Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's that time of year again...

FOOTBALL SEASON!!!! Football season for me is a love/hate relationship! I love watching the OSU Cowboys and the Dallas Cowboys, but unfortunately being married to Brad (a sports fanatic) means I get to watch any football game that may be on. I'm not a fan of watching teams I have no connection to.

Football Season Favorites:
  • tailgating
  • traveling to games
  • being in Stillwater
  • wearing Orange
  • singing our fightsong/almamater
  • grilling out!
  • game day food
  • getting together with college friends
I'm sure there are many more things that I will remember I love, after we travel to Stillwater this weekend for our first game of the season! We couldn't be more excited to be back in college mode for a short weekend! We are looking forward to seeing great friends and a great game!! Happy Tailgating!!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Teacher's Prayer!

Well school starts tomorrow and I am ready. We finished up summer camp on Friday at work and I spent a few hours at work on Saturday morning to switch gears back into school. I am also getting 3 new kids that are transitioning into my room, so I had to prep everything for them as well!! I have several teacher friends out there and I wanted to leave all teachers with a prayer.

A Teacher’s Prayer
O Lord, Grant me your strength, so I will have COURAGE in every situation;
Grant me your love, so I will NEVER GIVE UP on anybody;
Grant me your wisdom, so I will SHOW others the path to success;
Grant me your mercy; so I will FORGIVE those who have hurt me;
Grant me your peace, so I will FIND THE BEST in everybody;
Grant me your hope, so I will NEVER GIVE UP;
Grant me your joy, so I will be THANKFUL for all my blessings;
And grant me your grace, so you will ALWAYS be at my side.  Amen.
~David Bennett

 I hope your first day of school is wonderful!! I am looking forward to seeing my kids smiling faces tomorrow morning! 


Monday, August 15, 2011

Meet Oliver!

Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged, but my evenings after work have been spent emailing every elementary school principal in several districts and letting them know I "exist" and I would be an asset to their school. So far no luck. This job hunting process has been getting harder and harder the closer we get to school starting on the 22nd. Brad has been really encouraging, but I am just so discouraged. I have emailed over 60 principals and have only heard back from 11 :( I am trying my hardest to stay positive until September, once schools will know how many students they will have for sure. Prayers are much appreciated for my job hunt.

In other news Brad and I added a new member to our family!
Meet Oliver "Ollie"!!!! He is a 2 month old Buff Tabby. We adopted him from the New Beginnings Cat Rescue that had brought several kittens to a Petsmart. Brad and I had been talking about getting a kitten all summer, but with all of our traveling we put it off until 2 weeks ago. We searched for 3 weeks before we found the perfect little guy to add to our family. Growing up I never had a pet so it took some convincing and the setting of some rules/guidelines for me to get a pet. LOL We brought him home and set him up in our guest bathroom so he could stay in there during the day/night while we were away or asleep. He is very active and a big talker! Today was his first day to not have to stay in the bathroom while we were away, and we didn't come home to any major damage! He is turning out to be a very sweet and cuddly kitten, in fact he is curled up next to me right now sleeping! Just presh!!!

Here are some pics from his first week in his new home!! 

Helping us put away leftovers!

Helping us do dishes!!

Sleeping belly up next to Brad on the couch!

Riding shotgun in my purse!
 We are looking forward to watching him grow and keep us company for many years to come!! We hope you are having a great work week and keeping cool wherever you may be!