Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sweet Sunday

It's been a good Sunday. Today was our Sunday to work the Welcome Center at church. The service was great, the music was awesome and he sermon was really good.
It was about raising kids to have morals, no matter what kind of world they will be growing up in. It was just really good and made sense.
I like sermons like that.
I'm not a big fan of Sunday's. It marks the end of the weekend, which usually has been good, and getting back into the swing of the work week.
So good church services are a good thing. Don't you agree?

The girls were good in church, which in itself makes for a GREAT Sunday. That means that I didn't sweat like crazy (literally) because Kate was crawling all over and Anne was professing to everyone that SHE LOVED JESUS at the top of her lungs, or mimicking handing out communion to the pew-mates. Adam didn't give me 'the look' about them being like I said, it's been a Sweet Sunday
(I thought they were too cute NOT to take pictures of before and after church. :))

~Chat soon!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kate hearts Daddy....

...since Kate was in-utero, she has had a soft spot for Adam. He would talk into my belly and she would either a)calm down or b) perk up, depending on what she was doing first.

When she was a newborn she would instantly quit crying when Adam held her, it was so sweet. Now, she cries when he leaves, when I'm holding her and she wants him, and will run like she has fire in her shorts when she sees him from across the room. It really is endearing. (although, sometimes a little much to handle, I did nurse her for darn near a YEAR! She at times will run from me as if I am contagious!)

There is really something special about a Daddy and his girls!

~chat soon!

Monday, August 24, 2009


So, as you may know...Anne started pre-school last Thursday. She came through with flying colors. I was quite annoyed because she is tight-lipped on the whole ordeal. If we probe her enough she may let loose of some very vague info, otherwise MUM IS THE WORD. Quite irritating!

By Friday morning, I asked her one too many questions, her response was "I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!" eeks! I dropped it.

On her own, Friday evening, over dinner, she takes on a rather inquisitive/studious look. One of us asked what she was doing....

Anne-".....finkin', finkin', finkin',
Me- "Oh yeah, what are you thinking about?"
Anne-"what I don't like about school...."
Me- *room gets fuzzy, starts to spin* "OHHHH?"
Anne-(in her most DRAMATIC drawn out voice.) "THERE IS 'NUFFIN I DON"T LIKE ABOUT SCHOOL."

So there you have it, there you are! I think we have a winner, here, folks!

And the best part? Her teacher reads the love notes I leave on her napkin! (sniff!)

~Chat Soon!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pre-school Pro

Totally candid. I just clicked at the right time. Perfect picture!
New shoes for school
Ready with her lunch box!
Anne's teacher Mrs. Kiessling. Doesn't she just look like L.O.V.E????
Just too much to handle. Fell asleep in the car.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Day one down! The kids were sweet. The whole day was seamless. Makes me wonder just a little what tomorrow may bring.

Oh that's) right, that's the day ANNE goes to SCHOOL. (once again, hurling on the keyboard!)

The pictures are of my classroom, obviously. I knew my mom and sister would like to scope out what it looked like this year.

I have a good feeling about this year.

~Chat soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

....Am I Ready???

So tomorrow is the first day of school-for me. As a teacher, we get just as many butterflies in our tummies around this time as the kids do! Our building was filled today with nervous teachers, trying our best to get everything done before the kids roll in tomorrow morning. The most common question I heard today was "Are you ready?"

I am READY for my class to come. My classroom is ready, the plans are made, the desks are in a row but...
I am nervous. I don't know these kids-at all! Are they going to like me? Am I going to be just the perfect combination of challenging yet realistic? I get so nervous at the very fact that the parents will be dropping off their kids with me tomorrow morning, for me to teach, mold, protect, and's my job, it is my responsibility, I know I am capable, and every year, on this very night, I lay awake, NERVOUS.

Then there is the other thing...
Anne starts preschool on Thursday. I am SCARED OUT OF MY PANTS. Am I ready? NO!
Is she ready? YES! We went to Open House at the school this evening. It was wonderful, a very warm, caring atmosphere. The teacher, as I have mentioned before, is awesome. No worries, really nothing to worry about. Yet, as I type, I could hurl on the keyboard.

I have a sneaky suspicion that this is NEVER going to end. One of my co-workers sent her daughter off to college this weekend and I think is battling waves of emotions-days later.

So if I have calculated right...I will be 100 years old and still NOT BE READY!

~Chat soon!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Say It Aint So!

Well...Today it is official.
The Wedel summer is o.v.e.r! I reported back to the Northwest R-1 School District. I have to say I am sad. We have had the BEST summer. The girls and I did tons of stuff and a whole lot of nothing all at the same time. It was GREAT!

I am looking forward to my new students, Anne's expierences in preschool, and all of the developing that Kate will be it's not ALL bad. :) I just LOVE my chicks, and sometimes wish I could spend ALL the time with them...that's enough of me whining!

~Chat Soon!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


The first and second winery we went to. The little creek was so serene, I really think I belong in the country. The quote was on the wall at The Hermanhof Winery, its not only JUST a great quote its written by MARTIN LUTHER (the original one!)*click on the pictures to get the bigger version.*

HermanHof Winery-stopped for lunch and a little beverage.

Saw the pie shop...I said "I think we Have Time For Pie," so we pulled in. Played checkers while eating pie. The restroom sign was at the Sinclair Station in town, made me wonder who 'approves' these types of things. EEKS!

We stayed at the Lydia Johnson Inn, it was AMAZING. The rooms were comfortable, the breakfast was delicious and the host and hostess, Betty and Chuck were so nice. We are hoping to go back and visit again soon, when we do, we will be checking in again! The phone number is on the sign, if you go, you should stay there too!

Great town, delicious food, wonderful wineries. A great time had by all! Hoping to do it again soon! Thank you mom and dad for taking care of the girls while we were gone!

~Chat Soon!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Buggin' Out!

For the first time since Anne has been born (officially 4 1/2 years, but who is counting?) Adam and I are going on a trip-A.L.O.N.E. We are heading here, for a some winery fun, bed and breakfast luxury, and just some good Ole' R & R.

Don't worry, I packed the camera. ;)

~Chat Soon!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fun With Friends...

We went and spent most of the day with Julie and her gang. It is always so good to see them. All the kids get along so good. They had a great time riding bikes, have a 'porch-nic' (picnic on the porch) and playing in the 'upstairs basement' (the attic playroom).

Thanks for having us guys. You are great friends!

~Chat soon!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Learned Something...

So our 'little' Anne starts real pre-school in a few weeks. She has been in a mothers-day-out- type setting for two years. I know she will do fine, I know it, I know it. (can you tell I'm convincing myself of something...) We are sending her to the preschool at our church. Her teacher is an absolute doll. Just the image that you get when you think of what a preschool teacher should be, so I KNOW she will do great! (gulp!)

Today, the girls went to Debbie's house (our sitter) so that I could go to school and begin getting my classroom ready for the beginning of the year, and get my hair cut. (also a before school preparation-even for the teachers!) After getting my hair cut, and before picking the girls up, I decided it would be a perfect time to go swing through Target for a few school supplies that Anne's teacher requested. Shouldn't take but a few minutes I thought.

I descend on the Back To School aisle of Target and immediately got all sweaty. There must have been 200 mothers there, very harried looking and cranky. Each mother seemed to have 2 if not 4 children that were of pre-pubescent stage chanting...I WANT THIS ONE. I almost passed out. Anne's list consisted of...markers, a binder, some Dixie cups, and Kleenex. The basics for a preschool student. I bet I spent 45 minutes on those few items. As most know, I'm easily distracted, it comes to me honest. That wasn't the problem. I'm also a teacher. If the list specifies DIXIE CUPS-KITCHEN SIZE then, that my friend, is what you get. I spent 7-9 minutes stooped over a display of Dixie cups looking for DIXIE CUPS-KITCHEN SIZE-they had NONE. I got all sweaty AGAIN thinking I didn't want to be "that" mom that the teacher rolls her eyes and says "I wrote it much clearer can I get." After searching each and every Dixie Cup Box I found that ALL boxes of Dixie Cups are labeled BATHROOM SIZE, but that the ounces differ. (that is the difference) VIOLA! We have Dixie Cups! SHEESH!

Now, I know why, the moms in the back to school aisle look like they do.

I learned a very valuable lesson...for every year that we go school shopping in the future. I will do it ALONE and VERY EARLY in the morning.

I know I have said it before I HEART VETERAN MOMMAS!

~Chat Soon!


Who doesn't LOVE a surprise? My sister Susan turned 3-0 a few weeks ago. Susan and Co. planned on coming in this past weekend to visit. Doug put together a party that included family and good friends. It was a blast. If you know us at all, you know that my mom, Susan, and I DON'T like suprises, but don't mind being involved in the act of surprising others! It was a fun time, since I was the one NOT being surprised.

...Although, Susan did have a surpise to share. (I'll let her tell you that one! :) )

~Chat soon!