Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Life is ridiculously good right now. Random thoughts/purchases...get ready.

Longchamp Le Pliage. Yep. I finally did it. And I'm thrilled. I couldn't turn down the Green Pistachio.

Going home to the beach this weekend and bringing the Boy (so thrilled to see my family!). Sadly, we won't be dressed in such attire from last weekend. See below :)

Attended a cocktail at his fraternity house. Those ridiculous boys had putt putt holes set up all throughout the Lodge and of course we had to dress accordingly. I loved his green blazer and my argyle socks. Later in the evening I sported his Masters visor. I may have looked like I could golf. Not truth. But it was all so much fun!

Fell in love with a pea coat while being silly with kWb on Saturday. Cream wool blend with sweet buttons and it's just precious. Sadly, cannot find a picture on the internet in the cream color. Trust me, it's gorgeous. AND because I loved it so much, I called a Banana Republic in VA and the toasty coat arrived on my doorstep today.

Bible study tomorrow night and we are starting to study the book of James. yay! Love that precious book. Favorite verse: James 1:2-4.

My students are finally getting used to 2009. None of that "Today is...Tuesday, January 27th, Two thousand Eiigh Ninnnnnne"....ha ha. But seriously, I'm not as tired as I was in the beginning of the semester and the class is going smoothly. Just finished up second quarter and report cards go home on Tuesday, next week. My supervising teacher and I are working well together and we are getting those five and six year olds to write their first AND last name. Big step.

And finally, I stayed around after school today with some other kindergarten teachers and experienced my first P90X workout. We don't mess around. Bring it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The truth comes out...

Such an eventful week: new jeans from my lovely sunrise sale experience (a blog post in itself...be patient with me), a new president, two snow days, field trip tomorrow and rush cocktail tomorrow evening. whew! The clever and beautiful cBr sent me a teeny award a few days ago and I'm just getting around to it...so here it goes!

Soooo I've chosen a few blogs that I think are simply sweet as pie :)

With Love from New Orleans

Mrs. Bliss
Monogrammed Teacher

You get to play!

-Choose a few blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.

-Show the winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but you can keep the nifty icon :)

-List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

1) I'm obsessed with Special K cereal. Fruit and yogurt. Vanilla almond. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sometimes I have it for dessert. Makes me feel like I'm eating healthy...?

2) When my alarm goes off, you can usually find me leaping out of bed. I'm not one to press the snooze.

3) I always make my bed before leaving mi casa.

{Wish my bed was adorned in such a classic way. I've got one monogrammed pillow. Note to self: I need to work on that.}

4) I have a strange obsession with pretty paper. Stationery and I are pretty much bff.

5) I love everything single thing about a wedding. Anyone who knows me well...already knows this. What's not to love?
“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.” -1 Corinthians 13:7

6) I'm a sucker for a bow ties...'nough said.

7) the Boy says that I'm "ridiculous", "absurd", and "legit". And I like that. It suits me.

8) I was a ballet dancer for a grand total of eleven years. Saut de chat anyone?

9) Throughout high school and the first three semesters of college, I was dead set on being a pediatrician. Then Organic Chemistry and I met and sealed my fate to become a teacher. I could not be happier in Elementary Education.

10) Even though Organic Chemistry kicked my tail and I decided that majoring in Biology was not my cup of tea, I truly believe that it was the Lord working in my life as I found my calling to be a teacher. I was had been so focused on the wordly needs in life instead of living a life that brings glory to God. So...play dough, dry erase markers, band aids, journal writing, IEPs, profile cards...ta da! And I'm immersed in Elementary Education. Even though there are stressful days, I honestly love being a light in the classroom and the children make my day! I want my students (and the world!) to know that my heart is sold out for Christ by the way I walk, talk, and breathe for my Lord. And well...since I'm being honest...it's a hard thing to do! But who doesn't like a challenge?!

Well kiddos, there you have it. Southern Sunshine at her finest. hah.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Roommate and I are off to Chapel Hill on this FREEZING cold Saturday for a sunrise sale at Uniquities. I love this store. Big sale on phenomenal jeans. It's a must.
Wish me luck!


Friday, January 16, 2009

The Side Pony

I love that my kindergarten students are easily able to communicate their opinions with me about my hair do.


Studentwhothinkssheistheteacher: Um...(long pause)....Ms.__________, your hair is wacked up.

Me: No, missy, I'm rockin out the side ponytail. It's stylish.

Studentwhothinkssheistheteacher: Well...I think it looks crooked.

Thought I was going to die of laughter.
See below for a visual. I think it's cute and I'm sticking to it.

I mean, at the end of the day with a bunch of five year olds, if I can't find anything to laugh about, I should quit. I don't see that happening any time soon. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Waist Watchers

Another reason why I love kindergarten:

"Look Ms. ____________! My mommy gave me a Waist Watchers snack!

oh my :)

PS - The Boy is amazing.

PSS - Please excuse the short posts and lack of comments. Life is crazy.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Since I'm swamped...

One week ago today I was perusing J.Crew and Vineyard Vines websites, stationery goodness, and photography blogs. Basically, I was relishing in all picture perfect things.

Now, I'm crazy tired and swamped with snotty noses, journal writing, teaching them how to correctly write the number 18 (the figure 8 gets them every time...), and attempting to prevent temper tantrums. But I do love my job.

So readers, I'll most likely be leaving you with quotes from my hectic day...instead of beautiful, pleasing images to the eye or daily goodness from Southern Proper. sad day.

So here we go...

5 year old student with rat tail: Ms., you know about Super Mario Brothers?!
Me: Yes, I sure do, good 'ol Mario and Luigi...
Rat tail: oh...you must have played that game when you were a girrrrrrrrrrrrl...
(I just walked away thinking...what am I now?...)

And one more to complete y'all's day...

5 year old who insists he is the next Jay-Z: I am God.
5 year old who tries to be the teacher (but I love her): No, Jay-Z, you are not....there's only one God (pointing up to the sky)
Jay-Z: OH yeah? because my last name is King!

Really?...I can't make this stuff up...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kindergarten Love

Some of you may already now but FYI I'm currently student teaching in Kindergarten at a legit public school in Raleigh. Today was our first day back after the holidays.

Five year olds today were not ready for such a HUGE day of Kindergarten. Apparently.
They whined about missing their Wii, Spiderman paraphernalia, PlayStation 3, and new Princess dolls. Lots of waiting in line for the potty, not knowing how to walk in the hallway, or how keep their voices below a dull roar. However, the girls were donning their manicured nails (loved it) and the boys had new haircuts (except one poor kid whose mother apparently thinks it's "cool" to have a rat tail...)

It was a good day.
1 kid puked on the playground.
1 kid told me he loved me.
1 kid spit on another girl.
1 kid kept asking me what I got for Christmas.

As for the kiddo who professed his love for me (which he does often), it breaks my heart because I know that he comes from a broken home where he is always competing for attention and to be loved. Today he said, "Do you know that I love you?" I said, "Yes, _________, you tell me almost every day!" He responds, "Don't you LOVE that I love you?"...... I just laughed. And nodded my head.

On another note, my good friend, bragged about here, has finally started a super legit blog! yay! Everyone go visit Polka Dots and Protein Bars :)