Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dinner & a murder?

Have you ever had dinner and a murder?  This weekend Chris and I with some good friends Carrie and Kip got to enjoy a fun little dinner.  We all headed out to the Gaylord after a long day of tennis.  Carrie and I had set up a “Mystery Dinner” when we were at the Gaylord in June.  Okay well we got the dinner set up for us due to awful service from my bachelorette party weekend.  Long story really!!! (Thanks to my wonderful sister) We arrived around 7 and enjoyed the dinner. Then at 8 o’clock the show began.  IMG_0119

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We were on strict guidelines….not to have too much fun because we had tennis early in the morning! Here we are being GOOD!!!  IMG_0123

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And the CAST with us!!!  They were very nice and took pictures with everyone there. 

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The murder mystery was very enjoyable to watch.  The setting was Fort Worth back in the good old days.  The characters were very funny.  They had many punch lines that used modern day problems; aka Lindsay Lohan and many more. We all had an enjoyable time…great friends, good food, and entertainment too!  If you live close by and want some fun head over for dinner with murder on the side.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My room....

Okay all! I have taken a few minutes out of my CrAzY night to post up some pics of my classroom. (not that you asked, but I love my new HUGE room!!)  I took these on the 2nd day, so we have a few things out of place.  However for the most part you can see it all.  By no means is my room at 100 percent complete!  We still have a few things to add here and there, but I need the kids help for that! Oh I forgot to take pics of my DOOR on the outside, so I will do that tomorrow and try to post them soon! Have a nice day!!

Here you go!

the view from my classroom door
the view from the back corner by my teacher table, I love the 4 huge windows too

the kids lockers and such...
a close up of our birthday bags...on Friday we will added each kids name to their birthday month....they really enjoy seeing all the birthdays

our behavior chart, rules, and a few reading strategies (oh and the poorly place clock, had to have been a man that did this one)

our library center....ready for some reading! As I get the other centers up and running you will see pics!

the front of the FAVORITE teaching tool!!!  My PROMETHEAN BOARD!!!  I really couldn't teach without it and wonder how I did it those first 3 years

Oh and of course I have to brain wash my kiddos...OU, baby!!! Every time my kids LOG OUT for bathroom they can see that wonderful shirt! Ha!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My 6th First Day of School!!! Yippeee

Sorry I have been the worst blogger ever...but I have a few reasons for it.

First of all I have been crazy busy working in my classroom.  The last week has been spent learning new ropes, since I am now a new school.  I have been welcomed in with such warmth from all of my new faculty members.  I have seen new light, new ways, and new ideas.  I can tell that this year is going to be very amazing.  This year will be very different from my past 5 years of teaching.  However, I will put this out there....I am very thankful to have had my first job at Contreras. If I had not taught there first I would have never know what "real" teaching was like.  My new school tends to spoil their teachers a bit lot, I don't think they have any idea really how lucky they are. Between the PTA and my principal I have received more goodies this year than ALL 5 years at Contreras.  Really it is crazy, just crazy.

Thus tomorrow begins my 6th First Day of school, yet my 1st First Day of Second Grade at Lily B.  I told Mr. Amazing this year would be exciting.  I know that the kiddos will be fun to teach and ready to learn.  It will also be fun to learn another grade level....I am now very skilled in K and 1, but soon 2nd also!!  I also spent this afternoon putting the finishing touches to my class blog.  Yes, folks you heard me!!  My principal is very pro TECHNOLOGY!!!  It is wonderful, because I too love technology.  I mean heck she text messages us almost as much as emailing.  FWISD had a web page provided for each teacher, however it is NOT user friendly at all.  Instead I have posted my blog link to my FWISD web page and away we go!!!!   I can't wait for the kids to get to post blogs on there too.  I think the parents will really enjoy our blog better than a stinky web page that holds very little items. 

Now for my OTHER REASON EXCUSE for not blogging that much lately.  I am having MAJOR computer issues.  Mr. Amazing of course blames that on the fact that I take 1000's of pictures.  He claims that I should move them to our external hard drive.  I agree with this but, just as soon as I do move them...I will need one or something.  Yes, I have taken and moved all of the pictures over to the external hard drive.  Yet, still my computer will not stop freezing up every 2 seconds.  His next suggestion of course was to use the Mac for blogging!!! YIKES, my windows life does not agree with Mac talk...I um well am not a pro at using that thing.  Thus I sit waiting every 2 seconds for my computer to stop freezing...and blog between issues! HA   I was hoping Mr. Amazing would help me you know by getting a new computer...thus far no such luck.  I hope that I can blog more and better in the future! Ha!!! (oh and this is also the reason you do see any pictures of my classroom...I will try to post later)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Encore Celebration

On Saturday, August 7th Chris and I enjoy our Encore Celebration.  This was our celebration for all our friends and family that could not join us at the wedding.  Originally I thought we would have a few guest like 80 or so….MAN WAS I WRONG!!!  Before Chris and I even left for our wedding we already had 80 RSVP’s to the Encore.  I couldn’t believe how many friends and family were joining us.  I believe by the end of the night we had about 135 people roll through the party!!

To me this party was even more challenging to plan than the wedding.  You know for the wedding mom, Abby, and I planned it all in ONE day! YIPPEE!!! When we were on our “scouting” trip.  Now for the Encore Celebration I have been planning a while.  We had our celebration at a Los Vaqueros in the Stock yards.  I picked this location simply because every year our teacher organization has and end of the year party there.  I have always enjoyed that party and the food….then I thought heck lets party hear.  Their location is simply perfect for events like this.  Plus it is located in the Stock yards which offers a tourist like feel for our out of town guest. 

No for the planning….my poor mom!  She didn’t get to really “decorate” for the wedding so I gave her the back home party.  I know how much she loves to decorate and with her AMAZING help it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!  We spent the morning decorating the room.  It began as a big pile and ended as a masterpiece.  My family always has a way of making everything work out. 

The party was wonderful….Chris and I were so excited to see everyone.  I loved getting to wear my dress again!!!  We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out.  Oh and did I mention that my sister rented us a PHOTO BOOTH (I wanted one but thought it was too much money….so she was kind enough to give it to us)?  Honesty the BEST MONEY ever spent.  We had such a blast in that thing…pretty sure I was hogging it too!  Check out all the super cute pics too!  Brian Capshaw at Photo booth Planet was so kind to provide his booth for our event!!!

Enjoy the photos…oh I am sure there are too many! HA These are the PRE-PARTY shots!  When we were setting up!!Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 208 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 220 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 222 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 224 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 225 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 226 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 227 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 233 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 234 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 238 Aunties Ft. Worth Reception 242 Here are the shots from the party with guest!!!  Oh and the photo booth!

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