Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Yum... Toes...

Monday, November 23, 2009

IMEA Festival

I think it is interesting looking back and starting to realize that I have been participating in the IMEA District III festival since about 1991; meaning we are getting close to 20 year that this has been a part of my life, WOW!!!  It has obviously changed my life for the better and I am glad now that I can share it with my co-workers and more importantly my students!  They did great, I had a record number of 11chosen to perform, so I am very happy with that, here are some pics from the day!
From top to bottom - Ruthie & I chillin' outside rehearsal; My two awesome violists (Daphne & Rebecca); PJHS Orchestra Reps for District III Jr. Orchestra; Unit 5 Staff (Missy, Ruthie, Diane, Chris & Myself)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time Traveler's Wife

They have finally brought back the $1 theater to B-N (thank the lord for us poor people) and I was able to go this weekend with my friend Erin.  We went to see Time Traveler's Wife (which I actually was seeing for the second time,) and I loved it.  It made me cry even the second time!!!  But that is beside the point, here is my point:

In the movie Henry, the lead male, is a time traveler.  When he travels he seems to be drawn back to significant times and/or places in his life.  This made me really think.  Where would I be drawn back to???
Here are some of the places/times I think I might travel to (in no special order):

~McLean County Fair Grounds (the old ones)
~the spillway @ Lake Bloomington
~going through IVF
~the day I picked up my RIF letter from Unit 5 (the same day as a friend's funeral)
~my wedding day
~college graduation
~being in labor with Killian

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Halloween (a little late)

     This year was again tons of fun on Halloween, these holidays are SO much better with kids!  Cohen went as a Dragon (thank you to the Weavers for the costume loan) and Killian was Optimus Prime.  We all went out trick or treating and NyNy came to our house and handed out the candy.  I loved the fact that it fell on a Saturday this year, that part made it even better!

Chad is OLD...

It's official... Chad is OLD (well older than me...)
This year I got him good, I had his mom call and offer to watch the boys so that we could go out for a date night, dinner and a movie.  He totally took the bait and then I invited a bunch of his friends over for beer, pizza and hangin' out at home, something we all need more of:)  Anyway, it went well, Happy Birthday Old Man!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cohen's 1st Haircut

I told you I was playing catch up....

I was trying to hold out as long as possible for Cohen to get his first haircut but the mullet look just wasn't working for him anymore, he did a very nice job and looks very handsome now!

Random Outfit?

Does anyone else ever come home to children dressed in very interesting outfits?

ISU Homecoming

My sister Dana and I!

Amber, my frozen niece                                  Alex, my great nephew

Here are a couple pics from ISU Homecoming Parade.  Let's just say it could have been warmer, but at least it wasn't raining.  (oh, and no comments about the gray hair!)

Brookfield Zoo

Over Labor Day Weekend we went up to Brookfield Zoo with Nicole & Lexi Grueneberg - it was really fun, here are some great pictures for our little day trip! Notice the silly daddy!  Over here on the right!!!

So behind...

I am SO behind.  I was home today with Killian (he had a fever) and was able to upload some pics, so get ready for a ton of blogging in the near future.