Friday, January 30, 2009

An ecclectic collection of random happenings lately...

Well, I saw this poor little snow-bound penguin and it looked like he was signaling for help, so I just had to take his picture! Maybe by Spring we can dig him out!

This is how he looks to the neighbors... I hope they don't turn us in for 'decoration abuse'!

And here's a cute picture of Mylie Suzanne Reynolds when she was just over 12 hours old! Tytan LOVES to hold her, and he is being quite patient and sharing her with all of her admirers. I thought this was such a cute picture of the two siblings!

And here is the picture we took of our new do's with our camera that wouldn't download on Lindsay's computer. Aren't we a couple of dolls!?

And, one last picture of the famous 'musical clock' that is all folded up and taken to the dump now - but it was fun while it lasted! The kids still ask about it every-so-often. Onward!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fashion Models

Here is the final result of our jaunt to Rexburg to get our 'dos' refreshed. Don't we look lovely? We are so pumped to be such gorgeous dolls! We are on our way to Idaho Falls to have dinner, and we think that we'll have to stop somewhere and buy a couple of big sticks to beat off unwanted admirers! Wish us luck! We are having fun!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gramma is going back to school...Really!

Well, the most I knew last month was that I was going to miss the kids when the 'real' music teacher came back to teach in January. Unfortunately for her, she is NOT getting any better - in fact - she's getting worse. That's really sad news because she is such a wonderful, nice teacher. But the bright side is that I still get to teach music at Hayden Meadows Elementary. In fact, I've been looking in to getting my teaching certificate re-instated (it was issued in December 1977, and I've NEVER really used it, so it expired...) AND I'm going back to school to get an endorsement in music so I can become a REAL music teacher! I owe a debt of gratitude to the area music teachers who are so generous with their support and encouragement. And I especially owe thanks to Julie Powell and Sally Sorenson - two of the coolest music-teaching friends a girl could have, and two of the most fun members of Coeurimba, without whom I would not have had the courage or the experience to have taken on the job of long-term music substitute which has lead to this life-altering decision to go back to school!
In fact, last week we had two snow days and Julie and Sally took time from their schedules to meet me at Hayden Meadows and work with me for 2 1/2 hours! They could have been home doing pretty much anything else, but they decided to help me out, and they insisted that it was a good thing for them to review stuff they hadn't done for a while. They really are some wonderful friends!
I'm excited for this new phase in my life! How cool is it that at my age I can now say that I really AM going to learn to play the piano! AND I'm going to finally take that music theory class! This is so cool! I'm really earning the name "Gramma Jamma"!