Monday, November 28, 2011

Busy, Busy

Life around our house is busy busy these days!  Over the Thanksgiving holiday break we got a ton of things accomplished.  We decorated the tree, most of the rest of the house is decorated and all of our outside lights are hung!  We also caught up on cleaning and laundry.  All while John cooked the Thanksgiving turkey ;)  So proud!  Pictures to come, soon, hopefully. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Round 2

So we're hosting Thanksgiving at our house for the 2nd year in a row.  We delegated much more (so it seems to me) this year.  I guess that's because last year I made all the pies and I'm only making chocolate pies this year.  I'm excited to eat on our new dining room table with the new tablecloths and napkins my mom got for us. If I would have been more on top of things I would have made a center piece, but alas, it's not going to happen this year.  Maybe next year I really LOVE hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house.  We have a fantastic time and it seems to me that everyone else is much more relaxed and less stressed coming to our house.  I hope that's true.  I'm looking forward to a great day.  The only squabble about last year is that the food wasn't ready by the time we had said it would be.  So I instructed the cook, that I didn't care what time they planned dinner for, but that the food better be ready by that time.  It's a huge pet peeve of mine when people say we'll eat at ____ but then 30 minutes later we still haven't started.  Pictures tomorrow of my beautiful new table and setup.  I'm very blessed. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Lilly

So I'm an auntie again!  This time to a new niece Lilly on my side of the family, she's the first grandchild for my mom.  She is SO precious!  I got to go to Indiana in October to meet her and she is just perfect!  She has the curliest hair and pulls the BEST faces!  Here's some of my favorite pictures of her. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Blogger

Can I just say I DID NOT appreciate having to take the last at least 2 if not 3 hours trying to get my blog to look the way I wanted it to!  This new blogger design stuff is very frustrating!  The one thing I couldn't figure out was how to get my Blog title to be centered on my header... anyone know how?  I finally got the rest of it to look the way I wanted.  Yay!  (Not the best welcome back into the blogging world!

Reset and Coming Back

Well, we've been trying out the Nurtured Heart Approach at school.  I must say, with my class it is totally working!  I love it.  I'm not perfect at it by any means, but one aspect of the Nurtured Hear is 'Reset'.  A word I say when one or some of my students aren't doing what they need to be.  This means they put their heads down until I ask them to come back.  When I say 'Come back' it means that students are to come back to their greatness. 

Well, I figured it was time for my blog to come back to its greatness (not that it was ever that great to anyone but me, but that's ok) I have so much that I've been doing.  I've done more crafty things in the last week than I have in the previous 8 months and I had a ton of fun!  So look forward to many more updates, especially if I can get my blogger app working on my phone!