Friday, August 5, 2011

Almost Back to the Real World

Well, my fellow teachers, I hope you are ready to get back into the grove of school.  I have enjoyed my summer vacation, how about you? I spent most of my summer working on my Master's Class and doing one of my favorites, swimming!!! I am not sure how I am going to be up and ready considering I have been sleeping in just a little bit :). I hope all the kiddos are ready for school, I have heard many parents so that they are ready for them to be back in school!

Enjoy the rest of the summer and can't wait to see everyone this next week!!

Open House August 11, 2011 at 6pm

Monday, July 25, 2011

WHAT??? 2 YEARS :)

Today, Jon and I have been married for two years. WOW!!! We have had our ups and downs, good and bads, but most of all we have love for each other.  Sure, we get on each others nerves sometimes (of course. he gets on mine more, since I am perfect..haha). I got a Nook in Color for my anniversary, he can't keep things a secret when he buys them so I got it early...that is how we roll and of course, I had his gift early and figured since he gave me mine I should give him his, so I did.  I got him vent visors for his truck, he has been wanting them since he got his new truck.  I love the fact that I am married and that we love each other and continue to grow in our marriage.  We want to have kids, hopefully sooner than later, BUT we know God is in control and it will happen when it is supposed to. 

I always wanted to have a big wedding with lots of people to share my special day with...and with the help of family and friends that is what I had.  I had the best wedding a girl could wish for, my mom and dad made my day the BEST EVER!! Of course we had lots of family to help (I am fortunate to have family that helps out when needed) and what would I have ever done without my other "moms", Wendi and Christi.  Wendi has fixed my hair for EVERYTHING...from my first prom to my engagement pics to my wedding day.  Christi is always there to make sure things are done right and the correct decisions are correct! Christi was my wedding coordinator...fabulous of course!!! Our day was special because of all my family and friends that came to experience this awsome day with us, BUT it would not have been the same without my hero, MY BUBBA! Although we would fight and he gets on my nerves, he is always there when I need him.  I had to make sure that he was NOT going to be deployed that year because I was NOT going to get married unless my brother was there. Of course, I am glad that he met Britt and that she was part of that special day also.  She made ALL the bows (I think worked since Christmas to have them all made) and was there to help decorate, make floral arrangments. and make sure it looked amazing! She is pretty much an EXPERT (atleast she thinks she, but really she does have good taste and knows what looks good!

I have posted a few pictures that I had saved on my computer of our wedding day.....Enjoy !

Dad, me, and Mom

Love being Mrs. Edge!!

Reception!! LOVED my wedding dress, but this was sooo much cooler!!!

A Toast to US!!

BIRDSEED hurts!!! Look at my pretty girls in red!

Our First Dance and Mr. and Mrs. Jon Edge!!

Father/Daughter Dance!!!

LOVED having a DJ and dancing at the reception!

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Edge ----------  July 25, 2009!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


It was nice growing up knowing that "THE JOSH OWENS" was my big brother.  You see, I am not sure how he came up with referring to himself as that, but we let him believe that he was big and bad, so we let him refer to himself as "THE JOSH OWENS".  I know that we would fight and probably drive our parents crazy, BUT I could always lean on him.  I will never forget one day at school a boy (older than I was) confronted me about something that wasn't even his business...anyways and was very RUDE...needless to say I didn't back down, even when he told me he was going to push me across the hallway!!  I was so
proud of myself (although I thought Mrs. Brown was going to have a heart attack trying to calm us down in the hallway).  I went home and told Josh what I did, I thought he would be so proud of me and I know he was, but that night I realize that he put the fear in that boy...point is my brother is ALWAYS there for me.

His better half is pretty nice also...Brittany Vick! She has been around for a while now and is crazy as all get out.  She has done so much for us in just a short amount of time. I am not sure how we decorated the Christmas Tree or anything without her knowledge...JUST DON'T LET HER IN THE KITCHEN!!! If my brother can live off of mac and cheese and sweet tea then he has it made...but on a serious note thanks for always coming down and being a good sport when mom and I put you to work!!! Love ya :)

My brother is more than a brother...he is my HERO!!! He has been deployed twice and it was rough for all of us! Just wanted him to know that I LOVE HIM and so happy to know that he is ALWAYS there no matter what I need.  Sometimes he is there to tell me I am WRONG, but hey .... we all need someone like that!!

Me and My Hero !!!

Looking "cool" as always!!

The Family !!

Josh and Britt !!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I have enjoyed most of my summer BUT I have been so busy! I am working on my Masters in Education and Theory through Arkansas State University.  I will be so glad when I finish, May 4, 2012.  We haven't had much trouble with the classes but this last one was VERY time consuming...maybe that is because we finished a 5 week class in less than 3 weeks!! I have enjoyed not working this summer, but I do miss the extra money.  I have spent most of the summer that I haven't been with my girls working on class at the pool.  It is nice having an AWESOME AUNT BRENDA that has a pool and always welcomes me to it. 

I can't believe that in less than a month school will start back...teachers go back a week or so before the students.  Of course, teachers have professional development in the summer and we also have to work in our classrooms in order for them to be ready, so really we don't have ALL summer off. 

I am looking forward this year to a new class, however I did LOVE my class last year! I will be spending the next few weeks at the pool as much as possible because SCHOOL STARTS SOON!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Extreme Couponing I watched this show the other night and fell in LOVE with it.  Although, I would not buy 400 boxes of cat food or 200 things of yogurt, I would like to start saving money buy shopping smart.  I started this week by getting the Sunday Paper coupons and had both grandparents save them for me also....however, there wasn't much in there that we actually use.  I hope to get this under control this summer and learn how to do it correctly.  They say you can't be brand specific so this will be challenging for me...I remember my dad always says "It's has to be Heinz Ketchup, French's Mustard, Morton Salt, and so...If you have any pointers or websites that you would like to share with me or others, please feel free to post !!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I am so EXCITED to have a summer this year.  I have worked every summer that I can remember.  Growing up I kept my favorite lil girls...Megan, Morgan, and Haley.  Although, they are grown and I miss spending time with them, I am enjoying not having to work.  I also worked at Strohl's Flying Service since he started his own business, but this year Cindy is there so I get to chill at home.

I am going to school to get my Master's Degree so I study a couple days of week with the girls at school, but the rest of the time WILL be spent in the pool.

Aunt Brenda just opened her pool so today was the first swim of many this summer at her house.  Ashli, Chloe, and Allison came and joined me.  Chloe is so much fun this year and she LOVES the water.  Of course I had to get my camera out so you could see just home much FUN she was having.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Pilot's Wife......

Summer is here so that means early morning and late night for the HUBBY and since I am a teacher that means the opposite for me!! Considering he doesn't EVER hear his alarm I am up EVERY morning hoping that he gets to work on time. I wouldn't have it any other way though, I always try to stay awake long enough to tell him BE CAREFUL, I LOVE YOU, and BYE BABE....same message about every morning and a kiss for see ya later!!!

At first it took me forever to fall back asleep, but I am getting better about going back to sleep ESPECIALLY when the alarm goes off at 4:00 AM......considering my plans are to enjoy my first summer off in years I better be able to go back to sleep quickly, I plan on being at the pool by NOON everyday!!!!

I am not sure if I will know how to act not getting up with Jon to be at Strohl Aviation every morning. This will be the first year that I am not working at Strohl Aviation since David started his own business, so that means I won't see Jon as much. :(  Although working with your husband can be stressful at times, it was nice to be able to see him land and take off and KNOW where he was flying at all times. I am glad that Cindy will be working there this summer because she takes care of them, however I will honestly miss it! I know she worries and prays for them like I do, I guess it doesn't matter how long you are married, we will always worry!!

Jon loves flying and I am so glad that he is able to fly with David because that's where his heart is. I always worry and wonder about him when he is flying. There are times when I just have to call the flying service just to check on him and make sure he is okay, especially if it is windy or a storms coming. I know he is a great pilot and David has taught him so much but I will always worry about him. I know that God will take care of him and that he hears my prayers, PLUS it is also comforting to know that my parents say a special prayer for him every morning.

Just remember JON that I LOVE YOU and BE CAREFUL!!!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


When I was younger, I didn't realize how lucky I was to have both a mom and dad who loved me very much.  I was under the assumption that all children had the life that I did....BOY was I wrong. Throughout my teenage years, of course I knew that some people didn't have a mom and dad but it wasn't until I began teaching that it really hit home. 

Here I was young, married, and starting my career.  I had just got married right before my first year teaching, so of course I realized how much my parents had really done for me. 

I will never forget my first field trip as a teacher, my mom had always went on my field trips when I was little and I always had what I needed.  We were getting ready to leave and go on our field trip so I was doing what I knew to do....put names on lunch, put names on drinks, count the number of kids, first aid kid ready, ice chest ready, etc.... Then, one child brought me her lunch and I was like WHAT'S THIS??? NEVER SAY THAT OUT was a Wal-mart sack and as I opened it up this is what I found....a somewhat of a PB&J (or that is what she called it), half eaten apple, and a few pecans on top!!! I could have just sat there and cried, no one told me that a child would bring something like that for lunch! I didnt know to bring extra lunches for kids, that wasn't something we learned in school :) Thank goodness for Bro. Minton who was making a run to the store to get extra lunches.  I think about that day a lot!!

Now, I know that I have taken my parents for granted at times.....Sitting in the emergency room AGAIN Wednesday (this time for a kidney stone), of course my mom was right beside me and dad was in waiting room, I asked her: What do people do that don't have parents?? She just said "I don't know."  Being in the er twice in a month and a half made me realize that I don't know where I would be without my parents.  We got in about 5 that morning from the er, mom and dad both had to go to work.  I hope one day when I become a mommy, I am as important to my child as my parents are to me.  They are always there for me!!

Jon had to be at work at 4:30 and he is a pilot so he couldn't stay out ALL night so my parents took me to the er.  Of course, Jon wanted to take me but he had to get some sleep so he could be in the right mind to fly. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

One of the hardest days........

As most of you know, we were so excited when we found out that we were going to have a baby! We did everything right and the time was right, so we thought.....on April 15th after a LONG day in 2 different emergency rooms, I discovered that I was having a miscarriage.  I will forever remember that day for as long as I live.  It was an emotional roller coaster as well as a bad experience with an emergency room. 

That morning when I woke up, I knew something was wrong; I called mom and woke Jon up, off to Stuttgart we go (I knew what was happening, so I thought Stuttgart would be fine)....BOY was I wrong.  Jon and I arrive at Stuttgart ER and was quickly placed in a room.  They did the usual test (pregnancy test, HCG test, and ultrasound) the mean time we SAT there knowing about nothing that was going on because the doctor didn't come give us updates.  I knew my mom had all she could stand (I was of course texting her to keep her updates) and finally came down to check on her baby (yes, I am still the baby in the family) !!  After sitting there 7 hours and yes I mean 7 hours, the doctor informed me that my levels were ok BUT it appeared that I had debris in my uterus....WHAT??? In the meantime I was thinking if I told my kids the word "debris" they would be thinking the same thing I did, that is the TRASH after a tornado....By this point we were all getting mad at the whole situation.  We left Stuttgart and made a trip to LR ER....the doctor was much more friendly but also had to inform me that I was indeed having a miscarriage.....all we could do is cry.  I kept asking WHY US??/ We had done this the right way (got married, had a job, house, etc) but quickly we realized it wasn't anything that we did WRONG, it was God's way of taking care of us and the baby.  I do have to say that it was hard and still hard, especially when some people who do not know that we lost the baby, come up to us and congratulate us....then we say "Thank You" but we lost the baby.  Of course they feel terrible, and it is hard on us but they didnt know.

I was also informed that I have A-, which means that I have to have a shot everytime I get preggo....The doctor gave me a full most of you know I do not like shots and this one hurt.  If I didn't get the shot then I would have more than likely miscarried everytime b/c of the antibodies from this miscarriage.

While trying to put that horrible day behind us, I have come to realize that I need to change OB doctors...The nurses at my doctors office (whom I called all week before that Friday) didn't seem to care about what was happening but did inform me to go to local er if I thought I was having a the search is on for a new doctor.

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