Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Today we will have breakfast with my family and then spend the rest of the day with D's. I am looking forward to NOT running around and eating 2-3 big meals. After dinner with D's family we are having a huge game night....cards, board games, beer....it should be great. An added bonus is that we haven't been home in a while and I really do love his family.
Tomorrow my family + H/D is going to go see The Blind Side.
Saturday we don't have any big plans other than eating Steak Sandwiches from Richards which we must do every time we come home! We also might visit the shooting range and break in D's new toy.
Sunday we are going to the Bengals vs. Browns game. D is a Browns fan and H + family are Bengals fans. I am expecting it to be a great game with lots of teasing and cheering.
D and I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and laughter. Have a great day and COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
....then you would have assembled the Christmas tree, put up the stockings, and hung the garland.....
pictures coming soon!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
As you know I am uber excited Christmas. That excitement has put ants in my pants. And those little ants want me to put my Christmas decorations up. N.O.W. : ) I just can't wait any longer.
So last night, after a long day of school and parents teacher conferences, I returned home to find the garland strung outside my house and the Christmas tree set up and lit.
I have been pestering my poor husband since last Friday to let me up the decorations. We kept running out of time or he flat out said no. Well, last night he wanted to surprise me. Our plan is to put the ornaments, stockings, wreaths, etc. up this evening or when we return from Thanksgiving at our parents' homes. I am pumped. I loove loove loove my house at Christmas time. I know that I'm biased, but I just think it is so beautiful.
Now that the decorations are up or going up.....I have ants in my pants for another reason....
D and I decided to spend part of Christmas in New York City! I have an aunt and uncle who live on the Jersey shore and cousins who live in the city. We'll be staying with them and depending on them to show us around. We are going to be on the east coast Dec 20th-24th. While we're there we are going to see the Rockettes, eat delicious food, go to Macy's, see all the store front windows, and take a carriage ride in Central Park. Doesn't that sound dreamy?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
*My 1 day work week!! During that day we are watching Pocahontas, eating "Native American " food (dried fruit, beef jerky, pumpkin bars, tortilla chips,etc.), and going to art class! Oh man, I am excited!
*My Dyson vacuum. You can't believe how much that dirt that thing sucks up!
*You guys. I had a fun fun time on Saturday with our friends. I was looking around and thinking, "I can't believe this is my life." You make me laugh and D's birthday extra fun!
*Christmas. ok Thanksgiving too. I can't wait for all the traditions, family, and food.
*The men and women who serve our country and keep us safe.
*Cute little kids who make my heart melt and put a smile on my face....even when they puke AND poop on me...yes little J I am talking to you...and Boo...I have no doubt that you will also "christen" me at some point.
*My family. duh!
and D for always keeping me entertained.
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
6:00am-Wake up. Go Halley Go!
7:00am-Get to school. Hit the ground running. F A S T.
8:00am to 11:00am- Teach
11:10am-Show children movie The Indian in the Cupboard
11:15am- Did you know they cuss in The Indian in the Cupboard ? They do. All 21 of my second graders know too. Awesome.
11:50am- Lunch. D brought me Wendy's and then hung up art work in my classroom. Love, love, love him.
12:35- Recess is over. : (
12:35om to 2:30pm- Teach.
2:35pm- Send kiddos home!
3:00pm- Parent/Teacher Conference #1
3:20ish pm- Parent/Teacher Conference #2
3:40pm- Parent/Teacher Conference #3
......you get my drift....
7:15pm-Die on the couch.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This past Saturday we hosted K's all pink, baby bird, themed shower. It was so stinkin' cute. Here's a peek at the festivities:
The dining room:
I folded a contrasting light pink napkins on each plate. On top of the napkin, I placed a mini wreath filled with multicolored PINK (see post below : ) jelly beans to create a little bird's nest. In the center of the table I laid potting moss and then filled a small flower pot with various pink roses and a tiny bird's nest.
For a bit for decor, because I had not decorated enough...I painted unfinished wood bird's nests from Hobby Lobby. Our favors were M & M's in light pink boxes that has been stamped with a bird's nest and tied with a dark pink ribbon.
And our gift opening/game playing area:
I super excited for K and her husband P as they prepare for their baby girl.....estimated arrive Dec 27. Miss Halley can't wait!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
There are those of you who will not believe that what happened was truly an accident...but really... it was ...
This afternoon I was happily enjoying my DVRed episode of Glee, singing along, bouncing up and down on the couch, dancing may or may not have been involved, when I decided to look for Glee Cast songs on Itunes.
Imagine my euphoric surprise when I realized that Glee had just released it's Season One sound track. I AM STILL REALLY REALLY PUMPED ABOUT THIS...1 HOUR LATER! : )
Anywho, I was clicking around checking to see if all the songs from Season One were on the CD or just a few, when I clicked the "Buy Album" button.
For real people, it was an accident.
My thoughts went something like this, "Ops, I didn't mean to do that. I wish I hadn't disabled the 'Do you want to buy this song/album?' prompt. Oh well!! yay!!! It's Glee!! Weeee!! Wow, I'm really overly excited about this...."
For now, just right now, Christmas music is OUT. I am jamming to fake teenagers doing cover songs....and loving, I repeat, LOVING, it!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I retrieve the bag and open it...... and about 1/4 of the bag spills out all over the floor.
1.) Do you know the trajectory for jelly beans? Those things fly ALL OVER.
2.) I just spent $21.52 on those beans! They are not going to be wasted.
5 sec rule. I guess that 4th of bag will be staying at my house!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Secretly, in the privacy of my own car, by myself....
....I have been listening to Christmas music...
I know, I know, I should wait until after Thanksgiving, but this year I am chomping at the bit for the Christmas season. The concert this afternoon will just throw me over the edge. There is no turning back. I cannot hold out any longer. Christmas music is now here to stay. (at least, at my house)
Enjoy your Sunday,
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
It took a full 7 days, several doses of Tamiflu, insane amounts of fluids and tissues, and a few cough drops, but I've just about kicked this thing.
In honor of my new and improved health I am making a trip to Costco. : ) D has never been and I love the place. I've been cooped up for 7 days (literally I did not leave my house) and we've been eating too much take out. I don't feel quite up to cooking on a daily basis so we are relying on Costco to come to our rescue.