These random iPhone photos are dark, blurry, and untouched,
but they capture everyday moments from the last couple weeks.
Hadley looked cool in her sunglasses:
Grandma Barbara gave Hadley this chair for Christmas.
When Savannah sits in Hadley's chair, Hadley says, "It's my chair:"
Last week Savannah did extra chores in order to earn money for youth missions:
Savannah was excited to give $5 of her chore money to church:
While Savannah was at gymnastics, Hadley and I visited the fountain outside:
Hadley looked adorable wearing her butterfly headband at Home Depot:
Harper and Savannah at church yesterday:
Yesterday was Savannah's 8th birthday. It was sunny, beautiful and 83 degrees. Our family ate ice cream outside at Dairy Queen to celebrate Savannah's birthday and enjoy the lovely weather:
I ate lunch with Savannah in the school cafeteria today. Savannah was excited to pass out cupcakes to her classmates:
I bought this swimsuit and cover-up from Land's End for our trip to Australia. I'm happy that I finally found a flattering suit for the beach and pool:
It has been 9 years since I had Lasik eye surgery in January 2008 to correct my near-sightedness. After wearing glasses for 25 years, it was a dream come true to have Lasik . I'm 40 years old, and I'm thankful that I don't need reading glasses (yet):
I am celebrating my 18th anniversary in NC! In February 1999, I packed up my car and moved 900 miles from IL to NC to start my teaching career. I only knew one family when I moved to NC. Over the last 18 years, I have taught at 4 different schools in the same district. From 1999-2007, I taught 7th grade language arts. Over the last 10 years, I have worked as an elementary teacher-librarian. During the last 18 years, I have earned my master's degree and National Board certification, and my salary has more than tripled. I am thankful that I've had a stable and somewhat successful career for the last 18 years, and I am ready to start my 19th year of teaching!