Playing catch up on photo challenge.....

I know I know...I can't keep up....

Day 18: In my bag

OH Lord!! You guy are SO lucky that I just cleaned out my bag! My purse is a ..
diaper bag
teaching bag
school bag
toy bag
medicine bag
....get the picture!

it is crazy!!

Hmm..i have a theme going on don't I?
I really didn't plan that...it just kinda happened that they are both zebra print
Actually one of my students last year got me the bag with my initial on it..and I LOVE IT!

Here is inside my purse...I have....
my super cute wallet
my sunglasses
Lyla's sunglasses
a notebook
a tastefully simple catalog
four pens
a sharpie
band aids
a toy doll
hair bands
hair clips
a ring from Pizza Warehouse
a spider *plastic*
my Iphone headphones

and yep...all that fits in there...
that is why i love that purse!!

Day 19: Where I slept

Hmm..this could be tricky because Lyla has had this crazy kinda sinus drainage cough here lately ...so of course her comfortability is way more important than mine....along with her sleep....and her favorite kind of toothpaste....what SHE wants for dinner...get my drift?

So I either sleep here:

or here.

Day 20: What I read...

This a funny story...that is going to need an explanation...

Every year my church has a Women's Conference...and I absolutely love going...I have never in my life felt such a tremendous move of God as when I am there in our tabernacle....I have never seen such a glorious sight as hundreds of women praising God and praying for each other's families...
I love it!

Last year there was a speaker named Rachel..who was hilarious!! She said every woman needs the book called "Sheet Music"
Out in the entry way of our tabernacle is kinda like a book fair...a whole bunch of books, bibles, CD's all that on sale...
Rachel said that specific book wasn't out there...but we could order it...and if we ordered today then she would pay shipping for us...because WE HAD to read this book.

So I thought what the heck..I had just finished the book I was reading...so I went out to order it after service..

Sheet Music...
probably something about how women relate to music emotionally...or women's emotions...or how to control them...blah blah....


When I got home from work one day I was so super excited to see the package at the door waiting for me!! Like a kid at Christmas I ran inside and ripped open the package to find this:

"Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage"


I was shocked..but laughed...and laughed and laughed..

One...because I bought a sex book at my church's women's conference....
Two...because I was fixing to read it! ha!

Come to find out...
This is the most hilarious book I think I have ever read!
And to be honest...I have completely enjoyed it!!

I am only on Chapter 3....

but so far it is this therapist....telling us how men and women think about sex.
How differently we both view it...

If I have the time...later...I am going to skim back through some of the pages and highlights some of the greatest passages I have read...and update you guys!!

Some things I have read have made me scream at Gregg across the house...and say "Babe..come here...you HAVE to read this!!"

Don't make fun of me and sex book...
You might be asking me for tips one day!!

ha ha!!

ok..moving on!

Day 21: pretty pattern..
this one was easy...as i was taking a picture of my bags...I just snapped a close up of the zebra print!

And for today....
Day 22: Trees

Here is my hottie of a hubby...cutting down a tree that i loathed!!
He does love me!!!

i should be all caught up!!

thanks for sticking around!!

A day (night) at Poppa David's House

Every once in a while ...when we get a good hankerin' (yes that is a word down here in the South) for a game of horseshoes and socialization.....

and Gregg has ONE freakin day off from work!!!

We load up in the "big" truck as Lyla calls it...and we go to Poppa David's house.

Lyla is tired of me taking pictures.

Lyla and Colton playing her new Leapster Explorer Game

Colton trying to get Lyla to say "cheese"

Uncle Colton wanted to play just as much as Lyla did


Uncle Colton scared her.....ticked her off.

Colton finally got the game to play

Then we had to walk to the Post Office to watch Colton pop wheelies on his bike

Colton popping wheelies was not as interesting to Lyla


2011 photo challenge catch up and injury update

I know..I have been missing in action for a while now from my blog..

but I do have a few little reasons...

1. School is starting Monday so I have been preparing my classroom...and lesson plans...and newsletters...etc

2. While I was cleaning my classroom...I severely twisted my ankle...it hurt....bad.....I mean bad! Today is black and blue and scary looking.

3. Lyla has a off and on fever....don't know why

4. Gregg has been having major migraines.....don't know why

If it is one thing..it is all things!!

I think God is punishing me because our pastor told us to fast this week one meal and pray about the decisions he has to make for our new church building and I completely forgot to fast my lunch on Monday...sorry God! sorry Brother Myers!

So I have to catch up on all my photo challenges.....I stopped at Day 13

Day 14 is Flowers. Ha! With all this heat...there is no flowers...None!
So this is what I am going with...
These are flowers Gregg got me for Mother's Day. I love wildflowers!!

Day 15 brought us....My Shoes!
My kind of shoes are flip flops. I do love wearing heels...but I am a preschool teacher...so heels usually only happen on Sundays for church...now that my ankle looks like an elephant foot...heels are out of the picture!

Day 16 is What I ate...This is my dinner...because like I said earlier ..we are fasting one meal this week..and I decided to fast lunch...because that is the one meal I look forward to...we sit at the table during nap and eat and talk (and of course watch kids!) 

Day 17 is on the shelf...I could have taken a picture of a shelf at my house...because I have a shelf that I love...my husband made it for me..and it holds precious pictures on it...but THIS shelf at the Dollar Store hold precious cupcake decor that I would love to have in my kitchen!!!

I will have to upload the rest of pictures off of my Iphone...I will catch up!! Promise!

Today was Open House at the preschool I work at. I was a little worried because it was on a Sunday...and that is a strictly lazy day for me...I usually don't do anything on Sundays but church and nap! and eat!

But I was pleasantly suprised when I had all but four of my 12 parents show up to meet me today! I enjoyed meeting everyone. Sometimes with the hours I work..I miss parents in the mornings and in the evenings...so today could quite possibly be the only day I see them until graduation! Crazy huh?

I had alot of my students from last year come visit me...I LOVED that! It might sound crazy...but you miss them little monkeys....they do become your own ...you love them..take care of them...want them to be happy and healthy and make friends...

I'm so excited to start the new school year...excited to meet all my students and see what this year has in store for me...excited to see how my students last year adjust to the big kid classrooms...the start of a new school year is like the start of a brand new year...everything is painted and cleaned ...smells nice...I love it!


2011 photo challenge - Day 13

Today's photo challenge is In the Distance...

I like this one..because I love taking pictures through my windshield...on the way to work...(at a stoplight or something...or yes..I will even pull off the road to snap a picture if I see something picture worthy!)

ok..laugh at me

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

alright ...back to the challenge...

This one I kinda cheated on...because I didn't take it today...
but i love it
this is on the way to my dads house...where I lived ALL my life...
and as a child and teenager...I never really SEEN how beautiful that mountain is in the background
I always took it for granted because I seen it every time I came home
Now that I don't see it everyday..it is one of the things I look forward to when I go see my dad

and you can see the crack in Gregg's windshield...ha ha
we got that fixed by the way


Toy Clean out Summer Challenge!!

Over at Organizing made fun ...there is a Summer Challenge going on that is strictly TOY CLEAN UP!
I must have had ESPN (ha ha) because I did this before Lyla's birthday...

Well ...I didn't actually clean OUT all her toys...I switched her room to the room that has the bigger closet so that I could organize toys.

I don't even want to look at a picture of what her room looked like with all her toys everywhere!!!

but as of right now...

I have been working on toys for two days...and threw away 2 trash bags full of toys...

well i didn't throw them away...yet...if I can't get rid of them...I will...

so I am gonna link up...and hopefully post a few pictures later on what her new rennovated room looks like after two plus trashbags gone...


A Breakfast with Princesses!!

We got up one morning...went to Norway...and had breakfast with Princesses!

It's the truth!

We had breakfast scheduled with all the Princesses at Epcot.

I have to admit...I wasn't a fan of Epcot...maybe because it was way hot that day...and there wasn't much Lyla could do.
Epcot is great for adults...because you can walk around and look at all the different countries and have lunch at the country of your choice...but for a three year old....not good!
at least for us

Here we are having breakfast...Lyla was So excited to see Cinderella.

as soon as you walked in ..there was this story book


Lyla saying, "Who are we gonna see next?"
The whole trip for her was just one big suprise after the other....

Sleeping Beauty

Lyla was so excited!! All the Princesses were so sweet...just like Princesses should be.
I gotta say..I teared up a little bit again seeing her hug Cinderella
Isn't that precious!!

Snow White

and Gregg's favorite...
The Little Mermaid!

Thank you to Mr Tyson who took this wonderful family picture of us in Norway!

I think we are still in Norway...I have no idea what the picture above is....the picture below is a Viking building

Gregg thought it was so neat that they grass on the roof

Gregg was just taking some scenery shots

Here we are in Mexico

After breakfast the boys wanted to go stand in line to ride a ride called Test Track....so us girls with teh little ones were going to go in the Air Conditioning and find something to do...so we went inside this building called Innovations...and Lyla made her own piece of paper.

The Epcot ball...
I didn't know there was a ride inside that ball
I still dont' know what ride it is...because the line was two hours long...
nope..no thanks...

**one hour later....guys are still in line for Test Track**

So then us girls...went roaming around and rode a Clam-o-bile and seen Nemo

then we went to see Crush the Talking Turtle in the Ocean Tank....that was so cute!!

Before we went in to see Crush....they had a tank to look at...Lyla loved the sharks

so we got in one and took a picture!!
ha ha!!

Crush was very cute!
He was in an Ocean Tank...and we were in his Human Tank
He told us...not to freak out or anything...but there was no water in our tank

He asked this little boy to ask him any question he wanted..so the little boy asked what it was like to be a turtle......Crush answered....It's great..here in the big blue..you swim...have beautiful scenery ..do flips...surf...ride the waves...then Crush asked him what it was like being human...the little boy said....uh....ok....

Crush answered....well...i'm glad I am a turtle!

So so funny!!

**two and half hours later....guys still in line**

I finally get a call from Gregg..thank God because I was so tired of lugging Lyla around by myself..because it was HOT and she wanted to be carried ...along with the bag I was carrying of water and snacks and fans...the ride the boys wanted to go on got shut down because someone wrecked....after two and half hours of standing in line.
not funny
but kinda

I laughed

So here was our last picture of Epcot...
by the pretty water fountains...