Monday, November 29, 2010


This year I was extremely thankful to have Thanksgiving in Flagstaff with my family. We haven't all been together since July, although it's seemed like much longer. We got to Flagstaff early Wednesday evening and played hard til Sunday. No Kilgrow family gathering is complete without card games, M&M's, music, movies and ping pong. We also did the Annual Turkey Trot at Buffalo Park, sewed lots of pajama pants, decorated my parents Christmas tree, saw the movie Tangled (way cute) and topped it all off with hours of watching, cuddling, holding and gushing over Jaydin.
We had a great time and are so thankful for our families.

For some reason Jaydin really liked Andy's head. I guess the fuzzy texture of it. :-) He would sit on Andy's shoulders and just beat away at his head. One night we were sitting around reading Christmas stories...I had Jaydin on my lap and Andy was sitting on the floor in front of us. Jaydin reached out and just rested his hand against the back of Andy's head. It was so cute!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful - Day 24

I am thankful for a safe drive up the mountain and finally being able to see my family.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful - Day 22

Today I am thankful for students that make me laugh and that there is only 2 days til I get to see my family!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thankful catch-up - Day 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

I slacked off a bit this week, but I am determined to finish!

On the:
17th - A day off

18th - Hanging out with a friend and seeing a good show the night before
19th - See a GREAT movie with friends!

20th - Seeing my parents, going to a great musical and seeing the most amazing fountain drink dispenser in the world.
21st - Rainy, cold weather

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thankful - Day 15 & 16

#15 - I am thankful for the end of Monday's. (lame, but I couldn't think of anything!)

#16 - I am thankful for people at work that make it possible to survive all the other people at work.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday night....

We got really great Suns tickets through my work. 13th row from the floor. I've decided it's much more fun going to sporting event when you can see what's happening. Usually we sit up high in Never Never Land. When I have my sister-in-law there to keep me company it doesn't matter, but since she was not at this game, sitting up close was the way to go. I watched. I cheered. I only asked Andy 143 a few super annoying questions about what was happening and who got fouled and why. The Suns won the game and we had a fun night.

Thankful - Day 14

I am thankful for modern Excedrin!

Thankful - Day 13

I am thankful for friends!

Not these friends....

....but these friends!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Ok, so in school I have started teaching my 2nd graders double digit addition with carrying. One of my kiddos is totally rocking it and I was telling front of the class... what a great she was doing and I couldn't believe how fast she had learned it. As I'm praising her and her accomplishments, I see one of my kids lean over to the kid next to him and whisper
"Maybe she's an android".

Thankful - Day 12

Today I am thankful for examples of unconditional love.

This is Andy's friend Mark and his wife Liz. In 2009 Mark was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrigs disease). Mark is now in a wheel chair and has lost the use of his arms and legs and his ability to speak. Last night we went to a carnival benefit for their family.
It was so touching to see them together and the love they have for each other.

Thursday night we went to the Mindy Gledhill concert. Mindy is good friends with Christian and Stephanie Nielson, who if you don't know, were seriously injured in an plane crash a few years ago. They were at the concert and Christian sang a song with Mindy. If you follow their blog at all or even just by looking at a picture of them you can see the love and support they give each other.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful - Day 11

I know I said this on day 1, but I am thankful for Annie. She is our little buddy. I've been at home today and she doesn't leave my side. Totally content to lay by me and just be where I am. Annie comforts me when I am sad....just sits by me and puts her paw up next to me like she is letting me know she is there. I feel protected by Annie. She is the best dog and a part of our family.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thankful - Day 10

Today I am thankful for small victories in my classroom. I am thankful for the feeling I get when a child is so excited to get an answer right and they feel success.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Thankful - Day 9

Today I am thankful for Andy being thoughtful.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thankful - Day 8

Today I am thankful for a comfortable bed to lay in after a LONG day!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Thankful - Day 7

Today I am thankful for music and those songs that can reach something inside of you or completely change your mood.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Thankful - Day 5 & 6

Day 5: Hot chocolate when it's really cold outside
Day 6: Modern conveniences like cars so a quick trip to Flagstaff is possible

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010