Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tired but productive...

Today I went to the school from 11-3 and I put up my math meeting board, cleared off two pods of desks, sorted many materials, found a home for many things that were just sitting around, and I set up another "shelving unit" - a shoe holder I brought from home :) I got a lot done and I can't wait for my room to be just right. It's coming along very well :)

Laura, the other second grade teacher, and I bought showerboard today at Lowe's for dry erase boards. Out of one $11.87 piece, we got 48 7"x8" boards and 2 large ones for us to use with small groups. Can you believe it? What a good deal! I want to test them out tomorrow. I think they will work just fine :)

I have worked out a LOT this week! I'm so proud of myself :) Here is what I have done so far:

Sun - 3.2 mi. walk
Mon - 3.2 mi. walk
Tues - 16 mins elliptical, About 1.5 hrs doing machines, 30 mins at Zumba (SOOOOO much fun!)
Wed - 3.2 mi. walk
Thurs (today) - REST! (well, I'm going swimming but I doubt it will be intense)

I plan to:
Fri - Babysit ALLLLLL day - first for Josh and Julianna (a lot of running around will be involved) and then for twins, their younger sibling and older sibling - I think that counts for something.
Sat - Weekend Warrior Water Aerobics at Viquest (9:30am) and possible walking
Sun - Weight Machine Circuit and maybe swim

Jordan and I have really been making healthier choices. I hope we can keep it up this time!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


comes out June 30th! Who wants to see it with me?!


Hawaii was wonderful. Best vacation of my life. Most beautiful place I have EVER been. I think I want to live there... one day. I would move there right now... if all of my friends and family would come too :) Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks.

By the way, these pictures are in a completely random order. You can see more on my facebook or Jordan's :)

Hello, again, old friend.

I want to blog again. I think it is good for my sanity :)

I'm looking forward to starting my job - 2nd grade teacher at a private school in Winterville. We start training in July. I have already bought SEVERAL books and decorations for my room :)

I love my husband. I love him so much. He is the most generous, loving, patient person I have ever met. He never gets tired of me squeezing him tight or asking for "just one more" kiss :) He treats me like I am very precious to him. He makes me feel safe and loved. I can't thank God enough for blessing me with such a wonderful husband. I know I'm lucky. Thank you, Lord.

I am going to be an aunt... again! :) My sister is pregnant again. I am very excited. I love my sister and my nephew and I can't wait to meet my new niece/nephew. Please pray for a smooth pregnancy. She is due near the end of January.

Please pray for these prayer requests for my family:
That my sister finds a good job that she is happy in
That my mom finds a house to move to (she wants to move to Va or NC from Colorado)
That Jordan and I would continue to follow Weight Watchers and our workout routines so we can get healthy! (a prerequisite to having a baby)

If you don't have goals, you can't meet them. I hope to accomplish most of these goals for summer!
This summer I want to:
Organize my house
Redecorate at least the bedroom and spare room
Find a new shower curtain
Work out at least 3 times a week
Follow Weight Watchers again FULL FORCE!
Prepare my classroom
Cook at least 2 healthy meals a week (from scratch!)
Read books about education and classical education
Finish the Twilight series - I know some people hate the books, but I love love love them