Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday! We had a special night planned for her. My dad cooked steaks and grilled some yummy vegetables on the grill. I made the mashed potatoes and bread and my sister took care of the cake. It was all sooo very yummy. We surprised my mom and got her an Ipad. She didn't expect it, which made it even better. She is enjoying it already. I am so glad that I got to spend the evening with my sweet momma just celebrating her and how much she means to me. I am blessed with such a great family :)

I am so thankful for my mom and all that she does for us on a daily basis. When you stop and think, it is crazy how fast time flies. I remember like it was just yesterday when we celebrated her 40th birthday and now we are celebrating her 51st! Happy Birthday Mom! I hope you had such a wonderful day because you deserve it. Love you!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Weekend Review

This weekend we had our annual music retreat. It was Friday from 6-9 and Saturday from 8-4. I always have a great time :) I got to spend time with my friends/ choir buddies (Misty and Joy) all weekend. It wasgreat  hanging out ( I mean practicing) with them all weekend. Ha! One of the things we always do at the retreat is begin learning our Christmas music. And for someone who LOVES Christmas and Christmas music, it is just lovely. When we start getting restless Misty likes to doodle in her music. This was one of her creations. Can you guess which one is me?

On Saturday night I got to hang out with my friend Camie who now lives in Illinois. I went out with Camie, Nikki, and Jessica. It was so great to spend some time with her. She is one of those friends who you don't get to see very often but you remain close and when you get together it's as if nothing has changed. We laughed, cried, and just enjoyed each other's company. And great news! She found out this morning that she is having a baby boy. I am so overjoyed for her and Steve. Eisley and Lola are going to be the best big sisters ever.

Well a new week has begun. I have come to dread Mondays. Not that I don't love where I work, because I do. I love my job. But I really love my weekends and time with friends and family and I hate to see it go. Good thing we have a three day weekend coming up. I could use one of those!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Adventurous Night

Last night I helped my friend Donnally get her classroom together for tonight's open house. We had a fun group. It was me, Jessica, Sarah, and Donnally's boyfriend JR. We made quite the team and got lots accomplished. So around midnight we heard a loud beep so JR and Donnally decided to go in the hallway and see what it was. And then the security alarm started blaring. And then to make things worse the lights turned off. So there we were freaking out ( well Jessica and I were freaking out). We locked the classroom from the inside and Jessica and I got on the floor and hid behind some cabinet doors. haha. We called the police and about 4 policemen showed up the school. JR went to let them and take them to where we all were. The police escorted us out and told us to wait outside or in the car (seriously they left us outside alone) They then searched the entire building. They assured us that everything was ok and there was no sign of forced entry or of anyone being in the building. The security guy reset the alarm and we went back in to finish decorating. I was laughing last night ( well technically this morning) as I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep, because really, this would only ever happen to us. But hey, it keeps things interesting right. We ended up working till about 2:30ish. And let me just say, she has one good looking classroom :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Weekend Review

I would have to say I had a pretty great weekend. I get off at 3 on Fridays and I am so thankful for that :) My friend Misty invited me and my other friend Joy over to house for an afternoon of chatting, food, and fun. It was so great to just hang out and talk. It was funny because she sent us this formal invitation inviting us. We are "choir buddies" and sometimes get in trouble for talking all through choir so she put something on there along the lines of being able to enjoy an afternoon of chatting with no interruptions from Mark (our music minister). it was too funny!! We had a great time together. Misty and Allie Jane made such a great spread. We will have to do it again soon for sure.

 The spread! Doesn't it look yummy?!?

Misty, Joy and I :)
I had been missing my AJ

After Misty's I went home packed a bag and headed to Nikki's for our Wolf Pack Sleep Over. I totally needed it. We had the typical sleepover. Pizza (nikki made it. It was sooo good), popcorn, candy, movies, painting nails, and talking. We started feeling old because at about 11 we were all ready for bed haha. So we turned off the movie and then we ended up talking till 1:30. We hadn't all been together like that in awhile so it was so much fun. Nikki even got us all gifts with cards asking us to be apart of her big day. We loved it.

To work off all the junk that we ate the night before, we went to Jazzercise that morning. That was my first class and wow it was hard but so much fun. I have already been again. I plan to go a few times each week. It is tough but it is fun and I can feel it working haha.

Late that day I got to meet my friends' sweet baby boy Elijah. He was such a joy to meet. Mom and baby are doing great. The gift of life is such a beautiful  thing.

And then Sunday we got to celebrate Cole's 1st birthday! I seriously cannot believe he is 1. I feel like yesterday I was waiting in the hall for Davinia to deliver him and now he is 1! Time flies by so fast and before we know it there is going to be another Archer.

I had a pretty busy weekend but I would change any of it because I got to spend time with some of my favorite people. :)