Monday, September 26, 2011

Digital or Old-Style Scrapbooking?

Hey Y'all!
Do you scrapbook anymore?  A long time ago, I signed up to sell scrap booking products for a very popular company.  We didn't have Robbie at the time and I was becoming discouraged at not being able to have anybody to leave my scrapbooks to when I'm long gone.  That's important you know!
I love history!  I love reading historical fiction and I love anything that makes me feel like I'm living "back in the good ole days!"
Old quilts, old jewelry, old family treasures, etc.
When I was a little girl, my Pappaw Fred was the BEST story-teller.  He could make you feel like you were living right in the middle of the story and were experiencing things that folks from his stories were feeling.

On Sunday afternoons, we'd take a walk down in the woods on our farm.  There was this huge rock on top of a small hill.  My Pappaw would tell us, every single time we passed it, that THAT rock was the exact spot where the old Indian Chief would stand and look out to check for the enemy.  I could easily see that old chief, perched atop that rock, with his hand shielding his eyes, looking out all over this area, searching for the "enemy."  Years later we were telling that and my daddy just laughed and laughed--after he informed me, my brother and my sister that he had pushed that rock towards that hill when they were clearing off the land.  Ha!
Anyway...because of my Pappaw's love for "the story" and the details in each one, I too, find myself telling kids in my classroom stories.  I love watching their faces as my stories unfold and their reactions.  It is such an important part of who I am and how I came to be ME.
Not having any children was very upsetting in itself.  Not having any children to leave my life's memories to was even more depressing.  So I stopped scrap booking.  I used to joke to my little sister and just tell her that if she ever had any kids, they could have my scrapbooks.
Then, one AWESOME day in June of 2006, my life completely changed as we welcomed Robert Lewis Hersey into our hearts and homes.  We named him Robert after my daddy, my great-grandpaw, and my great-great grandpaw.  Robert is a STRONG name in my opinion, and I knew my son would be graced with it as well.  Lewis was my Pappaw Fred's middle name.  I couldn't pin "Fred" on him.  There was only ONE Fred to me, but I wanted to name my boy after two of the most important men in my life. happened.  Other things took priority, and my scrapbooks didn't happen.  For the past several months I have really felt bad about not doing any scrappin'.  I looked around the internet and found My Memories!  It's a really awesome site and I think it's just what I'll need to share our memories so that one day, my sweet boy can look back over everything and smile while he remembers. the great part!
I'll be hosting a giveaway so that you can win your very own copy of this software!
All you have to do is leave me a comment on the following:
(Each separate comment is a separate entry!)  I know, you can thank me later!
1.  Tell me who your favorite story-teller was/is in your family.
2.  What would your first scrapbooking page be about?
3.  Visit My Memories and tell me what your favorite KIT is.

4.  Visit their BLOG and become a follower.
5.  Follow My Memories on Facebook by clicking HERE
6.  Follow My Memories on Twitter by clicking HERE

That's it!  Easy, right?
The giveaway ends Friday night, September 30th at midnight.  The winner will be announced over the weekend and I will send you the code you need to get your FREE software!

If you can't stand to wait, they've also given me a discount code for you to use if you'd rather just purchase the software and get started today!  Click HERE to go and grab yours and use this discount code:

Good Luck Y'all!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

When I grow up, I wanna be a BARBER

I guess if Robbie had to write an essay earlier today on his future dreams and ambitions, being a hair-cutter would be at the top of his list.
We have been struggling, threatening, worrying, trying to get him to keep his little behavior card on GREEN everyday.  Last Thursday he went "to yellow" for talking in line, then on Friday for singing "Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?" many times during break.  Today, he brought me another note, with that "I've been caught" look on his face.
Wanna know what he did?
Let's just take a look-see:

And here is the final product all placed with love into a baggie:

And here's his NEW-DO!

All prayers are appreciated!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm here

I'm still here.  Trying to get used to teaching Language Arts and Social Studies instead of Home Ec.
Life is FAST and Crazy right now, but wonderful!
I'll be posting soon!