Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am Loving - my family we had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

10th Wishbone Classic

Ashley loves babies - She is wearing her Turkey Trot Ribbon

       Family ready to eat!!

I am Loving - 25 days till Christmas - I have our tree up -

I am Loving - that my Christmas Cards came today - I can not wait to send them out!!  Sneak Peak Picture -

I am Loving - that ILLINI basketball team is 7 and 0 -

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I am Loving Wednesday

I am Loving - that tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I have so much to be thankful for.  Both my parents, my brother and his family, Ashley, my job and my health.

I am Loving - that when I return to work on Monday - Ashley and I will have are tree up.

I am Loving - that it is basketball season - I love being the Athletic Director at Franklin and also love doing the book for the Central girls basketball team.  It is so fun to see the girls grow from middle school to high school.

I am Loving - following everyone blogs - feels like we have been friends forever.  You inspire me.  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am Loving - That Friday Ashley is singing at  the Festival of Trees. 

I am Loving - That Thanksgiving is 8 days away.  I have so much to be Thankful for.

I am Loving - that I have my Christmas Cards ordered.  I love
 Erin Condren.

I am Loving - this dress I ordered off Etsy from Bubble Babys

I can not wait for her to wear it to a Franklin Basketball game.  I love dressing a little girl.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Weekend

    Friday was a good day because I was off for Veterans Day.  I took Ashley to get her Christmas pictures taken.  I can not wait to send off our Christmas cards.  Here a sneak peek at a picture that was taken.

After pictures we met my mom for lunch at El Toro.  I could eat chips and salsa all day.  Friday night I went with my brother Kyle and my nephews to Rantoul.  We took my dad out to the KFC for Chicken and Fish.  We use to go out there on Friday nights growing up to eat.  Rantoul has changed so much since the base closed.  I felt really young out there eating.  My mom stayed home and watched Ashley and Sebastian.  I think next month she will go eat with us.  I lost count on all the items Ashley and Sebastian broke at grandma's house Friday night.  They also did this to entertain them.

Saturday morning Ashley had Soccer and Tennis.  She did a great job at both.  At tennis I had to buy a Dora tennis racket.  I do have to say it is cute racket it is a 3 inch.

My mom had to work the teacher test.  We missed her Saturday afternoon.  Ashley and I went to the mall to pick out a winter coat Ashley could play in the snow with.  I thought the stores were having great sales.  We missed grandma running around with us.

Sunday Raphael was going to come over and rake my leaves.  I had to bribe him with a video game if he would rake my leaves.  I guess he was under the weather and feeling terrible.   So Ileana and Kyle and Sebastian and Raphael came over and we all worked on raking.  The winds were heavy - who rakes in wind like that??

Ashley at school just did a unit on family.  She kept saying a beautiful Fall day with my family.  It just warmed my heart.  Ashley and Sebastian love to be together they fight like they are brother and sister.  Except I think they are really going to look out for each other.

Ashley hard at work!

This is Raphael working he was sitting down filling the bag.  I really don't think he felt very good.  He ended up going in and laying on the couch.

Ashley and I finished the evening with our small group.  Ashley loves to go and play with her friends.  I also enjoy my small group tonight we were lucky to have our senior pastor come and talk with our group.  We had questions on sin, homosexuals, women roles in the church  and bible and divorce and what is heaven and hell really like.  On how does the bible look and these things and how does the church.  It was very interesting. I am so thankful that I have God that died for my sins. 

Now its back to work  on Monday -  I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday

1. My favorite new blog of the moment is  The Tichenor Family  We are joining  them in the mini - pen pals.  Ashley loves getting packages in the mail.
2. Something I am thankful for is  - Ashley and my family.  I do not know where I would be without them.

3. Something that made me laugh this week was  when my 7th hour class and I found a snake in the class room.  A bunch of 7th grade boys laughing brings a smile to my face. I even let the kids get out their phones and take pictures and I also put on face book.  It was so funny listening to the boys wanting to pick it up.
4. An item that is currently on my wish list is  a real camera - I would love to have a nice camera and take lots of pictures.

5. I am excited about  Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Ashley is so excited this year for Christmas.  She wants everything she sees.

6. If I were a color I would be  Pink, it just seems fresh and clean to me.

7. My favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is by - staying in and having soup made.  I also  enjoy being at my parents  house with a fire going in the fire place makes me think about when I was growing up.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am Loving - that tomorrow is my Friday -   We are off Friday for Veterans Day!

I am Loving - that Ashley is taking Soccer lessons on Saturdays at
Soccer Planet -  Ashley gets so red in the face from running.

I am Loving -  Easy Pumpkin Praline

1 - 15 oz can of Pumpkin (real)
1 can of evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 Cup of Sugar
4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 yellow cake mix
3/4 cup - ( or 12 tbs)  melted butter
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans ( I used 2 cups)

Combine 1st five ingredients.  Pour into 9 X 13 greased pan.
Sprinkle cake mix on top.  Pour butter over the cake mix.  Sprinkle pecans on top.

Bake 350 for 1 hour.

It was a hit at my small group.  I think I will make it again this weekend for Ashley and I.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

1.   My favorite thing about this week was/is  - that we had our last girls home basketball game of the season.  Also that  we had our Cross Country bowling party.  So I am officially done with Cross Country for the season.  Girls Basketball is about to start regionals.  I also should say a highlight of the week was taking Ashley trick or treating.
2.   Colder weather makes me  lazy and sluggish and sleepy - Come on Summer!!!!!

3.  Three things that make me terribly happy as of late are  hanging out with Ashley - she is so much fun to be around.

4. If I could only wear one kind of shoe for the rest of my life, I'd choose  clean tennis shoes - one that are in style - NIKE

5.  My personality type is  Way too emotional - I try to please everybody - I can not say NO and I think I can save the world.   When I have a hard time taking care of myself first.
6.  I have a serious problem resisting   bows for Ashley :) - Cupcakes
7.  My favorite color to wear is   blank and white

What are you up to this weekend?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Loving Wednesday

 I am loving - my trip to the zoo last Sunday with Ileana, Whitney, Kaitlyn, Sebastian and Ashley.

I am Loving - that boys basketball games start this week at Franklin GO KNIGHTS!!!!

I am Loving - all the fun Halloween activities we did this last weekend!

I am Loving - 23 days till Thanksgiving!!!
Bring your family and out-of-town guests to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana for a one-mile fun run or walk before you sit down to the big meal of the day.

Check in is at the Lake House starting at 8am where there is also free hot chocolate
Run/walk starts at 9am

Stick around afterwards for raffle prizes, including turkeys!