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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monster Truck Rally

Last Saturday night we took R to the monster truck rally!  It really was a lot of fun...It was more of a competition than like a show, so we messed up on that part, but I'm glad R got to experience it! =)  You might be redneck if... ;)

GRAVVVVVE DIGGERRRRR!  He won every competition pretty much!


Half Way Haul

  • It's been a good week!  I love waking up on Monday mornings knowing I'm going to sub and not having to go to class to sit all day long!  I subbed for keyboarding on Monday, so that was fun!  & I had two prep periods, and a lunch!  Woot!

  • Who bought the new JB CD yesterday?  I have always been a fan of his My World Acoustic version better than the original and I think I feel the same way about this one!  Go get it if you haven't already--it's really completely different than the regular Believe CD!

  •  Currently obsessed with fruit.  Raspberries in particular.  Goodness gracious!  YUMM!!  I just wish my child would eat fruit now like he did when he was a baby.  He will go a few days and eat the heck out of some fruit, and then the next day he's over it.

  • Is tomorrow really the last day of January?  WOW.  2013 is already flying by...and my baby will be 4 this year!  Tear!

  •  In science class the other day, we took old pennies made of copper (older ones, prior to 1982) & mixed them with zinc to create an alloy--of brass!  We pretty much made our pennies look like gold. It was a lot of fun!  We are always doing crazy cool stuff in there!  So thankful for such a wonderful teacher!

  •  Ryder's school is on the COMPLETE opposite side of town, so I have to get up, take him over there, and drive back to pretty much right by our house to sub and go to class, so most of my mornings consist of a yummy cup of joe!  I'm glad I have to time to enjoy it though as I make my track across town...twice!  ;)

  •  You all know I love me some math!  This is a little bit of what it looks like during math class on Tuesday & Thursdays!  I love it and seriously can't wait to hopefully teach it one day!

  • R is seriously so funny right now!  I said "yella" instead of "yellow" the other day and he told me, "My Poppy says 'yella' too and I don't know why he says that instead of 'yellow'...it's like he's trying to trick me or something."  Oh my word...

  • I am at a really happy point in my life right now, and I am really trying to soak it all up, enjoy the moment so that I can look back and be thankful for it.  I am loving being in schools teaching and interacting with the age I enjoy most, classes aren't too bad, I have my first Internship II meeting in two weeks, my relationship with Christ is growing on a daily basis and I feel like I can't soak up everything I'm learning and wanting to learn fast enough! And to top it off I have the sweetest boyfriend who takes better care of me and R than I could have ever imagined anyone doing, and am just extremely blessed! =)


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Project 365...Week 4 {Round 2}

{January 20}
I got to go to a Bridal Show with Morgan, her mom & Dana (her soon to be MIL)..it was ALOT of fun!  We got to try all sorts of yummy cake!  ;)

{January 21}
Found this in my closet...circa 2002/2003?  It even has my name on the back!  ;) #oldschool

{January 22}
Somebody found some cookies at KeeKee's house!

{January 23}
R got this for Christmas, and we finally put it together!  He loves puzzles!

{January 24}
 I got these UV beads in class one day, and I told R to take them outside before school to see what they did!  They turn different colors!  He loved it!

{January 25}
 Friday drinks from Sonic!  WAHOO!  It's the weekend! 

{January 26}
Look how beautiful this is!  It only looked like that for a few minutes too!  I am so glad I captured it! 


Saturday, January 26, 2013

JB Concert!--feeling young again!

When I found out JB was coming here in June--I didn't even have to ask my dad if I could go!  He just said, "Go ahead and get yourself some tickets..." SCORE!!  I was so pumped!  Mackenzie had always said that we were going to go to a JB concert together, and her birthday was just a week or two before the concert in January, so her mom got her a ticket too so that I could take her!  I had to keep the secret for 7 months, but it was well worth it!  ;)

 It was raining while we stood outside and waited for the doors to open...& traffic was so bad, we didn't get to go eat like we had planned, but it all worked out!

 I was so glad to have two of my pledge sisters go with us!  We felt young again!  ;)

The concert was SPECTACULAR the entire time!  I never sat down, and I wish it would have been longer!  His entrance was LEGIT & those glasses!  Oh my...you should have heard the screams when he started to take them off!  Ha! 
"One Love"
One of my favorite pics from the night!
 I could just watch the kid dance all night...oh my!

 Another one of my favorite pics...
 And just for fun...I'll leave you with these!  ;)  Who cares if he's 18...he's a good lookin' kid!  ;) :P  & please don't hate on him for sagging...no one cares!  :P


New Year's Eve 2013!

Fun night for sure...nothing too crazy though!  I wanted to document some pics from the night before it wasn't January any more!  ;)
 {With the Bride-to-be!}
{Fabulous date!  Treats me too well!}
 {These crazy ole love birds!-Morgan & Josh}
 {Mom sent me this...R asleep at her house!}
 {Me & R the next morning...was glad to get home to my baby!}


Friday, January 25, 2013

Ryder Quotes!

Ryder is at such a funny stage in his little life...I have to do better at recording things down that this crazy kid says!  He is so observant and seriously never misses anything!  He could literally tell you how to get from one place to another around town, just from remembering!  He truly amazes me every day with his knowledge!

Here are just a few things I've written down over the passed few weeks...from the words of my little man!--Literally!  ;)

  • While we were at his Dr.'s appointment, the Dr. walked in and she had about shoulder length hair that happened to be curly that day...and it looked natural and cute to me.  Ryder looked up at her and said, "Your hair looks CRAY-ZEEEE!"  OMG...and...to top it off, she was pregnant, so I'm sure that just destroyed her.  I felt SO bad!  I just tried to explain to him that it was curly and that's how it's supposed to look!  What do you do?  Oh geez!
  • I asked him a question the other day in the car, and he said very matter-afactly, "Let me put my thinking cap on"...while tapping his chin with his pointer finger.
  • He is into saying "NEVER!" when I ask him something he doesn't want to do...kind of disrespectful, but I don't know where he got it.  I always think of JB's #neversaynever song!  {of course I would...}
  • On my lap top, I just have the generic galaxy background, I guess you could call it.  He looked at it the other day and said, "Mom...is that the whole wide world?"  I was amazed and shocked that he even sorta know what that was!  I explained to him that it was even MORE than the whole wide world!  He loved it!  
  • Sometimes when he eats a lot, he has a little belly on him and it's pretty funny!  I pointed it out there other night while he was getting in the bath and he said, "Yeah...I'm getting a baby in my belly!"  I guess he has seen too many pregnant ladies at the grocery store lately...ha!
  • He hates when my legs aren't freshly shaved because they are "prickly" and he told me the other night that his legs were getting to be like mine because they felt "prickly".  Sure enough...he's growing some hair on those legs!  
  • While checking out at TJ Maxx, R starts to make his regular conversation with the checker-outter.  Today happened to be an older AA woman.  Her hair was very, very short, actually hardly any hair at all, but it was fixed.  She had on a regular shirt and a black blazer-like thing.  Ryder looks at her and says, "Are you a boy or a girl?"  I died.  She handled it very well and told me it was okay and that he is just honest {ya think??}.  What am I gonna do with him?
  • If you're not from around here...a little preface.  At our local WM, there is a handicapped man named Brad who is the greeter.  He was in a vehicle crash in HS and has been paralyzed ever since.  It is hard to understand him when he talks, but he is the sweetest man!  I've always asked him, "How are you doing Brad?" and he has ALWAYS responded with "Very blessed" while grabbing the cross necklace he wears around his neck.  
  • WOW.  Think about that.  A man in a wheel chair, that can't do most thing by himself is telling me that he is blessed!--and I am in a grumpy mood from being at school all day, it's raining outside, and I'm at WM having to spend money on dang groceries!  That will put things into perspective for you real quick!  
  • Anyways...Ryder has started talking to Brad the last few times we go to WM, so this week when we were getting out of the car, R said, "Can I go see that guy when we get inside?"  I told him absolutely if Brad was working.  This WARMED my heart!  Brad isn't like the rest of us, and Ryder sees and recognizes that, but he still wants to go and visit with him before starting our grocery shopping.  We get in the store and I see that Brad's working...Ryder literally RUUUUUNS over to him and gives him a HUGE hug while Brad sits in his wheel chair and hugs him back.  Ryder says, "How was your day?" (That's what we always say at the dinner table so he asks everyone that) Brad responds to Ryder with, "Very blessed" while grabbing the cross necklace around his neck and showing it to him.  Ryder points to it and says, "That's the cross where my Jesus died" and Brad shook his head up and down.  I was crying by this point...and told R to tell him bye and that we would see him next time.  What a blessing!  Not only to me, but to all the customers of the WM on this side of town!  Brad is a true inspiration to me and hopefully to my son as he grows up visiting Brad at WM!

Project 365...Week 3 {Round 2}

{January 13}
Crazy boy doctoring me up...

{January 14}

Second day of subbing went GREAT!  I loved being at my old High School!  Even though it's COMPLETELY different!

{January 15}
I love watching TV with this sweet love before bed.

{January 16}
You've already seen this...but new fav snack!

{January 17}
We love headlamps!  Bed time with sweet boy...who ended up running a temp in the middle of the night!  :/  I knew he had a cough and we were dealing with it...but I knew there had to be something else...

{January 18}
....& I was right!  Double ear infection--he's a trooper though!  So we made our rounds, from Dr., to pharmacy to Walgreens & then home for the day together!  Sad he was sick, but it was also nice to spend a whole day at home with this little booger!--Who acts completely fine & himself when he's sick! 

{January 19}
I may or may not have taken my son to the Monster Truck Rally!  It was a lot of fun, but I don't know if we'll go back any time soon!  ;)