Thursday, December 31, 2009


2009 see-ya! not sad to see you go. i had some ups but definitely some bigger downs.
i've experienced the biggest betrayal of my life but i finally got started with my career.  you win some, you lose some.
2010 i welcome you with open arms. i look forward to new beginnings i hope you will bring.
personally i like new years resolutions so here are some of mine
1. trust in God completely and stay positive
2. get a job at a good public school
3. have a more healthy and active lifestyle
4. complete a half marathon

i hope you all have a wonderful and safe new years eve tonight. i wish you much love and happiness in 2010!

live in love

for awhile i've been trying to think of a good name for my blog and it finally just came to me and now i wonder why i didn't think of it sooner because this is my motto in life, live in love.
when most people think of love they think of their boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife but living in love means so much more than that. i define living in love by loving everything and everyone. having love for yourself, God, nature, life and people. i know it sounds kind of cheesy but can you imagine what our world would be like if everyone genuinely "loved their neighbor".
yeah its a crazy concept but its how i'm trying to live my life although its not easy, at all, because there are some people that make it very difficult to love them.
but all we can do is try, right?

Monday, December 28, 2009

so long christmas, come back soon

i hope everyone had a delightful christmas because i know i sure did. i have to admit i wasn't too sure it would be enjoyable because of my current condition (which i'll divulge later) but i was pleasantly surprised.
it was very low key, christmas morning was the usual opening presents with family and then for dinner my mom cooked an amazing feast that we enjoyed with some family and friends.
i love that my family hasn't grown out of the tradition of opening presents on christmas morning. i also love that my mom still loves to spoil us. i can't wait until i can spoil her.
i woke up to this surprise next to the tree...

isn't she a beauty?! i can't wait to ride her.
i also got a new camera because ol' pinky doesn't like to open up her lens anymore.
my other favorite are these...

i have a mildly odd obsession with disney princesses and collect all things disney princess so every year my mom gets me a new disney princess ornament and this year with the help of sister i got 6:)

and this is just a cute picture of my baby on christmas morning.
i decided that next year i'm sending out christmas cards with a picture of bailey and i in santa hats. since everyone else sends pictures of their families i think it will be appropriate...
and a tad bit funny.

Friday, December 25, 2009

oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree

i love this sight!
i hope everyone has a very merry christmas with family and friends.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

jingle bell rock

last monday my class and the other second grade classes took part in the school's christmas show. it was all very last minute and we had like a week to put it together. we decided on doing jingle bell rock with a modern twist and i somehow became the choreographer. i must admit at first i was a little nervous because the other classes were just lost. but amazingly enough monday it all came together and it was just so cute. i was like a proud momma watching them on stage:)
here are some backstage pics of my kids:
before going on stage one of my students said "i'm going to make you proud".
they're pretty cute:)

Monday, December 21, 2009

a little late...

i know thanksgiving is way over but i'm behind on my blogging and just wanted to share my classroom turkey. i love it so much and it took me forever to take it down from the wall. my super creative co-worker made the turkey and then my students drew what they were thankful for on the feathers. she's so cute and definitely going up every year.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

my dog is the cutest

this is my silly dog bailey. i love him so very much. yes i am one of those people that loves my dog like a child. he's my little boy. he does the cutest things sometimes like jump in my suitcase while i'm unpacking.

and then i close it and he still manages to get in!

p.s. he's a yorkie and usually looks much cuter with all his hair but i had to shave it all off recently:( can't wait until it grows back.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

did you know

did you know it still hurts? sometimes i think about it and all the pain just floods my body and i have to fight the tears.
did you know i was still angry? when it starts to hurt real bad i start to get angry all over again and i want to scream and throw things.
but then when i start to really think about it i just feel sorry for you. sorry that you let a selfish person brainwash you. brainwash you into thinking your own sister, your flesh and blood, didn't matter. sorry that you weren't smart or strong enough to see that this wasn't even a good person.
did you know i feel so alone?
wonder if you ever care...