Saturday, December 19, 2009

Yeah snow! We got about 14 inches of snow yesterday!
Ithink we even have more coming! That
is a lot when you live at the top of a mountain with no
one to plow you out! I miss our Iowa City driveway; well sorta.
I don't have to work today because I can't get there! Yeah!
We went sledding with our neighbor Julie and jumped off the sides
of big snow drifts to start our day! It's the perfect day for Adam
to be snowed in and work on his paper. We are on our last cup
of hot cho though. I didn't plan very well........... I'm finally getting
to read my two new books from Vicki. I just finished The Christmas
Jars-which was a great book! I'm about to start on the other. Thanks

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fun times around Christmas!

We had fun at school today making Christmas
crafts in art! It didn't snow here today like it did in Iowa!
That would have been more appropriate for our
day than a sunny 55 degree one!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Joy to the World!

We had fun decorating our tree tonight! Adam did all
the hard work of putting it in the stand and trimming it, and
I got to put the lights on! He even made us hot cho...
Blake helped too in the background while we talked to him
on Skype. Miss everyone already back at home!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The past month...

These are some pictures of all the random fun
we've been having. We spent most of the fourth
with matt and alison and showing our patriotism.
Mimi is the little girl I teach in the picture with me.
We also spent a lot of our fourth with her and her family.
Cupps brought us a real Louisville slugger from their trip
to the factory. It has a cubs logo and and our name engraved.
It's really heavy......I can't believe they hit home runs with
those bats! The top picture is of our trip to Charlotte this past
weekend. We helped Dan and Christa move and got to have
fun(well, I did) spending a gift card i've had since our wedding!
I love the summer and being able to do a lot of fun things. We
are grateful to God for all the things we've been able to do
and for the friends and some family we' ve gotten to see!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Mom- I've been painting! I thought that would

make you proud that I'm actually using my skills

from college. I painted a few Georgia O' Keeffe flowers

for Adam to take with him to Africa for gifts. The

flowers on top are from him and I just thought they

were really pretty so I added them! Hope this inspires

you all to be creative!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hiking Adventures

We went hiking today on a new road called Globe rd. It's a part
of NC we haven't explored yet! We found a snapping turtle on
the first path which Adam is holding and later in the leaves. We
also found a snail and some pretty butterflies! The last picture is
of the side of the hill that we had to climb down to get to the trail
at the bottom. You can barely see it, but it was worth getting down
to see some pretty waterfalls! It was a good day to go out exploring!

Friday, May 22, 2009

School Campout

Last night Mr. Bassett; another teacher from Grace, his wife tracy,

adam and I all took 8 kids camping behind a stream on one of the fifth

graders land. We played wiffleball, football, roasted hot dogs and malos,

learned how to set up tents, how to make a bridge to cross the stream and

told stories. It was a great time. I especailly enjoyed just hanging out with

the kids not in school where we could just have fun!!! Adam and I didn't spend

the night because he had to work today, but I think they were pretty crowded

the way it was!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mad Hatter Bridal Shower

Amanda's getting married! She's the one with the flower hat!
We had a shower for her today and all had to wear fun hats.
Meghann luckily loaned claire and I hats so we fit right in! These
are also some yummy cupcakes I made for the party! Good
girls time!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Finally we had a nice day in boone! we went on a
HARD, but good for us and fun bike ride, did some
shopping with my girlfriends for a bridal shower tomorrow,
listened to the cubbies heart wrenching game(which they came
out victorious-i hope you were watching), and just enjoyed all
the sunshine that we had! here's just a few pics of us being goofy
and our pretty sunset we had! sorry i haven't posted in
forever-i'm not good at taking pictures!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Our Friend Ethan...

Last Saturday we got to hang out with our friend Ethan!
We made pancakes(which are his favorite), roasted mallos,
played fishing boat and baseball all before 1 in the afternoon.
He's a sweet and very smart three year old! We hope
to play again soon!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Why is it still cold...?

I'm ready for spring!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A little about me

Just thought this would be fun!

8 favorite TV shows:
1. CSI Miami- only the miami one-even though Horatio isn't the best actor, ha!
2. Law and Order SVU- only SVU-i guess i just get attatched to certain actors and don't want them to change
3. Biggest Loser-inspiring to be healthy myself
4. Friends re-runs
5. Bear Grylls-did anyone see him eat the trantula last night?-oh my...
6. any football or baseball game-seriously any game, i like the two sports that much
7. Any other sporting event- i seriously watched the Australian Open last week because there wasn't any football on!
8. The Office-how could i almost forget

8 favorite restaurants:this is hard, i love food!
1. Panera- i received 40 dollars in gift cards there for Christmas and it's already spent- i have a problem...
2. mellow mushroom in boone-best pizza that's not from chicago
3. Texas Roadhouse
4. jimmy johns
5. famous daves-i hate bbq down south compared to the daves!
6. el ranchero-yummy and cheap mexican!
7. mountain house-for breakfast it's the best place in boone
8. giordanos-pizza in chicago

8 things that happened today:
1. i taught 6th grade math
2. i taught 7th and 8th grade art
3. it snowed about two inches-walked down to get the mail and be outside in the pretty snow!
4. took a long nap-i was so tired from school yesterday-fun but tiring week so far
5. made chef salads for dinner
6. cleaned
7. watched the express with adam
8. ate too many m&m's -frustrated that i couldn't get to the gym to workout

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. perfectly warm summer days in boone
2. being able to spend summer nights outside playing, running, hiking, eating
3. seeing my family again
4. seeing my kids at school-i love my job
5. spending time with amanda this week
6. going to the beach again someday
7. cubs opening day in april
8. going to heaven

8 things on my Wishlist:
1. furniture for our house
2. for many family members to come to know the Lord
3. to be married to adam till we are both OLD!
4. to have three or four kids-not now
5. for my hair to grow out more and get a better cut
6. to become a great cook
7. for adam's ribs to get better-he broke them playing FLAG football
8. to be able to travel to see everyone i love whenever i wanted!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Winter Hiking

Hiking with Dan and Christa was very cold and fun! There's not much to do in Boone when it's cold so we took up an outdoor activity anway. The streams were all half frozen which made parts of the trail interesting-but exciting! We also went to woodlands(saw franklin and his fam), made yummy cookies, the boys played football and we had fun talking about all her wedding plans. What a great relaxing weekend with some good friends. Can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our New Curtains!

So we needed some curtains to help keep our house WARM so we finally got some! I can tell that they are helping already. It also makes our place more homey! Adam put them up and he's also making a funny face for you all!