Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We lost our beloved Ace yesterday to Lymphoma. He was my sidekick and my best friend and words cannot express how empty my heart feels at this moment. He was 9 years young and will be missed so very much. He truly was my little WonderPup. 

Rainbow BridgeAuthor Unknown
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.

Currently Speaking

Monday, March 2, 2015

I have missed this so much- opening my laptop and letting my fingers do all of the talking. I have dreamed of thousands of posts and even wrote them down, hoping to get the chance to sit down one day and pour the thoughts out one post at a time. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months and the thought of blogging slowly faded out of sight. I've been ready to sit down and pour it all out and finally feel that this is the right time. Life is great and I think I might have figured out how to keep blogging as a permanent part of it!

Since I am sort of restarting this blog of mine, I thought it was only fitting that I start this week with a post about my currents!


Reading: The Glass Magician

This is the second book in a trilogy that author Charlie N. Holmberg has written. I loved the first book and finding that I love the second book just as much. It's part love-story, part crazy, part never-ever gonna happen in real life, but I love it and can't wait to read the last book in the series!

Doing: Finishing Grad School, Working, Working, Working, and Thrive

It feels just like yesterday when I applied to grad school and began my first course to become a Principal! Now I am just weeks away from graduation and I absolutely cannot wait to walk that stage and wave to my family in the audience! With graduation just around the corner, I am finally "official" and working over 60 hours as the assistant principal at the middle school level.

I also had the amazing opportunity to attend the Thrive blogger conference on Saturday and it was so much fun! It also sealed the deal for me to jump back into blogging!!

The beautiful ladies behind Thrive: Whitney and Bree!!
One of my loves, Meg!

Houston Moms Blog in the house!! Amy, me, Chelsea, and Mandy!

Loving: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo

This shampoo seriously takes out all of the week's grime and build-up and makes my hair very shiny and ready for another week of product build up. I wash my hair every night, but once a week, I use Neutrogena's shampoo. It smells amazing and I swear by it.

Watching: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

This is my new favorite series and I can't wait until season 2 starts! I know I have a long way to wait, but this series is so good and I miss it already! Watch Bravo On Demand and start watching it if you haven't already! Plus, Jake is kinda hot.

So, fill me in! What is your current list?

Heeeeey Friday!!!!!! (Yaaaas!!!!)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday could not have come fast enough- with crazy, jam packed activity all week long (like work, chasing around a rambunctious two year old, and spraying my office for BUGS), I cannot even tell you how happy I am to be back at blogging, going to Thrive tomorrow, and hoping to get back into the blogger-swing of things!!

Here are five things happening in my neck of the woods:

1. Beagle update: if you follow me on IG, you'd know that my poor wonderpup has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Poor thing has been really feeling rough lately and I'm praying that his new meds will make him feel better soon.

2. My kid- he's grown so much! I'll be posting soon filling you in on all of his adventures! It's been way too long!

3. My Kendra Scott necklace broke yesterday. See what I mean when I tell you that my week has been super crazy?

4. We like to take selfies. I don't think I need to explain this one!

5. My office at school has termites. Let me tell you something about how disgusting this even is- I walked into my office and there were THOUSANDS of these things swarming and crawling on all of my stuff. DISGUSTING!!!!!!!

Hope you all have had a great week!!!! 

Linking up with these lovelies:

Ay Yi Yi- Kids Come Back Today

Monday, August 25, 2014

Where did my summer go? Ever since I became an administrator a little over a year ago, I don't even remember what a summer looks like!! And today- the kids arrive. Yup- the ones who actually HAD a summer. They return to school today and we begin another school year. This past year  has flown by!!

We didn't do much this weekend, and that is how I like it. Saturday found us sleeping in (8 am for us is totally like what 10 am felt like before having the kid) and then I took my car to have the oil changed and tires rotated. You know, grown up stuff (really the stuff we all hate to do but since we are grownups we have to do it...yeah, getting old is for the birds.)

We had dinner at one of our favorite Houston eateries, Auntie Pastos (if you are a Houstonite you must eat here!! Try the black pepper fettuccine with shrimp! To die!!). This is truly the only place where the little one will eat his weight in spaghetti and meatballs.

Sunday we did not get the opportunity to sleep in- 6 am came around quick. We drove to Sugar Land to look at houses (just getting ideas- not sure of a move just yet) then headed to Mattress Firm to look at mattresses- another one of those grown up things you have to do...I just can't believe mattresses are so darn expensive!!! I digress... From there, we went home and all took naps, woke up, went to Nine West to look for some heels for work (ended up with three pair!) and had dinner at Canyon Cafe. Here's a little trivia about Canyon Cafe- this is where Michael and I had our first date almost 10 years ago! We love going there now, especially with the little one with us.

I also ate horribly this weekend- I fell off my diet wagon for a short minute, but starting back up on it again today. I'm Whole30ing it along with some yeast-free strategies- thus far, I've lost 11 pounds and that is without exercise. Once I find some time to work out, I hope that the weight will just keep slipping off. I've cut out all sodas and sugar (I have not had a coke since 4th of July weekend) and just keep myself motivated by putting away some jeans that are now too big! I have a wedding at the end of September that I'd like to be about 2 dress sizes smaller for!

I just wanted to say thanks to you all who have stuck around and left such sweet comments last week on my first blog post in months- meant so much to me to see my inbox full of new and familiar readers. I look forward to sharing more with you all!!

Do you follow me on Instagram? You should! @Michelle_mbt

Happy Monday!

Why, Hello There!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wait, what is this?? A blog post??? Yes!!! I'm not sure if "I'm back" so to speak, but I felt very compelled to come here and write about, well, anything that comes to mind. Also, I just wanted to see if my boring lil life still lured anyone here to read? I've really missed blogging on my space here and I think if I can manage my time correctly, I may be able to do it more often.

What is life like with me now? Well, to begin with, I only have FOUR MORE GRAD CLASSES LEFT!!!!! I will be finished in February!!! Can I get a HALLELUJAH? (seriously- just leave a hallelujah in the comments. I'd love it! LOL!)

Also- I have a certified TODDLER on my hands. He is talking, walking, running, and pretty much doing everything a one and a half year old does. He's hysterical (he now says bless you when you sneeze- I find myself fake-sneezing just to hear him say it) and just is the light of my life.

I am still an administrator at the same middle school- going on my second year! I think now that I have a full year under my belt, I am less stressed and more likely to leave the job earlier and enjoy spending some more quality time with my family.

The DVD player in the car has been a life saver- why did I wait so long to get on of these?!?!

Life with the husband is wonderful too- we still aren't 100% about having another baby, but we are very very happy with the life we have now. We are contemplating renovating our house or just putting it up on the market- we can't decide. I think once I finish grad school we can make some real decisions about it. In the mean time, I'll just read blogs pertaining to renovation and stalking local real-estate websites.

How have you all been? I'm so so so behind- please let me know what's going on!!! Leave me some links in the comments below- I have more time to read and hopefully blog!!! I've missed you all and look forward to hearing from you!

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