Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday’s Letters

So it’s been a while since I wrote a “Friday’s Letters” posts and I’ve got a few things to write for it, so here goes…

Dear Vistaprint: Thank you for shipping our invitations to us a week before you said we would get them! Dear B: Please get me the remaining 2 addresses we need ASAP so I can send out the invitations! Dear weekend: It’s kinda awesome you are here, but not really because I work day shifts on both Saturday and Sunday.  Dear spring: Please get here soon, I can’t take much more of this freezing cold weather!!! Dear May 18th: I would like you to get here even faster!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

99 days to go!!!

We are finally in the double-digits for how many days are left until me and B’s wedding!!! I can’t believe it!! We got engaged in August of 2010 so it’s so hard to believe that we will be getting married in 99 days!!! I remember when it was like, over 800 days away!!!

So here’s where we’re at for our planning:

We’ve had our photographer for a while now, so that’s taken care of.

I have my dress and all the bridesmaids dresses and the flower girl dresses are ordered. We just need to figure out where we are getting all the tuxes from now.

We have the venue for the ceremony and reception. I just met with someone from the reception venue and got all the details worked out. Now we just need to decide on a time

We have the catering and menu. We still need to go in for a consultation for our cake, but they only need 4 weeks notice.

Now we need to order the invitations so that we can get them sent out.

And we need to buy the flowers.

We also need to figure out what decorations we need for the gazebo we are getting married in and the reception hall. My step-mom is making the centerpieces and my mom is going to get some buttermints for the favor boxes that she got.

So we are moving right along with our planning! We just need to figure out what time we are having the ceremony and reception and then we can order the invitations!! My goal is to have them sent out by March 1st, which is 3 weeks from now. That means that I have to order soon because they have to get to us first and then we’ll address them and send them out.

I just can’t believe that this is all coming together!!! I am so excited to say “I do” to the love of my life!!! Have a great Friday everyone!!!

This is one of our engagement pictures taken by our awesome photographer, Jeremy Bischoff.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What I’m Loving Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again…this week is going by fast!!!

I’m LOVING that today I get my first real paycheck from subbing!!! The first one I got only had one half day on it because it was near the end of a pay period, so that paycheck doesn’t really count. This second paycheck has 5 full days worth of subbing on it (some were full days and some were half) and I checked my account online, and it is over $400!!!! And I’m getting paid from my other job tomorrow, so that is awesome!!!

I’m LOVING that my local radio station finally opened up the voting for the cutest couple!!! They do this every year and we have yet to win. It’s more like a popularity contest though. Whoever has the most friends and family wins. But oh well, I’m still gonna try. Click on the picture below. Then you will have to enter your email and sign up. You can tell it to not send you emails so that you don’t get any emails from the radio station. Then we are couple number #173. Thank you all in advance for doing this for me!! You can vote once a day, so if you remember, please vote once a day! And pass this along to anyone you know!!!


I’m LOVING that my wedding is about 3 months away!!! Another post about that will be coming in the next few days!!!

I’m LOVING these new pins I found in the past week or so.

I gotta remember to get some tortilla’s so I can make this!!! This looks so simple!!!
This is one of the cutest pregnancy announcement ideas I’ve seen!!! I can’t wait until the day that I actually get to use one of those ideas!!!


And as always, I’m LOVING my wonderful fiancĂ©!!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Being a substitute teacher…

is a little harder than I thought it would be. I wasn’t expecting it to be easy but I didn’t realize that there would be some really good days and some really bad days. On Friday I had my first really bad day. I was in 3 different classrooms because they were having 3 grade level meetings for 3 of the grades. The first classroom I was in was fine, no problems what-so-ever. The next room…that’s where the problems began. The students were working on a problem solving packet and were working on 2 problems with a partner. When it came time to bring them back together to go over the problems, I just couldn’t do it. They didn’t want to listen to me. I had to have a student go to the office to get someone to come help me out. I thought that helped a little and at the time I think it did, but it didn’t last long. After lunch I was still with that class for a little longer. I tried to go over a quick review for a test they were taking, but again, the students were not listening to me, no matter what I did. So eventually I just said, “Ok, back to your desks. It’s time for the test.”

On to the next classroom…I was thinking positively that my last part of the day was going to go really well. Well, I was wrong. I brought the class back from their special and attempted to do a math lesson but the students weren’t listening. I know that some people may wonder if it wasn’t the class and that it was me that wasn’t able to control them, but that is not the case. And I know I’ve only been subbing for 3 weeks now, but before Friday, I have never been with a class that acted like those 2 classes did. I know that the reason they acted that way is simply because most of the time, students act up when they have a substitute. I don’t know why students do that, but it is just the way things are in life. When I get a full-time teaching job, I am going to do everything I can to get my students to behave for a substitute like they would for me.

So, here’s to hoping that this week goes much better for me than Friday did. Tomorrow I have a full day and then the rest of the week I just have half days. Have a great week everyone!!!

Seriously, who put this in students’ heads???