Friday, January 31, 2014

February Currently

 January was over in a blink. I changed out my calendar cards today and couldn't help but think this year is already off to a fast start. Time to link up with Farley for my favorite monthly linky party!
Here goes! 
I love Sandy B! I think we'd totally be friends if we ever met. I loved Melissa McCarthy in Gilmore Girls and I love how for this movie her character was completely the opposite to Sookie. Versatility! This movie is sooo funny but definitely not for the kidlets.
I'm loving that my hubs liked it. He thought it was a "chick flick" before he saw it. He laughed from beginning to end so I think it's safe to say it's not.
I'm thinking TGIF because I had a couple Debbie Downer moments this week that I'd like to get over and forget ASAP. The weekend is the best way to do that!
I'm wanting another set of hands because what mother of 3 and teacher to 26 doesn't need them??? I'll be busy this weekend needless to say...
I'm needing motivation in the fitness department. Send some my way if you have it. I'm getting some food and sleep problems ironed out. I just have ZERO motivation to work out. I follow a lot of fitness peeps on IG and that's helping but very little. . .
I have travelled all over Europe because my hunky hubbs was stationed overseas and before we had kiddies you couldn't sit me down. I took full advantage of that. I post pics on IG from time to time so take a looksy!
I'm a PK, that is I'm a pastor's kid. I don't mean that to turn anyone away from my blog, but it is something that I am quite proud of. My daddy is an amazing man of God and I am thankful to be his kid. It also lets you know this girl has a "REBEL Without a CAUSE" streak!
and finally my FIB
I definitely do NOT love running. Even when I was younger and fit I hated it with a capital H. My goal is to LEARN to love RUNNING by 2015. Wish me luck peeps.
That's all for now. I hope your February is fantabulous and full of much merrymaking!
Link up!!   

Monday, January 27, 2014

Story Bots...Who knew?

So I love finding videos to supplement what I'm already using to teach. Sometimes I use videos to engage and other times to help students review what they've read or already learned. I came across these videos by accident tonight. I'd LOVE to share them with you. I viewed so many of them and I'm just over the moon for the catchy beats, excellent information, and just right length. I hope you can use them.

The ones below are perfect for our "objects in the sky" unit.

I'll be using this one during this unit and again when we cover landforms and water.
I know I'll be getting my kiddies up and moving with these cute jams.
Check them out!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Slim Down Saturday

I thought I'd try something new this week and link up with Third Grade tidbits for
Here it goes peeps!
I am very unhealthy...there I said it and it's very hard to admit. I can't blame anyone but myself. I've made a lot of bad choices when it comes to food and exercise. Every year my New Year's Resolution is to lose weight. I either end up staying the same weight or gaining. I know I need to make major changes. I know  I need to stop talking about it and just do it.
I decided to link up with these ladies to help keep me accountable.
I have tons to lose. But I want to focus on small goals so I don't overwhelm myself with my total goal. I have lost 5lbs. since I've started trying about 2 weeks ago. I'm taking baby steps so these changes become life changes. I have a habit of going full throttle for 3 months and then giving up. I'm just giving a little gas this time in hopes of keeping steady.
I really don't know how much I lost this week if any because my scale's battery lost its juice. I do feel my pants and tops feeling a little less snug and in my book that is a WIN! Prepping my lunch and dinner meals last Sunday really helped me stay on track.
This week I had 0 energy drinks at all! This is a major step for me because I'd down 2 and sometimes 3 sugary energy drinks a DAY! Plus I've had 0 sodas! Yay me!
I usually drink plenty of water but I didn't do so well this week. My goal for this week is to drink a gallon a day. I went and got some fruits and veggies to help me flavor the water so I don't reach for sodas.
Another goal for the week is to have snacks ready for me afterschool. I'm trying to stay away from processed junk so I need to have some healthy snacks handy.
My word is patience. I didn't gain all this weight overnight and I need to be patient with myself so I can finally get it ALL off once and for all.

Friday, January 3, 2014

January Currently

I'm finally getting around to linking up. . . and holy smokes there's over 200 bloggers already linked up!
 What the . . .

so here we go peeps. . .

We just got back from our visit to my momma's and I'm making my kiddies hang and fold their clean laundry. Yes, they are 8, 6, and 4 and yes, they can do it and do it right. lol mean momma. I know. 

I love how much time we have spent together these last 2 weeks. I don't want it to end!

I'm not ready for Monday. I really don't want to get ready either. . . 

I'm wanting another week off so i can hang out with these amazing kids and just be. . .

I'm needing to take down the Christmas decor. I've left my motivation at my mom's house. Plus. . .y youngest screams bloody murder every time I try to remove ornaments off the tree. . . 

I come from a BIG family so there were tons of memories made this Christmas. 

I witnessed my youngest niece being born (check out my IG), my hubby and I reached our 12 year wedding anniversary, and we participated in my daddy's church activities. It really was a blast! 

But my best memory is of my mommy decorating cookies with my babies and some of my nieces and nephews. I will treasure that in my heart forever. 

Link up peeps and don't forget the rule of 3!