Monday, November 30, 2009

DIY Night

Fueled by the fact that I have no motivation to do any of the things on my list of things to do I have declared tonight do it yourself night. I started out the night at Walmart getting supplies:
wreath $2
3 boxes of ornaments $9 ($3 each)
Door Hanger $2
Grand Total: $13
(I had the other three boxes of ornaments that we bought last year after Christmas)and then proceeded to make this

and this. . . The jury is still out on this one, I think the idea is cute but mine is kind of lopsided and not cute, I am thinking I will get a foam cone and try again :)
Hmm, what will I think of crafting next. . .

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Done and Done

The last few weeks at the Miller household have been what you might call "organized" chaos. Ryan has been crazy busy at work and every night that I have been at work late he has stayed at work late to just get things done add in a few car troubles and things get fun! This week was especially nuts with conferences and trying to decide on what kind of car to buy. Tuesday Ryan went in to work late and I did not have to be at school until 11:30 so we slept in (until 7:15 which is totally sleeping in for us) and went to test drive a car. We then went out for breakfast and decided to buy a Ford Fusion. So now conferences are done and although we technically have not bought a car yet we have made a decision! We are thankful to be happy, healthy, and surrounded by wonderful families that are able to help us out when we are in a pinch this thanksgiving and always! God is working in our lives and just continues to provide for everything we need. May you trust him this Thanksgiving to provide for all of your needs!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

You're Not Gonna Believe This!

So we started out day at school today with a meeting of all 3-6 graders. We had a Veteran's day presentation where we said the pledge, watched a video and then talked about simple things like what veterans are, why they are important, and why we should thank them. About two minutes before we started the pledge I had a little girl in my fifth grade class come up to me and say "Mrs. Miller, I am not supposed to pledge." I honestly think my jaw hit the floor! I was totally speechless and mumbled something about well do whatever you need to.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! Where in the world does a fifth grader come up with the notion that she does not need to pledge allegiance to the flag of the nation that she lives in and honor the commitment to our freedom and those who keep us free. I know that there is some sort of parent thing behind that but I was seriously appalled and I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of our veterans, thank you to everyone who serves our country in any way, who donates their time, keep us safe, and those who have given their life so that we can have the privileges and freedoms that we have with that said, I proudly pledge allegiance to the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

When You Are A Fifth Grader. . .

Any opportunity to wear something out of the ordinary is exciting! Due to the need to be politically correct we are not allowed to have "Halloween" Parties so we have "Fall Festivals" and this year we were able to have a theme. Due to the fact that my class did not want anyone to feel left out by not having something we chose as a theme we picked 'hat and scarf day' so that all who wanted to participate could. Well here we are: Little did we know that it would start snowing at 12:30 and continue all afternoon throwing off any chance we had at accomplishing ANYTHING! Can you totally tell we are 5th graders?!

The next few weeks are crazy around here including things like deer hunting, conferences, work nights, and of course financial peace university on Tuesday nights!