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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We need your help!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Life has been crazy! We are now on week 2 of Kindergarten and I love my class! They are so sweet and smart! More on how my transition from 2nd grade to K is going later... the post I really want to write today is about my youngest sister Mary. She and her fiance submitted their story in a dream wedding contest and they are finalists! Mary and Quinton have been engaged for over a year but have had difficulty setting a date and planning the wedding because Quinton is from South Africa and his family still lives there. It is very expensive to fly from South Africa to Virginia (where the wedding will be)... somewhere around $1500 for one person. Anyway... they are really excited to be finalists because if they win the dream wedding will take place on February 14th! Not only is that Valentine's Day but its BOTH of their birthdays!! How crazy is that? If they win it will put my family in a better financial position to help Quinton fund travel expenses for his family. So please please please please please go vote for Mary and Quinton! Click here to visit Hill City Bride's website and vote!! Their video is also on the website... the people in charge of the contest elected to put their video up unedited and I'm glad they did because the bloopers are funny and it gives people a better idea of my sister's personality! =) Thanks in advance for your votes friends! Thursday is the last day to vote and Friday they will announce the winner!!

Team Mary and Quinton!!! =)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Last few days of summer!

Saturday Morning Scene
Link up with Katie @ Loves of Life
I can't believe summer is coming to an end.... I have been spending a lot of time in my classroom preparing for my kindergarteners' arrival. I have also been savoring the last few moments by spending time on hubs' grandparents farm where I recently learned to can! =) Green beans and homemade salsa, yum!

I've also been spending some blissful moments floating in our pool with a good book! I've read a lot of books this summer. I'm currently reading Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts. I'll let you know what I think of it after I finish it! Have a great weekend friends!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Out of Suburbia and onto the farm!

Lately I've been dreaming of moving to the country and owning a farm... maybe it's because I've been reading Ann Voskamp's blog or maybe it's because I just fiinished reading Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond (aka Pioneer Woman). Maybe it's because I've been spending a lot of time on hubs' grandparents farm. Or maybe it's because I canned seven quarts of green beans straight from their garden and felt smitten with myself after hearing all of those mason jars seal... Whatever the reason, I'm ready to move out of suburbia and onto the farm! =) A girl can dream right? Maybe in a few years that dream will become a reality!
Until then....

I can hardly wait to can homemade salsa tomorrow! Recipe to come!