Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Listen to Me.....


This has just been one of those weeks for me.  Our lives, since last week actually, have gotten crazy busy.  And this week has been no different.  I've been trying so hard to get my kids to listen to me at home and at school.  It just seems like no one listens to me.  I don't know if it's the sound of my voice, the tone, maybe it's just that my voice is so annoying, no one wants to listen.

Here's the proof.... My husband and I were folding laundry (I know sounds glamorous).  While we were folding, I was talking to him about how I'm tired of no one listening to me and I was getting really frustrated. Then, he asked me which daughter a pair of purple pants belonged to.  I gave him the answer and went on folding.  You'll never believe this....  He asked me again who the pants belonged to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So, I said, "My point has been proven." He was laughing so hard he was crying and then three little ladies scurried into the room because they wanted to know what was happening.  I gave them the low down and then we were all laughing.  It was a great moment, but I'm still waiting for someone to listen to me. ;)

From my brown eyes to yours....

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Photo Dump

Well... spring and maybe a little summer is in the air!  I'm loving it!  Unfortunately, this means less time on the computer because we have softball, swimming, school, church group, and choir.  Well... choir is now over until next school year, so one less thing to run to.  But it's like every night there is something.  I know we chose it, but whew.... I'm a little tuckered out by all of it.  I do miss anyone who reads this little blog of mine.

Our weekend started with a visit to Kings Island.  Our girls LOVE this place.  Even more so now because two of them got new wristbands which open up more rides for them!  This is not good for me since after I get off of them I feel like I have shaken adult syndrome.  I had to go to bed when we got home because my head hurt so bad. I'm so old!

This past week our middle daughter also had first communion pictures. 

She is so beautiful and I'm so excited for her!  She can't wait for this step in her faith journey.
The last picture is what we were doing while waiting for the group shot! hahaha

Our girls also had their last choir performance in church today.  The voices of these children in church is just so sweet and magical.  My mom always told me "He who sings prays twice".  I can't wait for our youngest to start singing in the choir. She needs all the prayers she can get! haha
 She has two more years until that time. :)

Well... that's about all I have for right now.  I guess it wasn't really a photo dump, but I thought more pictures transferred from my phone. Oh well.... until next time my friends....

From my Brown eyes to yours...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016



Through the March Slice of Life challenge, I was able to become great friends with Loralee from This and That .  As I was reading through her SOL from last year, she posted about her son and how he lost his jersey.  They looked for an hour and he finally found it in his drawer. hahaha

This sparked a memory of mine from when I played volleyball in high school.  I'm not sure how many of you play/played sports, but I was into sports from a very young age.  I was stared out in t-ball when I was 5 or 6.  I played for BJ Bears. hahaha  I wish I had my picture online to show you.  I was hooked from then on.  Once I entered 3rd grade, I was able to play basketball, volleyball, and softball.  Volleyball was my favorite. I still love it a lot even though I don't get to play very often.  Anyhoo....

When I was a senior in high school, our number one goal was to win league.  We worked hard. My friend and I used to stay 2 hours after practice just keep working on our skills.  Our coach would kick us out at 11 pm saying, "I have a husband at home". haha Sorry Coach (who I now teach with).  Once the season started, we started winning, and winning and winning.  I was always superstitious, but when you're winning, you become even more superstitious. To the point of..... I got mad at my mom for sewing my knee pad that had a hole in it! She was just trying to be nice.

Back to the uniform that struck this memory.  Because we were winning, when my mom would wash my uniform, she had to hang it up in the same order each time.  I mean the EXACT. SAME. ORDER. I think it was knee pads, bra, shirt, buns (yes.. we wore buns, yikes!). My mom was so sweet to live with my craziness. But... it worked.  For awhile anyway.  We were 9-0 before we lost our first game.  And when the season ended, we were 19-2.  It was an amazing season, but I just wish we would have made our goal to win sectionals or something like that so our season wouldn't have ended. :)  I'll know better when we set goals when I coach.

I still have a few superstitions, but not nearly as bad, when I run in races.  I don't run to win, I run because I love to run, but I'm still superstitious.

Do you have any superstitions?

From my Brown eyes to yours.....

Monday, April 4, 2016

It's Opening Day, Hooray!

Today is opening day! Our Redlegs won! Great start to a hopefully winning season, even if we traded the homerun derby winner and the Cuban missile.

From our brown eyes to yours......

Friday, April 1, 2016

Five For Friday!

Today I'm going to link up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for my Five for Friday. :)

This month I have completed the Two Writing Teachers challenge.  I posted and commented each day except the one I ended up in the Emergency Room.  So embarrassing.... it was during an ETR meeting!  I had to kick everyone out of the room because I felt so awful.
In the end, it was my first of many kidney stone. Oh joy!
The nurse told me I'm now called a "Stonemaker". 
 I've been called lots of things, but that.... has never been one. :)

I was on spring break this week with these little ladies! 
(Better pictures will follow)
We've had a great week together.  It started out pretty rocky, but then I started to feel better.

We celebrated Easter at my sister's house with an egg hunt. Then, we woke up on Easter Sunday and headed to church and brunch with my parents.  A few of my sisters also attended.  I just love being around family. 

We also went to the Cincinnati Zoo one day.  It was a GORGEOUS day!  We had so much fun.  That zoo never disappoints and this summer we are getting HIPPOS!!!!  I can't wait!

These little cheetah cubs were born on March 9th.  They are the cutest little guys ever! I want to just snuggle the heck out of these guys!  Their momma and one of their brothers died, but a nursery dog stepped in as a surrogate and right now they are doing well. 

I posted this FREEBIE over at my first ever blog. It's a teaching one with my friend Em.  Nowadays she does most of the blogging over there, but every once in awhile I surprise her and post something over there. She posts some really great reading and math stuff.
 It's called Curious Firsties if you want to visit! :)
Click on the picture if you want a copy for yourself! :)

I hope you all have an AMAZING week!

From my Brown eyes to yours....