Wednesday, May 13, 2015



Memories of the Simple Days
Living this Life
Day 132-Year 3
Team Zybko
May 13, 2015




























Thursday, April 30, 2015

Count Down Almost Over!


2 More Days Til the Big Day
Day 130 -Year 3
Team Zybko
April 30, 2015

Oh my word, only 2 more days. How could that be? 
A few weeks ago the kids and I excitedly made a count down chart for the upcoming happy 'Save the Date Day' just to keep on track. But at the time, they were merely numbers and nice words written on cut up pieces of paper plates, strung together with twine. 
But now, now its actually go time. 

The minuscule number of days left have taken form, come to life in a big way. Hurried thoughts, last minute details, to-do lists and strange emotions are all bumping around together, fighting for space and creating a crazy mess of my mind and heart. 
I text a friend
My heart is hyperventilating, I can't breathe.

I set my two students on some reading work, quiet stuff that doesn't require a teachers attention or wisdom. I need a minute, a Twix kinda minute to breathe and sort everything out. If that is even possible, I'm worried it's not.

This is new territory for me. A kid getting married. Who ever thought I'd be old enough for that? Right, me either. 
I get it though, deep down I really do, it is how life works. 

Babies are born, they grow up, they get married, they have babies, your hair turns grey, you remember the good ole days, you sit and talk about the weather and then you die. Too dark?

OK, I will try again.

Babies are born, they are a joy to raise, they mature becoming their own people, they fall in love, they plan a wedding, they live happily ever after......

But where does leave a momma?

She wonders how the days are long but the years are fast, she steals a few minutes to blog, she tries to express unknown feelings of joy and happiness she doesn't truly understand, she attempts to put them in words, instead she sits and smiles knowing that Diane and Michael compliment each other 100%, she relies on faith, she trusts God and His arranged marriage, she ignores the 'things' on her list but instead she breathes in and out, she thanks God for the many blessings her life especially this daughter and soon to be son-in law. 

Breathe in....Breathe out...Breathe in.....Breathe out
Hee-Hee-Hee-HO HO
My heart feels less cluttered already, leaving room for the good stuff. 
OK, we so got this thang people.


Diane and Michael, it is going to be a wonderful day to celebrate your love and lifelong commitment to each other. We are all anxious in the best way possible for the time to finally come.
Love you both to the Church and back.



Link to Engagement Pictures :)
http://justawomanwithasharpie.blogspot.com/2014/12/engagement-photo-shoot.html

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FUN FAIR DAYS!



Friends Fun and Funnel Cakes
Day 128 -Year 3
Team Zybko
April 16, 2015

It's a Spring Break tradition I really look forward to. I mean, who doesn't enjoy sunshine, spiny rides, time with friends and unlimited fresh funnel cakes? Right, this girl does.

Thank you Mamasita for another awesome time at the Fair! We really appreciate you and your generosity to treating us like royalty while running around like crazy people from ride to ride. Please tell Marquito he is quite the server and friend to my kiddos. The refreshing treats came at the perfect time, seriously the tastiest bag of cotton candy I have ever inhaled while watching the bumper cars crash into each other!

Lou Lou, I wish the Frog Hopper pictures were a video instead of still shots. The boys could have cared less about the 2 minute up and down ride but instead spent the time happily entertaining everyone around them. Watching them singing a Katy Perry song at the top of their lungs was priceless. Proud moment to report to you, your little man led the chorus like a rock star, each time getting louder and louder, and funnier and funnier!  

RIP to FREDDY the FAIR FISH
You will be forever remembered, mostly because of the above picture. You were a good fish though. The best 3 days I have ever spent with a pet with gills.