Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Do any of you who faithfully read this and have a blog created know how to insert music in? I would love to include music when I blog, but don't know how!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

10 on Tuesday

1. I have one more post until it's for a super duper post filled with some special things!

2. Is anyone else getting tired of the snow and cold weather??!! We got some light flakes over the weekend with interstates closed, preventing Nana and Pap from visiting us! We haven't seen them since the holidays! A beach vacation is calling our names, I think!!

3. There is nothing like falling asleep on freshly washed sheets (with a body that has relaxed in a bath)...

4. Yesterday was a plan day at school, meaning no kids...and for the first time this year, I felt like I got a TON done! Maybe it was the fact that I spent about 4 hours there on Sunday...which I have tried my hardest not to be spending weekends at work!

5. Someone made the comment to me the other day, "You're a teacher...must be nice to have plan days with no kids, weekends off and three months off during the summer!" I look at that person, explained exactly what a "Plan Day" was, reiterated that weekends aren't really "down time" and then started to give them the low down of summer plans...I think she faced the reality rather quickly!!

6. I think I have mentioned this in previous 10 on Tuesdays, but when did our little girl grow up so fast??!!

7. Had a great early Valentine's Day gift from my two sweethearts---delivered flowers to me at school on Friday...

8. To let my hair grow or cut it short again...that is the question!

9. Why does it seem that laundry NEVER gets caught up??!! I have tried to keep on schedule with one load a day...can only imagine what families with more children do...maybe I could solicit for suggestions...

10. We are taking a family vacation to Canada this summer for about two weeks...after watching the Olympics, extremely EXCITED!!! The Canadian Rockies look absolutely beautiful!! Not to mention that Justin and I are going to try and escape on a little two day get away for our 5-year anniversary while we are up there (which just happens to be on our exact date)!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Winter Olympics 2010

Last year during our annual ski trip, the Canadian relatives gave each of the kids a children's book about the winter olympics. I am not sure who is more excited...Kayin or mommy!! Mommy is planning on encorporating it into the curriculum at school! The Canadians sent out some official gear from up north this year! No doubt in my mind that Kayin will be sitting with her teddy bear and daddy all cozy watching hockey and downhill skiing! (When we were reading the book, she noticed the characters were downhill skiing just like cousins M & G and Uncle C and Grandpa at the ski trip)!!

Our Little Valentine

Kayin sporting her new "duds". This picture truly captures it all! She was so excited to show it off when I explained to her what the t-shirt said!
Aunt Mimi had picked this up for Kayin last year and it was too BIG!! This year, fits PERFECT!!
Packing up the Valentine's day treats for the kids at daycare. She must have a crush on the boys...she wanted to give them TWO boxes of sweethearts!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

They're coming....

I know some of you who read this religiously wonder if I am still around due to the lack of posts the last couple of weeks. Things around the Brinkmeyer househould have been rather chaotic and crazy, but alas, we are ALIVE!! I have a camera full of pictures that need downloading and I am crossing my fingers that I will get that done this afternoon (hoping that Kayin goes down for a nap)! So, stay tuned for the updates!!!