My husband, my daughter, and my parents with me for graduation!
This picture also taken by Elaine.
Friday, May 30, 2008
My husband, my daughter, and my parents with me for graduation!
I've had a couple full weeks now of not having to come home late from being at class - it's awesome! I've been cooking dinner every night and going for walks with Emma & the neighbors (while Michael cleans up after dinner - thanks honey), and have joined weight watchers with my neighbor. So far I've lost 4.6lbs in these two weeks!
We went out of town for Memorial weekend and took the four wheeler up to the country to play some! Had a great time! My niece had a baby shower that Sunday, too! She is expecting in August, but had her shower this weekend b/c she is in the Marines and her sister is in the Navy and this was the only weekend they were both home before the baby comes. She is still running 6 miles a day - at least she will be until she is 22 weeks along! She is having a little girl, too! More girls everywhere!
I also bought a new camera - no, not a new DSLR, I still use my Canon Rebel (one day I'll get to upgrade) - this is a new point and shoot, but of course still a canon. It's the SD750 and I love it! Great point & shoot camera!!
I bought Miss Emma a new "toy", too!
Yes, that's my daughter on the potty! I bought her a little seat for it - I don't think she's quite ready to go into full blown potty training, but I figure it's not too early to get her used to it! She is very aware these days of when she goes potty in her diaper and tells me "Tee Tee"...and in fact when I sat her on this new potty seat she even went Pee Pee in the Potty! I was very proud!! She was too - and you can tell from the expression on her face! She hasn't gone since, but she sits on it and thinks she is doing something big! Hopefully one of our Christmas presents will be that we don't have to spend any more $$$ on diapers! Wouldn't that be nice??
Oh...other than her potty seat I also bought Miss Emma a spout cover for her bathtub finally!! It works great to keep her from bumping her head on the faucet and you can lift the hat to put in bubbles, too!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
Everyone came back to the house afterwards. We had ordered fajitas for everyone and it was delicious and a lot of food! We still have leftovers for me and Michael to have dinner tomorrow! It was great to visit with everyone and I even got some nice goodies, too!! Cards, money, roses, balloons (that sing), a great smelling candle, stationery set and frame, beautiful wall decoration, and a digital picture frame. I've been wanting one for a long time and Kenny & Elaine bought me a nice one that I am going to take to my office! Thank you again everyone for celebrating with me!!
Now we've got the house cleaned up and made a run to Academy for Michael and are just chilling. I had a headache that was creeping up on me since about noon. It's not put me down, but has been there all day. Emma fell asleep while we were at Academy and when we came home I thought I would take a nap with her, but she decided she didn't want to sleep anymore and that she was hungry. So, I made her some chicken quesadillas from some of our leftovers. She ate them up - she loves quesadillas! Now I think she is getting sleepy again, though so we're going to snuggle on the couch. It is way past her bedtime, but we get to sleep in tomorrow after having to be up at 6:30 on a Saturday!! It was worth it, though - what a wonderful day!!! I am so happy!
Friday, May 16, 2008
So, tomorrow is the day! I have to be on campus at 9:00AM & graduation starts at 10:00AM!! There are less than 30 students getting hooded for their MBA tomorrow I think. I had a copy of the program emailed to me - I'll have to go count them later!! I am so excited!!!!
Afterwards everyone that is going is coming back to our house to visit and have fajitas - oh, speaking of I have to order that this morning!!!
I don't really feel that sigh of relief yet, but my coworker made a good point yesterday that next Tuesday is when it will really hit - when I realize not only do I not have to go to class after work that day, that I don't have to go to class any other day either!!!! I think he is right!!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I have a final at 6:00 and when it's over we (including our professor) are all going over to Willie's Ice House to have a couple of beers to celebrate (hmmm - I wonder if he does that with his undergrads, too)!! I've had most of my classes with a lot of people in this class and about 75% of us in there are graduating on Saturday so we've all got to know one another pretty well. Two of the girls I was closest to have already graduated, though. I still have to buy a scantron before class tonight, too. I have one last one specifically for this final at home, but I couldn't find it so I'll just have to make a stop at the bookstore on my way!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thank goodness we don't have to get up with Emma so much anymore. Every once in a while we do, but recently I think it's been because she just had four new teeth come in.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I had a presentation to give for one of my classes tonight and Thursday night I have a final, but then that's it. No more...ever (unless I go back to finish the few classes I need to sit for the CPA, too)!!
Tonight was quick, too. We had five group presentations and three of them were last week. Tonight there were just two. Ours and one other so as soon as we were done it was over. I got an A in this class. Of course, I only needed to get 57 points out of 100 on this presentation to keep my A so I wasn't too worried about it. We did a kick-ass presentation tonight, though. Everyone really liked it. We had a lot of audience interaction and even a few laughs, which was great for our grade!
I need to finish studying tonight and tomorrow for that last final. I've been studying for it quite a bit already and pretty much know everything for the exam so these last couple of days should be more like a review for me than anything else.
Whew! I am just ready to relax a bit!!!!
I found this at a site I read...it's called the Zoo Keeper. I still think it would take up quite a bit of room and it's about $100 I think, but it's a cute idea.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Ten days ago mother gave me a starter for some Amish Friendship Bread. This weekend it was time to bake it! The recipe called for a large box of vanilla instant pudding, but I only had two small boxes - one of vanilla and the other chocolate. Well, I used my creative license and gave it a try and used both. It turned out so yummy!!!! It was also supposed to be baked in two glass loaf dishes - I only have one and was too impatient to cook one and then wait to cook the other, so I used my square glass dish and it still turned out great!
So, now I have four starters. I am going to keep one, but need to give the other three away. I told my neighbor I would give her one - I typically don't bake I told her and she said the same so I know if I can do it, so can she! I think this time, though I'll be true to the recipe and just use vanilla pudding, though this one was very good!
This is how I got the starter ten days ago!
Friday, May 02, 2008
I thought it was going to storm on us earlier today, but all those dark clouds went away and now it's just overcast out there. I wanted to get outside and take some pictures this weekend so I hope the weather stays alright. We'll see!
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Also, my baby girl is going to be 17 months old on Saturday! WOW! Just about a year and a half old now! She is such a big girl and looks it in her pigtails, too! I've been thinking about all the pictures that I take of her...while they are all online I think I might start picking out my top 50 or even 100 from each year to get printed into books so that we can have hard copies of pictures. I can always have back ups on CDs and Fotki is always dependable and backs up everything, but I just like to sit down and flip through photo books sometimes, too. So, that might be a good project for this summer.
This morning it really looked like it was going to storm. The sky was pretty dark outside my window, but it seems to have all pushed off now...I think we have a higher chance of rain tomorrow, though. I should have gone outside today during lunch to walk since tomorrow it might not be an option. I ended up working through half of lunch so by that time I just decided to get something from downstairs and bring it back up to my desk. After a while going outside during lunch to walk won't be much of a option b/c it is going to be miserably HOT! I need to take advantage of all the good weather days now while it is still bearable to be out there.
We've been outside a lot more at home lately, too. Emma loves to play outside and lately we've been playing with lots of bubbles! It's so cute to hear her say it, too! I need to take a video of her playing in the bubbles!! Now when I go pick her up from the baby sitter's they are usually out in the backyard and she wants to stay and play instead of getting into the car to go home! LOL!
I got a massage today at 1:00 - just a 15 minute chair massage. Every Thursday we can sign up for 15 minute massages - I should have scheduled 2 sessions for today b/c I didn't want it to be over so soon!! The girl who is here now is really good. She's been gone a while and they had a couple fill-ins. One was terrible! I wished I could have taken that visit back!
Well, I've posted enough random thoughts for this May Day! Enjoy your day!