Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I'm now a PTA mom and other photos from my life

Several months ago, I was nominated, called and appointed (per PTA bylaws) to be the Legislative VP in my kid's school's PTA.  

There is always a training in Provo, UT at my alma mater, Brigham Young University, for the incoming PTA board.  I don't mind training meetings but I do mind useless training meetings.  There was a little bit of both that day.   I did have fun even during the "useless" parts and I met a great lady who spelled out for me my job requirements.  (I also got a lot of Nicholas Nickelby read that day too.) 

It was a hot day in Utah and I wore clothes representing that.  But I forgot how cold air-conditioned things can be and by 10:00 am, I had to run to the bookstore (I have great memories of that bookstore as a student) and purchased a sweatshirt.  My requirement to the girl who helped me was, "I need something on-sale, with a zipper in size small."  I'm holding my arm weird to show the cute "Brigham Young University" down the sleeve.  Ignore my awkward claw hand.  

And since I was gone all day, and had to have my kids do some babysitting for me, I purchased these very cool, BYU pillowcases for my kids.  Go Cougars! 

I also picked up a lot free stuff at the various booths.  These pink brains were the favorite item.  And, I loved the Parents Empowered booth in general.  Great stuff.

In a snarky moment, I snapped a picture of this and emailed it to my husband  I think it is an apron.   Really?    

In December, Dentist Husband gave me the greatest gift of all--housecleaners.  They come once a month and the day before they come becomes for me, the worst day of the month, meaning I spend all day frantically picking up the house so they can clean it for me.  That is today and while I was cleaning, I got a little camera phone happy and took some pictures for my blog.  

This made me laugh when I first saw it and had to buy it.  It is actually a Homer Simpson quote.  

My friend Tiffany, makes and sells these as well as other things in her etsy shop.  

Like most Mormon woman, I appreciated what Elder Uchtdorf had to say in his  Forget Me Not talk.  I found her lovebox a beautiful way to remind me of it.  

 It is now hat season in our house.  This pile of hats sits by my front door, for my kids to put on when they go outside to play.  I think some people would have some pretty box to store them in.  I have yet to find or figure out something I like.  I am willing to take suggestions.  For now, they sit on this antique chair.  
 I'm also loving Clinque's Chubby stick.  

And finally, my friend April makes these very comfortable, reversable and cute headbands.  I had her make them in my daughter's dance school's colors and we gave them to all of the girls in her class.  

So that is my life these days.  Good stuff.  


love.boxes said...

Love it all. I like the hats on the chair.. unless you use the chair to put shoes on and then you need a sturdy basket (very Scandinavian :) Did you get some info from Denise on Common Core?

love.boxes said...

I put my kids in hats too.. well mostly the younger one. It's so funny because she loves to wear really pretty dresses as often as possible and this bright orange hat from the Soldier Hollow Sheep Dog Trials. I love it though.. it's her personality. :)

Britt said...

I love seeing snippets of people's lives. Such fun insights into your life, tastes, sense of humor, etc. Love it!

Paige said...

I only picked up one pink squishy brain, and then my kids fought about it, so I asked my friend to get me a couple more the next day.

Kari said...

Awesome post!! And what a good idea: memorable moments in your day-to-day.

ash said...

Hooray for PTA. And I could totally see you in that apron...haha.