Sunday, December 5, 2010

Walking Trail

I'm so excited about our new walking trail that is going in at school. I wrote a grant for $10,000 hoping to recieve enough to build a walking trail around the Parson Hills playground. We got it! Within weeks the city was out blazing the trail. We won't get asphalt until spring but the progress is so exciting. My school is located in the middle of a high poverty area in Springdale. Most of the families and students use our playground as their park and recreational area. I'm hoping it will help aide in our efforts to engage the parents and commumity in our school!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Belly Pic

So, there it is,a 22 week belly. It's getting much more noticeable and acquiring many more rubs and pats. She has started kicking a lot. More specifically, my bladder. It's a good thing a I have an intern in my classroom this year. There is no way I could avoid running to the bathroom every fifteen minutes. I've been feeling great other than the occassional gagging. NOTE: Avoid eating brocolli and brushing your teeth. I hope all of my pregnancies are as easy as this one. I have been so blessed!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Halloween weekend we spent the weekend with our community group in Branson. We rented a nice cabing that fit all of us. We had so much fun eating, shopping, watching football and playing games. We went down Friday night and had dinner at Pancho Villa, a little mexican food joint. The next day we spent the day at the outlet malls, where we found lots of good buys. Came home for lunch and the boys had grilled burgers and made milkshakes! It was back to the malls after that. Soon we found ourselves at a little hole in the wall bar that would play the game for us. After many games and breakfast the next morning, we were headed home. We love our gang so much!

Night at dinner!

Lot's of good deals!

We brought smores to make at the bar. They were having a Halloween party there that night and some old lady asks "So, what are you guys dressed as, College Coeds?" Too fun! The old people were all getting a little too crazy for our taste so we left soon thereafter.

The crew! (Minus two very missed couples who couldn't join us over the weekend) Blake, Amanda, Seth, Chelsea, Matt and I, Owen, Amy, Jordan, Amber, Billy, Jordan.

Home too soon!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Baby Asa

This past weekend I helped host a shower for a dear friend, Elizabeth. This shower was so special because Asa is already here! At 31 weeks, Asa was born due to some health complications. He was born at 2lbs 14oz. He has been growing like a champ! He's at 3lbs and is breathing all on his own! Mommy is doing great and looking forward to having him home. The shower was hosted at another friends house, Katie. She did an amazing job! The theme was apples! Look here for shower pics:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Her First Tutu

Is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen? That's right...the onsie says "Miss March". One of my good friends, Jordan, made her very first tutu and painted the onsie. She is so talented! What are the odds that she'll be spinning on her toes at 3 months?! Who knows, maybe she'll be inspired!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Baby Hartness

It's a girl! Baby Hartness is growing big and strong! I can hardly believe how fast the pregnancy has gone. I'm going on 21 weeks and feeling awesome! No sickness! Hardly tired! I've been so blessed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Date Night

I came home the other night and Matt had planned a whole evening of fun. He was in the process of making kabobs! YUM! Steak, Bell Pepper, Onion, Mushrooms, and Pineapple slow cooked on a stick! He marinated them in Italian dressing and seasoned them with some garlic powder and Lowrys.

They were delicious!

In the meantime, I began the pumpkin carving! Walmart sales the pumpkin carving kits. It turned out to be really easy.

Unfortunatley,within a couple of days a mega grasshopper had eaten my whole owl. Now stands a pumpkin with a hole in it. GRRR.