Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meal Plan Sunday

Monday: Primavera Ravioli Bake, Brussels sprouts




Friday:  Pizza

Monday, February 17, 2014

Meal Plan Monday

Monday:  Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie, carrots

Tuesday:  Chicken Chinese, rice (Sunbird seasonsings)

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apple Chutney, sweet potatoes

Thursday:  Enchilada Soup, chips

Friday:  Pizza

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm a deliberate tap dance learner

That sounds better than, "I'm a slow tap dance learner," doesn't it?  Here is a short, two measure foot routine that has stumped me!
If you peek in my office window, you'll see me practicing this routine while sitting in my chair, my feet barely touching the floor.  Once I get it in my head, putting it on the floor with tap shoes on will not be a problem!

Luckily for me this one is a little easier . . . .
Same thing with a little tap in between.
Here is a whole dance our class is learning this semester.  The woman you can mostly see in the vidoe is not really doing the dance right; look at the teacher in the front!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Caroline is on the honor roll!

The 6th grade teachers and the PTA put on a nice continental breakfast for the honorees this morning and invited parents to come along as well. 
The principal called each child up to receive a handshake, a certificate, a pencil, and a bumper sticker for the parents' car.
Do you like that Halloween ghost she has on her hairband?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Meal Plan Sunday

Monday:  Slow Cooker French Onion Soup with Cheesy Broiled French Bread


Wednesday:  Cheeseburger potato soup


Friday:  Pizza

Thursday, October 3, 2013

My sweet girl

Thursdays are the day the cleaning ladies come to make our house look sharp.  One of them came to me with a delighted smile on her face and asked if I had a minute to see something.  This is what she found on the desk next to Sophia's bed:
She is my child who put one of her vacation dollars into a tip jar in a small Utah mom-n-pop diner and another time offered some money to the men who delivered our refridgerator. 


Saturday, September 21, 2013

The last daily blog post

I determined to post a picture every day in 2012, then when 2013 rolled around I realized Kevin looked at my blog every week to know what was going on at home (in addition to lots of emails, of course!) so I decided to keep going until his mission was done.

Technically he still has a couple of days, but I won't be here to update, so this is it for now.  Look for occasional updates here and there.

Below you can see what happens when airlines sell their meals for ridiculous prices.  I bring my own food!

Friday, September 20, 2013

I finally got smart about learning little tap routines in class

I'd keep thinking I'm going to practice the routines at home so I can improve faster, then I'd get home and not be able to remember exactly how they went. 

Today I took my camera to class and made a short video of the teacher dancing so I could remember what she did.  If you look at it you'll want to laugh that I couldn't remember such an easy thing, but she covers so much, it's hard to remember everything.  Plus almost everything is new to me so I don't have a frame of reference for new things. 

Here is the first video I ever uploaded to youtube:
Here is a little bit of footwork in a routine the instructor is teaching us:
The teacher is teriffic and I signed up for section II of the classes because I'm having a ball!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sharing the blog love . . . .

I found Iris's blog via a post on another blog a number of months ago.  She's a cute LDS French gal married to a cute LDS American guy living in France. 

She is a photographer and her blog is easy to read (in English AND French, if you are so inclined!) and focuses on organization, family, home, and great photographs.

You can take a look at today's post here, see her cute Parisian apartment here, and see some of her organizing ideas here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013