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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Love of Music

Those that really know me know that I have a passion for music. I've been singing & doing solo performances since I was very young, but unfortunately don't get those kinds of opportunities very much since high school ended :( I would love if I could find more ways to add music to my life & especially to my business . . . ideas anyone?

Anyway, Jon Schmidt is one of my personal favorites to listen to. He is an exceptional pianist & I love the stuff he has composed. I just saw this video from him & had to share it. Hope you love it, too!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trip to Gold Canyon Convention!

We recently returned from a trip to Arizona . . . yes, to visit family, but in reality, we plan the whole trip around the Gold Canyon Convention . . . its something we do every year & really enjoy! For more of our convention trip adventures, you can visit my other blog: And stay tuned to this blog for more details from our great vacation with our family!

One of the highlights of Convention is getting to spend time with the team members who are able to travel to Phoenix. This year, we had 9 of us from our team of nearly 200 who were able to make the trip & it was so much fun to get to spend time together laughing, crying, learning, inspiring & sharing with each other. My camera shy husband attended convention with us as well and opted to be the official photographer, so we could get some good shots of the whole team together. Here's a couple of my favorites:

Thanks, Ladies, it was a blast hanging out with you this year!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Harvest Time

We only have a small outdoor space, a courtyard, really, with areas for planting on the sides. We're also limited in our gardening due to HOA restrictions that say "no vegetable gardens" allowed. But, we have managed to do a little something & here's just a sample. The squirrels are finally leaving our blackberries alone (they stole all the ripe ones at the first of the season). Our Rosemary is growing strong as usual & there's plenty there if anyone wants to stop by & get some. The Basil isn't doing as well as it has in past years, but its getting there & we look forward to cooking with it!

Yes, that largest blackberry is as big as a quarter . . .
that's the largest one we've ever grown!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Teaching Times

I'm having a lot of fun and feel like I'm getting back into the teaching world a little bit. For teaching Chase animal sounds, I printed out pictures of animals from the internet, Jeff colored them, and then I laminated them. We have them hanging on his wall and will pull them down to go over the different sounds once a day or so.

The next project was shapes & colors. That was much easier, since I just created those in Word (including the color) and printed them out, then laminated them. In hindsight, I probably should have printed on colored cardstock instead of using up my colored ink; oh well!