Menu Plan (almost) Monday

Let's see if I can stick our plan this week...

Monday: Homemade pizzas and salad (Publix makes the dough for you...it is yummy!)
Tuesday: Black bean & chicken quesadillas with jamaican rice
Wednesday: enchiladas and spanish rice
Thursday: I'm on my own...so who knows!
Friday: Grilled chicken with grilled veggies

For those wondering, I only have FOUR weeks until summer! This first year of teaching has gone by really fast...I can't believe I have survived it!


25 more things...

...because I know you all are dying to know these fun facts about me!

1. I have a chalk phobia. I absolutely hate it. Always have, always will. It stresses me out to do sidewalk at school.
2. The first breath I ever took in this world was so strong that it popped one of my lungs. Oops.
3. I've been on mission trips to Poland, Chicago, D.C, Mexico, and Peru.
4. I have a heart for kids that don't have a good life. If I could have scooped up all the 1st graders I student taught last and taken them with me, I would have. I miss them so much.
5. I have been banned by my husband from ever watching Animal Cops again. I used to watch it all the time and just cry hysterically.
6. I pass 3 bison on my way to work everyday. I love watching them.
7. A couple of 6 year olds from Batesville, MS taught me the Soulja Boy dance. :)
8. I have kept a list of baby names for as long as I remember.
9. I nearly killed Jack when he was about 11 weeks old by dropping a baby gate on him and crushing him. I was hysterical...I may or may not have started to dial 911....
10. At one point in college, my camry had the outside AND inside driver's handle ripped off. Pretty hard to get in a car with no handles.
11. I have really messed up hips/knees. Everytime I take a step my hip makes a loud pop. It has been known to creep people out.
12. When I am going up/down stairs in the dark, I always feel like someone is right behind me. Scary.
13. Right before I bought Jack, I was contemplating getting a pet chinchilla.
14. Least favorite part of getting married...unwrapping so many presents that had thousands of styrofoam peanuts in them! Those things were clinging to anything and everything in the house & it always drove me nuts.
15. I always, always, ALWAYS wanted a little brother or sister. I am still jealous of people who are super close with their siblings.
16. I hate confrontation.
17. I also hate petty drama. Drama is for the birds...
18. I am a white girl who has a serious love for true gangsta rap. I really love me some Ludacris!!
19. I still have my dog Maggie's ashes in a tin box at my house. That's normal, right?...
20. I name all of Huddy and Jack's stuffed toys. For instance we have Mert the pink pig, Doodle Dog the chihuahua toy, Earl the squirrel, and Geoffrey the giraffe.
21. One of my favorite parts of our Jamaican honeymoon was becoming friends with all the bartenders.
22. A couple of years ago I got poison ivy SO bad that it literally covered my whole entire body. I got 2 shots, lots of antibiotics, and it still took 3 weeks to go away. Miserable.
23. My Papa told me that the tooth fairy lived in this beautiful victorian home next door to his house when I was little. I definitely believed this for a very long time.
24. It weirds me out that kids I used to babysit are starting to go to college.
25. I went on a family vacation to St. Martin in elementary school. We were there in the beginning stages of a hurricane. Hurricane waves=amazing.



...is a LOT different than East Cobb! I never saw any wild animals where I grew up...except squirrels. They aren't too exciting. I love that when I look out our back door here I always see a family of deer and even some wild turkey every now & then.

I couldn't resist putting a shot up of my growing babies in the backyard. I'm in love. They are a week old...and so cute!!


Let there be color!

It is no secret that I love color. It is also no secret that I love our new house. However, I simply could not handle the boring tan walls that were in every room anymore. So, I introduce you to my new COLORFUL house:

We painted the family room a really fun green..I love it!
The kitchen is a few shades lighter. Of course there is a diet coke & bowl of jelly beans in the picture. :)
Yep...it is definitely a bright & fun room!

This is our master bath...

Here is our master bedroom. I wasn't lying when I said it was bright blue. It has grown on me.
Bright colors make me VERY happy!


Wordless Wednesday

I really miss these precious kiddos. A whole lot.

New Life

It must be spring! The cutest little robin has decided to make her home in our backyard fence. I have been watching it closely for the past few weeks. She finally laid her eggs...I think robin's eggs are beautiful. 5 blue eggs...

Got home from work today and heard the faintest sound coming from the fence. I got REALLY excited...I went over to the nest and LOOK!
5 itty bitty baby birds less than a day old. Aren't they adorable?
I know they are just little birds, but still, the miracle of new life still amazes me.


Spring Break

It is almost the end of my break...and I really wish I had a little more time! My countdown to summer has begun...30 days of school left! Ben & I have been really busy this week doing things around the house. We painted our bedroom & master bath, cleaned out a lot of the stuff in the garage, took a BUNCH of stuff to Goodwill, & even planted my first flowers!

I'll post pictures of the new paint colors later. The bedroom is bright blue...little brighter than we intended:) Reminds me of water on our Jamaican honeymoon!

Our weather has been really yucky this week. It snowed some while I was painting the bathroom & we have had a LOT of rain, tornadoes, & thunderstorms. Here are some pictures I snapped of a recent monsoon. Flash flood much?