Friday, February 18, 2011

Things at the Rogers' house

Totally random things I am thinking of:

  • So glad that the weather has taken a turn for the warm. We were able to go out on Sunday afternoon and enjoy a little time outdoors. Harrison LOVED it!

  • I have just finished up my 3rd class for my Masters program and have started on my 4th. I am waiting to see what my grades are, but so far, I have made 100% of all of my assignments so I am hoping for a great score on my final paper which would continue my 4.0! Fingers crossed!

  • I have started couponing and it is so much fun. Who knew that planning your shopping trip could be so exciting! This was my first try. I bought these at Walgreens for $19.00. I saved $16 right off the bat of the purchase prices, but I also got a $7 back reward for my next purchase. So I really just paid $12 for this. I have totally been degerming with these wipes!

  • We have been tossing around the idea of trying to go to Disney this fall. Maybe a money tree will grow in the backyard...... That would be nice...but seriously, we are ready to go somewhere as a family of 4!

  • Ava and I got our hair cut yesterday. She got several inches cut off and I am hoping it will bring back some of that nice curl.

  • I bought some new scrapbook supplies, so maybe if I can ever get a handle on the disaster that is my craft room, then I can sit down and do some new work!

  • As of right now, barring any more snow, our spring break will remain intact. However, if we are out once more for weather, we lose the first 3 days of break. :( No snow, PLEASE!
  • Harrison, all boy, all the time and loving his trucks!

Monday, February 14, 2011

10 on Tuesday - Valentine's Day Recap

10 on Tuesday - The Valentine's Day Recap Edition

1. We celebrated our Valentine's Day meal on Sunday night since Monday evening was going to be so crazy. I made the same menu as last year. We had Rachel Ray's Neapolitan pasta, Ceasar Salad, and garlic bread. Delicious.

2. I saw this recipe a few weeks ago for Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip cookies so I made some. So rich, but soooo good. I took the leftovers for my students at school, because I definitely don't need those laying around the house!

3. Ava was so excited about her first Valentine's party at school. She took Ring Pops, M&M's, and of course, her Valentines.

4. I made the wreath following a tutorial I saw here. Easy, but hard on my fingers!

5. I made Ava's shirt following a tutorial I saw here. I was working on hand-stitching around it when my needle broke and I didn't have another one. I just hot glued the bow on.

6. The kids loved their Valentines.

Harrison chowing down on his moon pie from Nana and Pop.

Ava with her Princess card from Aunt Bethany.

Harrison with his monkey from Daddy and I.

Harrison with his card from Aunt Bethany.

Ava in her Fancy Nancy dress she got from Daddy and I.

7. Ava says it like this "ValentiMes." And so do some of my high schoolers. :(

8. Ava loved making Valentine's for people. I didn't have any envelopes large enough to send, so some of you may be getting Valentines this summer.

9. Thank you for the recent comments you all have been leaving on the blog. I love reading them!

10. Guess that's it! I am planning on updating the LO of the blog soon since Ava is no longer 3 and 1/2 and Harrison is definitely bigger than 3 or 4 months!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from The Rogers Family

Just wanted to share a pic of my wreath. I made it and I am really proud of how it turned out! :) I also made Ava's shirt in these pictures.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ava - Beautiful Girl


This has to be one of my all-time favorite photos of you. To me, it captures those beautiful eyes and that grin that says, I am probably about to make some kind of silly face.

You don't know how much I love you and how much alike we are. I guess that is why I get so frustrated by you sometimes. We are like two peas in a pod.

What I want you to grow into is your beauty. You are so beautiful on the outside, but I want you to develop your inner beauty too. I want people to see not only your outside, but your kindness as well and I tend to get frustrated when you don't show that beauty that I know is inside there.

I know that as the years pass, I will look back on these trying times we have with a fond remembrance of when you were little, so I am concentrating on trying to breathe more and relax some and take things in stride.

But no matter what, I love you, little girl. And you will always be my little princess.

Love, Mom