Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gas was a $1.05...

Brady (Bunch) is 16...woah...and a licensed driver...handsome as all get out (he favors his momma)...and he's still my Bug.


Dinner with family...Katie in all the pictures...


Those brothers...


Grandma Wilma and Papa Dee...


Mimi...


Daddy...


Uncle Rick...


Yum...


Cake with a pickup and police car...no, it wont happen to my kid...*cough*

And then playing Smokey and the Bandit in his truck with a little sister who loves the PA system...let me talk, Brady...





Little legs hiding behind a big ol truck...





Say something, Brady...

Then a sleepover in my old room at home...


Then digging in my closet, I found my own driving test, certificate of drivers ed completion, and my first ticket! $10. Oh, and a gas receipt...$1.05 per gallon. Wow.

Happy Birthday, dude...you still have my heart!! Now you have keys.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Tiptoe through the tulip...table

I wasn't going to stop at the thrift shop today...I needed to get home and get some things done. But, I know if I don't stop at least twice per week, I'll miss something. And I would have...

It's not a cake plate. It was on the sidewalk. A tulip coffee table. Waiting on me. $10. I almost peed my pants. It's safe at home now. :)


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You wear me out!




That's what Miko has to say about us going back to school, anyway. I wonder what the kitties think when we are all suddenly gone all day after being home all summer? It seems like we just took a long Christmas break. Summer went to fast for me...but I will be very glad to get rid of this hot, hot, dry weather.
Here we are, headed to kindergarten and high school!











I thought we might get a drop of rain this afternoon when some clouds and high wind blew through like a banshee, but not one little bit. I even left the windows down on the car.

I'm reading this book right now. Wow. I have her next one waiting on me when I finish it. I have pretty much devoured it.

Still Alice


I made more journals out of found papers and those old heavy green filing folders. They have all kinds of things in them....just need to be bound. I'm not sure what I am going to use them for, but writing is going to be good for the soul this year. And I can't wait for 30 Lists to start.

I'll have a Thrifty Tuesday post for you hopefully on Thursday...I'm running behind! We found lots of great stuff last week, and have some we're keeping. You saw the awesome atomic TV...there's more. :) See ya later, alligator.



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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Silent Sunday...

Right now, the TV is off. But I'm squealing about finding it this weekend, for $10.  And it works!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

For the love of Pete!

We can't take the summer heat anymore! Ugg.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New hair...

I asked for the Jennifer Aniston new do...I love my hair guy. :)


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High School Home Ec...

My other career is teaching Career and Technical Education for Allen ISD. I love it there. This will be my 10th year to teach! Wow! Today at in-service we toured the new CTE facility. Now, you must understand that when people drive through Allen, TX, looking for the high school, they mistake the school building for the mall. It's that big. But we like it that way. We are a one high school town. This, is what it's all about...sports, community, and opportunity like no one else...they don't make 'em like they used to. Gordon Ramsay would be jealous...so would Anderson Cooper...look at what the community built for these kids...I even squealed a little (ok, a lot!) and my peers got a giggle out of that one. How embarrassing! Ha!

First, this is looking into the entrance. Check the giant TV made up of several screens. We watched them finish it up. See the man below? That's how big it is.



Looking out from the inside...



Then our full hi-def news studio with the coolest equipment. Our news team has won several awards for their newscast.



Their stage lights up.



An interview station...



Makeup room and green room...







Macs...



Cameras...



Then we move to the culinary arts center...with a fully functional restaurant, coffee bar, and catering service. Yeah, I'll be eating gourmet for lunch.















Looking in the restaurant. Those are boxes of hotel quality dinnerware.



The coffee bar...



Looking back toward the kitchen...







Animal Science rooms...you can bring your pets for shots or to be groomed by students learning the profession...







Two health science rooms where our students can become CNAs or get EMS certification.











Computer science, engineering, and drafting classes. Also fashion merchandising, education, and a school store run by marketing and accounting students.







Here are some of the plans...the details...



I see a detailed, beautiful future for our kiddos. I'm so proud to be able to call myself an Eagle! blog signature 2

How Feed the Birdies flew in....

Once upon a time two little boys ate Happy Meals in the middle seat of a Ford minivan. Not quite willing to eat the last few fries, they launched them out the door screaming, "feed the birdies!!" And so my journal of a road through motherhood and wifedom, with a little bit of crafting on the side...where everybirdy gets a french fry. And we're all happy about it.