Saturday, February 12, 2011

Graduation Day

Today is Graduation Day. Thanks to the age of technology I am able to still watch and feel a part of the commencement today, via live web cam. It has been a long road to finish up my teaching degree, but today I can say I have finished. It is a lifelong dream that I have had, since a small child to be a teacher. I have worked in that role all my life, whether as a Junior Kindergarten Teacher, Substitute Teacher or a Mom, but now I actually have the degree to back it up.

I now possess a few degrees....AA in Education from Crafton Hills College, BA in Liberal Arts from Cal State San Bernardino, and Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program-Elementary Education. I am hoping to be able to have my own classroom this Fall, which would be the culmination of all this hard work.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Warm Day in February

A few days ago, we had an unusual day where the temp was 65 degrees!! Being it has been bitterly cold winter, Carlie and I enjoyed the day and went to the beach on base for some fun.
Carlie showing off her awesome ballet skills

Perfect prop for a picture

My little girl is growing up

Love the colors in this picture!

It was wonderful to not have to wear a coat and be able to soak in the warm sun!

Pajama Glam Party

A group of us got together to throw a pajama glam party for Shawn. Shawn has been battling cancer for several years, and we wanted to show her how much we love and support her.
Everyone came in their pjs...glammed up of course, and we had a
great time dipping in the chocolate fountain and watching a movie.

Me with the guest of honor

The yummy chocolate fountain!

The Girls
Kelly, Lynda, Mary, Daysi, Orsi, Sandi, Darlyn, Shawn, Carol, Sharon

Friday, June 4, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Its Been About a Year

I happened upon my blog today, and felt a little guilt, as it has been almost a year since I updated! I must admit FB is so much easier to post on and keep up with! It is almost time for Carlie to have her birthday again, but the title of the post will be "Carlie turns 12"! Where does time go??? I am feeling a little nostalgic for the earlier years where my girls were little....those days are long ago! 17, almost 12, almost 15.....oh my! Here they are, getting so grown up!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Carlie turns 11

Carlie turned 11 on June 18th. She had a drive-in movie theater party with her friends;complete with cardboard cars and a concession stand! It is hard to believe how time has flown! She is still our sweet, happy go lucky little girl! Happy Birthday Carlie Baby!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ashley's 16th Birthday Party

This year for Ashley's 16th birthday, we wanted to do something different and fun. We started at 9 am, got all the girls in their shirts and headed off for Mt. Vernon Inn. We had had a great lunch, and were waited on by colonial waitressess. We then split into 2 teams, the Daffodils and the Daisies! We had a scavenger hunt, through the gift shops, searching for various clues. The Daisies won that hunt! We then went to Old Town Alexandria, and did a scavenger hunt looking for clues from the lives of John Carlyle and George Washington. The Daffodils won that hunt. All the girls received Starbuck gift cards as their prize. We then went for Smoothies, and shopping at Pentagon City Mall. After shopping, we got pizza and headed to Theodore Roosevelt Island for a picnic pizza. The girls had fun posing for pictures, and playing hide and seek. To finish off the day, we went to The Melting Pot for dessert. I had made a topsy turvy cake for Ashley's birthday, but the girls were to stuffed to touch it! All in all it was a Great Day! Ashley and her topsy turvy cake!
Dessert at The Melting Pot!

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Having Fun

Old Town Alexandria

Mt. Vernon Inn

Getting Ready to start our day!