Friday, October 26, 2007

Almost off to DC

In a few days CN and I are going to be heading down to Washington DC for our friend's wedding. Hurah! Although, as much as I'm looking forward to getting away, a small part of me is slightly dreading it. CN and I have never been away from the kids for more than a night or two, and have never been an airplane ride away. I know Mini M is going to do just fine at the in-laws... she most likely won't even notice I'm not there. It's my small Sir W. that I'm going to have a hard time leaving. No doubt he'll have a grand time eating Grandma and out of house and home. Bananas... beware!!

All in all though, I'm more excited. This will be the first time CN and I have ever been away since we've been married. The wedding is black tie optional, so it's going to be fancy dancy and thrilling. Those of you that know me well, know I'm a jeans and keen type of girl, so this is going to be quite a change for me. After hunting and hunting I found the perfect evening gown. Unfortunately it's a brand new style from Calvin Klein... I couldn't even find a picture online... ah well... I'll post pictures of the whole event ASAP when we get home. And, by "event" I don't mean me wearing a gown... I mean the wedding, Silly.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Happiness is best shared"

CN and I went out last night. That's exciting enough. What made it even better was the fact that we went to see Into the Wild. My sister lent me the book back when I was a teenager, and I've been intrigued by the story since then. When I heard it was going to be made into a movie I wasn't sure if it would be worth going to see. Happily I was wrong. The movie was well filmed and wonderfully acted. At times I almost forgot that it was a movie, not a documentary. The locations where it was filmed were unbelievably beautiful, not to mention a excellent acoustic soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. (Of course we bought that the second it was released a few weeks ago....)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Welcome back!

Hello, I'm Em... nice to meet you. Since it's been forever, I thought we should get reacquainted. Things are good here, just busy. Really busy. When I signed M. up for school I didn't realize the multitude of papers and responsibilities that would come with it. I am currently in the middle of helping plan a Fall class party, selling stamps in the hallway before class, getting Mini ready to sing with her little choir and oh yes! I almost forgot, I have to bring snacks in for the class the day after tomorrow! Target snack aisle, here I come!!

Aside from M.'s school I'm also teaching a literature discussion class at a home school group day once a week. The class is for 4-6th graders and is a bunch of fun. The thing that I get a kick out of is how giggly and chatty the boys are, as opposed to the girls. Next week I might need to separate them... Today I was telling my sister how we reached a milestone in class yesterday. We went the whole class period without someone bringing up one of the Lord of the Rings movies. At always happens that whatever story/fable/or poem we are working on that day somehow always reminds someone of a part of one of the movies. I'd never thought to compare Bess from "The Highwayman" to, who is it? Boromir? (The one who gets all shot up with arrows by Orcs?) Who would have thought? Or the Elephant's Child? Yep, also comparable to Lord of the Rings. My theory? I think the funny little fellas are so proud of the fact that they saw a "scary" movie like LOTR (didn't feel like typing the whole title) that they have to constantly remind each other, and me of their infinite coolness.

About Me

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Welcome to Em's world. I am a stay at home/ work at home (when the odd job presents itself) mom. I have the privilege to spend every single day with my sweet/crazy 5 yr. old daughter, Mini M. and my little man, Baby W. who was born May 3rd. I can't forget the best part of my life- my hub. C.N., who happens to be the sweetest, funniest fella alive. We have been married almost 6 years. So that's me and my fam.