Wednesday, August 26, 2009


A lot has happened since I really got on here the last time. Matthew and I celebrated 8 years of marriage last week. Whoo-hoo! :)
This was taken right after we came back from our honeymoon. Neither of us REALLY wanted to get back out, in our wedding day clothes and take more pictures. However, now we are both very thankful that my father-in-law talked us into doing it.

Also, school has begun for Ally, Noah and me. Ally was a little unsure about a new teacher, new classmates and the big jump from kindergarten to first grade, but she is loving it! Noah started preschool and enjoys having one of his best friends in his class and also loves all of the "fun stuff" that his teacher does with her class. As for me, I am enjoying every moment of it!! I have 8 little 4 yr. olds, and they are ...well, 4 yrs. olds!!! :) We have our ups and downs, but I try to look at the downs as challenges that make me a better and stronger teacher. There is one little girl who reminds me so much of my little Ally at that age. A very smart, outgoing little girl! The first week, I had each of my students come to the front of the class and share a little bit about themselves. I had to drag information out of each of them except for this little girl. She got up and said something very similar to, "First of all, before I get started, I would like to thank you all for coming today. I would also like to thank God for all that he has done for me...". She then shared quite a bit of information about herself. A few days later, she came in that morning and asked to make an announcement to the class. She stood in front of the class, like she prefers to do, and again thanked them all for coming and God, for what he has done for her. Then she told the class that she would choose one of them to be her helper for the day. I had to stop her there and continue with our morning routine. :) They all make me smile for one reason or another, but I will stop rambling on about "my kids".

I am so happy to be able to share chapel time with the others there and see Noah during this time. It has been so nice, knowing that he is right across the hall from me! Getting off at noon allows me to make it to Ally's school in time to have lunch with her occasionally! Yay! I LOVE my job!

Update! :)

Ok, so first of all, somehow I did a "system restore" on my computer right after adding more memory. This restored my PC back to the way it was when I first bought it! I had to re-add a lot of programs and re-delete the ones that I didn't want or use. Anyway, it could have been much worse! All of my pictures and documents are still there! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

What happened to my computer?

My computer was running low on memory and I decided that I couldn't put it off any longer and had to add more. I have done this once before, so after re-reading the instructions on what to do (and what NOT to do), I felt very confident purchasing and adding more. Two nights ago I opened up my computer to reassure myself that I knew what I had, needed and was going to buy. The inside had quite a bit of lint, so I used the hose on my vacuum cleaner and very carefully vacuumed it out. I took the current memory stick out and after looking at it for a brief moment, I put it back in it's place. Then I closed it back up and restarted my computer. Right away, new notices and messages started popping up, including something like, "congratulations on the purchase of your new computer"! What?! Then an option for a tour popped up along with many others to add things and change settings and such. The first thing that I did, was to check for my photos and documents that had been saved. Yay!!! They were still there! Whew!!! What a relief! All of the programs that I had were still showing on my desktop, along with several new ones (ones that I think I deleted shortly after I bought the computer). This seemed extremely strange, but it could be much worse! I went that next day and bought what I needed and added it as soon as I got home. I was so happy to see that it was running MUCH faster again and went to open a program that I use often. It wouldn't open. It said something about the registration info missing. I tried another program that I had added, and the same thing. Then I got a little worried! After trying a few things, I think I am just going to have to add these back one at a time. Has anyone ever experienced this? Know how or why this happened? Maybe have a clue how to easily fix it? :) I asked someone when I was buying the memory, but they told me that they don't understand why this would have happened. I am a pretty optimistic person, and find myself saying a lot, "things could always be worse!". In this case, it is so true! Although I do have an external hard drive that I have saved most photos and important documents to, I could be without that and have lost them on this one as well! Thank you Lord, that it is not as bad as it could have been!