Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Fun!

Most of the kids and Grandkids showed up for lunch and socialize on Memorial Day. The rain stopped long enough for us to enjoy a campfire and games outside.

Some of us just chilled.

Some of us roasted and/or just ate marshmallows.

Older cousins are always worth learning from.(We hope!)

Swinging on the porch is a great time!

And there's always a little rough housing!

I guess it is a sign of our age, OR maybe just older parents, OR the time in our life, but we LOVE having the kids & grandkids visit together! Thanks for visiting!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The End is Near!

The school year is quickly coming to a close. About 13 days left before summer break. I am spending a good deal of time cleaning and sorting and throwing away in my classroom. After 24 years as a classroom teacher --about half in second grade and half in fourth grade--I will be a Title One reading teacher next year. Whoo Hooo! I am excited! I've wanted to do this for a long time!

Thank a Teacher today!
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Personalized Pillowcases

My friend, Olivia, is getting married in July. We held an Around the Clock bridal shower for her this week, so a gift was in order. Now I know her wedding colors are yellow and gray, and I happened to see some that I really liked when I was fabric shopping one day. So, I chose 1:00 a.m. As my time and whipped up a set of pillowcases.

And to make them His and Hers I machine embroidered a message on each one.

Hers--Andrew Loves Olivia and His--Olivia Loves Andrew. Sweet Dreams!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Viva Las Vegas Part 2

Sooooo, we had one great day in Las Vegas, then Friday morning we set out to visit the casinos on the strip. The Venetian was just across the street so we started there.

The paintings are beautiful!

And the sky looked so real that you could almost see the clouds moving.(but it is just painted.)

Then we set off for Caesar's Palace.We stopped for a quick photo op. Here Mom is with her DIL(Gay) & SIL(Bud)

It was gorgeous!

It was about here that I started feeling ill. we found a spot to sit and have a water and watch the free show.(no good pics). After that Bud walked back to the motel to make sure I made it to bed where I spent the rest of the day. I rallied enough to see a show that evening.

It was a good show. then we headed to the Bellagio to see the water show.

Very Cool!
and it was time for me to head back to bed where I stayed all the next day until about 3:00. Bud and I then took a bus tour so that I at least got to see the entire strip and the Las Vegas sign. We then met my cousin and her husband for dinner at a nice Italian Restaurant. I was too ill to enjoy the food. :( Next up was....

We LOVED Home Improvement, but I didn't really enjoy him in person so much. He was a little crude but really it was more that he just went in so many directions. His opening guy was almost better.
The next morning it was time to head home. I enjoyed the trip, but I spent too much time in the motel room sick.

At least it was a fantastic view!!!

I ended up missing almost the entire next week of school since I had come down with influenza and sinus infection while we were in Vegas.

Thanks to Dean and Gay for a great vacation! But I might need a Do-Over! Just sayin.....

(And to those of you who asked...yes, we saw some of the Pawn Stars, but I don't watch it so I'm not sure who they were.  They were filming that day so some of them were there.)

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