Thursday, April 29, 2010


So there is a second grader at school and I had his brother in my class two years ago. He is a rather spirited boy and I call him “trouble,” affectionately of course. So he calls me trouble as well and yesterday he came over and poked me in the arm and said “hey trouble.” He started to walk away and then remembered something else he had to tell me and proceeded to say “oh and my friend thinks you are cute.” Winning over the hearts of second graders one at a time. . . This my friends is why I teach!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Do you need sunscreen? No I'll be fine. . . Famous last words!

My wonderful parents gave Ryan and I their Twins tickets for Saturday so we could experience Target Field. We had a blast. Here is the outside of the stadium,

The gate we went in

The view from the outfield

The view from the "cheap seats"

Us at the game… Terrible picture, fun game

And my favorite part of the new stadium!

Thanks mom and dad for letting us enjoy the game and for letting Ryan’s knees get the sunburn they deserved!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

and I lived to blog about it!

Confessions of a self proclaimed animal hater!!

1. I saw a mouse in the field we were playing elbow tag in this afternoon, pointed it out to the students and watched as it ran for safety.

2. Student: Mrs. Miller, there is a dead bird, you should pick it up so we can see it better. . .
Mrs. Miller: Um do I even have to answer that?

3. I saw THREE snakes on my run on Sunday and although there may have been some jumping, high knees, and running in the middle of the trail, I DID NOT SCREAM! and I kept running!
(if you know me you know I (strong word coming) HATE snakes and would do just about anything in my power to avoid seeing, hearing, encountering them)

Needless to say, I am still alive and my heart is still beating, a little faster maybe but it is still going!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

And I haven't

even killed it yet! Look at this!
props to my hubby for taking the pictures because I am too lazy to get off the couch right now. . .

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

That's My King

Last weekend at the women's retreat they showed this video and I thought it was powerful and that other people needed to see it. One of my favorite parts is when he says "you can't outlive him and you can't live without him." How true and how powerful!

Also if you are in the mood for some funny kids check this one out. . . they showed this one too :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I went to a women's retreat this weekend at church and painted this. . .

I also put seeds in this. . . but have no idea what it is and how to keep it alive. . . HELP!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


So my class has been working on a poetry unit. In which we imitate poets and try to do things like they do. I was inspired by my kids in my class and the work they were doing so I tried my own poem and illustrated it in my own way and here is what I came up with. Just wanted to share. . .

In case you can’t read it, the poem is
so much depends upon

A girl

Walking down the aisle

With her daddy by her


And tears in their eyes

As her dreams come