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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, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day with family, friends, or who ever they might get to share the day with. We are lucky enough to have three gatherings to attend, while it may be hectic and tiring nothing is better than everyone getting together.

Cheers to good eating, a relaxing time to catch up and prep for shopping tomorrow!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

What have I been up to...

First off, yesterday we went and saw this movie-

I LOVED it! SO, so good. Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw did such an amazing job. The whole cast was great. Sandra's character totally reminded my of some southern women who I grew up with. I really want to look into the book it was written from. I hear it's (of course) even better than the movie.

It was a nice afternoon for the girls to go out. We picked up T and headed to Olive Garden for a yummy dinner. T loves their salad, between the black olives and croutons he can't get enough. He's also becoming a lettuce lover.

So right now I'm on a search. I'm looking for some really great shoes. I would love a nice pair of black boots, or brown flats, or a tan medium heel. With Christmas coming, and house saving I'm not about to spend a ton on shoes. It's sad that I find myself asking, buy this or put it towards a house. I'm getting obsessed with the idea of becoming a home owner. I'm craving my own space, my chance to decorate and create a home that's all ours.

Back to shoes. These are some that I'm coveting, thanks to Piperlime:
My shoes pretty much have to be comfortable enough to teach in all day. However, if they are cute enough I'm not above taking them off in the afternoon. I just love cute shoes though for an evening out or a luncheon date with friends. I love, love the bow on this one and ruffle on the other- the bow also comes in purple- cute, but not me.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dear Hormones,

It has come to my attention that you have weaseled your way into my sixth graders bodies. My once semi-sweet (okay they at least tried to be) students have turned into happy and sad, hitting, hugging, "kick me" sign posting, pencil tossing, love note writing, boyfriend wanting, girl dodging middle schoolers.

This is worse than the swine flu. Worse than sorority house full of PMSing girls. Today one of my sweet girls literally walked in my door complaining, by snack she was happy, after PE right back to whining, after school she walked out the door and pushed a boy across the sidewalk. Her and I will be chatting tomorrow about how to deal with you hormones.

Hormones that don't belong in my students yet. You could have at least waited until later in the year- maybe the last day of school, at the earliest spring break. But really, BEFORE Thanksgiving. Geez hormones- I got enough of my own to deal with. Now multiply that by 22.

I had a rough and tough boy today tell me he likes sitting by my desk during homework time so I can be all his for when he has questions. AAAAHHHH!!! Somewhat frightening

*** In other news: Stay tuned for my current obsession this weekend.***

Monday, November 16, 2009

Birthday weekend

Yes I know the birthday was LAST weekend, but I'm always slow on getting my pics up. Here is T opening our gift, which was quickly put aside after realizing he was just getting two sweatshirts. He even made the comment, "Mama got me clothes- again." Too bad this little man never gets any new toys from the many family members.

T of course got a second cake for his "real" birthday. Shortly after this I was helping him pick a piece. I asked him if he wanted a "small piece". To which he repeated, "Mama, I ALREADY have a penis!"

No idea how he heard that, but we were dying laughing. What can I say, he's all boy, totally boy. Today we went to the doctor for a well-baby, which is more well- big boy checkup. He measured high in both weight and height which isn't shocking with the amount he eats.

We also went to small zoo right outside of town last weekend. The Man was showing T how rough the goats horn (antler, whatever). So of course T had to feel it, which meant giving it a little tug. Note to all parents- Goats don't like being tugged. They rear back and make VERY unhappy sounds.

We moved onto other animals that weren't so easily touched, such as a buffalo. Boy did we love the buffalo, especially after they wandered all the way up near us. The Man got a great shot and T of course asked to take one home. Unfortunately we lack the yard space. Would you like to have one of these in your yard?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

She's baaaaack!!

That's right, Jillian is back in our house. She actually never left, her DVD was just placed under some new Pixar's and child friendly movies. My goal is to head into the holiday season body ready. At this point in the year I also feel like I say as soon as the holidays are over I'll get back on track. Now, I didn't fall off the wagon completely, I've been running a few times a week. I'm just being a little more aggressive.

The plan is to alternate running and Jillian for the next few weeks so that by mid- December I'm at level three of the Shred. I'm thinking of asking for Jillian's "No More Trouble Zones". Just to keep at certain areas. What I really miss is my morning swims. I used to swim before school last year and it was so refreshing. Maybe next year I can get back at it.

Stay tuned tomorrow for some b-day pics!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

HE's 4!!!!

I can NOT believe our little guy is four today. So crazy!! The Man and I will head out to his parents house since T is with them all day for cake, dinner and presents. I'll add some pics later. I just can't believe how fast the time went- time to start planning Baby #2- hahahaha!

On the job front, I didn't get the job at my old school. Because of my prior contract and the time frame for when they need a teacher it wouldn't have been possible. The district wouldn't let them put in a long-term sub so back to waiting for the summer.

Happy Thursday all!! Our weather is beautiful so we'll be outside playing tonight before it turns back into Arctic temps- yeah!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Catch up.

So I'll start with some pics. For some reason my camera wasn't on a good setting, could have been because I was playing with it earlier, so I only have a couple.

The cupcakes I made (toot, toot- that is my own horn):

The pirate opening his gifts, then after removing part of his costume digging in:

(notice the arm guards on the second picture- he got matching knee guards too- so exciting!!)

On the job front.....

So this week brought some very exciting thoughts to our house. I had applied for an opening for third grade at my old school in my home town thinking that it was for next school year. I knew the teacher was leaving for retirement and usually when a teacher retires in the middle of the year they fill the position with a long term substitute ( a regular sub who just stays for a long period of time). I got a call on Tuesday that they wanted me to interview , the position was to finish the remaining year out and full contract next year. Sounds great, but I'm under a contract for this school year as a sixth grade teacher in my present school 20 minutes away.
The Man and I had talked way earlier that I would stay at the present school until I find something new, and closer to home. There's a strong chance that the interview won't lead to me getting the job due to a previous contract. But a note goes in my file about the interview and when there are job openings it can help.

Monday morning I meet with my Principal early. We have a workday full of meetings so I wanted to get a meeting in before the district calls about a reference or information. I didn't tell the school that I was going for the interview. There is just so much up in the air. Honestly, I'll be shocked if they ask me to take the job knowing I have a contract. I'm going to school early to read through my contract again in the morning before meeting with my Principal so that I can ask some good questions. It's all SO CRAZY, I can't even fathom how its going to turn out.

This week is going to crazy, but I'm supposed to hear from the district I interviewed with early in the week, but in real time I'm guessing it'll be Thursday. Tomorrow is what I'm worried about, so I'm going to wear my new sweater from Gap and of course our new Sexy boot jeans. At least I'll look comfy even though I'm freaking out inside!!

SO cozy!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Another sweet giveaway!

Britt is a fellow mama blogger with her daughter Baby K- who is absolutly adorable. She truly reminds me of what a sourthern baby girl should be, I miss that up here in the freezing north.

Anywhoo- in honor of her year anniversary she hosting a giveaway from Flip Flopz Etsy shop. I love love etsy, I found my earrings for the wedding there and no one else in town as anything like them!! The signs are so cute!! I might be trying to create a larger one for our dining room sometime. So- stop over and check her out:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Where does the time go?

Holy cow I haven't posted in a week. I'm not a daily poster but i had hoped to post more than this. I don't have my camera with me so I can't upload pics from the b-day party but it was a blast. The costumes were so much fun. The Man and I took an easy way out and were Superman and Lois Lane. I basically wore a pencil skirt, blazer, glasses and a sticker that said "I love Superman!"

Work is a little frustrating right now. I feel like we spent some much time in New Teacher Orientation going over things repeatedly that we missed very important parts to our school that I would have loved to know. I found out yesterday that our school has an after school program for sixth graders, it's been going on all year. This was after I talked with my principal about starting my own little after school remediation with some students. He looked at me like I had a third eye and said, "Why can't you just send them to after school? It's what it's there for!" Um, what after school?!??!?!

To make this more bearable we have exciting news that I'll have to wait until this weekend to post about. No it's not a baby or a house. But still exciting.

One other little tidbit- I am in love with this shirt. I have it on today and I love it. I'm a sucker for ruffles and this has just enough and I have it in navy which is totally winter. When I spotted it in our shipment ( I was there the night our new flow came in at GAP) I knew it was mine!!
I did throw a long sleeve faovite-T underneath so I won't freeze, but still so cute!!! FYI- It's now on sale. Give and Get (the new Friends and Family) is next week. Let me know if you're interested, I still have some invites left.