Friday, June 27, 2014

High Five for Friday [06.27]

Happy Friday!

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 David surprised me by making reservations at our favorite local restaurant for our anniversary. The food was incredible (as always) and we ended up taking dessert home and devoured it as we watched the NBA draft. A great night in my book:-)

Daisy has taken her "princess" status to a new level. I've been trying to walk outside in the mornings before it gets too hot out and every morning I get the leash out to bring Daisy. The little princess has taken to sitting on "her" stoop and just looking at me. The dog won't even lift her head! I guess she has decided she is above daily walks. Homegirl is in for a rude awakening in a couple of months!

Speaking of a couple of months, we are officially 33 weeks-eeeeek!

Everyone keeps asking me if the nursery is done and the short answer is, no. The long answer is that it's almost done, but there are just a few things here and there we have to finish. As we finish those things up I've taken to crafting a few things to add. Separate post coming soon!

When we first found out we were pregnant I was worried about the timing and how I would miss the start of the school year. Now, I know that God knew what he was doing giving me time off to rest and prepare before she comes. I don't know how all my formerly prego friends were able to teach being this tired and huge! Thank God for His timing!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Four Years

I am so excited to be celebrating four years with this handsome fellow today. . .

I cannot wait to celebrate this evening and every day until forever!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bumpdate-31 weeks

It's been a long while since I've posted any "bumpdates", but here is a quick one!

We've reached the point of appointments every two weeks with the regular OB, but are still seeing the high-risk OB every four or so weeks. The last time they measured her (about 3 weeks ago) she was right on track and growing beautifully! I don't think we can hear that good news enough:-)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer, folks! I've come to the conclusion that even if you no longer have a "summer break", there is a shift in mentality when school ends and weekends at the pool begin. Mother Nature sure took the cue and brought summer heat with vengeance to North Carolina with this week hitting the 90's! Don't fret for me or Princess Daisy, though, as we can typically be found lolling about under the fans;-) I am so blessed to have a husband who works hard enough for me to be able to relax in the summer. And relaxing is definitely what's going on around here! 

We kicked Summer off with a quick trip to Ocean Isle Beach to visit with some of David's family. It was gloriously relaxing and a great farewell to the beach, at least for a while. At this point the doctor said no more far travels:-( But at least we snuck one final trip in! 

The past two days have found me busy tidying up the house from its 10-month hiatus from being clean (thanks, school responsibilities and exhaustion!) and lolling about. I've managed to read one chick-lit book I picked up from the local used bookstore (ehhh) and am making my way through Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and his daughter. I'm reading this at David's prompting (I am sooooooo not a money person!), but am actually enjoying the lessons in it. Hopefully by reading it now we can help prepare Amelia Grace to be successful in the future. You did realize both her parents were uber Type-A and always trying to be steps ahead??

Speaking of Amelia Grace she is just hanging out and cooking. We are 31 weeks now and enjoying it as much as we can. When I say "enjoy" I am most certainly leaving out the sciatica pain, indigestion, and insomnia. I know every bit of it will be worth it come August, but right now I am super thankful for the time off to rest! 

Speaking of rest, I do believe it's time for my afternoon nap. . .;-)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

So Long, Students

We have officially reached the last day of school of my fourth year teaching. Wow. It's still hard for me to believe that I've been teaching four years and that my latest group of babies is heading off to the high school. My first group will be seniors next year-eek! When did I get so old??

Each year has taught me something new. . .

Year 1-ALL kids need love. No matter where they come from or who greets them at home, they need your love and support at school.

Year 2-Every student, and every class will teach you something new, you need only be open to continuing to learn. And no teacher should ever stop learning!

Year 3-They are still children. As adult as these kids want to be (or have to be at home), they are still children and sometimes the routine and structure of school is what they need to be reminded.

Year 4-Don't take it personal. Sometimes kids say things and they don't understand what it may mean to the recipient.

Looking forward to seeing what next year will bring!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome, June!

Once again I've started slacking in the blogging realm . . . Sorry to the few people who actually stop by to check up on our antics! With the close of school coming near and our summer filling up very quickly, things have been cuckoo! Being busy is just a season, right??;-) A few things that have kept us occupied. . .

* The triplets graduated college! 
My parents have officially reached hero status by putting five kids through college and helping them survive to adulthood. Forget heroes, they're saints!

* We entered the third trimester!
 Not only did we enter the third trimester, but we've had two healthy appointments since then AND I passed my glucose test. What better way to celebrate than with a cookie cake that weekend?;-)

* My sister got engaged! 
Many of you remember me posting about Mandy here when she needed prayer for her liver. She continues to need prayer, but we're also celebrating because she is marrying the love of her life in September!

*Testing, testing, testing.
If you live in North Carolina you're well-aware that we are in testing season. Some of my poor kiddos have up to seven assessments-SEVEN! That's more than most college kids. It's winding down now, but it's leading to a crazy season at school.

* Visitors galore!
Our door seemed a bit like a revolving door for a while there. Don't get me wrong, we loved having visitors come to stay, but sometimes it's nice to be able to walk around in your jim jams without worrying who's around;-)