Sunday, August 17, 2014

Update, Update, Update

 

Hello--
We are going to have an update
catch-up post. Life has gotten a
bit busy and I am a bit behind. :)

Up first--a DIY project. I bought
this black case at a garage sale
earlier this summer.


 

I thought it was bland so I
blinged it up with pink poka
dots! Love it!
The person who had it first
used it as a laptop case. But
I am taking it to school for  
field trips. We will use it in
a variety of ways. A lunch
carrier, books and small toys
etc.


 

Country Dreaming turned 5 during
our vacation-staycation. Thanks to
those of you who come by often and
comment, those who come by and
visit quietly and those who have
been a faithful reader for the past
5 years!!!! I appreciate you and
your friendship.


 

Mr. Ken had a BIG birthday earlier
this month!


 

We had a backyard FULL of people
helping Ken celebrate.


 

He got to wear this button at his
party and THEN on the day of
his birthday a week later. It
lights up! What fun!!


 

More birthday fun--we enjoyed
luch here. An authentic German
restaurant in the Freight District
of  Kansas City.


 

Ken and I had Goulash with
Spatzel, he also had Red Cabbage
on the side. Ken said that his 50th
birthday--ALL of it was AWESOME!!!




Last but not least---School has
started!  My first day was August
11 with inservice and training in
the morning and then time to work
in the room in the afternoon. Our
1st and 2nd graders began on the 12th
with a 1/2 day and another on the 13th.
Kindergarteners began on the 14th with
a full day for ALL of us.
Talk about hitting the ground running!!
The kids have adapted well to being back,
the adults---well, we are working on it.

That's it. We had an awesome summer
and now we are back to getting a routine
in place. Summer will be enjoyed in an
abbreviated way now.

~Keep on Dreaming~

17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Ken! Best wishes for another school year, Melinda!

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  2. Well, happy belated birthday to your husband! Fifty? That's a great one!!!

    Love the way that you decorated the bag... super fun!

    Happy blog anniversary too!! Here's to many more blog posts :)

    K.

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  3. Happy, Happy Birthday to Mr. Ken!! The big 50 now?
    congratulations on 5 years of blogging.....I always enjoy the interesting topics you bring! Have a great school year

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    1. Yep, the BIG 50!
      Thank you from the both
      of us.

      M : )

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  4. Congrats on the b-day and 5 years of blogging. That's a LOT of blogging. My own blogging battery's run down mightily. Glad to see you are still going strong.

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    1. Thank you from the both of us!
      Blogging for 5 years has had it's ups
      and downs but I still enjoy it.
      It is good to see you, I have missed your
      posts.

      M : )

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  5. Birthday wishes to your husband and Happy 5 Year Anniversary to you! I've enjoyed catching up with you. The Oz Museum looks like a lot of fun. The movie always scared me as a kid, I think I enjoy it more now, as an adult:) The Strawberry house museum looks very interesting.

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    1. Ken says " thanks!"
      I'm glad you enjoyed those posts.
      I didn't care for the monkeys and still
      don't as an adult!
      The Strawberry Hill Museum was beautiful.

      M :)

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  6. Oops, forgot to say . . . good luck with your new school year!

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  7. Hard to believe its back to school time already! Looks like a great 50th celebration! Happy 5 years of blogging!
    Liz

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    1. I know, it has been tough getting
      back into the swing of things!

      Thanks from both of us!

      It is good to see you.

      M : )

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    2. I know, it has been tough getting
      back into the swing of things!

      Thanks from both of us!

      It is good to see you.

      M : )

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  8. Happy Blogoversary to you and Happy Birthday to your hubby! Yum to that good German food! School definitely starts early there. Starts the 28th here. Have a great week!

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  9. Happy birthday Mr. Ken and happy Blogaversary. Two great milestones and so glad that you are blogging.

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