Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve!!! We are driving back to GA right now, as we do every year after a long day of Christmases with both sides of our family. I also have to add Ty's sweet family in now! We went to 3 different houses today to spend time with loved ones. We are so blessed to have such great families!! It was a full day of running around but I would change a second of it! Love making memories and carrying on traditions!

This was the first Christmas without both my grandmothers. My nana passed away in May and my Meme is in a nursing home battling Dementia. It was very weird without them & made my heart sad. I wanted to go visit meme in the nursing home & go with my dad to Nana's grave but the hustle & bustle of the day prevented me from going. I am so very blessed I got 23 Christmases with both of them & will hold tight to my sweet memories of those special times with them.

I hope your family has a VERY Merry Christmas!! Remember what this season is about...Jesus!!!

Here is a picture of Ty and I this morning! Merry Christmas Friends!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

And another!

Here's another one!!! I guess I should be putting these on my other blog huh!?!? Oh well! Love this one too!!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Got this idea off of who should I give it to!?!?

I think it turned out super cute. It's to put on your front door (or back)!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Crazy clouds in Birmingham!

Look at these clouds that were over Birmingham the other day!!! I didn't see them but found these pictures on twitter that different people posted! Aren't they cool?!? God is such an awesome artist!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Still here

Sorry I've been so MIA - I can't seem to get my life together!!! I can't ever get ahead!!!! I hope I'm not the only person who feels that way. As much as I want a husband & family right now, I sometimes wonder how I'd deal with that when I can't even keep up with myself!!! Ha! I guess you just adapt right?

Anyways, I have had a pretty tough week. I've had some not so fun things happen and I've been sick so I'm ready for the weekend! Last night I went with my bible study girls to deliver food to an apartment complex in my school's community. One of my sweet sweet little boys lived there & went crazy when he saw me at the door. This is the same little boy who cried and cried when I went to Texas & was out one day...remember him? He is so precious, I could just eat him up! Anyways, he gave me the biggest hug & it made my whole week. I didn't want to go out to deliver because I didn't feel good but I am so glad I did!!!! I had fun with my group & I am hoping we blessed some families!

Today was polar express day at school & we got to wear our pjs! I got the kids popcorn & juices and we watched the movie this afternoon! They loved it & I did too :) :) oh the joys of my amazing job!!!!

Happy almost Friday my friends! I'll leave you with a few pics of my favorite nephews & niece! We painted ornaments on Saturday!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

my babies

first of all, i had to share these 2 things...

The other day my kids were guessing my age and this is what I heard....

Seriously? Hilarious.

Then, finally I start hearing 29! So I said, lower! And they got all the way down to 24 :)


I had my SECOND little girl cut her own hair the other day, what is with my classroom & cutting hair? I swear I watch my kids!!! lol anyways, when I asked this last little girl why she cut her hair, she said, "Well, my hair was too long."

Well sister, way to take matters into your own hands!!! ;)

And just like last time, we found hair on the floor & in desks for DAYS!!!


They had their Christmas program the other day & I have never been so proud!!!! They did SOOO good and it was just about the cutest thing I have ever seen (ok, I might be a LITTLE biased...). Tears almost came down when they were done. I felt like a proud momma. :)

I am so thankful to be their teacher. They make me a better person. They keep me laughing. They remind me EVERY day why I love my job. They make me want to drive 45 minutes to work. They push me to be a better person & teacher. I just adore them. Yes, they drive me crazy and I think I'm losing my mind because I hang out with 5 yr olds all day but I would not have it ANY OTHER WAY!!! I am SO in love with them!!! It makes me wonder how deep my love for my own children will be someday because I love these babies so much!!!

Almost everyday on my trek back home, I just think & think about where I was a year ago. If you know me or have read my blog for awhile, you know that last year was VERY hard. I almost gave up on teaching. I am SO unbelievably thankful to God that I did not & for opening up this door for me because I cannot imagine my life without these kids!!!

So, THANK YOU to anyone who prayed for me over my journey. It was not easy but I know for a fact this is exactly where I am supposed to be and I know the hard days made me the person & teacher I am today.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

still here!

Disclaimer - RANDOM POST!

Check out my other blog (on the right side of the page) for a sneak peak from my craft show! We had so much fun but it was ALOT of work! Melissa and I stayed up til 4:30am Friday night/Saturday Morning finishing stuff!!! I have some stuff left so I will be posting some pictures soon if you are interested!!!

My friend Lauren and I threw a wedding shower to our lifelong friend, Wrenn!!! It was so great to see old friends and catch up!!!! I have tons of pictures so I will do a whole post on that later :)

I can't believe I have not mentioned this yet but my best friend & roommate of 4 years in college, Lauren Humphrey, is ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for her and her new fiance, Casey!! I am so happy she found the love of her life and I cannot WAIT to start planning the wedding of her dreams!!!!!!! I love you LAUREN!!!!

Alabama is going to the National Championship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RTR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!