Saturday, October 20, 2012

weekends of fun

Girls nights are the best. Girl friends are the best. And I am so eternally grateful for the girl friends I have made. They make life so much better!

 The past couple weekends have been crazy busy, but also so great.  
This weekend Steven and I watched scary movies and ate at a new sushi place. My mom and amazing friend Jen (and baby Keags) and I went to the Southern Women's Show and spent 5 hours trying samples, getting massages and our make up done, and a bit of shopping done as well. And now we're watching the FSU game (ahem...GO NOLES!!!)

 Last weekend I went to my first school carnival. Luckily my amazing friends and boyfriend joined too. One of my old students even bought me cotton candy. I had some seriously amazing kidos. I also worked Dogtober Fest the next day with my mom and her firm. Not only was it amazing fun, but I also fell in love with the sweetest dog. Sadly I couldn't bring her home with me, but Maggie totally stole my heart.
So did the dogs in costumes. It was seriously amazing.
 Back to the game....and grading.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

thoughts on finally being a teacher

Today while I was up at the white board teaching, I suddenly felt like I was back in time.  I remembered being back in elementary school, hanging out in my playroom, writing on my mini chalkboard, pretending to teach to my stuffed animals and for a minute I had to stop and smile. On a day like today, twenty years ago I was hanging out at home, pretending I was a teacher and so excited for the day when I finally would have my own classroom. And it finally happened. I finally have my own room. My own whiteboard. My own students (who aren't stuffed animals... although at least those guys didn't talk back or threaten me....). It hasn't been easy by any means, but I felt so content at the fact that I have finally achieved the goal I wanted and worked at for so long. I feel like a real grown up. It's a little scary....

An on another note.... today was that day, the day I look forward to every year, October 10 (10-10).
 (You can see previous posts (and explanations) here, here, and here.)
Yet it was nothing out the of extraordinary. It was a good day, don't get me wrong, but nothing like I've been hoping for). Maybe next year.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

fall decorating in the classroom

 I'm starting to decorate for Fall. It started in my classroom and this weekend I'm hoping I'll decorate at home.
Finally, my favorite season and holiday are here!So excited!! And now I just need to figure out what my costume will be........ Any ideas?

Monday, October 8, 2012


Life lately according to my iphone photos

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

business and shoe love

Ok so nothing is more amazing to me than seeing my name spelled correctly. Ever since I was a little girl I have had the hardest time trying to find things where my name is spelled correctly. And now, on an awesome shoe site, which was created by an amazing celebrity and designer, there is a gorgeous shoe and it holds my name.
Can we just take a moment to take this in?

And other than that, life has been insanely hectic. Hence my lack of blogging (which is one of my all-time favorite things). My life as late is full of learning schedules, planning, creating homework, organizing, filing, teaching, instilling rules, lack of sleep, awesome girl talks, sweet conversations with my boyfriend, supportive co-workers, and definitely not as much reading as I would like.

I am looking forward to.....
A pub crawl/ghost tour this weekend, bridesmaid dress shopping, and engagement party, Green Bay football, Auburn and FSU football, sleeping in, Halloween (seriously my favorite holiday...well, next to Christmas), looking at ways to decorate (especially using this site again!), finally shopping at the new H&M in town, Dog-toberfest (where I am working a booth!), and spending more quality time with all my friends and loved ones.

I need to:
make my October goals, finish decorating and organizing my classroom, make plans for next week's lessons, figure out 3rd grade, and drink more water. Whew.

Until next time......