Thursday, May 26, 2011


I had so much fun in Nashville! It was so strange traveling without my family, but it was also also a welcome treat! Arrione moved to Nashville a year and a half ago and I have been promising her a visit ever since. Arrione's husband, Matt, works in country music and has given Scott and I concert tickets and backstage passes. It was so fun to go to the home of country music and have tour guides who know so much about country music!!! I felt star struck the entire weekend!

Arrione took me on a tour of the mansions of some country stars. This one is Alan Jackson's...

Kenny Chesney's...

Carrie Underwood's....

I also saw Dolly's house and Taylor Swifts loft. Gretchen Wilson drove right past me. I was such a goof! I just get ga ga about my country singers!

One of my favorite parts of the trip was going to the Opry. I saw lots of performers but most notable are Vince Gill and Patty Loveless. It was a blast! (But my camera broke and so no pictures.)

On my last day, Arrione and I went and had lunch at Margaritaville and we finally got some pictures together...

So much fun!!! Now just 2 weeks until our back east trip!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mother's Day

I love celebrating Mother's Day! :)

This year Scott had the kids stay the night at his mom's house on Saturday and we spent the afternoon shopping and having a leaisurly dinner with drinks. The kids came home Sunday morning and made me breakfast and showered me with flowers and homemade cards and gifts. I was such a sucker for the sweet things that the kids wronte in the cards. I teared up. I am such a sap! Then, I went to the salon and got my hair cut and colored and we had some dinner at the Texas Roadhouse. The kids did not fight all day!!! It makes me wish that everyday could be Mother's Day!

I told you that they are the cutest kids ever! :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I may be a tad biased.....

...but my kids are the cutest kids ever!

They make me laugh!!!

For me, it is "Happy to be a Mom Day." I am so blessed!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

We have a preschool graduate!

Laynee's preschool class had a cute performance/party yesterday. The kids had caps on and they were presented with preschool diplomas. Plus they played instruments, sang and even did the chicken dance. Plus, they had a slide show of pictures of the kids throughout the school year. Laynee was so excited!Laynee with her teacher- Mrs. Albert....

Laynee got to ride the school bus a little bit during the time I was student teaching. I never saw her get on the bus as it picked her up at a babysitter's house. So one day she asked me to come take a picture of her getting on the bus. When I told her that I couldn't, she told her babysitter to take a picture for me. So cute! So this is as close as it comes for me....

Laynee went to Copper Basin preschool to receive speech therapy. I am so excited about how much she has learned. She knows all her letters and the sounds that they make. She writes most of them. She knows her numbers and she learned all kinds of other fun things. She made beautiful art projects and even went on field trip to the fire station. She will be entering Kindergarten at a higher academic level than any of the other kids did. And seeing as they are at the top of their classes....I can't wait to see what Kindergarten has ins tore for Laynee. But I will still cry on the first couple of days. She is already saying that she doesn't want to go because she will miss me. But I will miss her more!