Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More celebration pics all things restored brother just shared more bday pics with me....since this is an online journal about my Grace FULL Days...I'm going to post more GRACIE pics from the party & other birthday week activities. Oh, there's a papa George & Grandma Robin pic in there as well as some pics at papa Russ'house. Not much more commentary- Ok..enjoy!

PS... we are headed south later on this week for the annual ROOMMATE REUNION 2007. After grand times, we we go further south to visit my friend JEN & Gracie very 1st friend/playmate, GABI. I think a visit to Gatlinburg & Dollywood might be in store for us. I went with mom & Tracy once... After fun with Jen & family, we will venture yet further south to the Atlanta area...visiting SARAH, another dear friend found in Germany...What a dear that Sarah is...she was diligently praying through my delivery while Tracy was in the birthing room. Sarah helped give Gracie her first bath and changed her 1st diaper... Anyway, so looking forward to seeing Ms. Sarah & her knight in shining armour, Chad. Finally, we hope to connect with our Atlanta transplanted friend, HOLLY! It will be grand.... more to come on that for sure.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Tagged again.... ok, Jen tagged me again to spill 10 random facts about myself. Here's goes....
  1. I am one of three, middle child to older brother by 9 years & sister1 year younger
  2. My name means garden of God in Hebrew & song in Spanish. Originally to be named Tamara by my mother, my dad won out with Carmen after a popular song of the same name by Marty Robbins.
  3. I played volleyball in jr high & high school (pre-Christian school transfer). I also played for the US Army Vilseck/Graf team....though not much good, but had great fun & great exercise.
  4. I love ice cream...can make my own. You name it, I'll make it...if I don't have a recipe, I'll make up my own...right, Randy? This is where you should applaud my butter pecan ice cream in a comment or post on your own blog, eh? Perhaps I'll make you some!~
  5. I have been a prison penpal for the last 7 years.
  6. I can speak a bit of spanish and more German...spanish in my work at least 2X per week and German, I am learning more everyday & trying to teach Grace. There are some things she knows only in German...
  7. I was the coordinator for Scholastic Book Clubs in my college "Teaching Reading" courses, as well as 7 years I was director at Discovery Learning Center...thus amassing several hundred children's books. I plan to volunteer to coordinate the book orders at Gracie's preschool in September.
  8. I dream of owning/running a children's book shop when I retire...where there is a daily story hour in which children can visit far away places via books & stories. Kind of like the Little Bookstore Around the Corner in You've Got Mail.
  9. When I was a Jr in high school or perhaps it was younger, I thought I wanted to be a speech pathologist. I long forgot that until a couple of months ago I found that Who's Who in whatever boo at mom's house...there it was, I was planning to major in speech pathology. They say the average college student changes their major 7 times...I only changed once but somehow forgot about the Speech Path thing... Now, I'm well on my way to the speech pathology degree, beginning my Master's in the Fall.
  10. I am recently addicted to Yahoo Answers...answering questions on child development. I love to share what I know with others~ If my contributions help a parent, calm a fear or lead to an appropriate diagnosis...I am happy.

No tags this are all safe :o) Have a good one!