Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

What a fun fall weekend! I spent today carving a pumpkin, eating a great meal at Logan's for my grandfather's 80th birthday, and now passing out candy to the few trick-or-treaters that we have had. After having that whole week off for Fall Break, this weekend seemed to fly right on by. Yesterday, I had a garage sale at my house with my mom and sister. We participated in my neighborhood's first attempt at a neighborhood garage sale. We were very successful, but it sure was cool out there! I left the sale for a little bit to walk in the Race for the Cure in honor of my friend Pam. Pam was diagnosed last year in September, we walked last year just before her surgery, and we walked this year right before her one year mark! It is such a fun race to be a part of. 19,000 people came out to run/walk. People decorate their yards so that when we walk by we have something to look at/talk about. Pic of the group :)


At Logan's, I got "The Logan" which is one of their signature steaks. As my side items, I picked a baked potato and mac & cheese. Everything was delicious! My mom made cupcakes for GD's birthday so I even topped it off with one of those. Here is a pic of my grandpa and me :)

Here is a pic of my cute jack-o-lantern that I carved earlier today. I picked the easiest pattern out of all the ones that Paula had left. It sure is cute though!

This was the busiest weekend I have had in a while. Looking forward to next weekend b/c I have no plans :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Break!

Today marks the beginning of my first ever full week of fall break! I love my job as a teacher. The school calendar just knows when us teachers and kids are in need of a break. So many of my teacher friends have fun and exciting trips planned. Some are going to the beach, others are taking their kids to Disney World, and some are going site-seeing in places like Charleston. Me- I am just staying home enjoying the freedom of my days. Going to finish up my last week of assignments for this ASU course which means I will only have 3 courses plus my internship left to go! So excited to be so close to finishing my educational career path :) Going to have dinner with my BR friends Laura and Alison, head to the lake for a day, and have lunch with my grandparents. I am also going to start working on the BES PTA scrapbook that I am in charge of. That should be fun, I enjoy scrapbooking and this will be a book the school gets to keep! Off to enjoy my freedom :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall is in the air!

Fall is in the air! It feels so lovely outside with the cool fall breeze. I had to wear a light jacket on my walk with JoJo today, but by the end I had it wrapped around my waist. I love seeing the leaves start to fall and change colors. Fall is such a pretty time of year! I went to Target this afternoon to buy the best fall candy ever: CANDY CORN!
My excuse was that I needed it for my Open House at school. I really did need it for that though b/c I have a guessing jar where the kiddos guess how much candy corn is inside, and the student that gets the closest wins the candy! I hope I have a good turn out at Open House. It used to be one of my favorite events when I was in elementary school. I just loved showing my parents everything in my room and visiting with my old teachers. Fun times.