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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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our Christmas in Pictures

We had a blast. Lots of laughs and good times with our family. I love having the little ones around, they are hilarious opening gifts. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and have a great New Years.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas,
 from our family to yours! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas today!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday

Where did this go? I mean there had to be almost three weeks in a row I kept on. Well followers, this is what happens-

I go from one of these put together, somewhat coordinated "teaching" outfits- to this beauty!
 The first thing I do after getting home and dropping my stuff I go to the bathroom right off our bedroom. To save time, I usually never put my work pants back on. I head for my comfiest! I like being comfy, LOVE IT!
 These happen to be The Man's pants that I fold over, oddly enough instead of being turned off at the sight of his wife wearing big man pants with a slouchy butt, he digs it. Being that we live in the frozen tundra up north, wearing is most often less than 20 degrees, I'm a big fan of the layers.

So this folks, is where the outfits have gone. To the embarrassing comfy, warm, and less fashionable styles.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Early Release? Yes, please.

We are literally getting dumped on again today, so to protect our begging , nagging, complaining, weather watching students we had an early dismissal- YEAH! So I packed up some easy papers to grade, which will most likely stay in my bag tonight and headed home- safely- to pick up my cutie!  A picture of the dumping, yep, you're looking at over 2 feet of snow already.
Now, that's not all from today but the last two weeks. Don't fret, I took the picture for our entry window, no cold toes or nose necessary.

I finally had some time so I got some pics of the decor around our house.
 I love these trees! They fit perfectly in our entry way without being in the way. Although I need something good to hang on the wall. Since we don't have a mantle and our fridge is covered with Tucker's art (yep that's his head) I've been hanging our cards off the island. Is your island a catch-all too?
I put our Willow Tree Nativity set in our dining room and my ornament decor took over the bookshelf. I'm dying for a fake mantle as there's no way to actually add a fire place. Our tree is missing a topper. We had one that I made a few years back but I'm just not digging it. I've yet to find "the one" that shouts, "Put me on your tree!"

Well, I'm off! The dryer chimed and I have presents for my paras to wrap. Enjoy the week friends.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just a few q's

 I'm supposed to be grading right now, but as you can tell its not happening. I found this while blog hopping and thought I'd give it a go-

1. What time did you get up this morning?
  6:10, The Man left to plow at 4 and I didn't sleep well after, plus I did a mini shift at Gap

2. How do you like your steak?
Medium Well 

 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
 Due Date- I laughed SO hard

4. What are your favorite T.V shows?
Bones,  Grey's, Private Practice, Brother's and Sister's
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Right now I am very happy to call my home. It has been good to me.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Pop tart

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Homemade anything

8. What foods do you dislike?
Tomatoes, I'm actually very picky when it comes to food

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
  With my husband, anywhere

10. Favorite dressing?
Ranch -- no question

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Impala SS

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Comfy pants and old swim meet shirts 

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
 I haven't gotten to explore out west very much, I'd love to see the mountains, Yosemite, and anywhere around the world

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full
Half full-- always 

15. Where would you want to retire?
Where ever my family is 

16. Favorite time of day?
In the morning when I cuddle up with someone then wake up my favorite little man

17. Where were you born?
North Carolina

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
the one that isn't on

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
This survey was stolen from another blogger

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
See above answer

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
See above... really?

22. Bird watcher?
Enough to make sure I don't hit one with my car

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?

24. Pets?
Not anymore  
25. Any new and exciting news that you'd like to share?
Christmas is coming soon

26. What did you want to be when you were little?

27. What is your best childhood memory?
  When my brother used to pick on me

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
Dog, never planning on having a cat

29. Are you married?
  you bet

30. Always wear your seat belt?

31. Been in a car accident?
a couple, but not serious

32. Any pet peeves?
slow left lane drivers

33. Favorite pizza topping?

34. Favorite Flower?
Gerber daisies

35. Favorite ice cream?
vanilla with peanut butter cups

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?

38. From whom did you get your last email?
Someone from the school probably 

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Not really

41. Like your job?
Love it- even the "bad" days

42. Broccoli? Cauliflower?

43. What was your favorite vacation?
I won't say our honeymoon, but a family trip when I was little to Florida

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
The Man 

45. What are you listening to right now?
Charlie St. Cloud, and Tucker eating chips

46. What is your favorite color?
Green, Blue, black, white, grey, pink

47. How many tattoos do you have?

48. Coffee drinker?
  Starbucks gets too much of my $$, but I'm getting better at making my own

49. How many children do you have?
1 for right now

Time to actually grade! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Secrets for Sharing

I saw this idea over at Babbling Abby and had to jump in with my own.

  • I secretly have a countdown on my computer at school for Christmas break. I've had it going since Thanksgiving. 
  • I secretly would love to drop major bank one day on an extraordinary handbag.
  Isn't it pretty? And more than my mortgage!
  • I secretly want to take a day off each month to stay at home and craft. Not clean, but craft.
  • I secretly have to make a list for everything! Grocery store, cleaning, tasks for the school day, upcoming things, an ongoing gift idea list- you name it I've made a list for it. (this might not be such a secret has my husband finds them all the time)
  • I would secretly love to quit my job and work for Vera Bradley. They have to have testers right? I could try a new bag a day and give my feedback. 
  • I rock out in my car. I rock HARD!  My graduation present/ wedding gift from the Man were speakers for my car. I appreciate all kinds of music and sing along to all of it! (again, this may not be a secret for the morning commuters)
  • Speaking of cars, I secretly am a car drooling, speed loving car junky. Now, I can't name a car by looking at it, but I can appreciate their beauty. And I will never go back to a V6 after having my V8, as Maverick said it, "I feel the need for speed."
So followers, any good secrets you'd like to share?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

So very thankful.....

*I thought I had posted this but seeing as I haven't posted for 10 days I obviously didn't. Better late than never.
This year has brought about some great gifts, for which I'm thankful for everyday.

  • I am thankful for my boys. The Man "gets me" like no other person in the world. I've grown so much with him and feel more and more comfortable with myself because of him. 
  • This little guy is what makes me smile everyday without fail. 
  • Our parents, Tucker has such loving and involved grandparents that love spending time with him. The Man and I are so grateful to get out every now and then for the night and they help us do that.
  • I'm very thankful for my job. I love, love my students, we have so much fun and I can say that everyday even if only once we laugh.
  • I'm grateful for our house we were able to build this year. We have our own space, that we've made a home together.
  • Health wise we all had a great year, there is never enough gratitude for that!
  • I've really explored the blogging world this year, even though I'm not blogging everyday I enjoy hearing how other mothers, teachers, and women live their lives. 
Thanks so much for a great year! Happy Thanksgiving.