Thursday, August 28, 2008

Day 4 of challenge..


I believe that I am seeing TV in a different way now. HAHA!! We are still going strong. Do I ever think that we will go without TV again? No!!

Secret project under way...


I always have something going on! What could it be???

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My new class


I've been meaning to say that my class this year has already been a blessing. As a teacher you can always tell from day one what kind of class you are going to have and I can already tell this is going to be A GOOD YEAR!!!

Hump Day


We have managed to leave the TV off since Sunday. What a feat. I'll tell you it hasn't been easy. I think that we are so use to having it on that I didn't realize that we watched it that much. We found ourselves doing less activities together. I know that sounds strange, but there were some shows that we do enjoy watching as a family. All in all we have had more reflection about how we do spend our time on things in this world that aren't important. This challenge has been eye opening!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day one down!!

Well, we made it through the first night of no TV. What did we do? We actually spent more time together, and people that know us already know that we spend a lot if time together. We talked about our day, Steve changed his oil, I had to sew, Lilly and Lee played with Tink and we actually had a good time. We will see what today brings.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Challenge issued..


Our preacher issued a challenge to not watch TV for one week. I already dread tomorrow!!LOL I want to spend more time in God's word but NO TV come on. Steve and I have decided to try and see if we could do it. We've even told the kids we are going to try this. I will definitively be blogging about our progress every night. I have included a list of some things that we will be doing to fill the time.


-study God's word
-call a friend
-study, do your homework
-write an email
-talk to a family member in your home
-catch up on needed sleep - your dreams are far more fascinating than anything you might see on "The Bachelor"
-read something related to a hobby
-research another country online.
-check the news online - reality, not reality TV.
-telephone a relative - see what grandma is up to.
-clean your room or start a home improvement project
-go to a museum
-go to a sporting event
-go for a bike ride
-tell your mother you love her and ask her about her childhood
-listen to often free Chicago Jazz artists like: Orbert Davis and Mark Colby
-watch a foreign film, on the TV :)
-look at your baby pictures and ask your parents about them
-make a movie
-help a family member with homework
-help your parents
-go skiing
-go mountainbiking
-work on a website
-study French
-study how to tell the time in Spanish
-prepare a tasty meal
-volunteer at a local institution i.e. hospital
-go to a quiet field and count stars
-ask a question of your parents
-work in the garden
-listen to a great radio station like NPR (National Public Radio)
-read the newspaper
-do a triathalon
-play bass in a band
-watch an independent film
-go to the library
-visit an historical society
-explore a new neighborhood
-spend time w/your pet
-help a friend
-tell your brother or sister that you love him or her
-go to jazz jam session
-visit a cemetery and read the gravestones
-study your favorite religious book
-write a letter
-write a poem
-draw a picture of a bird
-send a thank you card
-fly a kite
-play in a country band
-bike to work
-go to a sporting event -
-go to a cafe and study
-people watch at the airport
-road trip!
-explore a famous artist
-take an adventure trip


For my friend..hang in there!!

Be Who You Are

One for me



Saturday, August 23, 2008

What a surprise??

We surprised my sister with a big party the day after her bday. We( her husband) decided to do it after the big day. Needless to say she had no clue, but Friday she did tell them that they would eat cold cereal because she didn't cook on her birthday. We love you anyway!!




Did someone surprise you??

My favorite sister!!

Do the BILS have a little race going on??

A proud dad and a great son.

My sister's MIL she is such a sport!!!!

Sweet Little Presley..



Stephanie George ordered this princess onesie for her niece. I know that child is loved!!

Happy Birthday SIL...We love you!!


New Memories



This shirt goes to Linda Collier. She is my dearest friend, and had a mother who loved to sew more than me. I made this piece from an outfit Linda's mom made her when she was younger..we won't say how much younger LOL . She gave it to me for Lilly, but I just couldn't salvage enough of it. So I thought I would incorporate a piece of it into something she can wear any day of the week, and still remember her mom. She is also our Instructional Coordinator and loves to show her school pride! I think the two together will make new memories for her!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A hunting we will go..


Leigh Hillis ordered this cute camo onesie for Baby Bailey. Hope they enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Times are changing..


I have to laugh out loud about a story that Mrs. Susan Grandey told about a pre-k student she has..they were taking a restroom break and he said he might need some help..well she told him just to call her if he needed her...his response was that "I don't have a cell phone"

Sunday, August 10, 2008

SIL Dear


I must send"Get well wishes" to my SIL in Texas. She had her wisdom teeth out and had a hard time. We love you and take care!!

Can you believe it's been 20 years???

Saturday night my 20th reunion was held at Falcon Rest. I didn't go to the tenth, but I am so glad I went to this one. Here are some pics from the people we sat with that night. (Yes that is my sister.) I graduated with my BIL.





My Flower Garden




I love to grow flower, especially roses. Right now I have 31 varieties. My zinnias are in full bloom. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Back to school


I know that I do hate to give up my summer, but I also love to teach. The beginning of the year is so important. Those first day back to school jitters aren't only for the students. Wish me luck, and thank you Dad for my new podium!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The newest Cantrell





What's behind all those Cantrells??We recently added on to our family. Meet TINK a 2 month old mastiff. Want to know what she's going to look like full grown?