Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President's Award for Educational Excellence

I received a letter from East York Elementary School today. I have to say that I was a little nervous about the contents since Madelyn was out sick and they are not too happy with a lot of absences. I was pleasantly surprised about what it did say..... Congratulations! Your son, Bryan, will be receiving the Presidential Academic Award. The Presidential Certificate and letter from President Obama will be awarded during an award assembly on Thursday, June 4th.    

I would love for him to receive notes from everyone that can send one to express how proud we are of him! He really is a hard worker and puts so much into education and I want him to know that it does pay off. This is a SURPRISE award. He will not know that he is getting it so no telling! Thanks so much for helping me out!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More photos

Here are a few more photos of the activities and my super cute husband. I also took a photo of a pair of Amish gentlemen walking down the beach. I thought that it was a riot. 

We are "working" with Spencer again :)

Spencer is doing a show in VA Beach this week and he has three days off in a row and a hotel on the beach so he begged me to come and stay with him. What could a girl do? I wouldn't want him to get too lonely. The kids are havin g a great time. Bryan has been skim boarding and they built a sandcastle and played ball and buried Madelyn and fed seagulls. I sat on the beach watching everyone and reading magazines. It is so nice to have kids that are old enough to not worry every second when you are away from home. We are back in the hotel now having a late lunch and cleaning up. We will see what the next two or three days bring. 

PS: Thanks to my sweet friend Tina Hartman for watching our dog Sam so I could just pack the car and leave on two hours notice. It is awesome to have such wonderful friends.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What time is it really?!?!?

Ok, I am not sure who knows that I have actually joined a gym and the crazy part is that I have honestly been going too. I didn't just sign up and give them my money for nothing. I know that this is shocking to those of you who actually know me but it gets even crazier. I got up this morning and went to the gym with Tina Hartman (my awesome friend) and worked out and came home and took a shower, talked to my cute husband on the phone, got dressed, paid some bills online, let the dog out and switched a load of laundry all before I took a photo of the clock at 6:42 AM! Wow! I feel awesome (and sore as heck) I will see how I am doing at about 2 this afternoon but it is really nice to be done working out and be out of bed BEFORE my kids. I am also the proud loser of 9 and a half pounds in the last few weeks. I hope to keep going now that I am doing the workout that the personal trainer gave us. JoAnne has been fantastic too. She keeps me going even when I want to barf like yesterday. It has been a great experience. I look forward to seeing if I can reach my goal by my cousin Bret's wedding!!

Field trip with Madelyn

I was invited to be a chaperone on a field trip with Madelyn last week. We went to downtown York to visit the Fire Museum and an old colonial house (see how much I was paying attention ..... I can't even remember what it was called!) and then we went to the Industrial Museum. It was a long and wet day but it was fun. Of course the Fire Musesum was my favorite. I tried to take some cool pictures. Yesterday I even got thank you notes from the kids that were in my group. It was nice.