Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Younger Age After School Daycare Class

I am having so much fun with my after school class. I love the kids and I love trying to come up with different things for them to do. Here are a few pictures of the things that we did in September and what we have so far in October.

The sign for my room

The room

The Sticker Chart - must get 5 stickers to get into the treasure box

The coat hooks

Our tribute to 9 11

Our apple tree

The inside of the door

Our class fall greeting in the hallway

The Life of a pumpkin

Our class pumpkin patch

A close up of the pumpkin patch

Miller Wedding

Ok, I am going back in time. :0) My Aunt Debbie got re-married on October 3, 2009 and I was able to take the pictures.

Light coming through the trees

The table decorations

Sarah and Jacob

The guest book

Randy, Debbie and Paul

Claire praying during the ceromony

The sanctuary in Black and White

The rings

The Kiss


Rick and Claire bear

Daniel, Carrie & Kids

Overdorf Kids


The cake

The Chocolate fountian

Cutting the cake

The new Miller family

The rings

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Miller

The entire Overdorf family - minus Rebecca and Joe

My Mom and Dad

Rick and my dad goofing off

Rick and Me - I LOVE this picture!

Claire trying to get a drink of water

Paul getting the garter

The great get away

The church steeple at the end of the beautiful fall day

Monday, October 19, 2009


October 10, 2009

We laid around the house just relaxing and then we headed to AT&T to get new phone and finally be on the same plan! Our plan we got there was that I was going to get an iPhone and Rick was getting some other phone. I was willing to give up some of my fun money every month to pay for the extra 30$ data plan that iPhones require. Once we got to the store, rick couldn’t find a phone that he liked, so low and behold – we both got iPhones! Rick bought an 8gig refurbished black phone and I bought a 16gig 3gS white phone.

What my phone looks like

Rick's phone

What ours looks like side by side

We bought the phones and then went to a volleyball game of one of the girls from youth group. I wanted to play with my new phone but was also trying to act interested in the game. :0) After the game, we hurried and changed clothes and picked up my mom and headed to a wedding. (I was still playing with my phone and was also looking up collage football scores for my husband who got stuck driving and couldn’t play with his phone. :0) One of my co-workers at the daycare was getting married. It was a beautiful wedding – decorated with browns and yellows and oranges. We spent the rest of the evening hanging out at the reception and eating lots of yummy food. Rebecca got back from the beach that night so we were able to visit with her some.

This was an over all great day spent with my husband and was already very happy with my new phone.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Updates about Grandma

Written by my mother-in-law -

Dad had a good report from the team of doctors today. They are pleased with her progress--they put her recovery right now at over a 3 out of a scale of 8 (I think that's the top number Dad told me). The speech therapist got her to say "Hi" today, and Dad said that she very clearly said "No" to him several times when he was going to put her mitt back on because she would not leave her head alone. Unfortunately, the doctors said that she was probably get angry with everyone when she gets to the next stage, but my dad seems to be all right with that because he is seeing progress.

She goes back to Allegheny General in Pittsburgh on the 21st to have the piece of bone they took out during the original surgery put back in, and she will be there a couple days. They have moved her to a different room on the floor she was on because she needs less care, but they would like to move her to a different floor at Trinity West if a room becomes available. The good thing about her being in the specialized hospital is that they told my dad today that Cindy can bring Cooper up to see her when we go up this week-end (right now she is actually in a specialized hospital that rents space from Trinity West).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another fly-by weekend

This is how my weekend went: FAST!

Friday night, I took Rebecca to meet up with Ronnie and Linda cause they were leaving for the beach for 8 days. Later on Rick and I went bowling with Jacob. Jacob had invited about 8 people form his school to come and they all said that they would be there but not one of the showed. I just wanted to cry for my brother. He tires so hard to have friends and the life that my parents have created for him makes it so hard! So, just the 3 of us bowled and had a good time.

Saturday was a long day. No sleeping in cause we had to take the dogs to Mama's before we could head on down to TN. We drove to Morristown TN to buy some grey leather seats that Rick just had to have for his car. :0) They look really nice and once he gets the heating hooked up to the seats I will be truly in love with them. On the way down, I got me weekend dose of Starbucks - Pumpkin Spice frapp is the only way to go these days!(Side note: I have had a Pumpkin Spice frapp every weekend since August 29. I am not sure if I look forward to the weekends cause of my husband or cause I know I can get a frapp! lol) After picking up the seats we headed back up 81 and made it to the church an hour before the wedding started.

My aunt Debbie went through a very rough divorce (against her wishes) a couple of years back and earlier this year she started to date this great guy that she worked with at the hospital. His name is Paul David (yup, the exact same as my dad) and he has 2 younger sons. They got married yesterday in Elizabethton TN and I was asked to take pictures.

It was such a low key wedding and yet very pretty. After the short ceremony, we all went to eat some yummy homemade lasagna that my aunt Lisa made, along with salad, bread sticks and Papa Johns pizza. :0) There was wedding cake, punch (that I drank a half a cup of before it was pointed out to me that there was 7-up in it. Oh well, 2 accidents in the whole no carbonation in almost 2 months is pretty good I think.) My mom also had her now famous chocolate fountain with lots of options to dip in the chocolate.

After we all got done eating, the picture madness began. I was taking pictures for Debbie and Paul but I was also working on a picture project that my Grandma Overdorf is requesting for Christmas. I have looked through what I took and I think that I ended up with a few good ones. I will be posting some of them soon.

On our drive home, my dad and Jacob rode with us. They sat in the back seat and fought like little boys almost the whole way!

Sunday was the usually church stuff. I was teaching the Wee Worship first hour and Rick taught the teen group first hour. As we were walking into the auditorium, my dad was up front asking people to be in prayer for the Harris family for their loss of Gwen. Talk about a shock!

Gwen was a 74 yr old lady who worked here at the daycare with the toddler class. A week ago she called off sick cause she was having some stomach problems, She ended up in ICU for about 4 days and the Doctors found out what was wrong and actually sent her home on Friday. On Saturday she had a really good day of just laying around the house and spending time with her kids and grand kids. But on Saturday she woke up with some stomach cramps. They got worse and her daughter called 911 and told her, 'It will be ok Mom, I will see you at the hospital.' Gwen died before they made it to the hospital with a blood clot.

My dad says that he tried to find me before service started to tell me so that it wouldn't be such a shock. But he didn't try very hard cause he never even tried to call my phone. Whatever. It hit me and a couple of other people at church pretty hard. We don't know when the funeral is but we are all hoping that the family will decide to have it in the evening so that daycare workers will be able to go.

The rest of the afternoon was spent with Jacob hanging with us and doing a few different little things. Including taking a 2 hour nap for me. :0) Rick spent the afternoon putting in his new seats into the car. That night we went back to church. rick was in charge of youth group. We all went to McDonalds and then came back and talked about some future plans for the class. After church, rick worked on getting some clothes and stuff for Jacob (Jacob and my dad are leaving this Wednesday to go to Colorado for 10 days) and I packed and cleaned the hamster cage. Then it was time to go to bed and start our week all over again - apart.