Friday, September 24, 2010

I lied.

Okay I lied. I was going to move completely to my shutterfly website but instead I am going to still blog on here and add pictures to my shutterfly website. According to my family, shutterfly website isnt as user friendly so I will continue to blog on here and if I add pictures to shutterfly, I'll tell you. : )

This week I started my new job. My office is a closet. But I made it a pretty closet. I spent the week getting to know the teachers and making my schedule with my kids. I'll be seeing 22 kids in Math and 21 in Reading. I only worked Tuesday & Wednesday. (seeing that we left for Tenn. on Wednesday night)

Wednesday night Mom came to get me from College Station & we headed to Plano to spend the night with Jessica & Roy. We got to Jessica's around 9:30 and then re-packed and went to bed. We left for the airport at 6 and arrived in Tennesse around 2. It is beautiful. We are having so much fun. Last night we all had dinner and hung out. I never get to see this part of the family and so it has been refreshing to be with all these wonderful people. My cousin's wedding is Saturday. Today we have had a lazy I guess I should get moving and get dressed. Its not every day you are in the Smokey Mountains!!! : )

Check shutterfly in a little while for some photos & I'll share the story behind.. "Smokin' Hot-Stop Laughing" : )

I know you are all on the edge of your seat...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Making the Move

As you all know I have had difficulty with uploading photos and being that I love taking pictures this has def. put a wall up when it comes to posting so I have found another website that is just like a blog but has unlimited storage for photos, etc. so here is my new website- update your bookmarks!!

Friday, September 10, 2010



Colleen just texted me that she is getting induced tomorrow morning at 5am!! Checking into the hospital tonight!! OH I am so excited I will be in town! : ) Pray for a healthy mom and baby and the labor to go smoothly!!

AHHHHHHHHHH Ava will be here before we know it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Busy Bee

So even though I am no longer working as a full time teacher I will be busy. I went to the sub orientation yesterday and every weekend I am booked. Here is the layout...

September 11- Photograph wedding
September 12- Maternity Photos
September 18- Elissa's Bridal Shower
September 23-26- Smokey Mountains for my cousins wedding
October 2- Elissa's Bachelorette Weekend
October 9- My big sis (sorority) is getting married
October 10- Pamela is getting married
October 22-23 Elissa & Sam's Wedding Weekend

BUSY BUSY BEE!! But I'm glad. : )

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Today has been a rough day. I miss my kids. I just hate it. I am so at peace about resigning from my job but I miss teaching.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm Still Good

Okay now don't make fun but this song is how I feel right now...yes it is hannah montana but when you teach 2nd grade you learn these songs real quick and the words are sooo me right now.

It's That Time of Year Again

This weekend was so fun, keeping busy was exactly what I needed. Friday, after my room was emptied, my keys turned in, and my papers signed I headed home where I passed out in the chair as soon I walked in.(like seriously, I always sit down, say hi to pip, get up, get a snack, change clothes, etc- not today- sat down and didn't get back up) Apparently, I was DRAINED. It wasn't long though before Justin and Daniel got home and we headed to the Dixie Chicken to eat dinner. YUMMY! They have some of the best burgers. After eating dinner we headed back home where we sat around. The boys played their video game while I waited for Megan to get there (Daniels wife).

Saturday morning we got up and headed to IHOP. Again with the YUMMY! After breakfast we went to the tent sale. All my football shirts say DG on them and I wanted a maroon short sleeve shirt that just was A&M- no sorority on it. (not that I don't love my sorority- just wanted some good ol' football gear). We ended up finding both of us a new t-shirt. By this time, Kason & Carla had arrived so we went back home and picked them up before heading to campus to tailgate for the day. When the game had begun (we don't go to the games anymore, just tailate) we headed back to the house. I made some taco soup for everyone to munch on and we all hung out for the night.

Kason & CarlaSunday morning Justin and I headed to church. It was a wonderful sermon. I love our pastor & our church. After church we went to eat at Fuzzy Taco Shop..again YUMMY~ The rest of the day has been spent catching up on blogs, watching tv, taking a nap, working on my blog book, etc. Justin is dove hunting right now so its just Pip & me!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crashing Waves

This past week has been full of ups and downs. I LOVE and ADORE my 2nd grade class. The end of last week I got some news that was scary but then when nothing was said about it on Monday I thought I was safe...not so much.

Tuesday afternoon my principal came to tell me that they would be getting rid of the 4th section of 2nd grade and I would be moved to a different school within the district. At first, I thought of the possibilities. Then she told me it would be 4th grade. I went and looked at the school yesterday. It is brand new and beautiful but there was this gut wrenching feeling I couldn't get rid of as much as I tried to convince myself that I needed to make everyone else happy and do it.

I have cried since Tuesday and today when I turned in my letter of resignation a peace came over me that is indescribable. God has amazing plans for Justin and I and I am looking forward to what the future holds for us.

This morning on my way to school I was listening to KSBJ (the christian radio station here) and Casting Crowns- Voice of Truth came on and it spoke to me. It says,

"Oh What I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
to get out of the boat I'm in
onto the crashing waves,
to step out of my comfort zone
into the relm of the unknown
where Jesus is,
and he is holding out his hands"

That was me. I was in the boat of comfort. I could do this move- go start teaching fourth grade or I could have faith that this feeling I had was from the Lord and he wanted me to face the unknown and know that he would be there with me...holding my hand.

So as I begin this job hunt again, pray for peace to remain and the Lord to show me what he would have me do.
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