Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I'm Back with a little Pinterest and Blogger AWARD!

What a month June was for me. Most importanly, I married the love of my life and spent the most amazing honeymoon in BELIZE! Here are a couple of my favorite pictures:

 On the way to our reception!
We climbed the Mayan Ruins! (We also went cave tubing and zip lined)
Snorkeling in the second largest barrier reef in the world, Hol Chan. We also swam with stingrays and sharks!

So now that I'm back in teacher mode, I have lots of Pinterest projects I want to get done before pre-planning. Here are a couple of the pictures. I would LOVE to hear if anyone has made any of these!

I love how sleek and clean this group table looks!
These are so cute and practical for EQ's and Standards!

Have any of you made any Pinterest projects this summer? I'd love to hear about them! I'll be sure to post pictures here when I finish them! :)

Now, I was SO honored to find out that I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award while I was away!
Thank you to Mrs. Lundquist over at Superlative Science for honoring me with this award!

Superlative Science

Rules of the award...

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to his or her site.
3. Include the award image in your post and/or blog.
4. Share seven facts about yourself.
5. Nominate other bloggers for the award, linking
to their sites.
6. Let those bloggers know they have been nominated

So here are some things about me:
  1. My school was under construction last year so I couldn't get in my room until the Saturday before school started, yes 48 hours until children arrived in the building. It was my first year, and I thought I was going to have a heart attack....literally.
  2. I have the most adorable puppy in the world, Bentley, that I love OH so much. (Shown here with his BFF, Bella)
  3. My husband and I dated almost 5 years before we got married!
  4. I LOVE Christmas. Anything to do with Christmas time, decorating, music, EVERYTHING! :) I think I'm rubbing off on Bentley now, too!
  5. I'm nervous about this transition to Common Core and moving to a new grade all in the same year. I've been wanting to create some new stuff, but have no idea where to start!
  6. I LOVE college football.
  7. Finally, I think I'm starting my masters in August. :)
Here are the bloggers that I'm nominating:

Courtney @ Miss Third Grade

I love that both of these bloggers have a passion for teaching just as I do, and yet they are somewhat fresh to the profession!

I'm ready to get back to blogging now that planning a wedding is over! :) Can't wait to share and get new ideas before school starts!



  1. You looked beautiful. Congratulations on your marriage :) I too married my hubby after being together almost five years. We were going to get married on our 5 year anniversary of dating, but moved it up a couple months. (I was tired of waiting hehe).

    Congrats again,
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  2. Congrats on your marriage, on your new 3rd grade position, and your blog award! I'm passing the Liebster Award to you so now you'll have another award to keep the 1st one company. Drop by my blog and pick it up. I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures in 3rd grade.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  3. I'm your newest follower! I love the photo on the way to your reception! Enjoy the rest of the summer pinning and blogging and creating!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

    1. Thanks, Janis! Can't wait to see some of your third grade ideas!

  4. Congrats!! So jealous of your trip to Belize! I'm moving to 3rd grade too- we'll be okay! :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. Great to have another 3rd grade blog! Can't wait to share ideas! :)

  5. Congratulations!! You were a beautiful bride!

    I am so glad I found your blog. I love the pinterest picture of the frames. Too cool... I am your newest follower!

    Learning 4 Keeps

    1. Thanks, Leah! I'll have to post a picture of the frames when I get them done! :)

  6. You look so cute on your wedding day! I love your dress!

    1. Thanks, Kelley!! I wish I could do it all over again tomorrow. It was so fun!

  7. awww congrtats on your wedding, I love your blog and am your newest follower!

    First Grade Journal