It’s Open House Week on TBA this week and tons of bloggers will be linking up to share with you lots of goodies. Here is what this week holds:
Monday: Meet the Teacher- tell us all about you and your teaching style!
Tuesday: Classroom Photos
Wednesday: Handouts for Parents
Thursday: Bulletin Board Photos
Make sure you go to TBA and link up to participate and/or visit all the blogs participating in the FUN!
So, it’s Meet The Teacher Monday. I guess I will go through the “All About Me” spill even though you probably already know more than you want to about me and my hot mess life. I will try to throw in some new stuff. Brace yourself, it’s a long post. J
This is me. Well, this is me a year ago with my hunky hubs. Love him!
This is me now. Notice anything different? LOL. (This is Pointy Jr. and I in NYC a few weeks ago. Pay no attention to the messy hotel room. Three girls, enough said!)
I had lapband last summer and it was the best decision (other than forcing myself to get a personal trainer) that I have every made for my health. I have lost almost 70 pounds and even though I sometimes gripe and complain about my old lady hip and my hot mess hot flashes, I really feel the best I have ever felt in my life. This year is the first time ever that I have been able to sit comfortably on the floor criss-cross apple sauce with my kids. Ahhh…the little things that bring me joy!
I have been happily married for almost eleven years to my HS sweetheart, Nick. Well, I say we were HS sweethearts but we only dated a month during our Senior year and then broke up…DRAMA! We did become best friends and two years later, wha la,
he came to his senses he fell madly in love with me…bwhahaha! Anywho, we got married when we were 21, the first
of our friends which means that our wedding was a small fiasco. My friends
still say it’s our fault for getting married when we were sophomores in
Here are my
crazy sweet hormonal loving preteen/teenagers the first day of school last week. It's only been a week...feels like a month already!
If you remember correctly, I just celebrated my 2nd annual 30th birthday so if you are doing the math, stop! We adopted. We have had our kids for about eight years. Our oldest started High School this year. I am so not ready for this! There was lots of kicking and screaming but then I calmed down, ehem. J I have PCOS but still wish, hope, and pray for a baby one day! J
I live in Texas so I do say y’all a lot. I don’t think I have an accent but I have been told that I am incredibly wrong, lol. Hubs has tried to move me a few times but I can’t be far from my family. I live a fourth of a mile from my sister and seven miles from my parents. My brother and his family moved to Oklahoma last year, which is way too far away, but we have tried to adjust. I talk to my sister EVERY day and couldn’t imagine it any other way. Between the three of us we have 11 children so you can imagine the fun we have when we are all together. No one sleeps…for real!
I LOVE my school and have totally parked my trailer there. They will have to force me out kicking and screaming if they ever want me to leave. We live in a small town but I work about 30 minutes away. Hubs works about 45 minutes away. We won’t move because again, family. I also like the idea of my kids going to school with their cousins and going to the same school as hubs and I. J
My favorite color is
glitter purple. I really love all bright colors in everything..my classroom, wardrobe, you name it. I guess I am a little sassy! I love to shop, get pedicures (I have the driest feet on the planet people!!), and go to the movies. Yes, I am a girly girl. My favorite movie is Steel Magnolias. I love
Meg Ryan chic flicks (pre plastic surgery Meg that is). I am scared of heights
but I love riding all the rides at amusement parks. I LOVE to travel and went
to Turkey four years ago...amazing! I hope to travel the world, though it will
probably be with friends because hubs is a sissy (said with love) and won’t
fly. Want to plan a trip with me? Though I work out, I don’t love it. I know, SHOCKER! I am 5’2”…small fry. I think it’s funny when I meet people that they
are surprised that I am short. I guess I sound tall. Haha! Oh, and I rarely tell people this, but if I grew
my hair out (which will NEVER happen) I would be more than 50% gray. Seriously,
I started going gray at 16. Lucky my hubs puts up with my high maintenance
hair. I really am a simple girl though. I am totally not convincing you huh? I hate carrying a purse (which means I
am always “misplacing” my bank card and hubs grounds me, lol). My make-up goes
on in the morning and I never reapply. I like to accessorize but can’t handle jewelry
but a few hours. It usually ends up in my car. I don't like clutter. I really like things simple…but sparkly. Haha!
That makes me laugh! That is something that my kids may have said this past year...though I do have friends here, ehem. I have been married to this blog for a little over a year. I think it will be “til death do us part” for it to end. Hubs used to be annoyed and thought I traded him for a more modern model, but I have managed to squeeze this in without it affecting my life as much as it used to. I have way more in my head to share than time but what’s a girl to do. J When I am not a mom, taxi or hot date, ehem, I LOVE making stuff for my classroom. If I didn’t teach, I think I would want to be a writer or graphic designer so this allows me to do everything I love. I am one lucky duck.
Oh, I also love my church family. I just joined our worship band. Though I must be honest, my classroom voice is TERRIBLE! There must be Godly magic in the microphone at church because I can rock some KLove songs. J I love me some Hillsong. J
Okay, I am sure that is WAY more than you wanted to know about me. Tomorrow is show your room day but I have already done that. I will think of a different spin on that. I hope you go by TBA and meet all of the teacher authors. I had the privilege of meeting many of them this summer and they are such AMAZING people! Have a great week friends. FOUR DAYS! You can do it!!
Oh, one more thing. I have been getting lots of emails about Writer’s Workshop. I am thinking about creating a WWS unit for TPT including a step by step guide. Would you be interested in that? It will take a lot of time but I will totally do it if y’all will find it helpful.
Now, it’s your turn. Leave me a comment and tell me something about YOU!
I love you more than my luggage! (What movie is that from?)