Wednesday, December 28, 2011

11 in 2011!

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11. Favorite Movie You Watched:
By far, the movie Courageous. Best movie ever, from the makers of Fireproof and Facing The Giants. This movie will make you laugh and cry and really think about life. I recommend this to everyone!
10. Favorite TV Series:
My husband and I love watching The Biggest Loser. It helps us get motivated in staying healthy and working out. I can't wait for the new season to start back up again!

9. Favorite Restaurant:
I love Texas Roadhouse! Delicious food...I could definitely gain 10 pounds in one sitting here!

8. Favorite New Thing You Tried:

I am now officially addicted to Pinterest! It is the greatest thing! My best friend (a photographer) introduced me to Pinterest and I have been on it probably everyday since! There are so many great teaching, organizing, style, etc. ideas on here it blows my mind! LOVE!

 7. Favorite Gift You Got:

I actually ordered these for myself for Christmas! ha! Merry Christmas to me! New Reebok Realflex running shoes. I absolutely love them! They are soooo comfy! Definitely recommend these shoes to any runners out there!

6. Favorite Thing You Pinned:

My  husband and I have been trying to get back into working out and staying healthy. I found this on Pinterest and have been trying to do it everyday. It is the One Month Challenge. I think I will definitely see results if I do this religiously everyday for a month! Great kick start to the new year!

5. Favorite Blog Post:

Oh My! I have way too many favorites for this one! I love at the beginning of the school year when everybody starts posting pictures of their rooms. It is so inspiring to see. I am not yet a teacher (I am a Title 1 aide) and I love getting inspired by your classrooms! Keep posting! :)

4. Best Accomplishment:

This may seem to be a weird accomplishment but, quitting my 1st ever job to take a (believe it or not) better job as an aide. The school that I was going to have my 1st teaching job was a school of 50 kids (k-8, and no it was not private). It was a small country school. I would have been teaching 1st/2nd grade with no benefits (at all!). I now am working at an amazing, well recognized school in my town as a title 1 aide. With the hopes of getting a teaching job at the next retirement. Can't wait! It was a hard decision to make but in the end I call it an accomplishment!

3. Favorite Picture:

I absolutely love this picture that my best friend took! She does amazing work! Check out her website that is listed on the photo or just click my photo! :) Thank you
R & G Photography!

2. Favorite Memory:

Celebrating my 1 year anniversary with my husband. The weekend of our anniversary we went to St. Louis to the Melting Pot, a Cardinals game, shopping, and stayed the night. We had a great time. Love you babe!
He was trying to put our cake topper in my face! Ah!

1. Goal for 2012:

- To get fit and healthy (like always!)
- To learn more about God and get closer to Him
- To not be discouraged about not having a teaching job yet
- AND to love life!!

Thank you for stopping by,
{Mrs. Crouse}


  1. I LOVE your blog! I have been scrolling up and down watching how the background does not move! I am so looking forward to seeing Courageous! I loved Facing the Giants and Fireproof. I love Texas Roadhouse and The BIggest Loser too!

    God will always put you where He needs you and I know it takes an extra special teacher to teach Title 1 kiddos. I am a Title 1 teacher too!

    I am so happy to be your newest follower and will be stalking your blog daily! I would love for you to come check out my blog!

    Heather's Heart

  2. Thanks for following Heather!
    It is always nice to hear encouraging words from fellow teachers! I am excited to see what 2012 has in store for me! :)

  3. Thanks so much for linking up!
    I LOVED LOVED LOVED Courageous!!! I bawled and laughed - it was terrific!
    I love the black and white that your friend took of you and the hubs! ADORABLE!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. Oh I love Texas Roadhouse too! Yum! Those rolls are so good!

  5. Love your blog. Good luck with those exercises! Following you from linky party. Hope you can visit me.