Friday, April 19, 2013

A Wet 5 for Friday

On this very wet Friday I'm linking up once for


1. Our Ants arrived yesterday!! My firsties were very excited. I on the other hand was not as excited. Especially since my anthill is missing screws. I even had an escapee today but my wonderful teammate came to the rescue! Hopefully the tape prevents anymore escapees! 

2. We have been busy working on our plants and they are actually growing!! I forgot to snap a pic as proof :-) I have been using All About Plants from the Wonderful Stephanie over at Falling into First! I love how cute it is and that it adds to my curriculum that I have.

3. Can't review the week without a pic of Stout. I swear he thinks he is a cat and can fit on the back of the couch to lookout the window and bark at the white cat.

4. Today was our Walk-a-Thon and lets just say that it was very wet. That might actually be an understatement! You might of seen my pic earlier if you follow me on instagram @erikalou16  Luckily my rain jacket kept my upper half dry wish I could say more for my bottom half!

5. Super excited that my vinyl came yesterday that I ordered from groopdealz! I have plans for it for my bachelorette party in July! We are just about to submit a very long survey to the resort and start actually planning with them. They don't start actually planning with you until three months out!
Now to clean the house for Mr. J's parents and finish progress reports! Enjoy your Friday night!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Thought I would take a break avoid finishing progress reports and link up with Latoya again!!

This week it is the Skittles Game!!

TOPIC - Skittles Game
Here is the code:
Red- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Orange- Favorite Memory from College
Yellow- Favorite Sports Team
Green- Favorite Fast Food Place

Purple- Wild Card(Tell anything about yourself)

Red: I love ice cream but I don't know if I can pick one flavor it depends on my mood. But vanilla is always good because you can add different items to it.

Orange: I loved College!! Washington State University holds many, many memories for me and once a Coug always a Coug! If I had to pick one I would say football games!!

My Bestie and I at a game!

Yellow: I have to go with my college team! GO COUGS!!

Green: Northwest Taco Time is my favorite fast food and yes there is a difference from the other Taco Times that are not in the Northwest.

Purple: Anything about me? Hmmm I'm the shortest person in my family and my bridal party. My tallest bridesmaid is 6'3"!!

Now to work on progress reports!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Five for Friday


I'm back for another Five for Friday! Not sure where the week went but definitely ready for the weekend! Here are my randomness for the week. 

1. I started a new workout this week since there is only about 3 1/2 months until the wedding! 4 days in 86 more to go. Lets just say the stairs at school were hard yesterday!


2. I got to see ducklings this week. This is what happens when you teach out in the country :-) All kinds of animals make appearances in our school.
3. Someone is very excited about our find this week Barkbox. It is a monthly box that comes with 4-6 dog toys and treats. Stout is patiently waiting for it to come! If you haven't heard about it and have a dog that you love to spoil check it out!
 4. We started our new science kit this week organisms. First up is plants then bugs. We planted our seeds yesterday. Hopefully they will grow and I don't kill them!
5. I'm diabetic and tried out a new device that my doctor thinks would be great. I have other thoughts about it especially since it almost fell off during my workout and I kept hitting it on things.I'm just glad that since it was a demo there was no needle in it. It left a nice mark too!

Now that my workout is done for the night time to catchup on the DVR! Happy Friday :-)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Baby Shower

I had a blast planning a baby shower for Mr. J's sister and my soon to be sister-n-law! It started with a theme idea and went from there! I will let the pics explain :-)
The Mom to Be and I. Can't wait for my newest nephew to make his appearance next month!

We had the shower at Trisha's parent's house. Her mom had the idea to use the bassinet for the gifts. She also got all of the food for the pizzas!

Everyone wrote funny messages for Trisha when she is doing late night changes
Miss Katie helped me by making the flower pom-poms and helping me at the party

The ready to pop table full of items that pop

A closeup

Trisha's Mother-n-law made the cake. Super cute!
We made an ABC book for the baby.

Mr. J helped hang up the letters
The favor for the guests

The book making table

We also played MadLibs

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Break!

How did spring break go by so fast!! I need a few more days to finish getting my house in shape. For the most part I stayed home and worked like a crazy lady on baby shower stuff. Then Friday we hit the road for Mr. J's hometown to throw the baby shower for his sister! It was so much fun!! I will be back later this week to share pics from the shower. But first I wanted to share what I did today!!

I got to meet ERIC CARLE!!!!! The art museum by Mr. J's work is having an exhibit with his work that isn't related to his books. It is what Eric Carle likes to call ArtArt. We attended a talk with Eric Carle and then stood in a very long line to meet him and have books signed. Let's just say it was fantastic and Mr. Carle is a very cute little old man. He reminded me of my great uncle :-)
Eric Carle

My Mom with Eric Carle

By some of his art
Me with Eric Carle

Now to get ready for the week. Check back later for details from the baby shower!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Break So Lets Get Acquainted

Who doesn't love spring break and I got to hangout with my Mom today! Missed last weeks linky but I'm back to link up this week with Latoya

Favorite Place to Shop

I love Express I buy most of my clothes for work from here and other fun outfits!

Favorite TV Show

Hard to pick one show I probably could pick one for each day of the week. But I do love the Big Bang Theory.
Favorite Sweet Treat
 I love chocolate cake with ice cream!

Favorite Food
 I could it Mexican food every night if given the option

Favorite Restaurant 
It really depends on my mood where I love to eat but at each restaurant I usually only have one item I order every time. But if I pick one for Mexican food it is Ixtapa.