Monday, December 31, 2012

12 in '12!

All you have to do is think back at your favorites in 2012 and add a few pictures. What a fun way to remember the year, huh!? You can use these prompts if you'd like, or just type up your 12 favorite things! 
12. Favorite movie you watched:
11. Favorite TV series:
10. Favorite restaurant:
9. Favorite new thing you tried:
8. Favorite gift you got:
7. Favorite thing you pinned:
6. Favorite blog post:
5. Best accomplishment:
4. Favorite picture:
3. Favorite memory:
2. Goal for 2013:
1. One Little Word:
How to link up:
Create a blog post sharing your favorite 12 things in 2012. Add the button to your post and link it to this blog post. Then link up below, making sure to link directly to your post, not just your blog.

12. Favorite movie I watched:
My favorite movie of 2012 was definitely The Lucky One...loved the book too!! 

11. Favorite TV series:
Pretty Little Liars (addicted!)

 10. Favorite Restaurant:
I think I will always LOVE Texas Roadhouse!

9. Favorite new thing I tried:
I honestly can't think of anything!
Oh no, pregnancy BRAIN! ;)

8. Favorite gift I got:
That I found out I am pregnant! :)
Oh I am also super excited about my new Canon camera I got for Christmas.

7. Favorite thing I pinned:
This bulletin board idea. Me and the other 6th grade teacher totally have this outside our rooms!

6. Favorite blog post:
I don't really know which post is my favorite. But I do know which got viewed the most, so it must have been a favorite! My classroom rules post. 
5. Best accomplishment:
Finally getting a teaching job!! And to top it off, at a great school :)
4.  Favorite picture:
Our baby announcement picture! We told everyone at Halloween time. How perfect! :)

3. Favorite memory:
Gosh, I am terrible about remembering things....I'll try my hardest. 
I'd have to say meeting my best friends daughters who were born in May and in October.
 Abigail born in May and Anna born in October

2. Goal for 2013:
My goal for 2013 is to not bring my work home with me. This past semester I took my work home every weekend and a couple nights a week. Every Sunday afternoon I would sit in front of my computer doing my lessons plans for the week. I need to start getting in the habit of doing everything AT work. Especially with a little one on the way. I won't have much time for work at home! Please help keep me accountable, as I know this is going to be very hard for me!
1. One Little Word:
Love is one of the greatest things we can give one another. We need to try and show love to our students, our co-workers, our families, and our friends. 


Happy New Year! From:



Friday, December 28, 2012

Blog Honor!

My blog has been recognized! I can't believe it! 

I have been added to the list of recommended Middle School teaching blogs! You can find the website here. The list is called the "Top 25 Middle School Teacher Blogs". There are so many other great teaching blogs on this list. I am so honored to be a part of the list!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Time Dessert!

Recipe Time!

Let's share our favorite Christmas Time recipes! Here is one of mine because it just looks so festive!

Watergate Cake

Directions for cake:
1 box white cake mix
1 box pistachio instant pudding (don't judge before you try it!)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sprite or 7 up
3 egg whites
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Mix all ingredients well (4 minutes). Bake in 12 by 9in greased pan for 30-45 min at 350 degrees.  

Directions for icing:
1 box pistachio instant pudding
1/4-1 cup cold milk
1 (9 oz) box whipped topping mix
Nuts or Cherries (optional)   

Beat milk into instant pudding mix. Prepare topping mix according to instructions on the box. Pour into pudding mixture. Spread on cake and top with nuts or cherries (my favorite!). 

All the ingredients (plus you will need Vanilla!)

Mixing the cake ingredients....yummy, green!

 The cake in the oven!

It doesn't look green anymore!

I forgot to take a picture right after I iced it and before everyone ate it!
So this is what you get, a partially eaten Watergate Cake!
It was definitely a crowd pleaser! :)

Quiz Time!

Why is this cake named the "Watergate Cake"?

Hope everyone had a very Merry {Christ}mas! :)

Here is a little update on me!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary

What a terrible tragedy. I can't imagine what everyone is going through right now. Such a subject that is so close to home, being a classroom teacher. I can't help but think that I would do my best to protect my students to the best of my abilities. I will be praying for the families who lost loved ones.