Wednesday, June 29, 2011

State documents

Jeff and I both got paper from the state of Kansas today. One piece of paper brought good news and the other was kind of a bummer.

In case you couldn't tell, the paper on the right is mine and it is my teaching license renewal. The paper on the right was issued to jeff by the kansas highway patrol and is a speeding ticket.


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Monday, June 27, 2011

Daily snapshot June 26, 2011

"coach Ryan" giving his 1st basemen (Allison) advice before the start of the inning


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Covered clothes pins

These are so easy, I got a little carried away!

You need wood clothes pins

Mod podge

A paint brush and some cute paper.

Trace around the clothes pin on the paper and cut to size. Apply mod podge to one side of the clothes pin

the position paper on clothes pin and press firmly.

Give a final coat of mod podge to seal the top.

When dry, sand edges (to remove any over hanging paper) and ink if desired.

I applied magnets to the back for some

And have plans for others as photo board pieces, advent calendar parts, chore chart parts, etc.

Simple and pretty!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011


Daily snapshot June 25

Cat who will sleep anywhere.

Stove that took 5 hours to fix, but we did it on our own :)


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Friday, June 24, 2011

Daily snapshot June 24, 2011

Wearing our leg warmers and ready for t-ball.


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Push like a man

Allison is helping jeff this repair our stove this morning. Had to remove two stripped screws and was having trouble removing the screws. Allison was standing behind him holding the flashlight and telling him to "come on and push like a man."


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Thursday, June 23, 2011


We found a snake behind the pool today. Buster and Jeff killed it.

YouTube Video


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Daily snapshot June 23

Waiting for lunch crums.


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Mobile blogging

Just purchased the Blogpress app for my iPhone and LOVE it! For $2.99 it makes keeping up s blog from you iPhone super easy.

Expect to see a lot more blog posts from me from now on!

Any other cool apps out there I need? Post a comment with your favorite app so I can check it out!


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O.K. it took me a while to figure out (perhaps I should have read tutorials or watched some videos), but once I mastered the whole pinterest and how to pin items to boards boards, I am in LOVE!

There are Many great tutorials and videos out there to teach you how to use pinterest. Google pinterest tutorials or instructions and you will get loads of help.

Basically you request an invitation to pinterest and then you create your account, load the pin it to your bookmarks menu and start pinning. You can create boards for topic you want to accumulate ideas for. The best part is the pins show the picture of the idea you want to keep track of AND the weblink/address where the pin is from is on the board as well! So you can always go back to the idea.

You can also browse other boards people have created and repin the ideas they have found for your own boards.

This is soooo very much better than just bookmarking a site and then forgetting where you marked it!

Here is a link to some of the boards I have created so far!

If you want an invite to pinterest just leave me a comment and I will invite you!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ryan in Hospital

Ryan was put into the hospital on Sunday evening for dehydration and a virus of some sort. He was feeling pretty rotten and had a rough time with the blood draws. By the end of the hospital stay he looked like a pin cushion. Ryan spent Sunday night and Monday night in the hospital getting IV fluids and was able to come home on Tuesday morning. Allison was VERY concerned about her brother and didn't want to leave the hospital at all!

Ryan and the Owassso Rockets Baseball Team on TV!

Ryan's baseball team was featured on the Little Blitzers on Channel 6 on Saturday night!

He is #9 and is shown scoring a run!