Sunday, December 27, 2009

Keystone, Colorado

The last day Michael had to work so Hannah, Tate, and I sat out for adventure! He went to the playground, attempted a snowman, shopped, rode the buffalo (for the thousandth time), and of course waited for Santa and his two reindeer to come to the village. One night we even made a gingerbread house but, for some reason I can't find them!!

Last week we packed up and went skiing for the week. Tate was an animal! He seriously scared me to death. He LOVED IT. He skied with me for 2 days and 1 day he went to ski school. I loved skiing down to his school to watch him, they were all so cute!! Tate really loved his teacher, Mr. Joe they were partners in crime, haha. Tate seriously loved the lifts. I was thinking that he is a such an easy child. I can't think of very many 3 year olds that would leave their mommy for a day to go with a complete stranger and do something he has never done such as skiing, he loved the height of the lifts, and he loved the cold. He was telling everyone he talked to on the phone that he has a new home now and, someone needs to bring him Sadie and Dolly, haha! We had a ski in and ski out condo which may I say was awesome when a 3 year old is tired.

I know I am late at updating my blog, I will try to have Christmas pictures up soon. Tate had a wonderful Christmas, Thanks to wonderful family and friends!

As Nancy Grace would say, Goodnight Friends, haha!!!!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tooth Pain!

The past couple of days have been a bit painful. I had to have a infected tooth (molar) pulled. It had to be the most pain I have been in in awhile. Lets just say all the people that warned me that it was going to hurt, you were right! I had planned to have this done Thursday and return to work on Friday for parent teacher conferences well, that didn't happen. I have been in bed all day.

While I have been down I watched some amazing movies, Julie and Julia, 4 Christmas's, and My Sisters Keeper, and I am officially caught up on The Young and The Restless. I am about to watch Funny People now. So I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Lesson of the week, when you have mouth pain GO TO THE DOCTOR!

Much Love Courtney

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tates new pictures

Oh, Tate you are so beautiful! I know I said I would have these up a week ago but, better late than never. We took these 3 weeks ago. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baby Jillian Is Here!

Last night we went to the Razorback basketball game. Tate loves the games, the hog not so much.

These are the pictures from Tate's eye on Thanksgiving. After this incident we really didn't take any pictures. Tate was not having it. But, neither would I if a stick went up my eye! Although he was in a really good mood the rest of day.

This picture is from a Fall Feast we had with our students, Tate plays so good with my students. While we were at the party, one of my students dad told me that Tate looked like he came from a gap commercial! Haha!

Last but not least, one of my best friends, Shannon had her beautiful baby. After a couple hours of hard core pushing she decided to come out via c-section. We are so glad you are here, and already love you so much. Congratulations, Lee and Shannon!
Brittany and Jillian

Michael and J

And, the princess herself!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Getting Lazy!

Lately, blogging has not come so easy. I still love reading my daily blogs but keeping up with my own is another story. Not to mention I have new pictures but my camera is in my car and I don't want to stop watching "Raising Sextuplets" (by the way she just had a tummy tuck, me next please).

Thanksgiving was wonderful this year! We spent the whole day traveling all over Northwest Arkansas. Then I ended the night at my BF house going over our Black Friday agenda. Thats right Black Friday, and I had a blast. The alarm went off at 3 and I didn't leave the mall till 5:30 p.m.. My poor Tahoe was crammed full. Back to Thanksgiving, Tate got a new battle womb. While I was at my MIL Tate was chasing her dogs with sticks (sorry MIL I would like to think he wasen't hitting them). He tripped and landed on the stick. He luckily just got the eyebrow and not his eye an inch lower and it would of been bad. I will update with pictures later.

Today I haven't left the house. I have managed to get all the rooms clean, Tate's room rearranged, presents wrapped, and closets cleaned. Oh Yeah, we got our pictures back and they are adorable I will post them tonight too.

Have a good night, Courtney

Friday, November 20, 2009

Random Thoughts!

I have a couple things I wanted to ramble about:

1. My two sister in-laws are boarding a plane in a few hours to go to India to see our other sister, so please keep them in your prayers.

2. Um, It's almost December, ugh!!!!

3. I'm getting so pumped for Black Friday, I love it!!! I think I love watching people more than I do shopping. Yeah, not true love the shopping.

4. I took my Praxis II test last weekend, um it was hard. I think they should of made a special test for me. They should call it, "the test for the girl that hasen't been in school for awhile." And, made it easier! haha.

5. Tate is just like me! He loves oreos (well, only the middle). Then puts them back together and puts them in the oreo package. I use to do this to my brother and he would get so mad, and now my 3 year is doing it to me. Payback, I think so!!!

6. I have got to start running again. I was playing tag with my students, and one proceeded to ask me why I was breathing hard. I replied that I was just getting old! He left it alone after that.

7. We went on a field trip this week with our students to Old Main, we had a freezing BLAST. We ran around all the trees, looked at names on the sidewalks, played hide and seek, and collected items to make a shadow box next week. Since we have school on Monday and Tuesday (really U of A??). Here is a picture of our class. Aren't they adorable?!?! I'm going to miss these kiddos!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! -Court-

Friday, November 13, 2009

Busy, Busy!

This week has flown by. Last week Jace turned 2, he had a fun birthday party at my parents house. After the party I took Tate back behind their house and had a mini photo shoot. He is such a ham. Then yesterday I spent most of the day sleeping and then I woke up with a burst of energy and took all of the fall decorations down and put our christmas tree up along with all of my christmas decor.

I must admit that I am still addicted to ebay. I have such a busy weekend this weekend, I take my Praxis II test Saturday morning at 7:30. Then we have a couple birthday parties this weekend, and of course who could forget opening of gun season, haha!

Off to school, Have a great day!

Monday, November 2, 2009


So, this is a blog with no pictures. I have a few concerns! 1. I am obsessed with Ebay, so bad that I set my timer on my phone and on the microwave to time left of the auction. Is this normal?????? I am new to Ebay, today is the first day to actually win (buy) something! 2. My students caught a snake on the playground today, and I still find myself shaking over the silly thing. Thats right I am scared to death of snakes. 3. Is this weather a tease? Tomorrow is going to snow, just wondering.
Hope everyone is having a great night, have fun watching Dancing with the Stars!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Im so sorry I haven't posted in ONE month, I have been so busy. Tate has been to many play groups, painted pumpkins, birthday parties, and had his first sleep over at our house last night. His friend Addie came over last night and spent the night. I can honestly say that I think I fell asleep before them (I was lying in the bed with them while they watched their movie). I woke up at 11:45 and they were both asleep. Then at 1:00 a.m. I heard the pitter patter of little feet and it was Tate, he said "Addie pushed me off the bed." I went in there to check on the situation and sure enough Addie was spread out all over his bed. It was cute. Tonight he went to our old house to let Tate trick -or-treat it was so good to see our old neighbors!! Tate a little sheriff tonight (the cutest sheriff on the block).

Tate has also made his first 911 phone call this month. He talked to the operator for 5 minutes and she told my mom that she knows a lot about our family now. My mom called me when I got of work and told me the story it was the funniest thing I have heard in a long time. I asked my mom to put Tate on the phone cause I wanted to ask him about it and he said, "I was trying to call you mommy, I wanted to tell you hi." To cute!!!!!! Mom said his face was priceless when she opened the front door to see a police officer standing there. haha!!

Tate and I made cookies Monday night! He is such a big help! haha!!

Tate and Avie! Tate loves that girl. And that is what he calls her "that girl" haha! I think her name might be to close to Addie so he would rather call her "that girl."

I am going to go to bed. I would love to say that I am going to better at posting BUT things are just getting busier by the minute. We have Ashleys birthday, Jaces birthday, I have praxis II test, and 3 puppies to find a home for all this week. Talk to you soon.
By the way does any one want a puppy? The are 1/2 Saint Bernard and 1/2 black lab, adorable but big.