Monday, December 31, 2012

See, what had happened was...{Why I have been MIA & GIVE AWAY!}

First things first...
I hope you and your family had a VERY Merry Christmas! I know we did! It was great to be able to fly home to Kentucky for a week to spend some much needed family time with the ones we love the most! Here's a sneak peek of our holiday extravaganza with our 3 nephews who are SO FUN!

Our nephew Carter Eli's 1st Christmas

My sweet little mama, my sister, and I {and Carter Eli is squished in between}

our nephew, Corban
our nephew, Gadden and his "Chok-yet" milk cows {he totally posed that way! SO CUTE!}
It was the YEAR of the X-Box! HAHAHA
Uncle Al and Gadden, the ham!
Secondly, if anyone out there is still following my pathetic little blog, congratulations, you win the prize of my best friend forever! I worked so hard to get this blog started, and then, well, school started. I know tons of teacher that keep their blogs alive during the school year {and they are my SUPER HEROES!}, but between August and now, several things have happened at school and personally that consumed my entire life! WHEWW! Confession. Check!

So, I'm done with my pity party! I am moving on. I am starting a New Year, along with the resolution to be a better blogger!

So, with that being said, what's the BEST way to follow through as a blogger? Join a LINKY PARTY! Jen, from The Teachers' Cauldron is hosting a fun link-up! Here goes...
Personal Goals:
1) Drink more water, and less Diet Coke. {Crap! Did I REALLY just type that?!}
2) Spend more time reading God's Holy Word

Blogging Goals:
...that's pretty dang obvious...
1) BLOG at least 3 times per month! I CAN do this! I WANT to this! I WILL do this! 

And...if you've hung around for the duration of this blog post that's taken 4 months to be posted, please, do the following:
1) Follow my blog {if you have not already}
2) Follow my TpT Store
3) The first 3 people to leave a comment with your e-mail will receive my NEWEST TpT product, hot off the presses LAST NIGHT, "The Wonderful Inference of Oz"!

Also, my TpT Store is on Sale 15% off ALL Products until tomorrow, January 1st, 2013!!


  1. Yay! Welcome back to blogging!

  2. Happy New Year! When I saw Carter's cheeks I automatically wanted to just squeeze them. I would love your new inference unit.
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

    1. I know. I wanted to take his cheeks back home with me! ;)

  3. I am still following your blog! Welcome back! :)


  4. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! And since your nephews are just adorable, you are forgiven for not blogging lol

    I follow your blog and store!

    Here's to an awesome 2013!

    Bren P.
    The Teacher Diaries

  5. Just popped in from FB and am now following :) Keep posting...this one was great (I can especially relate to your Diet Coke resolution)!


    Fun in Room 4B

  6. I follow your blog and TpT.

    Glad to see you back blogging!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  7. Welcome back to blogging. I enjoyed your posts b/c I think our schools are very similar.

  8. I love your lettering above your picture! I need to figure out how to do that? Any suggestions or tips?

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

    1. Thanks, Shelly! :) I just created a Powerpoint page, then turned it into a JPG image when I saved it. The letters are from KG Fonts {Janda Happy Day} on TpT, and I just typed in a white font, formatted the font by adding a green outline, and then added a red "Glow" to the font, but instead of making it fuzzy looking, on the "Glow" options, I made it NOT transparent! :) Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog! :)

  9. Welcome back to the world of blogging! I'm your newest follower! Your little nephews are adorable, especially that little Carter Eli with the chubby cheeks! Thanks for sharing your resolutions!

    Sally from Elementary Matters