Sunday, August 29, 2010

Update and Giveaway

Sweet, Sassy and Oh So Classy is having a giveaway! How cute is this little wristlet?!?! I LOVE it. Make sure to go over here to see her super cute blog and check out her giveaway!

Yellow Leaves pattern perfect for cell phone blackberry iphone coin

On another note, things have been sooo busy around our house! School has started and it seems like there is one thing after another on our calendar! September looks like it might be even more crazy! Rk's friend Bubba is getting married so we will be makin' the trip back to Potosi for their wedding! We are very excited for them and very excited to see everyone!

My MIL and FIL are coming in this week to spend a couple of days. We don't have anything special planned but I'm sure the weekend will consist of relaxing and sittin' on the front porch (watchin' for deer...they are some deer huntin' fools!) Speaking of deer, the three of us (Rk, Myself, and Ellie) went for a walk tonight down our road and saw a couple deer! Robert was excited and is getting very excited for November to roll around. 

Well, it's the start of another week, however it is nice to think that next weekend will be a 3 day weekend! Woo hoo for Labor Day!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Friday, August 20, 2010

My Classroom :)

Well, it's officially the end of the first week back! Surprisingly, I made it through without any major problems! Usually the first week is pretty hectic, but this week went great! All of my classes are...interesting...but really are well-behaved. They are each different and constant entertainment. Ya never know what a high schooler is going to say! Or do! That's one of the reasons I love my job.

I thought I'd put a few pics of my classroom on here. It's nothing special, but high schoolers don't really appreciate cute bulletin boards or posters. Most of my decor is college posters and quotes :)

Welcome to Mrs. Hollinsworth's Classroom 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekend Recap

We had a busy weekend! We left Friday and drove to Kansas City for a Big Smith concert. Kenny and Becky (our neighbors) went with us and we had a blast. The next day we got up and ate some Ihop and did a little shoppin'. It was so hot that we weren't in shopping we headed to St. Joseph. Steven and Deena (a guy Robert works with) got married so we made the trip for the wedding. It was at a really cool old church and the reception followed at a country club. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a blast. Here are a few pictures from the evening...however, I didn't take many!

Jeff and Robert

Jeff and Stephanie

Jimmy and Kelly

Robert and the groom, Steven

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


It's that time.
 I start tomorrow...
 I think I'll just leave ya with this...
Where do you think I have to go...

That's right...back to school.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August Trip to Potosi and Float Trip

Tuesday afternoon we left and headed out to Rolla, MO. We met up with some friends and had dinner and took a tour of Rolla (Where Rk went to college). We had a great time with Mike & Kim and really appreciated their hospitality (thanks guys!). We spent the night at their house and headed out the next morning. 

The next day we floated the Current River. We had a GREAT time and enjoyed the relaxing day on the river. Ellie was great and even did a little swimming! It was sooo cute!

That night we went to my Mother and father in-laws and relaxed for the evening. Being in the sun can really take it out of ya! The next day we just hung out around the house and enjoyed some time with the family. That evening, Robert and his dad went fishing and caught some big ones! They were about 5 lbs each! While they fished, Jeanie (my MIL) and I went and got Mary and Grace (my SIL and niece) and went to see my niece, Paige, at the restaurant where she works. We had a great time and went to let Gracie play in the park. It was a good day!

On Friday went floating on the Huzzah River with Mary and her family. We laughed SO hard because Mary and I didn't have the best steering skills in the world and the guys and kids thought it was hilarious. I guess it probably was and we got some good laughs out of it. It was a really fun day and we really enjoyed it. That night my MIL fried the fish the guys caught the night before. Yum! After that we went to the Washington County Fair. LOL. That was a good time and an experience everyone should see. We met up with a couple of friends, Bubba & Alicia, and hung out with them for the evening. It was great!

It was such a fun week and the pictures tell it all....:)           

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rehearsal Dinner

These are a couple pictures from the rehearsal dinner. Better late than never...

It was a fish kind of rehearsal dinner. Fried Fried Fried. MMM MMM MMM. Wait, what did we have for our rehearsal dinner?? That's right----FRIED CHICKEN :)

Now, off to Potosi we go. We are going floatin' on the river tomorrow and then spend some quality time with the fam. We will be back on Saturday and I'm sure I'll have some good stories and pictures :) 

Have a good week!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jackson Baker

This little character makes me SMILE :) 

                                   Click here to view these pictures larger

Welcome to Our Home!

 Welcome to our home! Some of our friends haven't seen our new place, so these are some pictures of the inside. Please excuse the dust!

Let's take a tour!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Matzke Wedding

Yesterday one of my best friends got married. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a wonderful day sharing the special occassion with Kris & Chet. It was a busy day but everything turned out beautiful and everything went smoothly. We love Chet & Kris and wish them the very best. Here are the pics from my camera of the day. :) Enjoy.