Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Currently

I am linking up with Farley over at "Oh' Boy 4th Grade" for her July Currently.
I know I am a day late, but better than never. :)

Listening - I was working out so I have So You Think You Can Dance on.  I finished working out so now it's just playing.  I like to have something to watch while I workout at home.  Our dog is also barking outside at who knows what.  There is probably some creature out in the field.

Loving - I am loving having the summer off to spend with my little girl.  I also use the summer to catch up and get ahead on a lot of things.  This summer I have been working on VBS, 10 year class reunion, cheerleading, and a music camp.  I could not do it all during the school year if I did not take time during the summer.

Thinking - I plan on driving to our river house tomorrow, but I have so much to do here before being gone for 4 days.  Ahhh! It truly is never ending.

Wanting - I would love to have my school keys back.  They take them up at the end of the school year, and they won't give them back until they are done waxing our floors.  Well school starts in less than a month and we still don't have them.  I am getting a little stressed!

Needing - I think we could all agree that we would love to have more time in general. :)

4th Plans - We always spend the 4th at our river house.  I plan on taking it easy, reading a book, and enjoying fireworks by the water front. 

What are your 4th of July plans?  I hope you have a great 4th!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Funny First Grade Sayings

I'm back!  I took a little break from blogging, but I have been following everyone.  I am ready to start back and just in time to get my room back in order for the new school year.  Our school starts in about a month!

I wanted to start back blogging by writing something that I want to remember.  That is what my crazy but fun first graders said this past year.  I loved the class, and they definitely will be one that I will never forget.  I didn't get them all written down, but I tried to get some.  I hope you get some laughs as you read these sayings. :)

Scenario 1
Teacher: "Why are you at your backpack?"
Student: "I thought I came to school with diapers in my backpack." Serious as he could be
Teacher: Puzzled and I am sure giving him a crazy face "Why would you have diapers?  Do you need them?"
Student: "No, but my mom might with my baby brother."
What can you say? He genuinely was concerned.
I am just glad my backpack area doesn't look like this!

Scenario 2 - Small Group Reading - Reading a chapter book
Teacher: "Does anyone know why the police called the mother a cuckoo?"
Student: "No, but she must be from Bolivar.  My parents say that all the cuckoos live in Bolivar."

Scenario 3 - Writing "Monkey Notes" (Conduct Notes) before Going Home for the Day
Teacher: "Why have you been acting up today?"
Student: "You know what caused my misbehavior?  It's this scar under my eye.  It has caused me to act this way."
Needless to say, he still got his monkey note.

Scenario 4 - Teaching off the Promethean Board (Smart Board)
Student: "Mrs. Elizabeth, why is that written so sloppy?" Pointing to the Promethean Board in which I had typed something.
Teacher: "What are you talking about?" Confused as can be, because everything was typed
Student: "This.  It's sloppy." Getting up and pointing to words that were italicized "You wouldn't let me turn my work in like that."
All I could do was laugh and try to explain

Scenario 5 - Bringing students back from the bathroom
Student: "Do I have a booger in my nose?" Holding his head back so I could check
Teacher: "Really, you just asked me that? Why don't you go back to the bathroom and see?"

Scenario 6 - Small Group Reading
Teacher: "When would you need to use a dictionary?"
Student: "I won't ever need a dictionary.  I have Siri.  She will be my dictionary."

Scenario 7 - Science Time Talking about Living and Nonliving Things
Teacher: "Is a hamburger living or nonliving?"
Student: "It is living in my mouth when I eat it." All serious.

Scenario 8 - Math Lesson about Perimeter
Teacher: "Why should we learn about perimeter?"
Student: "When I get older and I have kids that are in first grade, I will need to help and teach them about perimeter."

Scenario 9 - Whole Group Reading Lesson
Teacher: "What is a crack?"
Student: "It's dark brown and sometimes itches."
Wrong crack!

Scenario 10 - Small Group Reading Lesson about Worms
Student in another group: "Worms! I can do the worm."
Teacher: "Do it!" I was talking to another person.
Student: "Really!" Jumps up to do the worm.
Teacher: "NO!!! I wasn't talking to you." 

These are just some of the crazy things that were said in my classroom this year. 
 I truly love teaching and never day is boring!


Monday, March 3, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday & Read Across America Linky

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 

Meet the Teacher Monday: Dr. Seuss Edition 

1.  What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?  Why?

My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh, the Places You'll Go!.  It gives everyone hope for the future.  I love thinking that you can do anything or go anywhere.  It is all for you to decide what to do with your life.

2. Do you have a favorite quote by Dr. Seuss?

I love Dr. Seuss quotes.  It is hard to pick just one, but I guess my favorite is:

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

3.  There are many life lessons to be learned from the works of Dr. Seuss.  What's your favorite life lesson to teach your students?

Mine goes along with Question/Answer number 1.  I love Oh, The Places You'll Go!.  I like how it motivates students to do their best, because the future is in their hands.

4.  Please share something special you plan to do with your class this week in honor of Dr. Seuss.

I have many plans for this week (if we ever go back due to the weather).  I hope to make Oobleck with my students.  I am able to incorporate so much with this - measurement, science, reading.

Read Across America Week Linky

I am also linking up with "Primary Chalkboard" for her Read Across America Linky party. 

Favorite Children's Author and Books

Max Lucado

 You Are Special (Max Lucado's Wemmicks): Max Lucado

I love all the life lessons that Max Lucado teaches in his books.  Kids love his stories, and I am able to teach a lesson out of every one of them.  I use his books a lot when I am having problems with behavior in class especially treating others the same, picking on others, etc.

Dr. Seuss

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Dr. Seuss is great for 1st graders!  I love that they also teach lessons.

Some of my other favorite authors are Laura Numeroff, Beverly Cleary, and Patricia Polacco!

I hope you have an awesome week!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Currently

I am linking up with Farley over at "Oh' Boy 4th Grade" for her March Currently.

Listening - I am listening to the Saturday Lifetime movie.  This has become a tradition the past few weeks at my house.  My husband actually enjoys watching them, too.  (Shhh, don't tell him I told you.)

Loving - I love how much I have gotten done today.  I planned my meals for the entire month, went grocery shopping for the entire month, went to the Flea Market, visited with my parents, ran almost 2 miles, visited my friends in their new home, and sat down with the hubby to discuss house plans.  (We are meeting with the contractor tomorrow....oh my!)

Thinking - I still have so much to do.  We are celebrating Read Across America Day on Monday, and I have cheer clinic and tryouts this coming up week.  I am no where near ready!

Wanting - I wish I could just snap my fingers and everything would be done.  Then, I would have more time for family and friends.

Needing - More time!  Do you see a trend here?  Haha

????? - What do you think the question is?

I hope you have a marvelous month!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday - Have You Ever?

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 

Meet The Teacher Monday: Have You Ever?

1. Have you ever been on TV? 

No, I have never been on TV.  Maybe some day! :)

2. Have you ever been trapped in an elevator? 

Yes! When I was in high school, I went on a trip with my church youth group.  We got on an elevator in a hotel to go up to our rooms.  The guys decided to pile up on the elevator with the girls.  Right when the elevator started going, they all jumped at the same time which cause the elevator to stop.  There we were stuck on a FULL elevator with some stinky boys.  The hotel was able to open the door and we could see people, but we weren't able to get off for awhile.  Let's just say it was not fun but a definite memory.

3. Have you ever made anyone cry? 

I am a teacher.  Of course, I have made a student cry before.  I don't strive to make students cry, but sometimes it happens. :(

4. Have you ever walked into a window because it was just that clean? 

No I don't think so, but I did watch a woman walk straight into a window before going into a truck stop.  I have to admit it was hilarious, and the woman left a face print on the window.

5. Have you ever fainted in public? 

Sadly, yes.  I have a history of seizures from when I was a child.  Now, I don't have seizures, but I pass out easily due to lots of different things such as high pitches, altitude changes, etc.  I can tell when it is going to happen so I am able to warn someone.  I have fainted at Six Flags, in Germany at a castle, in Honduras in a school, and the list could go on and on. 

6. Have you ever gone to a restaurant and ate, only to realize you didn't have any money? 

No! I would be so embarrassed if this happened.  

7. Have you ever gone to greet a family member or friend and then noticed it was someone else?

I am sure I have, but I can't think of a funny story to tell.

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday - What If?

I am breaking a rule and posting twice in one day.  However, I wanted to get my Silly Student Sayings post written this weekend.  It just didn't happen, because I was enjoying spending time with my family.  Make sure you check it out, because there are some funny sayings. :)

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 

Meet The Teacher Monday: WHAT IF?

1. If you could stop a bad habit that you have, what habit would you stop?
Overbooking myself!  I want to do everything, and I have a hard time saying "No".

2. If you woke up suddenly because your house was on fire (God forbid), what three things would you grab?
  • My daughter
  • My purse 
  • My iPhone
I would want to grab a lot more though!

3. We live is a dystopian society, and the music police is in charge of all things music. If you were forced to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be? You can only pick one. 
"Amazing Grace" - It gives me hope now and for the future.

4. If you saw someone with their dress tucked into their SPANX, would you tell them? 
Yes! I would want someone to tell me so I would definitely tell someone else.  Of course, I would do it in a polite way. 

5. If you were given a time machine and could go back in time to give your younger self a message, what would that message be?
I would go back and tell myself to enjoy life.  I feel like I rushed through my teenage years to grow up.  I have always been a workaholic, and now I wish I could have had more fun.  Instead, I was always worried about my future.  

6. If your were able to have one supernatural power, what power would it be?
I would love to have the supernatural power to fly!  I could do so many more things if I could just get there. 

7. If you could have 25 hours a day (while everyone else still has 24), what would you do with the extra hour?
I would probably work during that extra hour which I hope it would make me feel like I was ahead if that is even possible.

8. If you could live in one time period, what time period would you choose?
I think I would have liked to live in the 50s.  I would not like the racism that occurred, but I would like the music, clothes, etc.  

9.  If you could live anywhere in the world (cost is not a factor), where would you live? 
Hawaii - I went there on my honeymoon and loved it! 

10. If you could have a grand party, and invite any 3 people in the world (dead or live, real or fictional), who would you invite?
This is hard, because I am not big on celebrities or anything.
  1. Mandisa (I have loved learning more about her lately.)
  2. Bruno Mars (He could provide the music.)
  3. Rachael Ray (She could help with the food.)
Now it's your turn!


Silly Student Sayings

We all know that kids say the craziest things.  Well, one of my assistants has challenged me to keep a record of everything silly my kids say in class.  We have heard some crazy things this year.  I have started recording these things in a journal with kids' names and such.  However, I also wanted to share with my readers on here.  I plan on updating on the weekends when one occurs. So check back to see what is said in a first grade room. :)

Teacher: "Why are you at your backpack?"
Student: "I thought I came to school with diapers in my backpack."
Teacher: "Why would you have diapers?  Do you need them?"
Student: "No, but my mom might with my baby brother."

I am glad my backpack area doesn't look like this!

Teacher: "Does anyone know why the police called the mother a cuckoo?"
Student: "No, but she must be from Bolivar.  My parents say that all the cuckoos live in Bolivar."

Teacher: "Why have you been acting up today?"
Student: "You know what caused my misbehavior?  It's this scar under my eye.  It has caused me to act this way."

Student: "Why is that written sloppy?" (Pointing to the Promethean Board in which I had typed something.)
Teacher: "You mean this?" (Pointing to a book title in italics.)
Student: "Yes, it's sloppy.  You wouldn't let me turn my work in like that."

Student: "Do I have a booger in my nose?" (As he comes to me with his head back)

Can't wait to see what else comes up!  Here's to a great week!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday's Word of Wisdom

I am sorry I missed last week.  My birthday was last week, and life was a little crazy at home and at school.  I am actually writing this on the correct day this week! :)

Have you ever felt like you do a ton of work for nothing?  Have you felt like it would not matter if you were present at a function or not?  Have you felt like no one appreciates you?

I can't say that I have felt all these things lately, but I definitely have been in a slump.  I teach for my students, but it would nice to be recognized and feel appreciated by others.  I want to have friendships with my colleagues, but I feel like it's not possible because they are so competitive.  I have had to remind myself of this verse:


I am not doing everything for recognition.  I am doing it to make a difference.  It doesn't matter if I never get recognized for all the time and effort I put in.  What matters most is that I am playing an influential role in others' lives - coworkers, students, and others.  I want to do everything in LOVE!

I pray that you are able to find a peace at work.  I pray that you are able to see the difference you are making in others' lives.  I pray that you do things in love, because that is what God wants us to do.  I pray that you enjoy your holiday weekend coming up!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday: Love Is In the Air

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 

 Meet the Teacher Monday: Love Is in the Air

1. What is your relationship status? Are you satisfied with your current status?

I am happily married to my best friend, Kevin.  We have been married for three years.  We actually dated when I was in high school, but we went our separate ways for a few years before getting back together.  (When I say separate ways, we live in a small town and if we were in the same room we would act like we didn't know each other.) He actually proposed where we first met in high school.

2. Would you date or marry someone with kids? Or, did you marry someone with kids?

I didn't marry someone with kids, and I don't think I would have married someone with kids.  I guess it just depends on the situation.

3.  Do you prefer older or younger men/women?

When I was dating, I always went for older guys.  So, I guess I would say older. 

4. If you could choose to date or marry one character on film, who would you date?

I am so not a film person so I am not sure who this would be. 

5. How do you feel about PDA (Public Display of Affection)?

I do not like PDA for myself.  It makes me feel weird. However, I think it is cool to see an older couple show little signs of PDA after being together for so long.

6. What is a your biggest turn-on?

My biggest turn-on is a Christian attitude and treating others with kindness. I also love someone who is fun to be around.

7. What is your biggest turn off?

My biggest turn-off is someone who is obsessed with himself.  

8. Would you date or marry someone shorter than you?

I don't think I would have been able to marry someone shorter than me.  My husband is actually a whole foot taller than me, and I'm 5'6.

9. Have you ever tried online dating? Your thoughts? 

I have never tried online dating, because I have never needed to.  However I think when you get a certain age and from a small town, online dating might be the only watt o actually meet someone new.  

10. What is your dream date night?

I am a simple girl (at least I think I am).  I would love to walk in tot he house with flowers on the table and a home cooked meal.  Having dinner with my guy followed by a nice movie by the fireplace.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday

I am linking up again with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party. 

 Meet the Teacher Monday: FAST FIVE!

1. List five things you always keep in your purse
  • Planner - I never know when someone is going to ask me to do something. 
  • Coupon Organizer - I always like to have coupons/reward cards handy to my favorite places.
  • Cell Phone - I can't leave home with out it, but it usually is in my hand. :)
  • Ball Point Pen - I have a favorite type of pen that I write with for everything. 
  • Wallet - It holds everything important - driver's license, money, teacher ID.
2. List five things you love about yourself
  • My work ethic
  • My organizational skills
  • My punctuality
  • My positiveness at work
  • My planning (I guess this could go with organizational skills.)
3. List 5 things you do to keep yourself entertained 
  • Read
  • Blog
  • Play the piano
  • Workout
  • Organize areas....haha
4. List five things that attract you to the opposite sex
  • Love of God
  • Communicator
  • Sense of humor
  • Good work ethic
  • Loves kids - I mean I am a teacher. :)
5. List five things you want to accomplish in 2014
  • Grow closer to God
  • Lose weight
  • Save money
  • Pay off debt
  • Become a better teacher!!!
What would your fast five be?


Monday, February 3, 2014

February Currently

I am linking up with Farley over at "Oh' Boy 4th Grade" for her February Currently.

Listening - I am listening to "The Price is Right" but not really watching it.  I am also listening for the baby monitor.  My seven month old is down for her morning nap.

Loving - I am loving having today off so that I can catch up on some things.  We are out of school due to ice.

Thinking - I am thinking about all that I need to get done - laundry, revamping plans for a shorter week, meal plans, etc.

Wanting - I am wanting some time with Kevin, my husband.  He was gone from Thursday-Sunday.  When he got home yesterday, I had to leave for a meeting and then it was Super Bowl.  He had to go to work today. :(

Needing - I am needing to get up and fold clothes before little bit wakes up.  I also need to do my daily workout that I have been putting off since I didn't have to go to work.

2 Truths and a Fib
1) I love water! - Water is pretty much all I drink.  I absolutely love it, but it did come as a challenge at first.
2) I play the piano. - I absolutely love playing the piano.  I actually give private lessons after school to 8 kids.
3) I have plenty of money! - FIB!!! - I am teacher, and my husband is a farmer.  What teacher has plenty of money?  However, my family is able to live comfortably.  God has truly blessed us.

I hope you have a blessed day!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday

I am linking up with Trina at The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom for her "Meet the Teacher Monday" linky party.  

The Business of Blogging 

1. How long have you been a blogger? 

I have been blogging since 2011, but I did not start a teacher blog until 2012.  Until here recently, I have not kept up with either of my blogs.

2. Do you have any blogs other than your teacher/education blog?
    Yes, I have a personal blog called "For Such a Time As This".  I have just recently started blogging more so it's actually up-to-date.

    3. What niche is your blog in? 

    This blog is more motivational and educational.  My personal blog is a little bit of everything.

    4. Do you have plans to start any other blogs? 

    No!  I think I have enough going on.  

    5. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

    I enjoy inspiring others and connecting with other bloggers.  I also like the good ideas I get from reading others' blogs.

    6.  What do you enjoy least about blogging? 

    The time it takes to keep a blog going.  It would be great to have a million followers, but all that takes time. 

    7.  How often do you blog? 

    I try to blog at least once a week for my series called "Wednesday's Word of Wisdom".  However, sometimes I get behind on these.  I would ideally like to blog at least 3 times a week.  

    8.  If you could meet anyone from the blogosphere, who would it be? 

    I don't guess there is just one blogger that I would like to meet.  However, I would love to go to a Teacher/Blogger Meet-Up at some point.

    9. Are there any hot-button issues you will not discuss on your blog? 

    I don't really refrain from any issues, but I definitely pray about everything I post before I post it.
    10.  Name one thing (or more) that you would like to accomplish with your blog? 

    I would love to gain more followers!  


    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Wednesday's Word of Wisdom

    Guess what?  It's Wednesday, and I am actually getting this post done on time!  Life has been settling down lately, but my husband is going out of town tomorrow until Sunday.  So, it will just be Adelaide (my 7 month old) and myself for a few days.  I keep telling myself that I can get everything done while he is gone so I can spend some time with him Sunday night.  We will see if that really happens.

    Anyways, back to this week's Wednesday's Word of Wisdom.  I have been having a hard time lately trying to find a balance between doing what is right and separating myself from negative people.  I go to work to make an impact on students, but it is so easy to get into a conversation with a coworker that brings someone down.  When I try to stay away from these people, I feel like I am talked about for keeping to myself.  It's not that I think I am better than anyone; it's just I have work to do, very little time to do it, and I want to set a good example.

    My Bible Study group has been studying "The Daniel Plan", and this week was on focus.  One of the scriptures that stuck out to me in my reading was one that hit home with what I am going through at school.  The scripture states:


    No one is perfect!  However, we don't have to do what everyone else is doing.  It is ok to be different as long as we are doing God's will, and we are doing it for the right reason.  I want to be positive and negative people bring me down.  I hope that when the people around me start to talk negative that I can say something positive to add to the conversation.  I may have to be in the world, but I don't have to be of the world.  

    I pray that if you are going through a similar situation that you find peace with being different.  I pray that you are able to see God's will being done in your life and that you are able to remain positive in a negative world.


    Saturday, January 25, 2014

    Wednesday's Word of Wisdom

    I know it's Saturday, and I am just now writing Wednesday's Word of Wisdom.  Please forgive me! It has been a crazy week.  My 7 month old has been sick, our grade celebrated the 100th day of school, and I went a few nights with hardly any sleep.  I am determined that I will get this next week's post done on time.  :)

    This week I have really had to rely on the Lord.  Adelaide has been sick at home and not sleeping at all.  I have been going to work with hardly any sleep and trying to do the best I can to be an effective teacher.  Have you ever felt that you are giving it your all, but it still is not enough for some people?  That is how I have been feeling. This is the verse that I have held closely this week:

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    I have looked to the Lord to direct my paths.  I know I am doing what he has called me to do.  I know I am doing everything that I can do to teach my students.  I know he has handpicked every student for me to teach; I just have to trust him to use me.  Trust is hard, because you are leaving it up to someone else.  However, trusting God is the best!  When you trust him, he can do great things!

    I pray that you are able to trust the Lord.  I pray that you allow him to do his work through your life.  I pray that you are able to see clearly the direction he has for you and that you are able to use it to bring honor to Him!  I pray that we all have a great last week of January.


    Monday, January 20, 2014

    Meet the Teacher Monday

    I never got to the Meet the Teacher Monday linky last week that Trina was doing on her blog, "The Ordinary to Extraordinary Classroom".  So I am doubling up this week and doing last week's and this week's.

    Last Week's Topic was Vision Boards.
    Since I am a week behind I did not do a Vision Board, but I did answer the questions.  :)

    1. Where did I win in 2013?
    I won a precious baby girl on June 14.  We named her Adelaide.  She has really change my mindset this school year.  It is not all about my work anymore.  I am really trying to put God first, family second, friends third, and work last.

    2. Where did I lose in 2013?
    Since I was pregnant, I would have to say fitness.  Although I did not look pregnant most of the time, I definitely gained weight.  I am not comfortable where my weight is now and really want to change it before the summer.  I would also have to say finances.  Having a newborn is expensive.  We have plans to build a house so we want to get as much paid off in the next few months as we can.

    3. What did I learn?
    I can't do it all.  I have to find a middle ground for things.  I am working on this in 2014.

    4. Where do I want to be this time next year? 
    This time next year I would love to be in our new house beside my parents.  I would love to have all minor bills paid, down 20 lbs, and have ran a 10k.  We will see how that all goes.

    This week's topic is Three Things.
    List three words that describe you:
    1. Perfectionist (a.k.a. OCD) - My coworkers laugh at me all the time, because I am constantly having to redo things if they aren't right.  I don't like mistakes on papers.  I have to be organized so I can find everything.  This can be a problem at times.
    2. Positive - I try to remain positive and keep a smile on my face.  This doesn't always happen, but I am more positive than negative.  My husband might think differently, because I seem to let it all out when I get home.  However, in public I try to remain positive.
    3. Punctual - I can not stand to be late!  I am usually early to everything.
    What three things are on your bucket list?
    1. Visit all 50 states - I have already visited Hawaii so the next big trip will be to Alaska.  I would love to do an Alaskan cruise!
    2. Sky Dive - I know crazy, but I have always wanted to do this.
    3. Learn to play the guitar - I play piano so I want to teach myself guitar.  I got a guitar a few years ago, but it just collects dust in the corner.  I am hoping to change this during 2014.
    What is your favorite music genre? What are three of your favorite songs (any genre)?
    I have a major in Music.  I really love all music.  I guess my favorite music genre would be adult contemporary pop.  I don't prefer hard rock or rap, but I do listen to a lot of country, christian, and oldies.  My three favorite songs are
    1. Amazing Grace
    2. Bless the Broken Road
    3. Oh, Happy Day!
    If you won the lottery, what three things are you going to buy first?
    I don't think I would actually buy something, but this is what I would do...
    1. I would give 10% as tithes.
    2. I would pay off all current bills.
    3. I would set aside some for Adelaide's future.
    What's your favorite movie genre? What are three of your favorite movies (any genre)? 
    I am not big on movies, but I guess if I had to pick a favorite genre it would be romantic drama.
    My three favorite movies would probably be…
    1. The Notebook
    2. The Blindside
    3. Hunger Games
    List three of your character flaws:
    1. Workaholic - I love to be busy! Sometimes I overwork and don't spend enough time with family and friends.  I am working (haha) on this for 2014.  I need to find a good middle ground.
    2. People pleaser - I don't like upsetting people.  I have really had to learn the word "No" here lately.
    3. Planner - I like everything to be planned out.  My husband is the opposite so sometimes this becomes a problem.
    Three friendship personality DEAL BREAKERS:
    1. Negative - I don't like when someone is always negative and can't see the positive in something.
    2. Last Minute - Although I don't think everyone needs to be a punctual as I usually am, I don't like when someone is always late to everything or cancels at the last minute.  
    3. Living like a Teenager - I like people who act their age and not like they were still in high school.  We can all have a good time, but we are adults and there is a right way to do it.
    List three things you want MORE of:
    1. Time - Can't all teachers use more time?
    2. Money - Not too much, but enough to pay off my bills. :)
    3. Kids - Not right now, but I would love to have a few more kids.  I don't want Adelaide to be the only child like I was.
    I hope you enjoyed learning a little about me. :)