Sunday, April 27, 2014

THE CLOSERS

Me: "Okay, guys, tomorrow we are closing on our new house."
Tuck: "What's that mean?"
Me: "It means we sign our name on about 2,596 pages of paper to say that we will pay for and take care of the house from now on."
Mags: "Oh man. You're hand is gonna hurt by the end. That's a lot of hearts."
Me: "Hearts?"
Mags: "Yeah. When I put my name on something important at school, I ALWAYS put hearts over the "i" in Maggie."
Me: "That's cool, but I'm not sure they'd accept hearts in my signature, so I think I'm safe there."
Mags: "Oh, good. Well, at least think about it. It really makes your name look fancy."

This weekend was a long time coming. Our family made a HUGE move. Literally. 


It's been a crazy ride buying a new home, but we had a team by our side that helped us settle each bump along the way. Having someone calm, cool, collected and humorous by your side is always a positive in this process. Having MULTIPLE people like that is a true gift. 

If you live in our area of Northern Virginia, and are looking to move, here are the people to be first on your list to call:





 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

KETCHUP WITH US


It's time for Ketchup With Us. Held on the 1st & 15th of every month, the link-up gives you two ways to play. You can either (A) set a timer for 10 minutes and write about whatever pops into your head OR (B) link up an old post. Michele and I are cool like that. And busy…like you…so we want to make it as simple as possible.


Since my family is trot trotting to Boston for Spring Break, I'm going to be packing like a mad woman and choosing "B"…linking up an old post. And by old, I mean my very first post. Enjoy!


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FINALLY! THE LINK-UP



Monday, April 14, 2014

BREAKING THROUGH

Me: "My brain hurts."
Chris: "Make a list. It will help."
Me: "I already have a list. In fact, my lists are starting to have lists about my previous lists."

Anybody's brain feel like a tangled web of "To Do's?" Me, too!

As I was out taking pictures with one of my students, I pointed my lens at a tree. It immediately struck me as looking like my brain. There were so many branches reaching in so many different directions. In fact, the branches were so abundant, that I found some were beginning to intertwine. However, through the branches, the sky is visible. And as these branches of ideas, challenges and projects begin to bloom, it will be a different scene altogether. 

One full of life lessons and accomplishments. 


Friday, April 4, 2014

PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND IN

Me: "Check out this sun Mr. W cut out for me at school today."
Mags: "Wow! That is beautiful. Is he a lefty or a righty?"
Me: "He's right-handed, I believe."
Mags: "Good thing, cause those left-handed scissors don't listen to right-handed people."

Paper sun credit: S.W.




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

KETCHUP WITH US

It's time for Ketchup With Us. Held on the 1st & 15th of every month, the link-up gives you two ways to play. You can either (A) set a timer for 10 minutes and write about whatever pops into your head OR (B) link up an old post. Michele and I are cool like that. And busy…like you…so we want to make it as simple as possible.

Since we're in the middle of mayhem at my house, I'm a slacker and am going to be choosing "B"…linking up an old post. And by old, I mean January of 2012. Enjoy!


Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer 
from last time is ...
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BEHIND THE KETCHUP 
Click here to read how this foolishness all began.  
KEEP TRACK OF OUR SILLINESS 
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Twitter (Michele/Mel)
Instagram (Michele/Mel)
Pinterest (Michele/Mel) 
SPREAD THE WORD 
ketchup with us
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FINALLY … THE LINK-UP!


We give you a picture to inspire you to KetchupWithUs.

All you need to do is link something up … and tell your friends.