Tuesday, July 6, 2010


We had the opportunity to spend Fourth of July weekend with our great friends the McClintocks. I will post more pics later, but I thought I would share this little video. (I apologize in advance to those who suffer from motion sickness or have no desire to see video of my fingers.) We all agreed to keep our visit a secret from Lexi. Here she is getting her surprise!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Such a Blessing

Most of you have heard me sing the praises of Paige's 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Hancock. Being a military wife, she was exactly what Paige needed while Den was deployed. Her daughter, Caroline also ended up becoming one of Summer's besties.

What I haven't talked about is the rest of Paige's class. Maybe I'm a little biased, but I think they were probably the best 4th grade class in the school. Almost the entire class made the honor roll every quarter. They all got along, they were supportive and encouraging of each other, and were all a pleasure to be around.

At the end of the year, Mrs. Hancock sent out the nicest poem with a picture of the class and I just felt like I needed to share it...

I've worked with your flower,
And helped it to grow.
I'm returning it now,
But I want you to know...
This flower is precious
As dear as can be.
Love it...take care of it
And you will see
A bright new bloom
with everyday...
It grows in such a special way.
In September...a bud, Midterm...half-bloom;
Now...a lovely blossom
Comes home to you in June.
Remember this flower
As dear as can be,
Though rightfully yours...
Part...belongs to me!

I Have Not, Actually Fallen Off The Face Of The Earth

I am a bad, bad blogger. Other than quick posts about my birthday and Paige's, I haven't blogged in over a month. I've been exploring Tampa with the girls and trying to finish up my two classes. For those of you who care about that sort of thing, I did finish, but with less than satisfactory B's in both. Unfortunately there are more distractions to my studies than I would like. That being said, I am thoroughly planning on enjoying my week off before the next one starts.

I wish I had more to say about Den, other than he is doing well. He works long hours in a building that I can not go in, doing a job that he can not tell me anything about, and works with people who I will most likely never meet. What can I say, it is what it is.

The girls are I are thoroughly enjoying our extended vacation. We have been all over Tampa and then some. The girls and I spend a lot of time at the apartment complex we are staying in's pool. We go it on our own during the week and the weekends have been passing by in a blur of family fun, which, since it is raining buckets today, I may actually got up here on the blog.

Our next adventure is taking us to Eglin AFB to see the McClintocks for the Fourth of July. I am especially looking forward to it. They are great friends and the girls, especially Paige, are beside themselves with excitement about seeing Lexi before they head back west to Colorado.

That's all for now. I am going to go and feed the girlies and try and come up with something we can do in the rain!