Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last Minute Sales!


It's not too late to load up your cart!!!!  There are tons of great items out there.  Make sure you stock up!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday, Animal Life Cycles, Giveaway

Are you carts full  yet????  My cart is so full it would be the one that creaks and makes that annoying sound as I push it along looking for more deals!  This sale has been great, but not good for my vacation fund!  What can I say, I am a sucker for super cute teacher stuff!  I LOVE a good sale and will have to say the excitement is quite contagious!

 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 :)

If you teach life cycles, this lapbook will allow you to teach 4 animal life cycles as well as vocabulary words. There is also an accordion fold that compares adult ladybugs to the child.  Make sure you pick it up before the sale ends to get it on a hot deal!  And because I love all my loyal followers, I will give this to the first 3 people who comment!  Make sure you leave your email address.

Speaking of the sale, make sure you check out all stores that are joining in the fun!  
                                                                                                            Button by Ashley Hughes

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

So Thankful and a Sale!

Wow!  I can't believe Thanksgiving has already come and gone!  My family had so many things to be thankful for this year.   In my last post, I talked about my daughter, Raegan, who had come through her cranial surgery beautifully.  Well, she continues to amaze us!  She came home last Saturday (before Thanksgiving) which was a day before she was expected to leave.  Since being home, she has only been taking Tylenol for pain!  I was amazed at this, but realized the awesome hand of God has been on her since the beginning, so this was just adding to His amazing story!

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!

It is the perfect time to load up your cart with lots of great goodies that you can get at a great price!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tears turned into blessings

Most of you know that Raegan had her surgery Wednesday.  This is the first time I have been able to sit down and write a post about it.  We came up Tuesday for all her preop stuff.  Knowing she wouldn't be able to do much playing for a while, we went to McDonalds to play before the torture began.
Surgery is no reason to be unfashionable!

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!
We arrived at the hospital a little before 9:30 and the waiting began.  Hospitals love to keep ya waiting!  That was the most agonizing part.  Finally she was called back about 10:30.  This whole time Raegan was asking for juice, 'naks', apples, and saying "eat!" I felt horrible that my poor baby hadn't eaten since the night before.  We were able to meet another family who's 6 yr old daughter, Dana, was having heart surgery.  If you think about, please pray for Dana!

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.

Doesn't she look adorable in her gown!

They finally took her back to get sedated at around 11:20.  It was the longest morning!!!!!  We all (12 friends and family were with us!)  went to get some lunch and when we came back they had just called to  say they had begun her surgery.  We got a call every hr and a half with an update.  We got a call about an hr in that they had completed her surgery and were 'putting her back together'.  It took another hour and a half and we were told it was complete with no complications!!!!!  How great is our God!!!!  So many people have been praying for my tiny girl and God showed up BIG time!  

After about 45 min the Dr. came out and talked to Kyle and I.  She told us the surgery went great with no surprises.  It took another hour to be able to see her.  That was painful!  When we finally were called back, she was calm at first, but once she saw me, the floodgates were opened!  She was screaming all the way to her PICU room.  

For the next 30 minutes, I heard "get out" meaning I want out of the bed "fixit mommy" talk about breaking my heart and the worst "I'm sorry!"  My poor little baby thought this happened to her because she had done something wrong!!!!!!  I was so happy when they were finally able to get her pain managed and make her comfy.  Once that happened, she slept most of the night.  

Thursday brought another awesome God filled day!  She hasn't had much swelling and all the Dr. are amazed at how well she is doing. I'm not, though, my God is big!!!!  She was moved to a regular room yesterday afternoon and is only getting Tylenol for pain!!!!  Who would have thought that only 1 day after major surgery Raegan would be doing so well, not me, but God knew!  

We still have a long road to recovery, but we are all so blessed.  Being at a Children's Hospital really makes you count the blessings you have.  There were so many sick children on the PICU floor that were much worse than my Raegan.  It was heartbreaking to see their families dealing with the thought of not leaving the hospital with their child.  I can't imagine.  I know how scary this has been for me and my family, but I am thankful that her condition is treatable and not life threatening!  

I will post more updates later!  Thanks to my awesome followers who have been lifting us up, you rock!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Beyond Blessed!

So many of you know that I changed jobs this year and it hasn't always been the easiest transition.  When I applied for this job, God told me it was the right time, but over this year, there have been plenty of times I thought, 'what am I doing here??'  Well I got my answer Friday!  My daughter, Raegan is having cranial surgery on Wednesday and I have been telling my staff that I will be out for 2 weeks.  I have been busy prepping stuff for them while I am out.  I had no idea they were busy planning things of their own!  My Kindergarten teachers created 2 baskets full of things for us while we are at the hospital!  I was so overwhelmed that I cried right there!  They put in snacks and toys and a movie.  All kinds of things that we could need/want!  My First grade team and office staff also made a HUGE bag full of goodies.  Magazines and word searches, lots of munchies and my principal even baked a cake for us!

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.
This is my sweet first born (by 3 minutes!).  Her smile makes me melt and her laugh fills me with unspeakable joy.

 I love this blogger community and appreciate all who will pray :)


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