Wednesday, August 18, 2010

High on School

. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 .

Life is so full of decisions about education.  Wanting your offspring to get the best possible mix of education and extra-curriculars can be a complex challenge.  (As in, life's surprises of financial stress take a big toll on the ol' college fund)

 Gman grew up in the charter school system.  I really enjoyed the class size and structure the schools provided.  This year, the first year of high school, I thought it was time for a change.  A big public school with all the bells and whistles--a gifted program, competitive sports teams and the added bonus of being only a few blocks from our house...

Ohhh the excitement, when he was accepted to the program, talked excitedly about playing sports, and walked to and from school.  Ohhh the disappointment, when he hated his classes, decided he didn't care about sports, and walked with evident disdain in his step...

After a lot of prayer, discussion, and even some tears, we have decided to return to his old charter school.  It's a place that just feels like home.  He loves the teachers and staff.  I don't love that he needs to be driven, but 16 is right around the corner (With an entirely new set of worries...)

Here's to hoping for the right decision.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

In Style

. Sunday, August 15, 2010 .

right now?!
I don't really know?  I am not-so-hip :P
There are the things I think should come back in style...

 Yes, tight, little, spiral perms!  A la twisted sister...
my hair was so like this in 1985...
I'd get one again in a minute

Yup!  Just call me farmer shell!
I had a pair of Guess ones

{I toooootally searched all over google for a pic like the ones I had, no such luck}

Booyah!  These I never had...

Don't they rock though?

What about you?  What do you wish would come back in style?
I can't possibly be alone in my lurve for those tight little chemically induced curls...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

This week!

. Thursday, August 12, 2010 .

is h-a-r-d

Gman started high school...crazy talk....crazy hard talk
it's a brand new school, he hardly knows anyone
my heart hurts for him as I think of him getting through all those obstacles of the first week

all of us are trying to get into a routine...crazy hard
the ladies have decided sleep is overrated....really?  really?!

I think I have a failed root canal...ouchie hard
who knew that could happen?  Dr. google told me so
I am definitely paying the dentist's greens fees...

LB has almost potty trained is that hard?
nap time wake-up/her alone in her room behind the gate=her changing herself
yesterday she made a mess--a pooptastic mess
(enough said right?)

how is your week?  here's to hoping the hard parts are OVAH!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Zaaa, Zaaau, Zaaaa-uuumbaaa

. Wednesday, August 11, 2010 .


I took my first Zumba class.  It pretty much went like this

4:30...This should be interesting, gonna get my Latin groove on...

4:45...phew, she shakes her booty a goofy do I look right now...

4:50...this is actually clearing my head and making me sweat...

5:00...I am really getting a workout...I think I may be starting to smell... wonder this is clearing my head, it is crazy hard!... long is this class, whose idea was it to take this anyway... this seriously a 'cool-down' song that is by my hs boyfriend's fav band?!  wait this is a cool down song--thank you Jesus...

5:25....same time next week!?...

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Puddle Jumpers

. Thursday, August 5, 2010 .

Last weekend was the last itty bitty sports for the little blts and can you tell how they were!?

I really love this pic--cah-racks me up :)

We played ball for a bit

then something else caught their eye...

they had
this guys parents were none too pleased with it

but how can ya resist these kind of puddles?!

it was one BIG puddle!
and it's some serious bid-ness
that eventually tuckers you out

but still SOOooo much fun!

Are you a puddle jumper?  What's making you smile this week?


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

that darn journal

. Tuesday, August 3, 2010 .

So I've had some blogger's block lately...
I'm going to finish up my journal posts and try to get more bliggity bloggity juices a flowin'

--My Most Luxurious Purchase--
Does a house count?  I'm on my fourth one?  This one is the best by far!  Or maybe my schmany video camera?  Which I can't find a picture of to save my life, here is one from google images...
and I adore this mac I'm typing away on...

--My Best Feature--
I am going to pick my perennial goofiness

--What Have I Gained--

I love blogging!  Doing this challenge was fun and inspiring--especially meeting the other bloggers that signed up at prenda le stelle--that was groovy!  Shouts all around to those of ya that did it on time :)

Hope you're having a great week!

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