Sunday, August 30, 2009

On Saturday...

We spent the whole day together playing with the dogs, working around the house, and going to Woodward Park and Utica Square. While at Woodward Park we went to the teaching gardens. Alec had been wanting to go and see there vegetable garden which was very cool. Below are some pictures I took there and some pictures of our puppies. Fronk turns 4 months old today! He's still so little.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


I feel like the past few weeks have been a whirlwind! After coming home from our trip to Boston I spent nearly everyday at school getting ready for my new students. Its crazy because you would think there would not be that much to do since I'm in the same classroom and teaching the same grade as last year....WRONG! My first day of school was Aug. 20th and I was definitely ready to meet my new kiddos...we have had 7 days of school so far and it is going well...although I miss my kids from last year (they were an awesome class) I know that the Lord has placed each and every one of these students in my classroom for a reason and I can't wait to get to know them and see how the Lord wants to use me this year for these students! Also, I've been very excited this year because my friend Bonnie from high school has her daughter in a Kindergarten class at my school so I get to see her and her precious daughter more! 

Besides school I've done a few other things...saw Keith Urban and Sugarland in concert with my mommy...we had a great time and what made it even better was that Keith walked within 5 feet of us....we were squealing like little girls! 

I've celebrated 9 family birthdays and have two more to go in September...then were done until January! 

We also have welcomed a new "nephew" into the family...well he's a dog but that still counts! He's an English bulldog and his name is Sherlock.

My lovely parents!

A family picture on Mommy's Birthday! 
My sis-in-law Bekah's Birthday!
Alec's Birthday!

Marble Slab ice cream cake...delicious!


Little that smile!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Boston, Beantown, The Hub

We're back from Boston and seeing as how you don't want to read all the details I'll just hit all the highlights (there is still a lot).

Went to was raining for a little bit but cleared up and turned into a great day!
Red Sox game at Fenway Park...the Red Sox won!
Walking the Freedom Trial
-Fanueuil Hall, Quincy Market, Granary Burying Ground, Mass. State House, Old North Church, Old State House, Paul Revere's House, Old South meeting House, USS Constitution, etc
New England Aquarium
Boston Commons 
Boston Public Gardens
Acorn Street-the most photographed street in Boston. I loved its narrow cobblestone road and adorable row houses

Eating at Union Oyster House (America's Oldest Restaurant), Legal Seafood,  Scollay Square
Breakfast at Quincy Market, Fenagle a Bagle, and of course Starbucks
Evening dessert (every night) at Seattle's Best Coffee

Our tour to New Hampshire and Maine:
-New Hampshire's Hampton Beach 
-York Maine...seeing the Nubble lighthouse and the adorable town
-Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Maine...we saw former President George H.W. Bush's home and enjoyed walking around town and eating lunch there.

We had such a great time! I can't wait to go back to New England someday!

Here are just a few pictures from our trip! For more pictures and details on what they are go to my Flickr sight. Enjoy!