Sunday, August 24, 2008

Last Summer vacation

We spent the early part of the week on a last summer fling. We drove down to North Carolina through the great Smoky Mountains and into North Carolina. The boys of the family even slid down a waterfall. The weather in the mountains was a bit too cool for me but I really enjoyed hiking to several beautiful waterfalls. After entering North Carolina we drove over to the central part of the state know as the Sandhills and got some golf and more swimming in. All in all it was a great trip.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back to school

Here it is August 13th and those of you are teachers are feeling just like me. How did summer pass us up so fast? Why didn't I get everything accomplished that I wanted to? But, alas August has arrived along with all of the back to school sales you'll see teachers in their classrooms preparing for another school year. Today my boys and I spent the morning and part of the afternoon in my classroom with my co-teachers. We totally revamped one of our two classrooms and I'm excited to see how everything flows. We seem to start every year with a full class of toddlers that grow into preschoolers throughout the year and this year is no exception. Job boredom is rarely the case. So we'll enjoy our last couple of weeks of summer laziness and begin the new school refreshed and ready.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A break from quilting

Yesterday, I took a break from quilting and took my boys to the PGA championship practice round. This tournament is being played at a beautiful course very near to our home. The boys wanted to spend most of the day on driving range collecting autographs but my older son took advantage of a junior clinic with one of the pros coaches. He even made the local paper here.

Zach's quilt top is finished

I finished my son Zach's quilt top last Friday but haven't had a chance to post anything. I really like how the colors look together.

As usual, the moment I put a quilt on the floor to photograph it my cat Pearl has to check it out.