Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Thank you to everyone for the sweet comments and messages about my dad.  He is doing great!  He is back home and acting like nothing happened.  We are so blessed!  However, I got far behind on everything I had planned, but I wouldn't change anything from being there to help him in any way I could.  So today I am going to play catch-up on here.  I have been working on catching up on e-mails, comments, and messages.  Hopefully, I will be able to get done by tonight.

Porch Bed Swing
I just love my porch bed swing that I wrote about Monday in the hospital.  I can't wait to go back to the river house Friday so I can lay on it and catch-up on my books.  It is definitely needed after all the events from this week.  Check my post Porch Bed Swing to see some hear more about the process of building and hanging it.

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary.  We really did not get to do anything, because I was exhausted from taking care of all the family items.  However, we have plans to go out Thursday night.  It seems like yesterday that I was planning for the big day.  I am so grateful that God placed Kevin in my life (again...haha).  He supports my love for kids and my dedication to teaching.  To hear more of our story and our big day, check out my post titled God Bless the Broken Road that I wrote on our 1st Anniversary.

Yesterday, I received this package in the mail from Really Good Stuff.  All teachers just have to love that store!  I had ordered the reading basket labels and shelf labels to use in my classroom.  Since I am not able to be in my classroom yet due to the guys still waxing the hall floors, I have just pushed the box aside until I can go up to the school.  Hopefully, I will get to show you my new buys next week. :)

A lot of the blogs I follow are celebrating with giveaways.  I want to hit on a few that I have remembered, but this is definitely not all of them.  Over the course of the craziness this week, I have forgotten some of them. Sorry if I forgot you.  I'll try to do better in the future.

The Idea Backpack is celebrating 100 followers!

Teaching Maddeness is celebrating 300 followers!
Teaching Maddeness

One Extra Degree is giving away a Learning Resources' Luna Interactive Projection Camera.
One Extra Degree

One Lovely Blog
I was so excited to see the other night that Chelsey at The Wild West gave my blog it's first award.  
The One Lovely Blog Award!  
My First Award!
This is definitely what I needed to boost my spirits this week.  I don't have time right now to pass the honor, but there are so many of you that I would love to pass the honor to.  I appreciate you, Chelsey, for picking me, and I appreciate everyone for supporting me as I have started the journey of keeping up a teaching blog.  I hope you gain inspiration as a teacher to keep up the work!

I think that gets me caught up for now.  Hopefully, I will be able to catch-up tonight and will be back in full swing tomorrow.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!



  1. Glad your dad is doing better. Happy Anniversary a day late :) I hope you get to enjoy spending time with your hubby tomorrow. :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

    1. Thank you so much! It looks like our anniversary date night will be on hold again due to my farmer husband and lack of rain. Hopefully one of these days we will get to do something. I'm glad you stopped by.

      The First Grade Jungle Room

  2. Glad I could boost your spirits :)

  3. I just found your blog on pencils booksand dirty looks. Glad your dad is doing ok and happy anniversary. I would love for you to stop by sometime.

    The Busy Busy Hive

  4. I love that swing!!! Thanks for the amazing comment on my giveaway. I can't seem to find your email. Would you mind emailing me :) thanks


  5. Oh my gosh! That porch swing looks amazing! I don't think I'd ever leave it once I settled in...with my stack of books!

    A Pirates Life for Us

    1. Thank you! I absolutely love it! I wish I had a place for it at my regular home, but it gives a good reason to go up to our vacation home. :)