Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The couch that ate our living room!

Our living room furniture has finally arrived...well almost all of it....but that's another story.

We have our couch as of 11:30AM today! The delivery men came and my mom was able to come and let them in since Travis and I were at school. They didn't have to take the door off the hinges which was a possible catch in the whole process. It fit smoothly through the door and right into the living room. However, now we have a LOT less space in the living room. I think I've figured out how to make it work. That is if Travis will allow his recliner to be moved to this new position. You can't see the TV as well so I'm not sure if this is a final arrangement of the living room or not. The biggest problem I see is the end table kind of looks out of place in between the couch and the recliner. What do you think?

Our 2nd leather recliner will be delivered tomorrow by Travis' parents when they come for his game. We did have both on Saturday, but when we opened one of them there was a rip in the leather seat! We have had quite the luck with these recliners I tell you!

But no worries now, we have 2 new chairs and a new couch!!!!!!!!!!

Even Buddy, with some assistance due to the cone on his head, enjoyed sitting on the new couch!

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of school!

Today was the first day of school. It was a long day! We started out leaving the house at 7:15 in order to do any last minute touch ups needed to the room. We got home at 7:30 tonight after a Nielson welcome back picnic for the students and families of Nielson.

Travis has 19 students with a new one coming tomorrow to make 20 2nd graders in his room. He said they were so quiet today you could hear a pin drop. I think it's the goatee! :)

Misty has 20 students in her room. Her room was quite the opposite today! Her children weren't at all scared or intimidated by her, but spent the entire morning just chat chatting away to each other. In fact they didn't even seem to notice she was there. She'll have to work on that!

Funniest moment from today in first grade:

Me: How many of you gave your mom's and dad's kisses and hugs before you left today.....

(awkward silence)

Boy C: I gave my mom knuckles!

Me: Knuckles?

Boy C: Yeah like this.....(show fist pound)

Silly me for asking such a dumb question....I guess I lived in a different era..... :) :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

One Last Hurrah

Today was the final hurrah of summer break. Travis and I both wanted to spend the day together, but we also both wanted to do our favorite summer things (which happen to be different). In the end we decided to do what we love in order to get one last glimpse of summer vacation before heading to school tomorrow.

Travis watched the USA basketball team win gold. This was very exciting for him as he's cheered them on all the way often staying up late or as in this case taping the game so he can watch. After watching them clinch the gold he headed to the Quad Cities to spend the day with his dad. They went to Steel Dam to go fishing.

This isn't fishing on the dock, or even in a boat, but wading in the water. They guys walk out into the middle of the river and fish in waist deep water. I have been a couple of times and it is a lot of fun. I however, am more trouble than fun when I go because I don't bait my own hook, I get the line tangled, I need help getting the fish off if I do catch one. Since this was the first trip of the year due to flooding, I decided to let the guys bask in it's I think it did Travis some good to have some de-stress time before tomorrow.

Travis won the "bet" of the day catching the biggest fish...a 3 1/2 lb. Catfish. Way to go Hubby!!!

I had some of my own "de-stress" time today. After church I went with my family and did my favorite summer activity. Boating!

We also have lost out on a lot of "family day's" because of the flooding. Today was beautiful. Not to hot, not to cold, the water was warm not a lot of wind to cause big bummpy waves. Ahhhhh Summer! We found a new sandy spot where we could pull our boat up in the middle of the river and tie on to other boats. Because of the flooding pushing the sand from the sand bar away from the sand bar we were literally almost in the middle of the river and out walking around in ankle deep water. It was unreal.

Both Travis and I have had a great summer filled with lots of fun memories of family and friends. We are sad to see the free time go but filled with anticipation as to what the school year will bring.