Saturday, December 31, 2011

New years eve

Where does the time go?

New years eve!


Happy new years eve!


I can hardly believe that I have only posted 90 times since 2011 began. 2011 was very busy for me finishing up my first full time year of teaching and then Carole getting married I guess it was just too much going on to blog. :)

I love my blog.

It's great to have a blog to post things on.

I always feel bad at how little I post.

I really am going to try harder this upcoming year to post more.

To show all of you that I am still a blogger.


Friday, December 30, 2011 a time for joy

I just love this season...

Christmas break

By October I usually start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Being a teacher you need to have a break. If you don't you will catch yourself drinking out of juice boxes and having to run to the bathroom. Another words if there were no break teachers would start acting like students.

So Thanksgiving break was wonderful plans were changed and so instead of spending half the week at my Mimis I had the whole week with my Jeremy.

But then Christmas break rolled around and I spent half the week with my Jeremy and family and the rest I stayed with my Mimi. I went down to the city with a few of my friends and then stayed with Mimi. We have been having a wonderful time.

Now the rest of the family are coming down today and we are going to have Christmas all over again. That is always fun.

Well, I just wanted to stop by and say hi!

Do you have Christmas break? Do tell...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The many faces of Jeremy

Merry Christmas

(A few days late)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thank you Lord

Thank you Lord for your blessings on me.

There is a roof up above me I have good place to sleep there is food on my table and shoes on my feet you gave me your love Lord and a fine family thank you Lord for your blessings on me.

How are your mornings? Are you complaining when you should be rejoicing?

How about your evenings are you fretting when you should be praying?

I know I have been guilty so many times over.

I just take the blessings for granted and not praise when I should be praising but instead have an ungrateful heart.

I try to teach my students to be thankful for everything not take anything for granted and always gives praise to the Lord.

What about the teacher? I sound real good sitting on the stool with my Bible in front of me but am I practicing what I am teaching.

Sadly not always.

I was listening to this song tonight and the words flowed through my heart and my family appeared in my mind, my bed my two rooms my home, my school, my students,my church, my Jeremy, my things, and I have so many things that I take for granted. So many.

I know I'm not wealthy.
These clothes are not new.
I don't have much money but Lord I have you.

We have so much, the Lord gives us so much.

And thats all that matter although the world may not see
Thank you Lord for your blessings on me.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Reason for The Season

This is my bulletin bored at school.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


The sound of the scissors cutting the wrapping paper.

The sight of the lights twinkling on tree.

The delight in Jeremy's eyes as he fingers an ornament.

Makes my heart feel heavy with Joy.

Listening to my students practice their program hearing the truth of the night Jesus was born echoing through the room.

Fills my heart with content.

I just love this season.

Where hot chocolate is a must and the more junk goodies in the mug the better.

I have always enjoyed this time of year.

How about you?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

19 days before Christmas

I love this holiday, I love this day, I love the meaning. That Jesus came as a babe. He came to save me and He came to save you.

Let's not forget the true meaning.

Away in a manger,No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus, Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky,Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus,Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing,The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus, No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, Look down from the sky
And stay by my side, 'Til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, And love me I pray
Bless all the dear children, In Thy tender care
And take us to heaven, To live with Thee there

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tis The get greedy....


So I decided to be one of those wacky people and leave the house at nine to be at the stores by ten last night. I really had in my mind that the streets would be clear that no one in their right mind  (Besides me)
would be going out so late to go bargain I mean shopping. Well, guess who was wrong? Yup.!!!

I think it was the light the same size of Goliath shinning the night sky like the star in Bethlehem that was my first indication that I might have been a tad bit naive.

We started at the mall the mall. *smile* the mall that I thought no except me and my family new was open. HAHA! The parking lot was PACKED! I'm telling ya it was ridiculous. Every body and there second cousin twice removed was there. Pushing their rear ends in tiny places and knocking half the people and the clothes rack down with them.

There were firefighter on every corner singing way off key holding a boot hoping you would place a quarter or two in it for the children's foundation of course many people couldn't even see the boot because too many people were busy climbing on each others backs and fighting to get in the store Coach.

The certain mall we decided to grace ourselves in had a deal if you were the first 200 people in line you would get a ten dollar gift card. Well Carole and Mark was in line first because I thought they were nuts and we were too late well I was wrong Carole got one of the last gift cards. Aaron and I tried again at 2 in the morning. If you were one of one hundred you could get 20 dollars gift card. Well, I guess they started early because we hit 2 o clock and that was only four remaining and about 50 people in front of us. No gift cards for us.

Walmart was a zoo. There was not a carriage in sight. The DVDs were picked ten time over. I ended up finding The letters to Juliet and Gone with The Wind. Two good movies. I went over to my favorite isle the toy isle and man alive if the prices I saw were great black Friday deals then I am six feet tall. Another words the deals stunk. But it just wouldn't be black Friday if I didn't get my baby brother something. So, I got him the little people jeep and a mickey mouse and a plane.

Jeremy loves little people you know from Fisher Price? He has so many of them but enjoys them immensely. This past week while I have been home we have been going over who is who in the little people land. I have named them all (Naming them each after a family member) and the most funny part? He remembers each of them! I am not even kidding so when he decides to throw one in a cup of water on the table (favorite past time) He will cry "Mark....please..." Of course that means he threw his little person we deemed "Mark" in the water. The boy is brilliant!

I wanted to get him the zoo as well but at the time thought I was going to Kohls after so I needed to be wise with my money. However, Carole called me and both her and Mark was at Kohls and they said the line was wrapped around the store about three times and she was guessing about three hours before being rung up. Ya...I was good I decided the hours long wait at Walmart was bad enough to get my few treasures. It just wasn't worth it.  Even though, I really wanted to get some tights at Kohls. I don't like white tights I would feel like one of my students if I wore white to school but I love the other colors and the other styles and they had them for 6 dollars which was half the price. But I really didn't feel like waiting in line for my tights!

While we waited in line at Walmart I went to Dunkin Donuts to get myself some Ginger Bread coffee it was a good idea at the time but by three o clock when I got home I regretted it I was so tired and so wired with the coffee that I couldn't get any sleep.

Needless to say the bags under my eyes this afternoon are not extra shopping bags from last night.

I love the lights, the music the knowledge that Christmas is coming soon but I hate the greed. Not everyone but so many last night cared more about getting to the next store then about the elderly lady with the walker, or the mom carrying her newborn they cared more about getting their foot in the most popular area then about the two year old holding on to his daddy's hand. The people seemed more in love with saving a buck then about anyone around them and that my friend is greed.

We had a lot of fun but seeing the world around us is discouraging. So no I didn't get much last night and yes I am sitting in my little living room wondering if I should have even bought was bought. Trying to decide if I should return something. But I don't think I am going too. :)

I might get online and see what bargains I can find on there. I won't be frightened that someone is going to step on my toe! ;)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks.

It's so much fun this time of year. It always comes so fast and always leaves just as fast. I love the giving and receiving. ;)

The sweet card in my mail box at school.

The unexpected phone call from a friend that is in a different country.

The small surprises that seem to appear around this season.

Last week in school I taught my kids the story of the first Thanksgiving. We went over everything and at one point we started a list a list on board that named what we were thankful for and with no helping at all my kids made up a list longer than the room I had on the board.

I was so humbled at all they were thankful for.

So tonight as I sit in my warm bedroom on my cozy bed I am going to create a list of my own.

My Salvation

My Lord

My Family

My church

The school I work at

The Food on the table

Please if you read this post comment on one thing you are thankful for...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

If I labled... posts I would put this one under princess complaining again.


I like to think of all God's "daughters" princesses yes we are not perfect by any means but if we asked Jesus into our heart and meant and believed it then that would mean we are the Lord's daughters and there for we are a princess being our Father is the King of Kings.

I sometimes act as a spoiled princess as I fold my arms and sit at the edge of my bed pouting. Just brewing about that dreaded word. "Single"

You know being single is not a curse it truly is a blessing. But I don't always see it that way.

I would be a liar if I said I never day dreamed about my prince, if I never cried out to the Lord asking Him where mine is.

When I want to act like a child I can be pretty good at it. "Well.....she has a prince.....where is mine? Haven't I waited long enough?"

Of course my heart is always humbled when I hear that still small voice say. "....know that I am God." Why should I worry or fret? God the true one and only God is at my side? He knows how many hairs are on my head and He knows when that prince will show. Or even if I will have a prince at all.

My legs get tired as I hop on that one slipper waiting for God to supply the other to that Charming prince but while I hop away I do see the blessings and the many reasons being single right now is fine.

However, on those days where I sit and I pout the blessings and reasons and facts just don't seem enough to my weary heart and those are the times where I want my prince the most. Where I think if I see one more engagement on facebook I am going to scream. Even though I am uber excited for the new couple, even though I am probably the first right after the wedding writing on the wall begging for pictures but it also is disheartening at times.

Why am I writing this? Well, I like being honest I like being down to earth. So, there it is. My

I have written many single posts in my blogging time and I always say the same the thing that I also gets old hearing at times but it's the truth. A very big truth that all of us single people need to hear when your heart starts whining.

"In God's timing."


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16th

A day that always sticks out. The day my Papa went to be home with the Lord. Oh, I miss home he was my Papa my sweet grandfather.

Just sayin Hi

No big post today I have a fun post swarming through my mind but I am just too tired to even think about posting. I think I will have a little more time next week while I am on my Thanksgiving break but as of right now I still have last minute craft ideas and Thanksgiving stuff to get accomplished.

So....I thought every one needed a new Jeremy picture....

here ya go.

He was dressed up as a cowboy for our harvest party a few weeks ago.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Question of the day.

Are you going black Friday shopping this year!!??!! :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

So like I mentioned before we had an early snow fall this year. My Sweetie baby brother Jeremy enjoyed it fully!


I was browsing my blog and came across this.... it sums up my heart in one post.

There are just some posts I love more than others. This is one of them.


Uggg.... Mondays are not my favorite day something about leaving the comfort of a weekend at home does it to me every time. I love my class and can't wait to see them but just getting back to the routine is a hard thing to do.

Well, this  Monday did not disappoint me. It was a doozy.

I wasn't feeling good all night (sickness is going around the house) so needless to say not feeling good didn't help my beauty rest. I was tired when I crawled out of bed. Not a good start to the day.

I had a bagel and some juice and then rushed out the door.

Came into school to find out we had a routine drill today. Not my favorite thing!

My students came into my room and they were extra hyper. We calmed down had a Bible lesson started phonics...

What a morning.

Even though I knew about the drill I was taken completely off guard when it happened. And not prepared at all.

Now, my Monday is over and I am ready for bed.

How was your Monday?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Is it October?

It doesn't feel much like Fall this morning as my windows are frosted over with snow. It's beautiful outside as each tree is graced with a fresh coat of powered snow. Jeremy's snow man is standing proud with his toy carrot sitting proudly in the middle of his snow face.

We had a fun weekend our school/church had a festival Friday night a hillbilly festival. My plaid shirt and french braid did well to fit into the atmosphere. We had soup,chili,stew cook off all the families came bringing their bowls, and crock pots filled with yummy recipes.

I made my mushroom soup. I tried the recipe a month ago at a church dinner and I decided to make it again for the festival.

I didn't think I would win there was so many yummy soups.

and then I heard my name...

I won. my soup won.

It was neat night!

Did you wake up with snow on your windows?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My day

I didn't go to school today instead I went to my child hood friends going away celebration.

It was sad.

22 years old.

Sickness. Horrible sickness caught up to his body and the fight was over.

The most wonderful news ever?

He was saved and we know where he is.

However, even with that wonderful news watching his parents say goodbye to their only child...

heart breaking.

It's so sad.

Once again I'm writing everything down,

Friday, October 21, 2011


Blogging is all about what you are feeling. My dear friend wrote this post a few days ago and stayed in my head for days. I wanted to write a post about it but couldn't figure out how.

Until today that is.

This afternoon during break I sat down at my computer and chatted with my big brother on instant message about my Aaron's birthday party tomorrow. I was laughing and enjoying my break and then I remember a young man who was fighting for his life. I hopped on to his mom's facebook and my heart fell to my feet.

"He is now with Jesus!"

My word. That hit me like a ton of bricks. I haven't known this young man since he was 8 or so we both moved and just didn't keep in touch except for the Internet. But just remembering him coming over our house being in our school and church going over his house, It's sad so sad.

And then I go back to this post...writing this down isn't pleasant it makes my heart hurt for his parents who couldn't wait to have him, who prayed for him who cherished their only baby. Having a young man in his early twenty's shouldn't consist of saying goodbye to him. In this family they have.

But in my writing I couldn't leave out the hope and promise that God gives us. If we are his child we have a mansion waiting for us. This boy did not die in fear. He knew he was going to be with his Jesus. What great news that is.

Life his hard but the Lord is great.

Write every day down.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I have had my first graders since k4 or most of them anyway. So I have watch them from the first day they came into my room with their adorable dresses and shirt and ties watching my every move not too sure if they want to leave their mommies for the day and hang out with this Miss.P lady.

I watched their shy smile as I introduced our class pet, my heart melted when the ice became water and the hugs started coming and the "I love you" started to flow to my glad ears. I watched them read their first word, solve their first addition problem, coach them through their first book.

My heart was sad when they missed school or the first time they disobeyed in my care.

I rejoiced with them when they held the baby food jar in my face with a lonely tooth hitting each side of the jar as the heroic story was told again on how the tooth was released from the gums of the five year old, my stomach tied itself in a not as I gazed at the still blood stain tooth.

I feel like I myself had just run a race as the last spelling word is written and checked and I can proudly say the child has received a 100.

First grade is harder than it looks and my first graders are some hard workers. They truly are.

The last few weeks they have all been receiving a 100 on their spelling pre-test so a couple of weeks ago we had a pre-test pop corn party!

One of my students said "Does that mean we can throw popcorn around the room?"

I love my class!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Not going to give up

It's funny at one point in my blogging life I would be so discouraged if no one commented on my posts. Now a day I am just excited when I have time to post let alone seeing if any one is reading.

The thing is I know people are reading because many of you have told me on different occasions it's just a matter of not having time to comment.

Believe me.

I understand. 

I really, truly do.

I also don't have time to comment on  your sweet posts on your adorable blogs. However, I thought even if you don't have time to comment you could still enjoying reading my rambles.

Could I have a favor though could you comment on this one?

Just to let me know your still peaking into my heart? ;)

I found some time to blog today so I am fully take advantage of it!:)

Never a Dull Moment

If you know my family you can honestly say that we never have a dull moment in our lives there is always something to laugh about when you are around us.

Well, it was just such a time this past Sunday night heading home from my grandmothers (my Mimi). Having a large family we know all the rest areas quite well, some of the workers ever know who we are when we enter their fine establishment.

I was just about asleep when my dad pulled into the parking lot of the rest stop. I was kind of groggy and didn't feel like going in but glancing over to my half empty Dunkin Donuts Large Ice tea cup I knew it would be a wise decision to put on my sneakers and go in.

Jeremy was sound asleep but mom also decided to go in with him and Aaron and Dad followed. Aaron was the first one to go in and mom and Jeremy was close in second I on the other hand sat in the car longer trying to put my sneakers on my dad stayed with me. I finally jump out of the car and looked at my mom who was backing up with Jeremy in her hands I hear my dad say. "Oh,no!" I looked at him very confused. "What's wrong?"

"It's a skunk!"

I had to laugh and gasp at the same time as my mom stood there holding a sleeping Jeremy. I am sure she was praying that Jeremy would stay asleep because if he was awake they would have surely been sprayed as Jeremy would have seen the skunk and said "THAT!" Or "CAT!" In a high pitch ear drum killing screech.

The skunk looked at my mom and then waddled over to the front door.

Let's pause for a moment.

Who do you think came out of the rest area just as the skunk made it to the door?

Yup, my brother Aaron. Of course!

Aaron came out of the rest stop not seeing my mom waving her one free hand or hearing my dad's loud whispers or my quiet screeching.

All of the sudden he looked as if some one said "Put your hands in the air!" His hands went flying back and his back landed against the glass door way back at the car it looked like he was holding his breath. It was quite intense watching my brother and the skunk have a staring contest.

Finally the skunk ran away and Aaron got away with out being sprayed.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just A Sister Thing.

You know we are kinda close. :)

I was so afraid after the wedding I would hardly see her.

Thankfully, Carole was right like she always is I see her all the time.

Especially since they are only two minutes away.

We still have sleep overs at my house.

Texting galore and chit chatting on the phone.

I was searching through my photos on my laptop and found some keepers from the wedding. Here are a few.

 I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!