Sing Songs, Bring Sweets

Fun weekend!

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Building structures with Jed’s gear set!  I love how they try to follow the instructions.

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Exploring some wildlife at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve.

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Are you ever too old to play dress up?  Not me!  Jimmy and I attended the Downtown Abbey Murder Mystery dinner on Saturday night.  It was SO much fun!  And it was also fun to write!!  

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I came home from the grocery store today, and the children announced that they were having a “sparkle party” with a container of glitter they found in my craft drawer.  

A visit from the policemen!

A few members of the local law enforcement stopped by for a talk and demonstration today at school.  Thankfully, no one got arrested 🙂

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Jed announced to the policemen that he “pooped on the potty.”

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A trip to the dentist.

The kids were super enthusiastic about getting their teeth cleaned!  Maybe it’s because I let them choose their outfits.

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Learning about the late George Michael.

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Birthday Adventure!

My birthday was absolutely perfect.  JJ came to stay with the kids while Jimmy and I went to Houston for a night, where we enjoyed a beautiful hotel, a fancy restaurant, and The Book of Mormon!  So amazing!

I’m so grateful for the special getaway.  Turning 33 is awesome!

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JJ’s in town!

And she brought glorious puzzles!  The kids are SO happy, and we are, too!

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And…we’re back!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I’m so excited to see what 2017 will bring!

I feel like the month of December just zoomed by in a blur.  I apologize again for the big blogging gaps…we’ve had so much going on, and I’ve had several projects that I’ve been working on in the evenings that have interfered with blogging time.  I still haven’t completed my huge file backup project, but I’m still plugging away at that!  In the meantime, I’ll share pictures as I am able.

Currently, I’m finishing up a writing project.  My friend who hosts the Downton Abbey tea parties has commissioned me to write a Murder Mystery Dinner Party script, so I’m working feverishly on that in order to complete it by the deadline.  I’ve never written a play of any kind before, and it’s been so much fun!  I can’t wait to see it performed!

We had a wonderful Christmas here in Corpus.  GaGa, Pappy, Michael, and Kristina joined us, and it was so very special.  The kids loved every aspect of Christmas, as two-and three- year olds usually do.  It’s hard to believe that we’ll already be headed back to school in two days!

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Cookies for Santa

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Santa came!

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She may have a future in makeup artistry!

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Presents from Uncle Michael

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This crazy guy has come a LONG way with his potty training 🙂

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We attempted a geography lesson with Disney princesses.

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We’re back!

Sorry for the delay, and thanks for understanding.  You guys are the best!

Anyway, here are some adorable pictures:

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And some video!

Thank you.

I really appreciate your patience.  I’m trying to keep my files very organized and easily accessible, and it’s a tedious process of uploading each folder to my online Dropbox account (which I should’ve started YEARS ago) and sorting by date.  My New Year’s resolution is to complete this process regularly throughout the year so that I won’t have to do it all at once when my computer is full.  I’m so grateful for each of you readers, and I promise I’ll be up and running soon.

This process will be delayed even further because we’ll be making an unexpected trip to my parents’ house for the next few days.  One of my beloved former high school students died in a car accident on Wednesday night, so we’re going back for the funeral.

Every teacher has that special handful of students who are very near and dear to the heart.  David Rodriguez was one of mine.  The world is a sadder place without his kindness, humor, and presence.

Thank you all for understanding.  I’ll update again as soon as possible.

Much love!

 

 

Tidying up.

I’m in the process of cleaning up my hard drive and backing up files.  Thank you so much for your patience!  I need to organize things and clear up space for the amazing video from last week’s Christmas program!  Stay tuned 🙂

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Making grocery shopping tolerable, one song at a time.