Sunday, January 25, 2015

BIG BIG News!!!

Hey friends!
My mind has been so preoccupied lately, but that is because last Monday, my husband and I found out we are expecting our first child!!! 
I wasn't going to say anything, but if anything happens...I hope we have your support!

We are beyond excited, but I am also a nervous wreck! I went to get blood work done on Tuesday and HCG levels look good, but doc said my progesterone was low (12.5) and he'd like to see it at least 20. So he put me on progesterone suppositories I have to take twice a day. I have been reading up on this and the good news, it seems more common these days and some people's levels have been lower than that.
Still, I am nervous with every little thing. (If you have already been pregnant, how the heck do you deal with the worries of the first trimester!!??)
Anyway, today I am 6 weeks 2 days, and I feel really good. No morning sickness kicking in yet, and I go to see the doc again next Tuesday Feb. 3rd and will also hope to hear a heart beat since I will be 7 weeks. 


Please pray for us friends! We are hoping for a smooth and healthy pregnancy! I probably won't be blogging whole lot, but I will keep you updated and if you have any advice..please share!! Thanks!


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Personal Blog

Hey friends!
I wanted to stop by to let you know, I have started a new personal blog documenting life and my experiences trying for our first baby! I would love it if you stop by and follow me...I will be sharing any and everything from crafts, to baking to random thoughts! Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday!

http://lifeinspyred.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Currently January!

Hey Friends!
I hope you had a good new years eve! We stayed up very late (around 4am) and played card games. I was shocked I made it that long because on a regular night, I am lucky to even make it to midnight! haha

I am linking up with the first currently of 2015 with Farley! Are you ready?...
http://ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com/2014/12/currently-january-20015.html?showComment=1420135410907#c4060492001686962807
 Listening...my husband has his friend over and they are playing Destiny on PS4. (He is addicted, but he doesn't have a lot of hobbies, so I don't mind! haha)

Loving...I have been catching up on Hart of Dixie on netflix and am really excited to have the morning to myself tomorrow and watch it in my snuggie. :)

Thinking....since we have been married (a little over a year) I have gained about 10 pounds. I would like to lose that and maybe 5 more.

Wanting...if you have been following my posts, you know my husband and I have been trying for a little one since July. We are hoping 2015 will be good to us and grant us a little baby!

Needing....we have a lot of credit card debit from the wedding still and I would like to start putting a dent in that.

YES...losing weight..self explanatory. :)
MAYBE....I need to start devoting more time to me and keep work at work
I WISH...I love to bake, especially cupcakes and would like to have my own little cupcake shop. Maybe one day...

I hope you head over and link up with YOUR currently! I can't wait to read yours. :) Have a great new years day!
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

14 in 14... (and a flash freebie!)

Hi Sweet Friends!
I hope you are having a fabulous winter break. I just got back from visiting family for Christmas on Monday and am using this week to veg out and relax. :) We have a work day on Monday the 5th and kids start back on Tuesday. 
I am linking up with 3 lovely ladies for their 14 favorites in 2014. Here we go!
http://www.miss-kindergarten.com/2014/12/14-in-14-linky-party.html
 
 I love being girly and dressing up. Right now, I am loving fleece lined leggings and chunky cowls. I actually just made a scarf very similar to this one!
Arm Knit a Scarf in 30 Minutes!


I love all funny movies! One I really liked was Tammy. I love everything that Melissa McCarthy is in.
 
I really like Hart of Dixie. I have been catching up with the 3rd season on Netflix. :)

This is another hard one. I like the classic Olive Garden, but I also like a local restraunt called Southern Roots.


Going on the scarf above, I am a big crafter and knitter. I really like arm knitting. It goes so quick and I love the chunky way it looks. :)


My husband made me a coupon book for Christmas with all sorts of fun things including travel and apologizing with no strings attached. I can't wait to use them!

I made this decadent Tiramisu cheesecake for Thanksgiving this year and it was amazing! (and pretty easy!)
http://foodloversodyssey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/10/tiramisu-cheesecake.html


Ha! I'm going to have to pass on this one. I've been too busy lately to be a regular blogger.

 
 I got into a district that I love this summer without "knowing someone." :) It's been an adjustment, but I love the staff and kids, and it's really close to my house.

 
My husband and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary in October. We have been together for over 8 years and I am head over heels about him. :)

 We went to the Smokey Mountains for our anniversary and stayed in a cute little cabin. It was amazing!



To become organized at home and leave school at school. Also to work on being as much stress free as possible and hope and pray for a new baby to grace our lives this year! 

Hope.

Well if you made it this far through my post, I have a flash freebie I uploaded to my store. It is a word game you can use for a center when you go back. :) Enjoy! It will be free for the next 24 hours. 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Frostbite-CVCe-Game-1623931

Off I go to make the rest of the appetizers for tonight. We are just having 1 other couple and their new baby over for the evening, so it will be a low key night! Happy New Year's Eve! See ya in the new year!!
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cuhrazy Busy Around Here!

Hello world! It's me again! Long time no see! :)
The past couple months have been a whirlwind! My parents came for Thanksgiving and that was wonderful because they have never come down to see us since we moved to NC. We took them to Charleston, SC because I wanted my mom to really experience "the south" and I just LOVE that city!

my lovely parents! :)

the hubby and I :)
Then December started out pretty good in the classroom and I thought, hey maybe we'll survive this year, but the second week rolled around, and the kiddos turned crazy! lol 
We did have our elf come visit after thanksgiving break and the kids named him Mittens. Here he was listening to the radio..
Each month, I do a family project and these month was disguising a gingerbread. The kids got to share their creations yesterday and I love that they can also work on speaking and listening. (they do so well with both making comments and asking questions about the projects as well!)

On the home front, I have been busy making cookies to give to my co-workers for their Christmas present. I have 2 more kinds I'd like to make, but it might just turn into 1 more kind with the time I have left! 
And last night, the hubby and I went out to eat and it was somewhat of a mild night, so we came home and made a fire. :) It was really nice! Then looked up to the sky and noticed a bunch of shooting stars! Turns out last night was the peak for the Geminids meteor shower! :) It was such a treat!

Now to savor the last day of the weekend before the last crazy week! There is SO much going on, believe it or not...I am GETTING A NEW STUDENT!! yes, 5 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS BREAK!! I am not super happy that admin did this to me, but I know both the class and I will welcome him with open arms. 

Hopefully we can all make it through these next 5 days! Enjoy this week with your kiddos, and just think...we're in the home stretch! :)
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Peek at our (past) week!

Good Afternoon Friends!
I hope you are enjoying the weekend and getting ready to the (fabulous) short week ahead! We have school Monday and Tuesday, with optional teacher work day on Wednesday. Luckily we have a wonderful principal and she gave us a trade day back in August if we worked it, then we got Wednesday off. :) 

I am so excited because Tuesday night my parents are coming in to stay with us for Thanksgiving. They will be here until Sunday and we have lived in NC for over 2 years now and they are finally coming down to see us! :D We will be taking them around town and on Saturday, going to Charleston, SC because they both have never been. :)

Anyway, I wanted to share some pics of our fun week last week...here we go!

We made disguised turkeys as part of our monthly family projects (I love having the kids do these and the parents tell me they enjoy the projects as well!)


In math, we learned about composing different shapes from basic shapes.


In science, we did a dancing colors experiment for our class science fair project. (each class in K-2 does a whole class project to display and 3-5 does individual projects)



We also got our warm fuzzy jar filled for the first time this year (there are about 70 or so pom poms they must earn from getting compliments and great whole class behavior) We celebrated with a small ice cream treat after lunch.



On a non-school related note, the hubby had to work a half day yesterday, so I got up early and pulled out all our Christmas decorations and did our house. (we were going to put up the lights outside today, but it's going to rain) I love the way it turned out!

**On a side note, our tree is fake, but we went to Lowe's and found these pine scented plastic sticks you hang on your tree and they are supposed to last up to two weeks...they are working so far! They have actually scented the whole living room, so I highly recommend them! ;)

Well I'm off to use this lazy day to get a jump start on planning for after break! Our Elf on the shelf will be returning this year and I have found so many cute ideas to do on Pinterest!! ;)

Have a great day and relaxing, wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Noun/Verb Scoot

Hey Friends!
I wanted to stop by to share with you a free product I posted in my store in honor of Thanksgiving! Next week we have 2 short days and on Monday for reading, we will be reading Run, Turkey Run and doing this little scoot as a noun and verb review. :)




Feel free to click the pic to head over to my store and download it! 
I hope you have a fast Friday and wonderful weekend! I'll be going out with one of my teammate tomorrow night, then cleaning the house on Saturday in anticipation of my parents coming to stay with us for a few days for the holiday! I am so excited...we've been living in NC for over 2 years now and they are just now coming to check things out! haha. But anyway, have a good one! Talk to ya soon!
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