Sunday, January 13, 2013

First week back!

My kiddos started back at school on thing I know it's Friday!

Of course it didn't feel like it went by that fast during the week. Actually it felt more like the longest week ever. We spent the week going back over the rules and settling back into routine! I got another new student on Friday, so I am looking forward to getting to know her more! First impression: she is beautiful and loves to have my undivided attention!! If only I didn't have 19 others that wanted my undivided attention too, we would be golden!

This past week we were studying reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. I got the great idea to go to the Outdoor Learning Center and borrow a toad and a snake for the week for the kinder kiddos to observe.

This is Mr. Snake in the back of my car on our way back to school! The whole time I was driving all I could think of was; if I get in a car accident and the snake gets out I am going to FREAK! No he wasn't poisonous, but a snake bite is still gonna hurt like hell!

Mr. Toad was a lot less threatening! He pretty much stayed hidden in his cage.

Friday night I met Brad in Dallas to eat dinner at Mi Cocina with a bunch of friends. We were celebrating one of Brad's coworkers and friends, Nathan's birthday!

Lauren and I while we were waiting on our table!

Saturday night Brad and I went to celebrate the birthday of another friend, Shaun. He is in our couples Sunday School class, so we went to their apartment for a little bit to hang out!

The rest of today will be spent relaxing and getting ready for another busy week ahead! It was 70 degrees out on Friday and now we are back in the 30's. Needless to say my slippers are on and chili is cooking in the crockpot!! mmhmm

Stay warm wherever you are!!


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Monday, January 7, 2013

I went back to work today... was just a teacher workday with no kids...

...I am in my pj's ready for bed already.

Apparently being lazy and lounging around the house for days really doesn't help with going back to waking up early and standing on your feet all day!

Tomorrow my 20 kindergarteners come back and I say.... BRING IT ON!!!

Early bedtime tonight!!


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Thursday, January 3, 2013


I was reading a friends blog about all the things she has to look forward to this year and I thought what a great idea! You can read her blog here.

Here is what we have ahead of us in 2013:

*spring break in March! I don't have any plans yet, but a week off work is always something to look forward to!
*a cousins wedding in Austin
*an "anniversary" cruise to the Caribbean with great friends!!
*our 3 year wedding anniversary!!
*the wedding of a couple from our Sunday school class
*gaining a "sister" in July!! My brother-in-law is marrying one of my now best friends!
*another wedding in August for a family friend in Nebraska!
*a new school year with a new group of kinder kids!

I know that we have many more things to look forward to in 2013, but only God knows what those are!!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Heart of Dallas Bowl

We started off the new year with a WIN!! Our OSU Cowboys beat the Purdue Boilermakers 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl game at the Cotton Bowl Stadium!

It was freezing cold; I'm talking shivering uncontrollably the entire time cold; but still so much fun! It was a great way to end the season plus we got to eat a famous Texas State Fair corndog!! Yummy!!

Oh and I forgot to mention we also saw Dez Bryant on the sidelines cheering on his alma mater!! Go POKES!!!!!


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Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 and a New Years resolution

I'm back!! This year flew by without any posts, but I am making my New Years resolution to keep up with blogging in 2013! A lot happened this year so I will leave you with a year in review and pictures!!

Here we go...

We bought a house in February!

In March I went on a week long camping trip to Arkansas with my dad and relatives. Complete with four wheeling, backpacking, and washing my hair with rain water!

Brad and I traveled to Miami in May for his company vacation!

In May we also traveled to Lubbock for Brad's brother's graduation and proposal to his long time girlfriend Samantha!!!

At the end of May we traveled to San Antonio for our 2 year anniversary. Visited the river walk and Sea World for the first time!!

After school got out in June, we took our annual Scarborough family beach vacation to Orange Beach, AL!!

During the summer we went on a spontaneous camping trip to lake Texoma!

In July I got a sewing machine and taught myself to sew!

In September we traveled to Nebraska for the Southern Miss vs. Nebraska game!! We also visited with great friends!!

During the fall Brad and I made it to EVERY Oklahoma State home game in Stillwater!!

In November we hosted our first Thanksgiving at our new house!!

When December came around we decorated for Christmas and put lights up on the house!!

We also attended Brad's company Christmas party!!

...and I completed one half of my first year teaching Kindergarten!!

....we got our first "blizzard" on Christmas!! Which made for a very relaxing day of spending time with our families!!

...and to end the year 2012 we are watching a movie at home with the fireplace keeping us cozy!!!

Don't worry, we're starting 2013 off with a bang!! We are getting up early and heading to Dallas to cheer on our OSU Cowboys at our bowl game!!! GO POKES!!!!

See ya next year!!!


Saturday, February 18, 2012


OH MY...our apartment is a mess... a total disaster! We are moving in one week and everything is everywhere. We are officially homeowners as of yesterday but have one more week in our apartment. This week will be crazy with work, but I am excited for the move!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Big changes in the future...

Well it's safe to announce... We are moving!

We got notice from our apartment that we needed to re-sign our lease before January 2nd to get the locked in low rate. Well, we had already discussed the possibility of buying a house. So we started running through our options of re-signing versus house purchasing. We decided with the new pricier rate of staying in our apartment our best option would be to find a house and find if fast. Well fortunately that is exactly what happened! We looked at 8 houses in one day(sunday)and immediately fell in love with one! We put an offer in on Monday and after some counter offering we settled on a price Wednesday. The house was inspected Saturday and now everything is set. We close on the house February 24th so if all goes well between now and then we will be moving into our new home on February 25th.

We are very excited to be moving into our new home and we were surprisingly blessed with a quick and simple home buying process!

We are not looking forward to the packing up and moving process especially after our multiple moves last year:( but I guess it's better to know we are packing up and moving for the last time (at least for several years)!!

Once we move in I will post pics!