Saturday, July 30, 2011

Guess What??

About a week ago I went to Litercy Lab Training in Searcy! I went with some people from my school and we had a blast!! The training was great and I fill like I learned so much! I am so ready for this school year!! Ahhh it is going to be so much fun!
This week Kristy and I worked on the classroom! We worked hard and ended up rearranging the entire room! I am so thankful for that her husband and girls helped so much! The room could not look better! I love it! I will try to get some pics up soon! Also, we decorated our hallway and it looks great!! Hopefully sometime next week I will show you pics!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lake Weekend

I love summer and water more than I can express in words!! I think I am as dark as I ever have been, because if the opportunity comes I want to be outside in the water! Most of the summer I have been at my parents pool, but this weekend was special one and I went out to Beaver Lake! My friends(Mayci, Caleb, Randy, and Liz) and I all left on Friday and went to Caleb's parent's lake house on Beaver lake. Needless to say we had a blast! To give you a little background on who I went with......
Liz was my basketball buddy in high school! Every time we made a long trip we would sit by each other on the bus and became pretty good friends this way! So, when we both decided to go off to college at UCA Liz became my Freshman roommate! We had our ups and downs and living together was not for us but our friendship has remained all these years! Through her and living in the dorm she met Randy! He is an amazing guy and I am so glad that Liz has found him! We have became close as well!
Then, there is Mayci! She is one of my BFFs, too! She lived in State Hall with me when we are Freshman! We actually met though having classes together in the dorm! FYI: This is great way to meet people if you are going off to college! At UCA it is called Residential College and you have classes right in your dorm. Anyways, back to Mayci, when we lived in State our freshman year Mayci practically lived in our room and we hung out 24/7! We even worked at the same daycare for 6 months! Pretty much from the first time we met we were inseparable! We lived together the rest of our college career and have gotten closer each year we have known each other! Mayci met Caleb while working at Chick-fila. I am so thankful to have them in my life! I know that they both would be there for me no matter what!
Now where was I, ohhh yes back to the Lake! So, we basically laid out by the lake the whole time the sun was at on Friday and Saturday! We had so fun and silly times talking about mermaids and what not! We ate great food(brautes, bar-b-que chicken, breakfast casserole, and egg sandwiches)!! It was a fun relaxing weeknd with some great friends! We even talked about going on a future trip overseas that I really hope will work out! It is great to enjoy water, bevearages, and good food any weekend! This will be a weekend I won't forget for awhile! :)
Liz and Mace

Caleb and Mayci
Randy and Elizabeth
Mayci and I
The Girls!

Good News...Good News!

I am sure if anyone reads this they already know that next year, I will be teaching 5th grade!! I have to be honest this is a change that I am excited about and oh so nervous, too!! If you would have asked me three years ago if I would every teaching older kids I would have said "NO WAY!" But, as you all know things change and God opens doors for you just at the right time! The one thing that calms my nerves about my BIG change is that I get to take my awesome friend Kristy Driscoll with me! I would honestly be lost without her(in so many ways!)!! She keeps me organized and positive!! Not to mention that she is an awesome friend and one of my BFFs! We will be teaching in an integrated classroom for social studies and literacy. What does that mean? Well, we have have some students that may need a little extra help and have an IEP, but we will also have regular students as well! I can't wait to see what this new year brings!

Kristy and I
One of the only pics of us together! That will change this year!