Tuesday, December 31, 2013

13 in 13 Linky

I'm linking up with Hadar, Traci and Kristen for
I thought 2012 was pretty amazing but 2013 was even more an amazing year!! So I thought I would share the highlights of such an amazing year.

13.  Surprise Party
In March we went to Portland for our friend's surprise party.

12.Baby Shower
 In April I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law. It was so much planning it all.

11. Eric Carle
 I got to hear Eric Carle speak and meet him!

10. Lance
In May our third nephew was born. That's right my sister-in-law has 3 boys :-) I love being an Aunt to them!

9. Wedding Showers

In June there was two wedding showers. The first was a couples shower at Mr.J's parents' house and the second was a coug and cocktail themed one at my parents' house.

8. Puppies
My parents got puppies in June. Now Stout has buddies to play with and they are way bigger than him now :)

7. Vegas

 We went to Vegas once school got out. Mr. J had a conference and I laid at the pool!

6. Newport

 We went to Newport for our 3rd annual birthday weekend for Mr. J.

5.Bachelorette Party

These amazing ladies helped me celebrate my last night as a single lady in July!

4. Job
After many interviews I know I have a job for many years :) This is the amazing primary team!

 Late July we flew to Hawaii. This is one of my favorite pics and how many times do you get to go on vacation with 36 of your closest friends and family :-)

2. Wedding
When we were in Hawaii I got to marry my best friend! This is just one of the thousands of amazing pics we have!

1. Bowl Game
We took a last minute vacation in December to cheer on our cougs in the Gildan Bowl game.

These were just the big highlights of the year. We had fun being with our friends and family, celebrating big milestones, working on our house and spending time together. 2013 has been good to us. I predict that 2014 will be a little quieter but it will still be fun :-) Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Teachers of Instagram Linky

I love instagram and love following all of the amazing teachers that are on instagram! I'm linking up with Elizabeth from Kickin' it in Kindergarten for her Teachers of Instagram Linky.

Here are my 3 favorite pics from my instragram this year. If you would like to follow me you can find me here @erikalou16

Love a sleepy stout

Meeting our nephew

This was Mr. J being prepared for Flossie in Hawaii  

 It was hard to pick just three and I hope my collages don't break the rule of 3 :-)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Week Before Break

I never got around to blogging about the last week before break! I know everyone knows that it was a crazy week with the full moon and the excitement of Christmas! I also took that Friday off before break to travel to New Mexico but it ended up being a snow day for everyone. Luckily we had already had our class party and had sent home our parent gifts. Here are pics from that week!

These were our parent gifts inspired by Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera

I love this one!

My teammate gifted my class an elf on the shelf. Her elf needed a girlfriend :) This is how our elf announced her name

This was a cute gift from a student. He used his thumb to make the reindeer

We study gingerbread stories in December so our class party was gingerbread themed. This was one of the stations, gingerbread play dough.

Our door we decorated for winter.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Mexico Recap

Last weekend we flew down to New Mexico to cheer on our Cougars in the Gildan Bowl. Let's not talk about the ending of the game but besides that we had a blast going to a bowl game! The Cougars haven't to been to a bowl game in 10 years. Meaning Mr. J and I were seniors in high school. So we jumped at the opportunity to go to this bowl game! We stayed at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. While we didn't have much time to explore New Mexico what we did see was very nice. I will let the pics do the rest of the talking! I will be back later to recap that last week of school and Christmas!
On the plane
Our layover at LAX
View from our hotel
This was the Church Cafe that we ate breakfast at in old town. Super cute and the food was good too.
We had great seats!
A pic that WSU took. Can you find us?
My mom sent me this during the game. Stout was cheering too!
Old Town at night

Albuquerque is known for their hot air balloons. We saw one as we were leaving

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Just stopping in to say Merry Christmas! Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Weekend Recap

Well Hello! We had a very busy festive weekend! Friday I raced home from school to change quickly and make it to Mr. J's Christmas party. We had a fun time especially in the photo booth.

 Saturday we spent the morning at home catching up some tv shows. Our new tree skirt came so I moved the wrapped presents and put it around the tree. We then headed into Seattle to go Ride the Duck. During Christmas they do tours of the Christmas Lights in town and we scored an amazing deal. We also went to Pike Place Market and to the WSU Connections store. We ended the night with dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery and then cuddles on the couch with Stout.

Santa Butch was in town. I told him I want a bowl game win!

Now to get ready for the week. Only 4 more days until New Mexico!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Currently

Can't believe that it is December!! I'm linking up with Farley for another currently!

Listening: Mr. J is watching something not sure what.
Loving: This weekend has been pretty lazy. Just what I needed before all of our weekends become busy.
Thinking: I have been adding items to my shopping cart waiting for the TpT sell to start tomorrow!
Wanting: To go get our Christmas tree but we are going to wait a little longer.

Needing: To finish planning for the week.
Favorite Tradition: We actually do this tradition on Thanksgiving but we watch Christmas Vacation to get ready for the holiday season.