Monday, November 14, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

I love reading Ten on Tuesday.

Here's mine for this week.

1. What are your pantry staples?
- Cereal
- Oatmeal
- Bread
- Peanut butter

2. What are your refrigerator staples?
- Fruit
- Milk
- Eggs
- Hummus

3. You already look like Heidi Klum (or your favorite supermodel). Now, what are the top three non-physical things you would change about yourself?

- I would like to be more out going, have more of a voice, and not to be such a people pleaser that I don’t think about my best interest.

4. What’s holding you back from your dream job? (If you already have your dream job, how did you get there?)

I love my job. I graduated in May & applied & got it. God’s total plan. I absolutely love it!

5. You have $500 to spend but it has to be on one item only. Go.

I would buy a visa gift card for my sister and give it to her.

6. What is something that you are embarrassed to admit you buy on a regular basis?

Books. I buy children's books for my classroom, I buy novels, I buy religion books, I buy books all the time. The embarrassing part is I don't always have time to read them all. So, I may buy a book, but not get to it for a while but continue buying other books.

7. What’s in/on your bed every night?

My duvet & my dog. :)

8. What is a non-necessity item that, no matter how expensive it gets or how tight your budget if, you will always find room for it?

Sadly, mascara.

9. What is the weirdest sandwich you’ve ever made?

When I was little my mom used to make us honey & butter tortillas or peanut butter and butter tortillas.

10. Would you rather: Be banned from Pinterest forever, but gain a million captive Twitter followers; or, never get on Facebook again but gain five thousand blog readers?

Neither. I love me some Pinterest & some Facebook. I’m horribly inconsistent at tweeting & blogging. Haha!

Your turn!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another Catch Up

Well seeing as though I have neglected this blog since December you’d think that I would have so much to catch y’all up on.

Let’s see … The rest of December was just getting ready for Christmas & taking a much needed break from school. I mostly babysat & hung out with my precious nephew Elijah. Follow his adventures here.


I started student teaching at Reaves Elementary. I was teaching in a first grade classroom. It was really fun. It was an interesting placement, because it was a co teaching placement. This meant that we had almost 40 first graders in one class. It was a great learning experience. As for the rest of January, I concentrated on school and babysitting. We also had Elijah’s baby dedication.


February was sad. Beth, Troy, and Elijah moved to Austin. Granted it is only 3ish hours away, but it still takes a bit more coordination to see them. They technically moved the last weekend of January. I wanted to get up there as soon as I could. So, the second weekend of February my sweet friend Dianna & I rode up to Austin together. Once we got to Austin Dianna and I split up. Her boyfriend lives there so she went to spend the weekend with him & I spent mine with the Parish family. SO FUN!!!


The first week of March was insane. I completed my first student teaching placement & had to finish my Teacher Work Sample. A teacher work sample is an education major’s equivalent to a term paper. It’s a 40 page paper that SHSU scares you with for many semesters, but you don’t complete till your last semester. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, it was just time consuming.
After completing my TWS I started my second placement in a Fourth grade Math/Science class. This was a GREAT placement. I was so scared to teach fourth graders. Most of my experience in teaching kids had been with 2nd grade and younger. It ended up being terrific. I feel prepared to teach any grade level now.


This month I concentrated on completing all my certification exams. Thankfully I passed ALL of them! Wahoo!!! I also went to visit the Parish family again this month. This time I went with my brother & sister in law. It was a fun & quick trip.


May was an eventful month. I completed student teaching and I graduated college. So exciting!!! This was such a fun time. My Nana & Pappap came in town just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day. My sister & Elijah came in town for the week as well. My Grandma J also came in town. It worked out so great! Since I completed all my school requirements on Monday I was able to spend the entire week with the family. I also babysat. In fact one night I was scheduled to babysit at the Miller’s house & I showed up & almost all of my consistent babysitting families were there. They threw me a surprise graduation party. It was an amazing night. I felt so loved. Not only was I completely surprised, but some of them had gotten babysitters to watch the kids just to hang out with me. (Not that I like the idea of other people watching their kiddos, ha-ha!)

You can read more about the night on Ashley’s blog. One of my favorite memories, I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. For part of my gift they gave me this picture. All of the leaves/blossoms are the fingerprints of all their kiddos. One of my favorite gifts I’ve ever gotten. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s all of my babies.

I graduated the following weekend. My family all drove up to Huntsville to see me walk. Then, that night all of siblings and I went out to eat. It was fun for all of us to be together, just the kids. The next day we had a BBQ at my house to celebrate. That night my brother, Tom, had a party at his house to celebrate his birthday & my graduation. His birthday was actually the day of my graduation.
The rest of the month I spent babysitting and relaxing.

I’m looking forward to a summer full of hanging out, babysitting, reading, trips to Austin, celebrating Elijah’s first birthday, movies, and finding a job.
Here’s to blogging more!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturdays with Elijah!

Every Saturday I get the pleasure of babysitting my sweet nephew, Elijah. Isn't he the cutest little boy ever?

Like Aunty like Nephew! We are actually making the same noise in this picture. :) Love Love Love him!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sometimes, Always & Never

Saw this on Ashley's blog and thought I would do it. I love these things!

~ Put spicy salsa on everything
~ Thinking how I can better organize anything
~ Drink a glass of Organic Skim milk in the morning
~ Love a quiet and empty house
~ Start dancing when I hear a song with a good beat
~ Wear flip flops and jeans
~ Feel guilty when I say no to people
~ Have to have an even number of everything
~ Prefer Hugs
~ Stay in pajamas all day long
~ Cry when I hear a great song
~ Wish I lived closer to my best friend
~ Wish it was Christmas time all year round
~ Wonder what I’m going to be like when I’m a wife/mom one day
~ Get excited about folding towels and watching tv
~ I forget I’m not a kid anymore
~ Get extremely nervous in new situations
~ Forget to brush my teeth
~ Use condiments (except salsa!)
~ Get tired of snuggling
~ Can get through the whole ASPCA commercial without tearing up
~ Eat oranges – the texture freaks me out
~ Go to bed before midnight
~ Not do my homework
~ Want to become a negative person

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Always Catching Up

Alright so I never have keep up with this thing. Lets give it another go. :)

So lets see what has been going on since November....

Well we had my Grandparents in from mid December til mid March. It was so great to have them here. Here are some pics from the grand kid BBQ/ Game Night.

Game night was fun. It is very rare that we can get everyone in the mood to play games and be in a good mood. We played Yahtzee with the gparents and then moved on to The Office game. So much fun!

Other than that, I have been focusing on school and getting through the semester alive, haha! I'm also planning a baby shower for my sister Beth. She is due at the beginning of July. It seems like time is just flying by. Seems like it wasn't that long ago that she told me I was going to be an Aunty! I can't wait.

Well I think this is enough for tonight. Hopefully I will have more later this week. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Few of God's Favorite Things

So the other night I was babysitting a precious 4 year old girl named Ruby. She is so incredibly smart and creative. We were sitting at the table while she ate her snack before bed and she started sharing with me what she thought God's favorite things were (very matter of factly).

Here is what she came up with:

Favorite Drink: Chocolate Soy Milk
Favorite Animal: Giraffe - "because they're big like him."
Favorite snack: Fruits and veggies, esp. "Canti'mulope". He doesn't eat sugar unless it comes from fruit.
Favorite Yogurt: Vanilla - "because it is just so good"

This went on for about 20 minutes - with a bathroom break of course. She returned from the potty saying "Lets talk some more about The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords".