Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Huge Surprise from Bug!

One of the most amazing couple missionaries, that I follow here on blog world are the Hartman's. They are the blog link called "Our Soul Safari" Elder Hartman wrote the book "The Color Code" and I am a huge fan. I read on their blog last week that they were going to be meeting up with the mission president in Madagascar and posted how excited I was that they would be meeting my son Bug. Sister Hartman wrote an email to me asking me if I would like them to share anything with Bug when they met him this week. I will post about that later after I hear all the mushy details. Long story short..when I came home from work today I was stunned and so excited to recieve this in my email from Sister Hartman.. It is my birthday this weekend and there is nothing that could have been a better present! Thank you for being such kind and considerate people and for absolutely making my whole day!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Another Layout today

I have been playing with this one all afternoon...I think it is done.. haha
Bug absolutely loves the lemurs in Madagascar and has sent a few pics home... these were the last set of pics..aparently they are pretty friendly!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another layout for Bug

I am being productive today!~! Here is another layout for Bug's mission book
Tia Ko Be Bug

Baobab Trees layout

One of the things that Bug was looking forward to seeing while on his mission was the Baobab trees that are so famous for Madagascar and he finally got to see them this last trip he was on. He sent pictures and I couldn't help but to document it for his book.
Tia Ko Be Bug,

Friday, August 26, 2011

7th Grade

Finished a layout I started the other day for Kassi and her new school clothes and style! Luv ya Kassi

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Finally a letter from Bug!!

Omg...this has been the longest 2 weeks ever...not hearing from Bug is like having my arm cut off!!! hahaha

It was so so worth it though, he just sent home the most amazing letters ever... I am so blessed to have such an amazing son...and feel so unworthy to have him.

you can read his letters on his blog:

Monday, August 22, 2011

School Shopping

I love school shopping....I love to be able to see the kids all dressed up in fun new outfits with a hope of new beginnings so to speak on their faces...I have always been a dork about it and loved watching the kids do a "fashion show" showing off all the new styles they had for the year. This year Kassi has definately spirited a new fashion and showing off her spunky personality. I loved it...I am going to do a scrapbook page today showing off all her new outfits but, here is a couple of my favorites..
Josh won't show off his new clothes but has surprised me this year with a definite new style sporting anything with the color purple!! He also "had to have" this fun new leather jacket! And, yes, we finally found shoes...size 14 is tough to find in a style a 14 year old likes...of course they sport the color purple as well!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I have thought for months what this word or position would finally feel like when I got the news of officially having a license to teach in my career. The day arrived today...I was approved and given a license to teach. cool is this. I am relieved, excited and overwhelmed all at the same time. I don't think that we ever stop learning from one another and it feels so good to be able to meet a goal of something that is important to you. I feel great to have accomplished that goal and look forward to learning more and becoming a better person and teacher. Hopefully I can touch someone else's life in a positive way by doing what I love to do.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Saturday off...

I worked on Monday this past week so got to have today off and it was awesome to be able to finally clean my house and catch up on some laundry. I am not sure why I never get them done on Mondays...haha too much to do during the week.
I found a new blog that I am totally in love with doing some fun hair techniques that I tried out today. I will upload some photos of them once I practice a few more times and feel they are worthy to share..haha my mannican is definately having a fun time today with different kinds of braids and updo's going on.
Kacee called tonight and found a 59 chevy pickup that she wants us to go look at so maybe we will ride over to see it tomorrow. She is getting ready to move into a new apartment...yeah for her, she is doing so good.
Bug wrote a little bit last night to remind us that he is headed out for their 10 day trip through Mada to visit the other missionaries and is very excited to see everyone and see the rest of the island.
Pups are doing pretty good, the runt is still struggling a bit but at least I am not having to get up every 2 hours to feed it now...whew..
Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

New Puppies and letter home from Bug

Yesterday our english bulldog, Mumu, had 3 new puppies and so needless to say we had an adventure all night long taking care of new little ones.. They are adorable, 1 girl and 2 boys. We also got an awesome letter home from Bug with great photos that I have shared on his blog and you can see there. On the right hand side is the link to his mission blog.
Here is babies:

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

fixed the laptop..

So I took my laptop into the computer expert..haha (not) and after he fiddled around with it for 3 days told me that everything was gone and they couldn't help. Next day I took a couple of hours and messed around with it and got all the files back, still not sure how..but they were weird..this morning was doing some researching and found someone else had the same issue so I did what they suggested and now have all the files back just like before and felt so smart for a few minutes....okay maybe only a minute..but hey..fixed so yeah there ya go.

Letters from Bug are getting shorter and shorter, he must be so much more busy with his new AP calling..He is doing amazing still and that is awesome to me.

Summer is flying by and soon the kids will be back to school and hopefully the next 6months will go super fast...

I started my facebook account back up yesterday and did some deleting of people not needed..I think I needed that little pick me up as I feel good about it so far. It is so weird to me how little things let me get all worked up but, I am trying to do better with life and the challenges that we face everyday. I am trying to learn that other people's reactions and actions don't need to affect me unless I let them. Try to be a better person and keep learning from the things that life gives me. I have a lot to learn, but, I am willing to learn and hopeful that I will be a good person and help someone through their day.
Tia Ko Be