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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.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baby on the brain

Since I don't share my blog with family or friends I feel comfortable in talking of our future plans. Our parents know that we're going to be trying for our second child later this year. The Man and I have actually set our date to "start trying" or more liking stop preventing for June. It sounds selfish but I'd love to deliver our second in March or so, so that I wouldn't have to worry about missing school and then going back. Instead- not finishing the school year and have that time with the new baby and the whole summer without worry of daycare.

It was way back last winter when we set our date of June for this year. At the time it seemed like it would take forever to get here, but now it's three months away. I find myself thinking about things more and more. To the point of waking myself up randomly at night knowing that I dreamt of something baby related. I'm super excited and I think the Man is somewhat as well. But I feel like it's been forever since Tucker was a baby.  There are so many different things out there now, my goodness it's been SIX years! Apparently that's ages in the baby merchandising world.

I've saved so much from Tucker. We still have his clothes, crib, changing table, toys, bedding, monitor, clothes, diaper bag, rocking chair, swing, clothes (tubs and tubs worth) and bottles. I won't lie that I'd be super excited to have one supreme little boy clothing sale to be replaced by pink, pink, pink! But there's still so much I think about
  • How will Tucker adjust to a sibling?
  • How will we adjust?
  • Will the basement be done in time?
  • Diapers, wipes, baby food, what will this do to our budget?
  • Boy or girl?
  • One or more?
  • Names?
  • Green eyes or blue?
  • My cheeks or the Man's?
  • Will I gain a ton of weight?
  • How will a second child affect our marriage?
  • The best kind of stroller, we gave ours away to a family in need.
  • When?
  • How long will it take to conceive?
  • What if we have troubles conceiving?
Clearly I'm an over thinker, I over analyze and worry about everything. Part of it is just excitement and impatience. I know as a family we'll be fine but I more wonder how our dynamics will change. Tucker is hoping that we have two babies so that we can have a boy and a girl. When he told our friends this I thought the Man was going to lose his lunch :)

So am I crazy? Are all mom's like this before their second? Maybe I'll Google that question night.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Bullet Catch-Up

WIWW just doesn't cut it.
  • Tonight was the last night of conferences, therefore, conferences are done for the year. Only, I'm thinking with a couple I had tonight we may meet again. 
  • We have no school tomorrow morning. But I'm guessing I'll wake up with The Man and help get Tucker ready for school.
  • Tucker was accecpted into the kindergarten in the district I work in. An all day, everyday Kindergarten- WHOO, WHOO!!!
  • I hoping to pay the bills in the morning, get them mailed off, and hopefully head to Old Navy, or maybe an outlet mall. 
  • I've been watching "Signs" while running on the treadmill and listening to my I-pod. It's still creeping me out. Right now, I'm actually typing while it's in the background because I can't watch it all on my own.
  • I'm excited that tomorrow I'm going to do all the laundry and not worry about any of it over the weekend- Cheers!!
  • Tonight Tucker got mad I wouldn't let him stay up to watch TV, it was almost 9. As he was walking away he told me to, "Knock it off." I was sure I heard him wrong so I asked him to repeat himself, after trying to come up with an excuse he admitted it. I'm trying to figure out what a consequence should be.
  • Right now I love Keri Hilson's song, "Pretty Girl Rock" and I can't wait to stop at Target and pick up Adele's new CD- LOVE her. 
  • I'm realizing that I'm making quite the list of things tomorrow. It may be time for another color coded list.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WIWW, and it's ACTUALLY Wednesday!

 I'm actually posting WIWW on Wednesday- hold the phone people! What's weird is that this week is crazier than last. We decided last night that with Tucker being out the next three school days that I should stay home one of them. This way the Man gets to work- which is a-whole-nother post! So let's get started with the good stuff.
 Tank- Old Navy ( a 99 cent buy!!!)
Shirt- Old Navy white Favorite long/sleeve
Jeans: AE Boyfriends
I wish you could actually see the blues of the tank, unfortunately our camera and "tanish" walls won't let you.

 Shirt- Old Navy ( a super cute green/ blue but you can't tell again)
Pants- Gap Trouser

 Top- Lands End Canvas (LOVE!)
Pants- New Gap Trouser (not gonna lie, they don't fit the same)

Top- NY and Co
Pants- Gap Trouser
Necklace- Charlotte Russe

So I do wear more than just Gap trousers and I don't wear the same color ones during the same week- puh-lease! I just never remember which days I wear what and tend to get them mixed as I save and download. A goal to work on!

Hope you had a happy hump day!

Sweater: Gap
Shirt: Old Navy Favorite long sleeve
Pants- Gap Trouser
(and the same socks from the weekend before :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011


 Don't worry ya'll, I might not be posting but I assure you I'm still wearing clothes and of course I'm posting on Thursday. Here's a few shots as of late.

Sweater- Target $3.99
Blouse- Old Navy
Pants- Gap

 Pants and Button-up- Gap
Pedometer- Wal-mart :)

 T-neck- Lands End Canvas (love, love their sales)
Cami- Express
Pants- Banana Republic
Necklace- NY and Co.

 Button-Up- Old Navy
Khakis- Gap

Button-up- Old Navy $1.97
Pants- American Eagle

The Man has started showing an interest in my blog lately, which is weird but good. It was never intended to hide from him I just didn't know he'd want to read it. But I like having him mention something he read, and now if he's home before I switch to comfy clothes he likes to take my pic for WIWW. Sometimes the Man just surprises me, and I LOVE IT!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Half time Teacher?

When I got to school yesterday and looked over my schedule, I realized something. Out of five days this week, I'm teaching half. When you organize your meetings and plan events it never seems to occur to me how they all add up. This is this weeks break down:

Monday- Early to school for weekly prep (usually organizing the pre-copied materials and pulling additional paper or supplies for the week)
               Team lunch to address future Reading plans
                Special Ed meeting during study hall plus after school

Tuesday- Team morning meeting (two showed up out of four, one sent an email this morning with a list of what we SHOULD have talked about while she wasn't there)
              Prep for subs and homework grading
              Plan rest of math unit

Wednesday: Faculty meeting in the morning
                11:30 our team is having a work time while subs are in the room

Thursday: Science training, I'm gone all day

Friday: Ski trip with students (pray for no injuries)

I love my job, absolutely positively love it. I hate not being in my room, even though the time out is planning or learning things that will benefit them. But really, half the week is gone. I feel like my e-mail is running over, we're talking about 80 things at once. So I took a break, shut my door, and "chatted" with you. Thanks for listening, time to work.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spring Closet Needs..

While the Super Bowl plays on, I get the urge to online browse my favorite stores. Don't worry I'm still watching the commercials :)

Starting with Lands End Canvas:

Sorry these are super tiny, I can't make them bigger without them being super fuzzy. I love, love the pea coat, and could easily take about every color in the ruffle tee.

Here's the couple of shirts I liked at Old Navy:

Gap's spring lines are usually hit or miss, this year it was a miss for me, the Man loves when this happens!!

A teacher's favorite store: NY and Company

I've fallen in love with this coat! Yum!

I'm really looking for some new denim, which I hate buying. I've realized that if I can talk him into it, the Man is the best person to take with. I value his opinion and he's brutally honest. We'll see what I find. 

Hope you're all enjoying the game!