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I'm a mid twenties girl. Who has the cutest two boys ever. I'm married to the best hubby ever (aka the Man). I'm also a teacher of sixth grade with a masters degree in Education. I'd rather be busy than bored. I love things bright and beautiful and my family means the world to me.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Jillian- workout 2!!

So this Sunday, the Man and I were talking while on our walk with our little man. I thought we might keep going with workout 1 for another week. Nope, the Man is bored with it, ready to move on. So we started workout 2. It wasn't too bad. Actually we liked it. Believe me it was more challenging, but we weren't as sore as I thought.

We have actually seen results. Our stomachs both feel tighter and my legs are looking a lot more toned. My favorite area is definitely my arms. I hated the idea of any arm jiggle (you know what I'm talking about). I love flexing now, it's almost sick.

We had our first shower this weekend- SO much fun! My cousin and aunts through and it was great. We played a fun game where my cousin sent the Man a kind of fill-in-the-blank Love Story. He filled out his and I filled out the same one along with all the other guests. The contest was to see who got closer to mine or the Man's story. Most of our answers were pretty similar but when we were off, we were WAY off. Too funny. We received a lot of great gifts, now we just need our own house to put them in :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I think I'm getting hosed!

I've known this whole year that I won't get to stay in my classroom. The program I'm in promises a year placement. If the district hadn't cut so many jobs there was the prospect of a job for next year. So today I attended a meeting where they talked with the teachers who are moving out of their rooms, there's 7 of us!!

I have to inventory ALL the books and materials. All of the teaching materials have to be organized and accounted. The things that sucks is that I have to clean out the entire room, and its truly not my room. So hearing that first thing this morning was a little disheartening. Luckily teaching fifth grade means my kids can help somewhat.

Anyways, the rest of my bridesmaid things came in today. Since I know they don't read this, I'll share the gift. I'm only having a matron of honor, but my sister-in-law to be who I LOVE LOVE is included, she's doing all of our flowers, TONS of them. Anyways, the girls are getting a LL Bean canvas bag with a light green handle. Inside they'll get pink with white polka dot flip-flops, and a small Vera Bradley bag. I love Vera Bradley and I wanted to share something original that the girls would remember us by without doing something engraved or anything like that. I plan to write a personal note to each one and maybe add some other fun thing. Hopefully they'll like it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Success, maybe.

So today I'm not as sore- don't get me wrong, I'm sore- but it's not as bad. Our team went bowling yesterday against our Media Specialists ( what used to be librarians). Our team actually won! I think the game actually helped, I stretched out my arms a bit. I did however end up asking for a 6 lbs ball. How sad is that? I can carry our son who's 36lbs out of the mall, with a tea in hand and my purse, but not toss a heavy ball.

Today we sent out our invites for our Bachelor/ Bachelorette party. The man and I actually decided to have a joint party. We're going paint balling then grilling out at our future in-laws house. This is when I really wish we had our own place, I'm dying to be a hostess!! So the mall trip was needed today, I had to drop off invites to a few girls I worked with at Gap. I'm getting so excited for our day. I wanted to have fun and be relaxed but there aren't any decent clubs in town where random gross men don't try and rub up on you. The man really had reservations about a drinking/ partying night with the girls and I respect that. I know he trusts me, but some of the girls invited can be CRAZY!! This way we get to spend our weekend still together and have a great time.

My first shower is this Monday and I'm so excited!! I cheated and peeked at our registry- just doing a bit of editing, but not really- and we're getting some good stuff. I'm terrible at surprises, I'm fine with knowing everything we're getting in advance. I can also honestly say that I'm still so excited when I open things, there's no faking. I am also so excited for our friends reception on Saturday. A weekend full of our favorite people, we'll be busy but I LOVE IT!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tomorrow's Gonna Hurt!

Our wedding is less than 70 days away. I tried my dress on secretly this weekend. I try it on once a month, I absolutely love it. I've had it for over a year and a half now, when I tell people that they always ask if I still like it. But I do, totally love it. It's amazing, exactly what I hoped for and as soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one.
So any way, I try on my dress, it still fits but it is a bit snug. After reading the results from another blogger I went and found Jillian.

Let me tell you- she is tough! So far day 1 was pretty tough and I thought I was in shape. I did the first 20 minutes this morning after grading some papers and the Man just did it a few minutes ago. I can't wait to report back on how we feel tomorrow.

Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Teacher for HIRE!

I feel like I've completed stopped worrying about some of the teaching things I should be. I still teach my students, plan great lessons, we still have great discussions and the students continue to learn. But I know that things have changed.

I know that are school district isn't hiring next year. They've actually laid off about 78 in just teachers. Its a larger district but that's still a lot. I feel like all I've done is apply and still no call backs. My advisor wrote me an amazing recommendation, my team mates wrote a great one and so did our assistant principal. I've had multiple people look at my resume and cover letter to check for errors. I can't help but ask, what is it that they don't like?

It's just frustrating. My guy and I have plans and my having a job would be great to help out. We'd like to buy a house while the market is still in our favor. When will our future just begin?

On a happier note. Last night my matron of honor came over and we put all of our invites for the wedding together. They look so good I just want go ahead and mail them right now! I'm meeting with the new owners who just bought out our reception site to see what changes they're making next Wednesday.

Tonight was also my last seminar for my Master's program. We have 19 more days of school and a week after that we begin our summer classes. It's so crazy how fast the year went, but it was so great. I will miss my school and my kids. But summer, I REALLY can't wait for!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mama's out there! Enjoy the day, relax, play outside, and try to stress out over anything.

Tomorrow's another fun filled day! More to come later.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Crazy times!

I can honestly say if it were not for this little guy I don't know how I would relax sometimes.
Trying to work on all my Master's stuff, all my regular teaching requirements, being a mom, and a fiance is tough! Last weekend I had a bridal shower for a cousin and then we went to a wedding afterwards. Yesterday I felt a little like I was drowning. The worst part is that I'm just getting over a cold. I know this is ranting, but already I feel better.
I just have to prioritize some of my things and start asking for help. I HATE asking for help. I don't know why, but to me it means like I'm failing a little. That if I can't do it by myself that I shouldn't be doing it. Once this week ends I know it'll get better. I just have to turn in my portfolio tomorrow early and prepare for a parent meeting about our upcoming overnight field trip- little nerve wracking.
Just thinking about Friday afternoon excites me. Only two more school days!!