Professional Development

August 12, 2013

Teacher Week ’13- Let’s Talk About Me!

This is probably one of my favorite weeks for a little blog linky party.  Last year I participated in Blog Hoppin’s little Back to School party and I just had a blast! I’m linking up with them again this year!

1. I am married to my college sweetheart! We have quite a story and I am so grateful for the man of God that he is!

2. I have taught in 5 different classrooms in the last 6 years! This means one thing…I am a GREAT packer!! 🙂

3. I enjoy traveling and I have been on 4 international mission trips.  My favorite was Bangladesh last summer with Guatemala as a close second.

4. I really like being crafty! My mom has is in her like CRAZY and I have inherited some of that, except with a little bit of craziness about staying organized, too! I enjoy sewing and painting.

5. I am a runner! Though I haven’t been much of one this summer, I have laced up my sneakers again as I prepare for my 4th half marathon. I have also learned that a great running buddy goes a long way!!

(P.S. This was the worst race ever! It rained the entire time and it was cold!)

6. I used to play the piano and flute when I was in middle school.  I can still sit at a piano and play a bit and thankfully I have retained how to read music, but I am not a pro by any means! I really wish that I had stuck with piano lessons though.  Mom was definitely right!

7. Hubs and I have a German Shorthaired Pointer.  He is still very puppy-ish, and he makes me go bananas sometimes, but he is a pretty good dog. He is just VERY high energy!!

8. I LOVE Vera Bradley.  I have way too many pieces.  I also do not like it all to match! (This is not even all of it! EEEKKK!)

9. I went to the best university ever, Texas A&M.  I bleed maroon and hubs and I are blessed to still go back for home football games.  Here’s to a GREAT season this year!!

(P.S. Do you know this kid in the middle??? He sits in our section, no big deal!)

10. I have a coat obsession.  I love winter coats and I live in Texas.  That is a problem! I don’t really care, though.  Every year for Christmas I usually get a new coat!

That’s me! Join the fun! Grab the button, link up, and click the button to go meet some other fabulous teachers!!

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12 Responses

  1. Ouuu! Is that the little dude from Modern Family?! You are too lucky…what a cutie he is!

    I just recently stumbled upon your blog {which I ADORE, by the way!} so it was nice to get to meet and know you a little better 🙂

    Fun With Firsties

  2. I am running a full marathon in January! I need to find a good running buddy ASAP! Thanks for linking up! 😉

  3. What a great list! I love visiting your blog. My hubs and I wish we could get back to our alma matter a bit more often. Lucky you to be able to do so regularly! It was really nice to get to know more about you! Thanks for sharing!

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