Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Garden

I was really proud of my first zucchini that I got out of my garden! Check out the pic...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What I am up to this Summer

Yeah !! I just registered for my first summer of Graduate classes at Drury. They have an awesome program that is offered in the summer, which is great because I am off all summer. It is a Masters in Studio Art and Theory... after three summers that is. I am really excited to be making my own art again. It is definitely not the same as teaching it! The only down part is that I can't travel as much this summer:(

A funny story I have for everyone is about one of my cutest kindergarten boys.
One day their class came into art and they had a bad art class the week before, so I proceeded to go over the rules with them about how to take care of our supplies. I told them that is they were quite for two whole minutes, then we could finish our paintings. If they were not quite they would be given a different assignment,one with no paint. When the two minutes start they are very quiet, then the cute little boy tip toed towards me and whispered..."Can we breath??" and looked at me with the most worried expression. With a big grin on my face I told him "Of course you can." Walking away he took a big sigh of relief. I was grinning for the rest of the class.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Yeah it was spring break this past week!! Michael and I started it off with a fun trip to Kansas City to visit some friends. We had lots o fun and got 6 inches of snow on the first day of Spring!! The day before that the temp was 60 degrees! Then the rest of the week I worked around the house and did a little shopping. I spent most of the time putting down grass seed in our back yard. THIS WAS NOT FUN AT ALL! I think my arms are going to fall off. I hate my yard right now. Next house I get will have NO trees in the back yard!!
Michael started his first job that same week, whoo hoo. He now works at Enterprise and is busy picking people up and washing cars, and making some money!! He doesn't hate it as much as he thought, he gets to drive all the new cool cars around town, and he says his boss is pretty cool. He is still looking for jobs in his career field and hopes to find something else somewhat soon.

Acai - 3 week update

Well, I have stopped taking the pills this week and I feel like they helped a little bit, but not as much as the news lady. According to her blog she had increased energy, better sleep, and weight loss. Not me! Over all I think I was actually sleeping less and more tired in the morning. I did loose about 5 lbs total! Which is great, but I hope it doesn't just come back right to my bum!! I probably wouldn't recommend it to anybody, but I guess it has different affects on people??? If you want to try and see what it does for you, let me know how it goes.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Two week update on the Acai pills

Ok, I have lost a total of 5lbs since I started! Whoo hoo I don't think I have ever lost weight before. My energy levels are the same as normal. Although there have been some times here and there were I find myself having morre energy. All in all I like the outcome and will finish my trail and see what happens after that! I have a few more weeks to go. Until next week....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Visiting St. Louis

This past weekend we went to St. Louis to visit the O'Tooles! We had lots of fun on Saturday, we took Maddie to her last session of swimming school. She did really well and did not cry once!! What a great niece! Here are some cute pics..... Madeline using me as a crutch to stand up.
Here she is enjoying my Christmas gift to her! This stuffed giraffe if bigger than her.

Here we are before the swimming lesson, as you can see there is a really cool slide behind us. I was sad that is was closed!!

Maddie relaxing with Poppy and the Dogs.

Maddie started to get tired and put her head against me and sticks her thumb in her mouth....HOW ADORABLE!!

Week One

Well, I received my Advanced Acai pills in the mail last week and I have been testing them out. I don't really feel too much difference in energy levels, although yesterday I did feel more energized after working late, which is highly unusual! Not sure if I lost any lbs yet but I will weigh myself today at the Y. I am not sure if it is the pills or my craving for sweets, but I have found myself eating more sweets than normal. So I might have gained weight?? Hope everyone has a great week.

Just got back from the gym and found out I lost 3 lbs! I guess it is working.