Sunday, April 13, 2014

Day 103, Sunday, April 13, 2014

It was a restful day at our house.  Well, at least for some of us!

Day 102, Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nate and I are going to try to grow some herbs.  We did a whole bunch of errands today and two of the stops were at flower stands!

Day 101, Friday, April 11, 2014

We lost power today, because a drunk driver hit this light pole a the end of our block.  At least the power was back on before we got home from work.

Day 100, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Another Throw Back Thursday picture.  This is Stacie, Randi and Nate.  They were best buddies growing up.  

Day 99. Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This is the second time we will see Blue Man Group!  I don't know how those guys wear the blue paint like they do.  It goes all the way up to their eyes!  It was another great show!

Day 98, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Coco loves this toy!  We got it for him for Christmas.  Jim found some of the same ones on ebay.  3 more are on the way!

Day 97, Monday, April 7, 2014

We had our card swap tonight at Panera Bread.  These cards are so awesome.  I have the best card making friends!

Day 96, Sunday, April 6, 2014

We stopped in Springfield to visit the Paper Boutique and Scheel's.  We ate lunch at Quaker Steak and Lube.  I am posing with Gizzard Coop their mascot.  We had a great BFF girl's weekend!

Day 95, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cindy and I left at 7:30 this morning for Collinsville.  We went to CKC to shop for scrapbook and stamping supplies.  I am in the Button Farm booth.  We bought this kit.  We are spending the night and going to eat at Lotawata Creek. 

Day 94, Friday, April 4, 2014

At the carnival, a few students bought a chance to throw a pie in Mrs. Dietrich's face.  It was whipping cream.  The students really had a good time.  I don't think Mrs. Dietrich will do that again!

Day 93, Thursday, April 3, 2014

Things are starting to bloom!  I was so afraid everything would be dead because we have had such a hard winter.  I think these leaves are for my purple iris.

Day 92, Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I got to hold a baby duck this morning.  Juju brought her ducks to school to Mrs. Goeken's second grade class.  She is her sister.  This duck has it's toenails painted blue to tell them apart.  They are really soft, but they also bite!

Day 91, Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Today is April 1.  This is the next ornament for my Happiness Is....  I love the Snoopy Easter Beagle!

Day 90, Monday, March 31, 2014

This is what we found when we got home from work tonight.  The wind was blowing really hard and this limb from our neighbor's tree landed on our shed and on top of the mower.

Day 89, Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jim, Nate and I went to the Riverfront Museum to see the Glass Blowing Demonstration.  The students from SIU worked the glass from the hot furnace.  Such beautiful things come from hot glass and cool air!

Day 88, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cindy and I went to the Barn to scrapbook today.  I got a speeding ticket, my first one ever!

Day 87, Friday, March 28, 2014

We did some shopping in Schaumburg and headed south.  We stopped at Johnny Rocket's to eat lunch.  It was a great burger!

Day 86, Thursday, March 27, 2014

We rode the train downtown again today.  We spent the majority of the day at the Art Institute.  We walked up the street to "The Bean" and stopped at Garrett's Popcorn for a little treat.

Day 85, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We rode the train downtown.  We spent the day at the Shedd Aquarium.  We stopped at Willis Tower and went out on the Skydeck Ledge!  I didn't look down.

Day 84, Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We left this morning for a trip to Chicago.  We stopped at IKEA.  I love that store.  It is so very colorful and there are so many ideas.  I would love to start my house over and shop at IKEA!

Day 83, Monday, March 24, 2014

I really need to track my food better.  It isn't that I have been eating the wrong things...just too much!

Day 82, Sunday, March 23, 2014

Peyton is 12 years old today!  I can't believe he is a pre-teen.  His voice is cracking and changing.  He is growing up way to fast!

Day 81, Saturday, March 22, 2014

We have been eating a fair amount of fresh asparagus.  Krogers had it on sale for 88 cents a pound.  I am going to try cleaning and freezing it.

Day 80, Friday, March 21, 2014

I started a new Zentangle book recently.  It is more doodles than tangles.  But I still enjoy it.

Day 79, Thursday, March 20, 2014

Throw back thursday...I posted this picture of Stacie and Nate.  I love this one.  They were so darn cute when they were little!

Day 78, Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I had to go home today and change my socks.  I left my shortie socks on after I walked and they were falling down into my heel.  I can't stand that at all!

Day 77, Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Krogers had this huge display of honeycrisp apples!  They are the absolute best apples.  I love them!

Day 76, Monday, March 17, 2014

I have been wearing my locket for the month of March to celebrate Jim's Birthday and John & Stacie's wedding anniversary.  Today is St. Patrick's Day.  Happy Birthday, Jim and Happy Anniversary, John & Stacie.

Day 75, 2014, Sunday, March 16, 2014

We took the kids to see Crique D'Or, at the Civic Center this afternoon.  While it wasn't as good as we had expected, it was still entertaining.  We also ate lunch at 5 Guys.

Day 74, Saturday, March 15, 2014

We had a birthday party for Jim at Avanti's tonight.  He will be 60 years old on Monday.  There were 24 family members at the celebration.  It was fun to see all the gag gifts he got.  We had a really great time.

Day 73, Friday, March 14, 2014

We had our school carnival after school tonight. I volunteered to help with a game.  I helped the kids play the golf game.  It was plink-o on The Price Is Right show.

Day 72, Thursday, March 13, 2014

Amy has been helping me with the attendance.  She has a student teacher and must be out of the classroom most of the day.  Cindy said she was going to check the attendance when she comes back to work.  Amy is using a magnifying glass to help her keep it accurate!

Day 71, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Puppy Spa Day!

Day 70, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Today was "hat day" in our Spirit Week line up!

Day 69, Monday, March 10, 2014

I sprayed my hair orange today for Crazy Hair Day during Spirit Week at school.  Hope it comes out!

Day 68, Sunday, March 9, 2014

Winston likes to lay on the tile in the bathroom.  He gets too hot and it is cool on his tummy.

Day 67, Saturday, May 8, 2014

Peppermint Patty is the next Happiness Is...character.  I am loving this whole series of ornaments!  Thanks to Stacie!

Day 66, Friday, March 7, 2014

There are 3 staples in this stapler.  Nate has been playing a joke on a co-worker for several weeks.  Each morning he puts just 3 staples in the stapler.  When she starts doing paper runs out EVERY day.

Day 65, Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, Grandma Smith!  We went to eat dinner at Woody's to celebrate 87 years!

Day 64, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My desk has been a mess since Cindy has been gone on medical.  I hope to get the attendance caught up by friday!

Day 63, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I have been giving the children at school, goldfish crackers when they find their picture on the office door.  I let them sign their name and they get a cup of goldfish.

Day 62, Monday, March 3, 2014

We are celebrating Read Across America Day as well as Dr. Seuss's Birthday.  Jennifer dressed up as "The Cat In The Hat" and I dressed up as "Thing 1", with a notation that "Thing 2" was on medical on the back of my shirt!  Mrs. Ransom won the prize for the door decorating contest.

Day 61, Sunday, March 2, 2014

Coco and Winston spend a fair amount of time "watching" each other.

Day 60, Saturday, March 1, 2014

I went shopping this morning to Michael's, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's.  I haven't been able to go craft shopping for a long time.  I really enjoyed myself!

Day 59, Friday, February 28, 2014

When I got home from my walk this morning, the sun was just peeking over the horizon.  Cindy is having surgery this morning.  I am praying all goes well.

Day 58, Thursday, February 27, 2014

Next Monday is Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's Birthday.  We are having a door decorating contest and the winner gets to wear jeans for an entire week.  Cindy and I have been making Tuffa Trees.

Day 57, Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I have been getting up earlier to walk with Nikki in the morning.  The sky is still dark and the moon is still out!

Day 56, Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I got flowers today from my friend Marggie.  She sent them to me with the Zentangle book that I let her borrow.  She loves Zentangle as much as I do!  Thanks for the pretty spring bouquet!