Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Missing Puppy

Sunday afternoon I was pumping gas when I looked down and seen these eyes staring back at me...

She had a collar on but no tag. I took her in the store and asked if anyone knew who's dog this precious puppy was and no one knew anything. There aren't any houses around and its on a pretty heavily traveled road so I took her home with me. And she took my heart after only 2 days. Which is when her owners were found. After work today I took her back to the store to return her to her original family. I miss her so much already. I cried at work today several times knowing that I was going to have to give her back. And lets just say I balled like a baby pulling out of the store after returning her. Her owners were ecstatic to have her back safely though.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Can't Believe It's Been 10 Years

Saturday night was my 10 year high school reunion. I graduated from a very small rural school. Its the same high school that I teach at. There were 83 people in my graduating class.

Our reunion was pretty small. There were about 30 people that graduated with us there and then add in spouses and dates.

My BFF for life. I can't imagine jr high, high school, or college without her.

It was so nice to see people that I haven't seen in a very long time. Including a few that I haven't seen since the day we graduated.

We had a dinner and then a dj. The dj was confused on the music from our time so we danced to a lot of late 80's tunes.

Its so hard to believe that its been 10 years. Hopefully 20 years won't sneak up as fast.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Randomness

~ I cannot wait for college football to start this week. My Gamecocks play ECU on Saturday~

~I bought OPI's Espresso nail color this weekend and LOVE it! I will be wearing this all fall. ~

Saturday, August 27, 2011

10 Years...

My 10 year high school reunion is tonight! Its crazy to think that its been that long since I was in high school. Maybe because I feel like I am still in school every day since I teach at the high school that I graduated from. Which isn't always a good thing.

Michele: Remember the prom? You got so thin by then.

Romy: Oh, I know. I was so lucky getting mono. That was like the best diet ever.

Friday, August 26, 2011

1st Day of School

In honor of the first day of school (which was yesterday for me) I thought I would do a Pintrest post of some of my favorite teaching related things...

So simple yet so cute.

I plan on doing this for my students during final exams.

I love this wreath.

These cupcakes are adorable.

Love this for the first day.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall Nail Colors

Last fall I wore a lot of purples ranging from lavender to almost black. For this fall season I am really liking all the gray and brown colors.

OPI's So Many Clowns So Much Time

Essie's Glamour Purse

Sally Hansen's Commander in Chic

OPI in My Private Jet

OPI in Roll Down the Window

Essie in Chinchilly

What are some of your favorite nail colors for fall?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

When Life Was Easy...

I spent four (ok, closer to five) years of my life at this school. Those were some of the best years of my life. Most importantly, because its where I met Hubs.

Boone, NC is one of the most beautiful places and the campus is one of the best that I've been to.

Everything has that small town feel but is definitely a college town through and through. We love our football!

The weather is always freezing and it rains A LOT but in the fall the leaves are gorgeous and if you like snow then come visit in March or April.

I am so excited to be going back to Boone this afternoon. My cousin just started school there (in fact she just moved in this weekend) so a bunch of the women in our family are going up there tonight to surprise her for her birthday. I cannot wait to be back in the town that holds so many great memories for me. I know she is going to love her time in Boone.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Review

This weekend was very low key which was exactly what I needed after our horrible workdays last week. I am not looking forward to going back to work at all.

Friday night I met my parents for dinner at a local Mexican resteraunt (my fav) and then did a quick WalMart run. I also finally got to watch Something Borrowed. It was so cute!

Saturday morning I went to the gym to get that out of the way and then spent the rest of the day by the pool. I was the palest I can ever remember being at this time of the year so I really needed to work on my tan. Saturday night I colored my hair. Its now just a medium brown. Much closer to my natural color than the blonde I had been sporting.

Sunday was church and then more pool time. Now it's back to work. I have three workdays this week and then school starts on Thursday. Not excited this year!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Friday, August 19, 2011


I feel like this cartoon is a very accurate depiction of the way I feel right now. Work has started back (or at least workdays have) and I am not ready. I am usually very excited about going back to work after a relaxing summer but not this year. Yesterday we had our first work day and it was meetings all day long. Well, actually one really long meeting. The only good that came of it was that we get to wear jeans on Friday's now.

I plan on doing as little as possible this weekend. I am definitely needing some vitamin D (laying out by the pool) tomorrow.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Road Trip: Family Day in Vegas

Our main reason for this cross country trip was to visit my cousin in California and then to also visit my cousin and her family in Las Vegas.

My cousin Mandy moved with her husband to Las Vegas from NC when he got a job out there as a police officer.

After years of fertiltiy issues they had beautiful twin girls last August.

They are the sweetest babies I have ever seen.

I am not lying when I say that these little girls never cried or fussed. They love the pool and love splashing each other.

After dinner and visiting with Mandy and her family we headed back to our hotel.

These are just a few more night time pictures of Las Vegas.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Weekend Recap- A little behind

Last weekend we had a big 50th birthday party for one of my aunts. Sandra is my mom's youngest sister and the last to turn 50.

Three of the amazing men in my life.

My grandma with her 5 children.

This picture was taken at the very end of the night so almost everyone had already left. My family is huge and this is just a small sample of them.

My wonderful daddy and momma.

End of Summer

I am so not ready to go back to work tomorrow!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Road Trip: Vegas... Day 2

We started our first full day in Vegas with the amazing views from the top of the Stratosphere Tower.

We were really high up and it was pretty scary being outside that far off the ground.

We decided to go to the famous Peppermill for breakfast/lunch.

The decor inside was so funky and very Las Vegas.

This is colored sugar.

The portions were HUGE! I ordered a mushroom swiss burger with curly fries.

Donovan's omelet took up the entire plate.

Momma ordered a rueben with potato salad.

Afterwards we rode around so that I could see everything in the daylight. I was the only one that hadn't been to Vegas before.

We stayed at Bally's and our room was extremely nice. And it was not expensive at all.

Bally's is hooked to the Paris.

The front entrance to Bally's from the strip.

The thing I liked the most about Bally's was that it is right in the middle of Vegas. We could walk to just about everything.

Serendipity. Momma and I tried to go one night but the hostess told us there was super long wait when almost all the tables were empty. We walked out a long with the large party in front of us.