Sunday, April 6, 2014

Take a Walk in my Hall!

Greetings friends. Man, what a whirl wind the last two weeks have been. Last weekend I met up with some of my bloggy buds in San Antonio to run (and by run I mean WALK) my first 5K. It was such a fun weekend. There were twelve of us, three from Texas. Needless to say, we ate our weight in Mexican food. Boy was it good. When I got home on Sunday, Nick said he wanted to eat Mexican food for dinner. I'm sure he loved the look on my face. Haha! 

I was totally terrified of the race. Anything that has the word RACE in, well..I am not a fan. Haha! The girls were super sweet not to leave my big ole butt behind. Here are a few pics of my weekend. 

My Texas peeps! Love these two girls!

I had to wear these neon glasses to protect my lashes. 
Priorities people!

Even fluffy girls need a tutu. :)
Pearl (my car) still has neon chalk all over her. 
She is a hot mess!
Reagan, Cara and me. My husband asked me if I was going for 80's gansta? Word! Haha!

 So blessed by the friendships I have made through blogging. :) I can't wait until I Teach K! Are you going? I will be there the whole week. I personally feel like that is too long to be in Vegas but with so many people coming and going, I don't want to miss a thing. I will present all day on Thursday but the rest of the week will be for me to play and learn..and play. Haha!

Moving on...I know I have said it a thousand times, but I truly LOVE my school and team. I walk around once a week and take pics in the halls of all the work. I swear, I stay inspired. The problem is that I want to be like everyone when I grow up and I cant get it all done. Here is a peak of a few things in our kinder hall. 

This is outside my room. We have been doing more and more author studies this semester. For the last two weeks we have read the Scaredy Squirrel books. They are SO much fun and cover so many great literacy (specifically writing) and social studies objectives. I have made a cute little unit but it's not quite finished yet. Here is a sneak peak of our work. I love the second semester. I feel like we have more time to really dig deep into some things because there is so much reteaching going on and most of my kids have mastered their basics. Light bulbs going off everywhere. It's just plain ole fun! 

Oh, last but not baby girl went to her first prom last night. I can't believe she is old enough to do that. I really can't talk about it without tearing up. I love her so much. Every night this week has been filled with mom errands to get her ready for this one night. I am pretty sure we could have taken a vacation for the cost of everything. Holy guacamole. I swear it wan't that expensive when I was in school. My girl is more like a skater girl. She lives for jeans, tshirts, and her vans. Curling her hair and wearing makeup is quite foreign to her. It's so nice to see her dress up and be girly every once in a while. I always love people's reactions. "Is that G..?" I am totally cool with her living behind her hoodie right now. My husband tells me all the time to learn how to sew so we can put her in a potato sack. LOL Here are a few pics of her big night. Being from Texas, we had to take some Texas like pics but don't let that fool you. We couldn't sing the lyrics to a country song to save our life. Haha! No seriously. 
That's all I got tonight. I hope to post my Scaredy Squirrel unit soon. I LOVE it so much. My kids loved it even more than me. Learning + Fun = Win for everyone!

Oh one last thing (because this is the post that never ends..) if you follow me on Facebook, please click LIKED and See Notifications. 

FB is a stinker and has changed their policies AGAIN (big sigh) and you won't see my posts like you used to. I try hard to post teacher funnies and daily inspiration (bc we all need that right?). Thanks for following and supporting me in my educational adventures. 

It's always an adventure! 


  1. I loved meeting you in SA! So much fun! Your daughter is beautiful...I hope she had a great time at prom! :)

    Teaching in High Heels

  2. Looks like you had so much fun in the "race." I've always wanted to try one of those but I'm not the running kind! Lol! Your daughter is stunning and that dress is incredible! Makes me want to rethink my upcoming wedding colors! :o)

  3. I was so happy to meet up with you guys :)

  4. I will be in Vegas all week too! Blogger meetup and ........LOL.......Can't wait (90 days) Woohoo! Woo to the hoo on the tutu!! You go girl!!!!

  5. I am so jealous of you ladies and your neon race! It looks like you had a blast. Your young lady is so beautiful! Congrats! And I love your school's artwork/learning. I should start walking around to take pictures on a regular basis too. Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Crystal,
    It looks like you had a blast!! Love your "fluffy girl" reference- too funny! Did you ever see the E-card: If I'm running, call the police? That's me too!! Your daughter is just beautiful. Love the color of her dress!!
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

  7. Love the pics and your girl is beautiful! =)
    First Grade Blue Skies

  8. Hey Crystal, I'll be presenting all day on Wed. @ I Teach K! I've been following your blog for a long time now. I would love to meet you while I'm at I Teach K! My blog is Palma Lindsay :)

  9. Your post always bring a smile to my are too funny! The pics were pretty funny too. Your baby girl looked that color on her. Thanks for the funnies...!