Monday, May 30, 2011

1. would you rather go on a picnic or to a bbq?

a bbq.

2. would you rather go bra-less or panty-less?


3. would you rather go on a $5000 shopping spree at your favorite store or go on a $5000 vacation?

 I would say a $5000 vacation, somewhere warm and hopefully come back with a really nice tan.

4. would you rather eat escargot or sauteed crickets?

Neither - Yuck!!!!

5. would you rather go on survivor or the amazing race?

the amazing race I think that would be so much fun.

6. would you rather be hot or cold?


7. would you rather go to the beach or lake?

beach - love water :)

8. would you rather not shave your legs for a month in the summer or your armpits?


Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Memorial Day Weekend was a very  fun busy weekend.  On Saturday it rained all day :(.  We had Austin Graduation party to go to.  My mom stayed with Ms. Ashley because she was napping and I ran over there.  I taught Austin in Middle School and now he is going to be attending the University of Illinois.  I love his Family they are so good to Ashley and I. The party was so nice.  Ashley loves Austin and his brother Ryan and of course their dog Bunker.

Sunday - We went to church and then we went off to Danville to celebrate with Kaitlyn she just graduated from the U of I.  Kaitlyn is Ashley favorite babysitter.  We are going to miss her greatly!!!!
Kaitlyn sister Whitney also just received her Masters.  We had a great time with family.  The food was also great

Monday - Ashley and I spent Sunday night with my parents in Rantoul.  We love staying with them.  We are both spoiled when we stay with them.  My mom helped me make some food to take to our life group pinic today.  My mom's friend at work showed my mom these Red White and Blue strawberries so we had to try them.  They were a hit at the party.  I will be making these again.

                                            These are the items you will need.

                                              Red, White and Blue Strawberries

Then in the evening Ashley and I went to our Small Group pinic.  It was a good time.  We had smoked chicken, beef, and pork chops.  Makes me want to go out and buy a smoker.  It was  very good.  I also brought deviled eggs, and pasta salad and my lovely strawberries.  We also had baked beans, watermellon and cupcakes.

"We live in a country, the greatest on earth, our flag stands for freedom and what it is worth. She stands in the harbor, Ms. Liberty calls, all have gave some, but some gave all...for me to be blessed" Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday

1. People always tell me I look like  my mom or my brother.

                                                         This is my sister-in-law
                                                                         This is a picture with my brother - I will have to work at getting a picture with my mom.

2. Friends don't let friends  drive drunk.  Also are there for them when things get rough.

3. A sunny day is perfect for being on the lazy river all afternoon.  Reading magazines going out for ice cream.

4. My favorite accessory is bracelets and watches.
5. If I could afford it I would   go on all-inclusive vacation - spend time on a beach and buy fun stuff while I was away.  ( my mom would say a deck for my back yard.)

6. The cure for boredom is  to go spend money :)
7. I am currently "in like" with   cupcakes, and any dessert from the cake artists.  Farmers Market on Saturday morning.  I could spend lots of money there.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am Loving - that this week I will be getting my pool pass for the summer.  Can not wait to spend the afternoons at the pool.

I am Loving - that next Friday is 8th grade Promotion. I get to take tickets at the door.  I love seeing all the families coming in all dressed up.  I need to figure out what I am going to wear.  I like these dresses.

I hope every one has a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

1. Have you ever gone to see a movie by yourself?  

No, but I think I would - I think I am still waiting for Mr. Wonderful to invite me to the movies and dinner :)  

2. would you rather go through a tornado or a hurricane?

Neither - if I had to pick I would say Tornado - I just can't imagine all your stuff blowing around - what a mess it would be to pick up afterwords.  I always say I am going to make up a kit in case emergency would happen, with food, and water etc.
3. have you made summer vacation plans?    

 No, not yet but are hoping to do some day trips and a couple of over night trips -


Just Hamburgers - Parcells use to have a restaurant in Rantoul IL, where I worked for them in high school my first real job.  Then they moved to KY - and I went off to school at Murray State - and would go and eat at there restaurant in Benton KY.  They catered my College graduation party in Murray.  To this day I still say they are going to cater my wedding.  ( We can all dream)

4. what's your favorite accessory?    

Headbands and Bows for Ashley

5. have you ever been thrown a surprise party? No

6. are you friends with your neighbors?    
I do check on the lady next door she has lived there for 41 years.  I do not really know my neighbors I wish I did.  I wish we had cook outs and block parties together.
7. what's the last movie you saw in the theater? 

It was Meet the Fockers 2 - I went with Tracey and River - they love movies.

8.  What's your favorite food network show?    

 I don't really watch any food network shows.  I always think I am going to watch the cupcake wars.  I have a friend that watches that one each week and her and her husband get cupcakes and watch every week.

Link up your answers with Keely

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Loving Wednesday

I am Loving - that today is a half day of school.  We have meetings in the afternoon.  Except the energy is always high when the kids have a half day.  (ask me how I feel on Thursday when it is hard for the kids to focus - Lol remember I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade)

I am Loving - my Life group - Ashley just loves it - you should hear her say is it time to go to "small group".  We are doing a study Growing Kids Gods Way - by Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo.

I am Loving - 16 more days till School is out! It still seems like too many.  My first year of teaching our principal did not like us to count down the days - so I do not really get into counting  ( I been teaching for 14 years now)- but there are some teachers that have it down to the second.  Now that I have Ashley I do look forward to summer!

I am Loving - Ashley :)

I am Loving - 90 degree weather!!!!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011


  Happy Monday - 

 It was beautiful here today -  I think summer is coming!!!

This is from Cindy Foote's new CD, this video shows the need and the beauty of adoption.  The No Double Yellow Line CD will be released in May.

I am almost at 100 posts!!!!  I feel my first giveaway coming soon!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

                                        HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Ashley and I had a wonderful day with my mom.  Grandma  went to  Big church with us.  Then we went out to eat.  Ashley was very enjoyable while we were out at lunch - she got her money worth by eating watermelon, cheese, applesauce. :)  Ashley sang us her song they learned at school.  It was priceless.  At one time Ashley looked around the resturant and said there are lots of Grandma's here.

                                            My Mom and Ileana -

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers day!  Praying for you if you are not a mom at this time - you will be - its all in Gods Timing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Loving Wednesday


 I made it 26.2 miles on Saturday and the 5 K on Friday night!

More than 18,000 runners and walkers participated in this weekend’s events, and more than 3,000 volunteers. Fantastic

I am Loving - that it is May and school is almost out.  ( I teach summer school but its Drivers Ed - everyone wants to drive)

I am Loving - that Sunday is Mothers Day and that I still have my mom - and that she is my best friend!!!!

I am Loving - that we are able to link up every Wed with what we are loving - today I was feeling like how did I get this life -   Why have I not met Mr. Right - why is it so hard to keep up with the house? Why do I have to do the yard work - why did I wait so long that its too high to cut!! Why is gas so expensive!! Why is Ashley not potty trained yet!!!!
Then I think about other people lives and what they are going threw  I would not want to trade with them.  I just need to keep plugging away. I need to go back to recording what I am thankful for.  Remembering  that  Eucharisteo - precedes the miracle.