Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Cousin

(1. Backyard BBQ 2. Birthday Girl in her finest 3. China Town + the city 4. China Town Mall 5. Smoothies 6. Play)

I spent last weekend in Chicago for my cousin Maren's birthday.  We are only 20 days apart and have grown up together.  I can't believe she is 26 and I am soon to be.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Little Ones

So happy we got to see these little ones for some birthday party fun last weekend.  It's hard not living down the road from them (and their mommas and daddys) anymore.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

W(ish)W: 200,000 Miles!

Lil' Focus hit 200,000 miles last night!  We've been a lot of places together.  We've traveled on road trips to Philadelphia, Minnesota, Michigan's UP, Chicago, Kansas City and Northern WI.  She's been to Panama City Beach, FL (once hauling 5 people) twice for spring break.  She's lived in Madison, Lake Geneva and Milwaukee, where she got just about every parking ticket possible...and visited the tow lot once.  She's been a moving van, pet carrier, shelter from the storm and an art mobile.

I love my lil' Focus.
Here's to another 200,000 miles!
... if Fisch can keep her runnin' that long :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Our Weekend

1) Saturday morning quiche and iced coffee.
2 & 3) Farmers Market with friends.
4) Pretty jams.
5) Stalking ducks.
6) Retirement party gift for my art teacher friend.

Hope you all had a nice weekend!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Schoooools out for Summer!

Today was the last day of school(well, for the kids...my summer doesn't really start until mid July).  The end of my 3rd year of teaching.  The end of the first year in my new district.  
The conclusion I came to today while driving home from a day of sidewalk chalk, popsicles, smiles and hugs, is that I flippin' love teaching!

Of course not every day is chalk and popsicles and fun.  Some days are hard. Some days are spilled paint, piles of paperwork, realizing the reality of some of my students home lives and getting called a "lazy-good-for-nothing-greedy" teacher by the majority of the state you live and teach in.  

Even though the future of public education in WI is looking bleak, I cannot imagine myself in any other career that would bring me as much fulfillment and joy as teaching does.

I'm going to miss my kiddos over the summer :(

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WW: The Day Fisch Proposed

(hiking at Devils Lake before we headed to Skillet Creek)

(about 10 minutes before Fisch popped the question)
(a reenactment)

(my dream ring)

This is now "our" waterfall :)

It was perfect :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I voted today.

You are not allowed to complain about the result in any way unless you vote.

Big election day in Wisconsin.
Will it be Barrett or Walker?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

1 Fisch, 2 Fisch...

There will officially be 2 Fisch on this blog in the future.
That's right, after almost 6 years together the question was popped... 

 ... and the answer was yes! 

More details to come :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mom and Me 1989?

Dear Mom,

I want to be you when I grow up.
I love you more than I could ever put into words.
Happy Birthday!