Monday, December 31, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 360-365

Yikes! Today is the last day of 2012!! I'm not sure how we got here already. So Here are my pics from the last of the year. Hard to believe that I have been posting pics all year. Yes, I didn't do it everyday like planned but I did take lots of pics and posted way more than I have ever did before. I also discovered lots of wonderful blogs to follow!

This past weekend we had lots of of fun. Friday night my bestie and I went to the Chippendale show. It was crazy! Then Saturday all of my bridesmaids came into town to find dresses for them. It was a success and they are ordered! It was so nice for everyone to get together and all meet each other. We had a great time hanging out together and then Sunday we had tickets to the Seahawks game with our dear friends. What a blast! Now Stout and I are enjoying a relaxing day at home while Mr. J works. Then it will be a quiet night at home ringing in the New Year!

My New toy

Stout needed to see what I got in Seattle


My Bridesmaids

Go Seahawks

Resting so he can make it to midnight

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 358 and 359

We are back from our whirlwind Christmas! Yesterday we had dinner at my parent's house. Then this morning we made the trek down to Mr. J's parents' house. We had a great time with both families and had lots of yummy food. Now it is on to watching tv and being lazy before our busy weekend!

Christmas Eve

Stout's gift from Santa 

I participated in the

Holly Bloggy ChristmasI had Liz from
Teaching in the Valley. Go checkout her blog. I was able to send Liz some of my favorite things.

v   This is the note I included:
Flair Pens- I use these for my school planner and my wedding planner. The different colors help me stay organized!
v  Stickers- Can never have enough stickers to put on my students papers or to bribe them to finish their paper J
v  Scentos- Discovered these last week and had to share my students love them!! I use them in centers.
v  Post-its- This was another discovery I made. I love that the whole back is sticky. So they don’t fall off.
v  Hand Sanitizer- Like stickers you always need hand sanitizer.
v  Dog Treats- I couldn’t leave your pup out of the exchange. My pup loves these dog cookies from Petco.
v  Festive Cup- I love having festive cups to encourage me to drink more water.

I also received a wonderful package from  Lisa over at Growing Firsties. I still need to get a pic of what she sent me but if you head over to her blog you can see what she got me :-)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 356 and 357

We finished up Christmas shopping this weekend. I now have everything wrapped except one gift. Stout and I are looking forward to a lazy morning tomorrow while Mr. J works. Then it will be off to my parents for dinner and fun. Mr. J and my Dad fixed our fence today and now Stout can run free in the backyard again!!

New favorite thing smashing candy canes :-)


Friday, December 21, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 350 to 355

What a week!! It was sure busy and crazy this week. We got out of school yesterday and my kiddos were so excited yesterday for our read-in in the morning and class party in the afternoon. We also made gingerbread ornaments during the week for their parents. I always feel like the night before the last day I'm running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done! We also had part of our fence blow over this week so Stout now has to go out on a leash. It was fun trying to get him out of the neighbor's yard at 7:00 am... not! But now I'm on break and looking forward to seeing family and friends and having time to relax. I was a little crazy today and decided to work at the cougar store on the first day of break :-)

Gifts for my teammates

What the wind did to our fence

Had to watch Rudolph

My kiddos' gifts. Thanks to my teammate

One of the cute projects they did for the class party

The boys enjoying the fire tonight

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 349

Went and ordered my dress today with my parents and my bestie! Then ran some errands. Now watching a movie and wrapping presents.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 345-348

I had another  posted planned for today but after the events of today I don't feel like typing it out. As a teacher my heart breaks for Sandy Hook Elementary. Prayers for everyone!

Here are pictures from the past few days.

Roses from my Mom

Chocolates in the mail

Christmas cards

The birthday boy enjoying his bone today.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 244

My kiddos were chatty today! I asked them what was going on and one said they are excited for Christmas. I guess that means they are ready for break. I had to let them know that we have 8 days until break. We have been working on gingerbread stories. Tomorrow we are going to make some gingerbread men. So I went home tonight thinking I would make one as an example well Stout had other plans for my example.

May he rest in pieces

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Year in Pictures: Day 330-343

Yes, I'm still alive just been working and getting ready for Christmas. We also had Mr. J's family up this weekend. So here are some pictures from the last two weeks.

My firsties made gingerbread but something got lost in the translation for two of my students :-)

A sweet letter from on of my students

We started reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle and my firsties love it

Here is the second gingerbread house it came in a few days later

Mr. J putting up lights

Got our tree

And we managed to put it up the next day but didn't decorate

Started comparing gingerbread stories

An art project we did this week

Stout tired

Cuddling on the couch

I have a chocolate countdown but this one is cool

Finally put some decorations on the tree today