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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Hi all! Another whirlwind day in the Harty Household. Started off at 7am, getting kids up and dressed and fed and out the door to the bus stop. We went at 7:30, and the bus was there at 7:40. I came back home, and got ready for exercise. I went to Andreas house, and we tried the next workout video. Ramp it Up. OMGosh. It was not fun. It was hard. SUPER hard. I looked SO pathetic, trying to do the workouts, but failing miserably - hehehe. Andrea was sure to take some funny pics :) See how much of a non-exerciser I really am - hehehe.

After working out (45 minutes instead of the shorter, 24 minute video), I came back home and got ready. Leigh and Veronica and I were going to go and check out a Charter school on the North East side. Harmony School of Innovation. We drove there, and found that the building used to be a grocery store. But they converted it over very nicely. Lots of parking, though - hehehe. AND, low and behold, my friend my our other Ward (congregation at church) was at the office, just getting done with a PTO meeting. Score!

We chatted with her for about 20 minutes about the school, and the ins and outs. Apparently, there's a lottery to fill the openings. She thinks that if one of the kids from a family get selected, then the whole family can come. She's gonna check for me. It's heavily slanted towards Science and Math. Looks pretty promising. Next year will be it's second year, and there's only about 350 students in grades k-8. So, we'll see if our names get drawn, I guess.

After that, we drove back near post, and went to lunch at a taco place that Veronica likes. Tacos And Tacos. It was a cute little place in a strip mall, and had good food. Not too spicy, which is just perfect for me :)

Came back home, and spent some time with the boys. Jake's teacher re-set his low math grade, and he got a MUCH better grade the 2nd time around :) Jimmy spent some time in the backyard playing. I did some dishes, since they were starting to pile up.

At 2pm, Andrea and I went to the commissary. I had a few things that I needed to get for Captain America. Dye for his wool pants, aftershave, toothpaste, and trash bags. They didn't carry any dye, didn't have is brand of aftershave, or his brand of toothpaste. Sigh. I did get the trash bags, thank goodness. We were completely out.

Andrea dropped me off back at home, and the boys and I got ready to go to the bus stop. Jake wanted to come and get out of the house. We got there, and picked up Eme and Joe, and Ben, and Veronica's 1st grade son, and Kayleys 3 kids, and we all went to the park. Andrea and I were like the pied piper, with all those kids in tow.

Kayley was supposed to only be about 30 minutes. Finally, at 4:45, I had to take all my kids and her kids back to my house. Someone had to use the restroom - hehehe. I gave them some water, and a piece of bread (I know, I have dumb snacks at my house), and put in a movie for the older ones, and Jimmy played with the little girl who was his size (but 2 years older). They got along great.

Kayley eventually got done with the doctors appointment, and came to get the kids. I was just getting our dinner started. I made fake lasagna. I cooked the noodles, and sauteed some onions, green peppers, and ground turkey. I added the meat, the noodles, 1/2 brick of mozarella cheese, some italian seasoning, 1/2 can of pasta sauce, and the cottage cheese into a large bowl, and stirred. The kids liked it, and it's super easy :)

After dinner, I got Eme and Jake ready for Scouts/Achievement days, and left as soon as Captain America walked in the door. It was the Cub Scouts parents meeting, so Tom didn't have to go. And Joe and Jim never have to go - hehehe.

We got there a few minutes late, but everyone else was late too, so it's ok :) It was Andrea and Kayley and Laurie and I in the meeting. And 9 kids. In a little classroom, where the kids played on the chalkboard. SO loud, but I guess moms are used to that, right?

We got the Blue and Gold banquet all planned and organized. It should be a great time :)

After the meeting, Andrea and I hung out, waiting for our older kids to be done with their meeting. Ours only lasted for 45 minutes, and the older kids' last for over an hour. Not a problem, as Andrea and I have never had issues passing the time - hehehe.

By the time we got home, it was 8:30pm. Captain America and Jim and Joe and Tom were watching an episode of Dukes of Hazzard, and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. I helped put Joe and Jim to bed, and left Captain America with the big 3. I came in my room, and sat down to design WordArt freebees for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The family is going to New Mexico for the weekend for a Couples Retreat, sponsored by the Chaplin in Captain Americas Unit. It should be a great time. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm not sure, though, how the internet will be, and how busy things will be, so I wanted to get the designing done today, and I'll up load it all tomorrow, and pre-blog, so I won't necessarily have to do anything while on "vacation". I'm still bringing my laptop, just in case - hehehe.

Well, you can guess what the ispiration for my freebee for today was. Myself. Yeah, I'm not good with normal. See picture above.

Click on the links below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!


Deanna said...

This one is GREAT! Love it! Thanks so much for all your hard work and sharing with us! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today (look for timestamp: [18 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Patio said...

You are too cute! Thanks for Word Art!

mrs-sweetpeach said...

This one sounds exactly like *me!* Thanks ever so much.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 10 post on Feb. 18, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Will make a great T-shirt ! Thanks !

Juli and Brett said...

Thanks so much Bethany!! Love it! I didn't have a chance to comment on what happened to you earlier this week, but I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and hearing about your adventures! Thanks for all that you do! :)

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Great word art, as usual!! Have a terrific weekend!

Dinphy said...

AWESOME word art! Thank you!!

CynR said...

LOL! Thank you very much!!

digitallyinspired said...

Thank you for your lovely freebie! We have mentioned it over at our blog, Digitally Inspired.

Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

benziengirl said...

Normal is boring! Thanks for sharing!

ella-hippyhoppy said...

Your wordart inspired me to this: http://ella-hippyhoppy.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-layout.html :)

Sharon Kay said...

thank you for this ... it's great!