Friday, May 31, 2013

Mom's Retirement

27 years ago my mom went to work for Parkland College.  I always remember my mom working.  I think what I loved most about my mom she did not go to work till I was in middle school/high school.  That she was home when we were growing up.    I think that is a huge part of why we are successful today.

She worked at Chute Air Force Base for Parkland College then went to work at Parkland main campus which we said she was now working in the real world.  Even with  my mom working full time the last five years.  She was done anything I needed with taking care of Ashley.  I am so thankful for that also.

I am so excited that she is now living in Champaign and is retired something that people dream about making it to retirement.  I hope her and my dad have a wonderful time.

I am so excited to keep my mom busy - I just have all these ideas for her.  I am sure she will be excited.  In know time I will have her running to Franklin bringing me stuff I have forgotten, working the games, etc.  I think she would make a great mentor for some of the young ladies we have at Franklin.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What I am Loving Wednesday

I am Loving this is the last Wednesday before summer vacation.  We are done at 2:25 on Friday!!!!

I am Loving -  Dance pictures are this week!  Dance recital next weekend.

I am Loving - the spunk this little girl has.

I am Loving - the green tea with mango from the Sonic.

I am Loving - the launch of Erin Condren life planners is coming up.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ashley Lost Her First Tooth

 Ashley lost her first tooth tonight - 4 days before dance recital pictures.  I am not sure how it happened I tucked her in and she comes out of her room to the closet saying she is bleeding and something about her tooth.  I wanted to cry - my baby is growing up - I don't want her loosing her teeth.

 We did not find the tooth.  I am not sure if she swallowed it.  Ashley made sure to call grandma and tell her that she had lost her tooth. Ashley also wanted to make sure she would still be able to eat, she could still whistle and still growl.

  Ashley also made sure to leave a note for the tooth fairy.

  I believe it says Teeth Fairy I got a tooth.  I think she means to say she lost a tooth.

  I just visioned loosing the teeth an exciting part of her childhood.  Not me crying and her crying that she wanted her tooth back. I did not want it to happen now and right before pictures.  I am crying that I don't want her to grow up.  I just don't know if I will be able to send her to kindergarten in August.

I do know I Love this girl with all my heart!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


    I was thinking today I would be celebrating 250 posts on the blog.  Except I am glued to the TV tonight.  I can't imagine being at Franklin and Ashley at a school across town.  I can't imagine the tornado causing that much damage.  My family always taught us not to be scared of storms.  Except tonight I am terrified what if this happened to Ashley and I?
  I know stuff is just stuff and houses can be replaced.  Except your children's lives can not replaced.  My heart just aches for the familys.  It is just a sign to me to play more with Ashley and spend less time on the computer and twitter.



Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekend Recap

Am not sure how I did the last 4 days....  It has been a whirlwind. 
It all started Thursday night with Ashley Pre-School Graduation.
Then Friday morning I left at 8:00 a.m. for Middle School State Track meet.  We had two girls running.  Meagan on Friday and Brianna on Saturday.  It was at Eastside Center in Peoria.

 The atmosphere was so much fun.  Meagan run on Friday and did great.  She ran the mile in her best time of 5:36 and won her heat.  She ended up 14th overall.

Then we left again Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. to go back and have Brianna run the 200.  Brianna did great she won her heat and ended up 4th in the State.  So we medal at the state track meet!!!

We got back around 5:00 p.m. Saturday night just in time to go with Ashley to her pre-school graduation party.

Sunday morning we went to church and I taught my Sunday School Class of 4 year olds.  That are so much fun.  Love them!!!
Then Sunday afternoon Ashley  had her I power gymnastics Spring Recital. 

They started off with at Athlete March-in.

My mom and I were laughing at Ashley trying to get up on the beam.  She was like this a good 3 or 4 mins.  In class they usually just use the low beams.

They all received a medal this was the highlight of the recital.

Ashley loves swinging on the bars.  She would flip out if you tried to have her flip around on the bar.

Then after we went to recital we went to my mom and dad's.  Where my brother was cooking out for us.  He cooked every kind of meat you could think of .  It was really good.

This is Ashley and Sebastian playing in the backyard with Grandma new swing.  I am not sure you are post to be taking the bats to the swing.

Track is over and I only have 2 more weeks of school left.  My mom also retires in 2 weeks. Life is busy except I am so thankful that my parents are living in town.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pre-School Graduate

    I can't believe it Ashley had her pre-school graduation tonight.  I have pictured this night in my mind so many times.  I was a little sad that my dad was not well enough to come.  Except I know he is very proud of Ashley.
  They said what they thought they kids  might become in years to come.  They said Ashley always finishes her work quickly and then argues with the teacher.  So they know she is practicing for when she will be a Lawyer.  Ashley kept saying Lawyer????  She always says she is going to be a Zoo Keeper, Franklin basketball player and a nurse.
  While they were on the stage Ashley kept giving me  thumbs up and also trying to wink at me. 

I think she was busy talking and she come down running the row to catch up. ( I have already broke my new camera)

They had cake afterwords and it had all the names of the kids on it!!!

We were excited that Abby and Grandma and Brittany joined us for Ashley special night.

I just can't believe how fast the last five years have gone and I can not imagine my life without her in it.  I am really blessed and I hope to cherish this summer with Ashley because she is the reasons I get up in the morning.  I just hope I can be the best mom I can be.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am Loving -  that I have 2 girls going to state this weekend in track.

I am Loving - that my mom retires at the end of the month.

I am Loving - that my dad is out of the hospital - he has spent a week in the hospital they have been running test.

I am Loving - that it was 80 degrees outside today.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Unglued - When does it End

    I excited to be linking up again with Kelly and her friends with Build 'Em Up this week its about where you go when you become unglued.
   Lately I have felt like I have been upcoming unglued allot.  I keep telling myself its close to the end of the year it's almost summer.  I about to have a break down with Ashley starting kindergarten, my parents moving from our childhood home.  ( which I can say I fully have adjusted to  - we were able to run by there new house last night and see their new big TV which is awesome), trying to coach track, Ashley dance recital coming up in June.
   Where I turn to is or who I turn to would be God.  I start diving into more bible studies.  I start looking at Beth Moore blog more.  I also really enjoy - Incourage website its for women they have wonderful pick me ups and book club books with videos.  I just try to soak in as much positives as I can.
    Also love Thousand Gifts - Ann Voscamp - I loved this book.  I refer back to time and time again.  I carry around my journal and try to record the gifts I see everyday.  I am not as faithful as I should be about recording the gifts.  I hope to get back in the focus of finding the gifts and recording them and getting to 1000.

    When I am really unglued - I turn to my mother - I would not be who I am today without her.  I just hope I am as good as mother as she was to me.  I hope Ashley loves me as much as I love my mother.  ( I really wish my aunt would not have gotten in our picture.  Can you believe Ashley took the picture? )

 Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!  If you need me to pray for you - I would be more then happy to pray for you - just let me know

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

What I'm Loving - that Ashley is going to Washington next year for Kindergarten.  We found out on Saturday.

What I'm Loving - that we  have our last track meet on Thursday.  Next week is Sectionals.

What I'm Loving - is that Ashley did great in the Youth Race on Saturday.

What I'm Loving - is that Jessica Beachey that comes to teach my students once a week Too Good For Drugs.  Is the new Centennial Girls Basketball Coach.

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!!!