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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Enjoying Life:

I am so glad that we are getting some better weather.  Those windstorms freak me out, and the two hours that I live away from my family seem a long way away when I am worrying about them.  

I am going to be going to Eugene next weekend to celebrate my Mom's, niece's and my own birthday, and I can't wait to see everybody.

It was so pretty yesterday, and will be again today.  Though it was only 17* at 7:00 in the morning, it warmed up enough for us to go on a nice walk at preschool.  It was one of those days where we had only a few kids, and no babies.  We walked out to the remains of the old cabin that was formerly part of the community named Harper.  It is now surrounded by the golf course at Caldera Springs. 

After that, we walked to the library and picked up colorful leaves, and then went inside and got some books.  I let the kids choose the ones that they wanted, and used my library card.  It was fun to read a few of the books when we got back, especially one fairytale called, "Snoring Beauty".  I gathered all of the library books and put them up high in one spot, because I don't want to have to pay any fines for a lost or overdue book.  We will just pull them out when needed.

Our hard work at the school has turned into something magical and positive.  We are forming a great community, and becoming our own type of family.  It also gives me a creative outlet, which has taken away from my blog tremendously.  I use my blog as a resource all of the time though; pulling of my pictures to use and print off for the classroom.

The kids enjoy my efforts, and they wake up from their naps and look around to see what I did to trick out the room while they were asleep.  It is fun for me to keep evolving the room, and fun when they use things the way that they are meant to be used (versus just dumping things out and walking away).  I sometimes have children from 15 months to 8 years old in there, so there is a tricky balance.  I do a lot of picking up!

On other news, we are getting used to seeing Tyler on t.v., but are very much looking forward to when he gets to play for more than a couple of seconds.  There is a TCU/Oklahoma game on today at 4:00 our time, and we will be watching!  Hopefully, this will be the came where he spends a lot of time on the field. 

And then there is Tyler's little brother, our grandson Cameron, who is an outstanding quarterback in his own right.  Here is a summary that his sister Halie wrote about last night's game:

"Saying I'm proud of Cameron is a complete understatement. He played an AMAZING game tonight!  He threw for 408 yards, 29/35 completion rate (83%), and threw 4 td passes."

Their Mom added:  "Not to mention he threw winning TD pass with only 4 sec left on clock!!!"

Grandpa Cary and I sure wish that we could have seen that game.

Well, not much more to say for now. I have a lot of cleaning up to do today, and we might be going a drive.   Oh, I have found a fantastic weather site that I want to plug: The Weather
They are accurate and give early warning for severe weather.  Make sure to check out their FB page, it has great maps and frequent updates on conditions.

Take care, God bless, and have a wonderful week!

~ Kathy M.

Oh, one more football picture.  I took this in July of 2011 at Nike's "The Opening".  Jake Rodriguez (on the left), is a QB for Oregon.  He has been getting in a lot of playing time this year, because Oregon is always so far ahead during the games.  The middle guy, in the white shirt, is Zach Kline.  Zach is a QB for Cal and has been playing a lot this year too.  Last Saturday, Zach and Jake were playing against each other during the Oregon/Cal game.  It was so fun to have met these boys a couple of years ago and then to watch them on t.v. now.  Our grandson Tyler is the one on the end, and I'm sorry but I don't remember the boy's name who is sitting next to Jake.  He plays for a Florida team, I think.

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Sally said...

You have a lovely family of which you are right to be very proud and the little ones you look after are just adorable.

Sue McPeak said...

Hello Blogging Friend...Isn't it nice to have cooler weather now that 'Fall' is here.   The changing season isn't the only thing happening in Blogland.  Here on CollectInTexas Gal, I've done a bit of a 'MakeOver' and added a BlogShop.   I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you over for a 'LookSee'.  Just click on the signature link below...hope to see you there.
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Kathy A. Johnson said...

Nice to hear an update from you, Kathy. I'm glad the storms are dying down and everyone is safe. Please send some autumn-y weather our way, OK? :)

Lynn said...

17 degrees! Yikes. It's getting cooler here too, but not that cold. The weather has been really pretty here too. The kids at your school look like they enjoy what you've done for them.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The weather is unseasonably cool here this week. High of only 69 today! Love it! The sun is shining and there is a breeze. :)

You are blogging less, which is sad for those of us in Blog Land, but very good for the children who are reaping the benefits of your creative focus. Don't worry about us out here in cyberspace, my friend. You're exactly where you're supposed to be, doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing. And there are happy kids in your class to prove it!

You have a lot to be proud of with your family, Kathy!

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