Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Heart

The heart is an amazing organ, pumping blood and moving it through the body.

The heart is the emotional center of our feelings and we take things there.

Hearts can change and grow or they can harden and be unshakeable.

Our pastor this morning spoke on Roman 12:14-16 and the attitude of the heart. It has really made both Dan and I think about things and reexamine issues in our life. Makes us look at hurts and problems that have been around for 6+ years. I think there is some softening going on with hardened hearts. I'm not getting my hopes up but there has been discussion of things in a new and encouraging way. I'm seeing the hand of God work on both my life and the lives of my family. There is Hope, not that I had given up hope but I had resolved myself to be okay with things that I thought couldn't change.

My heart tonight is full of joy and love. I am excited to see what God has planned for us in the near future. I keep thinking tonight of Jer. 29..."for I know the plans for you, sayeth the Lord...plans to proper you and do well by you!

Thank you God for the way you love us hard hearted people and the way that only you can truly make things change!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thanks Babe!

The kids were stressing me out a little bit this afternoon.

Dan has taken them out for awhile so that I can have a breather! A much needed breather!

Thanks Babe!

Love IT

It being Clearance racks...LOVE THEM!

Today Janea and I went to get her some new shoes and a present for a birthday party she's going to this afternoon.

Well, since we were there I checked out a few's a rundown of what I got Janea:

1 brown hooded sweatshirt zip jacket...$5.00

1 denim jumper with matching shirt...$5.00

black sparkly leggings to wear under jumper(it's short but with leggings will be so cute) $3.00

Purple pajamas--$5.00

and since I looked for me too..
1 button down shirt for work...$3.00

So I got 5 total clothes items and spent a grand total of $21.00. Not too shabby! I love end of season clearance!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Great End to a Busy Week

It's been Spirit week...Monday Pajama Day, Tuesday SuperHero Day, Wednesday Sports Day, Thursday Crazy Day and We finished up the week today with Hat Day! Great fun, cute hats...loved it. Makes for a very fun week but a very long week!

Dan's put in a TON of over time this week and he is working tonight and I was feeling tired and not wanting to cook and I hadn't seen my folks in over a month so I called em up and wanted to know if they wanted to get dinner with me and the kids. Well, they were all over that and they were planning on going to the local BBQ place --Odens--and I said that sounds good so we all went out for dinner together. Such a good time of talking and sharing and hanging out. My dad's arm is getting better and he's got this wicked scar that does funny things when he moves his arm it's kina crazy! My mom's been busy with Drama and picture taking and I am busy so it was nice to share our lives! The kids enjoyed seeing Grandma and Grandpa and we all enjoyed some yummy Food. A great end of the week and I didn't have to cook! I love that!

Thanks Mom and Dad for dinner! I love you!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I am so thankful that God created Sunshine and Light.

Sunshine is wonderful, even the coldest day doesn't seem as cold when the sun in shining. Today was cold with temperatures below 40 degrees, and yet I didn't really need the heater on in my car and my mood was good. I think it all had to do with the sunshine.

We have had sun for several days this week and it has helped me to maintain a more positive outlook on life!

I'm also enjoying that the sun is staying out longer during the day and that when I leave for work in the morning the sun is starting to peek out...guess I'll be needing some new sunglasses soon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Top 5 Today

1. My favorite school lunch! Cheesy Tator Franks...a hotdog split in half with mashed potatoes and cheese on good..I think I ate 4(don't tell the cook)

2. No traffic coming to or going from work...and I didn't have to stop for red lights...major blessing this morning since I was running late!

3. MID WEEK of Spirit Week! We had fun for the first 3 and my favorite day is tomorrow!

4. Penny Wars...most of my kids brought pennies today! Hopefully we can pull out a win!

5. Sunshine and blue skies...still cold but at least it's not gray today!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Can I Get a High Five

Today I was Super Teacher and rocked it in my Super Hero Suit.

I got the mail, the oil change and all in under 30 minutes

I made a fantastic dinner for my family.

I just need to clean the kitchen and then I get an all new episode of LOST...after homework.

Its been a GREAT day!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Weekends are Fabulous

I love the weekend.

I love spending quality time with the whole family.

I enjoy being with my church family.

I enjoy not having a definite schedule and the flexibility that allows.

I 'm soaking up the peacefulness of it all.

It's so wonderful!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I need a HUG!

I had a rough day today.

I'm stressed and tired and ready to just throw in the towel.

I'm feeling overwhelmed by a situation where there is no solution. Everything we try is simply like putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound and hoping it all gets better. Doesn't really work.

I don't like feeling like this

I want answers and strategies and things that will make my classroom run smoother and bring me a little bit of peace.

I also need a naptime option since naptime is becoming passe...that said...I ...

Really just need a HUG...preferably from my husband, but he is at work right now so that will have to wait.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Good Kind of Hard Day

I hate it when my class is crazy and one of my students is having a hard day. I have one little boy currently in my class who is dealing with a lot. We are working with his parents to find out what is going on. Its deeper than simple behaviour issues. It's probably something neurological and we are in the process of diagnosing him. This is a long process, filled with questions, tests, and observations before you can get an answer. There isn't going to be an easy fix with this, and I know this and am working with the family. That we had an observer come in to spend time observing his behaviors. The thing I hate about classroom observers is that often when they come they don't observe the desired behavior because the children put on their "best" know the perfect little angel routine. Well, today that didn't happen. My student was his typical self if not a little bit worse than normal! Made for a really long day but I am relieved because now that this process is occuring maybe we can determine Effective techniques for dealing with him. So it was a Hard Day and yet it was a GOOD day because the issues that I needed looked at were seen! I'm tired and thankful all wrapped up into one.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

So Sweet

My dear hubby gave me my favorite sweets for Valentine's Day. A 2lb. box of See's Candy! Oh so good...he went for the bigger box so I would have plenty to share! YUMMY!!! Thanks Honey! I love you!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Remember When?

Do you remember when you used to get 2 days off in the month of February?

I distinctly remember when we used to get Lincoln's Birthday and Washington's Birthday off. Now we get one holiday for all the President's...President's day.

That's okay...I'll take the day off anyway!

Happy President's Day everyone!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

An Ode to Saturday

Saturday...your a wonderful day!

Your lack of items scheduled allows me to sleep in.

The cartoons on TV keep the children entertained in the early morning hours.

The hours are able to be filled exactly how I choose to fill them.

I get to rest, relax and unwind

Oh how I love you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Why Wednesday?

Explain to me why Wednesday's that I am planning on going to AWANA turn out to be the craziest, most hectic days for me?

I'm exhausted and we have Sparks tonight.

I think their are forces at work that cause little children to be rowdier, more hyper and just little monsters on Wednesdays because they don't want me to be 100% for church tonight.

Well, they aren't going to win...I can take them! And I'll be at AWANA tonight too!

Pendant Giveaway!

A friend of mine started a website for crafting and has a giveway for a cute glass pendant!

Check out the following website and give your imput to win a free pendant!

Happy Entering

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Things that make me go UUUUGHHH!

1. co workers who are hyper sensitive and fly off the deep end when they just need to chill, relax and think about the situation.

2. children who cry and cry and cry when they are in trouble, as if crying loud will make the time out faster.

3. the way my students can whine my name so that it's 5 syllables Mrs. Jonathan, comes out MIIIISSSUUUSSSSS JJJOOONNNNAAATTHHAAANNN! and they don't just say it once its repeated over and over and over until I am ready to SCREAM!

4. the theme song music to Super Mario Bros's annoying when listened too over and over and over.

5. taking a shower and then realizing all the Clean towels are in the dryer and not the cabinet~!

6. cold weather, no sunshine, and snow that is just's like living in a snow globe...

I've been trying to focus on God today and just live in Peace with my creator...but oh it's like things are hitting me on all sides today...I'm ready for bed...not heading there yet but I am so ready!

Perfect Peace

Life can be stressful.

Life can be tiring.

Life can run away when you least expect it too.

My verse for the Day is Isaiah 26:3
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because I trusteth in Thee."

I'm focusing on pleasing God and working to be the best I can be as I focus on Him. I'm not going to let the world or life cause me to be stressed but I am going to focus on the Shepherd to lead and guide me where I need to go.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Feeling Saucy!

Dan and I spent the evening creating a homemade BBQ sauce. It's got quite the kick and is super yummy! Not bad for our first time creating sauce from scratch!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sickness 1 Jaron 0

I took Jaron to the local Urgent Care Clinic this morning. He has had a fever since Thursday and last night he started complaining about his throat hurting. My momma radar went into high alert and so a trip to the doctor was warranted. Well, 2 1/2 hours later we find out that he has Strep Throat. So he will be on an antibotic and hopefully well enough to go to school on Monday.

Janea and I are off the library and to fill his prescription. He's hopefully going to be on the mend now!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winter Wonderland

It was a beautiful day!

The snow falling in large, wet flakes. Sticking to the trees and grass, accumulating and looking so serene.

I took my class out in the snow, it was the perfect snow weather. The weather right at 32 degrees, no wind, just falling wet snow! It was so fun! Even me a beach loving California born girl enjoyed the snow today!

I could enjoy another snow like this one. If I had too.

All in all it was a good day!

Snowy Friday

Another winter storm is working its way across the area.

It's going to snow for most of the day.

Another 2-4 inches are expected.

No snow day but a snowy day.

I guess the groundhog saw it's SHADOW!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

When it Rains it Pours

My kids are trying to outdo one another in stressing me out I think.

Jaron gets the stomach flu, out of school for 2 days goes back, no problems.

I get sick, get over it, all better Back to work...raring to go.

Janea gets the stomach flu, is out of school one day and is feeling yucky but can't bring herself to stay home today, decides to go at the last minute...fine, I hope she's good.

Jaron gets a fever and has to stay home for the afternoon and tomorrow.

Will it never end??? Please say they will get better and stay better... I can't handle this for too long.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Three for Three

Last Wednesday, Jaron came down in the middle of the night with a stomach bug...missed 2 days of school.

Monday, I woke up with a stomach bug, and I missed half a day of school.

Tuesday night, Janea starts with her turn with the stomach bug and is home from school today.

I'm really hoping it is just 3 for 3 and not 4 for 4. I hope Dan doesn't come down with this nastiness. I'm getting really tired of the puking and cleaning up after sick kids and the messes that just seem to multiply when your not feeling good.

I am thankful that someone is home during the day so that when the kids are sick we don't have to take off of work, but I am getting tired of the illness being in my home.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Birthday MOM!

Happy Birthday to my Mom!

We love you very much!

Please don't see you shadow today!