Wednesday, April 27, 2011

He is Risen!

We had a great weekend celebrating Resurrection Day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


This is a very random post, filled with totally unrelated pictures...lately that's how I roll.
I don't know what to call it, but I love this! We went on a road trip Saturday and drove through Carmine. If you ever drive through there, stop at Texas Trash and Treasures.
A few weeks ago, Jake talked me into ordering caterpillars. He was sweet and decided he would let me take them to school so my students could also see the transformation. Today most of our butterflies emerged! I don't know who was more excited....Jake, my students, or the two adults in the classroom.
Jake is enjoying soccer. This past Saturday, he only stopped for a drink once while play was still going.
This little guy was in the backyard hanging out on my cannas. Surprisingly he just sat there and let me take his picture.

This picture is a couple of months old, but I just discovered it in my phone and realized I never posted Jake's first lost tooth.

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Week Monday

This past week is a little bit of a blur, but here is a bit of it documented using my iPhone and Instagram.

This old barn, with its weathered wood made me wish for home.

When I looked at Jake, all dressed up for his first soccer game, I wondered where the time has gone.
Josie's vending machine mustache just made me laugh.
My students laughed and smiled almost all day long when we were on our field trip to the fair.
Our irises are beginning to bloom in the backyard, making me wish I could stay home from work and dig in the dirt all day.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Conversation Overheard in the Car

Jake: "What is that Josie?"

Josie: "Something you can have if you smile, and are kind, and nice, and sweet, and helpful, and...." the list went on and on.

Jake (interrupting): "Forget it, I can't do all that at once."

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This morning...

Me: "Jake, it's time to get up."

Jake: "I can't."

Me: "Why?"

Jake: "I have to rest for my soccer game today."

Me: "You're going to stay in bed until 6:30 tonight?"

...not to mention it's just a practice not a game.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Fever

Spring fever has hit! We are counting the days until school lets out for summer -- too many to say out loud yet, but we're getting closer. The tree pollen is still bad here, so maybe our spring fever is really a bad case of hay fever.
I am not going to call these bluebonnet pictures since the flowers are a little scarce around here. We haven't gotten rain at the right times for the wildflowers to thrive.
We did find a few of them though. More cute pictures to come!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Note From Jake

Dear Mom
I Love You for What You Did For Me
Love, Jake

I'm not thinking about the fact that he wrote this note when he was supposed to be going to sleep. I am just going to focus on the sweet message not the valiant time-wasting efforts.