Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thanks for the Celebration idea- Bill and I were trying to think of something "cheap" we could do while in Florida this weekend with the kids and that might just be a good idea- although they see the "real stuff" here usually every year- quite a bit last year. Anyway.. thanks!
Today I am planning on going to 2 class Christmas parties. I have to pick up all the goodies for one of them (pizza, cups, etc) before hand so I have to leave here pretty soon. Also I am going to pick up Breakfast items for all the teachers tomorrow so we (PTA) can treat them before the holidays! My day is pretty busy today but it's also exciting being out and about in the rush of things.
Friday we are suppose to be leaving for Florida for a few days. It might get put off till Saturday though- depends on if Bill can get his work completed on time. We shall see. I'm invited to my first ever "ornament exchange" party tomorrow night- never been to one, but sounds fun. Now I need to go find a cool ornament to share... any ideas??
Only one more gift to buy for my youngest sweetie and I'm all done shopping! YEAH! I have stuck to my "budget" this year when it comes to shopping and spending- didn't over do it, like I always do. So I'm proud about that!
That's all the boring news from this part of town today. Hope everyone is getting in the Christmas spirit and hope everyone (all my 2 fans- ha ha) has a marvelous Christmas with your families!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Our Santa Shop starts at school next week and I'm the coordinator- LOTS and LOTS to do. So far I've been to 4 Dollar Stores, Target, Michaels, and a few others to shop. it's always fun spending other people's money at those places. It's all for the kids though- they love this event at school!
I've joined "Facebook"= spend more time on there now than i do on here- check it out and sign up.. I wasn't sure about it at first, but have come to really enjoy it and seems much "quicker" of a way to keep up with everyone.
Family is all doing good. Rachel is busy busy with All District and All State Chorus practices this month. All District conference is in Jan, All State in February. Samantha is wanting to play Soccer- I told her they do that in the spring, so just a few more months to wait. She's never played so not sure if she'll like it or not. Trying to convince her to stay in Softball, but guess she needs to try something different to see what she enjoys or is good at the most. katelynn is Katelynn- just growing up way to quickly, she's loves to walk like a fashion model and play on the computer. She is also great in school.
Well so much for the "quick update" but now you know what we've been up to. hope you haven't fallen asleep at your keyboard!
Love to all and goodnight for now.
Friday, October 31, 2008
(This picture was taken the day of the audition)
To follow up on my blog of 3 weeks ago- my daughter Rachel got the news today that she passed the audition for All state Chorus with flying colors! 10 was the absolute perfect score you could get, she got a 12 and a 14 or higher had not a chance. So I'd say she did well. There is one more small audition right here in our town before the performance in Savannah, but the teacher said it would be crazy for anyone to not make that one. She said if they pass the 1st one then they are pretty much in. I'm not counting my chickens- but the chorus teacher has been straight up and on track for everything she has ever told me! Each school participates and not every school always has someone make it. She was the only girl in her school to make it and there was one boy who also made it.
As you can tell I am very, very proud of her! God answered all our (and your) prayers that day and I can say nothing more but thanks!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Anyway.. enjoy the photos. Love, Tammy
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Anyway... she has been in Allstate for the last 2 years and done solo's at the state level both years, but this year it's an actual competition instead of just being chosen and allowed to attend the state event. She was still chosen this year, but this year she must "compete" (I don't like that word) against other 7th and 8th graders across the whole state. The teacher has warned us that it is extremely difficult, but that she does have a lot of confidence in Rachel and doesn't usually tell many parents that... Rachel is nervous but she is also excited. She has a beautiful voice and I wish all of you could hear it- maybe I can figure out how to put her song on here for ya... we shall see... I don't know what is involved in that. So, back to the subject of this- please pray for her during this next week. The actual date is next Saturday, the 11th and her audition time is 11:10 a.m. We will drive her the 2 hours to get there and 2 hours back for her to audtion for I think she said 2-3 minutes, but it's well worth it to put the effort into doing anything and everything we can do to help her achieve her goals and encourage her to do what she loves most and that is sing.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and we'll let you know the outcome- they say they usually won't know for 2-3 weeks after the audition.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1 - does anyone know a good trusted site for downloading music onto MP3 players? We were using limewire, but our computer got a bad virus and the guy said it was probably from that site..
2 - How do I download a song off of a music cd and put it on my computer and/or my blog? My daughter has sang an amazing version of "somewhere over the rainbow" and I'd love to share it with others.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Ok as previously promised here are some photos of the 1st day of school. It was a great day for everyone. No one had any breakdowns, so in my opinion that constitutes a great day!! And as a special treat this year even Daddy got to go with the little girls to class and so that was exciting for them as well.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Pictures to come soon... everyone sleep tight :) P.S. Pray hubby has a safe trip home- he's hauling 2 very large tractors back by himself and driving 14 hours today, probably another 10 tomorrow and then the remaining 4-5 on Wednesday a.m. P.S.S. I'm subbing in Katelynn's class tomorrow (Kindergarten) please pray that she will act like a student and behave for me and not be attached to my leg the whole day.. Thanks!!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Anyway the girls and I get to the mall, head to the food court for lunch and as we were deciding on what to get at Chick-Fil-A a camera man and his crew from WTVM (the local news station) stop and start asking if they could interview me... yes me... oh and did I mention I'm so glad I had my shower last night- ha ha ha... anyway, I answered their questions (what we were going to buy today, why were we taking advantage of this tax free shopping time and if we had any concerns)... I answered most questions thoughtfully but I felt he was wanting more.. I wish I was clever and had great quotes like my other blogging friend (dreamsofacountrygirl.blogspot.com) but I don't so I just answered well we need sneakers, shorts, skirts and school supplies... HOW BORING IS THAT!!! Anyway then I said, "no we have no worries, we love crowds it's fun to fit in".... NOOOOTTTTTTTT!!!!!.. what was I thinking? I asked my eldest at lunch, why did I say that, we don't like crowds- i despise crowds... I guess my point is, when a camera is stuck in your face at the spur of the moment- do you speak your mind or try to come up with the right words that might sound good on camera? I did the latter and I just don't know why... oh well.. we'll be on at 6pm if you are in the area and want to check out the interview... oh and after our "hard" day of shopping we had to stop for Dairy Queen on the way home to celebrate narrowing down our shopping needs and being on tv... until next time... stay tuned :)
Here are a couple more pictures I couldn't fit on the last post... My handsome brother with his youngest boy (my cute nephew!!) is in one photo, the other is my sweet sis-in-law with her youngest girl (my cute niece!!) and then the other of my middle child and her cousin giving eskimo kisses (notice how she is trying to look at the camera and make sure she gets "the kiss" done correctly - very adorable :)
Katelynn had her 5th birthday on Friday. I know I'm a few days behind in posting pics but we've had a house full. My parents came to visit us this weekend from North Carolina and we had a great time as always. I love their visits so much. I wish they lived next door! Mom and I hit a 150 table yard sale and besides the 90 degree heat we had a nice time rummaging around and found a few bargains :)
Here is some pictures of Katelynn's birthday and of my family gathered at my house this weekend. My brother and his whole crew came for a visit since they live so close now (YEAH!) and all the cousins just had a great time with each other.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
My "BABY" is turning FIVE this coming Friday. It's kind of hitting me hard that she is my baby who is no longer a baby- I know you parents know what I'm saying here! Where does the time go... It started in the hospital when they said she was 8 lbs 15 1/2 oz... I said "are you sure????!!! my babies aren't that big"... but lo and behold, I guess she was taking after her daddy- ha ha! I'm not a great writer so I can't come up with a lot of "neat" things to say, other than I LOVE HER tremendously and I'm so glad GOD decided to bless us with that little surpise! Let me do that little spelling of the name thing and try to come up with ways to describe her for ya- K for kind, A for adorable, T for testy, E for elegant, L for loving- (She LOVES to give me hugs & kisses!), Y for young (sorry that one is boring), N for nice and the last N for nibbly- ha ha... Katelynn we love you and couldn't stand a day without you!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This past weekend I got to do something I never get to do ..a girls only weekend! The annual PTA convention was in Atlanta and I got to attend and took a couple of the new officers for this year.. which also happen to be 2 very good friends of mine. It was a great time and they are just the sweetest. It's so nice to have friends who love ya even after they see you in a swimsuit-- ha ha!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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We are back from vacation and I'm feeling a little settled again. However tomorrow I'm off to Atlanta for 2 days to go to the annual PTA convention. I wanted to share a few pictures of our trip and actually there are a few more than a few, so I'm going to put it into a slide for ya :) We had a fantastic time, too bad vacations are so short- I could live at the beach in a second! And the girls are growing fins as we speak :)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
We are headed to NC first to see my oh so wonderful parents and here a wonderful singer on Sunday night (Squire Parsons- he will be there for the Nazarene Camp Meeting), from there we will go to the sunny state of Florida to visit our very favorite hotel/suites and spend 3 days there, from there we travel upstate just a bit to visit with mom-in-law for 2 days and have her home-made country fried steak and gravy! That alone is worth the whole trip to most of my family!
If I can ever get off this blog today my agenda is to: get the laundry done so we can stay clothed for our trip, buy extra dog and cat food so the neighbors can keep them alive for us while we are away, pack 5 suitcases for 9 days of travel, fill the gas tank up (that is the scariest part of the day!!!) and clean this house so we don't have to come back to any messes! The best part is I have 3 little girl helpers, so we're planning to turn off the tv, shut off the computer and turn up the stereo and jam out while we get after all these dustbunnies and such.
OK, that's our plans for today- I know not so fun, but the trip will make it all worthwhile.. I'll make sure I get LOTS of photos to share when we get back.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Anyway, we went and also took one of Rachel's friends who was spending the night with us. Here are some fun photos of our trip- also we heard a bunch of ruckus by some bushes and went to check it out and found 4 little baby birds in a nest- of course me with my camera, had to impose on them for just a moment while I took a couple pictures. I don't think they minded but they did look awfully hungry, but oh soooo cute!!
OK IT WON'T LET ME POST THE PHOTOS. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM? WHEN I HIT THE ADD IMAGE ICON ON TOP IT GIVES ME AN ERROR CODE THAT SAYS THIS:
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THAT'S ALL I GET. I TRIED TO REPORT TO BLOGGER HELP PEOPLE, BUT CAN FIND NO WAY TO SEND THEM A MESSAGE... BLOGGING BUDDIES- PLEASE HELP....
Friday, June 13, 2008
My little sweet pea came to me this morning and said she was going to work! She had her fire helmet on and her police badge on her shirt. She said she was going to her morning job at the fire station and then her night job at the police station. She proceeded to go around the house arresting her sisters and then even her mom... can you believe it? Arrest me? For what? Feeding and bathing and nurturing this beautiful little soul ?!! Ha ha! Anyway..just thought I'd share with ya.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Last week was the end of school for the summer. That's ALWAYS a good thing for everyone teachers, students, parents, PTA presidents :) YIPPEE! But I wanted to share with you what my 2 eldest girls (the 3rd was just in pre-K) earned this year while in school. (I TRIED TO GET THIS PARAGRAPH AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG, BUT FOR SOME REASON, WHEN I ADD PICTURES IT MOVES MY WRITING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG- DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS?? IF SO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW) THANKS!!!