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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!! I hope all of you have had a blessed day and that you are all anxiously awaiting the new year! We had a great Christmas at our house, Mike's dad is here and will be here through Saturday, the kids were once again spoiled rotten and we had a wonderful dinner with my family. We are getting together with friends tomorrow for dinner and we are going to be going to Reno on Saturday to go have some fun with Mike's dad.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

We need a HEAT WAVE!!

It has been so cold here, hasn't gotten above freezing for at least a week! Our washing machine is frozen because it is so cold, hopefully once it warms up again it will begin to work again. Perhaps a move to Mexico is in order, at least it is warm there!
The kiddos are home for the next two weeks- hopefully I don't go crazy while they are home. I actually enjoy having them home. Having them home means less running around for me, I can stay home and enjoy playing with them. I often feel like I am a taxi, running from school to school, home to dance, preschool to home, picking up friends and so on, you'd think that I drive a yellow vehicle!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I am official!!

It's official, I am now a trustee on the Susanville School District Board of Directors! I was sworn in last night along with the other two new board members. I look forward to learning about the administrative aspects associated with running a school district.
Our house is becoming quite festive as we anxiously await the arrival of Mike's dad and Santa Claus. Our family went out last weekend to get a load of firewood and also to find the perfect tree, mission accomplished! Our tree is beautiful and the kids have had a ball decorating it with the millions of ornaments that we have. We are also begining our seasonal baking which Maddison is enjoying helping with. She loves helping to make anything in the kitchen, I am not allowed to bake without her by my side- she is mommy's helper! I hope all of you are well as you begin your family's holiday preparations.
Feliz Navidad,
Katie

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life is ROUGH!!

Tomorrow is going to be rough, I get up at 5:00am to go to Sacramento for the State of California clerical test. I am not that worried about it because I have heard that it isn't that difficult. I think I am more nervous about the drive down there. It's going to be a long day, that is for sure.
Yesterday was my last day at work and I am going to miss them so MUCH!! I loved working with kindergarteners, they are alot of fun and have so much energy! I went and applied for a job today with Lassen Family Services, I would be a Parent Educator, which means I would be going on home visits to work with court appointed families. It sounds interesting and I am hoping I get it. I just know that I need a job!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

It once again has been a while since I posted, What can I say, I am a busy girl!! We had a busy week, we had Pediatrician appt. in Reno where I ended up getting really sick, we got the majority of our new floors layed and we had a Halloween party at our house!! I am getting excited, I go to test for the state on Friday, I have no idea what to expect but I usually test fairly well so I am not too worried about passing. I think I am more nervous about the drive down to Sacremento because my mom and I are going to do it in one day!! Crazy, I know but neither of us wants to spend the money for a hotel. Maddi is getting excited as well because she is going on a trip with my parents in a couple of weeks up to Oregon to spend some time with my aunt, uncle and grandmother. She loves it when the attention is focused completly on her. We have had an extreme mouse problem, I have killed 3 today, they gross me out!! I also just went into the garage because I heard a loud noise and guess what was out there? A *%!$(@ RACOON!! They are such PESTS!!! For those of you who visit my blog for pics of the kids, here is a pic of Merrick, who fell asleep at 5:30 tonight!! He didn't even eat dinner, I guess he'll be starving in the morning.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm not going CRAZY, I'm already there!!

It's been a while since I posted but I haven't had much time to just sit at the computer. I have been so busy preparing for our school's Fall Festival that I haven't thought about many other things. We are all most ready to begin putting down our laminate floors and finishing up that project. I will be thrilled when it is all over. I really am about to loose my mind- just too much going on. I am up to 16 girls in my Brownie troop and they just keep signing up, agggghhhh! I am really excited to have such a great group of girls, I thought about turning it in to two troops but they all are good girls and I can't decide which ones I would get rid of so I guess they are all going to be mine. Our next meeting is a week from tomorrow and I need to plan something that will keep all of the girls busy, I think we will do something related to Thanksgiving. That is all I can write for now so I will post later!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Today, Merrick and I went to Wemple's Pumpkin Patch with Maddison's 1st grade class. It was alot of fun we picked pumpkins, went on a hay ride, saw farm animals and played. I had even more fun because I went with the Brewers, they are always fun to be around. The Pumpkin Patch donated 20 pumpkins to PTA so Steven and I went and picked them, that was the highlight of my day (*snicker snicker*) It was a fun filled day and I am tired but I still have tap class tonight, hopefully I have the energy to move my feet.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Holy Cow!!

Holy Cow, I didn't realize what an undertaking this remodeling thing would be! I have been painting, pulling up carpet, pulling up tack strips and painting some more! I want it to be over but it seems to be neverending. My kiddos have been neglected during this process, they have been forced to play by themselves (GASP)!!
The kids want to help us tonight and they are into everything, it was easier to get things done today when they went over to Denise's house (THANK YOU Denise!!) I got alot done today and I am seeing a faint light at the end of the tunnel. We are hoping to begin putting down the hardwood floors this coming weekend and then we will be almost done.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I got happy mail on Friday!! It was my Halloween jar of whimsy. Steph rocked this swap, she went above and beyond the requirements of the swap! We were all so thankful for the Halloween goodies, the kids loved their felt puppets, Mike and I loved our goodie bags and I loved all my scrapbook goodies. It was decorated so SPOOKILY- it was AWESOME!! Thank you Stephanie!!


On another note, we are getting so close to being done with all of the painting and getting ready to begin laying new flooring. I am so excited to have all of this done, it will look great! I will post pictures of it all when we are finished!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sorry, I haven't been able to post for a while. I am busy trying to plan a "Fall Festival" for our schools PTA. I think it is so silly that we can't call it a Halloween carnival, I really don't care if people are offended by the word "Halloween," they are more than welcome to stay home if they don't want their children participating in a "Halloween" carnival. It drives me crazy that we are forced to make everybody happy by being P.C. Why can't we have a CHRISTMAS break anymore....? Sure, we have a Winter break but what is so wrong with the word Christmas? Same goes for Easter, it's no longer Easter vacation, it's now Spring Break!! Maybe we should have school over these school breaks so those that think these words to be blasphamas can continue to go to school and let those of us who believe have our "Christmas" breaks!!
I am going to spend some time tonight watching paint dry..HAHA! Actually, I am going to be painting the hall and start on the ceiling, sounds fun!! I am so excited for this project to be over!! I want my floors in and I want everything painted but I really don't want to do the work that goes along with it.
I'm off to paint.. Have a great evening.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What a DAY!!

Today was rough!! Maddison came with in inches of getting hit by a car, she ran out into the street from a blind spot and the gal in the car was going slow (Thank GOD) she hit her brakes just in time and avoided hitting Maddi by mere inches! I spent my morning crying and freaked out because it really shook me up. I was worthless at work because I was drained and when I came home to tell my husband about it he basically told me that if I would have watched her closer that wouldn't have happened! He made me feel really small! We had a talk with Maddi this afternoon about street safety and making sure that you look both ways before you dart out into the street, not sure she got it but I hope she did.
I had my tap dance class tonight and boy, it's hard! I am so uncordinated but it is still alot of fun. There are alot of fun girls in my class and it is always an enjoyable hour.
Still nothing fun in the mail-BUMMER!! Maybe tommorrow, when I get what I am waiting for I will not only post pics but I will also explain my obsession.
Till tommorrow,
Katie

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wow, Glad Tuesday is over!

I am so glad that today is DONE!! I was incredibly busy today, PTA, dinner for us and for another family, work and just running the kiddos around. It is now 11:00 pm and I am exhausted! I hope that tommorrow is a little less busy, it should be, I only have my tap class.
I'm also hoping for something fun in the mail tommorrow...... I will post if it arrives.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Oh, How I love Sundays!!

Sunday is by far my favorite day! There isn't alot going on, Mike is into watching football, the kids enjoy playing together, leaving me to do whatever I please!! I am still in jammas and it is almost 2:00!! Oh, how I love Sundays!
Today I discovered Etsy and I love it... People are so CREATIVE!! I only hope that someday I will be half as creative as some of the people there! It has inspired me and I am going to be scrappin' for the rest of the day.
Hope you all have a fabulous afternoon!
Katie

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A sad week

This has been a sad week at our house.... We had 5 kittens that a stray cat had in our garage, two were hit by a car this week and we tryed to rescue a 3rd only to have it die on our kitchen floor. Maddison is devestated, Mike and Maddi just buried the 3rd kitten and she has been crying ever since we found it on our kitchen floor. Mike has *PROMISED* her a new kitten but I am thinking more along the lines of a hermit crab or hamster, we just don't have good luck with kittens!
On a positive note- Our living room is coming along nicely, we have about 2/3 of it painted and we should finish painting it tomorrow. Hopefully, we can begin ripping out the carpet this weekend as well. I will post pictures as soon as we finish this project.