Sunday, April 29, 2007

Deuce + new Puppy = Happy Dog!

I have a serious problem. I want a puppy. Like yesterday.

After we lost Chelsea in August I was completely heartbroken. She was MY baby girl. And losing her was just like losing a child. I cried a mile of tears every time I thought about not having her anymore. And then I cried some more every time I looked at pics and thought about all the things that made her my special girl. I don't think I will ever get over it. Deuce, our boy dog, was even depressed for quite a while. I didn't think I would ever want another puppy and thought that Deuce was just enough. I didn't want to go through that again.

Well, I have decided that my baby boy needs a friend. He loves other dogs and has a blast playing with them. As it is now, he just lays around the house all day long watching cartoons or soap operas (lucky boy!) when we are gone at school and work. (Isn't that the life!) He's a happy dog. Easy going, laid back. You know, just rolls with the punches so to speak. But, wouldn't he be even happier if he had some company to play with? :D I definately think so! ;) So, don't be surprised if we have a new addition to our household soon. I even think I have Mike on board with this one. Keep your fingers crossed that I find me a real cutie soon! Later peeps!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Chicka Chicka Woo! Hoo!

Well peeps, it finally happened! A little background first.

As most of you know we moved in January after Mike (dh) graduated from Texas A&M (with honors no less!) and accepted a job back home in Longview. I really wanted to try to finish out the school year but it just wasn't happening. We needed to move. The girls needed to have Daddy home every night and I needed him too. Plus, it was just too stinkin' hard to keep up with two households. I had to quit teaching in the middle of the year and my principal was awesome and completely agreed and reassured me that keeping the fam together was the right thing to do. So we did.

I thought I might accidentally find a job in the middle of the year and even went on a few interviews. Turns out that when you are a good teacher and need a job in the middle of the year they interview you for jobs that are no longer available (phantom jobs I call them) -- but they don't tell you that -- and then spring on you the fact that "Hey, we really like you. Will you come sub for us? We need you to work with the kids that didn't pass TAKS and need a little extra help." And, of course they want me to do all this on sub pay! I just couldn't do it. No way! I felt a little betrayed that they weren't honest up front. So, I chose to sub right here where we live. After all I want to work here next year and be on the same schedule as the girls. Maybe even the same school. That would be great.

Now for the meat of my story -- why I really posted this.....

Well, imagine my surprise when the prinicipal at Ally's school walks up to me on Wednesday and asks if I am working next week. I tell her I am but not sure what days -- I'll have to check. Her response? "Could you check and get in touch with me tomorrow so we can set up a time to interview you next week?" Well, heeeeeeck yeah! Although I looked completely composed I was doing some major somersaults inside! How awesome is that! And, then the next day I find out that another principal wants to interview me as soon as she gets it all organized. And, one of the "old time" teachers on that campus told me she personally went to that principal and told her I would be an assett on the campus and that everyone I have subbed for or with have had NOTHING but good things to say about me. (Talk about making my day! I floated on cloud nine the rest of the day!)

I have my 1st interview on Monday @ 3:30. Cross your fingers, toes, or whatever else you want for me! Say a little prayer. I can't tell you how excited I am. I have been feeling a little in the dumps lately because I just want to know yesterday if I am going to get to teach next year. (Everybody tells me I shouldn't worry. All the principals know me and like me ...yada, yada. But, you know, I have that little voice in the back of my head...) And, up until this point I hadn't gotten any calls. Mike kept telling me to be patient. It was still early...and honestly it still kinda is. I hate to admit that he was I won't. :P I told him I was nervous. After all I know I am a good teacher and I LOVE what I do. Will they be able to tell when I interview? He told me not to underestimate myself. Just show 'em what I got. He's right you know. (Did I really just type that? he he!) They just need to get to know me. And I plan on convincing them I'm their gal one way or another!

On another note:

Here's a sneak peek at the kit we have at AC Bailey Designs for the month of May. You can order it for just $24.95 as soon as May 1st. Be sure to hurry! The kit of the month sells out fast! It you do happen to miss out, don't worry. Erica has an awesome store to shop from! Just visit us at !

This is a great site to visit! We'd love to have you become a part of our online community! We have lots to chat about and plenty of fun! Can't wait to see you there! :D

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Little Scrappy Fun

This is my latest project. I created it for my design team assignment for AC Bailey Designs. I really like how it
turned out. I used the Basic Grey Romani papers & ribbon and the Maya Road Calendar album to complete this. It seemed to take forever since I wasn't able to just sit down and work on it at one time. It took several short altering sessions to get it completed, but I love how it turned out. I absolutely love the Basic Grey and Maya Road stuff. They stinkin' rock!

I have some layouts completed that I'll upload when I get a chance! Can't wait to share them too. They are Basic Grey babies too! Love me some Basic Grey!

I am hoping to scrap tonight. I have some really cool ideas rolling around in my head. Cross your fingers I get enough time and energy to get that ball rollin'!

It's A Whole New World!

Well, peeps I decided that I needed to enter the blogging world. Why? Good question. I never thought I'd want to spill my guts on the internet and put my entire life out there for the world to hear about. But, I have gotten in the habit of reading a few blogs and it really got me thinking. Wouldn't this be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends that don't live close to us? Absolutely! I'll be able to keep everybody up to date on the day to day stuff and the funny things that happen in the lives of a Lackey. And, when my girlies get older they'll have a record of their lives to keep forever. I think that in itself is worth it. It definately will be a whole new world for me!