Teacher’s Meeting

Phineas and Ferb claim that there are 104 days of summer vacation.  I say “phooey on you-ey.”  Because apparently we’re being gypped more than 2 weeks. How do I know this?  Tonight was Meet the Teacher at McGowen.  We’re 82 days in, and already it’s time to go check out the classroom, drop off school … [Read more…]

Happy Camper

Today was a big day in the Speer household, and I mean a BIG day.  For one very excited little girl, it must have seemed bigger than Christmas, her birthday, and the last day of school all rolled into one. Today was the day we sent Crisana – our “baby” – away to summer camp … [Read more…]

“Think Pink” Week: Day 2

Welcome to Gallerie’ d’Crisana, the world’s only collection of art created by yet-to-be-famous Fairview artist Crisana Speer! We begin your tour with a welcome sign and a friendly reminder: Just in case you can’t read the fine print, it says: Do not toch exept for: family, relitivs, and Raegan, if she ever sees me again  … [Read more…]

Feeling Blue

There’s an old proverb I once heard that fits our situation perfectly: “When the cat’s away, the mice will play.” Okay, so it only works if by “cat” you mean “boys” and by “mice” you mean “girls”, and if by “will play” you mean “go on a road trip to look at bluebonnets.”  Ah, the … [Read more…]

Lessons from The Big Guy

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and you know what that means:  Let Christmas begin! We kicked off our Christmas celebration with one of our usual traditions: a visit to see Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, known ’round these here parts as The Big Guy. I’ve written about our encounters with The Big Guy before, how we’ve … [Read more…]