Sunday, August 31, 2008

Weekend Fun!

So we spent our weekend enjoying the beautiful weather, spending time together as a family and finding cool new toys online to put pictures into! A great way to end the month of August!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Day in the Life...

My life is so different than what it was a year ago and I like it. Last year I was working, had just moved into a new house with Dan's family and was adjusting to a new school year and situation.
This year, I am looking for a new job, living in a new house with just the 4 of us and adjusting to being at home without the kiddos. It's weird yet productive.

I have gotten more organized! I am getting more organized! I will be more new mantra! I have decided that since I have extra time I can devote more time to making this year of Sparks be the best it can be! I didn't have a great year last year and I am determined to do better! It's nice to have the time to do that!

My dad is my hero again...came and jumped the truck for me and got it going which Dan and I tried to do but couldn't! YEAH DAD!

I did hear back from the school and they requested my transcripts and seemed super positive so I am optimistic...still need official word but I am feeling pretty good about it!

So I am off to tidy the living room and then off to bed for me! The school bus comes early round these parts!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

So Glad its the Weekend

It's been a long week at the Jonathan's! School started this week and we have been dealing with getting up earlier, getting dressed and getting out the front door. The bus stop is just across the street from the house and so it's not a hardship to get to but getting the kiddos out the door can be a hassle.

Jaron had a good week until Friday...then he got sent to the safe seat and buddy room. So we got a note home and he has homework, so that is something to do this weekend. Dan and I went to the grocery store and bought him a surprise but since he hadn't had a good day, we have delayed in giving it too him...hopefully he will earn it next week!

Janea is enjoying being back at school. Her school work looks way to easy for her but hopefully she will continue to enjoy it and not become a problem either!

I am still adjusting to being home all by myself during the day...and then at night with just the kids. I still haven't heard from the school I interviewed at and I am getting anxious. This weekend I will continue to work on finding a new job.

Dan is thinking he may need to find a day job since he is missing the kids and the challenges that go along with them not being at the same school as me!

So life is busy but good. I am thankful for my family and looking forward to everything this school year has ahead of us.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First Day of School

So my kids started school this year. It was hard on me since I don't currently have a job and so I wasn't familar with having them go to school without me. Both came home saying that they had a good day and were looking forward to going back! I also received no calls so that was a blessing too. Hopefully it will be a great year!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Snazzy new Haircut!

I took Janea to get her haircut yesterday. She wanted a shorter more manageable look for starting 3rd grade! So here she was before...

Long, tangly, and a hassle!

And here's the result after:

She reallly liked it...just caught her frowning...

I think it looks fabulous! Really frames her face! She is so ready for school to start next week!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


So my interview went really well yesterday and I left with a really good feeling and they told me they would call me in the next couple of days. I don't do well waiting...I keep checking my phone to see if they have called and I'm going crazy! So I think I will take Janea to get her hair cut and try and stay busy to keep from going nuts!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Acting Weird

Okay...this has to be a boy thing! Jaron lately is refusing to wear a shirt in the house! If we go out he'll wear one but at home it's nothing but underwear and shorts! I put a shirt on him and about 15 minutes later its off again! Boys!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


So Wednesday the 13th I have an interview at 10:30 for a possible preschool position. I would love to know what I will doing this year, and have a position but at the same time there could be quite a few questions that need to be answered. So I am praying for peace, a good interview, a positive response from the school and wisdom to face any challenges that come with a new position.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Countdown to School

Only a week to go and the kids will be back in school...I can't wait! Usually at this time of year I am stressed because I am working on getting my classroom ready...well since I don't have a classroom this year I am going crazy because my kids are on my last nerve! I am ready for school to be in session and us to be on a regular schedule.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Super Wifey to the Rescue...

Yesterday: Dan noticed that our tags were 2 months expired! (Oops, not like we have been dealing with anything else this summer) So I got on the phone yesterday, took care of our Personal Property Taxes, our 2008 assessment, and made an appointment to have the car inspected.

Today: Erin and the kiddos took in the car to be inspected...went to FedEx to print something...we gotta get a new printer! Then we went to the DMV where they issued us new plates, not just stickers! So when I got home I replaced the old with the new...all by myself!

Super Wifey to the Rescue!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Prayer Request

Please pray that I get called for an interview this week. I have several applications out for jobs that I feel would be a good fit for me. I need to find a job and I would love to be on a similar school schedule as my kiddos. Please Pray that I can get a job in their school district! I am trusting in God's Timing but I am also a little anxious.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Toy

Dan had bought this to help him get exercise on the weekends! So far Janea likes using it more than her Daddy!