Wednesday, January 28, 2009

100 Days

So tomorrow Blake will be celebrating her 100th day of being in school. Apparently it's a big celebration and there's book written about it and all that jazz.

So a few weeks ago she was sent home with an assignment to collect 100 things to put together this poster for the 100th day of school. Seriously? Who is doing this project my kindergartener or ME? You guessed it, ME! Well, i really tried to get Blake to do most of it and she did, but ask a 5 year old what 100 things she would like to collect and she comes up with ideas like balls, or books. No, we didn't glue 100 balls or books to our poster. The concept is a little much.

So, we finally decided to count out 10 different groups of 10 things. It turned out to be fun! And she can totally count to 100 by herself. I knew she could I guess it had been a while and to hear her do it without hesitation was pretty neat! So the 10 different things we put up there were: chocolate chips, buttons, stars, beans, pasta, lentils, fabric, small popsicle sticks, cheerios and different pictures of herself. That was her favorite, seeing that she was once a baby and little like her sister.

So here's our project! It's made by a 5 year-old!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Have I mentioned yet that I teach piano lessons?

Well I do! I started teaching while in high school when I was 16. I had a dozen kids with the youngest at 4 the oldest maybe 10. It was a great job for a teenager. Then I charged $5 per half hour at my house and $7 when traveling to someone.

Remember when candy bars were a nickel?

So I teach the piano. I have 8 students right now. I love it! As of now I go to their home until I figure out a piano situation where I can teach them all in my home back-to-back-to- back.

Keep it in your mind when you hear of someone looking for a piano teacher. I've taught as young as 4 and as old as 14, but I can teach older, too!

I would like to have more students!

PS: I charge $15 per half hour lesson.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


So as I was re-vamping the blog I saw that I was tagged by my dear friend Genine! Cool! Here it is!

7 Things I can Do: cook a delicious meal out of stuff I have on hand, use duct-tape to make just about anything, compliment strangers, pretend I'm a stellar photographer, sew my own clothes, crochet a sweater for a stuffed animal or small creature, go to the bathroom in the beauty of the great outdoors

7 Things I can't Do: play the drums, finish my laundry, draw, keep my sink free of dishes, remember bands' names, buy a magazine subscription from a stranger knocking on my door, flip all the way around in a kayak

7 Things that attract me to Dan: his love for music, passion in drumming, knowledge of the gospel, great head (and sometimes face) full of hair, ability to make friends, playing board games even though he'd rather not, desire to pursue his dream

7 Things I say often: SoMuch, Seriously?, I shouldn't have to say it: twice, again, anymore (you pick), How was your day?, No Way, Awesome, I love you

7 Favorite Foods: strawberries, grapefruits, homemade baked goods, orange infused dark chocolate, artichokes dipped in butter, gourmet pizza, peanut butter banana sandwhich with milk

7 to tag: Steph P., Mandi S., Kelsi M., Cassie A., Suzanne F., Caroline S., Natalie or Garrett (whoever does the blogging)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity, Jig!

What a great vacation we have had. We were able to spend Christmas at home with my brothers and their better-half(s), and with my cousin who was in town for her brother's wedding. It was a real treat to have her! We ate and ate and fat dogged the rest of the day. For those of you new to the term "fat-dogging-it" refers to feeling so full you lie on the floor like a fat dog that can't move.

Growing up we would celebrate Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, and box up all of the holiday decorations. Not until I was an adult did I really know that Boxing day was NOT the act of boxing up Christmas but actually a day of goodwill and donations to those less fortunate, I think. Anyhow, sadly I celebrated Boxing Day on Christmas day. Everything was taken down and put away before I went to bed that night. I had extra hands so I used them, thanks Jillian, Jamie, and Rachel. With everything down I was able to enjoy a facial the next day, and have a very clean house to come home to after our trip to Utah. We went to the wedding Saturday morning and left straight way to Utah right after the luncheon.

So off to Utah to enjoy the freezing cold weather and the warm company. We had such a nice time with Dan's family. We don't get to see his parents often so it was a treat visiting with them! We played games, watched movies, ate more delicious food, celebrated,saw dinosaurs played in the snow and relaxed.

Oh and we also got some family pictures taken and I am sooooo excited to get them! They looked great!

I hope this new year finds you all well! I will post again soon enough with more light hearted banter.

Don't forget to check out the photography and food blogs every now and again, too!