Monday, May 24, 2010

Friends, Summer, and Our New Home!

It's been over a week since my last post. I'm sorry! This past weekend was mostly spent packing.... Our friends came in from out of town and we had a great time seeing them and their one year old little girl (with the most precious blonde curls!). They are coming back in this weekend so hopefully we will get to hang out again. It is so fun to reunite with old friends!

Quick Updates: We close on our new house Friday! Woohoo!We've packed the downstairs and we are beginning to pack the bedrooms and things upstairs. We picked out paint tonight and are going to be doing our final walk through on the house Thursday afternoon. We are getting really excited. I'll post pictures of the house after we get settled in.
Only 11 days of school left and 2 work days and I'm on SUMMER BREAK! My second graders are as eager as I am for summer to get here!
Happy thoughts!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wooo hooo!

  • I have a To Do list that is over a mile long. Slightly overwhelming.
  • I am getting a much needed haircut today.
  • We close on our house in 13 days.
  • We haven't packed a thing. (Eeeeek. I hope to change that today!)
  • I only have 17 days of teaching plus 2 work days until it's SUMMER BREAK. Reason # 154,593,483 that I love being a teacher. =)
  • Things I am looking forward to this summer: trips to the beach, seeing college friends, moving into and decorating our new home, relaxing by the pool, a trip to Oklahoma, and grilling out!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Professional Advice

I've been contemplating joining a professional organization. I am debating on whether or not it would be beneficial. What's your opinion? Do you think that joining a professional organization is a good idea? Or do you think it's a waste of $50 a year? Those of you that are members of professional organizations, do you find it to be helpful? Are you glad you joined? I would love any advice you could offer!

Counting Down!

Woo hoo, let the countdowns begin!
  • 22 teaching days until school's out for the summer!
  • 19 days until we close on our new home!
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Summer is on the way!

1. Our 2 year wedding anniversary was on Monday, April 26. We are celebrating by going to a nice dinner tonight (we would take a trip but we are buying a house and that kind of straps our budget for the time being!).
2. Only 27 days of teaching until school's out for the summer! The teachers are just as ready as the kids! I've had an awesome first year of teaching... I'll devote another post to that later!
3. God willing, we will close on our first home on May 28th! As stressful and invasive as this mortgage process is, I know it will be worth it in the end! Bring it on!
4. Again God willing, this summer is going to be filled with: moving and decorating our new home, planting and caring for a garden (yes I'm going to attempt this!), days by the pool, trips to the beach, a trip to Oklahoma to see family, a few softball tournaments (had to throw that in their for hubs), camping trips, catfishing trips, and lots of warm mornings drinking coffee on the porch, and lots of warm nights gazing at the stars from the hot tub on the deck!

Happy weekend!