Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another musical family member!

That's my nephew in the striped shirt, singing with the Soundbytes at Carnegie Mellon University. What a musical family we have. It would be wonderful to hear Danny and the Cupcake Princess "jam" a bit........EVERYONE would have a blast! Young people make me smile :D Enjoy!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

My first Principal Appreciation Day

This past week has been a VERY busy and trying week. We're now 1 week out from state testing of all of our kids and I'm one of the testing co-ordinators in our building. There's way too many things to stay up on with all of the secure documents, checking every code assigned to a child (ie. economically disadvantaged, ESL, bilingual, race, special ed, immigrant status, etc.), and assigning correctly every student to the correct test within their specific testing group. At the same time, I've been completing my teacher's yearly evaluations. And of course, Spring Fever has hit the students. LOTS of office referrals! I've been spending about 12 hours a day at school lately. AAAghhh! And then came Principal Appreciation Day, right in the middle of the madness!
Our wonderful staff set up the office for my principal and me to have a lovely, homemade, Mexican lunch. Chicken Mole, rice, beans, chocolate and flan cake, iced was delightful! It's nice to feel appreciated.

Hope someone has appreciated you this week.........

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Sleeping SO soundly this morning. Then continuous thunder noises. Am I waking up back home near Ft. Hood? Wait, I'm in Dallas!

We live about 20 miles from the site. Wow!!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Fun

Look who came for the Easter weekend!

It's become an annual event with our family and friends....egg dying night.

Each year we get together with boiled eggs and an egg dying kit, have an easy meal before hand (usually KFC flavored wings and a tossed salad), eat homemade desserts (brownies, cookies, etc.), listen to music in the background (this time it was Rod Stewart's greatest hits), and do lots of laughing and story telling!
This is Jim and Julie. Julie has ALWAYS been into egg dying, but when Jim came along, he thought it was silly and we had to twist his arm. But he had so much fun the first time that now he asks when we're going to do it each year..........he loves it!
My husband is such a boy.......his goal every year is to make an ugly egg. Above is this year's contribution. We all think it looks like a dinosaur egg.........he calls it a booger egg. Boys!

I just love it when the Cupcake Princess comes home! She baked brownies on Friday night and carrot cake (Big Daddy's favorite!) cupcakes with cream cheese icing on Saturday night. This house is so alive when she's home! Hope your home is full of joy and life this Easter weekend.