Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Smorgasbord

Is it really Sunday again? Time needs to slow down, for realz!! I am joining up with Michelle at Fabulous in First to share the randomness of my week! 


I was able to work in my classroom 2 days this week! It was a total mess when I got in there! It is still a mess, but slightly more organized! I am really hoping to get more accomplished this week and have some better pictures for you next week.


I started working on what will be my first TPT items! This year I am doing a super leader theme and needed to update my behavior clip chart and other classroom decor! Tune in soon to check out my products on TPT! Exciting! :)


Two of my best friends from college, Laura Beth & Sam,  visited me in Huntsville this weekend! I'm super sad we didn't get a picture together! WAH! They attended a Kindergarten conference and I was super jealous that they didn't have something for us firsties! It was a short visit, but I loved every second I had with them! There's nothing like Mexican, margaritas, and P.J talk time with the best friends around! By the way, check out Sam's blog & show her some love! She just updated her blog design! :)



On Saturday, I had a much needed friend date with my sweet friend Katelyn! We went to Pepper Place Market & brunch at El Barrio. I love that girl to pieces and don't know what I would do without her! Y'all. Oh my goodness am I a sucker for a good farmers market!! Gorgeous flowers, fruits, veggies, jewelry, etc! I love supporting local farmers & other businesses! We have decided this will be a monthly occurrence for us. Oh and by the way, I have also decided my new favorite flowers are sunflowers!


Today I dropped my little bro off at a 4 day baseball camp hosted by Auburn University! Can you tell he was excited? I am just hoping his "end of the world" sounding alarm clock we got him actually wakes him up in the mornings! That boy could sleep 'til dinner time if no one bothered to wake him up before. Hopefully this will be a great experience for him and help him become a better baseball player! We are so blessed to have this opportunity for him to attend at no cost thanks to his wonderful counseling program! And this camp isn't cheap, folks! It has been a very tough year & a half for us after losing our daddy unexpectedly. I can't explain how much it joys me to see him smile and be excited, because they have been few and far between lately. I love him with all of my heart and am so happy he has this opportunity! 


I want to leave this post with a little reality check for myself. I don't know about you guys, but I am often overwhelmed with the beginning of the year. Decorating, lesson plans, relating information to parents, the list is unending. I have already had a few sleepless nights worrying, planning and brainstorming. As I prepare for the beginning of the year, I am going to keep this quote in my mind because this is what it is all about. Yes, the planning, decorating and communication are important, but sometimes I lose focus during the storm and the most important aspect of my job is lost in the mix. It's all about difference that I make in my students lives. The reality is we are sometimes the only positivity out babies see in their day and I want to do my best to be all that I can for them. Not only their teacher, but their supporter and encourager.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Yay I just found your blog through the linky and have started following along :)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one whose classroom is still a mess haha (albeit a more organised mess)

    I love that quote you've got for number six too!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

    1. I am so excited you found me! I am headed over to your blog now! :)

      Yes...let's hope it's not such a mess after this week! AH!

      Thanks again!

    2. Send me an email and I'll show you how to write the code so that your signature is at the bottom of blog posts- I noticed you'd left your url but I'll show you how to have it as just your name (but it's a link)... I can't do it here otherwise it will just create the link... but not actually show you how... watch.

      First Grade Fancies