Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PCola Visit!

Sunday I headed up to Pensacola to see my best friend, Mary Grace's son (my Godson), Grady get baptized. Unfortunately, I got stuck in Atlanta FOR 6 HOURS and missed the whole thing! However, after being VERY upset and MAD at AirTran for not letting me on the plane that was sitting right outside of the window, after THEIR plane was the reason I was late for the connecting flight, I DID finally make it to Pensacola (I'm not bitter though).
Good news... I'm VERY familiar with the Atlanta Airport... Want to know anything about Terminal B?? - Let me know! :)

I had a GREAT time visiting with MG, Grady, and Mikey. They are always so good to me and I really miss living in the same town as MG, BUT our visits are always fun. Grady has changed so much since the last time I saw him. He is such a good and fun baby! It was a wonderful trip! It was good to catch up with Mary Grace and spend time with Grady.

Oh, and if you haven't had MG's Grape Salad... You NEED to try the recipe. It is SO GOOD! I ate so many grapes, they probably think I'm a freak! I didn't even want to share with anyone!

Here are some pics from my trip!

Our attempt at a group pic...
Me and MG

Grady looking at his mommy like.... "What??? I'm NOT
supposed to eat the soil out of the potted plant?"

Happy Baby!

He is so stinkin' cute... I feel like I
have to comment on every picture!

I'm likin' the new jacket!

How Sweet!!!
I can't wait for him to start walking!

Trying to get a picture withOUT his tongue
out is practically impossible! haha!

LOVING that face!
"It's WAY TOO EARLY for pictures, Aunt Sam."

"It's NEVER too early to take everything
out of my drawers!"

What a fun trip! I can't wait until next time!

- MG, I'll send you pics this week! :)

Ready, Set, Smile!

Matt's good friend from high school got married over the weekend. She asked Matt to play the piano and sing a song at the ceremony... so he did. He wouldn't do this for very many people, but Anna is a very GOOD friend! It was a beautiful wedding and we had a lot of fun at the reception.

Matt's beard is starting to get out of control again...
He says he's not cutting it until Christmas...
Lord, help me!
He's lucky I love him!!!

It's Tim and Liz's last week in Florida. They leave for Portland, Oregon on Monday. We are certainly going to miss them, but can't wait to visit!I just wanted to post some pics of us all dressed up! It doesn't happen very often!

And... I love sparklers!

What happens when Matt helps babysit...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This Week...

IS GOING BY SO SLOWLY! I don't know if it's just because I know next week is the last week before Thanksgiving Break, but I feel like I've been in school for 6 days this week and it's only be 2! GEEZ!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall Fun!

Okay.. so basically I'm not the greatest blogger in the world... BUT I sure do love reading everyone elses!

I've been pretty busy lately... Let me catch you up.

1. We've been enjoying every possible holiday celebratory activity possible. We've been carving pumpkins, baking cookies, listening to Christmas music (I know it's early, but I don't care!), and decorating for all the holidays.

Matt's Cookies:Group Effort:

My Pumpkin:
Matt's Pumpkin:Celebration & Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Matt LOVES them!):
Matt made this for me (he's pretty awesome):

2. I started the "Good Morning, Wildcats!" morning show at my school. It's been going great! The kids love it, the teachers love it, and administration loves it too! It's a LOT of work, but it's totally worth it. Matt has helped me SO MUCH with this. He has taught me how to use iMovie and been very patient while I asked MANY questions that first week (when he did a LOT of work). It takes me and another brave teacher (whom I love for helping me) 30 minutes everyday after school to record the kids... Then it takes me about an hour and a half every night to edit it to make it work for each morning. I'm hoping this will get faster as I get better. *I wish I could put an example on here, but I can't because of all those school rules!!! - bummer!

3. I started taking a cake decorating class once a week. I really like it and I've learned a lot. It's once a week and my Aunt Pam is taking the course with me. We just started course 2 last week.

4. Mary Grace and Mikey asked me to be Grady's God Mother! I said yes and I couldn't be more excited. I love Grady and I love MG (and Mikey) and I really feel so honored to be apart of their lives in this way. They will never know how loved they have made me feel!
*I'm going to visit them in 2 weeks - I can't wait!

5. We had a big fall festival at school a couple weeks ago and there was a big auction. Each grade level had to give a basket(s) to be auctioned off. The grade level that raised the most money from their basket(s) received a 1/2 day off of school (the teachers only) paid and it doesn't count against your hours. WE WON! YEAH! I auctioned off (along with 2 others on my team) a date to see Junie B. Jones the Musical at a local theater and ice cream with ME! Check out this blog to see how well it went! - Too funny!

Oh, and at the festival there was a game to see who could eat a doughnut hanging on a string the fastest... no hands! It was a fight when we started playing! I came in second! It was much harder than it looked! haha!

6. We've been cooking a lot... Matt has came up with some pretty crazy, but tasty recipes!

Spaghetti Burgers:

Taco Burgers:*Yes, they were actually REALLY good!

Okay... I think you're caught up. Now, leave me some comments! :)