Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

The rain did not go away. But we had fun anyway. It rained off and on, but we had yard olympics and people played ladder ball, horseshoes and cornhole in between rainshowers and later in the rain. It was fun. Chris set up tents on the back deck so you could sit at the table without getting wet. We still got to grill out and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. It was disappointing to not get to use the pool, but there is always another day.

Since some people chilled inside we watched the Braves game and the rain delay on the race. It was fun to catch up with people we hadn't seen in awhile. And there was sooooo much food. I don't think I need to eat this entire week! So, another successful party in my book. And, everything was cleaned up before I went to bed, so no worry the next morning. Amazing what you can get done when you are sober. This was the first year I didn't drink so I was actually productive.

And, you know you are getting older when one of your friends takes out the trash and another asks where the broom is to sweep up grass clippings that have been dragged in. I just had to laugh. Good times.

Yesterday was actually Memorial Day and our friend Erik's birthday. The sun finally decided to come out around 4 so we headed out to the farm in Monroe to do some fishing. Erik, Chris and Jeremiah caught a few and Caroline and I sat on the dock and chatted all afternoon. Jeremiah left to meet his wife for dinner and we went to Chili's with the Neikirk's. It was lots of fun. So all in all, a great weekend. Now I am off to work for the last day until fall, and my last day at my current school. I will not be wearing mascara, because I am sure Iwill cry at some point in the day.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain......

This springs weather has sucked. I never thought I would say this, but I am sick of the rain. Today is our 4th Annual Memorial Day Party. It is overcast and drizzly, and is supposed to rain this afternoon. Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so sick of the rain!!!!!!! So, here is to hoping that it clears up, dries out a little, and we can put 28 people in our yard this afternoon!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

So tomorrow we find out if this baby is a boy or a girl. I am really excited, but kind of scared that we will be those people whose baby has its legs crossed so you can't tell anything. That would be just my luck.

Anyway, I feel like 2:00 tomorrow is forever away. And, I have a list of about 12 million people that I have to notify as soon as I leave the doctors office. I have never been one for mass texts, but his may be one such situation where it may have to happen. Although, there are people on the list who I would rather they hear it from me than read it on their phone.

Today was the last day for our students. We spent half the day watching Animal Farm. What a bizarre movie. Then we had the eighth grade slide show and off they went to Connections. I have never seen 8th graders cry so much! You would have thought that someone had died, or at least lost an appendage, but no. They were just sad that they won't see each other again until August. I mean, it was surreal. These kids who act all tough all year were sobbing and hugging. Five years of teaching, and I don't think I have ever seen that many tears. Maybe not even in the other four years combined. Insane. Needless to say, they pulled themselves together and off they went. Hope they have a wonderful summer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Just wanted to say, the last couple days have included some wonderful times with Friends. Saturday, we went to the Eubanks' to have dinner for Allison's birthday. The food was delicious and the company was wonderful. Allison and Chad are always hysterical. I especially love how Chad always sneaks into the kitchen and turns up the music and after 5 minutes Allison realizes and makes him come turn it back down. I am amazed by his sneakiness, because he manages to turn it up without anyone noticing regularly. And Allison cracks me up because she insists that our baby is going to be a girl. Since the girl name we picked is Kate, she always says, "Well Kate is going to....." or "When Kate comes..." and I have to follow that with "You mean Andrew." She is too funny.

Last night, I walked with Caroline, which was very enjoyable. I feel like we hadn't hung out in forever. It was nice to talk about how excited we are about the school year being over. Caroline and I went back to the house and sat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I love Spring! Then we waiting for our hubbies to get off of work and we all went to dinner. We went to Outback and it was delicious. It was good times. I am excited about going to the lake with them in July, even if it is 2 months away.

On Mother's Day, Chris made me feel special even though I am not a mommy yet. (Week 19 and counting.) He got up and went to Dunkin Donuts and got me two of my favorites, Chocolate filled powdered donuts. YUM!!!! I totally went fat kid on them. Is it really called fat kid when you are pregnant though? Or can I say, I totally went pregnant chic on them. Anyway, he also brought me a potted purple calla lily plant, which was especially sweet because those are what I carried in our wedding. He didn't have to do anything for me, because like I said, not a mom yet, but still he went out of his way to make sure I had something. Just another sign of how lucky I am I guess.