Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30

Monday Musing: Lack of Personal Responsibility

Blaming Others

Working in a school it is amazing the amount of time students take up trying to negotiate with an adult on just about everything.  Usually it is work related, but every now and again it deals with behavior issues.  How I teach and the way I work to treat all my students fairly and the …

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Apr 29

Bumpdate: 33 weeks

33 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 33 weeks and having lots of fun! Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am up 21 pounds right now.  Right on track, yay! Maternity Clothes: I went to Motherhood Maternity to try to find a dress for my baby shower.  I was looking for something pink, springy or baby girlish.  However, I ended up …

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Apr 28

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is Tomorrow!!!

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

I am excited about running it again, and when I say again I am just talking about the half-marathon which is 13.1 miles compared to the full marathon.  Someday I might tackle the full marathon but having a race based on a story from Ancient Greece where the runner Pheidippides after delivering his messaged died from …

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Apr 27

Maternity Photographs Using Props

Baby in Blocks

Last weekend Karen and I got to spend a few hours at the beautiful garden where we got married.  We were there to take maternity pictures and our awesome photographer was Karen’s sister Lori who did a wonderful job.  We were so glad that she was willing to take pictures and as you can see …

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Apr 26

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn “It’s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky, up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happened—Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened; …

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Apr 25

Flora Photography Number 20 – Yellow Persian Buttercup

Yellow Persian Buttercup

As I was walking through the botanical garden in Albuquerque’s BioPark I stopped to look at something that I thought was a type of marigold.  Having worked at a plant nursery during my college summers I thought I knew a little bit about flowers.  As I got closer to take a few pictures I noticed …

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Apr 24

Palo Duro Canyon State Park – Texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States.  It is a 60 mile long and 800 foot deep canyon that is located in the Texas panhandle.  Of course, if one is talking about canyons they naturally think of the Grand Canyon and Palo Duro Canyon is called affectionately known as “The …

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Apr 23

Monday Musing: The Boob Tube


Karen and I have periodically gone for weeks making sure we turn the television aka the boob tube off for an hour every night.  During those times we become more productive, talk more, really hang out, and just have an overall better quality of life throughout that time period.  Unfortunately, before we realize it something will be on …

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Apr 22

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


I like to think of myself as a pretty good chef/baker.  Well, one specific recipe has alluded me…until recently. Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not too shabby with the good old classic Toll House recipe, but they never turn out just exactly the way I think they should. They’re either a …

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Apr 21

Bumpdate: 32 weeks pregnant

32 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 32 weeks, I’m loving every moment at this point.  We’re so close to the end I’m feeling like I should really soak up every second!  My doctor said I’m measuring more like 34 weeks so maybe she’s even closer than we think. Total Weight Gain/Loss: Yikes, I actually lost four pounds this …

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