Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spain 2011!!

So after being gone for 11 days, I am back in the States! And I can't tell you how great it feels to have some "American Food"/ understand what's going on in most conversations. The ol' language barrier made me feel a little on the el stupido side. I nodded and smiled a lot... (secretly or not so secretly had no clue what was going on!) I had the best time in Spain! I went with my cousin, aunt and her boyfriend. Here is a picture of us at our first stop. (I apologize for the bags under my eyes and the awesome looking hair, a day on multiple planes and trains does that.)

I'm probably going to have to break my Spain posts up in to multiple posts, but I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from the trip.

Joe and I in our whites!
Watching the running from the balcony....SO Awesome!
 These are just a few of the zillion pictures I took from our trip! Just wanted to share a couple and say Hola to you all! Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

So I'm not feeling very well today....but I want to try and be consistent here so I'm going to show you through Photo's What I'm Loving Wednesday! If anyone wants to check any of these dresses out I found them on Lulu's website!

Also I am getting very excited about my summer vaca to Spain! In 22 short days I will be here and I'm loving the thought of it!!!

What are you loving today?? Link up over at Jamie's blog if you haven't already!!
Happy Wednesday All!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blog Swap and Life Update

Hello Friends....It's been awhile! I apologize! The end of school has been crazy....the kids left and I immediately started moving into my new classroom. I decided I wanted to tackle it all at the beginning of the summer so I don't have to go back for awhile...I plan to fully enjoy my first summer off as a teacher! So I am ALMOST completely done unpacking and setting up my classroom for next year, can I get a HOLLA!! This is until our new reading series arrives with the grand total of 1,904 books for me to put somewhere???? When they told us the amount of books we were getting my jaw hit the floor. I'm not sure that 1,904 books is really necessary, I guess will see won't we!

Anyways, on to more fun stuff! I got my package for the Summer Swap and was oh so excited to get it! I feel like a little girl waiting at the mailbox when I know I have something coming for me in the actual mailbox. I feel like so much of the time everything is on the internet these days and as much as a love the convenience of the cyber world...I have much appreciation for the old fashion lick the stamp and send it off method! Swaps, Letters, Online shopping if it's coming in the mail I get SO excited! (Notice: I did NOT include bills on the excited about mail category!)

My wonderful blog swap partner Whitney over at Pretty Whitty spoiled me with some great summer items!! Included in my package was a new pair of flip flops, The Help (I've been wanting to read this book for awhile now!! SO Excited!!), Jolly Ranchers (My Favorite!), a cute new wallet, and my first bottle of Essie nail polish! I can't wait to try it out! I couldn't have asked for a better swap partner, it was fun sending emails back and forth. We realized we had a lot of the same likes and dislikes. Thanks Whitney for getting me in the summer mood!

In Other News, I was able to go visit my little sister at camp this last weekend!! Can't tell you how excited I was to see that girls face! She is going to be the Pool Director and works the Ropes Course and Camp Barnabas all summer. She won't be home till August so it was a special treat to see her! Our youth group was also at camp this past week so it was fun and exciting to here the kids talk about their experiences and how much fun they're having. 

It it Stink'n HOT this week and I am wishing that our pool was open for business! I guess I'll just have to be patient right?! I have also been looking at houses a little bit more seriously now that summer is upon us. I found the house of my dreams, but something might be wrong with it structurally so it might not be the house for me. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I hear good news about the house from the realtor. Also, as of recently my face and been acting more like a 13 year-old and not of a 24 year-old. I have had more blemishes then I care to have and was getting a little more then irritated. I didn't know if I needed to get on medication or a special acne wash...I have been lucky to only have the occasional break out, but it has been more of a constant break out. So I did some review research on drugstore acne treatments, I was not about to spend a ton of money right off the bat. I found this little bottle of magic! Started using this 2 days ago and all of my blemishes are either GONE or drying out! I couldn't be more pleased with this product!!!! If you need spot treatment to get that pesky pimple that makes you feel like you have a unicorn horn coming out of your face...BUY IT! I paid $6.00 on sale for it and thought if it doesn't work for me then I'm not out a ridiculous amount of money. 

I almost forgot to update you on the Chick Status! We ended up having 2 chicks fully hatch, only 1 made it though. The 2nd chick was sick and ended up passing away the day after it hatched. It was a sad day! But we did have Miss Lucy! She was adorable! And the kids got to see her fully hatch it was perfect! I was a proud mama! My mom and I spoiled Lucy all weekend and she ended up being held more than in her cage. She was a little bit of a diva after a weekend of sleeping in my mom's hands. At school she never wanted to be in her box, so once the kids went home I'd just let her walk around the classroom. It was the funniest thing, she just followed me where ever I went. I'm not the biggest animal person and usually am to scared to hold most animals. I will say that I am now a chick lover! She was so cute and had so much personality! I was sad to see her go back to the farm on the last day of school!

Meet Lucy!

That's all for now, I promise to try and keep up on here! I've been running around so much that being on my computer has been in the way back of my mind! Happy Tuesday All!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekend Happenings and The Want List

Exciting News!!!!
*The tickets are purchased!! I am officially going to Spain this summer!!! So excited!! I'm not too familiar with Spain but I plan to read up on it and learn more before I leave. Anyone been and have recommendations??

* I ran my 2nd 5K this was rather interesting. I have not been on my fitness game these last couple of weeks. So considering I didn't train seriously for the race and only ran a mile on Mon. & Wed. this week, I didn't do a horrible job. I had my same time as my last race which was kind of disappointing...but I'm going to try harder next race! The only thing that got me through the race was the breakfast we were having afterwards. haha My friend Melisa and I had breakfast at one of my favorite breakfast places in Lawrence with her sister and her husband. It was a fabulous morning! *Good Run *Good Coffee & Food *A Little Shopping *Great People = Wonderful Saturday Morning!!!

*I am in the need of a few things.....(these are on my "Want List" currently) 
*A place of my, apartment or townhouse it doesn't matter. I need something that is mine and affordable! 

* A dog....because if I live on my own by myself I'm going to need a gun or a dog. I'm thinking out of the two options a dog might be a little safer. I'm not sure what kind of dog I want yet, something that is intimidating to possible intruders. Like perhaps one of these......

The thing about dogs are that I'm not all about the whole puppy stage. Yes they are oh so cute...but they mess all over the place and I don't know if I have the patience. I want to buy a dog that is all trained and ready to go. In my dreams right?!! haha

*Next on my want list (I'm flexible here)....Husband, Boyfriend or Date. I know that those should probably be written in the opposite order but this is my blog and it's MY want list right? haha I'm usually trucking a long have a great time not really worrying about the fact that Mr. Right is no where to be found. This week has been an unusual week and the Alone sign that sometimes flashes in my head has been blinking in big bold letters frequently. I'm not looking for the usual words of encouragement...."He's out there!"....."It'll come when you least expect it!".....Blah Blah Blah. Which are all very nice/true and are sometimes exactly what I need to hear. Just not at this moment, because even though they are nice it doesn't change anything or make it any easier. Nice guys where are you??

*The next 1 and a half weeks to fly by! I'm ready to lay by the pool and read!! I want summer to come in full force! (I would appreciate the current cold weather to go away and the 70-80 degree weather  return!)

I am excited to participate in the Summer Blog Swap hosted by:

Lindsey@ Lovin' My Life

I had a great time getting to know new bloggers during the Spring Swap and can't wait to get to know some more!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

This has come to be a new favorite of mine....What I'm Loving Wednesday's!! I like it because I can make it as short and sweet or as long as I want! 

I'm Loving that I have finished 2 books over the last 3 weeks. 
1. Water For Elephants (Loved it btw)
2. Something Borrowed (Just finished last night!)

They had the first two chapters of Something Blue in the back of the book so naturally I purchased the book immediately started reading Something Blue last night! I'm only a few chapters in so far, but I am excited to get into it! I also can't wait to go see the two movies that are out!!! 

I'm Loving that I bought my first piece of furniture over the weekend. I bought a kitchen table!! (I don't have a house to put it in just yet, I'm working on it!) It's beautiful and something I have always wanted. It looks like an old farm is a picture of something similar. The picture doesn't do it didn't come with chairs but I'm wanting to buy mismatched chairs and distress them to look vintage. That will be one of my summer projects! I'll post pictures of the actual table once I get it delivered!

These last couple weeks have been extremely busy and it doesn't look like it's letting up till summer vacation starts. Graduation season is upon us and I have multiple parties/ graduations this weekend, and school seems to be taking more and more of my time as of recently. I feel like I have been so disconnected and in my own little world, I'm ready for summer nights hanging out with friends and family!

I'm Loving that the end is near (school year) and I can picture those summer nights and days spent by the pool! They are fast approaching and I can't wait!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Kindergarten Round-Up is tonight...pray that things go smoothly for us!

What are you loving today?? Link up!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bullet List Tuesday

So I am currently getting ready for work and decided I needed to get a post in before Wednesday....since I haven't posted since last Wednesday. I really am trying to get better. I literally haven't opened my computer all weekend, and it has been SO nice!!! So today I'm going for a bullet list since I'm low on time!

- Last Thursday we had our primary music was the wonderful!!! Some of the parents said that it was the best one they've seen in years, props to Ms. Noll! She went with a Broadway theme and had the kids sing songs from old musicals. The Kindergartners did a Fabulous job! At the very end of the concert they went up for a Kindergarten only song.....Tiffany and I weren't aware of the actual song they were singing. (we were just instructed to get them on the risers) Anyways, they sang a song called, "Look How Far We've Come". Let me just tell you that they didn't even have the first line sung and Tiffany and I were in tears. By the end of the song we were full on balling our eyes out standing right by the stage. It was the sweetest song and it was so true....talking about how they've learned ABC's and all these things we've done together this year. It's kinda hit us in the face like WHOA this is ending soon. Emotional night to say the least, very sweet though!

- I have been glued to my Nook for the past couple weeks. I am WAY behind on all my shows and have been MIA. These books have sucked me in. More on those tomorrow!

- Went camping on Saturday night at a local lake! It was Melissa's last weekend in town for the summer so we all wanted to get together before she leaves. We all had a ton of fun!! Sleeping on the ground wasn't wonderful....but it didn't matter because we were all together. Here are a few pictures of the night! (The gentlemen in the photos DO NOT typically dress in such fashion, they were going for a unique look, haha.)

- Took my first golf lesson last night, it was super special. I've had the same swing since high school and apparently it's been wrong the whole time. Needless to say breaking my bad habits is looking to be tough! More to come on this one....

- Tomorrow is Kindergarten Round-Up I'll keep you posted on how it goes. I'm crossing my fingers that we have a good turn out. We decided to go with a Hollywood theme and I think it's going to turn out really cute!

- Running another 5K on Saturday, not sure how I'm going to end up doing. I have been slacking big time since my last race. Time to kick it into gear this week!

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!!