Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 239, Sunday, August 26, 2012

This is a Pinterest project.  I have been wanting to do this for a while.  This weekend, I worked on several artist canvas projects.  I can't wait to finish this one!

Day 238, Saturday, August 25, 2012

I bought a toothbrush and paste for Coco.  He didn't like it at first, because I was "trying" to brush his teeth.  So, I just let him "chew" on the bristles and he liked it!

Day 237, Friday, August 24, 2012

Yes, it was a Margaritville kind of friday!  I have figured out how to make a "skinny" version.  Only 2 points for one of these!  Love the raspberry lemonade margarita!

Day 236, Thursday, August 23, 2012

I have been getting up earlier in the morning so I can spend some time playing with Coco before I leave for work.  I feel bad leaving him everyday.  I go home at lunch and play for a little while, too.  He is always happy to see me!

Day 235, Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The students are back in the building.  Everyone has brand new school supplies to begin the year.  I just love the smell of new crayons!

Day 234, Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We ate dinner at Logan's.  I got an email with a coupon for buy one get one free.  Who could pass up that deal?

Day 233, Monday, August 20, 2012

The 2012-2013 school  year has "offically" begun.  The teachers have returned to the building and some the students will be back!

Day 232, Sunday, August 19, 2012

This is the Illinois River.  The bike trail goes all the way down to the river front.  And when I say DOWN, I mean it is downhill all the way.  But it is a gradual elevation drop, so it isn't really bad going back home.  We sure see a lot of "characters" on our bike rides!

Day 231, Saturday, August 18, 2012

We rode our bikes through Coal Miner's Park tonight.  It was a nice ride on the bike trail.  It was the longest distance we have gone so far, 7.1 miles.  We will go on this trail again, real soon!

Day 230, Friday, August 17, 2012

We have been riding our bikes on the bike trail.  Tonight we 5.7 miles.  It took us 47 minutes.

Day 229, Thursday, August 16, 2012

There was a really big storm and lightening hit this tree at Rogers School.  We think it the other tree and either crossed through the roots or the limbs that were touching.  It knocked the bark off the tree.  Some it was stuck in the ground about 30 feet away from the tree.

Day 228, Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Coco is 5 months old today.  I can't believe how much we love him already.  He is a happy little guy and we miss him when we are at work!

Day 227, Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We rode our bikes tonight to see Scott, Elaine and Austin.  It was 4.1 miles to their house and back to ours.  We didn't take the same route both ways.  I have been using the Strava Cycling app on my iphone since we bought our bikes.  It tracks our route, time, elevation and calories burned among other things.

Day 226, Monday, August 13, 2012

I went to Nikki's tonight for a card class and to make a scrapbook page.  She is the best Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  I am so lucky to have her as my friend and neighbor!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 225, Sunday, August 12, 2012

Doesn't look like he was asleep, but he was.  Sleeping on his back, both front paws in the air.  He is such a cute little guy.

Day 224, Saturday, August 11, 2012

A few years ago, I took a picture of this patch of Morning Glories.  This is the only section that is left in this location.  One bloom at a time, everyday, only in the morning.

Day 223, Friday, August 10, 2012

Jim took this picture of Libby's Pumpkin plant.  He said the trucks have been bringing pumkpins in for 3 weeks.  You can see how they unload the trucks by lifting them like a dump truck.

Day 222, Thursday, August 9, 2012

All it takes is one tiny corner of ANYTHING sticking out of the garbage can and Mr. Coco will pull on it until it is HIS!

Day 221, Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jim got a new ipad on his birthday and I got the old one.  Well, I have been whining about the plain black cover, so he found me a purple one!

Day 220, Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Can you believe this dog can extend his legs like this?!  He looks like superman!

Day 219, Monday, August 6, 2012

Cindy, Krista, Becky and I went to see Magic Mike.  There were only 6 women in the theater! lol  I wouldn't pay to go see this movie again, but it was worth the $6 to see Matthew!

Day 218, Sunday, August 5, 2012

We went for a bike ride tonight.  I stopped at the 4 way stop and took a picture of this sign.  Makes me think I don't live in a very safe neighborhood.

Day 217, Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jim and I went to the Pekin Daily Times open house.  He worked as the proof reader around 1974 or 1975.  He is standing where his desk was.  It was interesting to see how the paper had changed.  The offices are moving to another building and this one is going to become a parking lot!

Day 216, Friday, August 3, 2012

We stopped at Petsmart tonight and bought Coco a new collar.  I hope he doesn't chew on this one!

Day 215, Thursday, August 3, 2012

This is Coco's puppy collar.  He has been chewing on it.  His head is so big, it leaves it loose around his neck and he can slide his bottom jaw under it and chews it up!

Day 214, Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I got my prints today!  I am doing my Project 366 this year in Photo Shop Elements.  I finally figured out how to use the Becky Higgins Project Life templates.  It was one of my goals for summer vacation!

Day 213, Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I made pasta tonight for dinner.  I couldn't resist buying "fusilli" shaped noodles at Krogers.  Jim's favorite shaped noodle since the Seinfeld episode where George's dad falls on "Fusilli Jerry"!

Day 212, Monday, July 30,2012

Today was my first day back to work after having 7 weeks off.  This is the longest summer vacation I have ever had in the 24 years that I have worked at school.  We added on to our playground equipment before we left for summer, but the company had to come back to install the roof, so I wanted to wait until it was complete to photo it.

Day 211, Sunday, July 29, 2012

We bought bicyles!  After our vacation to Mackinac Island, we wanted to try riding bikes at home.  We got mine at Wal-Mart in Peoria and Jim's at Wal-Mart in East Peoria.  I was trying to get a picture of my list of "Bike Wants".  Wide tires, cruiser handle bars, 7 speeds, big seat, fenders, basket, package rack and purple.  Well, I got everything, except it is blue and not purple!

Day 210, Saturday, July 28, 2012

We ran some errands and when we got home, some little furbaby had pushed the gate down.  He was busy "reading" the newspaper and trying on the flip flops!

Day 209, Thursday, July 27, 2012

I am amazed that this plant is still alive!  I take all of my house plants outside as soon as I can every spring.  This one dropped every leaf and was completely bear one week in April!  I thought it was a total loss, but put it outside anyway.  I kept watering it and within a few days, I could see little sprouts on the limbs.  I am so happy it made it!

Day 208, Thursday, July 26, 2012

It has been so hot lately (over 100 degrees everyday!), so Peyton and I spent our last afternoon together for summer at the movies.  We went to see the movie, Ice Age.  It was really cute and very cool in the movie theater!

Day 207, Wednesday, July 25, 2012

All summer long, Peyton and I have been going to Chuck E. Cheese once a week.  We have been collecting the tickets to use on one big prize.  Today, was our final visit for summer 2012!  He had a great time feeding the tickets into the ticket machine and ended up getting a 2000 ticket prize.  (with a $5.00 donatation from Aunt Aprile, of course!)

Day 206, Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jim decided to complete a "Grand Slam" this year.  He ordered a player's towel from each of the four major tennis tournaments.  The last one just arrived.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 205, Monday, July 23, 2012

While we were on vacation, my 2011 Project 365 yearbook came.  One of my goals for summer was to get this book finished.  I won a free book from Becky Higgins, so this one only cost me shipping.  I am very happy with the quality of the book and pictures.  The only thing I was disappointed with is on the front cover.  You can see the white circle on the right side has "2011" and it is hanging off the side of the book.  Guess I have to live with that!

Day 204, Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, John!  Today is his 37th birthday.  Hope you had a great birthday.