Friday, August 31, 2012

September Already?! What the What?!


Happy Friday my LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEESSSS!!!!!




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As of August 31st 2012, I have 

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Hope everyone has a SAFE AND HAPPY Labor Day weekend!!!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Random Acts of Love

I know I've said it a thousand gajillion times on here, but I don't care. I'll say it again. I have the most WONDERFUL husband.

I am SO GUILTY of getting caught up in the everyday mumbo jumbo that sometimes I (gasp) forget to tell him just how much he means to me. I don't mean to forget...I just assume that he knows!

And now that I'm pregnant...our lives are so. much. different. already and the baby isn't even here yet. If you have ever been pregnant, you can probably guess what I'm talking about here....raging hormones, etc, etc...

I just wanted to show him a little bit of thanks....thanks for being my husband. Thanks for being our son's daddy (even though the baby isn't here yet). Thanks for putting up with me, because I know it is not easy.

I fully believe in random acts of love. I leave him love notes some mornings when I leave for school. Little things like that.

Well, today....I left him this:




I left him a love note + the new Madden.

I put it in the bathroom where I knew he would see it!


What little ramdom acts of love do you do? I love to hear other people's ideas!!!




Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!!


Let's link up for:

Today's OHP is brought to you by Vicki over at:





Vicki is seriously, SERIOUSLY, one of the NICEST people you will ever "meet" in the blog world!!! I have known her almost from the very beginning of my blogging career, and her kind words never fail to put a smile on my face. If you are looking for a new blog to follow that just EXUDES compassion, kindness, sweetness, and a little sass.....go visit her!!!! She is one of my daily reads and I could not be happier that we are friends!!! Plus...she just booked a cruise and I am a little jealous of her right now!!!! The only thing I am booking is a hospital room sometime in December for lil Baby Apple to make his appearance! LOL! I am SO SO SO happy she was our OHP sponsor for the past four weeks!!!!! If you are interested in becoming an OHP sponsor too, just click here!

Go visit Vicki here!!!!!! You won't regret it!!!!
xoxoxo




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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

22 Week Bump-Date!



Yup. My belly is getting HUGE!!!


How far along? 22 Weeks!!!
Maternity clothes? All maternity pants, and mostly maternity tops with a few regular "loose" tops to mix and match.
Stretch marks? Unfortch....boobies. That's all I'm sayin. They aren't bad though.
Sleep: Well, that has been a small issue lately. I am finding that when I sleep on my left side, my left leg hurts and my hip goes to sleep...same thing with the right side. I find myself tossing and turning to stay comfortable! Once I fall asleep though....I'm out. For about 2 hours. Then I'm up using the bathroom, fighting the hips, then going back to sleep. And I have one of those pillows...you know, the one that looks like a hook? Doesn't help. I find it very uncomfortable!
Best moment this week: Hearing Baby Apple's heartbeat...never gets old!
Miss Anything? Nope!
Movement: He's moving lots, now!!! 
Food cravings:  Hmm...I really am loving the cliche pickle trend as a pregnant woman. Also, I'm loving lettuce/salads and veggies.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Toast. 
Gender: Baby boy
 Labor Signs: Zero. And it better stay that way for a LONG time!
Belly Button in or out? in!
Wedding rings on or off? On...but I did feel a bit of tightness the other day and panicked a bit...I took them off and it was fine.
Mood: Pretty good. Just anxious to get our nursery complete!
Looking forward to: Everything!


Babycenter tells me that Baby Apple is the size of a spaghetti squash! These fruit/veggie comparisons kill me! 

He's weighing almost a pound and can hear my heart beat, my stomach churn (which is often!), and hear the sound of my voice, husbands voice, and Ace's bark! So exciting!!!

Looking forward to our next appointment at the end of September!!!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, August 27, 2012

So. Much. Dessert.

So kids...it's that time! Today is the FIRST day of school for the kiddies!!!! I'm not gonna lie...I'm pretty excited to be meeting a new group of kids at my new school!






I tweeted this last night because it is SO TRUE!!!! I always get so nervous the night before the first day....I do feel JUST LIKE A STUDENT! Haha!!!





And of course you know I dug up a still from that episode!!!



LOL!!!!

BTW, I was tweeting with MJ from Teaching in Heels...she's adorable! Love her blog!


So...here is what I'm wearing today! I will post a pic of me actually wearing it later today!




It's a faux wrap dress from Motherhood Maternity and it is so comfortable! I'm all about comfort these days, especially while teaching!


Enough about school!!! Here's some pics from this weekend!



Top L-R:
1. Ace just chillin on the cool concrete in our backyard
2. Me and the bump watching some television

Middle L-R:
3. Ready for brunch with my BFFS!
4. Eating SO MUCH dessert! Yum!!

Bottom L-R:
5. Showing you all that I'm about to eat SO MUCH dessert!
6. My beautiful girls! Katie, me, Myra, Heather, and Meg!


All in all, it was a wonderful (and low-key) weekend with lots of food and laughter!

Hope you all have an amazing Monday and great start off to your week!!!!

XOXO

Friday, August 24, 2012

High Five! Woot!

My horrible attempt at a wink. Or I have something in my eye? One never can tell.


Woot woot!!!

We made it, y'all!!!!

TG to the *&^$'n IF!!!!

High Five!

See....I quit cussing yesterday....so I will now substitute funny symbols for curse words. Mind blowing, isn't it?

I'm at work this morning, then I am leaving for a short while to go to my 22 week baby appointment, then I get to go back to work! Thrilling!

Actually, I am quite thrilled to be at work today...today is the only day our district gave us to actually work in our classrooms the entire day...thank goodness I came to school last week to get everything in order!

Today I will be spending time working on lesson plans and trying to get everything in order for next week when the kiddies come!

Speaking of working in classrooms....here is a picture of my classroom in panoramic view!!!


I have this AMAZING app on my iPhone called Photosynth...


It takes multiple pictures and creates a panorama for you!! It is awesome! If you have the app on your phone, you can move the image around and it looks like you are standing in the middle of the room you just photographed! 

Anywho...thought y'all might like the app and it's FREE! Even better, right? I promise...this is not a commercial for the app! I just love it! 

I hope you all have a wonderful day today and an even better and restful weekend!!!! What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? Do share!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxo

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

$%#&%^

My random Thursday Thought....






Source: via Kevin on Pinterest


I have a slight problem. Well, it's not really a problem for me...but maybe a problem for others?

It's called cussing.

Yes, loves. Cussing. And it's a problem.

Don't get me wrong. I don't go around swearing at anything and everything. I don't cuss all day every day. I'm a teacher! Not a sailor!

But...I do use some choice words at certain times (I'm sure we all do!) and I seriously need to stop!!! I was recently on a mini-family vacay in Cali and every time I said a curse word, my niece would let me know that I should NOT be speaking that way...especially in front of her! How right she is!!!!

Old School. Earmuffs. YouTube it y'all if you have no idea what I'm talking about!

I started thinking...why am I NOT cussing at school (even though I am thinking certain words in my brain) but I cuss everywhere else?!?! How awful of me!!!! And...gasp! I'm about to be a mommy!!!!!!

I've. Got. To. Quit.

Seriously.

I think I sound really really really really trashy when I talk like this. I don't even use horrible cuss words (we all know what those are, right? I am not going into detail!) and I still feel trashy.

I'm not trashy. I'm an educated woman who takes pride in public speaking.....I need to CUT OUT the bad words and speak nicely.

Am I the only one who feels this way?!?!

PS- If I am in my car and no one is around and someone who can't drive worth a flip cuts me off...you better believe I will have my fair share of curse words to say. Just sayin.




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!!


Let's link up for:

Today's OHP is brought to you by Vicki over at:






Did you know that Vicki and Tara both host a fabulous link-up of their very own featuring nail polish?!?!

Go link up every FRIDAY with them! 
Oh, and.....

I just read on Vicki's blog that the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is returning VERY VERY SOON!!!!! I can't wait!!!!

Thanks for sharing that, V! I LOVE that drink!!!!!!!

Go visit Vicki here!!!!!!




Let's get started!!!!



What is Pinterest?




Pinterest is the place where you can catalog everything lovely.

You'll need an invite to get on the site...I can help you with that!

Email me your email addy! I'll send you an invite as soon as I can!
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