Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Too Hot...

to blog, play outside, clean house, get up early, stay up late...the list could go on and on.
So, this is how I spend the dog days of summer!!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's Already July? I Think I Might Cry...

Throughout June I don't have a care in the world, but something in my brain switches after July 4th.  I begin to hoard Target Dollar bin junk, stalk teaching blogs, and have nightmares dreams about a wonderful new year of teaching.  I have to say that this summer I am not looking forward to going back.  Maybe its that I have been more of a homebody decorating the house spending my day in my jammers, or the wonderful pool that calls to me and my little fish daily, or the fact that the TRE not passing will bring on a "new" kinda normal.  I DO NOT like "new"!
So, Friday Luke and headed out for the first of many teaching tools explorations!  Here's what we scored yesterday...
Nothing like some tubs, flash cards, index card holders, magnets, and alphabet Bingo
Here is a super awesome math station storage idea I found while blog stalking!
Idea courtesy of:

Calling all teachers...
What are some cool things you have scored for your class.  Please share:)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Blog Challenge #10: To Infinity and Beyond

Doesn't this guy just make you want to smile:) 
For the last edition of the blog challenge I am sharing my infinity and beyond!

My Goals for the Future...
*start some kinda workout routine-I am way off at this current time and have just gotten plain LAZY!
*explore some DIY projects for the house
*take a photography class and rock the cool camera we have
*be a hostess more often-I tend to be a MAJOR homebody and need to put myself out there more!
*stop and smell the roses-I always feel like I have to be doing something
*lay off the TV more and get a hobby (EWWWW!)
*find ways to love my hubs and little squirrel more
*begin talks about family expansion in the next 100 years or so!

Thank you for joining me on this blog challenge adventure.  It has been a blast and who knows, maybe I will just keep going!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blog Challenge #9: Kitchen's Closed

I have to admit, we are not so adventurous when it comes to eating out.  I wish we were, but it's expensive to eat out and not enjoy it!  We usually frequent places we know are a sure thing and with the ultimate picky eaters (Mike and Luke) our choices are beyond limited.  Last weekend, my parents kept Luke so Mike and I had a little date night.  We ventured out to try a new restaurant close to where we live that I have been hearing rave reviews about...
We LOVED it!  We went at 6:00 pm on a Saturday night and walked right in and were seated.  Bonus, because we were crazy hungry!  We opted for the fried mozzarella sticks (duh!) which had a rockin' great marinara sauce!  The bread basket was so-so, nothing that special.  We each ordered a separate meal.  Here is my little plate o' heaven...

Penne alla Vodka with chicken
 This is Mike's...
Baked Ziti with Chicken
We split this...
Holy Cannoli
I would highly recommend this restaurant!  The service was great, the atmosphere was quaint, and the food rocked my socks off!

Blog Challenge Day #8: Book Worms Are Cool!

Summer is the best for reading.  During the busy school year it is almost impossible for me to get into a book.  By the time my head hits the pillow I either want to sleep or watch mindless TV.  Good thing the summer TV schedule is awful and I can get in my reading quota for the year.  I also LOVE requesting books at the library, waiting for them to come in, and going to get them!  It's like Christmas in July really!  And if the book is awful I'm out only a 5 minute drive!  Here is what is currently sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read...
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Parents magazine-July (no spine due to the poor, sweaty door to door postman!  Those men and women deserve a raise during the summer months!!)
The complete book of Curtains, Drapes, and Blinds  (thank you Melissa for letting me borrow this!)

What are you reading this summer?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blog Challenge #7: Hey, Good Lookin'! Whatcha Got Cookin'?

I love to know what people are eating.  That was usually the first question my mom asked every time she saw my sister and me after school.  Well, I have followed in those same footsteps and love to find out what everyone around me is feasting on or has in their fridge and pantry.  This is hot topic #1 at lunch everyday at school. 
Here is the current state of my fridge, freezer, and pantry.  (FYI:  I love what my fridge looks like right after grocery shopping-so full and pretty and ORGANIZED!)

Fridge favorites include:  Horizon Organic Cow Milk, sliced cheese, Barefoot twist top wine, chocolate pudding, pickles, and Dijionnaise mustard
(We do have fruits and veggies-they were drying on the counter)
Freezer favorites:  Freezer pops, frozen mugs for milk, garlic Texas Toast, 100 calorie ice cream sammies
Pantry favs:  Oats oatmeal, Pop Tarts (brown sugar), Baked Cheetos, my brown box of greatness that holds all my WW recipes that is alphabetized and wonderful!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blog Challenge #6: It's All About the Benjamins, baby!

For this blog challenge I am to imagine that I wake up and there is a crisp hundi sitting on my pillow.  How would I spend this cool Benjamin you ask....

On this...
Laser Hair Removal

Now, I know that $100 dollars would probably only get me a small fraction of that baby bottom skin I so desire, but it would also keep me from looking like this...
What are your thoughts about Laser Hair removal?  I would love some first hand experience to help me on this hairLESS journey!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog Challenge Day #5: Happiness is...

I looked up the definition of happiness on Wikipedia and I think I am more convinced that happiness cannot have a true definition.  I think everyone has their own definition of happiness that is meaningful to their life.
Here is the meaning of happiness in my life...
Meeting up with an old friend, talking for 4+ hours at Chick fil A, and never missing a beat!

Our adorable children who also acted as if they had known each other for years!
Doing something really special for my parents with the most special people in my life!
Having a sister!
Sweet treats with my 2 favorite guys!

Okay this last one I CANNOT believe I am about to post, but truly happiness consists of this in the summer!
The sleeping beauty and his scary ogre momma!

Happiness Friday Peeps!