Thursday, August 24, 2006


My first Montessori weekend was a success! It took about 1 hour and 40 minutes to get there, which really wasn't horrible. There are 42 people in the class, and only one of them is a guy. I'm the youngest person there out of everyone I've met so far, there are a lot of older people who already work at Montessoris and are just getting certified. There is another girl there that is 21, and she and I drove to the Lenawee County Fair on Saturday night after classes, just to get a break from sitting and studying and being around nuns all weekend.
The school year is coming up fast and I am looking forward to going back to work every day. This year will be a little different because David will be in preschool 2 days a week, so I will get a lot of one on one time with Kaylee, which I'm excited about. She's at such a fun age. She has enough hair for a little pony tail on the top of her head, and the other day I was even able to do pigtails.


I am done with my ABA at OCC YAY!!! I finished Stress Management and The Bible with A's brining my final GPA to 3.849 which is still .011 away from Summa Cumme Laude, but that is ok, I can still try for that with my CIS degree. For that I have registered for two more classes this Fall at OCC. I'll be taking JSP and Internet Security on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

I have tonight and then next week for the final at Walsh for my on campus class and the online class finishes on September the eleventh and I am excited for that be done. I am all registered and set for next semester at Walsh, I will be taking Business Process and System Engineering on Monday night and Information Systems Security online. I talked to the program director and I mapped out the next seven semesters so I should be all set to finish my Bachelors degree in the Spring of 2008!

Wedding rings

We went to Jared to look at some wedding bands and we ending up getting them already =) I never thought I would have ended up with mine, it is a white gold band with a brushed band in the middle, and in the middle of that band is 7 small diamonds. Yes, my ring is going to have diamonds, but it actually looks really nice, and I could not have gotten luckier with 7 stones. We also got Jasmine's ring, it is a white gold band with 5 round diamonds (bigger than mine, and if you add up the diamonds on her engagement ring she has more diamonds than I do, so it is ok) in the middle. They were able to customize it a bit to add in knifed edge to the band to match her engagement ring. They look awesome!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


On Thursday I went to JoAnn Fabrics with Eric's mom, Amanda, Anya, and Asia. We looked at dress patterns for the flower girls, and picked a style we liked, and then let Anya approve it and decide on the sleeveless version instead of with sleeves. Its simple, and should twirl nicely, which is very important to our flower girls. I'm glad they were able to help with some of the planning, since they haven't been able to be here for a lot of it.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Oriental Trading

My future sister in law Amanda is in town this week, and she brought an Oriental Trading catalogue that has all kinds of cute stuff for Wedding favors and stuff, and its all really cheap! We asked Anya to be a flower girl yesterday, we wanted to ask her in person so we had to wait a long time. We Asked Amy a few months ago. Eric's mom said she would make the dresses, so now we need to find an easy pattern. I just want something simple. Just a plain white sun dress, that twirls when they spin, and that they can hopefully wear again.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

My First Montessori Weekend

This weekend is my first Montessori weekend! Something is going on in Adrian and every hotel in the area was completely booked, so they are renting little rooms on campus to us for $45 a night. Hopefully the drive won't be too bad. Mapquest says it should take about an hour and a half to get there. I don't like driving so far but at least I don't have to do it at night. I have to be there at 2pm on Friday for Orientation, then Saturday morning from 8-10 I will learn about the Montessori Philosophy, from 10-12 and then 1-5 I will have Everyday Living, which will have material presentations and hands-on practice sessions. Then on Sunday from 8-10 we have Philosophy, and from 10-1 Everyday Living, then I get to go home! The first few weekends will probably be less interesting since they are getting us into the whole Montessori thing, but later when it gets more in depth it should be more fun.