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Saturday, November 27, 2010

what does a turkey say?

It's 12:54 am. I'm exhausted. I've had very little sleep over my Thanksgiving holiday. I've been so busy cleaning and getting the house in order that sleep has been on the back burner.

I'm dying to share with you some pictures of our Thanksgiving feast we had with my kids last Friday at school. They got to pick if they wanted to be a Native American Indian or a Pilgrim. We had yummy chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-a, fruit, juice and spiced pumpkin pecan icecream. We also played pin the feathers on the turkey. Oh annnnnnd we had a lot of outside time to burn off all the sugar that had been consumed all week. Gotta love the holidays :) But let me say this. My babies are just the most precious things ever. I love them. I can't wait to see them on Monday!!!!! So with no further ado, here are my spunky little hummingbirds!

Here are my babies and I with our class pet. ( it's the pumpkin turkey). His name is Henry. It's the first name that came into my head, I know I could of picked a much better name, oh well. They loved Henry. I would see them out of the corner of my eye walk over to him and start talking to him or wave to him. Cutest.thing.ever.

Are they not the cutest boys ever? The 3 musketeers! Love each of them!

Yep, these are my cutie patooties! I get to love on these precious girls every week!

Let the festivities begin! My little pilgrims and indians!

Pin the feathers on the turkey! It was so cute!

And to end the day... a slumber party! Not really, it was nap time. Since the schedule of the day was so thrown off to due the Thanksgiving feast, we started nap time late so we popped in veggie tales and we had a "slumber party". They loved it.

I really could go on and on about my hummingbirds. I really can't wait to see them Monday. I can't wait to get hugs and kisses!

welcome to our home

First things first. I will be posting a few more posts after this one
because a lot has happened since I last posted. I need to catch all of you ( you know, my 100 readers, haha) up on what's been going on. Most importantly, I have pictures! Let's be honest, a blog post is so much better with pictures and quite frankly, I've been lacking pictures lately. I'm a picture queen. I love taking pictures, but for some reason this past year or so, I have been M.I.A when it comes to whipping the camera out to snap a memory or two or three or ten. I digress.....

Most of you know that Brandon and I have moved into our first home. We moved in September and we are just getting things put away, hung and organized. Since I have had a week off, more like 9-10 offs including the weekends, I have busted my tail to get things put away, hung on the walls and organized. We've painted the game room, bathroom up stairs and hallway. We have put some serious work in this place.... minus our bedroom and bathroom. That's a whole other story. Brandon keeps bugging me about it. See, I'd rather get all the rooms that are visible to the eye when you walk in the house decorated, cleaned up and ready for visitors. Our bedroom and bathroom are last on my list. We had our first family party last night with my parents, brother and my extended family ( aunt, uncle, cousins, etc). It went great! They played poker up in the gameroom. Playing poker the Friday after Thanksgiving is a tradition that we set when my moms sister Kathy moved to Texas about 4-5 years ago. It's a good time of fun, fellowship and winning some money, haha. Not me of course. I don't play poker.

Anyway, I wanted to share some pictures with you of our house. We are still in the progress of painting and decorating.

Disclaimer:please excuse any random paint splotches on the walls, random shoes, jackets, dog toys/bones laying around. :)

This is our foyer area. We will be painting the downstairs, hopefully soon. It really adds so much when there is paint on the walls. I'm hoping to replace that table with an older piece that I can re-finish. But this will do for now :) We also want to rip out all of carpet and add wood flooring. Hopefully that will happen soon.

My cross wall. Can't wait to add more crosses!

I present to you.... the gameroom! We just painted this last weekend. We just added the new 50 inch plasma to the wall, Brandon is spoiled, that's all I'm saying :)

The Man Cave. This was the first room we painted in the house. It has been updated since I posted a pic on facebook a while ago. This room is filled with all sports stuff that Brandon and collected over the years. It really is a cute room! Of course you need a man cave christmas tree :) It's a cowboys tree. I know, they suck this season, haha.

Here is the desk with his diplomas. I'd like to introduce you to our good friend, Bucky. Brandon shot him when he was 12 years old. Poor deer.

Guest bathroom upstairs. LOVE THIS bathroom. Sometimes I just walk upstairs to go look at it. I'm not kidding.

Another shot of the bathroom. I think what I love the most is that everything in the bathroom, (minus to the 2 wall hangings above the towels) I already had. The two wall hangings above the towels we a clearance purchase at Hobby Lobby. They were brown and I spray painted them black.
How did she get in this post? This little dog is my shadow. Wherever I go, she goes. She actually is scared to climb up the stairs herself, so I carry her. Pathetic, I know. Spoiled, I know. She had followed me upstairs when I took these pictures so I had to snap a shot of my baby.

I will show you more pictures later like the outside of our home, the kitchen, dining room, living room BUT NOT the master bedroom and bathroom :)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Be back soon with more posts!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I'm a hummingbird, my preschool class that is. It's ironic my class is called the hummingbirds because my mamie ( grandma : my mom's mom) LOVES hummingbirds. She is actually obsessed with them. So, naturally, when I heard my class was called the hummingbirds, I immediately thought of my mamie's love for them. I'm going to be honest though, I was kind of disapointed when I found out the name. I thought, why can't we be the Zebras, Leopards, Giraffes or Monkeys. It's easy to find all things zebra, leopard, giraffe or monkey. Not so easy finding hummingbird things. For the record, I'm over it now, haha. I am glad we are called the hummingbirds, after all, that is what God chose us to be. The class name suites my babies perfect.

I get a good laugh when I look at this picture. You can't make everyone happy, right? I love this kids. I pray for them everyday and thank God that I am getting to be a part of their little lives. I love taking pictures of them. Capturing the fun things they do at school, the time they spend with their friends and to document this year of their life that they won't remember when they are probably, oh..... 26 years of age, like me.

Dear God,
Thank you for choosing me to be a part of these little angels lives. I am truly blessed by them everyday. Although I might get upset or seem short tempered from time to time, I am constantly reminded that you love these little children and you have made them to be the little people they are. May you continue to live in the hummingbirds hearts and may your spirit flourish in our classroom daily. I love you and thank you for all you do.


Monday, November 15, 2010

you reap what you sow

I believe in consequences. I believe if someone isn't doing something right, their should be an appropriate punishment. Ok, that sounded harsh. I believe in right and wrong. I believe in telling the truth. I believe in being honest and loyal. Get my drift here? Let me explain.

The photographer for our engagement photos, bridal portraits and wedding photos has been on the news last Friday and today for scamming people in the Houston area. I am one of those people. You see, she "lost" my bridal portraits so I had to re-take them. The day of the wedding, she had "corrupted data" on her photo card and about 50 photos ( immediate and extended family photos) were "ruined" .... could not retrieve them from the camera. So Brandon and I had no photos of our extended family like cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. It took 1 year to get our wedding album. We had to hire an attorney for the whole situation. She avoided us, never returned our calls. I think I called her 50 times in 1 week and never got a call back. Her home phone number was a fax number, her cell phone voicemail box was full. She didnt return emails. I'm telling you, I was running around in circles. So we hired an attorney like I said earlier. We finally settled with a monetary refund and a year later we got our album. We are still not happy about the situation.

We thought we were the only ones who were getting scammed by this woman. Well, we were wrong. She has been all over the news the past couple of days. Couples who got married in 2006 still haven't received their wedding album. They took her to small claims court and they won, but it didn't matter, she didn't follow through with her promises. She's lied, she's be sneaky, she's been untrustworthy, she's been a horrible communicator, etc. I really could go on.

I actually was contacted by the BBB about this situation. The media wanted to contact me but I was fishy about the whole situation so I didn't respond. Well, I emailed the lady back today. We'll see what will come of it.

You reap what you sow. And boy, did she deserve what is coming to her. Her business needs to be shut down. If you are interested in seeing the story, go to channel 11 news and type in photographer.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

PS - one week from today I will be snuggled in my bed sleeping in till 11:00am :)


Thursday, November 11, 2010

out of the mouth of babes

I love my job. I see and hear some of the cutest, funniest, hysterical things on a daily basis. I could walk into work with little sleep or in a bad mood, but the minute I see my babies, they cheer me up and put a smile on my face. I love their hugs, their kisses, their laughs, their smiles and sense of humors. Preschoolers, really are, the most precious thing and I am so lucky to be a part of their lives. I'm the lucky one, that's for sure. Here is a quick list of a few of my favorite things that I love about my little hummingbirds.

1. listening to them pray everyday.
2. getting hugs and kisses 150,000 times a day.
3. when i hear " i love you ms. kellianne".
4. i have given nicknames to some of my kids and hearing the other kids call them by their nicknames like its their first name.
5. hearing the kids have conversations between each other. hilarious.
6. watching them have a BLAST in P.E. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
7. having one of my babies say they prayed for me last night
8. receiving pictures and drawings and that child coming up with the best story as to what that picture is
9. hearing them sing songs like "in my fathers house" or "my god is to big"
10. seeing them walk into class with a BIG smile on their face.

Those, by the way, were put in no particular order. Although, hearing them pray everyday would be my all-time fave.

Lately, my kids sure have been saying some very funny things. Here's a sneak peak.
This happened last week...

Me : Aaron, go tell Ms. Rhonda that I am going to ride the elevator upstairs.
Aaron: (running and screaming) Ms. Rhonda!!!! Ms. Kellianne is going to take the elevator.
Me: Thanks Aaron!
( i get upstairs)
Tyler - Ms. Kellianne - you just ride in the alligator?
Me: Yes, Tyler, I just rode the alligator. He spit me out.

This happened a couple weeks ago...

(waking kids up from rest time) Me: Aaron - roll your mat up and go put your mat in the tub. You rested nicely today, I'm proud of you. Did you want to be the "tub monitor"? ( help the other kids put their napmats in the plastic tubs)
Aaron: Sure, I'll be the thermometer.

This happened in carpool line

(sitting with the kids waiting to hear their carpool number called)
Daniel - Ms. Kellianne - are those your fast shoes? ( I wore my tennis shoes because of my back, I needed more support)
Me: Yes Daniel, these are my fast shoes.
Daniel: Wow! I want those shoes, can I have them?

I apologize if none of those stories were funny, but they had me cracking up. I'm sure as the school year progresses I'll have more stories and I'll be happy to share.

By the way, I am on a roll with posting on my blog! wahoo!

Everyone have a blessed night!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Loyal Friend

I must say, Shutterfly has been a loyal friend to over the past 5 or so years. What's that you say? Shutterfly-who? Let me explain. You see, Shutterfly has to be one of the BEST websites for any photography need. Whether you need prints made, photobooks created, englargements of your most favorite picture or best yet- the classic holiday card - Shutterfly has it all!

I'm serious when I say this.....I truly love Shutterfly! I created my first photobook about 5 years ago and I haven't looked back since. I have created 2 books for friends, 1 book for my brother, 3 books for Brandon and I - and 1 in the making. They have great deals, user friendly and most of all FUN!

Christmas is right around the corner - can you believe it? I sure can't. How did it get here so fast? When you're a pre-school teacher, days, weeks and months just start to merge together after awhile and you lose track of what day it is. Anywho - In August my family and I had pictures taken for the first time in over 15 plus years. We made sure to get them taken before my dad underwent surgery for his cancer on his ear. Needless to say, they turned out fantastic and I can't wait to use one of the lovely pictures for Brandon and I's 2010 Christmas card! I love sending and recieving Christmas cards - especially if there is a picture within that card. I've been looking at the shutterfly website and I have come across a few cards that I am loving this year.

Although Brandon and I don't have kids yet to fill all those pictures slots, I love the monogram in the middle of the card which makes it more personalized!

Love this clean and simple look. The black/white picture really makes the card.

Jesus is the reason for the season and that's why I love this card so much. How many cards do you receive that says " Have a Christ Filled Christmas!" Love it!

If I had a sweet precious baby like this one on this card (I'm asking Santa for a baby for Christmas), I would totally go with this card. How could you not be joyous and blessed with this sweet baby?

Well - those are just SOME of the cards I love this year from shutterfly. They have a FANTASTIC collection this year. I am very impressed! So whether you are needing christmas cards , photobooks or prints .... make shutterfly your "go-to" friend for all your needs!

Also - one last thing. Shutterfly is giving 50 free holiday cards to ANY and ALL BLOGGERS! So if you are a blogger and want 50 FREE holiday cards click here.

Now go look at Shutterfly and "oooo and ahhh" at the christmas card collection!!!

remember me? :)

Hi. My name is Kellianne Barron and I have been MIA for the past 7-8 months in the blogging world. I can't give you a really good reason as to why I haven't posted in such a long time ( well, actually, I do have 1 or 2 reasons why, but I won't explain those now, maybe some other time).
But in all honesty, I've just kind of been "blah" about blogging. I've wanted to blog, but couldn't think of anything to blog about. Even though I haven't been blogging, I do still keep up with other peoples blogs. I'm pretty sure that's called " blog stalking".... yeah... that's what it is called. I love keeping up with people lives. Seeing pictures, reading stories, being noisy. It's what I do.
A lot has happened since I last posted in March. The past 7-8 months has consisted of .... loss of job, get a new job, lose that job, go to 2 summer camps as a camp counselor, get a new job, Brandon starts his first year of teaching, purchase our first home, find out dad has melanoma cancer on his ear, serious car problems and now serious back problems.

Let me catch you up to speed and give you a little more detail on what's been happening in the Barron Household....

1. I was "let go" from my job in Fort Bend ISD due to budget cuts. My position was completely eliminated in ALL elementary schools in FBISD. I was soooooo sad at the same time. I LOVED working at Sugar Mill Elementary and loved my kids.
2. I immediately found a new job, but not in education. I was hired as an admin assistant. I worked there for a month and a half. Pretty short huh? I was called into the office at about 2:30 on a Thursday and said "it wasn't working out". I was given no details as to what went wrong. I was never talked to previous to this about anything I was doing. This was quite a surprise. I wasn't devastated that I was "let go" or "fired" whatever you want to call it. I was devasted because I have never been "fired" for something before. It really takes a toll on your ego and emotions.
3. During that time, Brandon and I were trying to buy our first home.
4. I got a job at Cornerstone Christian Academy - the private christian school that is at my church. I know that this is EXACTLY where God wants me. I am teaching pre-school.
5. Brandon and I closed on our first home September 4, 2010. It's been crazy since that day. Boxes, unpacking, boxes - you know how it goes.
6. Brandon started his first year of teaching 4th grade Math/Science at Jan Schiff Elementary. He really enjoys teaching. I know he is a great teacher and is making a huge impact at Schiff. Oh, he also coached 7th grade football at Baines Middle School. He loved it.
7. I coached volleyball at Cornerstone. It was CCA's first year to have sports. Although we didn't win 1 game ( god bless my girls hearts) I really learned about myself through the process. The girls were precious.
8. I have gone through some serious car issues ( some of you know if I am friends with you on facebook). Long story short, the wrong oil filter was put on my car - all the oil drained out. I drove my car but did not know that the oil drained out. Ruined my engine. Played phone tag and did some investigation and had to get a new engine. I didn't pay for it. I am waiting on my $800.00 check to come my way.
9. I hurt my back coaching volleyball. Thought it was a pinched nerve. Over 2 weeks it got better. Went back to playing softball and then I re-injured it. HORRIBLE. I have 2 bulging and herniated discs.
10. My dad was diagnost with stage 2 melanoma cancer on his ear. He has been through 3 surgeries in the last 2 months. His cancer was just shy of spreading to the lymph nodes. It had became invasive and was border line of spreading to the lymph. Praise God. He just had another surgery and he is recovering.

Ok- if you are still reading this.... GOD BLESS YOU. I am not the most exciting person. I'm just a married pre-school teacher who loves her dogs like they are her children and enjoy eating chips and icecream for dinner on occasion.

I am hoping I can get back into blogging. But first.... I AM IN DESPERATE NEED FOR A BLOG MAKEOVER. My design has been there since Christmas 2009! Know anyone who can help a sista out who has no money to buy a new design? Hey- i'm a pre-school teacher. No need to explain.

Well my friends, I hope you stick around because I definitely want to give this blogging journey a face-life and another go around.

bye for now!