Monday, December 31, 2012
First up is my personal resolution:
SCRAPBOOKING! I used to be so great at making pages and keeping up with the latest event, then life happened, AKA the twins were born! I have all kinds of papers, albums, a cricut and lots of cartridges just sitting saying, 'we're waiting, come play!' Every time I attempt to start,
Second is my blogging resolution:
I want to be more consistent with posting. I used to be pretty regular, but then with the job switch, I find it hard to have exciting things to blog about! I am not in my own classroom, so I don't want to hurt a teacher's feelings by talking about their class. No more excuses! I WILL post more!
There ya have it! Head over and link up with Jen!
Bring it on 2013!!!!!!
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Head over to Christina's blog to link up your own Best and Brightest!
Here's to 2012!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Were any of you following all that Mayan calendar stuff? The Hubs and I watched a Nat Geo special on it (not that I believed the world was ending) and it was pretty interesting. Glad that we all made it through that!
The Fiscal Cliff is another end of the world issue that is very concerning. While our existence isn't being questioned, the possible tax increases are super scary. I can't imagine having to budget $7 for milk!!! I know there are larger issues, this is just one that I immediately saw affecting my fam. (not to mention all the taxes!!!!)
What happened to the good ol' days where you could go into the Mercantile and get a peppermint candy for 1 Cent???? Oh yea that was in my Little House on the Prairie book I was reading HA! I love all my modern conveniences, but LOVE thinking about life back in those times.
Well ready or not 2012 is coming to an end and 2013 is coming in with a bang! To celebrate my favorite REM Song, I am having an End of Year TPT Sale!!!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I can't believe my sweet twin girls are two! At this time 2 years ago I was in the hospital getting ready to be induced. That's right, my little sweeties had to be evicted!
Raegan Elizabeth was born at 5:55 weighing 6lbs 9oz, 19 1/4" long
Kenley Marie was born at 5:58 weighing 6lbs 2oz, 19 1/2" long
In honor of my sweet girls' 2nd birthday I'm having a 2 day sale! Enjoy 20% off at my TpT through Sunday.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
At the beginning of November, I was asked if I wanted to participate in an advent ornament exchange. It is based off the devotion, A Meaningful Christmas.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
I just added my newest product yesterday in time for the sale. I have been working on my Animal Life Cycles Lapbook since August! I don't know what else to say but life got in the way of this one. I am proud to say it is done :)
Well I'm off to load up on some more deals! The best thing about this type of shopping is I can do it in my PJs while laying in bed watching my fav shows!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
We also had the most amazing PICU nurses, Christy and Hannah. They took amazing care of my sweet baby. I know God placed them with her and us for a reason. Overall, we were extremely pleased with her surgery and know that this is going to be used for God's good.
I also have been blown away by the support of those around us. We have been prayed for, had meals brought, been given money to pay for Dr bills, treats and puzzles to work on while in the hospital waiting. The outpouring of love has been amazing! Kyle's (hubs) cousin got Raegan a bear with a boo boo just like hers! I thought it was the most thoughtful gift!
I am also thankful for all the wonderful followers I have that read my piddly little blog! I appreciate each of you! This blog has allowed me to start selling my favorite teaching units which has opened all new worlds to me and my family.
I am joining in on the Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale at TPT
Thanks to The 3am Teacher for this awesome graphic!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Tuesday night was a sleepless night to say the least. I woke up at 2:30 and couldn't sleep, good thing I had my iPod loaded up with my fav Christian artist. By know I shouldn't be surprised, but I continue to be amazed at how God works! The songs I listened to on my playlist were perfect and put my mind and soul at ease.
We are staying at the Ronald McDonald House. It is AH-MAZING! I had always dropped my extra change in those bins going through the McD's drive through, but never would have expected this! Have any of you ever experienced a RM House? They have a group that brings dinner in every night extra snacks provided by different groups and you only are expected to give a $10 donation, if you can! It has been a true blessing for our family, and now we are going to be more conscious of putting our money in that bin!
Wednesday morning we had to be at the hospital at 9:30. Of course a 22 month old's idea of sleeping in is 7 am, so we got up, dressed and hung out in our room. Check out my lil' diva! Just because your having surgery isn't any reason not to be fashionable!
Once we were called back, she had a quick well check of sorts and we....waited some more! They had a little playroom back in the surgical holding area. She had a ball playing.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I have been blessed beyond words by the kindness of these ladies! I had no idea why God put me at this school or in this position, but now I know. I needed them to uplift me during this difficult time in my life. I should know by now that God knows everything, but I am still amazed at how He works.
My awesome church family have also been unbelievable. Lots of cards and unexpected blessings. In honor of all God has blessed me with, I am having a sale at my TpT! Enjoy 20% off now through Wednesday.
If you remember, please lift up a prayer for my sweet Raegan on Wednesday as she will have her cranial surgery.
I love this blogger community and appreciate all who will pray :)
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I am working a new pack dealing with space right now. I am going to admit that being out of the classroom, I am struggling with things to make. Any ideas???? If there is something you would like to see, let me know :)
I will leave you with a pic of my adorable girls enjoying fall.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
After leaving that meeting, I rushed back to school to train up my new Kinder teacher in MCLASS/Dibels. It was great working with her! I love the newbie energy. She is so eager about everything and it excites me that she is so willing to try anything and a BIG bonus is she doesn't complain about a single thing!!!!
After that I had a Smart 11 training which was great, but it made for one long day.
Needless to say I am more than ready for the weekend!! One day left this week and I am happy to say, I have NO meetings tomorrow!!!