Saturday, January 10, 2015

Five for Fraturday

This week has just felt so weird! We had PD on Monday, so we only had 4 days with kids, but looking back Monday feels like it was so so so so so long ago. However, the week didn't feel like it went by super slow. It was just a weird week. A lot of crying firsties missing their mommies. 
Winter break ended, but it was really nice to have the first day back be a PD day. I was able to not totally put my body in shock and just wake up kind of early and then the next day wake up REALLY early. Although all of us were completely exhausted all week. Especially my team, we are big nappers when it comes to having breaks from school. We like our naps and sleeping in. 

This week booked my Spring Break trip to see my family in Arizona. We also booked our flights for our summer vacation to Florida and then to Cancun!!! We are also preparing to go to Chicago (brrr) next weekend for the long MLK weekend. I am thankful it's not this weekend due to the extreme cold! Speaking of Chicago........

My husbands uncle sent us a delicious Christmas gift. Only our favorite deep dish true Chicago style pizza!!!! I was super excited! We are still going to go there next weekend because obviously nothing beats fresh deep dish Chicago style pizza. 

I got back into my groove of planning meals and cooking this week. Here I am making my favorite meal, Chicken Piccata.

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Someone posted this on Facebook and I could not stop laughing. Only because this happens to me ALL THE TIME. Only it is my husband who brings me my towel and not my mom. I always seem to leave my towel in weird places and realize I don't have one and of course it's winter and FREEZING COLD. 

Hope you all have a great week and remember Theres a long weekend coming up so just keep plugging away and looking forward to that!! My kids were absolutely off the wall yesterday. We had 2 indoor recess days this week so it was super hard on them to come back to school and not be able to get their wiggles out. Even with my GoNoodle Brain Breaks they were losing it! Here's to hoping for a warm up :)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Currently January...2015!!!

I'm pretty sure I have been writing 2015 by accident for a while, heck, I even caught myself accidentally writing 2010 on the board by accident a few times. 2010!! So weird, I know, because if 2010 I was still in college. Ya, ya, ya some of you are probably rolling your eyes as you read that. at our last staff meeting before break one of my coworkers was talking about the movie Love Actually. I told her I had never seen it because when it came out in theaters it was rated R and I wasn't old enough to see it. The look on her face was priceless then she proceeded to look up what year it came out and she goes, it came out in 2003!!! So then I had to tell her that in 2003 I was a freshman in high school. Everyone around me just about died. I am the second youngest teacher at my school. I just turned 26. Any ways, I am linking up for this months currently!

Listening: Oh Millionaire Matchmaker, it is one of my many guilty pleasures. Since I am on winter break I will save my husbands brain cells and watch it without him. Anyone else watch this show out there? It is weird this season. They definitely had to revamp it but they are going with "celeb" clients and other Bravo reality stars as the millionaires. I am intrigued, but it is not as entertaining. On another note, the Bachelor starts on Monday. I am pretty excited for that! I especially love to read the blog posts from A Teeny Tiny Teacher. I don't know her at all, but she cracks me up with her recaps and I pretty much look forward to reading them after I watch the that weird? I hope not. 

Loving: I have been enjoying this break so much! Although I have the most well behaved, sweet, loving class this year- it has been a very very stressful school year. I am also having to take these grad school classes that the district requires us to take within our first 3 years (as if being in my first few years of teaching wasn't stressful enough). So I welcomed this winter break with arms wide open. I have done absolutely nothing work related which is fine because my team is awesome and we did 2 weeks of planning before we left for break. So all I have done is relax and ski and relax and ski and relax, oh and did I mention relax? P.S. I am so not ready to go back on Monday. At least Monday is just a PD day.

Thinking: So our Christmas decorations are still up. I was going to start taking them down today, but I didn't. Maybe I will tonight, or tomorrow, or Sunday. I should probably do it before Monday. It's so much fun putting it all up, but when it comes to putting it all away, forget it! Not my cup of tea. 

Wanting: As much as I love being home and doing nothing, my hubby took almost a week off of work last week. It was so nice to spend all of that time with him, so now it feels weird to have him back at work. I wish he had half days while I'm on break, or at least on Fridays. 

post signatureNeeding: I need to go to Target, but then again, when do I not need to go to Target? Does one really ever have to have a reason to go to target? I am going to a baby sprinkle tomorrow for one of my co workers. I had never heard of a baby sprinkle until two weeks ago. If you don't know what a baby sprinkle is, its like a baby shower but not. See she already had a kid prior to the one she is pregnant with. So she really doesn't need any of the major stuff. So this is where you sprinkle her with love and well wishes and little stuff like diapers, wipes and other things that you might not necessarily have from the previous child. She is also not finding out what the sex of the baby is which is driving me nuts. It's ok I tell her that all the time, she's my teammate and my mentor. I joke with her about it daily. I give her props for that, I could never do that. I don't like surprises and I'm too type A and too much of a planner. Anyways this is my SECOND baby shower in 3 months and really it should be my third but I ended up not being able to go to one I was supposed to go to last month. Am I really at that point in my life where all the weddings are over and now it's baby time?????? 

Yes: I have lost 6 pounds according to my doctor (I bet it would have been 8 if I had taken my boots off!!) haha. I want to lose at least 15 more!

Maybe I will be a little more outgoing and more of a risk taker this year (in a good way not in a scary dangerous way)

I wish I had time to travel more, and I guess I would need more money to travel more...but mostly time. 

5 for Friday


Wow, I have been MIA for a while! Well, I am back now and refreshed from winter break! I sure did need it. However, like my husband said, Monday will be a rude awakening for me. I have pretty much been laying in bed until 10 am (sounds great huh?). When my alarm goes off at 5:30 on Monday morning I am going to be groaning and moaning. Luckily it's just PD on Monday, so really I don't need to set it for 5:30....YAY!!! Tuesday will be bad :( haha.
For Christmas my in-laws came out to Colorado. We got a condo up at Copper Mountain. We spent a week up there skiing and enjoying the snow (not so much the freezing cold temps).
We had A LOT of stuff
(Brother-in-law, me, mother-in-law)

We found a cute little xmas tree in the condo to set up. Our present pile was bigger than the tree. 

Day 1 of skiing was perfect. It was sunny and it felt warm even though it was in the teens!

Me & my hubby

(father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, me & hubby)
We celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve since my brother-in-law had to fly back to California on Christmas. It was freezing cold when we took the picture below. It was a quick "take off your jacket, take the picture and put your jacket back on."

We are ready to do some cooking!

The rest of our trip it snowed and snowed and snowed and was FREEEEEEEZZZZIIINNNNGG cold. I'm talking single digits and below freezing temps. Windy and snowy on the mountain. The picture below, if you look closely I'm at the base of the tree stuck in shin deep powder. Right after this picture we were skiing in white out conditions. It was miserable, I couldn't see and I was almost in tears because I was cold and kept falling and just wanted to go inside lol!

My birthday was on the 27th my husband got me an Origami Owl lanyard :) I can't wait to wear it 

We also did some outdoor ice skating on a frozen pond in the snow! So fun! 

We came back this week from our mountain trip and yesterday was New Year's Day. It was NOT supposed to snow here in Denver and guess what? IT DID!!! We were at the mall and they probably had close to 5 inches!!!!! It was insane!! I was not prepared, but my husband was...of course!

I hope everyone else has had a relaxing winter break. Happy New Year!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Five For...What Day is it?

I have been so bad about posting, but I have been so tired and so busy with school. I also was finally stricken down by the virus that had been floating around my classroom. On top of that my migraines morphed into a new type of migraine/headache that did not go away when I took my migraine medicine so now I am on new medicine for that! It's so great because I haven't had ANY headaches since!!!

We only had school on Monday and Tuesday, so with so many days off I have lost track of which day it is. I love it when that happens...until I realize that it's almost time to go back haha. Not that I don't want to go back, I miss my kiddos, but I have finally started to turn off my 6am internal alarm clock. 

A couple of weeks ago we had 6 schools days where we had inside recess. SIX!! SIX days where the kids had to be INSIDE!!! It was ROUGH! 

For Veteran's Day we did a whole unit that we were able to incorporate throughout most of our content areas. This was one of the activities I did with my class (from TPT of course). 
I was out sick for two whole days as well!! I hate being absent. It's more of a pain to make sub plans and be away from the classroom, but I was soooooo sick ugh. I felt terrible too because I had a new student come while I was absent and one of my other kiddos moved away unexpectedly while I was absent as well. I still feel like I am recovering from my virus too and its been 2 weeks since it began!
Almost everyday this is how my husband and I have been feeling after work. Anyone else feeling this way? Maybe not so much now since we are all on break...
Thanksgiving was so much fun this year. It was our first Thanksgiving without our families. We decided to do things a little different. We spent the day skiing in Winter Park. It was a beautiful day. 45 degrees, 60 inches of fresh snow, blue skies. I didn't need to wear gloves and I didn't want to wear my jacket but my husband told me I should (he's always looking out for me). I am also not a fan of Thanksgiving food. Really, I only like the mashed potatoes. My husband LOVES Thanksgiving food. He was very very sweet this year and compromised. We had tacos for dinner :) They were ot just regular tacos, they were tacos that his dad makes special. It was fun to do something different and special just us. We definitely missed our families but enjoyed the day skiing. 

Today we FINALLY decorated our apartment for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I also love decorating. We watched Elf while we decorated (a tradition), then when we were finished decoration we sat on the couch and napped while we finished "watching" Elf.

So now it's time to write my final paper for my grad class and get ready to go back to the kids on Monday. 2 more weeks until winter break. I feel like the below is true, and you might need to scrape me off the ceiling as well. I feel like the next two weeks is going to be CRAZZZZYYYYY! We have a winter music performance, assessments, etc. Thank God my mother in law is flying in to visit my classroom for a day- I have a lot for her to help me with :)

-Mrs. W

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Whaaaattt? November already?

HOW is it November ALREADY!? I'm pretty sure August was yesterday. Although, I feel that the stores and shopping world are telling me it's time for Christmas, when Halloween was just yesterday. Speaking of Halloween, we had 0 trick-or-treaters. We had 0 last year as well, I guess kids don't trick or treat at apartments.

1. We are watching college football, and by we I mean my husband. I am sitting here surfing Pinterest of course! He is a serial channel flipper. He cannot just stay on one channel and it drives me crazy, but of course I love him for it. 

2. I grew up in Arizona so we never did Daylight Savings. Then I moved to California for school and had to experience Daylight Savings for the first time. I live in Colorado now, and of course they do it here too. Can I just say I love the extra hour? Plus it makes waking up for work on Monday easier because my internal clock is not yet adjusted. 

3. Like I said before, how is is November already??? I have been on Fall Break all week and I cannot believe how fast this week went by. I am sad, because my mom was in town and she left today, but I am really looking forward to seeing my kiddos smiling faces on Monday morning. I have missed them, but shhh don't tell them that ;)

4. Last year at this time I had already been skiing at least 3 times. It was a great ski season. This year, so far there has been hardly any snow :(. The ski resorts have pushed back their opening dates and I am SO bummed. Hopefully they get snow soon!

5. I need to get off the couch and get some Advil! I got my flu shot yesterday and I always feel headachey and just blah the day after. Sometimes I even get a low fever!

6. I don't really get to read for pleasure during the school year. Scratch that, actually I don't really let myself read books for pleasure during the school year. I am the person who will start a book and I will not  sleep until I have finished it. So I make a list of all the books I want to read and I read them during the summer. Last summer I read 10 books. Gone Girl is currently on my Kindle, but I haven't read it yet- or seen the movie so no spoilers please!!

Happy Daylight Savings!

Mrs. W

Friday, October 31, 2014

Five for Friday Fall Break Edition

I cannot believe it is already Friday! Our district has been on Fall Break all week and it has flown by! My mom has been in town visiting and we have been up to some fun stuff! Get ready for some picture overload!
I have yet to explore Colorado Springs, so we decided to do an over night trip to the springs. We went to Garden of the Gods and stayed at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort

I made some excellent fish tacos on Sunday night for my mom and husband. They were soooo good, I am making them again this week :) Here is the recipe (compliments of pinterest, once again) Fish Taco Recipe

My mom and I are very competitive and decided to play Monopoly the other night. I crushed her! Then we played last night, but this time with my husband. I crushed them both last night too! It was so much fun. I miss the days of playing board games as a child. 

We decided to have a morning of getting pampered yesterday. I haven't had a pedicure in almost a year and a half! Needless to say my feet were gross. I was slightly embarrassed and felt back for the person scrubbing away at my feet. 

Last but not least The Chihuly exhibit is at the Denver Botanical Gardens. We went to Chihuly Nights (its totally sold out) I was lucky enough to snag some tickets a few weeks ago before it totally sold out for the remaining time here. It was awesome. We got there when the doors opened so we got to see the exhibit in sunlight and at night at well. If you get the chance to see it where ever you are, GO!

Mrs. W