Friday, December 30, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

1.   New Years is   usually disappointing.  The expectations to have an unbelievably fun time are always way to high.

2.   One of my New Year's resolutions will be   to start the Day Zero Project   .

3.  A New Year's resolution I've made in the past was to   wear more bright colored lipstick...still workin on that one  .

4. The most time consuming resolution I ever made was   to become more outgoing.  For about 3 years in a row in Middle school and high school this was one of my resolutions.  I was a painfully shy kid who always wanted the nerve to talk freely.  Took me awhile but I achieved my goal  .

5.  This year I will be spending New Year's Eve    somewhere downtown Madison. Plans are still in the works.

6.  If I could wish one thing for my new year it would be   to continue to be happy and healthy.

7.  2012 is going to be   a good one... I hope :) .

Friday, December 23, 2011

Deck the Halls...

On the eve of Christmas Eve I am happy I have a warm, cozy home that is decked out in Christmas Spirit :)

Fill in the Blank Friday

Linking up with Lauren!

1.   The best way to spread Christmas cheer is   letting the people close to you know how much you love them.

2.   The thing I love most about Christmas is  spending time with my family, the festive decorations and watching people open the presents I got for them    .

3.  The holiday season is a time for  remembering to be thankful for what you have, spending time with family, and gaining 10 lbs .

4. My favorite thing to eat at the holidays is    shrimp with cocktail sauce and ham on Hawaiian rolls *mouth watering just thinking about it* .

5.  I will be spending Christmas   with my family. Christmas Eve with Fisch's.

6.  Tis better to (give or receive?)   give.  I have fun each year trying to think of a theme for all the gifts i give.  One year they were all handmade. This year we bought local and had a "Madison and Surrounding Areas" theme .

7.  I'm dreaming of a   happy and memorable    Christmas.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Break Begins!

Ahh, winter break begins! Today was the last day at school.  I am looking forward to the next 11 days of relaxing, seeing family and friends, and getting stuff done around the house. Not going to lie, though, I am going to miss the kiddos next week. It really hit me today that some of my students probably aren't excited for a week off from school. Some of them don't have nice families to spend it with, warm houses to snuggle up in, or even food to eat everyday.  I am just so very thankful that I have been lucky enough in my life to have all those things.  I will enjoy my time off but I know I will be thinking about my students everyday and mentally planning all the awesome things I can do as a teacher to make coming back to school even better for them. :)  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordless(ish) Wednesday: My Sister is Awesome

Ever since my little sister, Michaela, was the only 3 year old in her pre school holiday show to nail her one line, we knew she would be a performer.  In middle school she starred in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as Willy Wonka and last weekend she performed as Kim in her high school's musical "Bye Bye Birdie".  I so admire her lack of stage fright, her beautiful voice and her enthusiasm on stage. I am so proud of my baby sister. :)

Friday, December 9, 2011


Ever heard of JibJab?  Pretty much the greatest thing ever... 
One of my best friends, Linda, made us a holiday one....again, pretty much the greatest thing ever!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Girls Weekend in Chicago

I had a wonderful time on the annual Chicago trip with my girls last weekend!
- Window shopped
- Spent an hour in line waiting to buy Garrett's Popcorn (Chicago mix, cheese and caramel, is the best!)
- Spent a leisurely evening drinking wine and talking in the room before heading out on the town
- Took a random limo ride to dinner
- Ate at Ed Debevics (50's Style diner with a wait staff that is supposed to act rude)
- Danced the night away...and felt very old when we got tired and left by 12:30 a.m.
- Explored Millennium Park
I hope even as our lives change we still have these little get togethers :)