Busy, Busy Bee!

It has been so long since my last post, we have been so busy in the last few months! Most recently I have been consumed with Preschool, college and the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. On top of that two crazy little girls that need constant activity to keep the busy and from fighting with one another.

We started summer school at preschool 2 weeks ago, we are in school mon-thurs. and then we have fridays off. On top of that I have started another round of college courses to finish out my Preschool Education degree. Not only have I been juggling teaching summer school and my own homework, I have also been preparing for the upcoming school year. For those of you that know me know that I like to be organized and have a plan, so I have been planning my heart out for my new classroom and the kiddos that will be in my class next year. However, I haven't even touched lesson plans! I have been hand making some decor for my room, the Forest Room, and crocheting our class pets. I have also made a little camp fire for our room's reading area and I have so much more that I am wanting to make so that my students will feel excited to be in class and comfortable! Aesthetics is so important to me!  I want it to look like a great classroom and in a sense it is a reflection of me and my teaching.

The girls also started soccer 2 weeks ago (June has been so crazy!) They have practice 2 nights a week and they have been doing so good. I am so proud of Rylee. She has had a few meltdowns at practice but she has faced her fears, and gone back out on the field and finished practices. She has become quite the little girl and their is never a dull moment around her....nor a peaceful one!

2 nights ago we went out to Milford to see my in-laws and Aunts and uncles and they had rented a boat where they were camping. We went out for about 2 1/2 hours and the girls went tubing for the first time! I was sure that they would chicken out but Charleigh jumped out on that tube and owned it! She did a great job and had so much fun that Rylee decided she could not let Charleigh have all the praise and glory of being brave and having fun that she jumped out next. I was pretty positive that she would get out there and start crying. However, she rode like she had been doing it for years. They went another time together and then once more apart. After tubing we went back to the cabin and went fishing. Both girls caught 3-4 fish each in about 30 minutes. The short time we were out there reminded me of all the times we would camp and all the memories we made as children. I hope that we can go out more this summer, its just so hard with summer being Chris' busiest season.

I have about 2 1/2 weeks until my 5k in Kansas City. I am very excited and also very nervous! After the 5k we start the second session of our summer school after the 4th of July, then I leave to go to Dallas for Summer Splash Conference with Frog Street! I am beyond excited for the curriculum conference and for all that I will take away and implement in my teaching! Its a busy summer, but also a great one!
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I registered for my first 5k today! Going to do the color run in kc on July 1st! I hate running and it's the most painful thing I could do to my body. It hurts my feet, my back and my hips so bad, to the point that I cannot move or walk 30 min. After. So why on earth would I register to run a 5k? Because its a challenege and a goal that I have had since the start of this weight loss journey. I am going to start a 5k training plan and follow through! Hopefully along the way I will lose the 7lbs I have put on this winter as well!



    Start Jan. 1st 2010 completed by Sept. 28th 2012

1.start a journal for each of the girls and write them a letter on their birthdays.
2. Finish Charleigh's scrapbook
 3. Make Rylee's scrapbook
 4. Do a walk for a cause x2
 5. Put away $1.00 a day for 1000 days then spend it on a trip.
6. Learn to play golf.
7. Put away $1.00 a day for the girls for christmas next year 2010. Repeat for 2011 and 2012
8. Tell chris & the girls I love them when Im upset with them.
9. Read 30 new books (13/30)
10. Try 10 new recipes (8/10)
11. Exercise everyday except Sunday (In progress)
12.join and attend church
13. Get the girls involved in chruch
14 Write my friends a letters
15. Take more me time
16. Find a sitter & go on date night once a month.
17. Make a list of my 101 favorite songs
18. Blog at least once a month
19. Make a family scrapbook
20.  Take a picture of the 101's that mean the most
21. Go for a hike
22. Take a picture of myself every 30 days to see my work out progress
23. No more soda
24. Learn how to crochet/knit
25. No eating out during the week
26. Take a picture of my girls at least once a month
27. Make homemade cards for b-days and holidays
28. Find a pen pal
29. Volunteer 10 times
30. buy a fireproof box, fill it with personal items like the girls hospital bracelets and t-shirts
31. Keep a journal and write in it everyday
32. Make another 101 list before the end of this one
33. Send a card to: someone I know, someone I don't, and someone I love
34. Explore Kansas
35. Donate to charity
36. Take a cake decorating class
37. Dance in the rain with my girls (Do this more often!)
38. Have a dinner in with chris
39. Drink 2 glasses of water a day( Keep this up)
40. Throw a party other than a b-day party
41.write a love note and mail it to chris
42. Find something to collect
43. Campout in the yard 3 times
44. Have an outdoor movie night
45.make 3 new friends
46. Ignore the negative, concentrate on the possitive
47. Go on a weekend get away just me and my mom
48. Perform 5 random acts of kidness
49. Do something good for the earth
50.do something I haven't done since I was a kid
51. Write my mom a letter
52. Start and keep a girls night out once a month
53. write my memere a letter every month
54. Lose the baby weight!!
55. Be more confident
56. Attend story time at the library once a month
57. Get another tattoo 
58. Go to a dance class
59.go to a wine tasting
60. Buy 10 new nail polishes
61. paint my nails once a month
62. Send a care package to a solider I don't know
63. Read the bible front to back
64. Find 20 bible verses that mean something to me
65. Complete 200 miles in 300 days
66. Make a list of 100 reasons of why I love chris and give it to him
67. Teach Charleigh a dance routine and let her perform it (Does the Dougie Count?)
68. Dance like crazy 1 day a week
69.sing at the top of my lungs to my favorite songs
70. Start a chain letter for kids with stickers! 
71. Have a spa day
72. Try a new resturant
73. Buy a new ipod
74. Learn a new word every day and use it
75. Go on a honeymoon finally!
76. Be able to run a mile without dying
77. Pray everyday at meal time w/the girls
78. Take and send out a family photo
79. Decorate for every holiday
80. Stop living in sweat pants (can only wear them 1 day a week)
81. Host a cookie exchange party
82. Read a night time story every night
83. Rekindle an old friendship
84. Host a playdate once a month
85. Go back to school for early childhood edu.
86. Get charleigh and rylee in a mommy's day out program (Preschool) 
87. Take vitamins everyday
88. Get the girls baptized
89. Go on a double date 5 times
90. Do not buy any more sweats (I take this one back....I lost weight I HAD to buy new ones lol)
91. Spend more on my self
92. No more impuls buys
93.buy and wear more earrings
94. Buy and learn to walk in heals (again)
95.lose 50 lbs and reward myself
96. Follow through with # 95
97. Spend a whole day in bed as a family
98. Learn to not stress out so much
99. Realize that its ok that the laundrys not done, toys all over the floor and dinners not ready and its 7pm....its OK (Finally I am ok with this!)
100. Pay myself $1.00 for every accomplished item
101. Pay chris $1.00 for every item I don't

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