Sunday, March 22, 2015

St. Patrick's Week

Hey Friends!
I wanted to stop by to share our leprechaun traps from last week. I make this a family project (we do one a month) and the kids were so excited to put these together in hopes of catching a little leprechaun!






I thought they came out so great!!
Then of course each student had a chance to explain to the class how he/she was going to trap it!
Unfortunately, no one caught one, but the leprechaun did leave our class messy and also gave each person a St. Paddy's pencil in their trap! ;)

On a non-teaching note...my belly seems to be growing each day! I am SO excited for this little one and can't wait until the beginning of May when we get to find out the sex!! It will also be my husband's birthday so he is going to get one awesome present! (he's hoping for a boy!)

Here is me at 12 weeks!!
I've been blessed with a very easy pregnancy so far! No morning sickness excpet for maybe 1-2 days. :) The little one is expected to arrive September 25th! We can't wait!!

It also occurred to me I've only got 2 more weeks until spring break! Wahoo! I feel like our break is late this year, but at least the weather should be really nice. It's been turning around lately...today it's in the low 60's and we are not expected to drop lower than 54 this week. All our trees are starting to get tiny little buds! I love spring!
Well I hope you have a great rest of your weekend, and wonderful week at school!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Another Snow Day

Hey friends!
So we are going on our third snow day this week. I live in central NC and we didn't get a whole lot of snow by any means, but did get some icy rain on Monday night and many of our secondary roads are still icy and slick. Plus tomorrow, we are supposed to get record low temps so things will continue to refreeze over night. Ugh, I wouldn't mind it, but when kids are off, teachers are usually not and if we don't go in, we have to use a sick day or make up the time. I went ahead and took off the day today, but tomorrow I am going to trudge my way in and just get some organizing done.

On a different note, my pregnancy is going very well! I have felt very good, except for a few days last week I was a little nauseated and still getting on and off cramping (which I suppose is good because it means baby is growing!) I wanted to post a pic for you because we haven't shared with FB yet (and none of my friends follow my blog) so I wanted to share our news with someone! Hehe, we plan on making it FB official the week of St. Patrick's day so a few more weeks! 
I don't look like a whole lot yet, but I did take a 6 week pic and there is definitely some growth in my tummy! 

Ok, enjoy your evening. I am off to make some hamburgers and sweet potato fries! yum!
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine and 101 week!

Hey friends!
I'm stopping by to share some pics of our fun filled, crazy busy week!
We started out on Tuesday with out 101 day of school. I purchased Erica Bohrer's 101 packet on TPT and used a lot of the goodies included!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Celebrate-the-101st-Day-of-School-1123121



Then we also reviewed time in anticipation of our time assessment on Thursday. I found 2 great activities on TPT. One was a clock matching partner game, and the other was an activity where the kids had to create a watch with a time on it, then went around the classroom and asked other what time it was, then recorded it on their sheet. (I LOVED this activity and they did too!) I have both links for you below!

Clock Game {FREEBIE}
What Time Is It? {FREEBIE}

Then we finished up the week with a coloring contest for Valentine's day and the kids voted on which one they liked the best.

Yesterday was such a fun day, my husband took me out shopping then we went to Maggiano's restaurant for dinner and cheesecake factory to pick up some dessert! Luckily we didn't eat there as the line was out the door and the wait was insane!!

We might have an early release tomorrow as we are supposed to get some snow. I live in NC so this will be the first all winter, and know how crazy snowy it's been in the northeast and I don't envy them at all!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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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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