Monday, December 28, 2009


Where has 2009 gone???

Feels like yesterday I was just getting ready for New Year's Eve 2008. I can not believe that in five months I will be a college graduate :)

Even though this year has had its ups and downs I have learned a lot about others and myself.

I am excited to see what 2010 has in store for me!

What are your New Year's Resolutions? I am working on mine...I will post about them later this week!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Week in Review...

Sorry since I came home things have been CRAZY! But I survived finals! 4 A's and 1 A-...

So I got in Monday after driving through dense fog and rain the entire 4 hours :( But I am home and get to see views like this every day!

Tuesday I woke up had to be at the eye doctor's office at 8. Got good news my vision has not changed since last year! Then the day just went down from there. I ran to the mall to run a few Christmas errands and someone hit my car and left. I mean honestly seriously people. But it was just paint damage and it could have been worse but everyone is okay and it can be fixed! After the car drama I had to go to the dentist. So here is the short version: I had braces when I was in middle school, got my wisdom teeth taken out in May, and I have recently started having TMJ symptoms and my teeth have shifted. So needless to say the dentist told me I need to see an Orthodontist immediately...this break is being very expensive in the matter of just 24 hours.

Wednesday: I started working back at the preschool where I worked at during the summer. Wow did I miss those kids but boy they wore me out. Due to the staff situation this week I was placed in with the 8 month olds-14 month olds and boy I was exhausted. And needless to say every child had a runny nose and cough...great...not.

Thursday: The preschool director and board hosted all the teachers a Christmas breakfast. It was amazing! I worked and then went to the orthodontist. He basically gave me two options: braces or invisalign. After discussing the pro's and con's and costs of both we decided to go with invisalign. So braces round two starts at the beginning next year. I go next Wednesday for impressions and all that fun stuff. After work I felt miserable so I came home and dosed up on Emergent C...that stuff works wonders!

Friday: I have survived! Still not feeling 100% but getting there. Well I have been spending the night wrapping Christmas presents and making a list of stuff still to buy. I am going shopping tomorrow with Dad...this could be interesting ha.
Tonight I received notification that I will be working at India Hook Elementary with the Inclusion teacher! Woohoo! Prayers were answered!

Hope everyone had a great week!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cheer in the Air!

Tonight my friend, Allison, and myself went over to Cullum's. We babysit for this family and just adore Jack and Sam! The cooked us dinner and we helped to decorate the Christmas tree. Honestly it was more us goofy off with Jack and Sam. They are such an amazing family! They made us fudge and gave us a gift card to Target! (The key to my heart...I love Target!) Here are some pictures from the night. Unfortunately I didn't get any of same because he went to bed before we started decorating the tree.

Playing in the lights....
The boy and his ladies....haha

Hope everyone had a great Sunday!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hello Weekend :)

Finally the weekend is here! I had to take a final exam this morning at 11:30...seriously who gives college students exams on Saturday morning? But at least it done! I feel pretty good about it and only have one more on Monday! Where has this semester gone?
Tonight a couple of my close friends who are also Special Education majors are going out! We finally have time to breath and enjoy ourselves. We are going to go to Chili's to start the night off. I love that place definitely Cajun Chicken Pasta...oh so yummy. We are then going to go downtown to a place called Mchales! There is a local band playing and meeting up with some more people from school.
Tomorrow I plan on cleaning the apartment and packing! Boy that is going to be a big task to accomplish. Since this semester has been so busy I have just been tossing stuff here and there and picking up a little when I could. But tomorrow is that day this place will be spotless.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday in Review

Wow it's already Thursday!?!? Where did this week go? Today I spend the morning working on my Emotional Behaviors and Learning Disabilities Method take home exam and then went to the grocery store. That has been pretty much my day nothing too exciting. Tonight I am making my mom's taco casserole that I love and have been craving but she ran out of time at Thanksgiving to make it. So we will see if mine comes close to hers...I am pretty sure I will still be craving hers.

So who watches GLEE on FOX? Please tell me someone besides me!
I am so upset that I have to watch for a new episode until next year. I love the music and it always makes me have a better day! I am not usually addicted to tv shows but between GLEE, Army Wives, and Desperate Housewives...sure seems like I am. What is your favorite tv show?

Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oh the Joys of Finals....

Today I had my first final of the semester. I am just happy that the class is over. It was by far my most demanding class of the semester a lot of observations outside of my student teaching which was stressful. Today I meet two girls from the class to study but it did not go as planned. The fire alarm in the education building kept going off and the library was packed. But I felt okay about the exam.
After class I met up with my best friends Emily and Allie for some dinner at Chili's. This semester has been very busy so we try to get together as much as possible. Tonight was nice and relaxing and we just got to laugh and enjoy ourselves. A nice change from a very stressful week.
Tomorrow I don't have any exams! I plan on spending the day working on study guides for my exams on Saturday and Monday and working on my take home exam and presentation. What is one piece of advice you would give a college student during final week?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Study Day...

Today was Study Day...and boy did I use my time wisely. I was in the school computer lab by 8:30 am and productive. I finished a presentation and met with a group to study for my first final tomorrow. Boy am I ready to have finals done. This semester is my last real busy semester of finals because next semester I will be student teaching.

A month and a half ago I took the Special Education Core Praxis Exam for teacher certification. I got my score back today and I PASSED! Woohoo... 3 Praxis exams left and the GRE!

I would like to ask everyone to pray for my sweet friend Rachel whose boyfriend was killed by a IED in Afghanistan. He was a Marine stationed out of Camp Lejeune, NC. Rachel lost her mom four years ago also. Please pray for comfort for her and Jonathan's family during this difficult time.

Well back to studying for Intellectual Disabilities exam...Hope everyone is having a great week!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Get To Know Me- Christmas Edition

I saw this on Christa's blog and thought I would do it too!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? - Wrapping paper I love the way it looks under the tree!

2. Real tree or artificial? - We use to always have a real tree until my freshman year of college when I grew an allergy to it--what a disappointment :(

3. When do you put up the tree? - Saturday after Thanksgiving...I would leave it up all year long if I could!

4. Do you like eggnog? -No but then again have only tried it once so things could change this season.

5. Favorite gift received as a child? - I loved getting anything to do with me a nerd ha. I loved dressing up as a teacher and arranging my room into a "classroom" and then teaching my stuffed animals or even my little brother.

6. Do you have a nativity scene? - Yes! I really want to get the Willow Tree nativity scene some day.

7. Hardest person to buy for? - My daddy...he always tells my mom and I oh I don't need anything..

8. Easiest person to buy for? - My brother- just buy anything to do with sports.

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? - Mail! I love hanging the cards on the stairway!

10. Favorite Christmas movie? - I love Christmas movies! Christmas Shoes is my all time favorite!

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? - Black Friday.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? - Yum..everything! I love cranberry sauce, ham, stuffing the whole nine yards!

13. Clear lights or colored lights on the tree? - Clear lights... love how classic they are.

14. Favorite Christmas song? - I love all Christmas songs! My all time favorites are My Grown-up Christmas List and Christmas Shoes

15. Travel or stay home at Christmas? - We stay at home and the grandparents come to visit us.

16. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitz-en, and Rudolph (Yes I sang the song...)

17. Angel on tree top or star? - Family Silver Star

18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? - We open one present on Christmas Eve right before we go to bed (PJs) and then everything else on Christmas morning.

19. The most annoying thing about this time of year? - Absolutely nothing! I love this time of year and wish that it went on longer!

20. What I love most about Christmas - I LOVE everything about this time of year...being with friends and family, decorating, Christmas at the beach, Peppermint Mochas!, and celebrating the birth of Jesus!