Monday, December 8, 2014

What Books Are You Reading This Month?

As I was getting ready to lesson plan, I pulled out all of my holiday books and I wanted to share them with you. I absolutely love learning about new books to read with my kids- especially during the holidays! I feel like my kids have already heard a lot of my go-to books from home or going to the library. I know they don't mind listening to old favorites, but it's also fun to introduce them to a book they've never heard before! :)
I will put all of these out for the kids to look at on their own, but I will for sure be reading Turkey Claus, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Grumpy Badger's Christmas, Bear Stays Up, Olive the Other Reindeer, If You Take A Mouse to the Movies, and A Bad Kitty Christmas.
 I also love to stockpile books for teaching my kids about other winter holidays! :) I'll be reading most of these, too.
If you found a book that you haven't seen before, I'd love for you to tell me in a comment!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vegas, Baby!

A few weeks ago my husband and I and some friends of ours headed out to Las Vegas! We were celebrating our 5 year anniversary and we wanted to do it big. :) We got married sort of young (21 and 22 years old) and we decided 5 years was something to celebrate!
This was the view from our room. We stayed at the Flamingo and had an amazing view of Caesar's Palace!  
The new observation wheel off The Strip called The Highroller. Super cool and the best views! 
 And what else do you do in Vegas besides get married by ELVIS?! :)
 So much fun!
Crazy boys :)
I love Las Vegas! We went to one show while we were there {Penn & Teller} and can't wait to go back to see more. This was such a special trip for us not only to celebrate our anniversary, but because we went to Vegas on our honeymoon as well. It was so much fun to reflect and reminisce about the past 5 years! It was also great to celebrate with some of our best friends.
We decided we will go to Vegas every 5 years for our anniversary!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Currently

Y'all, I have been a bad blogger lately! I have just been so busy these days I can't find the time to sit and write a blog post. You should definitely follow me on Instagram if you don't already b/c I post way more over there. It's so easy to just snap a pic, add a few hashtags, and post! :)
Today I am linking up with Farley for her December Currently!
Listening: My sweet babies are playing nicely on the rug and I'm binge watching Law & Order: SVU. This show is so easy to just sit and watch tons of episodes all at once! It doesn't help that Hulu has all 16 seasons!!
Loving: I went to an AMAZING training today all about leadership and changing the culture of our school. I was so honored to have been chosen as 1 of only 2 teachers from my school to attend. The presenter/facilitator was so well spoken and articulate and passionate. It reminded me of some of my favorite teachers in college. It wasn't a lecture, it just felt like I was listening to a story. The training continues tomorrow and I'm eager to return and learn a lot more!
Thinking: I feel so very productive and I just love that feeling! I was laid up on the couch for most of Thanksgiving break because of a bad back, and my house kind of went to shambles. (My sweet hubby tries, but his idea of straightening up sums up to taking all the dirty dishes and putting them on the counter). I spent an hour and a half this evening doing some speed-cleaning and it gave me a huge mood boost! :)
Wanting: The only thing I really am wanting is a piece of jewelry from James Avery- not sure what, but maybe one of these:
Needing:I woke up on Black Friday morning and hopped online to knock out some Christmas shopping. I actually got MOST of it done, but still have a few more items to get.
Giving: I'm giving a piece of advice: In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, remember to think of the spirit of the season!
Head over to Farley's blog to link up too! :)