Sunday, August 31, 2008

Here ya go Susan!

My cousin, Susan, has tagged me to reveal six things that most people do not know about me. Like Susan, I have my reservations about letting everyone on the World Wide Web know too much about me. I'm sure some of you will not be too shocked about my list. It's a hard one to come up with, but here they are:

  1. My brothers and I are convinced that we live in a haunted house. We have suspected this for years. Some strange things have happened here! Our parents built it in 1994, but it is built over the remains of an old sharecropper's home. Our Grandpa recently told us the story of how the woman that lived here, a black lady named Tessie, was murdered in the house! To top it off he says there was another house on the spot where Dave and I plan to build....YIKES! So there you have it.....I'm afraid of ghosts and the dark.
  2. I don't love Elton John, but I do love his music!
  3. I was class president and valedictorian of my senior class. I had to check the spelling too Susan!
  4. I wanted to go to Auburn, but Troy offered me the free ride. I still regret not going.
  5. I knew Chad for years, and had no clue that he had an older brother.
  6. I can't walk past a mirror without checking myself out. The driver's visor in my car is completely worn out from me looking in the mirror.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

War Eagle!

I hate that we won't be on the Plains today, but we've got several good reasons.

  1. My dress came in!! Mother and I are headed to Montgomery to get it!

  2. Jessa's first birthday party is today, and Dave and I wouldn't dream of missing it!

  3. We have a surveyor coming to look at the land!

It looks like we may not make many games at all this fall with everything that's going on, but that's where our hearts shall be.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Some of the bridesmaids,(Katie and Shelli) and myself have been walking the nature trail in the evenings in an attempt to tone up before the wedding. It's been great fun to work out with the two of them. Those two laps go by pretty fast when you've got someone to talk too!! They'll never know how much I appreciate their friendship and how much it motivates me.

A couple of weeks ago, I ran in to Mrs. McClung in Wal-Mart and she invited me to take her Yoga class. I had taken classes with her before, but I'd never tried Yoga. I decided I would give it a shot, thanks to Katie and Shelli agreeing to sign up with me. Tonight was our first class, and man was it amazing! I can tell that this is exactly what I need to be doing. On top of that, I left feeling so relaxed and stress-free. I can't wait for next week's lesson!

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Our Busy Weekend

What a weekend!! We've been going non-stop for several days, and I'm saying "THANK YOU LORD!" for the day off from school today. I've been up since 4:30 AM when the tornado sirens first sounded. I think I'll do a quick update post, and then head back to bed for a little nap. Maybe Dave won't call and wake me....he gets so jealous on days like this. He'll call me every hour or so to tell me he loves me, and to make sure that I'm not having too much fun without him:)

Friday started off with our very first field trip of the year. You can read about that on my other blog. On Friday afternoon I picked up Dylon, Houston, Laeton, Ramsey, and Sydny for a sleep over at my house. We played outside all afternoon, and then Dave brought home some pizzas. We had a great time with all 5 kids. We had planned to go swimming at Grandpa's house on Saturday morning for Clark's 2nd birthday, but the weather rained us out.

After church on Sunday, Dave and I went to Lowe's in Enterprise. We picked out our front door, and tried to decide on an exterior color for our house. That man of mine is so opinionated! Dave likes gray, and I like tan. We both like the mossy green, but are afraid that we would get tired of it. We decided to bring home some samples and see what the family thinks.

While the paint choices are still up in the air, we did come home with a lovely mailbox. We are hoping to get our new address this week since Dave's driver's license expires next Monday. We are still looking for a builder, and praying that God will lead us to the right person for the job.

Jessa will be one year old this week! We will celebrate this Saturday at the river.
Isn't she the most beautiful baby?

I don't have it in me to do a wedding post right now, but I liked some of the ideas on these inspiration boards from Snippet & Ink.

Thank goodness football season starts this week!

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

97 Days To Go....

(Found this sweet pic on The Knot)

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

No Words Needed

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

I'm Ready!

Today I hurry off to school,
To work and learn and play.
I've got a brand new class this year.
What a happy day!!!!!
I thought I would share some pictures of my classroom while it is all neat and clean. The floors have been waxed over the summer and are shiny and bright. I've got everything in its place and ready for tomorrow. I don't know how I will be able to fall in love with another group of kids in the same way that I did last year, but it will surely happen. I can't wait to get to know each one of them.

This is my desk. The kids assume that I will have to get a new one once I'm married. I had to explain to them that I could take the "MS CLARK" off and just keep the desk.

I made this little sign four years ago, and am so sad that this is the last year it will welcome my new students into the room. I wrote Miss Clark on the apple before I laminated it.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

What A Cutie!

Shelli shared some pictures from their trip to Houston with me. While it was a long week for mom and dad, it appears that Matt Dylon had the time of his life!

Taking Off- This kid LOVES airplanes.

Matt, Shelli, and Dylon at the Astros game.
I'm surprised Matt didn't wear his Braves jersey to the game too.

Dylon met some professional soccer players.

Hard Rock Cafe

Dylon dressed up as a Mexican at The Childrens' Museum.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Answered Prayers!

Just sharing the fantastic report....

The Surgeon said that there is no need for surgery right now! He said that Dylon is showing no effects with his "special aorta", so there is no need for anything to be done. I am still in shock b/c I was planning on a surgery but God is so good and definitely showed up and showed out today! He just said that they want to monitor him every six months but said that he should be able to live like this the rest of his life!

Thanks again for all the calls, messages and prayers....the prayers were definitely answered!

Love you all!

Thank you for the prayers! I have had so many people asking me about Dylon, and telling me they're praying for him. We were praying for a miracle, and recieved one! They should be flying home in the morning...Edouard willing.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Where Did the Summer Go?

Another summer has come and gone. Today was my last Friday of vacation and it leaves me feeling kind of "blah". I'm excited about all of the wonderful things I have to look forward to this fall, but I sometimes feel like I'm wishing my life away and not really taking the time to cherish the present. So much has happened this summer that I wish I had a slow motion button to press and take the time to truly breathe it all in. I can't believe that this will be my 5th year of teaching. I love my job so much, and teaching with my mom and Hunny makes it a triple blessing. That reminds me, I have a classroom blog now! I've had a homework web-page in the past, but decided the blog format was way cuter. So, if you'd like to check out the happenings of Ms. Clark's fourth grade class this year, just click here. This should be an interesting year with me becoming Mrs. Morris in November. It will probably be harder for me to get used to than the kids!

The bridesmaids dresses have been decided on and ordered. I don't think I'll post a picture of them, but I will say that they are nothing like we had originally planned. I was going to let each girl pick their own dress in the same color, but when we went to look they all fell in love with the same dress. It's different, but gorgeous! I finally said yes to a dress of my own. It took me months and months and months, but I'm very satisfied with my decision. We're getting ready to start our pre-marital counseling. We've done a little registering. Dave picked out the china, flatware, and drink ware. He's way better at making a firm decision than I am. I could have stayed in Ansley Place all day pondering over which pattern I wanted.

Well, I'm off to make some curtains for my classroom. That was my goal for today and since it's already 10:00 pm, I'd better get started!

I enjoyed my summer visitors!
(I didn't realize my mom was watering her flowers behind us
so that's why you see a yellow hose in the background.)

My talented brother, John, made this sign and my equally talented father crafted the rest.