14 in '14 {memories}

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

http://www.ateenytinyteacher.com/2014/12/14-in-14.html
As I reflect upon this past year, it was truly the year of babies and weddings sprinkled with a new job and a bit of heartache during my dad's illness (thankfully, he is better).  Life continued to move at a steady pace still with its fair share of changes.  I think looking back is the greatest way to prepare to move forward.  Here we go : )
 
{one}
First wedding: My cousin Paul who I am very close to.  He is almost like the brother I never had.  Paul married his bride, Kendall (also a teacher) in Roswell, Georgia on a very cold Southern weekend.  Luckily, the warmth of family and friends was abundant.

 
{two}
 
My bestest friend since 2nd grade, Lauren, had a beautiful baby boy in May.  He is so special. I am enjoying being an "aunt" to this precious boy and watching him grow.

 
 
{three}
Just a few days later, after a very complicated pregnancy, we welcomed our first nephew, Landis into the world.  My sister-in-law is a champ--so patiently waiting 45 days of hospital bed rest for this miracle to arrive.  Ever more than I love being an aunt, I am so loving watching Jon as an uncle.  Landis is the first grandbaby and is spoiled with love and affection : )

 
{four}
Atlantic City to celebrate one of my best friend's bachelorette party!  That's all I can say about that ; )

 
{five}
Dewey Beach, Delaware with my mom and our friends. We try to take a trip annually and the beach has been our spot the past two years.  Always a fun time!
 
{six}
 
V and K's wedding was such a perfect day celebrating two amazing people. V and I have been friends since we were 13--through thick and thin.  It was so awesome to watch her marry the man of her dreams.
 


 

 
{seven}
The very next weekend, my other guy cousin, Pete, married his lovely bride, Laura.  Their wedding was at a beautiful old barn set on 100 acres of land.  It felt almost like a family reunion with all of the outdoor games and good times.  The night ended with a professional fireworks display--the perfect end to a perfect day.
 
{eight}
A last minute trip to Baltimore with friends meant a visit to the aquarium.  It was such a fun day followed by lots of walking, food and drinks!
 
{nine}
I started the school year in my favorite grade--2nd.  While it only lasted a little over a month, it was one of my favorite classes I have ever taught.  The journey as a substitute was long and hard but I wouldn't trade it.  My experiences were beyond what I could have ever learned in one classroom alone.  This job led me to my new permanent position as a Kindergarten teacher at a cyber school.  While it wasn't what I thought I wanted, it is what I needed.
Here's some of the kindergarten team at our Christmas party.  I have only been there about 2 months but they have made me feel part of the family already.  And for that I am grateful.
 
{ten}
Our good friends invited us back to Baltimore a few weeks ago to go to the Ravens game.  It was a fabulous time and a great last trip before the holidays!!
 
I can't wait to read about everyone else's year-in-review.  I am off to lunch and a movie with my parents on this chilly Tuesday.  I only have two more days of break before I am back at work on Friday : (  But at least it is the weekend again right after : )
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Convo

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Happy Holidays, all!
             Today I am linkin' up with Abby over at The Inspired Apple to talk, talk, talk type, type, type about everything Christmas! Click on the button below to join the convo!
http://theinspiredapple.blogspot.com/

 
I really love Christmas Eve just as much as Christmas Day.  Last year we added a new tradition of roasting a pig with my best friend and her in-laws who are from Croatia.  I almost let it spoil my fondue dinner which I look forward to ALL YEAR.  (I refuse to ever go to the Melting Pot).

I can't wait to read about your Christmas favs!

Merry Chrismahannukwanzikah Friends!!

Merry Christmas to ME!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


http://imbloghoppin.blogspot.com/2014/12/show-us-what-you-bought-linky-party.html
I am linkin' up with the ladies at Blog Hoppin' to show off what I bought during the BIG sale!  I had a hard time restraining myself from making these purchases until midnight on Sunday.  I started a new set of centers which equals needing wanting a TON of new clipart.  So clipart is what I bought!

Digital Mojo {I stinkin' LOVE this name}
 
With all this amazing talent, I was able to whip together some Holiday themed centers.  Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner tomorrow!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Merry-and-Bright-6-Holiday-Themed-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-1590219

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Merry-and-Bright-6-Holiday-Themed-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-1590219

 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Merry-and-Bright-6-Holiday-Themed-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-1590219
 


**Side note** To be honest, I didn't buy anything for the classroom because...

I no longer have one : (  Well, truthfully, I never really had my own classroom--just borrowed ; ) It's bittersweet but I started teaching at a cyber school about a month ago. It is definitely different and it wasn't in my grand plan.  But, like the Rolling Stones once said: You can't always get what you want.  I tried by darndest.  And I got what I need.  Which is stability and a job. For which I am thankful.

I exerted self-control and saved some bucks.  I hope you did, too! I can't wait to head back to the linky party and see what everyone else got! I mean, it's ONLY 10pm.

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