Saturday, November 14, 2009

Catching Up...

Life just gets in the way, you know? Here are a few things we have been doing...

Soccer 2009--Rob has been coaching Seth's team--the T-Rex Raptors--Fun Times!

Halloween 2009--Seth was a Lightning McQueen Crew Member--thanks to my hairdresser Karen K. for letting us have this costume!

In early November, I went to the National AASL (American Association for School Librarians) Conference in Charlotte. The first night there we ate at an Unos Chicago Pizzeria restaurant. The food was great, but the service was not. I took a picture of this menu entry because I thought it had great presentation. I know, I am such an English major.

On a side note, the conference was great. I got to meet James Patterson, who in recent years has written some young adult books. He has started a website, Read Kiddo Read to guide parents to help their kids make good choices when it comes to reading. I met several authors and got to network with other school librarians. On the last day, the vendors started giving stuff away because they didn't want to take stuff home with them. I acquired several free books!

I finally received my $200 Visa gift card that I won on a mom blog giveaway. You may remember it here. I started entering giveaways earlier in the summer when I was trying to win gift cards to give away for my class reunion. I have won a few things--a Pampered Chef collapsible bowl, a eco-friendly wooden playset for Seth, a Sam's Club membership, and this Visa Gift card. I have not had time to enter many giveaways lately. I will try and feature some of the best sites I have found in a later post.

That is about where we stand right now. November is a busy month for us with our anniversary, Thanksgiving, and Seth's birthday.

1 comment:

The Faucette's said...

Glad to know I am not the only one "catching up"