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}

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I am so excited for Christmas! I get to spend it with all of my family. It will be so much fun watching my niece (who just turned 3) open all of her presents. Also, this is my nephew's first Christmas (he is only 4 months old, so he won't have any clue what is going on!). I have all of my Christmas shopping done, and I can't believe it! I've had it done for about two weeks now! 
School has been great (can't wait for break though!) We go on break next Thursday and are off until the day after New Years. How long is your Christmas break? 

The picture below  is of my first "creative" bulletin board! I got the idea from the website bulletin board ideas this is a great website for all types of bulletin boards! I think my bulletin board turned out pretty good (I am proud of myself! ha!)
Thank you for this great winter bulletin board idea!
 This picture was taken by my best friend at R & G Photography. Check her website out, she does amazing work!!
Merry Christmas from The Crouses!