Friday, December 19, 2014

friday's encouragement

The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.

Psalm 29:11

Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

capture it: hearts

I love the Bokeh effect,one of my favorites to capture. These are heart shaped,too! Fitting for how I feel about Christmas.

Monday, December 15, 2014

happy weekend

What a glorious weekend it was,filled with Christmas!

I had my annual Christmas lunch and gift exchange with Besties P and K-pizza,salad,ice cream cookie dessert and talking and laughing.

And then Sunday after church I went with my parents and twin sis R to pick out the Christmas tree!

I put up the main manger scene and hung lights on the tree.

I also baked cinnamon scones for my work's holiday breakfast on Friday.

And I saw St.Vincent, a good, heartfelt (at the end) movie.

I watched the Blackhawk games,too,

How was your weekend?

Friday, December 12, 2014

coffee date

I love this link up;it is a perfect way to wrap up my week. Thanks,Jenna!

wine night with a co-worker/co-teacher
laughing hard
seeing the kindergartners growing and learning each day
wrapping my "secret snowman" presents
trying new recipes
gearing up for an awesome Christmas-y weekend!
being complimented on my work

reading a book and it isn't as great as I was hoping
arrow; what a crazy episode!!
learning about the extra  paper work that will start in the new year....because teachers have time for more paper work!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Why I shouldn't be a blogger

I saw this over on Lauren's blog and laughed at it because so many are true about me and then I stole the idea for my own use. At least I am giving her credit,right! Thanks,Lauren!

Reasons why I shouldn't be a blogger:

I don't have my own side photography business. But I love taking photographs and I share them on my blog and I am still saving up for my first Nikon.
I am not pregnant or a Mom/wonder Mom. I am a super proud Aunt,though!
I am not married...or even dating anyone (but,hey,let me know if you know any interested guys!)
I am not from the South nor do I currently live in the South (I have been a couple times on vacation and I do dream about finding a quaint Southern town to call my own, but I do love it up here in the North.
I am not a college football...or really NFL football fan. I root for my Alum (U of I) and Home State (Bears) teams,on occasion though
I hate daily outfit photos and posts. I am sorry,I dress cute 4 or 5 days out of the week but I am not going to take a photo of my self in each outfit I wear...I find it boring.
I don't really care about Pinterest
I have never been to Blogfest.Blogconference, or Blogparty. It would be fun though to get together with local day!
I am not that crafty/DIY-y. I have made cute things in the past but I don't make something every week and blog about it.
I don't share every detail about my life and family on my blog. My motto is this is my blog about me,not my friends and family. I will share things I do,etc and share exciting news (like when Lovebug #6 makes their entrance in April!),but I won't give out too much information.
I don't have sponsors nor am I asked to write posts for money or companies. That would be pretty neat though!
I haven't traveled the country and world. Yet!

What would be yours?

I love having this blog,I love sharing my photographs and glimpses into my life with those of you that choose to read. I think blogging is fun and a great way to meet new people and see what life is like somewhere else in the country or world. I started my blog back in 2007 and I wouldn't change it for anything.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday's musings

It is December 8th, I still don't believe it.

I wrapped all of my Christmas presents this weekend,I love wrapping,even if I am not the best at it.

Celebrating my Mom yesterday with brunch,Chinese food and chocolate cake!

Watching cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies while comfy,cozy on the couch under a blanket is the best way to pass some time over the weekend.

Coffee with Bestie P and K on Sat was fun,laughing hard at life and our antics makes for good times.

The Christmas tree will be bought next weekend...I can't wait!

Pam Jenoff's the Winter Guest is good;I love historical fiction.

Two more weeks of work then Winter break!!

Happy Monday!