Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Who's counting?


283 days until the wedding!

It seems so far away, but I know it's not. I am anxious and excited. I am nervous and stressed. But more than anything, I am so very thankful that God has given me such an amazing man to share this journey with. :)

How's your mom?

So last week, I received an email from a student's mother. It essentially informed me that she would be having surgery and would not be at home for the next couple of days and requested that I give her student a little extra attention if necessary. (As a teacher, I always appreciate these little heads up's)

So, the next morning, I am very proud of myself for remembering, and ask the student "How's mom?" He says,with a completely serious face, "Oh, she's fine. She just had to have her baby maker taken out".

Honestly. I couldn't even find the words to respond to that, nor could I muster up the ability to not crack a grin. It was so adorable and yet so inappropriate all at the same time. Just goes to show you, you should always be careful how much information to share with your children, because they will ALWAYS repeat it to the exact people you don't want them to.

Have a terrific Tuesday! :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

A little gem from school this week...

Student A chews up a piece of chicken from school lunch and decides it would be a funny idea to place said chicken in Student B's hair. Student B flicks it out of his hair onto the floor. Student A naturally picks the chicken up off the floor and places it back into his mouth, chews it up some more, and places it in Student C's hair. Student C freaks out, flicks the chicken out of his hair and immediately reports the situation to me. I stare at Student A in disbelief and inform him how completely revolting his behavior is to me. To which he responds, "Can you just kick me out of here yet?"

Student A, you are awesome. You increase my patience and my dependence on prayer to get through the day.

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is why I LOVE MY JOB.

Hello, Old Friends!

Ok, I'll admit, I slacked off again. But...I do have what I would consider to be a few VERY good reasons:

1) I was enjoying my last month of summer with my family
2) I was trying to get my classroom ready to go back to school
3) I went back to school August 5th (TOO EARLY!)
4) The studio choreography kept me extremely busy this summer
...and perhaps the best reason of all...

Yep, it's true, I got engaged over the summer! Kevin and I are planning a June 5th wedding and I knew if I didn't get as much done as possible before I went back to work - it would never get done on time! I have my dress, I have the church, reception hall, photographer, florist, caterer, and DJ booked. I have chosen the bridal party attire, I have an idea for a cake, I have flowers picked out, I have a hair style in mind, invitations designed in my head - I'm pretty much set to go...and I've been engaged for just over a month.

Many people have told me I should just go into the business of event planning. Here's the secret though...I really don't like to make decisions, at least not big ones like this! My family kids that I have a small bit of O.C.D. in me and I'm beginning to think that might just be true. I'm not silly enough to believe that all of our guests will remember the small details of the day - but I WILL...and I want them to be perfect...or as close to it as I can get.

Over the next few months, I will be posting pictures and various details of the wedding planning process and am looking forward to seeing your comments or ideas!

In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful day and have a great weekend!

Much Love,
Katie :)