Monday, December 22, 2008

So this is Christmas...

One of my very favorite Christmas songs is Another Year Has Gone By by Celine Dion. After listening to this song today in the Christmas traffic I began to think about the things that I have accomplished this year and the things that I would like to accomplish in the coming year.
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

The Christmas Hustle!

I absolutely love this time of the year, but it is always so busy. It kindof is hard to slow down and enjoy it.
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

Is it really December??

When I was changing out the calendar in my classroom I was taken back that I am already putting December up. One of my precious boys told me today that this year has been shorter than last year. LOL. Kids are great! I am looking forward to the Christmas holiday, but I don't want it to just fly by. Which I am sure it will with all of the things that we have planned for December.

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!!!