Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh yummy...

Oh, look what came in the mail from sunny Hawaii....well, I guess I am assuming it is sunny there. I'm sure I'll get an update as my baby sister, her famiy and my Mom all left for Hawaii this morning!! My four year old niece was pulling on my heartstrings, saying "Auntie Rachel you come too!" oh I wish...anyhow I digress....
Remember that fun Aloha package I won from Jen at TuTu's Bliss? It came in the mail the other day...I cannot say thank you enough!
Just a few different views...I'm really looking forward to trying the dressing, the jam and the popcorn....and of course all the different types of chocolate that came OH and the coffee!

And here we have a fun towel, a cute bowel and some yummy smelling stuff! Ah bliss....

Monday, February 23, 2009

Joaquin Phoenix

Ok, first of all, I is giving me the finger and not letting me copy the codes for embedding videos onto my blog...blech!!!

So a few weeks ago Joaquin Phoenix was on David Letterman to promote his lastest and last movie. The interview? Extremely, extremely the link below to watch it!!

This is a latest picture of careful will definitely fall on the floor laughing hysterically!

Secondly, last night on the Academy Awards (Oscars right Holly?) Ben Still presented awards with Natalie Portman and he came impersonating stinkin' funny!!! OMG...I was dying last night! Click the link below to watch Ben Stiller at the Oscars.

I love Joaquin Phoenix as an actor and I am very disappointed in his decision to quit acting and take up singing. Oh, have you not heard that bit of Hollywood gossip? WAIT!!! It gets might assume that he is going to sing country after witnessing his performances in Walk the Line as Johnny Cash...but NO...he is going into Hip-Hop.

Have you ever heard anything so STUPID!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Jen over at TuTu's Bliss had a wonderful Hawaiin Aloha giveaway going, to which I put my name in the running....

Logged on to my email this morning and saw comments saying, "Congratulations on your Aloha win!"

You got it!! I won! Jen amazingly put together not just any ol' giveaway either, but a FANTASTIC giveaway....including:

a stunning Sand and Sea bracelet with seashell dangles from My Precious Peanut Designs
Hershey's Kisses with Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts!!
Chocolate Covered COFFEE beans. (YUMMMMMY)
Guava Macadamia Cookies
Papaya-Pineapple Jam from Hawaiian Sun
Pack of Microwaveable Pineapple Kettle Korn
Little Hawaiian Cookbooks "Tastes & Flavors of Hawai'i
(Includes exotic recipes like Liliko'i dressing and Tropical Ambrosia)
Sampling of handmade soaps from North Shore Soap Factory
Caramacs & Chocolate covered Macadamias from Hawaiian Host
Papaya Seed Dressing
Li Hing Powder
Kona Coffee
Carved Coconut Dish
"Beauty Pack" from Purse Passion
Aloha Hand Towel from Curly Top Boutique

Can you believe it? I'm so super stoked!!! Thank you again Jen for having such a great giveaway!!! Aloha

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Someone thinks I'm Kreativ!

I love blogging and meeting new friends from all over the world! Elaine, from At Home 'n About, honored me a few days ago by giving me this Kreativ Blogger Award...isn't it cute!!!????!!!

Thank you so much for thinking my blog is Kreativ...since I've started student teaching it doesn't feel as if I have been so creative...funny story about student teaching though. I answered the class phone today and told the person on the other line that I was Mrs. R's student teacher...once I was done a student looked at me with this look and say, "You're a student teacher?"

Hmmm....I wonder what he thought I was doing there? Gotta love clueless teenagers!!!

So here is the rules for accepting this award....I have to list 7 things that I love and then pass the award on to 7 people...tagging them and letting them know they won! You can copy the picture of the award and put it on your sidebard letting the whole wide world you are KReATIV!

So here are my 7 loves.....

1......I love my nieces and nephews...and this includes all the kiddos who are related to me but still call me Auntie

2......I love books...small books, big books, hardback books, paperback books....books, books, books!

3......I love to travel all over the world

4......I love entering the presence of God through worship

5......I love talking to friends over a good cup of coffee

6......I love to give....presents for holidays....for non-holidays...I just like to brighten someone's day with a gift

7......I love who God has made me to be and I pray that I further that person He has made!

My seven blogging friends:

1. Rachel (gotta love friends with that name!) at Made with Love & Glue

2. Melissa (please pray for her Grandpa!) at My Little World: Choo-Choos, Cars and Lipgloss

3. April (check her cute V-day gifts) at 4 Kennedys and a Dog

4. A Thorn Among Roses

5. Julie at Journey to Family

6. A Duck in Her Pond

7. Kelley at Yeah, sure, youbetcha

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Little Ditty for you....

“Volunteer—not so you can build your resume, but so you can build yourself.”

Saturday, February 07, 2009


When I was in high school (that would be the late eighties, early nineties for those of you who are trying to figure it out...and yes, I did have the big feathered hair!)....back to when I was in high school I used to write all my homework assignments in pen, including MATH!!

Being a teacher I get to watch what students use nowadays, and lo and behold most of them use a pencil!!! Ok, so this isn't ground breaking news...the thing that struck me as odd though is just about all of them have a separate eraser...remember these big 'ol pink ones from when we were in Elementary school???

I also see the kids have these big 'ol white erasers as well....
Anyway...this was just my observation for this week!!!

Monday, February 02, 2009