Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Halloween!

Need a super fast and totally free Halloween costume for a church Halloween affair?
Pink cardstock, two headbands, two toilet paper rolls, string, one blanket later,
and you've got...
 Pigs in a blanket!
(for those who didn't get it...)
For my fourth graders, I was the one and only Ms. Frizzle!
Ride on the Magic School Bus!
 And my trusted companion, Lizzy...
And Megan Fixmer...
This one is for you:
Found this at Wal-mart and HAD to buy it!
Some of the scariest moments I've ever experienced were reading this book with you in a dark room in the cabin at the North Shore.
Turns out... It's not that scary.
And tonight, more than ever, I wish to be a kid again and go trick-or-treating.
Or even just be 19 again.
Yes, I went trick-or-treating with some college buddies when I was 19.
I am that cool.
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I am now 25.
A quarter of a century old.
And I was majorly spoiled by husband, family, and students.
If you ever want to feel like your birthday is a big deal, just hang out with fourth graders.  They will let you know that they spent two weeks on the card they made you.
They will do you the greatest honor by inviting you to eat lunch with them.
They will offer you their chips and cookie and make sure you have plenty of ketchup packets.
They will make sure to sing to you before the day is over.
And they will probably feel sad for you when they realize that you will be spending your birthday at parent teacher conferences so they might show up to their conference with balloons.
Yes, they will make you feel like a million buck-a-roos.
It snowed last night.
I have decided that I must move to a place where Autumn is
I got to spend a lovely afternoon with this little guy
 and the wonderful grandparents of mine whom he belongs to.

And another delightful snippet...
Yesterday Ty was gone all night studying for his upcoming midterms.
So I decided to put together our new nightstands from Ikea.
I got finished with one and was quite proud of my work so I sent this text to him:
Me: One night stand done!
10 minutes later...
Husband: That last text doesn't sound so good when you first read it...  Good job though!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


This is a project that I have been meaning to put together for a while and, thanks to fall break, I have finally been able to do it!  And you're probably tired of hearing about our trip to California, but it was really that good.  So if anything, enjoy the good music by Feist and Coldplay.