Friday, December 17, 2010


The past month, I've been a long term sub at two elementary schools. This is a huge change for me, and it's definitely taken some adjusting to. I am within a year's time of finishing my Masters, which is another thing I am adjusting to. The pay off of being full time ever since I started is that I'll have it soon. A big question looms in my mind though. Do I want to stay in SPED? Or not? My mind turns to a lot of different possibilities. Stay tuned!

On another note, my mom's still in the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 24 "Leaf"

Due to some unexpected events, project 365 has been on hold (obviously). I hope to start it up again tomorrow, posting 2-3 pictures a day until I'm caught up!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 23 "Happy Birthday Hubby!"

Happy Birthday to...
The best "dad"

The best "comedian"

The most handsome "explorer"


I love you sweetie!
p.s. You will always be older than me ;)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

That Special Zen...

For about a month or so, my new "phase" as Gretch likes to call it has really helped me sort out my head about things going on in my life. The phase, otherwise known as woodworking, is something that, if you know my Dad in Law, should come quite naturally to me. There is something special about crafting something out of raw material. I feel that I am doing something I am meant to do--not for a career, money, or anything else, but for the sheer enjoyment of doing something with my hands. So anyways, I thought I'd just write a little snippet for those curious about our goings on. Happy Browsing!

Day 16 "Purple Wildflower II"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Project 365: Day 1 "Cat + Plastic Bag"

I've always thought about taking a photo a day for our blog. Now that I have an awesome camera there's no reason I shouldn't be doing this. Apparently a lot of people are on the band-wagon already: I am also in the process of setting up a Wix site for my photos, we'll see how long that takes!
I'm excited... are you?

Isn't he charming?

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Quote

How do geese know
when to fly to the sun?
Who tells them the seasons?
How do we, humans, know
when it is time to move on?
As with the migrant birds,
so surely with us, there is a
voice within, if only we
would listen to it, that tells
us so certainly when to go
forth into the unknown.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Monday, September 13, 2010

Where and How the Cats Sleep

"Oh, these were the clean shirts... my bad."

"Trust me, it's like sleeping on a cloud."

"If I could just reach it..."

"Super Cat"

"I think I overdosed on the cat-nip."

"I love my brother."

"Under no circumstances were you to wake me up."

"Well, this is embarrassing."

"What do you mean the basket's too small?"

"You better not be using a flash."

"This bowl is here for me to sleep in right?"

"Oh, it's for decoration? I don't care."

"I was told this wouldn't be on the blog."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Baked Apple Donuts

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups finely chopped, unpeeled apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Grease two 12 count muffin tins.
Mix together flour, salt, and baking soda.
Beat shortening with mixer for 30 seconds.
Gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar about 1/4 cup at a time, beating until well-combined.
Beat for 2 minutes.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Alternate adding buttermilk and flour mixture to shortening mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.
Fold in apples.
Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, filling 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until dark golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
In small bowl combine the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.
Remove muffins from muffin cups carefully (while still warm) and roll in sugar mixture.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

What I've been up too.... (DJ)

1. Looking for work.
2. Doing homework for grad school--got a full load this semester.
3. Learning how to build stuff (means reading a lot of repair manuals and tool books).
4. Figuring out how to pass a certain test and studying for said test.
5. Severely missing my old classroom.
6. Getting teaching licenses for other states (primarily Colorado).
7. Really enjoying Fellowship Bible Church.
8. Contemplating running.
9. Organizing the garage.
10. Learning how to live one day at a time.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Still Here

We're still here.
Neither one of us has felt like blogging lately.
Maybe the blog bug will kick in once the weather cools off.
Maybe sooner... who knows.

Hope you're all doing well and staying COOL.
-D & G

p.s. I think it's time to go back to the beach.

Monday, July 12, 2010