Tuesday, May 31, 2011

~ Project 365 - Day 151 ~

We will not forget today ~ 44 buses ~ 88 damaged tires.

Prank ~ Not So Funny

What a way to wake up ????

No school buses this morning.

My children don't ride the bus but a lot of other students do for our whole school district. It's sad that someone or more than one person I'm sure pulled a prank for parents and students this morning. I know by the time they found the problem a lot of students probably didn't have a way when lots of parents work. I remember pulling a prank at the end of school but nothing that would hurt anyone or anything.

This article is from the local newspaper the Nevada Appeal. I only pray that they find out who did this. No one got hurt but it sure caused a lot of headaches , money & students not getting to attend school. I also know that some classes have a lot of field trips planned at the end of the year. Hoping no ones got messed up.

School district transportation workers along with help from Les Schwab tires have scrambled this morning to get buses ready for midday and afternoon pickups after discovering this morning that vandals flattened the front tires on every bus in the fleet.

Janet Lyda, administrative office specialist with the school district's transportation department, said buses will be running routes for pickups beginning at 11 a.m.

Every bus in the Carson City School District's fleet had the tires flattened sometime over the long holiday weekend, making it impossible for morning bus stop pickups, said Lyda, administrative office specialist with the school district's transportation department.

The department maintains 44 buses to service the city's 11 schools from kindergarten through high school.

School District Safety Services Manager Kevin Curnes said that while some of the tires were only flattened, others had either missing or damaged valve cords and valve stems.

There is some concern that this may have been a prank from the senior class.

"Well if they are seniors, they aren't graduating," said Curnes.

He said he was grateful for the help from Les Schwab.

"They're great people. They support us," he said.


Monday, May 30, 2011

~ Project 365 - Day 150 ~

Jennifer looking at the birds , so very into them.
We stopped by Petco just to see the aminals. I had to run a errand close by.

Happy Memorial Day


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy List Saturday ~ A Little Late

A Big Yay for my sweet friend Natasha for starting this Happy List Saturday. I know that looking at what all makes you happy can give you just that extra boost. So I'm writing down what has made me happy this past week.

Wow I wanted to get this done sooner but well you know you never know what's going to happen. I had a tough week and been in sort of a mood lately. So last night my daughter Jennifer ended up being sick but is better today. That makes me Happy !!

The school that my children attend is not the school we are zoned for so every year we have to apply again. Last year was terrible and we didn't find out til the day before school started. Well I love that school and it runs year round. We all love it !! So Wednesday when I had to be at the school I found out we made it !! The principal told me herself. So I was def HAPPY !!!

Well that's all I have hoping you have a wonderful Holiday tomorrow.


~ Project 365 - Day 149 ~

Fudgy Peanut Butter Bars
These are for Jared's Birthday this evening. He loves Peanut Butter and Chocolate.
I can't wait oh sooooooooooooooo Yummy !!!!!!
Even if I did make them , Lol.

Wow ......... 21 Today !!

Happy Birthday to my Stepson Jared !!!!!

Wishing you a Happy Day !!!!

I know we don't always agree but never forget we love you !!!

Happy Birthday Jared !!!


Remembering ........

It's Memorial Day weekend and if I was in Ohio I would be going to the cemetery. I always loved planting flowers and such.
This past week my sister called me told me she was going to plant. I asked her could you send me a picture when your finished ? She said sure I can.
I miss being able to go there and help. My Grandparents took care of there church cemetery for many years. I learned a lot of respect from them.

My Dad's grave ~ Well our parents my Mom is still alive.

My Grandparents on my Mom's side.

Beautiful just as they all were.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

~ Project 365 - Day 148 ~

Ridge on a Pogo Stick.
Today there was a flea market not far from our home. Ridge and I decided to go see if they had anything good. I love looking anyway. Well we found a Pogo Stick. I remember when I used to have one. So much fun , Ridge was just so happy. About a half hr after we were home Ridge was getting to be brave with the neighbor kids.
Just lots of fun and smiles. :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

~ Project 365 - Day 147 ~

A beautiful poppy for Memorial Day Weekend.

Five Minute Friday ~ On Forgetting

I found this blog hop & thought I would join in. Sometimes it seems like all I have is Five minutes.

Five minutes to just write, and not worry if it’s just right or not. Kind of like how the rest of my life is at the moment.

Want to join me?

1. Write for only five minutes.
2. Link up by clicking on the button.
3. Go leave some comment love for the five minutes
who linked up before you.

It’s great , give it a try and see. Here is the topic ~

On Forgetting

GO .......

I have a pretty good memory. I can remember lots from my very early childhood. I never want to forget so many things. Even with all the good things and all the bad times /sad times of this life.

I don't wanta forget the first time I rode a bike , went to school , went to a school dance , moved out of my parents home , became a Mommy , got married I could go on forever.

I also don't wanta forget my first car accident , when my Father died , when I miscarried three precious babies , when my Grandparents died , when I moved from Ohio to Nevada once again I could go on and on.

Most of all I never want to forget how much God loves me. How he is there for me 24 hrs a day. Even with all the happy times & sad times I never want to forget anything. Why ?????? because there was love with everything. God blessed me with this life and I don't wanta forget a moment of it.


My five minutes for today.
OK, your turn – show me what you’ve got.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

~ Project365 - Day 146 ~

My children's school , a huge part of our life.
We all our so happy here , even with the ups and downs that a day can bring.
Lots of memories made here everyday.

A Simple Quote

I found this quote today and fell in love with it. I have heard part of it before but it so made me stop and think.

‎"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same."
— Flavia Weedn

I miss so many people in my life and everyday I wake up and think of how much each and everyone has changed me. I remember I'm so very blessed by each and everyone that is still here with me or in Heaven.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

~ Project 365 - Day 145 ~

The flower bed at our apartments. So pretty , kids helped plant the flowers.

School Issues & Praying

Lately things have been frustrating , Home and school. So much going on.

Yesterday I had to go to school a bit early to talk to Thaniqua's teacher , one of the girls Thaniqua has to do a report with isn't helping. So Thaniqua and I got things all worked out. Yay !!

Then I went out front of the school to get Ridge. He told me I have got something to tell you. He always does so I wasn't to worried. On the way home he told me what happened ??????? I could hardly believe what he said. If you have read my blog for a while Ridge has had a hard year with his teacher. We have prayed and grades are still good it's just her social issue as a teacher.

Yesterday really got to me. A boy in Ridge's class was not doing his work. Ridge told me the teacher asked him to get busy a few times. Well after asking and asking ..... she got upset and called him a smartass. Ridge and some of the other children heard what was said. Ridge said to the teacher , Now was that the right thing to do or say ?? Ridge knew it was wrong. The teacher went back to her desk and then a couple hrs later she said she was sorry to the boy that she called a name.

Paul and I had had a long discussion w/ Ridge. This morning I went to school with the children. I talked to Thaniqua's teacher and so did Ridge. She wrote everything down and then took it to the office. I don't know what will happen but I hope that they talk to her. I hope that no other child has to ever go through that. I went more because I didn't know if the child that actually had it said to would tell his parents. I felt like a tattle tail but Paul said you care and that's the difference. I hope things all get worked out. I'm so proud of Ridge for standing up for his classmate. I'm just praying and giving it all to God to help get things worked out.

On the bright side this morning while I was there I found out we will be able to continue at that school since it is not the school we are zoned for. Yay I know the children will all be happy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Somebody Loves You

I found this image online this morning. The past few days I have been a little down just so many things going on.
Then I thought to myself No matter what comes my way , somebody loves me.

God loves us all the time. He sent his Son to die , so that we might live forever in Heaven. That so makes me Happy.
Thank you God for always being there for each and everyone of us.

~ Project 365 - Day 144 ~

Sisters best friends forever.
I caught these two this morning watching Dora.
Lots of wonderful cheesy smiles.
A wonderful way to start the day !!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Growing Up

My son Ridge is growing up. He turned 11 yrs old in Feb.
I just can't believe in just a couple weeks he will be in the 5th grade already. I thought I just sent him to Kindergarten the other day. :)

Well Friday was a Huge day for me. Wednesday night Ridge asked me if Thaniqua and him could go to the movies with a couple girls our neighbors. I at first was like I don't know. The one neighbor girl her Mom was going to drop them off and pick them up. I trust her I guess it's just that Letting Go. The movie they were going to see was HOP a movie that came out at Easter time. The other girl that was going likes Ridge. Those 2 girls are in middle school but are well mannered. I decided to let them go. The movie theater they went to was only three dollars a piece so that was even better.

It's just hard to believe that they are becoming that grown up. Ridge is very grown up anyway. His last reading level test was at 10th grade level. He is a very bright child and I'm so proud.

I know this is just the begining of things yet to come. I also told Ridge that I'm glad he included his sister in the deal but not to expect to make this a habit , Lol. They all had a good time and a safe time. They were only gone 2 hrs but it felt longer. Paul laughed a little but he said one thing we care about our children and I know they will never just run like so many teenagers. It's just hard Children grow up faster than I did and know more at a young age.

One last thing if you would please keep our family in your prayers we are having issues with Paul's son Jared that lives with us. Very stressful time for us. I know that God is watching over us just , tough times /tough love.

~ Project 365 - Day 143 ~

While shopping this weekend I found some very pretty Lillies. I just love them.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Workin in the Garden

Sunday afternoon we volunteered some time in the garden at school.
It was from 2pm - 6pm and we had a cook out for supper. They had about 30 people turnout and we got a lot of work done. Yay !!! Most of all it was a beautiful day !!!
The children had fun learning more about the garden and doing some things they never had done before. We also got the chance to make some wonderful memories together.

Here are a few pics from the day.

Thaniqua found earthworm but you can barely see it w/the glove.

The girls watering the plants.

Ridge ,Thaniqua , Jennifer and a very special teacher Mrs Browning. She is Thaniqua's teacher & Ridge had her last year. She takes care of the garden overall and is a great christian lady.
We just love her !!!!

Stuff for the cookout.

By the looks of Jennifer it was good.
We had Hot Dogs , Hamburgers , Chips , Brownies and Watermelon.
Oh yes and some very good Lemonade.

We had a wonderful day together.


~ Project 365 - Day 142 ~

My family loves them. I cleaned a whole bunch yesterday for them. I so wish I could eat them but I have a allergy :(. I so love them so I still buy them for everyone.
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