Friday, September 30, 2011

the start of something....BIG

all summer long, i was blabbing about adam searching for a new office space.
there were headaches, roller coasters, tears, sweat, lots of stuff.
it finally happened.
today, september 30, 2011, treetop enterprises is working at new office.
a beautiful office.
simply amazing.
to think, it started in a dorm room 12 years ago, to a 1200 square foot home, 10 years ago, to the basement of the home we are currently living it's new headquarters.
a dream come true.
i am very proud of my bud, adam!
it has been a wild ride, but he has his own office...WITH A DOOR! :)
if you are reading this, you were in someway invovled with the process i'm sure. either listening to us, putting furniture together, helping paint, listening to us, supporting to us, did i mention listening to us, helping pick out colors or furnishings, listening to us....we couldn't have done it without YOU!
Thanks is NOT enough!
here are some before, during, and after pictures.

conference room before
conference room after
more conference room...apparel wall.\\

bathroom before
bathroom after

adam's office during...

adam's office after.

warehouse before/during

wharehouse before/during
wharehouse after
front office area before/during

front office desk area

hallway after

hallway that includes 5 offices before
one more of the conference room...

because of this new adventure...our landline number is changing and our home will not have internet for a short time.  blog posts will be whenever they can be. (this is addressed to the 1.5 people that read this thing!)
~chat soon!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


so if you know me, you know my laugh.
i do it a lot.
i have had a blooperish type week...

1. teaching a very thought out thematic unit on johnny appleseed this week. it is his birthday week, you know.
i am professing all about johnny appleseed. all the things we are planning on doing this week. building excitement. i start to hear the kids chuckle. just one or two. it was seriously, irritating. i then was quickly reviewing what i had just said. this is what i remembered saying...
'boys and girls do you know who johnny on the spot is? he is a wonderful man that many tall tales were written after. his birthday was on monday. johnny on the spot would have been over 200 years old. amazing. now, who would like to listen to me read all about johnny on the spot.
SERIOUSLY. don't you think my brain would have said. SARA! YOU ARE SAYING JOHNNY ON THE SPOT! NOT JOHNNY APPLESEED? OH NO....

2. my dear sweet coworker, joyce, gave me several caterpillars for observation. she gives them to me each year, and we watch they whole life cycle. simply amazing. these 2nd graders are so cute with observing these types of things. bright eyed, full of awe. it's so cool.
yesterday, i got to school and everyone was buzzing. joyce came in, she, mrs. w do you realize that you had a couple escapees? WHAT?! i said. they got out the top, she says. WHAT? sure enough. I forgot to cinch the net that hangs from the ceiling to provide their habitat for the next few weeks. i currently have one cocoon HANGING from the ceiling tile. NICE. guess, we will have a beautiful monarch loose, once it hatches out.

3. i was talking to michelle today. another teacher walked in, then the cafeteria lady. we were asked if a pumpkin was a fruit or a veggie. all three of us had an opinion. the first grade teacher said...well michelle, go to, it answers everything. i had never heard of so sure enough, we found out a pumpkin is indeed a fruit. some of us were right, some of us weren't. they were most amazed i had never heard of they said, YOU CAN ASK IT ANYTHING. JUST ANYTHING. so i said, ask it if Sara is a freak. Michelle, said, no, we can't ask it that. i said, ASK IT. she did. and guess what? ASK.COM says SARA IS A FREAK! oh my goodness. laughed for an hour.

so there are 3 bloopers for you!
~chat soon!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

i wish...

all dinners could look like this?
adam and the girls organized this a couple sundays ago.
it was romantic and family friendly all in the same breath.
really, try it.
nothing like a checkered table cloth to really ground a person!
not kidding.
~chat soon!
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Monday, September 26, 2011


After a busy, busy weekend, I am hoping to be as peppy and sylish as Anne Clara always seems to be!
Chat soon!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011


It's all I have for today!
But, I think it's good! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

buy one get one!

this is her second pair!
same style different color.
day 2. seamless.
hope it continues!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

look who can see!

here is miss kate.
with her new specs.
hopefully we are on the right track.
i no nothing about glasses. 
she kept them on all night, until bed.
i guess that is a good sign, right?!
Chat soon!

Monday, September 19, 2011

thankful on monday...

after this weekend, i am thankful for...
1. my therapy chair. (of which I have become very close too.)
2. good drugs.
3. dollar red box movies. as dumb as they are.
4. my mommas brownies. (who i haven't told ONE person about)
5. the help.  wasn't the ending i would have liked...but a heck of a book!
6. my cold therapy cooler.  love.
7. folded laundry courtesy of my momma.
8. pretty flowers the chicks gave me.
9. little leftover containers filled with yummy food given to us. (two things were already eaten, so jules and michelle-don't worry, just too good to keep in containers...straight to the belly!)
and finally....very thankful for....
it kept me strong in the weakest of hours! :)
~chat soon!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

what did you do friday?

i got my frozen shoulder thawed.
remember the story i posted a bit ago about having the bum shoulder?
well, it was decided that there was only one fix.
i needed to get it yanked.
without useless details...
i did yesterday.
i was given a wonderful little nerve block to basically paralyze my arm.
and then knocked out.
beautiful, beautiful, sleep.
i woke up and was sent home.
i didn't go straight home, i went to therapy.
it wasn't bad, because i couldn't feel a thing.
i woke up in the middle of the night.
i could feel things.
i said bad words. real bad words.
and went back to sleep.
adam has been a saint.  i really think he missed his calling...he should have been a nurse.
he has been waiting on me hand and foot.
the girls are with my parents.
we have had yummy goodies dropped off.
a friend is coming soon to visit.
it will all be okay.
the drugs they gave me are nice. but make me stupid.
i just started the first part of the dance for the weekend.
pain pill.
1 hour in therapy chair (a contraption that moves my arm around and around)
30 minutes in ice therapy.
physical therapy exercises.

in about an hour it will all start again.
but i lived.
and i am focused to do what i have to do.
so i don't have to use my arm like an old lady.
~chat soon!

in case you are a person that needs to on the video! ;)  i should have waited till today to watch it.  i watched it wednesday. dumb, dumb, dumb!

i didn't watch the whole thing...i only had my shoulder yanked.

Monday, September 12, 2011

the carnival.

so friday was the 2nd annual ccls carnival.
it was fun.
the weather was sketchy.
but it turned out perfect.
we got there.
we realized the carnies were the same.
we started at the games.
they were cute.
faces painted.
pizza eaten.
then the rides.
anne wanted to ride the swings.
the kind that were on a pole and then when the motor started...they flew waaaaay out.
i said it was okay.
she headed to the ride with her friend.
adam said, 'where did anne go?'
me-oh. with friend a. to the swings.
adam-NO WAY!
me-just stop.  she's fine.
adam-NO WAY! he marches to the swings tells the man, not to start the swings, and walks to her.
he pulls her off the swings.
she is NOT HAPPY.
at all.
i'm only slightly emabararssed.
i did some quick disaster cleanup.
explained that we only ride rides that leave the ground at six flags.
quick thinking on my part.
she said okay.
we went on.
kate won a pig.  anne won a stuffed fish.  they each got some kind of weird fake hair clip thing.
it was great.
like i said, not nearly as humerous as last year. (in case you have never heard it....ha!)
but, still just a bit of ride drama.
OH! i nearly forgot.
all 4 of us rode this weird spinny car thing.
all of the sudden we notice the ride is slowing.
the lights went off.  all the rides were stopping, making a weird movie type sound that sounded like reeerrrrwhhhherrrrreeeeerrrrrr....
i got slightly nervous.
holy moly (err...not what i was thinking.)
all the carnies scrambled and started pumping on a smoke stack like thing.
it was up and running in no time. (gulp.)
we got off the ride.
and went back to the games.
a good time had by all.

night view. ;)

can't stand herself she is soooo excited

fun on the merry go round

the sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide.
hero carnie...from last year! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

september 11.

 click on the arrow on the picture to see the video

i always think that each year will be easier.
i won't think about it on the day.
i won't watch tv that day.
and relive the images.
but then, i think, SARA LOUISE how selfish.
the families that are hurting can't turn their backs.
the nation is in this together.
so once again, today, we reflect.
it's been 10 years. i can't believe that.
i remember it like it was 10 days ago.
possibly because it is so permanently etched into our minds.
10 years later,
my prayer is still the same...
may God continue to Bless the United States of America.
~chat soon.

Friday, September 9, 2011

another try...

remember THIS STORY from last year?
tonight was the carnival for ccls.
it wasn't nearly as dramatic as last year.
nearly is the key word.
the generator went out when we were ALL on a ride. 
adam took anne off some of those flying swing things before it started.
she only cried a little.
the hero carni was there from last year.
we all lived.
blew a lot of cash.
and went home giggling about the fun.
pictures to come.
~chat soon!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


how can you  not?
at the MAGIC HOUSE this summer! :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

these boots were made for WALKIN'!

and we are giving diabetes the BOOT! :)
(the motto for our team this year...or at least the current motto)
the time is short.  it's less then a month till the walk.
we have quite a few walkers again this year.
we are needing to pull out the stops to make some moolah!
last year was enormous in the fundraising aspect.
this year, may not be so huge.
but it's a okay. 
every penny counts!
think about supporting our team.
we would be forever grateful!
*thank you to all that have signed up to walk with us...*

last years team.  we went from 4 people in 09 to 30+ in 10! 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

thought for today.

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, the learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honestly, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world in a nice place in which to live.
*Dorthy Law Nolte

I think this poem is amazing and should be issued to every new parent in the hospital.
Why I JUST found it, I don't know.
I am going to print it out and put it somewhere that I can read it ALL.THE.TIME.
Seriously, it's a no brain er. 
Print it out, hang it up, read it.  Let it remind you everyday!  
~chat soon

Friday, September 2, 2011

just stating the facts...folks.

so yesterday, i had to go to the doctor.
i have a bum shoulder.
it's an old injury.  it has flared up this summer.
i religiously saw my chiropractor, and it hasn't gotten better.
it was suggested i see an orthopedic doctor.
i filled out all the paperwork. 
checked all the appropriate boxes. 
showed up early.
all was good.
i was examined.
it was determined that my shoulder is 'frozen'.
i was expecting that.
it isn't moving.
it in fact, is acting as if, it is frozen!
the doctor said.  you are 34?!
i say, um,  yes.
he says. and you're.....drumroll.....diabetic?!
i say, yes.
he says. well, this is a common ailment in MIDDLE AGED WOMEN
and diabetics.
now, i could stomach the middle aged women part.
kind of.
but the diabetic part, i went into orbit.
all kinds of thoughts entered my brain.
after asking a.lo.t. of questions, it turns out that diabetics are prone to frozen shoulder.
but 'regular' people can get it too.
it hit below the belt.
i have not had anything associated with diabetes tagged on me.
except beastly large newborns.  and i am just getting over that wound.
the point of this post.
i think no matter the case, the world needs to be respectful.
respectful to say.  'prone to'. instead of 'caused by'.
respectful to make a person feel less of the cause, and more of a well...i don't know, but that I CAUSED THIS type of feeling.
i made myself known, in a respectful, classy kind of way.
but i'm pretty sure he understood what i was saying.
i have done some research.
figured out that....
20% of people with frozen shoulders are diabetic.
5% aren't.
I'm wondering about the other 75%....are they elephants???
anyway, it is an unknown type of thing.
common in middle aged woman. sometimes in diabetics....sometimes caused by a trauma.
lots of unknowns.
just face the respectful.
no matter what you do.
just do it.
respect. it's a nice thing.
and in closing....since apparently i am currently suffering from a diabetic side effect, consider donating to my cause....jdrf walk for the cure! 
while this deal is just a shoulder, other diabetics are suffering from a lot more!
thank you.
and good night!

~chat soon.
psssst....if you are wanting to walk. GO SIGN UP!  i know a few of you said you would 'sign up' DOITDOITDOIT!