Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hey friends! Sorry I have been so absent from the blog this past week.. I have been trying to get as much school work done as possible since a ton of stuff is due right after spring break!
I am LOVING so much today so I am linking up with Jamie for WILW

I am LOVING 2nd grade!! I LOVE my cooperating teacher and I LOVE my students. It has been such a wonderful experience this semester ((unlike last semester..)) I am very thankful to be with a teacher who is so willing to help me. She doesn't make me do things I'm not comfortable with yet but allows me the freedom to jump in and take over when I want. I definitely feel like 2nd grade is the grade for me. I love the babies in K but it was too much like babysitting..they were SUPER needy. My 2nd graders are independent but still love to give hugs and make cute comments and ask cute questions : ) Not to mention the curriculum in 2nd grade is so much fun!!

I am LOVING that The Mix is this weekend! The Mix is an event we do with our middle and high schoolers at Athens Church every year. 5 or 6 churches in Athens come together to create a weekend long retreat for the kids..without leaving Athens! We all stay in host homes with our small groups and join the other churches at one church for large group sessions, music, games, etc. I am really excited because I LOVE my 6th grade girls so much as well as my co-leaders, Jessica & Alex! A big thing at The Mix is dressing up with your small group--we decided on bright neon fun colors on Friday night and Indians on Saturday because we are the "Transit Tribe" ; ) Ha!

I am LOVING that I'm leaving for Nicaragua in a week and a half! AHHHH!! I seriously can't believe it's so soon. I am SO excited but very nervous--please be praying for me!! I have almost all of my trip funded, only about $180 left and hopefully I will recieve more money this week. I am so thankful for all of the support from my family & friends!

(this is el puente, where we are staying)

I am LOVING that Adam and I along with a bunch of our friends are heading down to Tybee Island the last weekend in March for Adam's 25th birthday! We went last year for his birthday and it was SO much fun.. We'll be heading down with some of the same crew + some more so it is sure to be a great time! I am also running a beach race while I'm down there which I am really excited about!
Tybee is such a special place for me and Adam we just LOVE being there!

Here are some pics from our trip last year..

Sorry I know those were some long LOVES ;)

Happy Wednesday, y'all! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I'm linking up with Jamie today for WILW : )

1. I am LOVING this sweet Valentine.. she is holding her v-day presents from my brother and sister-in-law..2 Elmo movies, PJ's and Cockick (a.k.a. chocolate!)

2. I am LOVING that I am going to see The Vow this weekend with a bunch of girls from high school. There's nothing I love more than a night out with my girls !!

3. I am LOVING these Pinterest finds from the past week...

this nail polish makes me want summer here NOW

 perfect for a hot Georgia game!!

SO cute!

 i love this so much!

REALLY want this!!!

4. I am LOVING how much fun we had this past weekend with our 6th grade girls at our Valentine's Day party!! See Jessica's post for a full recap ; )

Happy Wednesday !!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lots of love!

This past weekend Adam and I went home-home to see his parents renew their vows. It was a sweet, small ceremony at the same church they got married in thirty-three years ago.

Adam's parents have a marriage that I look up to & I am so blessed by their support of Adam and I's relationship--they're constantly giving us advice and encouraging us. 

I love these two so much and feel SO lucky to have them in my life. I cannot wait until they are my in-laws because I know they are going to be  great ones!!

I hope y'all enjoyed Valentine's Day!
Adam and I celebrated over dinner at our traditional V-day spot, Porterhouse.
We had great conversation about how amazing the past three years have been together and how excited we are about spending forever together.
Couldn't ask for a better guy : )


Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy, happy day!

Adam and I are celebrating 3 amazing years together today : )
SO blessed!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I'm linking up with Jamie today for WILW : )

I am LOVING that I am finally starting to feel better and I am hoping my doctor will let me return to school tomorrow after my appointment!

I am LOVING that this Friday Jessica and I, along with our other co-leader Alex, will be hosting a Valentine's Day party for our 6th grade girls--complete with cookie decorating, ice cream sundaes, goody bags, and other yummy Valentine's Day treats! 

Speaking of Valentine's Day, I am LOVING that it is right around the corner! This will be Adam and I's fourth Valentine's Day together.. the first one being our first "date"! We will celebrate in our usual style by going to Porterhouse. We ONLY go there on Valentine's Day {or the occasional Sunday for brunch ;) } February 14, 2012 will mark 3 years of togetherness !!

I am also LOVING my other Valentine ; )
Of course I bought her a Valentine's Day shirt that says "Auntie is my BFF"!
P.S. It really bugs me that everything says Auntie.. why not just AUNT?!

This is her showing off her "makeup" ; ) !

I am LOVING the amazing out poor of love and support I have received from family and friends for my Nicaragua trip--I have already raised over half of my funds! Only four more weeks until we leave..I am starting to get really excited!

And just for fun.. I am LOVING this card I saw on Pinterest.. this is totally something I say to Adam ALL the time : ) 

Happy HuMp day friends !!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Official Grandma

Quick update--

For all that know me IRL they can attest to the fact that I am a self-proclaimed Grandma. I'd rather stay in on a Friday night in my PJ's that pretty much anything else, I go to bed at 9pm on a regular basis and I can't tell you the last time I slept in past 8.

Well now I have taken my Grandma status to a whole other level. Turning 22 must have done a number on me because I have shingles. Yes--the same thing that is most common in people over the age of 60!

I have spent the last week DYING because this is by far the worst thing I have ever had! I have been known to have some crazy illnesses in my day (e.g. ring worm, staff infection, swine flu, etc.) so I know what it's like to be sick. but this my friends is in a league of its own.

I'll spare you the complete details but let's just say I lost about 5lbs in two days from lack of being able to hold ANYTHING down. Not exactly the weight loss plan I was going for..

My sweet parents came and got me late Thursday night because I couldn't take it anymore and I have been camping out at their house ever since. Hoping that not being able to go to the elementary school or class this whole next week will help me get back to my normal self :)