Monday, December 17, 2012

Finals Week

As I sit here in my classroom and help all these amazing kids get ready for finals this week my heart is sad and heavy. I have prayed and cried for the families in CT that lost loved ones on Friday. I know first hand the lose of a child can be so overwhelming and completely deplete your soul to the core. I did not lose my child in a tragedy such as this but I do know the feeling of waking up one morning and by the middle of the day your world shattered and you have to go home without your child.I prayed today that we as teachers, parents, and all adults have the ability to let these children who have seen these horrific events are aloud to talk about how  they are feeling and that we have the correct answers that do not make the fear worse. The 23 little souls that went to be with the Lord on Friday are looking down on us.... They are now happy, safe and have no memories of what happened to them. Only we are left to grieve them. We had a very uneventful weekend in our house and the TV was not on very much. My children has school Christmas parties they went to and spent some much needed down time with their friends. It was James birthday on Friday and we went to dinner on a date.. and Saturday we went to my dads house and spent the day with him.I know that on Tuesday the custody papers will be filed and all the other crap will be over. I know that I could care less if I get anything else for CHRISTmas other then my children HOME with me all the time........This week is going to be crazy hectic but Friday my best friend will be here and all will be right in my world.......I pray you all have a Merry CHRISTmas and the Your Santa brings you everything you have been wishing for.......

May peace be with all of us as educators and parents and may we all do everything in our power to keep our kids safe......AMen

Friday, December 7, 2012


We had a wonderful fun filled weekend last weekend and a crazy week of CHRISTmas programs that will continue into next week...... Today at work we had college day and decorated our door.... Most creative won ... I didn't get creative with mine ...we have 3 people in here and 6 colleges between us.... so we did what we could....I would have like the 5 free jeans day ......oh well...... This weekend is full of talent shows and birthday parties and spending some family time........

NRH Tree Lighting

Got our CHRISTmas Tree up

GC loves his daddy

KN first basketball  PEP Rally

KE Christmas Program with KI

Have a wonderful weekend

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


OMG it was a crazy weekend...... We had 3 CHRISTmas performances that I am glad are all done. We had to be up at 4 in the morning on Saturday... God bless my poor family....We dropped KN off at the high school at 5:30 and then headed downtown to see the parade. It is the first time any of us have ever been to The Children's Medical Center Parade.....  It was really neat to see all the big balloon floats like they do in the Macy's parade.....Papa and I enjoyed it alot and KN had a blast walking the parade..... When we picked her back up from school we had to head straight to AG dance performance and watch her a great video and pictures from it......Then we got to go watch KE sign with her elementary school Choir at our cities Christmas tree lighting..... they did fireworks this year and had Tim Urban there from American Idol which the kids all thought was so cool... I am not an AI fan so I had no clue who he was...... We got home so late but went and had Mexican food for dinner which is my total favorite..... Sunday we decided to have a lazy day and so I did get laundry done so no one had to go to work naked which I am sure everyone is thankful for. We also went to visit Papas stepson  and got to talk to him for a little bit. Other then that Sunday was spent in bed doing nothing. I wish all Sundays could be like that but oh well ....... Monday was a great day I worked out and didn't drink any cokes..... and got in most of my water and got to do the Reproductive System with my 7th graders..... I hate doing the Reproductive System ........Today has been nice and slow so far.....on the Custody battle front he has signed the papers and so praying all this crap will be over soon