Documenting the lives of a brown eyed girl with curls, and her baby brother's world.

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps

Friday, January 13, 2012

At home today with this sick little guy. He's clung to my hip, and that's ok. We hate you, strep and ear infection!
Have a great 3 day weekend!

Monday, January 2, 2012


Today, I'm grateful for one last day to spend at home with my babes, before we head back to school tomorrow. We start our morning routines of waking up early, getting dressed for school, grabbing some breakfast and coffee on the way out, and then riding together for our 15 minute drive to school.

I love our morning rides each day.

They usually consist of me sipping on coffee, turning around and looking at my handsome son and pretty daughter, watching Tangled, and telling them just how much I love them, how I will pick them up right after school, and how I hope they have a great day.

My job allows me to have the same schedule as them, and I'm grateful for this profession. Teaching has its ups and down, but that's just like any job. I'm grateful for the following: to only have a 15 minute drive, to have found a nice school for my kids, to work at such a wonderful, to work for the best administration, and simply to be a teacher. There is NO better profession. Thank you GOD for allowing me to continue teaching and spending time with my precious family. Happy 2012

Here is my man at school at the start of new school year!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas 2011 & Resolutions

Hey there! We had a great Christmas spending Christmas Eve in Highland Park, and Christmas Day at parent's new home. We ate, open gifts, and let the kids play, play, and play.

For New Years, we stayed around the house, got a bit fancy, went and ate Sushi, and Hibachi, and ended the year watching "The Help."

Looking back on 2011:
*I started my own side photography business
*I struggled with being let go from my previous high school, due to budget cuts
*Searched and searched for a teaching position, and a week before school started, my new "teaching home" called :)
*Enrolled Macey and Tanner in a new school
*Tanner began walking at 14 months!

For the upcoming year, I hope to pursue the following goals:
*Take more pictures with my kids
*Read more to Macey and Tanner
*Be a spiritual leader in all aspects of my life
*Lose 10-15 lbs
*Pass the EC-6th grade generalist test
*Expand my knowledge and photography business
*Increase our savings account so we can be debt free :)
*Complete our house plans, sale our house, build a new home
*Teach elementary aged kids
*Enjoy the last year with Macey before she attends Kindergarten!
*Enjoy every moment on this earth with my family, and become a better witness to others