Monday, December 22, 2008
Here is a list of some of my accomplishments for 2008...
~Planned my dream wedding.
~Married my best friend.
~Became an aunt to a wonderful little boy.
~Graduated with my Masters.
~got a job in an AWESOME school that is only 10 min. from my house (for those of you that don't know this is the first year that I haven't had to drive 30+ min. to get to work).
Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in the hustle of this fast pace life! But all of these accomplishments are due to my Savior. He has blessed me with a wonderful life and wonderful people that I love dearly.
I look forward to what God has in store for coach and I!!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This week I will start of by having two Christmas parties. Yes that is two nights that I don't have to worry about what we will have for dinner. Okay lets be honest,two nights that I don't have to drive somewhere to get dinner. Thursday night I will be making a mad dash to Mena to help out with the Tour of Homes. My mom has agreed to add her house to the tour. She has worked so hard to make everything just perfect. I can't wait to see the finished product on Thursday. I will post some pictures if my camera will corporate with me. Last but definitely not least coach and I are heading to Fayetteville on Friday night to view the square lights, and then head on up to Branson on Saturday for my dad's Christmas party.
The dryer if beeping at me so I better go. Have a great Monday!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Lets catch up! Thanksgiving was wonderful. On Wednesday night we traveled to Booneville, Coach's hometown, to have Thanksgiving with his family. Clay was there and informed me that he was indeed resting! It was good to spend time with Grandma, Coach's 93 year old grandmother. She is an true inspiration. After dinner (gorging ourselves) and visiting with family, we came back to Fort Smith. My mom, dad and sister were at our house getting things ready for Thanksgiving Day. It is so nice to have family visit. For Thanksgiving day everyone came to my house, that's right 20 people came to MY house. The food was GREAT, and the company was even better. Every year the girls in the Bell family (my mom's side) travel to Tulsa on Thursday, so we can have a head start on Black Friday. This is more fun than I can describe! Although we didn't head out for the early specials, we did leave the hotel at 7:00. Did I mention that Tripp, my nephew, tagged along?? He was so good! He truly is the sweetest little thing. His new thing is getting his groove on. He loves to dance to Aunt B's, as in me, crazy songs. During the trip he had an awful runny nose and a pitful cough, so GG took him to the doctor today. He had a double ear infection. How sad? You definitely couldn't tell that he was sick by his temperment. My mom has some great pictures that I will try to post later.
Oh, How about those hogs? The one game that I didn't watch, beside Miss. State, and we play good. Figures! I am so proud that Casey Dick went out like he did.
This weekend we are going to start our busy December by heading to Little Rock for the Rebs State Championship game. Go Rebs!! I am hoping that I can also squeeze in a little Christmas shopping.
Tomorrow I am going to meet up with a couple of teachers that I taught with last year. I have missed them so much. I am almost giddy about it.
Later on I will share with you a craft that I have been working on!
Happy December 1st!!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
And this is were the camera decided that it had worked to hard and needed a recharge. Wouldn't that be awesome to be able to completely shut down and not work until you were recharged? Well I hope that you also use this holiday time to catch up on some much needed rest. I know Clay will.
I hope that you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving. Tomorrow I will (or hope to) post our Thankgiving plans
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I have decided to get out the Christmas stuff, because I saw that there are only 38 days til Christmas. So my carpet is covered in tree, but I really don't mind the mess because I love this time of the year. When I finished decorating I will host a tour of the West house.
I hope that you have a great weekend!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here are the reasons:
1. There was water everywhere. I mean everywhere. When coach cleans you need to clean up behind him.
2. He takes fffooorrreeevvveeerrr to do something. Something that takes me a max of 10 mins. to do, will take him at least 30 mins.
3. I just like the way I do things better.
Lets talk about the 3rd reason. When he is attempting to do some of the chores, I generally go behind him and redo it. I don't mean to but I just can't help myself. He has told me on numerous occasions that this is why he doesn't like to do housework (I've got news for him, I don't like to do it either). I can see where is coming from, though. Do you have trouble turning over the dreaded housework for fear that it will be done wrong (or not to your standard)? How do you handle it?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
It was Tripp's, my nephew, first Halloween. Have you ever seen such a cute pirate?
Tonight coach's team won their game, so they are playing for the city championship tomorrow night. I am so excited for them! (Also excited this week is the end of jr. high football)
I know that this wasn't a wedding post, but I will do it when I have more time.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I am a newly wed, as of May 31, 2008. I am married to my best friend, that is a coach. Yes, I spend ALOT of time sitting on a bleacher. Which by the way, there is no way to make the bleachers comfortable. I have tried many things. Cushions work for a little while, but by half time there is not much cushion left in the cushion. And the bleacher seats are just awkward!
Okay back to about me (I get distracted easily), Teaching is my passion. I absolutely love to see my kiddos smiling faces every morning. I have taught 3rd grade, art, 4th grade math and 4th grade in just 4 years. I know what you are thinking. Yes I have taught something different every year I have taught. I am hoping that I can stay in 4th grade for at least a couple years. But I have gained alot of experience, that I wouldn't trade for anything, teaching in different areas.
Coach and I have two of the most precious dogs (Cheesy, huh?). They are so funny to watch and they can brighten even the saddest of days. Gabe, my blind puppy, has been with me since I was a freshman in high school. He is going to be twelve years old this month. Coach and I got Madi the summer of 2006. She loves her daddy, but she will settle for me if that is all she has (which is often because of coach's schedule).
In the next few post I will share with you our wedding! Have a wonderful Monday!