Thursday, January 19, 2012

My First Big Seattle Snow!

Okay, I'm from New Mexico. When I was little I remember snow. We would sled. We would tube down very large hills. There was snow. As I grew up, the snow seemed less and less until we got one day of snow a year and then just mud and slush.
This is our current situation.
It's been snowing since Monday. School has been canceled since Tuesday (Monday was a holiday and no school anyway). I haven't been able to go to work because the family I work for has been working from home this week due to the weather (also, it's terrible on the roads!). We are stuck inside. It is still snowing.
It's gorgeous here! I'll never say otherwise. However, that being said, I am getting cabin fever. The girls are cooped up and getting too wild to handle. I have no ideas for what to do with them and their attention spans are non-existent anyway. I will leave this post saying this: I love the snow, but I need it to stop now.
That said, here's a suggestion to keep warm.
Keep warm and have a great day!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Okay, so here I am.

There have been a lot of changes over the past year.  The biggest change was moving my family from New Mexico, where my kids were born, to Seattle, where none of us had been before. I like choosing a place at random and moving, but I had never done it with kids before. I had no job beforehand, no apartment, no experience in such a big city.

We've done okay. I got a job at Starbucks (since I was in Seattle, why not?) and found an apartment. I enrolled Sadie in kindergarten. I am trying to make some changes to our life and blogging will be a part of it, I think. I need an outlet, so I've decided to start here. More to come...

                                                    Here's my girls!

Monday, February 21, 2011

SHIVER-Write ten things about a book (plus one thing you would like to change)

While looking around on the internet I found this little form and decided to use it for a sort of book review. It's called "write ten things about a book (plus one thing you would like to change)".  I got it from the Enchanted Learning website.  It's simple, so I may actually have time to do it!I just finished Shiver by Maggie Steifvater and I really enjoyed it, so I'll start with it.
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
1.  Grace is one of the best female characters I've read about recently.
2.  Sam is one of the best male characters I've read about recently.
3.  The detail involved in describing the woods was impressive.
4.  The plot was unique.
5.  It was often hard to predict what would happen.
6.  There were a lot of relateable  feeling in this book. Reading it brought out a lot of emotions.
7.  Shiver was very easy to read.  Being really busy, I still managed to read it in a reasonable
          amount of time.
8.  I enjoyed the format. Going from Grace's point of view to Sam's point of view made the
          story fun to read.
9.  Keeping the number of characters to a minimum is a great way to help the reader connect
          with the main characters.
10. It was a wonderful relationship.  Seeing it develop and grow was amazing.

One thing I would like to change:  I'm still trying to figure out why the Rachel character existed.  She was in the story a very limited amount and it didn't seem to be a very important role.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Found Some Time!!!

So, it's been a very long time since I've posted anything at all here.  I've been working and going to school and raising by girls and moving (twice!) and a whole long list of other things.  I finally found two seconds to sit down and update my blog.  I'm trying to get life in order and, if all goes according to plan, I'll be moving this summer.  The destination is....Seattle!!  Sadie's starting kindergarten in the fall and I'm hoping to get things figured out so I don't have to move the girls around while they're in school.  I'll be graduating in May with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I've been spending a lot of time with little ones.  Last week I even taught a drawing class!  We drew a lovely seahorse.
 Isn't he cute!  It was my very first time drawing a seahorse, and I think I did pretty well.  

Anyway, moving on.  Sadie and Lena are getting so big.  Lena will be 3 in April and, as I said, Sadie's going to start kindergarten in the fall.  They grow up way too fast!
There are my girls, cute as ever! So this is an initial post that I'm hoping will turn into a continuously posting blogger, but life happens, so I make no promises! 

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Okay.  I'm starting to get a better schedule down at work.  Maybe someday I'll be able to write again.  But until then, I'll leave you with a picture.
I love the summer because the kids can play outside all day long!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I made this adorable collage with the girls at different ages. It also has a funny little coffee quote!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

TV's "Deadliest Catch" Captain Phil Harris Dies - ABC News

TV's "Deadliest Catch" Captain Phil Harris Dies - ABC News
I'm very sad to hear that Phil Harris has died. The Deadliest Catch is one of my favorite shows and I have a tendency to get attached to people on my shows, he was one of them. The show won't be the same without him and fishing won't be the same without him. Rest in peace Phil.