Monday, March 28, 2011

A Few Updates

Field trip: My chemistry students placed FIRST and SECOND in the Torch Invitational, winning a $1,000 scholarship.

Weekend happenings: We spent the weekend in Opelika, hanging with the Waters crew and relaxing.

Don't point and laugh: You know the cars that you or your kids point at while you're going down the highway and say "Hey...look at all that stuff in their car!" That was us this weekend. Here's the rundown of what was contained in our vehicle: a tiller, nine tomato cages, a weed-eater, two gas containers, two duffel bags, one teacher bag, one picnic basket, and two Waters :-)

Why, might you ask? Well, because my husband has a green thumb and he needs the toys to prove it. Stay tuned for pics of the fruit (and vegetables) of these labors.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Field Trip!

It's my very first field trip from the other side and I am so a 1st grader about to go to the Pumpkin Patch. Only, no pumpkin patch is involved :-)

We are going to Bevill State Community College for the Torch Invitational--a meeting of schools from around the area to compete in various areas of academia, technical skills, and the arts. I am sending a few of my kids for the chemistry competition and others of my students are going to compete in literature, history, home economics, etc.

For those of you who know me well, you know that it is much better to me than the Pumpkin Patch.

I came into this field trip due to another chaperon having to take sick leave. His wife is in the hospital battling Crohn's disease, so please remember her in your prayers.

I'm off...armed with my Minor tee and a bit excited to escape the four walls for the day and enjoy some time outside of schools with some great kids and teachers as well.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

5 O'Clock Traffic

The drive to and from work is normally free of the usual rush hour, except for this train which is never in any rush at all!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Post #1

Welcome to the Waters' blog, post numero uno!

The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the little things in here goes nothing!

Rachel is in town for the weekend and the end :-( of spring break.

Today we spent the day (unexpectedly) in the car, trying to make it to Tannehill State Park for the first trade days of the years! Apparently it was a popular event as it took 2 hours to make a trip that usually takes 30 minutes. But, two sandwiches, a bag of doritos, and a lot of oldies later we saw this sign

We bought nothing at this trade days except a yummy float!

After an afternoon nap we headed to dinner at Iguana Grill, ice cream at Edgewood Creamery...and a pit stop by the duck pond to check out the cutest sign.