Monday, May 21, 2012

99 Questions

Someone posted this list and I thought it was fun! The things in bold are things I've

Have you ever?...
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

  20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Missed a flight...Yes, it was even an international flight!  Hah.
27. Run a Marathon

28. Taken a gondola ride in Venice

  29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

  31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
...I've been to Germany, does that count?
35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

  39. Gone rock climbing 

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted
...Do cartoon ones count?  Heh.
48. Gone deep sea fishing
 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

  52. Kissed in the rain

  53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
 56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Gotten flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

  70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican

  82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper
  85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House

  87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

  89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Gotten a tattoo
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Saturday, March 17, 2012

a sneak peak into a much needed facelift!

adam and i are giving a much needed facelift to one of the rooms in our house. here's a sneak peak! heh.

from bland to...

beautiful! well, at least i like it.

i added some pazzaz to these 2 twin lamps that i got "free" with a side table i bought a few years ago.

this 'lil project took me 'lil time. all it took: self-adhesive string of pearls for the top, a decorative charcoal colored pin for the middle, and a string of beads that i hot-glued to the bottom.

ta-da! i was thinking that i could switch out the pin throughout the year to match the season.

A Session at Leander ISD's February Conference

this past summer, i spent most of my summer in training which is one of the requirements to become a texas state-certified master reading teacher. i had a little bump in the road. i got rear-ended (actually on a lunch break from one of the last days of the training) which caused further damage to my neck. it was quite a pain in the neck! no pun intended, hah! luckily, despite the neck pain, i was still able to pass my mrt certification test.

so, when my school district had its annual continuous learning conference, i thought i'd take a chance to contribute. i did 2 sessions at the conference on "creating a reading group routine." it was such a good experience!
thanks to my school's instructional coach, my powerpoint had video clips of my reading groups in action throughout the week.

thanks to one of my students' parents, i had a poster illustrating my students using motions to remember what to do to "solve" an unknown word. you can kind of see it in the picture. the poster is to the left of the powerpoint.

i {heart} banners oh so much! i made a banner that reads "resources i love." sidenote: my sessions took place in a high school art room/studio, so there are other posters and such that i couldn't take down.

and another banner! these banners were the easiest to make. i just cut 2 sides out of a big yellow rectangle-shaped paper. then, i glued blue sticky notes down. i found the letters at wally world and they are sticky notes, too.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

christmas, austin style

adam's parents with their 5 grandkids
santa visited summer at her grandparents' house and look what he left her!

the doctor kit was quite the hit...future doctors in the house?

it's never to early to start preparing for your career, right?

cheezin' it in front of adam's parents' house.

such a festive table setting.

complete with name tags. i love this how adam's mom used gift tags to make the place settings.

even the minnies had their lil table set

summer's place setting was an angel gift tag.

playing a guess who i am game. you can't quite see but the card that was on my forehead said, "i am money."

the next day the celebration continued with the 'lil doctors getting back to work.

4 generations of unnasch boys.

summer, mandy and adam's grandma.

the boys before they went back to houston.

Monday, January 16, 2012

christmas, seguin style

this year, the raetzsches met at my aunt and uncle's newly remodeled house. it used to be our grandparents' house.

nice to have a new addition to the christmas crew. welcome, thad!

love how they remodeled it and kept the house in the family. i just heart this chandelier!
tommy (my dad's brother), beth (tommy's wife), kathy (my dad's sister), john (kathy's husband), my dad and my mom

the eggnog was EGGcellent.

los tamales y queso, muy deliciouso.

the former aggie gets a pig.

the pig was quite the popular pick in the chinese gift exchange.

the poor lil pig lost his sunglasses. i spy the culprit!

christmas morning.

looks like nancy will be ready to "toast" in the new year.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus...and Adam, too!

first, we all took christmas card pics in the greenbelt area of our hood.

i wonder if i'll actually get these developed before christmas. maybe. and, bless his heart...adam had a bad cold and allergies that day.
adam's sister's clan.

'lil logen explorin'

the parental-in-law's

once a christmas baby, now a wise 31 year-old.

such a gift from God. oh, and you, too, adam!

i feel so privedged that santa's 'lil reindeer decided to stop by our tree!

summer's quite the 'lil dancer. summer now takes ballet/dance lessons. i said, "now, summer, do your ballerina pose" and this is what she did. so sweet.

we decided to start a holiday new hair trend. who needs bows, right, summer?

don't worry logen. of course we want you in the pic with us!

neighborhood pics with santa. summer even made a gift for santa but she forgot it at our house.

you can't have a visit from santa without a visit from the goats and...

pigs, of course! logen seemed to bond well with the piglet. he got right down to the piggie's level. so cute!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kelly's Korner SHOW US YOUR LIFE: Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to my home, fellow bloggers!
I love to decorate, as I am sure you are, too. However, I don't like to spend money on decorating! Fortunately, my husband and I were able to decorate most of our house with gifts from our wedding and gift cards from our wedding. Also, I am a teacher so I also use gift cards that I get from students. When I do shop for decor, I mostly get things from Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx.

The Tree. The only decor I bought this year was the "netting ribbon" (I have no idea what it's called) half off at Hobby Lobby. We bought our tree after Christmas last year on clearance using a gift card.
I added glitter to the wreath and garland a few days ago, although you can't really tell in the pic! Glitter makes it all better.

Ah, love my jars and filling them with ornaments and glittery pine cones.

I decided to take a few pics of my wrapping this year! I got fake berries from the Dollar Tree, aka a cheap girl's toyland, to put on top of gifts.

It's all about the polka dots, stripes and checkers this year.

Dining Room Decor. I love having names on place settings.

I found this centerpiece at my parent's house and asked my mom if I could use it because they never do. It works just fine!

I put our hand-me-down tree that was in our living room before in the dining room. It looks kind of plain but there was no reason to spend money on it expecially since it's not a main room.

Love switching out my ribbons seasonally! It's so fun.

The Kitchen. More polka dots and I think I may be going a little U overboard!

I just love decorating with little birds. The red tree with the button on the top is another find from the beloved Dollar Tree.

A little nitch with a Dollar Tree candle and of course a U and a little birdie!

I decided to put something festive in the bathroom.

Just put glitter inside a clear ornament (leftovers from a school craft) and silver ribbon inside a vase.

Decorating with what I've been given. A candle and some holiday soap from students in my class.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas with friends and family!