Friday, October 31, 2008

7 Random Things About Me

My friend, Laura, tagged me and I am just now getting around to doing this.  So, here I go . . .


1.  I am TERRIFIED of snakes.  This is not just a little fear, but a debilitating fear.  My husband thinks I need counseling for this.  I cannot even watch snakes on TV.  The thought of a snake makes my heart race.  I do not go into the reptile house at zoos.  At the San Diego Zoo, I waited patiently outside in the heat as Nathan and Kaylee strolled through the air conditioned reptile house.  We have found snakes in our pool, so I make Nathan do a complete walk around of the pool and clean out the skimmers before I will get in. 


2.  I secretly want to be a great runner.  I guess that is not so much a secret now!  I am not an athletic person.  I never have been.  However, in May 2007, I was introduced to and their Couch to 5K running program.  This program is designed to take even a couch potato and teach them to run a 5K in 9 weeks.  Now, I am still not running the full 5K.  I have to walk some.  But, I am doing much better than I ever thought I could.  I need some assistance, though.  There is beginning runners class starting again in January and I think I will ask for that for Christmas.  It is only $90 and you do group runs, they teach you the basics, and you train for a 5K.  Then, when you finish that class, you can move onto training for longer distances. 


3.  In December, I will complete one of my life goals.  I will be graduating with my Master’s Degree in Administration with a 4.0.  I am really excited about the possibility of becoming an assistant principal.  However, I know I must be patient because there are limited job opportunities for these positions. 


4.  I can hear tones that most human beings cannot hear.  I can hear dog whistles.  Seriously.  I used to think everyone could.  I can also hear the little machines people plug in to keep mice and rodents away that emit the high-pitched sound.  And, the mosquito cell phone ring that people over 30 are not supposed to hear.  Yep, my students can’t pull that one on me.  It drives me crazy.  I caught someone with it this week.  The great thing is, it makes my students think that I am under 30.  They can think that all they want. 


5.  I played the flute in middle school and I really enjoyed it.  I didn’t want to be a “band nerd” in high school, so I gave it up.  I REALLY wish I had a flute and could still play.  It is relaxing to me. 


6.  I really want a third child, but fear I will have twins.  Twins run in both of our families.  My friend, Pam, had twins the third time around.  I am not sure I could handle four kiddos!


7.  I am also scared of birds.  I have been “deposited” on several times by birds.  Even at the San Diego Zoo.  I have also been attacked by a few birds.  Too many stories, but they tend to go crazy around me. 


I tag Mom, Kellie, and Mandy.


Sunday, October 05, 2008

It's been awhile . . .

There has been so much going on with the start of school, Kaylee's birthday, and many other activities.  Here are a few things we have been up to . . .
(in no particular order!)

Mommy and Kaylee before the LCS ice cream social

This is what happens when you have a big sister . . .

Do you see the scowl on his face?  This is his new favorite look.  Take something away from him, and you get this look.  Say "No!," and you get this look.  Put him in a dress, and you get this look!

"I may be humiliated, but I can still ham it up for the camera!"  We took him to get his haircut yesterday in Abilene.  I told her just to trim it up a bit.  And, she kept cutting, and kept cutting.  I kept saying, "I think that is enough."  And she kept going!  It is really short, but I think it makes him look older!

Kaylee had been begging Nathan for a swing for a long time.  He finally got around to building the kids ones.  We still have to buy a couple more swings for it, but here they are checking it out the first night.

Don't mess with a man and his remote!

Just hanging out.  Trying to act like Daddy!

Kaylee's first day of school.

Kaylee's fifth birthday.  Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!
We love you!