Saturday, October 2, 2010

Building A Playground

Double A and Princess T started a new school this year. Not just any new school, but a  “just opened this year” new school. They seem to enjoy going to this new school. For once, since I don’t remember when, Double A has been going to school with such excitement and a huge smile on his face. At the end of the school day, the huge smile from that morning is still there! I like this new school, too. They hold a higher standard than other schools. This school is also the first “green school” in the nation! They use wind turbines as an alternative source of energy and their goal is to go completely “paperless”.

Part of the challenge of being a completely new school was not having a playground for the kids to play on. Well, as of this past Tuesday, with help from 200 volunteers, (including myself and two friends of mine) and the help of some Colts players, they now have a playground to play on. Our original goal was to have the entire playground finished in 6 hours. We managed to get it all done in 5 hours! That was amazing!

Me & Colts Players

Okay, so I know I’m not “looking my best,” but what do you expect after two hours of mixing cement in wheel barrows non-stop? I think I look pretty darned good for doing all of that work prior to this picture! My day wasn’t half way over in this picture with three rookies from the Colts team!

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Pierre Garcon is tightening the last few bolts before hanging this up on the playground.

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Pierre Garcon, again, working on the finishing touches of the huge playground.

 

I promise I didn’t spend my entire day taking pictures! At the end of the day, I ended up with cement in my hair! I’m just glad that no one managed to get a picture of that! We had a lot of fun building the playground for the kids and the kids love it! It is huge and they have plenty of room to play and run!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

It’s Friday! My favorite day of the week! Not only because it’s the start of the week-end, but also because that means it’s “Friday Fill-Ins Day!'” If you would like to join in this meme click here and play along!! Happy Friday, everyone and have a wonderful weekend!!

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1. Laughter is the best medicine!

2. “Hello! I hope…” are the three words that started off the last email I sent.

3. What I’m most looking forward to today is some quiet time!

4. My family puts a smile on my face.

5. Where in the world are my migraine pills?!!

6.Extra sleeping time is just what I needed!

7. And as far as the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching a movie with my family, tomorrow my plans include shopping with my aunts, and Sunday I want to relax and spend time with my family!

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Yellow Rose Bush

I like roses. My favorite rose is the yellow rose. It generally represents friendship, but to me, it represents much more.

Blooming Yellow Rose My grandfather loved the yellow rose. One of his favorite songs was, “Yellow Rose of Texas”. I don’t remember much of my grandfather since he died when I was four years old (I do remember that). But I have heard stories about how close we were. According to some of the stories I heard, he would call me his Yellow Rose.

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At the beginning of Spring this year, I bought a yellow rose bush and planted it in my front yard. I know roses usually don’t bloom on a rose bush until the year after it had been planted, but this yellow rose bush surprised me!

“Hello, little yellow rose bud! It’s nice to see you! I can’t wait to see you in full bloom!”

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I have one rose bud starting to bloom! I’m so thrilled that this rose bud decided to come out and say hello to me! It hasn’t fully bloomed yet. It should be in full bloom either tomorrow or Wednesday, but I got so excited that I HAD to take pictures!

My yellow rose bush will be a beautiful one next Spring and I can’t wait to see it!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hello Bloggy World!

I know, I know. I hear you all! “Where in the world has Elisabeth been in almost the last year-and-a-half?”
Well, all… I’ve been here, there, and everywhere! Ok, just here and there. I decided to take a little bit of a break from blogging. Just a little one. I didn’t plan on staying away for this long! But things in life popped up and took a lot of my time away.
I’m back now. Ready to blog away…. As soon as I get back from my road trip! No worries, it’s a short one!

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