Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 21

Monday Musing: Best Part of My Job


Being a teacher is not easy.  Now before you get all upset and start thinking about having summers off and all the breaks during the year or maybe you have had an experience where you go up to school to talk about your child and the teacher has already left even though they are still …

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May 20

Bumpdate: 36 weeks

36 weeks pregnant

This is what you call barefoot and pregnant huh? How Far Along: 36 weeks!  I got my cerclage stitches taken out on Friday so McKenna is welcome to come anytime.  I can’t say that I am entirely ready for her to make her arrival (I’ll probably never be ready), but I’m anxious to meet her! …

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May 19

Wildlife West Nature Park: Getting Close to New Mexico’s Finest Animals


What do you do when you’re stuck in a town for an extra day, and have pretty much seen everything that was worthwhile?  Well, if you are like me then you check out your hotels stand of brochures showing the attractions in and around town.  One that caught my eye was for a sanctuary for …

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May 18

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

Watership Down by Richard Adams “El-ahrairah, your people cannot rule the world, for I will not have it so. All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be …

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May 17

My nursery chair!

new chair

Guess what!?!  My new nursery chair arrived today and it is soOoOo amazing!!  Kenny’s Grandma told us to pick out whichever one we would like and she would get it for us.  She is such a sweet and special person.  Thanks Grandma for my beautiful new chair, I know McKenna and I will be spending …

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May 16

Busy, busy


Sidekick Karen here manning the blog.  Kenny is working hard tonight getting a highlights/motivational end of the year video ready for his soccer players.  It has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen.  I took a lot of video footage at all the games they had this year and he is compiling the …

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May 15

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History – Albuquerque

Broken Arrows

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of harnessing nuclear power.  This museum does a wonderful straight to the point explanation of the who, what, when, where, and whys of mankind’s drive to enter the Atomic Age.   I can honestly say that I learned more about …

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May 14

Monday Musing: Big Changes Ahead

Teacher Layoff

It is ironic how things turn out.  What I mean by that is that is when one thing is going well then another aspect of life seems to be going down the tubes.  Does that happen to anyone else or is it just me? The last couple of weeks at school we found out from the …

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May 13

Bumpdate: 35 weeks

35 weeks pregnant

How Far Along: 35 weeks, eek! I get my cerclage stitches out this coming Friday and that means miss McKenna could be here any time! Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am up 25 pounds now.  That feels pretty good considering I’m getting close to the end. Maternity Clothes: I am still loving and wearing every last …

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May 12

Maternity Photos


*warning, picture overload below… Julie, these are for you A few weeks ago we got the opportunity to take some maternity photos at the glorious garden where we got married.  The idea just came to me one day when I was trying to think of beautiful places to take some pictures.  I was visualizing a …

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