Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Kris!

Happy Birthday Kris!!!! Enjoy your day!

PT Conf.

There's nothing like parent teacher conferences that make a teacher stress out more....We've been getting prepared by making our portfolios. This year we started something a little different. We have the students lead the conference with just them and their parents. We have 4 going on at once and they run 30 minutes in length instead of 15. If the parents have questions for us we have the last 5-7 minutes to talk to them or we can schedule another time to talk. Most of the time (at least the ones from 1st trimester) didn't need to talk because their child just talked to them and showed them all of the work that they did (good work or bad work). I really like this way, because at least for the 5th graders, it is holding them accountable for the work they've done during the trimester. We have conference tonight and then tomorrow morning, so hopefully the weather will be nice tomorrow and I can enjoy it!
How are conferences run where your kids go to school or where you teach????

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Round 2

Today was round 2 of artificial day! Woohoo! This time my egg was still there and it was a lot more painful than last time, so hopefully that means it will take this time! These next 2 weeks, please send your prayers our way! Thank you!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Graphic Design Baby :)

  • I got this in an email and thought it was hilarious! Enjoy!
  • We all know that Moms love to dress up their kids. But when Dad is a graphic designer, anything is possible.

  • It all started out with the innocent baby picture below...
  • Then.....the designing part!! HA!

    Which one is your favorite???? I think I like the Shrek one best? :)

    Back to the Grind

    Today was a teacher work day...had a great day planning ahead for the next few weeks before spring break and finishing up report cards. I hope you all had a great Monday....

    Sunday, February 24, 2008


    I got to visit my friend Mandi today for her baby shower. My mom and Mandi's mom were friends when we were babies so we grew up together. It is so nice watching her grow into this new phase of her life being a mommy....She is so stinkin' cute pregnant! My mom, sister and I had a great time visiting her and watching her open the cute little girl gifts. Here are just a few pictures....

    Saturday, February 23, 2008

    Congrats Dave and Sarah

    Congrats Dave and Sarah...we are so happy that we could be a part of your special day! We had a long, busy day but the ceremony was beautiful and Dave and Sarah looked amazing.
    love you guys...Here are a ton of pictures from today...enjoy!!!
    Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin!!! Enjoy Mexico.....

    Friday, February 22, 2008


    We had a great time tonight at the rehearsal at the church and the dinner afterward. We got to visit with family, see the fun slideshow and even listen to Mike's best man speech to Dave and Sarah. Mike did a great job...I wish I would have taped it. :) Maddy and Mally are too cute and I am glad Dan and Amanda made the drive in horrible conditions this morning. We've missed them and I wish they lived closer. We are all excited for Dave and Sarah to be married tomorrow.... The boys are downstairs playing video games before his big day tomorrow and I'm going to bed. Here are just a few pictures from tonight....

    Thursday, February 21, 2008

    Icy Day...

    It was raining ice all day was a weird sound when you stepped outside. I ventured to Walmart today because I had to pick up an ovulation kit...round 2 is coming up! :) The roads weren't too bad, but you did have to drive really s...l....o...w. School was cancelled today, but I had taken off a half day to get ready for Dave and Sarah's wedding this weekend. Their rehearsal is tomorrow and the wedding on Saturday. Dave and Mike are hanging out here tonight...I'm going to watch Lost and American Idol. Have a great night. Stay warm.