that, and please take a look, but did I even have any other option? Look at how much stuff I need for E-man. Ian also was confused as to why all his stuff was in the foyer, and started unpacking it. Oh and the list.....Look at what my husband put as the last thing to remember.....I was cracking up!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pumpn' Lunch

For the past 10 months I have been spending my lunch alone, with the sound of a pump as my backround noise., replying to emails. I love that I have been this dedicated to giving Ian the best nutrients that is available for him but at the same time I am glad, exactic that I only have 3 weeks to go.....

The picture above will be of the past and I can start mingling with my collegues again at lunch, preparing lessons, making copies, checking out books, so I can leave at the end of the school day, and have more time to spend with my sweet Ian!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mail from Nana & Papa

Ian had such a great day playing today with Ms. Jennifer that she informed me he only napped for 25 min all day. She lives less than a mile from our house, and by the time I pulled in the driveway he was passed out, bless his little heart. So when I opened the mailbox there was a card for him I could not share at that moment. After dinner we opened his card from my parents, Ian's Nana and Papa.

It was the cutest little boy with a huge grin missing his front teeth which is a joke because Ian has no teeth. My mom wrote a said not that said, "Ian you'll have teeth like this one day!"

Ian loved the card and played for it seriously for about 40 min straight!

Thank you Nana and Papa!