Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Cal came home on Saturday and surprised me with THIS!I was so excited...I literally started crying and shaking! I have been wanting a Nikon D90 for soooo long! My student teacher last year wet my appetite for it. She is taking a day with me soon to show me the ropes on how to use it! I am SOOOOO excited!

Here are a few snippets of my amateur photography....I was just practicing! I need all of the advice and instruction that I can get! This camera has so many gadgets! If you have advice on ANYTHING to do with photography...PLEASE leave a comment and give me pointers!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Now Unto HIM....

...who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21
~Meet the Laney Twins~

due date: 10/10/10

We just can't stop praising HIM!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


My god-daughter, Madyson, whom I wrote about in my previous post, has been having unexplainable seizures. She just goes blank and her eyes just pop up and down. Madyson is autistic and has had a lifetime battle with the everyday challenges of autism. She is now fighting a new battle and it is one that her mom and dad were completely surprised by. They are running an EEG this afternoon and we are hoping to get some answers. She has had 3 of these episodes in the past 6 weeks. The doctors are going to put her on a 48 hour watch with a cap on her head monitoring her brain waves soon, and hopefully if no answers are given today, they will get some answers then. Please just pray for her mom and dad as they make decisions for Mady and that God reveals the diagnosis soon.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Break!

This past week was my Spring Break! I SO love that I still get a spring break...ahhh the joys of teaching ha!
It has been a great week. I have just taken it easy, relaxed, and hung out with friends.
Wednesday night, we had supper club at Elizabeth and Walt's. They served the BEST fajitas. We had the best time sitting and chatting.
Thursday, my best friend, Ashley (Kenzo) and my god-daughter Madyson came over to visit. Mady has grown up so much! Ash and I sat and chatted for a while, then took Mady to the Homewood park and then to eat at O'Charlies. I have never eaten at O'Charlies...but it was pretty good. The rolls were sooooo good! It was so nice to spend some good, quality girl-time with Kenzo (Ashley). She and I go waaaaay back. We were in elementary school together, and she used to torture me about all of my crazy outfits. Believe me, I had some doozies...[picture neon colored MC-Hammer pants with matching tops]....this is no joke folks. haha Kenzo and I hung out Friday morning and made omelets before they made the track back to Memphis. I am so glad you came to visit Kenzo! :)

Friday afternoon, Cal and I went for a long lunch at Dave's pizza and sat on the porch with Ava (they let dogs on their porch). It was the perfect afternoon. We sat for a while and watched some of the basketball games (or shall I say, Cal watched some of the basketball games) while Ava barked at every passer-by. My oh my...what are we going to do with her? We then went for a long walk around Homewood park, where every single child asked to pet Ava...she was the star of the show! ha She wouldn't have it any other way!

We are just going to spend the next few days doing the same thing...just relaxing...until I go back to the "real world" on Monday. I only have 2 more months at Riverchase Elem. I am going to enjoy every last minute of it! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Update on the Laney Fam

Well, the past couple of weeks have been semi-uneventful. We are still trying to sale our house and have had the same people come by 3 times. They came by today and rang the doorbell...shady! We were glad to let them come in and look, but my dad told me I was NOT to leave while they are there again. They seem rather harmless....but you never know!
Cal has been working like mad and school seems to be winding more week before Spring break....and all of you teachers know that after Spring break it is all downhill from there! woo hoo! I am not teaching in I am sort of sad to know that this is my last couple of months in the classroom for a little while. We just made the decision for me to sub for a while next year. I am also going to be working on a few other ventures that I will disclose at a later time. We are looking diligently online at houses and think that we have narrowed down our neighborhood. My cousin, our realtor, has gone by and checked out a few of the houses. After doing this quick move once before when we moved from Jackson to Bham...I know that going up to Lexington any sooner than late April is really just a waste of time. We can't do anything as far as buying until we sale this house. I have my cousin on the hunt in the meantime! We are getting more and more excited about our move!

This weekend has been FABULOUS! We have enjoyed time out in the sun...finally!
I will leave you with a recent picture of the cutest dog EVER!!! :)

I have also updated my Project Portfolio with some new items! I am not monogramming at the moment- but will begin again this summer after the move. click HERE to see some of the latest.