Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Swap Reveal!

I seriously got SPOILED in this Fall Swap!!  Jessica from Pleas[e] and Carrots got me some AMAZING gifts, and I couldn't be happier. :)  I mean, she got something for Bud!  Of course, it was the first thing I opened, and it was quickly taken away for some play time...
 



Look at that tongue!! HA!




I'm telling y'all, I love my gold earrings from Mia Earrings, and am super inspired to go work out walk Bud in my new Halloween headband!  And you better believe the candle is already burning...and I will be wearing my new scarf as soon as I possibly can.  :)  

Jessica, thanks again for such an awesome swap!  I am praying your package gets to you today.  I'm sorry, again, that I'm such a loser!

Did you participate in the Fall Swap?? Link up here::

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ESC Embroidery (Latest Projects)

 My embroidery machine was struck by lightening a few weeks ago, and it's so nice to have it back!!  I ended up closing my etsy shop, because I seem to do more custom orders, and it just wasn't working for me.  BUT, I am still embroidering (you can find my page on facebook: ESC Embroidery ...and I'm still LOVING it!!

I wanted to share some of my latest projects with you...baby gifts, a set of school shirts for a college classmate of mine, and some bathroom towels!!





I'm in the process of making some fall pockets tees.  Can't wait to share them with you, too!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Teaching is...

Teaching is...

...encouraging children
...constantly redirecting behavior
...tying shoes multiple times a day
...read stories
...telling stories
...listening to stories
...asking questions
...answering questions
...meeting with parents
...sitting in meetings
...going to recess
...working long hours
...giving hugs
...comforting feelings
...guiding young minds
...my life

I feel like I could continue this list forever.  This past week was one of the LONGEST weeks ever, but it was well worth it.  I was dreading conference week (a week in which I would stay late every day, and meet with each and every one of my students' parents).  Twenty-one meetings in one week!? DONE!

All in all, I had some really great conversations with parents, and am very encouraged going in to the coming weeks.  Although the hours are LONG, and I do work at home, I know that I am in the right place, doing the right thing!

I just WISH I could share the photos with you of all of cool stuff we've been doing with pumpkins lately. But, I don't want to share any kiddos photos with y'all.  Instead, I'll share this one of me and SOME RANDOM LADY at a gas station wearing similar shirts. :) She literally called to me from across the parking lot; so we took a picture together!


Mine says : "keep calm and let a kindergarten teacher handle it"
Her's says: "I can't keep calm, i teach kindergarten"

Happy Monday! Here's to another GREAT week!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Math Conference = Romantic Getaway?

By the time you're reading this, Andrew and I are almost/are at Rock Eagle (in North Georgia) for a math conference!  Seriously, who would have ever thought that I'd be going to a math conference??

Andrew attended last year, as he's the head of the math department at his school, and really enjoyed it.  Now that I'm teaching kindergarten...and planning our math lessons for the team...I really thought it'd be beneficial for me to join him!!  It looks like there will be some really great sessions that will benefit me as a teacher, but more importantly, that will benefit my students. :)

Honestly, I'm so excited for all that I'm going to learn!  Plus, he and I will get to go away and take two days away from the stress.  Next week is going to be crazy for me, so even though we are both taking work with us, I'm looking forward for some time away from home to "relax!"

*Do you feel like you and your spouse have to plan random getaways? Or make "boring things" in to time together??

And just because...a picture of us in our teacher shirts and an elephant!




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Long Weekends Are...

For those of you who are not teachers, you may not have realized that yesterday was Columbus Day.  As in, a day off!  Most of the time, long weekends are a time for me to regroup, refocus, and regain control of my life.  This weekend was just that!

This past weekend was full of...

...shopping
...relaxation
...family time
...embroidering
...grad school work
...lesson planning
...laminating
...family time
...concerts
...yummy food
...organizing

And what would a post be without a picture or two??  Sunday we went to Dad's first performance as part of the Atlanta Master Chorale.  I'm so proud of him--the music was BEAUTIFUL!




I am so thankful for an extra day off to play a little bit of catch up.  Did I get to where I wanted to be?? Pretty close!  Now, I just have to make it through today and tomorrow, and then I'm off to a math conference with Andrew on Thursday...I'm actually really excited about it!

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