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Twenty-something South Carolina native. Mommy to two amazing and beautiful children. wife to an amazing husband. Always trying grow closer to God. Loving and enjoying my family and my friends....
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Saturday, August 20, 2011


My classroom is finally put together and ready for Monday. Me on the other hand.. is a different story. I still have all of my lesson plans to do, which I am sure will take up most of my Sunday afternoon. I am mentally not ready either. Last night we had open house and I was able to meet about half of my students and their parents. Some I am looking forward to having in my class.. some others (parents) are a little overbearing.. I hope they aren't too in my face all of the time! I will update you all with some pictures sometime next week of my adorable room. I really like the way that it turned out!

Today (Saturday) I am going to stay away from the school work.. and enjoy myself a little. That's not to say I still don't have house work to do! haha. I hope to get some laundry and dishes done before this afternoon's festivities. We have a pool party to go to, as long as it doesn't rain.

Hubby treated me to an amazing home cooked meal last night! I didn't have to do a thing!! He made lobster, salmon, asparagus, mashed potatoes, salad, AND baked apple pie. (With flowers and candles) It was awesome. What a great way to end a stressful week. LOVE HIM!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.. I have to go stop Landon from tearing up the house! haha.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Last day of Summer

Yesterday was our anniversary, and we had a very nice day! We went shopping, out to lunch with the hubby's family who was visiting in town, then we came home for naps, and finally last night we went out to dinner. It was great!

Tomorrow I go back to school.. or rather work at school. We have a teacher work week before the kids come back to get things ready. I have an endless list of things I am trying to accomplish before they walk in my door next Monday morning. Well really by Friday for open house. Hopefully I can get it all done!

As this is my last day, I don't have amazing plans to end my summer with a boom.. I have plans to clean, clean, and clean my house. There is so much to do.. and I have NO energy or motivation to do it! That is all thanks to my 15 month old. I love him to death, but he kept us up again last night and boy am I tired today. This will be the second time now that he has woken up in the middle of the night and cried and cried and cried. My guess is he had a bad dream because nothing else seemed wrong with him. After trying to let him "cry it out" my husband told me to get him and bring him into bed with us. We really don't want to make this into a habbit, but we felt so bad for the poor little guy we couldn't take it anymore.. We were up with him for another hour in bed with us before we all finally fell asleep. Of course he took up most of my pillow wanting to snuggle up to his mommy :) while I had a little in my stomach kicking me because I wasn't in the right position for her to be comfortable (I guess) so mommy got very little sleep.
What we are going to do now about this little situation is beyond me. Like I said we don't want to make this into a habbit where he comes in bed with us, but I also can't stand the thought of him upset and screaming all night long in his crib. Any suggestions?

Thursday, August 11, 2011


The countdown is in full swing... I start school on MONDAY!!! Where did this summer go? I feel like it just slipped through my fingers. I have enjoyed spending all my time with my little man and watching him grow. He has definitely gotten a lot closer to me in this time too. You could call him a "mommy's boy" :) I know that it will be tough to go back to work full time, but I am sure I will get use to it again.

I have so much on my mind trying to get my classroom student ready again. There is soo much to prepare for and I just feel like I don't know where to begin. I am also dealing with the fact that I am one week away from my 30 week mark in my pregnancy and that huge milestone of becoming a mommy again is hitting me hard too. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going by. It has definitely been a lot different this time around than the first one. In fact I just went to the doctor today, and he informed me that because of this pregnancy it is not good for me to wear my contacts anymore until after the baby is born. BOO!! So it looks like I am wearing my glasses for the next few months.

Saturday is a big day that I am looking forward too... It will be our one year anniversary! I am so excited to see what the hubby has in store. Heck, with as tired as I am, I would be happy spending it in bed just relaxing. :) It has been a great first year, and I am looking forward to spending every year growing closer to him and making amazing memories with our children. CHILDREN.. I can't believe I have to say that! haha two kids in such a short time does make for some interesting days of no sleep and chasing around, but I am looking forward to this chapter in my life.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gearing up

With only one week of summer left before I start back at school, I am getting into "teacher" mode and trying to get my stuff together. I have found some amazing second grade teacher blogs that are giving me great ideas that I hope to implement into my room this year. I want to freshen things up and create new and exciting plans. I also have found some awesome things on Pinterest.. which by the way.. is my new obsession!!
Also trying to plan for our 1 year anniversary. It is next week and I am super excited. I want to plan something fun for us to do, and I need a gift idea. Any suggestions? I know that the first year is suppose to be paper.. but who wants paper really?
Yesterday I had a baby doctor appt. that went well! I am 28 weeks and moving along great! She is measuring a week ahead, which means another big baby! Hopefully this labor will be faster and easier!!

Ready to spend a great weekend with the family!- Enjoy yours!