Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I can't believe that your 10! Where has the time gone? It just seems like yesterday that you were born and now ~ you just amaze me with all that you have accomplished and overcome these past ten years!

Happy birthday my sweet and wonderful boy! I love you with all my heart!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Day at Work

Today was "Take Your Child To Work Day". I don't know if this is done nationally, but I do know that the area where I live does it. This was the second year the Brent came to work with me. He doesn't go to work with Aaron on this day because he is always there helping after school and on the weekends.
I think he had a good time, but I also know that my class is very demanding, difficult, and has "Energy" to spare. I have never had an easy day with my class and that was so evident today, so I can probably say that he did and didn't have a good day. I know he was exhausted when the day ended. He said, "Can we go home now!" My poor boy.

Here he is playing with the salt dough that we made today with the kids. This was definitely the highlight for the whole class including Brent. As soon as we made the dough, there was a mass exodus from all the other learning labs to see what we were doing. Soon all 13 students that were there wanting to play with the dough.

They all had so much fun playing and watching Brent make his creations.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's never done ...

Here is a lovely and glamerous picture that Brent took of me folding the seven + loads of laundry over the weekend. Seriously, where did it come from ... the neighbors?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The top ten things I couldn't live without

1. God
2. Aaron
3. Brent
4. jeans
5. flip-flops
6. bracelets
7. my glasses
8. sleep
9. yummy dips
(like my buffalo chicken dip)
10. peace of mind

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter ...

... to all my peeps! God bless!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Last Sunday we went to my brother and sister-in-laws house to celebrate my niece and nephews 12th birthday. It's always a great time when we get together and the kids have so much fun. This year was no exception. We had a great dinner and a yummy cookie dessert. As you can see by the pictures it was all smiles and a little chaos!

The whole clan: Jake, Jack, Chase, Brent, Cory and Dani

The Taraska Boys

Dani sporting some killer peace sign shades!

Cory and Brent.
I have another picture of these two in my house. I'll have to post them together so you can see how much they've changed. It's pretty cool.

One of the many group shot taken.
It took a few minutes and my sister-in-law Alli to wrangle them in!

This one's a keeper!