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Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Birthday LB

Today is my girl's birthday!
This lady is pretty much the reason I have my job.
She was put on bed rest and her husband called me to sub.
Instead I put in my resume and got her long term job and ultimately - my dream job.

She was there the day I told her I got engaged.
She threw my very first shower ever!
Hello All White with shrimp to fit my low fat diet! - she's forever thoughtful!
She was my videographer for my entire wedding!!!!
Parts of her on my wedding video are my favorite!  Watch us hold hands after the ceremony!!!!

You are always there for me.
The day I had Brecken I called you, 
knowing you could totally relate with Children's as most people can't. 
If I have a sick kid you ALWAYS offer to cover my classroom stuff so I don't have to go in…
although I usually don't tell you until I'm already there.
You empathize like no one I know.

You're a great mom.
A great daughter and an amazing sister.
I learn from you.

As a teacher you are so caring and so patient I learn from you.

As a teacher you are so organized I benefit from you:-)

I am absolutely blessed to have you as my friend but also as my coworker/teammate.

It is very rare a girl gets to work with one of the best people she knows.
I am that lucky girl!

I didn't mention you are always the photographer for my kids' parties' without even asking.
I didn't even mention you can start a bonfire in two or less matches.  If you 'really' had too...
I didn't mention you look amazing dancing on a kitchen table pant less.
Or an amazing dancer in general!
I didn't mention you and I share the same photographer excitement as I ….
and I can always count on your input.

I can't mention how many memories you've actually made with me.
Between professionally and personally its about 1,000,000!

Love you forever LB!!

Happy Birthday Girl!!

Let's all get ready for what your next birthday holds!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Back from the Road Trip

After a ten day - extremely busy - road trip, we drove five hours home yesterday from Mitchell, SD to find my parents waiting on our stoop.  It was hard to tell who was more excited….the grandkids to see Mama and Papa or Mama and Papa wanting to see the grandkids.  They had a pizza dinner order already placed, they had the house decorated with Welcome Home everywhere, two gallons of milk in the fridge and a cooler of "my" beer cold and waiting.  (It's a small and unknown fact that Mich. Lite is a midwest and midwest only beer.  You are not able to buy it in CO at all so it was nice to get my hands on a few last night in my new Casa Bonita glass.)

We all went to bed happy to be home.  I woke on a mission.  It was my most favorite kind of day.

I like to call it Getting Shit Done.

I did four loads of laundry, picked up Cookie from his new sitter, visited Mama Jeanne, got some new books from Half Price (where Brecken grabbed a stuffed animal off the shelf and broke a glass all over the floor that I had to pay for), bought fossil/rock collecting jars from Michael's, got the car washed, got all the crap of the inside of the mini van and vacuumed it out (a really big job), mowed the front yard, pulled weeds for over an hour, and kept my children alive and happy all day long.

I am exhausted.

My list is just about as long for tomorrow.  Off to bed I go. . .