Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Where's the Baby?

I cannot believe that 6 years ago on March 21, 2007 my world was thrown upside down and changed forever!  My precious, sweet, curious, perfect baby boy entered my life.  I am amazed everyday at the joy I feel watching my baby grow into a young man. 
Every year the day before his birthday we celebrate by eating Chinese food, just like Mike and I did 6 years ago.  On his birthday we always look back at his baby book and replay the day.  I have so many wonderful memories of that day and its fun to recount that time when we had no idea what we were in store for.  For the past 6 years, Lucas Corgan Woods has taught me to be patient, selfless, nurturing, proactive, bold, and above all else how to be a Mom.
I love you to the moon and back my baby boy!

Here's what 6 has brought us:
Luke loves Monster Trucks, Lego's, school, friends, anything inappropriate (he's all boy!)
He has found a new sense of trying new foods and is loving salad and beef at the time!
He has started up soccer again and we are hoping he is less timid this season.
Over Spring Break he shot his first gun and thought it was ok, but took way to long to reload.
He loves to read and can read most books he chooses
He has recently started asking questions about Jesus, prompting Mike and I to start looking for a church.  He went this past week and LOVED it!
Favorite color:  magenta
Favorite food:  anything sweet
Favorite song:  Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (yes-super inappropriate)
Favorite show:  anything on Disney XD
Favorite game:  NASCAR Unleashed
Favorite subject in school:  Math and Science

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Be Still My Heart!

There is a countdown in my house.  Well by house I don't mean Mike and Luke, just me!
Tuesday is a very special day in my life.  No, not a birthday or anniversary or pay day....
  Yep, my boy JT has a new album dropping Tuesday, March 19th!  I cannot wait to put my antsy little fingers on it. I'm old school, which means I will buy the CD.  Something about reading all the lyrics and special thanks makes me feel more apart of the JT entourage!

I encourage you to stream FOR FREE this weekend on iTunes.  The album does not disappoint.  Until Tuesday I will dream of meeting my savvy crooner on the beaches of Miami, sipping Mojitos with the Kardashians and rehashing old quarrels with the cast of The Real Housewives of Miami. 

Love you to the Suit and Tie back,

Friday, March 15, 2013

Longhorn Style!

I was a bit skeptical at the beginning of the year that the grass could be greener on the other side...

Fast forward to March, 2013 of my first year at Sendera Ranch Elementary and I am having a blast!  Not only does this school value hard working in academics but values some hard work at playing as well!  Right up my alley!

Here is a picture montage of all the shenanigans the Longhorns have been up to this year...
Ropin' the Wind in First Grade

Peace, Love, and Longhorns

College Pride, It's Cool to Dress Alike, Getting the Team back together, and Bus fun!

We run together...

We save the day together!

Super Hero Cuties!  Those dudes behind us think so!

We will save the world-one pose at a time!
It felt only right to add him because he is responsible for A LOT of giggles during our planning meetings!

School pics


Spring Break 2013

Oh snap!  You can tell its break time for this teacher because I actually don't have a schedule or a to-do list and can sit down and "play" on the computer!
I am so thankful to have a job that has scheduled breaks or mental health weeks as I like to call them!

Enter The Woods/McCord/Gorrell family annual Spring Break trip.

The past couple of years we have traveled to Broken Bow, Oklahoma to spend some time "roughing it" or "glamping it" as it should be appropriately called.  This year we hit the jackpot with our cabin!  Huge and secluded and just right for our family!

To sum up the 4 day weekend here are some common phrases: plenty of game play, celebrating, gun shooting, small fish catching, hills of hiking, story telling, tears shed (mostly by me), wet pants scenarios (again, mostly by me!), cotton candy wins, late night crosswords, junk food comas, and all around good ole' fun!

I love this time so much and I don't think it will ever get old!  To spend time being unplugged and fancy free is beyond priceless and I can't wait to go again next year!
Here are some pics from our fabulous weekend...

Happy 6th birthday sweet boy!

Grandparent LOVE

Aunt and Uncle LOVE

Crazy bird on a train

Winner of the world's LARGEST bag of cotton candy evah!

He's quite the poser

Pyro seriousness