Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Loving Wednesday

I'm Loving - that yesterday I got a email from Ashley reading teacher telling me how much she enjoys her in her reading class.  That she makes her smile and laugh everyday.

I'm Loving - that I went to FCA banquet tonight. It is future Christian Athletes.  It was awesome John Groce spoke.  Michael Finke lead in prayer he is going to be speaking at our 8th grade graduation.

This is Tony Jones with Coach Groce he teaches in Mahomet but use to work at Franklin.

I am Loving - our boys at our local high schools did this video .  Allen that babysat for us this summer and many Franklin alumni our in the video.  Justin Bieber even tweeted about it because it to his song.  It also was mentioned on MTV.

I am Loving - The Nesting place Myquillyn Smith - your home it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. Have you visited her blog at

I am Loving - that I was on two interview teams this week one for art teacher and the other was for a new stem teacher.  It makes me excited for the upcoming year and excited that I am teacher.  It makes me want to be a better teacher.  I am excited to welcome these new teachers to Franklin and Champaign.  They our both new to the community.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter


 The Easter bunny came to visit last night.

The Easter bunny also came to my parents.  Ashley was in heaven I don't think she ate any real food all day.  She loves candy.
We were excited to celebrate Easter today at my parents.  We were also excited to go to church with my mom.

 We also had lunch at my parents.  My dad is not doing well so he slept the entire day.  It is really hard to watch him suffer.  I am not sure how my mom does it every day.  It was to be very exhausting on her.
Easter Sunday is one of the most popular church days of the year. And the challenge is how to use the opportunity to spread the message to those in the community who don’t normally walk through a church’s front doors and spread it in such a way that it keeps them coming back.  The challenge also is about presenting a story and a message that people will understand once the service is over.  “It’s a powerful message of hope in a day when people need to hear the ... reality that defines the world — it is not one of death but of resurrection,”

This is Ashley and Little D last weekend when we went to an Easter egg hunt.  They were post to drop 30,000 eggs from an helicopter except it rained so that did not happen.  Look what a week does.  Today was gorgeous and last week was freezing.


This is Ashley 2012 Easter - ah Love this girl!!!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  Remember tomorrow is a new day - you can be anything you want to be and do anything you want to do - recharge. 



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What I'm Loving Wednesday

What I'm Loving - I am loving that we our in our 2nd week of Track.  Our first meet is next Tuesday.

What I'm Loving - my girls that I have this qt in health class.  They our so sweet.

What I'm Loving - Allen is the Athlete of the week - in the News Gazette.  That is our local paper.  He is in track and runs the hurdles.  He is such a sweet kid.   He and Brittani babysat for Ashley and Little D last night while I had open house.


What I'm Loving - Easter is approaching.  What a wonderful time to reflect what is important in life. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014


We had a great weekend.  We went to an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.  Grandma was nice enough to go with us.  It would be really hard to do all 3 kids by my self.  Ashley loves Easter Egg hunts.

The park in Savoy had a really nice park.  The kids played while we waited for the egg hunt to start.  The kids were so happy to be outside playing.

Little D did not move to fast during the egg hunt.  He only picked up 4 eggs.  He will do better next time.


His expression when the Easter Egg hunt was over was priceless.

Abby and London were at the Easter Egg hunt.  We love seeing them.

My little girl is growing up so fast.  She just seemed so big this weekend.

Ashley and Sebastian had a wonderful time.  They were excited about the eggs they collected.  Ashley thought that the Easter bunny was coming that night cause we went to the Easter Egg hunt.

I wish I had a great picture with Abby and London and all the kids.  Except our family pictures do not look like they belong in a magazine.  It's our life and we own it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What I am Loving Wednesday

What I'm Loving - that it is day 2 of 30 day green smoothie challenge .  Who would like to join me?  Look at the website it is pretty neat


I am Loving - Voss water - its from Norway - I love the bottles.


I am Loving - Thursday night I am going to see Damn Yankees at  Centennial High School with Lori.  Michael Finke in in the play. Michael is  the 2014 News-Gazette All-Area High School Basketball Player of the Year.  He will play next year for the University of Illinois Basketball team.  He also went to Franklin.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Banana Split Dessert

Elizabeth and Co.
Today I linked up with Elizabeth & Co.  this weekend I made Banana Split dessert.  My grandmother Taylor use to always make it.

Graham Cracker Crust
1 stick of Oleo Melted
2 Cups of Graham crackers
1 Cup of Sugar
Mix together bake 350 for 5 mins in a 9 X 13 pan
2 Cups of Powder Sugar
1 stick of Soft Oleo
2 Eggs
Beat 15 mins at a high speed.  Spread over crust.
Add in Layers
3 or 4 Sliced bananas
1 can ( drained) crushed pineapple over the bananas ( I forgot this step)
1 9 oz Cool Whip
1/2 jar Marciano cherries on top
1/2 Cup of Nuts on top.
Refrigerate overnight.
Make sure to let your little one - lick the beaters when you are done.