Sunday, August 24, 2008

Brian's Birthday (Not Really)

Courtney's friend Kimberly has a little girl named Kambree, and she decided that she wanted birthday cake.  She also decided that today would be Brian's birthday.  Kambree then told us that he was turning 42 tonight!!  We had alot of fun playing "pretend birthday" so here are some pics for you!!  Happy Birthday Brian!!
Brian cutting his birthday cake.

Courtney with her "cake lips"!  Kambree kept saying "don't kiss her, don't kiss her".

Kambree wanted all the balloons that were on the cake, so Brian gave her ALL the balloons!  She had a plate full of cake...and a mouthful!! 

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Tornado is Coming!!

Well I am so sorry it has been so long, but I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off for a few weeks now!!  To start it off I will give you just a little idea of what has been happening at the Cole house.

We started our teacher in-service last week, and I was so excited to get to know everybody.  It has been so much fun hanging out with the other teachers. There is a group that we all go out to eat with, and they have been so welcoming to me.  I am really starting to figure out everybodies personalities, and it is making me feel like Atkins is where I am meant to be.  In our second week of in-service we were really getting tired of sitting and listening and ready to see some kids, so finally on Thursday night we had "meet the parent" night and it was super fun!!  I got to meet about 40 families, and I lead my first meeting as the head coach.  I was so nervous that I was sweating profusely and a little sick to my stomach, but after talking to my first parent and student I felt so much better.  The meeting went well, and I left with a good feeling, but sore feet!!

During this time Brian's parents came to bring one of his sisters back to school and were staying at out house.  While they were here they were busy little bees...well not literally bees, but they worked hard around our house.  Julie and the girls (and Garrett) helped pull down border and paint our guest bathroom, and it looks a thousand times better.  During this time Doug found some problems in our shower and got busy fixing them.  We also decided that if we ever wanted to grow grass in our front yard we would have to get rid of some trees.  As sad as it is to cut down trees we had three removed from our house during this time also.  So within one week we had our bathroom painted, shower fixed, and trees removed. So thanks to my wonderful in-laws my house looks better!  

So that is just a little clip of what has been going on around here.  Brian has been working hard all summer and it has all paid off because now he will just work part time and go to school, so he is way excited about that.  He is also excited because we were able to buy him a keyboard that he has been drooling over for a few years now.  

Well I guess that is all for now!  I hope that I can be a little better about posting when school starts, but we shall see!!  Love you all!!!  Have a great week, especially you teachers...a new year starts on Monday!!  So get ready...the tornadoes are coming.