Sunday, August 30, 2015


Yesterday, I officially rang in my 29th birthday with a celebration with family and friends. I reserved my apartment's rooftop and party room for the entire day. The views were unbeatable, the company --even better. I am truly blessed for all these wonderful people in my life. This time of the year is really hard for me. 2 years ago on my birthday, I was in the hospital spending my day with my grandpa and a few days later, he passed away. I felt him with us yesterday. I miss him so much and although I had a beautiful 27 years with him, it doesn't seem enough.

Here's a few snippets from yesterday:

Friday, August 28, 2015

First Week... DONE!

I officially survived my first week as a 1st grade teacher :) I was nervous looping with my kiddos, but I have a feeling it will be a good year! My co-teacher and I were told that we have the most well behaved class. This is a compliment since I was given the only 2 two kids that will actually get physical with adults and children... and one of those 2 asked me if I could be her second grade teacher too :) I'm hoping next week goes as smoothly! The students have had half days the entire first week... lets see if we survive a full day from 7:20-4:00!

Today is also my birthday... and for Writer's Workshop, my kiddos all wrote me cards. LOVE!

I am going to embrace 29. Still can't believe this is my last year in my 20's!