Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I loved Thanksgiving and all the food, family, relaxing, and shopping!! I hope you did too. Today it was super cold out and Alex saw snow. :) Just a few more weeks of this..

Until Christmas!!! Yay!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday/ Friday

Did you think I forgot? I didn't I just ran out of hours in the day yesterday. So, after a fun filled week I am so thankful for the weekend this week!!! Also, thankful that I will see this friend next week and be able to spend time with lots of family!
I. Love. Thanksgiving.

This is why I will wait to put my Christmas decorations until Friday because I like seeing my Fall decorations a little longer. :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday 2

What a wonderful Thursday! Really, it was one of the best days of school with my 4th grade class. Amazing what having three out until 10:00 am will do and two out for the day. (Not because they are bad or anything but because 21 and 22 students are just easier to manage than 24) Then I had toutoring and I really love the small group setting.

Now on to "Thankful Thursday" Stuff!! I'm thankful for...

1. Sweet sweet family - I could go on and on here, but really I just love them all.
2. Student, sir hates to read, reading this week! Thank you book fair and a new book! What a difference a good book will do.
3. Sunday nap.
4. Songs - music can really lift my spirit when I need it most
5. Saving money - how nice to not have to run heat or air much around here with nice weather
6. Shoes- silly I know, but I am thankful for some comfortable ones on work days and the cute ones for fun!

Have a great Friday everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Practical or Playful

At my house we have been talking about and shopping for Christmas gifts. Yay! I love it because it feels almost like cheating on the "no Christmas before Thanksgiving" rule a little bit. My husband is the lead gift giver because he is really good at it and knows how to find things online. Sometimes I give him an idea and then he finds it for half the price I can find it and much faster too. Yes, I know he is amazing. :)
So, this whole shopping for gifts thing brings out the question of what to get all these people!? In thinking and brainstorming about a few people I realized a huge difference and Alex and my thinking on the matter. One of us tends to think of more practical gifts and the other thinks that the gifts should be fun or playful. Points if you know who is the practical and playful one. :) I really don't think there is a right or wrong answer on this one because I can see how they can both be good for different people or occasions. (Unless it's for a kid and then, in the words of my nephew... "Clothes are not Christmas gifts!")
What do you think? What kinds of gifts do you like to receive or give?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's November!! I love love Thanksgiving and know we should be thankful all year, but why not really set some time aside this month to think about all the reasons I have to be thankful. You can join me this month and share some things of your own.

Here is this Thursday's Thankful Three

* Warm Coffee
* Warm blankets
* Winter covering for my car this year in the ice

What are you thankful for? Are you as ready to eat turkey and pie as I am?

Monday, November 1, 2010


This commercial makes me smile and then I have this song in my head all night. I think Alex is tired of hearing me start to sing this song and then bust out laughing. I can't help myself. I had no idea what she was saying at first so now I at least know it has something about skates in there. :)

p.s. I'm excited that the Memphis Zoo will have ice skating this year!!!
I'll need a new pair of skates too.