Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Part 1 (I know I'm late)

I am WAY behind on posting so I am just now getting to Thanksgiving. Just bear with me please.

This was the second year in a row that we spent Thanksgiving at the beach. It is a new tradition that I plan on keeping for a little while.

The picture above is me with my receipt from CVS on Thanksgiving morning. I spent $32 and got $30 back in Extra Bucks. Same thing at Walgreens too. (It makes me sick to share this but I had looked at the date on my Walgreens bucks back wrong and let them all expire. It was $29 worth of free money to use there and I lost it all. UGH!)

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at K&W Cafeteria (for the 2nd year) and it was so yummy. It's really nice because everyone gets to pick exactly what they want.

A family picture minus my younger brother Jeff. He went on a cruise over Thanksgiving.

My aunt and uncle and cousin Amanda. Their younger son was at home because his best friend came in from Minnesota where he goes to college.

The girls... before changing to clothes to go out for Black Friday shopping.

The first place we hit up was Target. We stood in line for 2 hours before they opened but we were able to get 3 tv's, a hairdryer, a couple of movies, and the Christmas shirt I wanted.

We also went to the Tanger Outlets, the mall, and then back to the outlets.

We were able to make it to the beach just in time for the sunrise. I love these pictures that I was able to capture with my phone. I finally got in bed at 7am.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Girls Dinner Out

Michelle is my high school friend that now lives in Florida and is a professional comedian. So anytime that she comes to town we always try to get the girls together for a dinner out.

This time only 4 of us were able to go since one girl got put on bed rest earlier in the day (she has since had her precious little girl) and another girl couldn't find a sitter for her children.

Still, we had a blast!

It is so much fun to catch up with old friends.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Discount Tree

To me there aren't many things better then a beautiful, real Christmas tree.

Unless its a really cheap fake one.

Chris and I purchased this artificial Christmas tree two years ago for just $20. This was the first year that we put it up. And while I still love real ones, this tree is almost as good. It was a lot bigger then expected and already pre-lit which was great since World World III usually takes place when its time to put the lights on.

One of Santa's special reindeer's.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm Still Here

Sorry girls. I'm still alive. With the holidays and all things just got extra busy. My last post was about me going to the beach. Btw, I had a great time. I've already been again since I posted that one (we went for Thanksgiving weekend). I did not want to come back to work today! Grades are due today so I have been working on that all morning. I promise I'll post again soon.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beach Bound

My bag is packed with books and a Huge bottle of wine. I am so ready for some girl time at the beach with my mom, aunts, and grandma. Lots of shopping, eating, and relaxing are on the agenda.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The teacher in me cringes...

This is a sign that I saw on my way home from work last week.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Walk a mile in...

Love the new shoes I just got from Old Navy! Besides flip flops, I have never bought any shoes from there. These gray flats are great though! I don't think they will last very long since they don't seem to be made that great but for the price I will definitely get my wear out of them. They are actually really comfortable too. Old Navy also has them in brown and black and I think they even have some shiny metallic ones online now. (They do show quite a bit of toe cleavage so if your not a fan of that then these may not be the shoes for you)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Do you see a trend?

I have seen a lot of people doing the weekly wardrobe posts so I decided to start taking a pic with my phone before I head to work each morning. I wasn't sure I would start doing the weekly posts but when I was uploading them to my computer I noticed a recurring theme.

I am obviously in love with cardigans and scarfs.

purple and olive green (which is my new favorite color to wear) . The tank was on clearance at Old Navy

I got this cardigan for less than $8.00 at NY & Company. I love the ruffles on the front.

Animal print scarf on clearance at JCPenney's

I wear this scarf more than any other one I have ever owned.

Since I love scarfs and cardigans so much lets put them together.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ASU Homecoming 2011

Chris and I made the trek up the mountain for our college's homecoming.

First we stopped by to carve pumpkins with our niece and nephew.

Chris has always been the official pumpkin carver but this year I helped Eli. He told me that he wanted to draw the face of his pumpkin and then I would cut it out for him.

I had to persuade him to give his pumpkin 2 eyebrows.

After a quick lunch at McDonald's (we also ate breakfast there) we headed to Boone for some tailgating and the game.

We went straight to Duck Pond and met up with some of our college buddies at Chris's fraternities tailgate.

It was really warm when the game started but as soon as the sun went down it got very cold.

Lanie expressed it perfectly when she said, "It was 99 degrees when we got here and now its 30 degrees."

We had such a great time and cherish any time we get to spend with our favorite little kids in the world. Plus App got another win.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homecoming Week 2011: Sports Day

Thursday during Homecoming Week was Sports Day.

Of course I supported my South Carolina Gamecocks.

Everyone showing their team spirit.

Friends divided.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Funday

Chris and I spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon at South Mountain.

We took Cheyenne and hiked up the mountain. The scenery was perfect.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Homecoming Week 2011: Blast from the Past

The 3rd day of Homecoming Festivities was Blast From the Past Day which happens to be my personal favorite.

Can you guess which decade I did?

Ms. Oliver, one of my co-workers, did my hair. She said that I have the perfect 80's hair.

A few of my students

My 1st baseman

Love my sweet students.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Homecoming Week 2011: Country Day

The second theme for Homecoming Week was Country Day which at our school is pretty much everyday.

I decided to wear my cousins full camo budy suit which was insultated and it just so happened to be 80 degress outside and just as warm in my classroom. Needless to say I was pretty darn hot!

There are some days that I just don't think I would make it through work without these to to vent too.

Once again these are my students that participated in Country Day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Homecoming Week 2011: Nerd Day

Let me first apologize for my lack of blogging recently. Theres really no excuse.

The last week of September was our school's Homecoming Week.

Can you guess what Monday was?


Or you could do Tacky Day; but who wouldn't want to be a nerd?

Each day I took a picture with my students that had participated in that days dress. Here are my tacky/nerds.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Addams Family

I am so stinking excited about going to see The Addams Family musical tomorrow night!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Finally Friday

And better yet the county fair is in town.

So ready for a funnel cake..

The fair is one of my favorite things about fall.