Friday, September 30, 2011

rain & scary movies

We tried to support the NMB Chiefs tonight, but didn't make it much past the 1st quarter.  The players ran off the field and everyone headed underneath the bleachers as a good storm started coming through.  After debating about whether to leave or not, we stuck around and hoped it would pass quickly like the announcer said. 
We ended up getting soaked while waiting for it to clear up, we made a few videos to pass the time (because who wouldn't do that... duh?!)

Then someone (me) forgot something at school today, so we had to go to NMBP to pick it up.  Kirby thought it would be funny to try to scare me through the dark halls of the school & make a video.  Someone (him) forgot to turn the camera on though...
So this was take 2.... not scared though, nice try.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Ok...

Link up here or here!

It's Ok...

... to fall asleep before 9pm more than once this week. love your school kids as your own (since we don't have our own yet). get excited to go shopping this weekend and spend some money. crab dip and chocolate for dinner again. look forward to cleaning up my classroom and the house.  I feel so behind since we were gone last weekend. want to change the colors of my nails every.single.time I get on Pinterest. be relieved to know I already planned my posts ahead of time.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

camping day 1

Our camping trip last weekend was perfect! We had a great mix between clouds and sun, good waves, good food, and great fun together! 

We packed up right after school on Friday and headed to Holden Beach.  Once we got there, we set up our stuff and then started making dinner.  We only had 2 sites book for our group, but we ended up taking up about 4+ sites.  It wasn't too busy, so we spread out and pretty much took over.

The beautiful sky our first night.

 After the sun set, we started on the campfire tradition of smores.  Freddy made a great fire that burned most of the time we were there.  Kirby and I introduced "Catch Phrase" to everyone and we played the whole night until we pretty much fell asleep around the fire.

It was a great first night!  I can't wait to share some more pictures!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thank you...thank you

Thank you to the person who gave you the award
Thank you Ashley from Everyday with AME!  What a great surprise :)
I love reading her blog and the nice comments she leaves on our blog!
Thanks again!

Share 3 random facts about yourself
1.  I've always wanted to be a meteorologist.  Weather is something I've been interested in for awhile and sometimes I become obsessed with it.  Living on the coast makes for an exciting time with hurricane season.  I wouldn't change anything about what I do now though... I love being a teacher!

2.  I hate being late!  "On time" for me is a few minutes early.  If we are going somewhere and we arrive a few minutes late or even exactly on time, I cringe inside.  I usually give myself a cushion of extra time too... in case something happens... like an accident or I get stopped at a lot of lights or I forget something.

3.  I had a personalized behavior plan in 1st grade.  I talked too much and so my teacher (who I'll always remember as a "mean teacher") would send home a smile or frown face to show my parents how my talking was that day.

5 bloggers to pass the love onto-

Sunday, September 25, 2011

What a weekend!

It was a great weekend and I can't wait to share the pictures with everyone. 
Check back tomorrow... it's almost bed time... we are pooped!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


A couple girls from work started up a few weeks ago and I just joined them.  We do it 3 times a week after school, so it'll take us a little while to complete the program, but I'm excited to run with some other people.

Friday, September 23, 2011

baby craze

Maybe it's just me and the season of life I'm in, but I feel like babies are everywhere!  People either just had a baby, are expecting a baby, or trying to make a baby (that'd be us)!  Yes... I probably sound like I'm exaggerating, but the other night in bed, I made a list before I fell asleep. 
11 people I know... plus what seems like 10 bloggers, and several friends of friends.
I'm excited to hear that my cousin Lucy and her husband Andrew are pregnant with their first little one.  I found out a few weeks ago and couldn't be any happier for the two of them.  I know they've been looking forward to this and I'm so happy it's here!  I'm even more excited because they moved from California to Charleston, SC about a year ago and now it's not too far to visit.  That means when baby boy makes his debute, we can make the trip to see him!
I can't wait :)

The happy couple back in the spring :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Ok...

Linkin' up to something new today.  I've read it on several blogs and couldn't wait to participate sometime. 
Today's the day :)

It's Ok....

to want to go out to eat every night.
to be blogging instead of doing so many more important other things.

to love it when it rains.
to get super excited about every new person that tells me they're pregnant.

to love spending so much time with my husband!

to check Pinterest before googling ideas now.

to eat a scoop of peanut butter & some chocolate chips and call it dessert.
to have this song stuck in your head all day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


It's Wednesday... woop woop!

I'm loving... our camping get-a-way this weekend.  It's lookin' like good weather.

I'm loving... all the people who just had a baby, expecting a baby, or trying for a baby.
Another post on that later. (not us yet though)

I'm loving... lots more things, but that's all for tonight.

free sandwich

Yep, I'm going to post about Chick-fil-a again. (yesterday's post)  Basically because I thought about it first thing when I woke up this morning and couldn't wait until dinnertime rolled around.  How can you pass up 2 free sandwiches in one day... especially from Chick-fil-a!

We saw lots of old students, new students, parents, and other teachers while we were there.
(And if you're going to blog about it, then you need a few pictures too)
Mrs. Allen & Ms. Fowler

Charlton & Dutch

Monday, September 19, 2011

"Happy Anniversary!"

That's all you have to say at the NMB Chick-fil-a to get a free chicken biscuit or chicken sandwich tomorrow!  I'm sooo looking forward to breakfast tomorrow...okay, and probably dinner too.  :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

gettin' ready

Today Kirby got his 11 year old, hangin' on it's last leg, beatin' up longboard ready for our camping trip coming up on Friday.  He's finally decided on a new board, but doesn't think he's going to take it camping. 
We are excited for a fun trip with friends!

Speaking of surfboards, if anyone local is interested, we're selling this one, a 7'2 Bing Karma, on craigslist... ...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

things I love

Lindsey at Lovin' my Life did this a few weeks ago and I liked reading it.  I thought I'd give it a try tonight since we've gotten a few more followers recently.

I love...

*spending time with Kirby
*peanut butter
*reading a good book on the beach
*Diet Dr. Pepper- bottle or fountain
*shopping- and getting good deals
*long talks over dinner
*reality TV
*the feeling after you workout
*sour cream & chedder chips
*freshly washed sheets
*candy- chocolate or anything sour

fall-like weather

I'm very much looking forward to this fall-like weather!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

new diet

Kirby had a WONDERFUL idea! 
We are going to start the crab dip/chocolate/coke diet.  I'm pretty sure it's going to be good!
Good to eat... maybe not so good for our bodies though.

We're on day 2... so we'll see ;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Link up here!

I'm loving... watching last night's Teen Mom with my husband.
Sad... I know.
We love it though!

I'm loving... that my class is going to do yoga for the first time tomorrow! 

I'm loving... the homecooked meal I made for dinner tonight. Crab dip. Wisconson Cheddar Wheat Thins. Sour Cream & Chedder Aged Chips. Coke.
I'm the best housewife! ;)

I'm loving... our camping plans we have for next weekend.  We're going here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

decisions... decisions....

Kirby's got the itch to buy himself a new surfboard!  He's been doing a lot of research and checkin' out some boards.  That has pretty much been our evenings lately.  We get home from school and hit up the surf shop for what seems like for.e.ver! ;)

We'll see what he finally decides on...

Monday, September 12, 2011

another birthday

...means dessert for all the first grade teachers! :) 

Happy Birthday

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where were you?

25 Most Powerful Photos

25 Most Powerful Photos

Kirby was sitting in his office with his co-worker at PineGrove Elementary School.

I was walking to my first class of the day at The University of Toledo.
Where were you?
As I sit here today(listening to the almost 3,000 names read on TV at the memorial ceremony)... I'm at a loss for words.

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families who were affected by that day.

I've looked through a lot of pictures and videos this weekend, but this video really stood out to me.