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Hello! And welcome to "Following the Fosters". I am a second grade teacher who loves making kids feel safe, loved, and extra special! My husband is self employed and together we live a happily married life with our wonderful dog, Kiwi. We love spending time with each other, but more importantly we love serving God and putting others first. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy Following the Fosters!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What We've Been Up To These Days...

Tis the season to be very busy! Both Scott and I have been extremely busy these past few weeks. Scott has been working long hours each day fixing cars, while I've been playing arts and crafts and trying to "plan" a wedding. The good news is that we are both getting lot's done in a little amount of time, but the bad news is, that there's not much time to see each other. Since Scott's working so many hours, I take advantage of the opportunity to take him dinner so that I can visit with him for a little bit at work. I've even been taking some of my exciting projects up there to his job and completing them there. Even though we do not talk as much while were both working extremely hard, it's still nice to be in each other's presence! I do admire Scott for how hard he works. It takes a special person to work as many hours as he does and still remain positive and in an amazing mood at all times!

I felt like tonight has been a pretty productive night. Unfortunately, I did not get to go see Scott tonight due to the "storms" that are rolling in, but I did manage to finish up all of my thank you notes and even made my candy buffet labels. Now, I'm planning on starting on some wedding programs, or the wedding is going to be here before I know it, and no one's going to have a program to fan themselves with on the hot day of June!

I hope everyone's having a wonderful week, and if you live in Northwest Arkansas, stay safe tonight!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wedding Porgrams

As most of you know, I have tried to be the DIY bride and SAVE money. For the most part, this has worked out pretty well. But, I have to admit, I have been struggling with these crazy wedding programs, and they were about to get the best of me! In fact, I was almost willing to pay the $600 the stores want for them, and forget trying to do it myself. But.... after several hours mixed in with several different days I finally figured it out! = ) The problem I was having with the programs all along was that I could not figure out the width of the columns. For some reason, when I would print the document, the center column would be smaller than the outer two columns. So, I decided to eliminate one of the columns, and bring it down to a two column document! And it worked!! I LOVE the "sample program".... but now I have to create about 250 more, eeek! If anyone get's bored, let me know, I sure could use the help!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Church Shower

This past Sunday five lovely ladies hosted a shower for Scott and I at the church. It was decorated beautifully and we got tons of GREAT gifts. Thank you ladies for hosting the shower, and thank you to those of you who attended or sent a gift.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I'm finally a BIG kid now, and ready to be a teacher! This past Saturday was graduation, and I am definitely glad it's over! Thank to EVERYONE who attended the long, and boring ceremony. It truly did mean a lot to me.

May 14, 2011
University of Arkansas

Friday, May 13, 2011

Couples Shower

Scott and I had our first shower this past weekend, and it was a GREAT turn out! Thank you so much to the close friends and family who took time out of their busy schedule to come. We appreciate you all very much.