Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Jack!!

Here is a recent picture of my little man!

Here are some pictures from Jack's 1st Birthday a year ago!

So anybody who knows me has heard me talk about my nephew Jack. I just think he is the most perfect, handsome, sweetest little man in the entire world! Unfortunately, we don't get to see him as much as we would like because they live in Florida. I mostly get to marvel at all the pictures that Ed and Elizabeth post of him on Facebook. Well, Jack is celebrating his 2nd birthday today. We really wish we could be there tomorrow for his birthday party. At least we know we will be at every party from now on because Ed, Elizabeth, and Jack are moving to South Carolina in August! Wahoo! So . . . in the meantime, I will simply wish Jack a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY from his Auntie Amanda and Uncle Ryan. We love you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Flu

So I have been sick all week with the Flu. I knew I was bound to catch it since I have had at least 6 kids in and out of my classroom with it over the past couple of weeks. So I had a horrible headache Friday at school. It wasn't my typical sinus headaches, it was almost like a tension headache or a migraine. By Saturday I told Ryan I felt like I was getting a cold or something and I started on Zicam. That night I didn't sleep well because of severe body aches. I felt like I had been kicked in the ribs and back by a horse or something! Sunday morning I woke up and could hardly shower without almost bringing myself to tears. Ryan took me to the Minute Clinic where they tested me for Influenza A and it came back positive. Since I had a fever or 101.6, I figured I would be out at least Monday and Tuesday. Our school's requirement is that you are fever free for at least 24 hours without any fever reducing medicine. Well, it is now Wednesday and I am still at home from work. I am planning on going back tomorrow since my fever broke yesterday. Right now I am just feeling exhausted and rundown. I had my favorite substitute cover my class. She is so awesome and it has been wonderful being able to focus on feeling better instead of worrying about my kids. She even dropped off "Get Well" cards that each of my kids made for me yesterday. It brightened my day to read all the sweet notes from my students. I am actually looking forward to going back tomorrow and seeing their sweet little faces :-)

Welcome to Our Blog!

So . . . I have finally given in and decided to start a blog for our little family. Our little family consists of me (Amanda), my husband Ryan, and our black lab Willow. I wasn't going to start a blog until we had kids, but it is a fun way to keep our family and friends updated. So . . . what the heck . . . here we are! I must admit, I have such a fun time reading my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's blog and some of our friends blogs that it kind of made me desire having one of my own! I guess I sometimes do give into peer pressure :-) I probably won't be posting on a regular basis, just when I have something I feel is worthy of being shared. Welcome to our blog!