I'm thoroughly enjoying finally being able to feel Kamden moving around!!! I don't feel many straight kicks (although Kaleb swears he kicked his hand a couple nights ago), but I can feel him fluttering around. It's very hard for me to believe that I'm already 21 weeks tomorrow...halfway there! Some of my family shocked us by buying him gifts. We didn't even buy him anything yet!! This kid is getting spoiled already.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I'm thoroughly enjoying finally being able to feel Kamden moving around!!! I don't feel many straight kicks (although Kaleb swears he kicked his hand a couple nights ago), but I can feel him fluttering around. It's very hard for me to believe that I'm already 21 weeks tomorrow...halfway there! Some of my family shocked us by buying him gifts. We didn't even buy him anything yet!! This kid is getting spoiled already.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I'll leave you with some pictures before I fall asleep at the computer. I hate Monday mornings, and tomorrow's will come way too soon!!
My husband takes great firework shots!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
This week has been less than exciting. I gave a mock TAKS test to my kids today and was severely disappointed in the results. To make things even worse, I'd marked out all the stuff I hadn't covered yet, so the questions they had to do were things that I'd already taught them. Or at least I thought I had. We have a lot of work to do.
I am really looking forward to this weekend. The Southeast Texas Ballet is doing "Babes in Toyland" tomorrow night in Beaumont! We're hopefully going to be able to take Ella to her first ballet! (Psst! I think it'll be my first, too!) I am soooooo excited about this. And then Saturday they're doing stuff at the Civic Center for Christmas that I'm hoping we'll be able to take her to. I love being able to do Christmas stuff with her...she has such a great time and makes everything so fun!!
The kiddo is still kicking it, though I'm still feeling NOTHING. I'm so ready to be able to feel him moving around. Yes, I think it's a him. We find out for sure on Tuesday, but won't be making any announcements until we've told our families in person next weekend! So exciting!!! I wanted to wait until Christmas, but quickly realized there is NO way I can keep my big mouth shut.
In closing, because I feel like I have to close with something other than that, I hope to see Four Christmases soon!
Friday, November 21, 2008
As for the movie...I was so not disappointed. In fact, I thought it was probably as close as they could possibly get to the book. My opinion, of course. Naturally, there were characters, places, and events I'd pictured very differently in my head. I hate their selection for Jacob, and Charlie had to grow on me (he was a little older in my mind). Also, I was a little upset that they'd added extra stuff, but decided it was okay because, technically, it was in the book, just not in any sort of detail. I want to talk more, but I know some of you will see it this weekend. So...... let me know when you do!!!!!!
Oh, and Edward...oh, dear. They couldn't have picked a more perfect Edward!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
OH my gosh. I knew I was going to love this show, but I in no way prepared myself for it properly. First off, we'd bought the cheapest tickets available ($35 because with taxes and stuff it was $50) and were in the nosebleed section. We got there about 7:30 and the show was supposed to start at 8. We'd been sitting for about 5 minutes and this guy in a nice suit came up and was like, "Do y'all want to sit closer?" Ummmm....HECK YES WE DO!!! We were thinking maybe a few rows up. He took us out into the foyer thing and told us to speak to one of the ladies there with tickets (workers). They traded our section 419 (highest section possible that was so steep i couldn't stand up to dance for fear of falling) for section 103 tickets, which were 1 section up to the right of the stage!!!!!!!!!!! FOR FREE!!!!!!! I have NO idea how we lucked out except that the Lord is good and He knew we'd waited 18 years to see them! So we went to get our new seats, which were in such an awesome spot where we could see them both onstage and backstage before they went on. There were still people in our section. I guess we just looked a) super desperate or b) super loyal or c) super hot. I'll take all three!!!
Natasha Bedingfield opened up (she sings stuff like "These Words (I love you I love you I love you)", the theme song from The Hills, "Unwritten" (I'm listing these for my mom mostly)) and she was AMAZING. I'm not gonna lie I was ready for her to get off the stage but that's just because I was ready for my boys!! They finally took the stage at 9:05. Every thought left my head except the fact that I was ACTUALLY seeing New Kids on the Block. They gave every song their absolute all. They sounded amazing...even Donnie and Danny sounded good. Of course nobody could hear Jon. Bless his heart I don't even think he really does anything but dance a little. At one point, Danny came out on his own and break danced (broke danced?) and it was AMAZING. The dude is almost 40 and he was KILLING IT. They sang EVERY SINGLE SONG I wanted them to sang and more. They made me love their new album (I didn't before). I screamed like a 13 year old the entire night, so my voice is now completely shot. One of the highlights: you guys remember Jordan's dirty single, "Give it to You"? Well, he comes out (I believe this was the time he came out with an unbuttoned white shirt with an, I'm sorry Kaleb, amazing torso) and they start playing that carousel music from "Give it to You"!!!!!!!!!! We just flipped out. NEVER thought we'd hear him sing that song!!!! So while he was singing that, in the back of my mind I was thinking, "Well, if he's doing his solo single, maybe Joey will do his..." Since Joe was my absolutely obsessive favorite, I bought all his solo albums and that "Stay the Same" album I totally ran into the ground. Jordan leaves. Joey comes on. And.He.Does.It. I lost it again, even more than over Jordan if that was possible. I'd also like to say that Jordan and Joey's voices were PERFECT the entire night. Donnie's was awesome, too, (and REALLY hot, Leah, that boy has got some MOVES). Everyone just sounded perfect. I'm going to try to list all the songs they played in no order:
Single (new single)
My Favorite Girl
The Right Stuff
Please Don't Go Girl
Click Click Click (new)
Twisted (new) SO HOT
Grown Man (new) SO HOT
Step by Step
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
Give It To You
Stay the Same
Didn't I Blow Your Mind
2 In the Morning (new) AWESOME
I am pretty sure they did "Baby I Believe in You"
I may have left some out, but these guys came on at 9:05 and they left at 11:00. That's the longest I've ever heard any band perform. And you all know how I love music and concerts, especially John Mayer, but hear this. THIS WAS THE BEST CONCERT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. It was the funnest, the most energetic, (I danced the ENTIRE night), the most nostalgic, the best looking, the best seats, the best sounding show I've been to. Say what you want, but that is how I feel.
This show was amazing. New Kids DEFINITELY still have it, and I don't care what anybody says!!!!! I wish you all could've been there!!! I was SO glad to enjoy it (and scream and be super silly) with my girls Katie, Blaire, and Lauren. Ladies, I am so glad I was able to have the NKOTB experience with you!! And I'm so glad I didn't feel retarded when I was jumping up and down and losing control of my mind and body as long as they were on stage!!!
It was the best night I've had that didn't include Kaleb in my life. Nights with him surpass this, but nothing else does.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
To brag about my utterly AMAZING husband who never ceases to amaze me. I was teaching my 4th graders about rounding with decimals and our secretary knocked on my door and delivered the most BEAUTIFUL bouquet of flowers. I'd post a picture, but I don't have a camera here. OH my goodness I almost started crying. Kaleb knew the kind of a morning I was having and sent them to brighten my day! Boy, did they ever. Kaleb Alce Breaux, I love you more than you will EVER know. And not just because you sent me flowers. You are everything I ever dreamt of in a husband and so.much.more. I do not deserve you, but I sure am elated that God gave you to me! I LOVE YOU!!!
So these past couple weeks I have pretty much decided I don't really want to be a teacher anymore. Maybe it's because I'm tired all the time. Maybe it's because I don't like having so much to do outside my teaching hours. Maybe it's because I feel guilty that I can't stay at home with Ella (she cries the entire way to her school every morning telling me she doesn't want to go because she's going to miss me and "but i loooove you!!!"). Maybe it's because I was feeling okay about my students' progress until we got 4 new kids from Ike who have apparently been taught NOTHING at any of their other schools (i.e. adding, subtracting across zeros, place value, rounding). 4th and 5th graders. At any rate, all of these things together makes me greatly desire a change in profession or a lack of any profession.
I've decided my first choice (were we rich enough) would, of course, be to be a stay at home mom. Like that's gonna happen. My second choice, which may be just as good, would be to bake stuff. I love to bake. Why not make a career of it? I could start out like Paula Deen, baking stuff out of my home and selling it to people and then eventually having my own awesome bakery or cake shop or something. I just don't want to teach.
I AM very excited, however, about spending time with Leslie and Justin tonight and going on a date with my amazing husband tomorrow night!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We had our first doctor's visit on Friday. That was interesting...things are different, but they're okay so far. Please be praying for out little dot! I'm not as far as we thought I was...probably just 6 weeks when we thought I was 7, but no big deal.
I stayed home from school today because I was super-nauseated for the first time this morning. Not a good idea, though. I feel fine now, and I'm stuck at Clair's house by myself with no vehicle and 3 channels!! What was I thinking???
Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I am actually kind of ready for school to start. I never thought I'd say that...but I am. I think I might go up tomorrow and do some work in my classroom. I want to do a lot more in the decorations department than I did last year. So, if anyone still reads this, I am open to some math-y suggestions!!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Anyone who's known me for a while knows that I love music. Really close friends know that I have some Ultimates. Jeff Buckley is my Ultimate all time musician. He is dead. Freddie Mercury is close behind him. John Mayer, since I randomly chose his first album when I was a freshman in college, has been my Ultimate living artist. I love his music, I love his abilities, I basically just love the guy. In a fan way of course. I cannot say that I have met anyone (in real life) who is as obsessive about him as I am. My friends like him (except the guys...for some reason they all hate him. Jealousy I think) but they're not just crazy ridiculously nuts about him. I've seen him 4 times, counting tonight, and he just gets better and better. He absolutely amazes me. I will have to say that the show in Dallas in 2002 or 2003 is probably still my favorite, but this one was still amazing. Brett Dennen and Colbie Caillat opened for him. I LOVE Brett, but I am afraid not many others in the audience knew him. Idiots. Colbie I can do without. She kind of gets on my nerves. But Mayer came out and did some wonderful harmony on her "Realize." I hadn't seen him since he shaved his head. It quickly grew on me. When it was time for him to come out, here's what we saw:
Umm...I know they're small...but can you tell he's freaking TOPLESS?? It took me a while to recover from it at first. It was butt nasty hot out there, so it was understandable. Did it make the show more interesting? Sure. Was his music still the focus? For me, absolutely. Even Kaleb, who absolutely loathes the guy, said that he was surprised at how good he sounded live. Just like a recording. Fabulous. He did a few covers..."Free Falling" which was expected as it's on the "Where the Light Is" show he did and released. He actually did a fabulous blues version of Duffy's "Mercy." He bluesed it up so much that it was almost unrecognizable if you didn't catch the lyrics. The man is a genius. He did a little "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" which was nice. Probably some more but you don't really care right? You're still looking at those pictures aren't you? I can't blame ya. The guy is hot, I'm just sayin.
So this concert, which I've been looking forward to since the spring, was a perfect culmination to my summer, which isn't over yet. I will see him every chance I get, and you should, too!
To close, I would like to thank my wonderful husband for surprising me with these tickets randomly, for no reason, in April (I think it was April). I love you!!! You are the BEST!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
We spent Tuesday at the beach with some inner tubes. We'd walk down a ways and go into the water. Our goal was to get on the other side of where the waves were breaking so that we could just ride the easy waves back to where our group was. This proved to be much, much harder than I thought. The breaking waves were rough--you'd take a step and then they'd knock you back 3. Kaleb came up with a jump-jump-run method where you'd jump the waves then run hard so you could get as far as possible before the next set came in. Some times we made it to the other side, some times we didn't. It was fun, but it was tough. Getting smacked in the face with nasty water isn't always pleasant. But once you got past those breaking waves, it was smooth sailing. The water just carried you over it. You didn't have to worry about getting knocked over or anything. It was peaceful and wonderful.
While I was watching the waves crashing on the shore last night, God used them to show me how that's exactly what life is like. It's so easy to get caught up in the nasty water of life...drama and gossip and depression and whatever else is bogging you down...that we don't think we can handle it. But at the same time, we just stay there because maybe we don't realize what's on the other side of it. It's hard work, but if we can just get passed all of it, passed the point where everything breaks, then our ride will be so much smoother, calm, relaxing, peaceful. And of course it isn't always like that...there are still those really tall waves that you just can't get over before they smack you, and sometimes the waves carry you back past the breaking point again, but then at least you've had a taste of the smooth waters, and you know what you're working back to get to. God just really spoke to me through all of this. He wants me to get past all the junk that happens that's so superficial so I can focus on things that matter--namely: Him. I am so thankful that He shared this with me. I don't like sand, but I sure love the ocean.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
It ended way too quickly, but I am so glad we got to go together! It's our first vacation since we got married (except the honeymoon) and Kaleb and Ella's first vacation with my family. I had such a wonderful time!!! I named this vacation #1 because we leave for vacation #2 with Kaleb's family on Monday!! So at least we've got stuff to look forward to still:) We're going to Crystal Beach with them Monday through Thursday, coming home for the weekend, and then leaving the next Tuesday for Austin for a business trip with Kaleb! It'll be my first trip to Austin so I am PUMPED. We'll come back to Houston Friday night, stay with his cousin, and go to the JOHN MAYER concert on Saturday. We have got a very business next few weeks!!! Woo HOOOOO!!! I LOVE SUMMER!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Sunday morning, we went to church at The River, the church I went to while I was at NSU. I'll be honest...I mostly wanted to go because Mary Dirks was going to be leading worship. Man. It was just exactly what I needed...the memories flooded back and everything God has done and continues to do for me and for our families just rushed in. All I could do was praise Him. He is amazing! He works all things for His good. And no matter what situation I'm in, no matter how unhappy I feel with my job, it is so important to know that He's brought me here for a reason. When it's time to move, He'll let us know. But for now, I have to be open to let him use me in any way possible to reach the people I come into contact with here, especially my kids. Praise God! I love Him so!
So that was our weekend. It's left us yearning for more of what we experienced there, but we're trying to be patient until it's time for us to go back.
That was the good times and the good friends...the goodbyes was leaving them AND the fact that today was the last day of summer school!!! And while I've been looking forward to it for FOREVER, it makes me really sad because this was my last day with Leslie:( I have NO clue what I am going to do without her next year. I will miss you, my friend!!! We have GOT to still do stuff together!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
So, yes, today's not so great. I want school to be over NOW. 4 more days.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Today will finish up my first week of summer school. I cannot stress how ready I am for this to just be OVER. I'm so tired of this place. This afternoon we're leaving for Alexandria for a couple services at the Louisiana District Nazarene Family Camp, something that my family and I went to every year until I got married. I am really excited about being there and seeing my people! Then tomorrow evening we'll get Ella, go back for one more night at camp, then head out bright and early (try 6 a.m.) Saturday morning so we can be back in Nederland for our church's softball tournament. NO, I am not playing. Kaleb said that it wouldn't be a good idea after he saw my pitiful catching and throwing skillz. I said it wouldn't be a good idea all along. Hopefully by next year I'll have some toning and I can do stuff like that. Still, coordination is probably what I lack, and no amount of exercise will give me that! Anyway, Kaleb's playing in that so we'll be spending the day at the park watching games and letting Ella play. It's shaping up to be a great end of the week!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
We finally watched "Rob Zombie's Halloween" this afternoon. It was alright...great as far as Rob Zombie films go. I enjoyed seeing all his regulars in it (Sheri, Sid Haig, Danny Trejo, and not a regular but Malcom McDowell, who I will always love from his wonderful "A Clockwork Orange" portrayal). I liked seeing the backstory behind Michael Myers explained. I liked how it didn't point to "killers are created by their environment" OR "killers are already evil and there's nothing you can do about it." Instead, they showed that he was the result of the evil that exists in all of us and the environment that made him cling to that evil alone. It was great. A little too much sex for my normal taste, but you gotta expect it from Rob. And I'd like to say that he has the BEST music in his movies. He really knows how to pick the perfect songs for his films. Completely random 70's rock. Perfect.
This is our last week of school!! Then I start summer school the next Monday. Please, can someone tell me what I was thinking??
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I also love my gym!!! I actually look forward to going everyday! I've only missed Saturday since I joined. I have developed a nice cut/blister on one of my toes from the positioning of my toes and their nails, which hurts like a mother when I'm doing anything other than sitting still. I also got a cushion for my spin class and went yesterday and discovered that WOW what a difference a few inches of padding makes! My butt didn't bother me at all. My legs were another story! It was still much easier than the first time for me. I had a different instructor that I think I like a little better...we worked in 2 minute intervals for 3 sets and then 1 minute intervals for 2 sets. It made the time fly by!!! I'm going again to my first instructor on Thursday. I think I can handle 2 times a week for now.
Only 2.5 weeks of school left!!! I cannot put into words how much I am longing for summer!
Friday, May 16, 2008
I also made it in at 4:30 again this morning and walked 4 miles. I love this place!!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I cannot get motivated to do anything at school. I'm tired of the whole place and just ready for summer! 3 weeks and 1 day left. They will not go by fast enough.
Lastly, I'm really considering skipping work tomorrow because my beloved NKOTB will be doing their first comeback performance on the TODAY show!!! I need to see this.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
David Cook surprised me. I hated his Switchfoot but really loved "The First Time Ever..." Syesha was my favorite. I couldn't believe they gave her such crap about "Fever." It was amazing. I wish she'd win. I just really don't want her to be gone tomorrow but judging from the past few weeks' votes, she will.
I joined a gym today for the first time in my life!!! I am super excited. So excited, in fact, that I'm getting up at 4:30 tomorrow morning to go work out before school! I'll let you know how that works out.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
So cute, huh?? Like I said, you should've seen it before. That entire wall was COVERED with junk...including a huge gray tub full of toys that she NEVER plays with. We were even able to get all her Barbies and kitchen stuff into those little bins. Brilliant!
In some sad news, my Ganny died last night. She was my grandma's sister and very close to my family my whole life. She kept me until I started school and always had tons of stories to tell on me. Every person I ever brought for her to meet heard the story of how, when I "couldn't-a been more than a year old!" looked her right in the face and told her to "Tet up!" which she thought was hilarious and my parents thought wasn't so much. She also made the BEST desserts I've ever had in my life. And cinnamon rolls. Man. We will miss you, Ganny. Love, Little Tet Up (what she called me).
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I've only had fake nails once before, when we got married, and taking them off was a 2 hour long soaking in acetone that led to the most ugliest nails I've ever had. I thought, "These people are professionals, surely there's a better way!!" Their better way was working a thin piece of plastic between my actual (paper thin by now) nail and the ridiculously thick layering of fake nail on top of it and pushing it under as far as it would go trying to make it pop off. I don't know if this sounds painful yet, but it was, especially since they hadn't started lifting on their own yet. She did the pinky one and I only winced a bit, but it took 3-5 minutes to do that one. She started on my right ring finger and I was in a lot of pain, and I whimpered and the lady's like "It hurt?" I said, "Yes, very much" and she went and got a bowl of acetone, stuck my nails in, covered them with a towel, and stuck a lamp over them for about 30 minutes. I'm just glad that she's stopped trying to pry them off with a plastic fingernail. So after that she comes back, shaves off what's melted down and goes back to prying. The right hand did fine. The left hand...oh, man. My left middle fingernail is now split at the top for about 1/8th of an inch down. As she was forcing the plastic nail between my two nails, my weakened real nail split and she's now running that plastic nail very quickly right across the meat under my nail. I did more than whimper this time. I kept saying "It's going under my nail!!" until she stopped. Then I looked up and saw her mouth form into an "O!" and her eyes get really big and she started rubbing my hand. I looked back down to see blood seeping through the crack in my nail. I gotta tell you, that's the worse pain I've ever felt in my life I'd say. It hurts me to think about it. But she put some super glue type stuff on it and it doesn't really hurt. I find that my right pinky, the only one she popped off without letting it soak first, hurts the most, probably because there is a small hole in it where I can see the meat and where the meat can feel me. This was a horrible experience. My nails are sore and of course have those lovely ridges, like rings on a tree, where I'd gotten fill after fill after fill. It feels weird, looks weird, and really hinders my ability to scratch my nose without looking like I'm picking it.
So, that's my nail experience. I urge you, readers (if there are any), stay away from acrylic nails!! And if you must get em, for God's sake, take them off yourself or let me know a better way for someone to take them off. Man alive.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
So husband and I will be seeing Mayer in The Woodlands on August 2nd!!! Woo hooooooooo!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Actually, the only ones I just loved last night were Jason and Syesha. KLC did well, too. She's really surprising me. Carly sucked it up...and we all know that little Archuleta's going to win it, so I don't even bother talking about him, mainly because he absolutely bores me. He really does. He doesn't ever do anything different, he's got a great voice, and he's boring.
I am so excited that Ali won Biggest Loser!!! Wow...a few of them looked AMAZING. I am most happiest for Bernie, though! He looks so great! He was definitely my favorite male contestant. It's all so inspirational. Just 28 more pounds to my goal!
I don't really have anything exciting to talk about. Other than, you should go to my myspace and check out the awesome song I have playing on there. That one night...
Friday, April 11, 2008
Now, let's talk about how upset I am that Michael Johns is gone. He did not deserve to go. Sure, his "Dream On" wasn't great, but he's been on fire the last few weeks and I've really gotten to like him. David Cook sucked so badly this week and he wasn't even in the bottom three. I can't believe Syesha didn't go home. Carly was awful this week, but she's done well in the past. Still, I'd rather have seen her go than Michael. Bless his heart.
In real life news, I got evaluated by our super-intendent today. I knew it was coming so I planned a lesson that'd have everything I knew he'd be looking for:) Cheating? Nah. I really did teach, so it's still a representation of what I do with my kids daily. I feel really good about it. I feel like I did everything I was supposed to do, and he said he enjoyed the lesson. I guess I'll find out when we have our sit-down next week. I'm just glad it's over with!
I baked my 5th graders some of my Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are the best cookies I've ever had in my life, from 5:15-6:15 this morning. They loved them. It was their reward for doing their best on TAKS. At least I hope they did their best.
I'm leaving school at noon to spend some time with my wonderful husband. I don't know what we're going to do, but I'm sure it'll be a good time. Quality time. Oh, yes. I am excited!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So the tables have turned for me this week. This might be the only time you'll ever hear (read) me say this, but KLC actually did really well tonight! Wow. I'm not gonna lie; I couldn't find anything wrong with her performance. Good job.
Jason's was my favorite, by far. What a smart choice for him! I love Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of this song LOVE IT and I think Jason's performance was flawless. He is back, thank God!!!
I also loved little David Archuleta's performance. A nice little Robbie Williams that I have always thought was a little hokie, but he did it really well.
Brooke's was good. Nothing super awesome.
Michael Johns...it started out really well. Love "Dream On." Actually, I'm watching it right now and I'd just said to Kaleb, "I like this...this is good..." and then he goes into that totally not-up-to-Tyler-par falsetto that just sounded kind of like a wounded bird. Or cat. Or a catbird? And Paula's complementing him with her chihuahuas joining him? Wouldn't that be bad?
Here's who SUCKED. Carly. When are these folks going to learn that if you can't do a Queen song well you shouldn't do it at all?? I love that song, but a) I've never thought of it as inspirational and b) she slaughtered it! Her runs were off, she screeched it, and she just stunk that stage up. She's lost some props from me.
I wasn't impressed with Syesha, mainly because she was way off pitch...that girl was all over the place. She has a pretty tone, but her pitch killed her tonight. I'd guess that she'd go home. Are they doing that this year though? Last year they didn't send anyone home for the Idol Gives Back night.
And David Cook...I really loathed his song choice. It was ridiculous and I had no love for him tonight either.
So...Syesha can go home. And Jason was absolutely perfect.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
If you're a fan of music, especially that of the folky persuasion, I encourage you to try out "Just Because I'm a Woman," which is a collection of women now doing Dolly's songs. It is wonderful!
I hope KLC goes home tonight. Or Ramiele. Anybody but Carly, Jason, and David C. And Brooke. And little David A.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I'd like to say that David Cooke's version of Billie Jean was phenomenal last night. I love that he did that. Kind of like when Chris Daughtry did that awesome version of I Walk the Line until I found out that it was really just a cover of Live's version of it, which is where he started to go downhill for me. (I really, really hate him at this point, just to make myself clear.) Anyway, if somebody else did that version of Billie Jean let me know because right now that kid has got TONS of credit from me. I, of course, loved that Michael Johns did Queen and did them proud. Wonderful. Castro...I love him, but this wasn't anything special. He reminded me a lot of Jason Mraz, who I love-a love-a love. I liked Carly's. Love that song. I'm just upset. I can't get over this. I hate American Idol when it turns to this.
My Spring Break is going really well!! My mom came and spent Monday through today with us and we had a lot of fun! We went shopping on Tuesday and took Ella to the park today. I plan on doing as little as possible for my two remaining days of freedom. I'm thinking about getting up for 8 tomorrow to watch Matlock. I am lame, I know this. But Matlock is awesome.
Monday, March 24, 2008
After we left my parents', we went down to Starks to spend the afternoon/evening with The Breaux/Coleman family. It was so great to see everyone and just hang out for a while. Now we're back home and I've got a day of cleaning ahead of me! My mom's on Spring Break this week so she's coming down for a few days. I am so excited!!! I'm not thinking about school until Monday.
I'll leave you with a few pictures of the festivities!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
My girl finally went home on Biggest Loser. Sad, sad, sad. But you knew it was gonna be here...she doesn't pull big numbers very often. How hot did the girls look????? Ali is just fantastic, but the one who really surprised me was Kelly!!! Who knew she could be so pretty??? I was very impressed by her makeover. And I just want my body to look like Ali's. That's all. Okay my ultimate goal is 10 pounds below what she is right now, but if I just could be at what she's at now? Jeeeeeeeez. Mark is really starting to annoy me, and so is Jillian. What was her deal last week? How are you gonna cuss out Alison Sweeney?? I have always hated Sami, but still. That was a little harsh.
I am so pumped about tomorrow!! Only a half day of school and then I get to see my family for a few days!!! I haven't seen them in 3 weeks, which is a realllllly long time for me. And we're staying for a few days when normally we could only stay for a few hours since we had to be back for church, so I am just really, really excited about this weekend!!!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Anyway, I AM SO READY for Spring Break. Actually, just for Thursday. Once Thursday is here I think I'll be okay. My kids are ridiculous, my 5th graders don't seem to care that we've got 7 hours together to do everything we need for them to pass TAKs on April 8, and that is driving me crazy. How do you not care that you might fail the 5th grade?? They frustrate me to no end. Thursday cannot come soon enough.
I'm ready to not have these kids, to get away from Beaumont, and to see my family!!!!! It has been way too long. Come on, Thursday, hurry fast!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I am not upset about David H, but I am pretty surprised. I thought he was horrible, but there were some who did much, much worse AHEM KRISTIE LEE COOK whose eyebrows looked much better this week but who sounded like a yodeling horse getting trampeled. I kept picturing that scene in Superstar where it shows Mary Catherine Gallagher's parents getting trampeled in the square dancing room when the music is going faster and faster. Ugh. Awful. I expected it to be her or Ramiele. They need to go very soon.
In other news, I am super excited to be hosting a dinner party tonight for the Rectors and the Snodgrasses!! Woohoooooo!!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
Where do I begin...Ella's carseat, a coat, and a whole bunch of junk. Kaleb hasn't been in my car for over a month so it is a wreck!
2. When was the last time you threw up?
I think a year ago last September. No details.
3. What's your favorite curse word?
I don't really curse anymore, but I've always been fond of the f-word in certain instances.
4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Kaleb...Kay Olds, the lady who did the workshop this morning...that's it. And this is not a question.
5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Driving to Silsbee.
6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Sitting on the edge of my seat to find out who's getting kicked off of Biggest Loser for no apparent reason!!!
7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Sleeping, fo sho.
8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
I have not.
9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
I just told Kaleb about Jenny's story of her dog and her helper.
10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
That would be a toss-up. I love Butter Pecan, but Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic OMG but I don't eat it anymore.
11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
12. What are you wearing right now?
A white tank top and black lounge pants.
13. What was the last thing you ate?
My husband made the most amazing grilled tilapia of my life, so that, broccoli, reduced fat crescent rolls, and a WW ice cream dessert.
14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
I have not.
15. When was the last time you ran?
In my TurboJam last night we ran some...does that count?
16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Does watching Kaleb play NCAA March Madness 2006 count? Then that.
18. Who is the last person you emailed?
19. Ever go camping?
20. Do you have a tan?
I do not. I am in dire need of one.
24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
I do not drink soda.
25. What did your last IM say?
I honestly couldn't tell you...do people still IM? Shouldn't this say text message?
26. Are you someone's best friend?
27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Going to Silsbee for a workshop, then to church.
28. Where is your mom right now?
At home probably watching Law & Order: SVU unless they've seen it already. Am I right, Mama? (Yeah, I call her Mama. I'm from Louisiana whaddaya want?)
29. Look to your left, what do you see?
My handsome husband with a PS2 controller.
30. What color is your watch?
Silver with a pinkish face.
31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
Silverchair, koala bears, Heath Ledger.
32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
I'm going to be honest...I want to get my boobs done.
33. What is your birthstone?
An alexandrite or a pearl. I prefer the pearl.
34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
35. How many kids do you want?
3, including Ella.
36. Do you have a dog?
Because we rent, I do not. But Ella prays for one every night. (Cue the awwwws)
37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
38. Have you met anyone famous?
I met Jason Mraz once. And Graham Colton but I don't know if he's famous. And some Christian bands whose concerts I went to.
39. Any plans today?
It's almost over...I plan to go clean the kitchen, get a bath, and go to bed.
40. How many states have you lived in?
That'd be 3...Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
41. Ever go to college?
For a very long time.
42. Where are you right now?
On our couch.
43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
My students and my weight.
44. Last song listened to?
The entire "Once" soundtrack.
46. Are you allergic to anything?
47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
I do not wear my favorite shoes all the time because they are flip flops and I cannot wear them to work.
48. Are you jealous of anyone?
Right now, yes, of Ali from Biggest Loser.
50. Is anyone jealous of you?
Who wouldn't be?? Kidding. I am!
51. What time is it?
52. Do any of your friends have children?
A few of them do.
53. Do you eat healthy?
I do...I kind of have to with WW. I do splurge sometimes, though.
54. What do you usually do during the day?
Teach and fuss at kids.
55. Do you hate anyone right now?
I don't hate anyone, but I am really angry with some of my kids.
56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
When answering the phone, yes.
57.What are your feelings on chocolate?
My feelings are that it is a great thing.
58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
I have...for a few Naz Nites!
60. How did you get one of your scars?
I busted my chin at school in 3rd grade. We were practicing for a Christmas program and my mom made me wear tights to school that day. We were kneeling down, I slipped, and that's that.
I was really excite that they were singing fom the Lennon/McCartney songbook tonight, but honestly my favorites didn't really blow me away. I loved Brooke's, but the others...I don't know. Maybe it was because I was trying to flip between that and BL, but I just wasn't feeling it tonight. I do still love Castro. OH and Chikezie had my favorite performance of the night. I mean c'mon. Banjos that lead into a funky rocky song??? That was genius and I loved it!!!
Ramielle needs to go home. And David H. And probably still Eyebrows, but I didn't hear her tonight.
I'd rather talk about Biggest Loser: Couples, where the people who were eliminate got to come back. HOLY COW did any of you see this?? Did you see how freaking amazing Ali looked??? How the heck do you lose 64 pounds in 10 weeks?? I don't get it, but she looks fabulous and makes me really jealous. I can't wait til I get down that low!! And then lower!!!
I've had a workshop today and I'll be there again tomorrow. It's nice to be away, but I watched the video of my kids today (I set up a camera in plain sight that they know about because they act like complete hellions when I leave) and I got really upset with them. I am appalled at their behavior and their lack of respect. They are going to get it on Thursday. And the ones who are there when I go before my workshop in the morning will get it tomorrow. It's ridiculous, and I cannot wait until some of their parents see how they behaved. They have 1 chance to redeem themselves tomorrow and then I'm making phone calls.
Friday, March 7, 2008
If you love music and/or good movies, watch this ASAP.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
The other choices tonight were dead on. I applauded that Luke got sent packing. What a wretched voice. I still haven't forgiven him for butchering Queen last week. And speaking of butchering Queen, freaking Kady Malloy got a loud applause for leaving tonight from me as well. Really, Kady? You really thought it'd be a good idea to do any Queen song, especially Who Wants To Live Forever?? For shame. Can I say speaking of Queen again in the same paragraph? Because it's a nice segue* for talking about Dear Danny. I wasn't really a fan, but he was so entertaining to watch. Really. I hated what Chikezie did Tuesday night. I'm not a fan of making girl songs boy songs and vice versa, especially an awesome Jr. High-era Whitney song that I had the tape of and sang to nightly in my room, so I wouldn't have cried to see him go. But he deserves to be there more than Danny.
So I'm only upset about Asia-huh. Brows better be gone next week.
*I love the word segue. I love the way it's spelled, the way it sounds, the way it's not spelled like it sounds...I love it.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
So good. Soooooooo good.
After that, we went home and cut into our wedding cake top and it was actually really, really good!!! It tasted just as good as the few bites I remember getting at our reception! We kept looking at the clock and trying to figure out what we were doing at that time last year. I think we ate the cake at the same time because we' driven to Houston to our hotel before flying out the next morning and we'd taken some of the food with us to snack on. It was so nice. I love my husband, and one day I'll blog about something else, but he is seriously the best thing that could've happened to me, and right now I just want to spend every minute with him. I cannot wait for summer so we can actually go somewhere together. I know it won't be Mexico, but anywhere will do!
And if you're looking for a honeymoon destination, might I suggest El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It seriously was the absolute perfect honeymoon (to us, anyway), and we'd go back tomorrow if we could!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Tonight we're having a romantic dinner at Suga's and then coming home to try our thawed out wedding cake top! I'll let you know how that goes. I wish we weren't working today...I can't stop daydreaming about a year ago!! And I wish, more than anything, that we were leaving for Riviera Maya tomorrow!!!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
1. What time did you get up this morning? around 7ish
2. Diamonds or pearls? On my hand: Diamonds Anywhere else: pearls
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Untraceable, and it sucked.
4. What is your favorite TV show? Biggest Loser, American Idol, Ghost Hunters, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Quaker Mini Delights in Cinnamon Streusel (only 2 pts!!)
6. What is your middle name? Lynne
7. What food do you dislike? anything that stinks when you cook it
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I honestly don't have one. How sad is that, coming from me??
9. What kind of car do you drive? Corolla
10. Favorite sandwich? Roast Beef
11. What characteristic do you despise? Cockiness
12. Favorite item of clothing? Black & White striped Old Navy shirt
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Back to Mexico
14. What color is your bathroom? Cream?
15. Favorite brand of clothing? Old Navy
16. Where would you retire to? Beside my husband
17. What was your most memorable birthday? I'm not really sure...
18. Favorite sport to watch? Baseball!!!
19. Farthest place you are sending this? Well it's on my blog, so...the intraweb.
20 Who do you least expect to send this back to you? Again, n/a.
21. Person you expect to send it back first? I'm skipping these.
22. Favorite saying? It's not my favorite but I have to say "Sit down and stop your voices" a million times a day.
23. When is your birthday? June 18th
24. Are you a morning person or a night person? Umm...evening?
25. What is your shoe size? 9.5
26. Pets? None.
27. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? I've lost 25 pounds!!
28. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher
29 What are you today? A teacher:)
30. What is your favorite candy? Favorite ever: Peanut Butter Twix Favorite Points-friendly: Quaker Mini Delights
31. What is your favorite flower? Tulips!!!
32. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? March 3 (Monday) the one-year anniversary of the day I married the man of my dreams!
34. What is your full name? Jennifer Lynne Lambert Breaux
35. What are you listening to right now? A ticking clock
36. What was the last thing you ate? BBQ Chicken Pizza! (5 pts!!)
37. Favorite color? Green
38. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? Kaleb, the love of my life
39. How do you like your eggs cooked? Scrambled
40. Do you like the person who sent this to you? She's okay. (I love you, Katie!)
41. Favorite soft drink? I don't drink sodas, but if I could it'd be Cherry Coke.
42. Favorite restaurant? Raising Cane's!
43. What is your hair color? Dark Brown
44. Favorite day of the year? Christmas Day
45. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbies
46. Summer or winter? I like them both...but summer.
47. Chocolate or Vanilla? Depends on the day.
48. What is under your bed? Suitcases and a LOT of dustbunnies
49. What did you do last night? Giggity giggity
50. Favorite smell? Kaleb
51. What are you afraid of? The dark. Demons.
52. Plain, buttered, or salted Popcorn? If I'm being good: Orville Redenbacker 100 calorie pack Butter flavor. If I'm not? Tinseltown, so buttered your jeans are grease-stained when you leave.
53. How many keys on your key ring? 5ish?
54. How many years at your current job? Since August.
55. Favorite day of the week? Friday
56. How many towns have you lived in? 4
57. Do you make friends easily? Depends on the friends.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Last night we took our first "professional" family photo! Our church is doing directory pictures so we did that, and we ended up buying some of us for our parents and of Ella of course. She was AMAZING, really hamming it up for the camera, which she NEVER does for a) strangers and/or b) photographers. We were so very proud of her!!
On the way home, she asked us where we were going. Kaleb told her we had to stop at the grocery store to get a few things and she goes (if I'm lyin' I'm dyin') "You have GOT to be kidding me!!!" Oh, man, we lost it. What 3 year old says that?? We laughed and laughed at her, so she kept on saying it. Man, I love that kid.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Also, and I'm not changing my little ticker because my official weigh-in isn't until Thursday morning, but I finally hit 20 pounds gone! Actually it's 20.5. I am PUMPED. Only 9.5 lbs until wedding weight now!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I didn't want anyone to think that I was upset with him or that we were having problems over the V-Day flowers. I was just disappointed, which is ridiculous since he was only doing what I'd asked of him! We laughed about it that night, and it will go down in our history as "remember that one time when I told you not to buy me flowers and you listened to me?"
I love him, I love him, I love him.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I was really excited about it earlier this week...I have big plans for Kaleb and I on Friday night, and I was so thrilled to get to do something special for him. I guess I still am, but I'm just really depressed today. I almost cried in front of my students, who think that Valentine's Eve isn't a night when they have to do homework and that Valentine's Day isn't a day when they should have to do classwork. I'm sick of the situation I'm in and the fact that nothing I do seems to make it better.
I feel selfish because I know that Kaleb is giving me a pedicure, which is what I asked for for Valentine's Day, but I kind of thought he would automatically send me flowers. Because he's my husband, and that's what all the husbands I've known do on Valentine's Day. I thought this year, for the first time, I would be one of the proud (and many) who get flowers from their significant others on Valentine's Day (because in my entire life, my dad is the only person who's ever sent any to me). And I didn't tell him to because, really, who wants to tell someone that they want flowers? I don't know. I feel very selfish, as I said before, but I also feel like what would it hurt to send some? The excuse is that it's so close to our anniversary (March 3) which is an excuse I gave him in the case that finances were tight. But they're not. And that's the reason that, with a heavy heart, I begrudgingly celebrate Black Thursday.