Monday, December 30, 2013

13 in 13

I am linking up rather later for the 13 in 13 linky party hosted by Teeny Tiny Teacher, Miss Kindergarten, and Dragonflies in First. Here goes...

I hope these will be my favorite, I just ordered them and I haven't gotten them yet. they look so warm and comfy, I can't wait to try them out!

I don't go to the movies unless it is with Delaney. Even though they were technically kid's movies we saw two that I absolutely loved. The first was Monsters University, it made me laugh out loud it was so funny.
The other one was Frozen, it was an excellent mix of drama and comedy. We loved it!

 Olaf provided lots of laughs!

We got cable after not having it for about six years. Before cable I watched crime dramas like Criminal Minds, Law and Order Criminal Intent, etc... Not really programs to watch with Delaney. Since getting cable, I have become and HGTV and Food Network addict.  Some of my favorites are...
I wish Hilary would come and renovate my house, I love her designs!

I do still like crime shows, but i don't know that Psych necessarily qualifies as a drama, but I love it!

We don't go out to eat at nice restaurants a lot, but Chili's has been one of my favorite places to go to for quite a while.

I seriously can't think of a favorite new thing I have tried, so instead, I will say that I have some favorite new friends from blogging. I've got a little group of friends that always try to read my posts and comment and I do the same back at them. It really means so much to me. I know if I have a teaching question, they will help me out, but really I think they would probably help me out in other ways too. Thanks you know who you are!

I guess my favorite gift really wasn't meant to be a gift, but it is something I will always treasure. I got in the habit of putting notes in Delaney's lunchbox. One day I found this in mine.

I've pinned a ton of things. There are so many cool things I would like to do to my house. I just picked one of the ones I really like to put in the post. The sad thing is, as much as I like it, I don't know if I have the nerve to actually paint the chandelier in my dining room. I love the bright colors....if I get my nerve up, you'll be the first to know. lol

My most popular post as far as views was this one. I had sight word card game freebies. I'm not in the big leagues as far as blogging goes so my numbers aren't all that big. One post that got quite a few comments was about a game I came up with. You can read about it HERE.

I guess I felt a sense of accomplishment taking on a kdg/1st grade split (32 kids) class. It was the first time I have ever had a split class. i know others said they did it, but I thought kdg and 1st were a tough split. I was wanting to have lots of developmentally appropriate activities (do they even use that term anymore?) for the kinders, but I just didn't have room for much. Anyway, I will have them for one day when we get back and then they will go to their new teacher.

I love this picture I took of Delaney when she went to the track meet last spring. It was pure luck that I just happen to snap it when I did, ;P
Another favorite photo is this one of my dad on his 80th birthday and my step mom.

It's hard to think of a favorite memory, we haven't had any "big"moments this year. As I was sitting and thinking about it, I realized today is a good day to remember. We have a NewYear's Meeting at church every year. Friends and loved ones come from all over to attend. This morning I sat next to Delaney and one of her best friends from Texas. During the service, one of my nephews led a song and another nephew gave a wonderful sermon. I was one proud aunt!!! After the service we went and ate with friends we don't get to see often. These are the things that make good memories.

Well it should really say goals instead of goal, I have several things I want to work on.
I want to be a better Christian and mom. Delaney deserves the best I can give her, I need to make sure I am setting the right example for her. As much as I love being a teacher, there have been times that I have let my job take the priority. Becoming aware of it is has helped me to start making some changes, but I can still do better.
I think I had this next goal last year, but clearly something went wrong....
I do feel a little more motivated than I did last year, so one more time, I want to lose some weight, but it is really more than that I want to be healthy. If I am eating better and moving more, I am going to lose weight.

Oops!  This post has already taken me waaay too long to write and then I realized I forgot my One Little Word. I'll have to get back with you on that one...I can't think that fast.

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  1. The note from Delaney is sure sweet. Thank you for sharing your 13. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Super cute boots and a sweet note! Happy New Year!

    1. Tammy, the boots are super warm which has been great for the last few days! Hope you have a terrific year. Maybe we can plan an Okie meet-up this summer insread of trying to find each other at a convention. lol

  3. Ah your note is so sweet. That's a keeper.
    I like your chandelier pins. When I was growing up, we had a light fixture like some of those and one of my parents, can't remember which, painted it with yellow and blue swirls. It really looked nice.
    Happy new year to you! Sara

    1. I really think I may get the nerve to paint it this problem is which bright color to choose from? I guess it should match my decor! lol
      Happy New Year!

  4. I love the note your daughter gave you :) The boots, too!
    Happy New Year, Kelly.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

    1. Thanks Barb! The boots are very comfy and warm. :) You know after I made this post, it came to me that I may have already posted the note from Delaney. Oh well, it still is special to me. Happy New Year!

  5. We got cable a year ago, and I love Love it or List it. And Food Network, if watching those shows would just transform my house, then I would be somewhere!! Happy New Year!!

    1. We were out of school today because of the extreme temps (about half of our students ride the bus and have to wait at the bus stop.) Anyway, I was watching HGTV and they had all of these people who had done the renovations themselves and saved thousands of $$$. I wish I had it in me to tackle something like that. Happy New Year to you too!

  6. I really want to see Frozen! I've heard it is really fantastic. I'm super lame, so I will wait for it to be out on DVD, but as soon as it is I am totally renting it. :) I'm a new follower, I found you through the link up! Happy New Year.

    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

    1. Mandy, thanks for folloowing me, I'm following you too! I understand completely about waiting for it to come out on DVD. My daughter and I only went to two movies this year. We have a theater that isn't too expensive, if you don't get any snacks, but they are soo hard to resist! lol