Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Pics

I'm finally getting around to posting a couple of pictures from Christmas.

We don't usually dress up very much on Christmas day, but we go to the Lessons and Carols service at church and dress up for that.

And I just had to add a picture of my baby. I'm proud to announce that she has gained 2 oz since coming home 2 weeks ago. I've shortened her name to Mrs. Tiggles, or just plain Tiggles. It's much easier to say than Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, although I do still use her full name sometimes.

I hope you all continue to have a blessed "Holy"day!


Monday, December 29, 2008

The Wit and Wisdom of C.S. Lewis

"There's nothing to beat good freshwater fish

if you eat it when it has been alive half

an hour ago and has come out of the pan

half a minute ago."

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Christmas!

Enjoy this wonderful time of year!

May the Lord bless you this day.


It's all so Conducive!

I was approached by the director of our school play this year to be the costume coordinator for "Anne of Green Gables". I will be in charge of finding costumes for everyone and keeping track of them.

We cast the play right before we went on break, and I'm so excited about the actress we have playing Anne. She's perfect!

I'm so excited! The director is allowing me to have free reign to pick out the costumes. True, I have no budget, but it'll be fun to do anyway!

I'll try to keep you updated as we go along!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Official Announcement

Let me introduce you to Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle!

She arrived in our arms on Thursday afternoon and has endeared herself in everyone's hearts.

When she gets upset she becomes a very prickly ball,

but it usually doesn't take her too long before she goes back into the adorable little house Shannon made for her.

Congratulations to all you who guessed a hedgehog! Now you just have to stop by to see her. ;-)


Friday, December 12, 2008

A bit of thinking

Last night with our "new arrival" showed me that I might not be that calm new mother that I was expecting. I decided not to have the "new arrival" sleep in my room because she's nocturnal, but I found myself waking up and wondering if she was warm. I went to check on her at least twice before I officially got up.

Now I'm at school and really trying to resist the temptation to call Shannon and make sure everything is all right.

Hmmm, this is more nerve-wracking than I thought it would be. :-/


Watch for the official announcement tonight. :-D

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A hint

It's a little girl. She's about eight weeks old. She has a very

friendly personality. Her adorable nose compensates for her prickles

She's just about to wake up.

Any ideas?


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'll let you guess

There will soon be a
new arrival in our house.
Can you guess what (or who) it is?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Well, at least I'm here, even if it is a little late. I still have plenty to be thankful for and didn't want to not write them down.

There are some things that I'm thankful for in different ways.

~My parents. I've talked about them as a group in "family" then I've talked about them individually. But together, I thankful that they had the courage to keep us home and homeschool us. Now if you talked to them about it they would tell you that to them, there had just been no other choice. But I appreciate that they continued through all 12+ years.

~School. I realize I am so blessed to be able to work in a place where I am still working under my father's authority.

~School again. I am thankful for a place that understands that a women's first calling is to be a wife and mother, and they rejoice with those who are. We just found out our P.E. teacher is having a baby in June. That means she'll be about 7 months along by the time we get out of school. Possibly to far along to teach P.E. But the administrators have been nothing but celebratory about the baby. (Now I'm sure they are talking behind closed doors about what to do, but we have heard nothing of it.)

~School again, again. My fellow teachers that I have met and made friends with here. I have met some truly great women of God and am able to be under their tutelege here.

~School again, again, again. The drama department here has been such a blessing. I left college getting ready to teach 3rd grade and thinking I was giving up my desire to be involved in drama. Then the drama director here asked me to help her cast and do the make-up for the play "Alice in Wonderland". What a wonderful (and growing!) experience.

So again, pretend it's last Friday and I have just posted my 5 thankful things in a timely manner. :-D