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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Woo Hoo!

Just had to give a quick shout out about one of my favorite shows starting its new season tomorrow night!!! Yes, that's right... The Secret Life of the American Teenager starts its third season on ABC family. LOVE it and am super excited about tomorrow night!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Life is kinda boring these days. Not much going on. The dreaded summer school begins on Monday (for only 15 days). I'm hoping it won't be too bad. I do have to say that we have one 5 day week, two 4 day weeks and then end with a 2 day week. That can't be too bad, can it? Speaking of summer school, I have NO idea what to expect. I guess I've been teaching long enough that I'm okay to just "wing it." I am NOT looking forward to recess, seeing how hot it has been and will continue to be.

This morning Chris is doing Muddy Buddy with friend, Paul. He did this two years ago and had a blast. It was fun to watch but I decided to skip out this time. I feel like a bad wife at the moment, but I do have a really good reason for missing. I'm sure you're wondering what would keep me from supporting my hubby in participating in yet another race... it's my health. I haven't been feeling good for a few days. Stuffy nose, headache, etc... and the thought of standing in the humidity (even though it's only about 80 degrees right now) just wasn't sounding fun to me. In fact, I'd probably be pretty miserable.

That's really about all. The past week, I had lunch plans just about everyday. I enjoyed seeing friends and spending lunchtime with them. Plus, it got me out of the house. Otherwise, I probably would've just been sitting on the couch, all day everyday.

One thing that Chris and I have been doing each night is watching NCIS. My dear friend, Lonebutterfly, is a HUGE fan and insisted that we start watching. She kindly loaned us all of her dvds, since we must watch from the beginning. We are currently in Season 4 (out of 6). We are hoping to catch up by the time Sesaon 7 begins. BUT we LOVE Abby, Duckie, Gibbs, McGee, Ziva and of course, DiNozzo!

The other thing I have been doing is rereading the Harry Potter books. I've read them all many times, but as the movies have come out I haven't read the first books in a LONG time. I'm currently reading the 3rd book (Prisoner from Azkaban). I'm hoping to finish at least the 6th one, in time for the movie release next month. We shall see! It's a battle each night between Harry and the gang of NCIS.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chocolate Chunk Surprise

Today we (Evil step sister and step mom) are throwing a shower for my soon to be sister in law. I decided to make cupcakes for this glorious occasion.

I got the idea out of this book.

So last night I made up the batter and then unwrapped a bunch of these... put in the middle.

Then they went in the oven, and the aroma was heavenly (I wish I could share the smell on the blog)..

Then of course, they had to cool.

I then used a technique from the book (Carrie's blogged about it before)

I decided to go the monogram route and put Zach and Lindsay's initials on the cupcakes.

I can't WAIT to try one!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BRAG day 3

And final day (for Chris). Today Chris and Andy left Cornelia headed to my favorite city ever... Athens!!! Chris had a good ride and finished before he thought he would. In the meantime, Karen and I headed to Athens. We visited the bookstore and drove around Athens a bit before Sue and Chris arrived. Both arrived at the same time. Sue, Chris and I went to find lunch before Sue brought me home. We headed over to Zims and was so sad to discover... IT'S CLOSED!!! No more sorority or fraternity melts (which sounded so yummy). In wanting to keep in the Athensy theme... we headed downtown to The Grill. We walked around town just a little bit before Sue and I headed back home. Chris is staying tonight to enjoy downtown Athens tonight :) I had to come home because I have preplanning for summer school in the morning. Boo...

All in all... a good trip!

Monday, June 8, 2009

BRAG day 2

Today was day 2 of BRAG. We left Dawsonville this morning and headed to Cornelia. I got up this morning and took Chris and Andy back to Dahlonega (took about 20 minutes one way) so they could start their journey. They left Dahlonega headed for Mt. Airy (Habersham Central High School). After I got back, I took my time getting ready and packing up. Once we were packed, we headed to Cornelia to meet up with the boys. I am hoping to meet up with Kimberly today. I'm a little tired and am pondering a nap before I call her.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

BRAG day 1

Today is the first day of BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia). We came to Hiawassee last night so that Chris and Andy wouldn't have to get up as early to start. Last night, we drove through Helen to get here and they had these fabulous hot air balloons. (we did get some pictures but I forgot my cord to upload pictures... So pictures to follow later). Today Chris and Andy are cycling from Hiawassee to Dahlonega.

In the meantime, I was able to sleep in, play on the computer and enjoy my morning. I'm not sure what the day entails for Karen and me, but we shall see. Hopefully I'll get some good pictures. I have to admit that I am looking forward to a Hardee's breakfast... YUM! More to come...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer is here!

and so is laziness! :)

My summer is off to a good start. Not a whole lot going on. I went shopping a few days last week and that's about all the excitement that I've had.

I am currently procrastinating going to the grocery store. I've been watching TLC all morning (Baby Story, Jon and Kate, Say Yes to the Dress and What Not to Wear) doesn't get much better than this! Anyway, just wanted to say HI and let ya'll know that I'm still around. Chris is going to be doing the Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) starting Sunday morning. So maybe I'll have some fun stories to tell (I'm driving along with a friend).