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.



Monday, March 31, 2014

1st day of Track Practice

Today was back to work after a week off for Spring Break.  It was not so bad because it was also the first day of 4th qt.  So that means 9 weeks 66 days 1585 hours till Summer Vacation.  Have you tried the new Legacy app?  It will count down your big events for you.  I saw that you our to put your kids age in and it tells you when your child  should graduate from high school.  It is trying to make you live everyday to the fullest.
Today was also the first day of track practice.  We had 67 middle school students at practice today.  I am little overwelmed - the sport is so new to them.  Our first meet is in two weeks.
Last night we had a potluck with our life group.  We had really good food.  I should of taken pictures.  It was lots of fun.  Our wine also came in that we got from a wine tasting party we had a few weeks ago.  I can't wait to open it up.  Trying to think of a special reason to open the bottle.
Email came today about Ashley T-Ball that is starting in May.  I am so excited to see her play.  They said first few weeks will be practice and they will play the last 2 weeks some games.  Sounds like it is going to be very low key.  What ever happened to just getting out there and playing?
Agh Little D was in trouble again at school for punching a classmate and then hitting the teacher.  I just don't know what to do.  I am getting nervous that they might kick him out of daycare......  Fostering can be really hard at times.
Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Monday.  I can't wait to see what Tuesday brings..........

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Social

Today I thought it would be fun to link up Neely & Ashley for Sunday Social.  Here our this weeks questions.
What is your ideal way to relax:  I would say a hot bubble bath, with wine, reading a magazine.
Where is your favorite place to be:  I love to be at my parents house or off on a short getway trip.

 Who do you consider your biggest role model:  My mother she does so much for me.  I would be so lost without her.  She is my bestfriend.

What does your life look like in 3 years?  I will be in my 20th year of teaching most likely at Franklin.  Ashley will be 9.  I start hyperventling just thinking about it.  Hopefully still blogging with more followers :).

If you could go back and change one decision what would it be?  Early in my teaching career I would of tried harder for a high school teaching job and would of bought a house when I first got a job.

What is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far?  I would say graduating from college and also receiving my master degree.  I also think being a single mother is a huge accomplishment.

Next Weeks Questions:
1. When did you join twitter?
2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow?
3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow?
4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet?

5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow?
6. Give us three tweeps we should be following.

I hope you link up with the Sunday Social.  I also can't believe Spring Break is over.  On the bright side its 9 weeks till summer vacation.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What I'm Loving Wednesday

A day late.  We our just really enjoying Spring Break.  If the weather was just a little nicer.

I am loving that today Ashley and I spent the day with my mom.

Our first stop was at  PJ Fresh in Oakwood.  They sell just about anything.  They sell fresh cinnabons.  We had to each have a hot fresh cinnabon.  I had been telling my mom we should go there just to eat.  They have a hot food bar with like 4 different soups.

Then we were off to Danville to shop.   I love that they have a Burlington Coat Factory, Ross for Less, and Cato's.  Champaign does not have these stores.  Ashley got a really cute pink coat from Grandma for $10.00 it has cute has pink flowers on it.  I saw a few things did not get them.  Now  I am ready to go back and get them.

Ashley had to take a picture of the fish at the Danville mall.

We also went to lunch at the Beef House  in Covington, IN.  My favorite place to eat they our know for their rolls and strawberry jam.  It was our first time taking Ashley.  She has been to the banquet center for weddings receptions but not in the main restaurant.  She was great, she sat in her own chair ( that is a big accoplishment for Ashley).  Loved the rolls and strawberry jam.

Ashley thought they had the best jello - she had red and yellow jello, croutons, cheese and a roll with lots of strawberry jam on it.

When we go to the beef house we always take pictures outside.

I will Cherish this picture Ashley and I first picture outside the beef house.  Can't wait to take one when she graduating from high school.

I like this one also - grandma did not really want her picture taken.  I can't believe its spring break and we are dressed for winter. I really enjoy going but I was sad at the same time that my dad is not able to go anymore cause of his health.   He really loved the beef house and would always take us.  I almost had portabella mushrooms in his honor. I remember going to the Beef House for my Grandpa's retirement party.  I got a new Jordache outfit for the occasion.   I just hope Ashley loves the Beef House as much as I did growing up and has found memories of her time there.

Ashley with her new coat on.  Ah I should of been closer.  Ashley loves her grandma - she has been spoiled this week hanging out with her every day.