Most of you know that I did not renew my contract for another year of teaching at St. John’s because I want to go ahead and make Clarksville my permanent home. I cried my little eyes out when I broke the news to the administration (I’m so professional…) and my fellow middle school teachers, but I really had a weirdly… Keep Reading
My Thursday night was supposed to include dropping off clothes at the cleaners, going on a four-mile run, and showering off just in time to watch American Idol and eat dinner. But this little man of mine needed some major TLC. Fairly large hernia removal surgery knocked this guy OUT (our bank account also took quite the hit! Sheesh…. Keep Reading
Have you heard about this guy? My brother posted this link on facebook a couple days ago, and I decided to share it/discuss it with my students this morning as a little “brain warm up”, or so that was my excuse to share something kind of different! From Wikipedia: MacDonald made his first trade, a red paper clip for a… Keep Reading
+ + + + Mary E, Mary Katherine, Becca, Whitney, Jessica, Lesley, and Caitlin = A very perfect and MUCH needed (for all of us!) Friday night grown-up sleepover partay! =) Also… here’s a happy early 24th birthday shout-out to one of my best friends in the entire world, the fabulous Mary Elizabeth Allen! I love you!
I truly believe the worst part of this deployment (saying goodbye!!) is behind us, and one of the only things that keeps me going is the idea of Jamie’s homecoming, pulling into OUR driveway, and finally being able to living together for more than two weeks as a normal married couple. Nine months to go until that will come… Keep Reading
On December 3rd I will finally accomplish a goal that I have been putting off for years. I (hopefully) will complete my first half-marathon in Memphis, TN! My sorority sister, fellow Army wife, and friend Amber Davis mentioned the idea of running with her about a month ago, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since! She sent me a text… Keep Reading
I would be COMPLETELY lying if I said that I didn’t wish SO HARD on Sunday night that Jamie would call me and say “Hey! Bin Laden is dead! Guess who helped kill him? ME!” That would have just been the highlight of his LIFE… duh! Too bad he’s just a little 2LT who’s still learning the ropes of Afghanistan…. Keep Reading
It’s a beautiful sunny day here in Clarksville, Tennessee. I am surrounded by my parents, sister, grandma, and all four dogs in my home, and there is really nothing more that I could ask for (except maybe for my husband and brother to be here as well). Life is good. But not for everyone. This… Keep Reading