Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pickett's Mill

Today we went to Pickett's Mill historic site.
This was the 145th anniversary of the battle. There were several actors dressed up in replica suits. It was pretty cool, all in all.

There were also several flags that were displayed from both confederate on the left,and union troops on the right. I thought that I had taken more pictures of flags....but I didn't.

We walked around the Blue Loop, which is 1.5 miles. The kids & I were a bit tired & sweaty after it all. I don't know how those soldiers did it in the wool suits & 40 lbs packs! Whew! It really makes you have more appreciation for their hard work & air conditioning.

On the loop we saw the corn & wheat fields where battles were fought. Also the area where Pickett's Mill was. We saw trenches where the confederate troops had dug in for a defensive position. We even saw some defensive lines (replicated of course) where troops had constructed them from trees. It was really great to be able to imagine how things were 145 yrs ago. Then we jumped in the van & blasted the a/c all the way home.


On May 2o, 21, & 22, E & M started having their award ceremonies.

E won awards for being on the A/B honor all year, reading one million plus words, and participating in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. This was the first time that a Carroll County School even placed in the bowl & they came in 3rd! Pretty Awesome huh?

M won an award for running the most laps of any first grader. He ran 68.5 laps for the year. 9 laps = 1 mile. WOW! M also won an award for being a best friend to everyone. On the last day of school, M participated in a Reader's Theater of sorts. I'm going to have him record his lines in a podcast so that we can keep them for posterity. Stay tuned for that!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rear Window

If you have read my profile, you'll see that Rear Window is one of my favorite movies. Guess what? It came on yesterday & I told Ethan he needed to watch it b/c it is so good. You should have seen his little face when he clutched it during some of the more tense moments in this classic Alfred Hitchcock movie. He even thought Grace Kelly was pretty! We both enjoyed watching the movie.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I changed the comments so that anyone can reply. Hopefully, I won't get some anonomyous weirdos that comment.

Rainy Days = No Soccer

Matthew had a game scheduled on Sat. & even though it was raining, the coach assured us that the game would go on. We drove up there & then - it was canceled. But I took pictures anyway!
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer Plans

So this summer we want to try to visit the Tellus Science Museum, Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari, The Little White House (& other historic sites), Cave Spring,(swim in the lake that is shaped like GA) John Tanner State Park, and The Coca-Cola Science Center. Does any one else know of any other neat place to visit?

Current Pictures


Ok, here is a collage of the most recent pictures off my camera. Most of you know I graduated on May 9th - yeah! So those pictures are there. Also from when the kids & I went to Etowah Indian mounds & to the outdoor adventure day in Helen. I'm going to send you a link to all of the current pictures. Don't forget that you can click on the collage to see a more upclose version. From here on out I'm going to try to just include pictures from current activities.
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Here is a collage of some misc. pictures that I have. I am new the the picasa program but I hope to add more photos soon to share with family. I hope that this will be a good way to keep up with what we are doing. You can click on the collage so see a bigger picture of it.
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Why a blog?

oh, I forgot - I made this blog as a class assignment but I think that I'd like to keep it & post pics of our family outings this summer. I'd like to play around w/ the blog & learn how to make it better. Some family & friends live far away & I don't think that we keep in touch as much as we should. Hopefully, this blog will remedy that problem.

Google Free services

ok, so google has a TON of free services. Do we know what they all do? How many of us use them? I think that we need to start using some of these free services.

155 yrs of Wesley Chapel

here's another tidbit, Wesley Chapel is celebrating it's 155th yr on sunday. I don't know how good their website is but I needed to remember how to make a post w/ a hyperlink in it.


ok, so today I signed up with Twitter. I think that concept takes too much time. i want to learn what a rss feed is & how to embed it on this blog. I have to find a job & make plans for my classroom.