Our Royal Family

Our Royal Family

My Boy

My Boy
Age 14

The Countessa

The Countessa
Age 14

The Duchess

The Duchess
Age 13

The Princess

The Princess
Age 11

The Pooch

The Pooch
age 6

Miss Pooch

Miss Pooch
age 2

Monday, July 19, 2010

Getting to know you...and other stuff........

Getting to know YOU

Join in on Getting to Know You Sundays hosted by MannLann5

1. If you had to choose a country to live in besides USA (or the country you live in), which would it be?  I would LOVE to live in Scotland or England.  I've never been to either but I'm a history nut and the amount of history and old castles..... Oh I would be in heaven!

2. Which would be worse, wearing flip flops in the snow or wearing gloves in the summer? Gloves in summer!!  I HATE being hot!

3. Fried or Bake and why? If I'm being totally honest....FRIED!!!  Fried foods are "feel good" foods for me.  I'll take fried chicken over baked chicken any day of the week and twice on Sundays!

4. If you were an entertainment reporter, which celeb would you love to interview and why? Julia Roberts.  I love her personality.  I tink she would be a fun interview.

5. What was your favorite book as a preteen/teenager? I wasn't a reader growing up so I can't think of anything.  I love to read now though........Outlander Series!!!!!!

6. List your top 3 guilty pleasure television shows.  In no particular order.............Real Housewives of New Jersey, Americas Got Talent and Wife Swap.

7. What bumper sticker slogan best describes you/your attitude/your life? "Have a Nice Day!"  said and implied in MANY differnt ways from genuin to extremly sarcastic.

8. If you were to join a circus - what performer would you be?  A clown.  Although I find clowns a little disturbing I would, and do, love to run around and act silly.


In other news.........

I'm officially a college student....again!!  Yeah Me!!!  I have decided, after many months of thought, to return to earn my teaching degree to teach elementary school.

I went to college after high school and earned a degree in Early Childhood Development and worked in that proffesion for 10 years prior to having my twins.  Once they were born I stopped working to focus on raising my family, with the intent to go back and earn my Elementary Teaching Degree once they were in school full time.

Well, then I ended up having two more kids and that plan got set back further.  Now that The Princess is starting kindergarten and will be in school 5 days a week, I deceded now was the time!

Hubby is behind me 100% and I love him all the more for it!!

I start classes August 16..........I'm a bit nervous, but VERY excited!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Homeschool

We are back to our Summer Homeschool schedule after two weeks of illness.  I can't say the kids are super pleased, but I certainly am!

We are well into our Virtual Road Trip across the USA and thought I'd share some info and printables.

Our first state was California.
Here is a State Fact Sheet we have used to learn some basic facts.  This info was gathered from numerous websites and State Flash Cards we have.

We did some copy work using my State Worksheet

We located and colored California on this map

We used this blank map to place state capital, rivers and lakes

We colored the state flag, sate bird and the state flower

We read the books shown below

Stay tuned for our Oregon adventures!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting to know You Sundays........

Getting to know YOU

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1. What is YOUR definition of sexy?  I have to say watching my hubby with my girls.  I love it when he lets them do his hair...hairclips and all.  I also love that he is still wearing the friendship braclets thye made him for Father's Day.........this was their first time making them and they are VERY colorful!

2. Would you rather clean up puke or change a poopy diaper?  After two weeks of the stomach flu going through my house, I politley decline to answer..............I've done my fair share of booth lately!!!

3. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?  Definetly an introvert.  I need alone time daily to simply recharge and regroup myself.

4. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses for a year..which one would you give up? Taste for two reasons...1.I'm not a good eater and find it hard to swallow many foods...vegies, fruit and such.  And 2. I think after a time eating with no sense of taste would make eating boring, therefore I would eat less....my love handles would be very thankful.

5. Cake or Pie? Cake.......White with buttercream frosting!!  MMMMMmmmmmm......

6. If you could play any character on TV (old or current) who would you play?  Gosh, I can't really think of anyone!  I watch mostly reality shows and I certainly don't want to be any of those wack-jobs.  So digging back in my mind I would have to say Paige Matheson from Knots Landing..remember that show??...LOVED it!!!

7. My favorite website is.....? I enjoy Confessions of a Pioneer Women

8. The highlight of my day is....? When all my laundry is done....washed folded AND put away!!  Makes for a happy Mamma!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Follow Me, Chickadee...and other stuff

MannLann5 is hosting a fun friday follow.  Stop by and link up.....and don't forget to follow me, chickadee!!

On the home front, we are ALMOST sick-free.  Hubby is still a bit under the weather, but on the road to recovery.  We will be back to normal business by Monday I'm sure!!

Thanks to all who voted for Corey Powers!!!  Finalist will be announced Monday!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Please VOTE!!!!

I need the assistance of the blogging world at large!  My very good friends son is a finalist in the Sing Like John Mayer contest and he needs your votes!

If he wins he will get a face-to-face meeting with Columbia Record Executives....this is his DREAM!!!!  Please help!

You can go here to vote and look for Corey Powers from Novato CA

Please VOTE

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fever, Diarrhea, vomiting........OH MY!!!!

Yep, our home has been hit by the dreaded stomach flu!!  It started last Tuesday with The Countessa and has slowly, but surely, made it's way through the family.  Currently affecting Daddy and My Boy. 

I love being a mother and all that intails, but I kid you not, I have had my fill of cleaning up bodily fluids!!!!

Hope to be back to regular blogging with the complete recovery of all family members very, very soon!!!!