Friday, May 29, 2009
So weekend plans! Tonight Chris has a softball game. Nothing unusual. But, tomorrow I am SOOO excited because we are going to the Kenny concert at Cardinal Stadium! Not only is it Kenny, but it is also Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Lady Annebel (spelling), Montgomery Genetry! I am so super excited! There are about 40 of us going to tailgate before and then on to the concert! I have been waiting for weeks for this...and you won't believe how much we paid for our tickets! 30 dollars! The radio station in town paid the rest. They ran this thing on ticket master where you could get 80 dollar tickets for 20. Course we had to pay all the taxes and fees which made them 30, but who can complain!
So, I will post pics on Sunday of our eventful day tomorrow! I can't wait!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Well I have been thinking about this post for a while. I am writing it today, but I am not sure when I will actually post it. I was told last week that I will no longer be teaching kindergarten. I am moving up to first. I have a lot of different emotions about this situation so let me just spill them out to you.SAD. I am because I have worked with the same wonderful group of women for the past three years. The first three years of my teaching career. They have been amazing. Wonderful. Supportive. and what will I do without them? I have learned so much from all of them. Two teachers and three teaching assistants is what I will be leaving behind. Sad I am because no longer will it be my job to teach some small children that have NEVER been in school before. I had the honor of teaching so many young children that had never been away from thier mothers before. I never knew who would walk down those halls the first week of school. There was no other teacher at the school (unless they went to preschool) that could tell me "Oh I had so and so last year and he/she is _______) I got to experience them all first hand. VERY sad am I that I am leaving behind my wonderful and supportive teaching assistant. She has been there for me numerous times and not just for school. She is the sweetest woman and has become such a great friend and someone I really look up to. I am really. really. really going to miss her. And I know she will miss me too.
HAPPY/EXCITED. For a new chapter in my life. I will be working with a new group of women. None of us have taught first grade before. All of us are in our twenties. All of us married within the last five years. We will work very well together. I know we all of the best of ideas and we will do so much for the first graders that are coming in next year. I am excited that I know this group of kids and that I am moving up with them. I have, however, decided not to keep my kids that I taught this year. I know, I know there are many pros to this, but there are also many cons to this as well. I just feel like my students need to move on to new teachers. If their parents request that they stay with me then of course they will be in my class next year! But, if not I am just going to split them between the other three first grade teachers.
So, I am Sad, Happy, Excited all rolled into one for the next school year. I am sure that no matter what it will be a good experience and I will definitly make the best of it! Now to get my room moved by June 12! AAHHHHHHH!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Well so long til Friday or hopefully Wednesday! Please still visit me I promise I will be back soon!!
Love ya guys!
Yes we went on our honeymoon TWO years ago and I am just now working on our book. SHAME! Trying to get all caught up as much as I can on all the albums I want done for now! We shall see how that goes:0)
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
How sad is this? Today would have been our last day of school but since Hurricane Ike came through our town along with Ice Storm '09 we are now going until June 3rd. Therefore, we have 7 school days left. I can make it I know I can. I will be sad to lose another group of kids, but excited for the summer at the same time.
Oh and I have a Cruise update. We are no longer going to the places I mentioned in my last post. Apparently no cruises are going to their ports in Mexico (which we had figured would happen) so our entire cruise has now been changed. We are going to Grand Cayman Islands, Grand Turk, and Ochos Rios. I am very excited about Cayman Islands because I have been there twice and that is my FAVORITE place to go. I think it is Paradise! I am sad however because I REALLY wanted to go to Belize. But, Chris promises we will go there someday and he is pretty good on keeping his promises. So, we are now set to three ports instead of four, which is fine with me because I know they are just thinking of our safety. We have 35 more days until we sail away for seven days on Carnival Glory and I CAN'T wait!!
I am still going to school four nights a week after work. It makes for a long day, but it will be so worth it in December when I am finished with my masters. I actually didn't have class Tuesday night for some reason, but it was a blessing. I started feeling bad Sunday night and even worse on Monday. So, Tuesday right after school I went straight to the immediate care center. Of course I had a sinus infection. So, they gave me a Zpac. I have two more days on it. I feel better, but not a 100%. Let's just hope that it goes away with the Zpac and I don't have to go back to the docs again!
Alright I am hoping to get some scraping done. I am working on a project, and I haven't been in my scraping room for two weeks. I am trying to do an 8X8 book of our honeymoon. I want to get it finished soon, because when we get pregnant I will work only on that I am sure of it!!
Hope everyone has a fab. Friday night.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I like this picture of all of the girls including the bride to be! I think this is one of my favorite pictures.
Here is a picture of my brother Mike and I! Do we look alike lol!?
And here is the last picture I will show you! The middle standing to the left of me is my grandma and next to her are my cousins and Rachel and then Emma. Aunt Lisa is on the other side of me. Do you think that Rachel and I look alike? EVERYONE thinks we are sisters not cousins because she resembles me. I don't see it, but Rachel is beautiful and so is Emma!
And of course Chris is missing from all the pictures because he was taking all the pics.:0( I can't wait to see the photographers pictures she took tons and I am sure she got a lot of beautiful shots.
Friday, May 15, 2009
So what has been going on? We are finished with school on June 3 for the kids and June 5 for the teachers! I am offically going to be a first grade teacher next year! I am no longer going to teach kindergarten. I am excited, nervous, sad, happy and everything all rolled into one! If you teach first grade I will take any IDEAS you have! I am excited that I will be working with an awesome team of girls, but I am also sad for other reasons. I am sad that I will have to leave a wonderful assistant that has done EVERYTHING for me the past two years. I am sad that I will be losing two incredible team members and two other incredible assistants. I will be just around the corner from them though so that won't be TOO bad, but it will still be different. I am also excited because the classroom I am moving into has a door and window in it! I have NEITHER in my classroom right now and I will no longer have kids walking through my classroom to go to the bathroom! I work in an open school building (which means we have no walls) and the bathrooms are located in my classroom for the kindergarteners! So, I won't have to deal with that anymore!
I am very, very excited that we are getting closer to our cruise! We are going to have SO much fun! I can't wait to lay around and relax for seven WHOLE days!! It will be too nice. I love this time of year, but we are also so busy. I am already back in summer school so not only am I still working all day, but I got to school Monday-Thursday from 530-830! Makes for a long day. But, I will be so excited when I have my masters out of the way.
Well I guess I have rambled enough, but hopefully I will get my computer back soon and will be back everyday!
Talk to ya soon!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Well off to class summer school has begun!!!
Night and miss you guys!=*(
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Told you the child was an excellant speller! The other kindergarten teachers say she can probably spell that word better than some adults. It is a HARD word to spell. My husband didn't belive this was really from a child, but I promise it is!
Not only are my students excellent spellers, but they say the darnest things! I could fill up this Quotable Kid book that Jessica Turner is giving away in one school year!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
What are we doing for Derby? We always go to my aunts house. She lives down the hill. We play cornhole and bet on different races. However, it is TOO cold today so I doubt we are going to be staying for too long. Actually I know we won't be staying very long because I would rather be home today and hang out here!
What are your Saturday plans!?
Friday, May 1, 2009
Here are a few of my favorites from the Summer Catalog with what page they are on in the catalog;
Animal Cookies (24-25)
Childhood Stamp Set (26)
It's a Zoo Stamp Set (26)
Can you tell I am ready to have a baby to scrap? I am really interested in helping others who think they are not the scrapin' type to become one! You would be so surprised what you could do! The level 1 packages are all ready to go all you have to do is add your own pictures in and embellish! Doesn't get much easier than this!
Also, if you are interested in being a CTMH club just let me know and we will start one up! The way this works is you promise to spend at least 15 dollars a month before shipping and taxes. I would like to have 10 people sign up and then we will have a 10 month club! And what is so much fun about belonging to this club!? You get to be the hostess for one of the months, which means you benefit from free products and discounts on other items! SO MUCH FUN! This is what got me started in the business of Close to my Heart! I will do a lot more explaining about this later if I have any interested in the club!
Just email me if your interested and if nothing else enjoy looking at all the great products in the catalog!!