Friday, August 14, 2015

Introducing Anneliese...

We are so excited to introduce our sweet new exchange daughter from Australia!
Her name is Anneliese and she will be living with us until mid-January.

Turner ~ family of 6

After we picked her up from the airport, we headed to the Plaza to do some shopping and enjoy our first family dinner together. 

Full car :)

Dinner at The Melting Pot

Home sweet home ~ we had a welcome to Kansas basket waiting for Anneliese in her new room and she brought presents for us from Australia!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

ONE more day!

One more day until our family grows. :)
Kids are BEYOND excited!!!
Talin created a paper chain this summer. Here's our last link!

Welcome basket for Anneliese :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

First day of school...

First day of school 2015-2016

Proud momma/teacher!
Starting my 3rd year at BLMS and my 14th year of teaching.

Jaedin ~ 6th grade at BLMS

Talin ~ 3rd grade at BIS

Remingtin ~ 2nd grade at BES

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Teacher Love

Just when I think I can't do this anymore, I get sweet notes like this one...

Or these... :)

Good reminders for crazy end-of-the-year days!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Summer is a comin'....

We have a couple of new neighbors in our development which makes our kids very excited. Eric was out of town and we got home from a fun softball games so they kids begged to go on a bike ride. About that time, our neighbors came by so they all took off together for a late evening bike ride. So cute! They may have stayed up past their bedtime, they may have gotten stinky & sweaty, but hopefully they made some sweet memories. ;)

GOTR Bake Sale

Every season of Girls on the Run includes a community impact project. The girls brainstorm and work together to come up with a project that will positively impact those around them. This season, our team decided to have a bake sale and donate all proceeds to the American Red Cross.

The bake sale was HUGE hit with BLMS students!

SOOOO proud to say that our team raised $318.65!!!

Way to go, girls!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GOTR Spring 5K 2015

Girls on the Run Spring 5K ~ Corporate Woods, Overland Park
May 17, 2015

Silly Girls

BLMS Coaches

More team pics (pre-race)

Ready to go.....

We have had a very fun season at BLMS! We ended the season with 21 very excited & proud girls. And they definitely have a A LOT to be proud of! :)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Career Fair

This year, I am once again teaching a course called Career Explorations. We held a career fair where students got to chose 4 sessions (out of 15) to attend. Talk about a fun opportunity! We have heard s many positive comments from students, parents, & staff for organizing this experience.
THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered. :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Starbase Fun

Jaedin and her 5th grade classmates went to Starbase in Kansas City for their spring field trip. They had 5 days worth of fun! Eric got to attend with Jae on her first day. My sweet friend, Nora, went with Jae on her fourth trip. BIG thanks to Nora for taking these pics. :)

Jaedin & Nora headed to Starbase

Fun experiments

Lunch with her besties

Love the goggles

Long day on a very sore foot. :)

Lizards Softball

Remingtin is once again playing summer softball with the Lizards. They are beyond cute! Remi is loving the sport and definitely gives 110% each game.
Racing to 1st base!


Playing pitcher :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Worlds of Fun....teacher-style

Bus selfie on the way to WoF :)

We walked over 20,000 steps...our reward was a funnel cake!!! 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

Look at these cute kids all dressed up before church. How did I get so lucky to be their mom??? It's definitely my favorite title. MOM. Love every single minute of it!

Delicious lunch at Olive Garden with these darling kiddos!

I made the cover of People magazine! :)
I love to sit and watch you at all your events, sweet Jaedin!

From my sweet boy, Talin
He loves me more than Presidents?! Wowzers!

Cute stuff from Remi
Love taking care of you for all these years, Remi! :)

These beautiful ladies have taught me sooooo much about being a mom!

Happy Mother's Day 2015!