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! 


  1. YAY FOR 2ND GRADE!!! SO happy for you! And can I pleassseeee come to the birthday weekend???? Miss y'all so much!!!

  2. So glad you are loving second grade!!! I think that's such a sweet age! Have a great time on your trip.

  3. my brother started his teaching career in 2nd grade and loved it! i agree...the little ones are cute but too needy sometimes!

    and nicaragua...what an exciting experience! i can't wait to hear about it. :)

  4. Thanks for playing along!

    So glad you're having a great time in 2nd grade!

  5. Nicaragua sounds AMAZING! That should be such an incredible experience for you :)