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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Teacher Week 2013 - Classroom Digs



Seriously, who am I kidding?  We start school next Monday, and today is our second day of all day meetings.  While I should have been in my classroom getting things ready last week, I instead chose to go see my parents in Texas.  I definitely got the better end of the deal.  I am super excited about meeting my new kiddos, and about getting my room all finished and ready for them to come.  But for now...this is my chaos.

Just keeping it real!



I promise to come back and post the "later" pictures once I've gotten my act together.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week 2013 - 10 Things About Me




Okay, so I’m playing along with some great bloggers with a fun week full of posts.  I hope I make it to post each day.  This is my first week back to work from the summer.  So, needless to say, it is a bit CRAZY around here!  Here goes…



  • I was born in Tennessee {while my dad was doing a rodeo - ha!}, then lived in Texas for 20+ years.  I now have lived in Michigan for 14 years.  So, I am a true southern girl at heart...living in what my parents call "Yankee Land."

  • When my husband and I met, he lived in Michigan.  I lived in Texas.  We met in Branson, Missouri.  We went to college in Florida.  Whew...did you follow that?
  • I never had a sister - just one brother 4 years older than me.  Now I have two girls, three years apart, who are the best of friends.  There's nothing like the bond of sisters.

  • I love the scrapbook and make cards.  Whenever I'm creating, my table area is a DISASTER!  It drives my OCD husband bonkers, but I kinda like it that way.
  • I've never had a classroom above 1st grade.  I just adore the little guys.  But, I did spend five years as an elementary principal, so that definitely gave me a different perspective.
  • My brother and I used to chase hot air balloons, just to try to see where they would land.  I secretly always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride.  Somehow my sweetie found that out and proposed to me in a hot air balloon.  It was magical, and of course I said "yes!"  *LOVE*

  • I love Jesus...truly love Him and am so thankful for all that He has done in my life.  Life stinks at times, but I am so blessed to have HIM as my foundation.  I'm blessed to also have a husband who is committed to the Lord and seeks to follow Him.
  • I love to travel, and would go ANYWHERE in a moment.  I would love to travel to Europe one day.  My bestie and I are trying to convince our husbands to plan a trip for us to celebrate our 40th birthdays.  Wish us luck!
  • I am weirdly and deathly afraid of mice and rats.  After we moved to our new house in the country, I found a mouse {alive} in the lint trap of our dryer.  Yep - I screamed like a little girl and ran to the top of the couch.  Lordy, I'm sure the neighbors acres away heard me.
  • I love to sing.  I love music.  I am so thankful that God gave us music.  I have an appreciation for all types of music.  I'm pretty sure that if someone found my iPod, I'm afraid they would think I had multiple personalities based on the music alone.  You never know what you might find me listening to.  Ha!