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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What's Up Wednesday-May

What's Up Wednesday

I'm linking up with Mix and Match Mama, Larson Lingo, and Pinterest told me to for What's up Wednesday (last Wednesday of the month) and the last question this month is "What is your favorite thing to grill in June?"

What we're eating this week.... This week we have tried to be better and resourceful. So far we have had a lemon pepper rotisserie chicken on salad with goat cheese and strawberries, and today we made egg, chicken and cheese burritos. The reason for the burritos was really that it was pouring outside and neither of us wanted to go to the store so we made do with what we had at home. Tomorrow night I am having my team from work over for a potluck dinner to celebrate the end of the school year! woo hoo for summer! 

What I'm reminiscing about....My last year of teaching for who knows how long. I am moving on to something different next year so I am reminiscing about what the past four years have meant to me. This is the time of year for reflection. This group of students were by far the hardest group I've taught so far academically. Their behavior was fine but boy did they need some help this year! They taught me a lot about my patience and how to be different in my thinking of what was best for their instruction. I am looking forward to next year but I am going to miss the interaction with the kids all day.

What I'm loving.... I'm loving that my life is finally starting to slow down a little bit. We don't have another wedding until August and the month of June is looking to be a little quieter than it has been. We still have a lot of showers, bachelorette/bachelor parties, and such but maybe it's because I won't be working that I think my life is slowing down. 

What we've been up to... Two weekends ago my tennis team made it to the City Finals and we WON! Tennis is one of my favorite things that I do! I've made some great friends over the years through tennis and look forward to every match! 

This past weekend we went to Lake Sinclair with friends. It was a wonderfully relaxing and beautiful weekend. We enjoyed some sunshine and good company. Usually every Memorial weekend we go to Ben's lake house. There were between 10-13 of us and 3-5 dogs all weekend. It was a busy house but it worked out great! Everyone was on their own for food so I'll just say an enormous decent amount of hot dogs, burgers, and pizzas were consumed over the weekend. That's what happens where there are only a few girls there and the boys take over the planning. I was too tired from the last week of school to argue or plan. 

(Swimming is Cooper's happy dance) 
(Of course once we got home I had to go visit this cutie!)

What I'm dreading... Cleaning out my garage, extra bedroom, and linen closet this summer. I like to organize but these are three big tasks that are going to take me awhile and I would rather be laying by the pool. 

What I'm working on... Figuring out what exactly my job will entail next year. In the past two weeks I have been thrown for a few loops at work. Two weeks ago we found out that we are projected to be over 1000 students next year which means we have been allotted the money to hire another AP and Counselor to assist the current ones we have (the reason my job was created was because we weren't projected to be over 1000....happy I've signed my contract and they can't take my job away now...but that worries me for what state I'll be in for a job this time next year) and just last week my Principal announced he will be leaving this summer to move to California. I have worked for Harvey for 3 years now and was looking forward to the stability of working in a new role under a leader I already knew. This really gives me anxiety. The fear of the unknown but hopefully the community goes in the right direction to find his replacement. We shall see what the future holds. 

What I'm excited about... I am really excited about SUMMER break. My best friend, Ansley, and I have already started our list of summer fun things to accomplish this summer. I am looking forward to play dates with my mom friends and their munchkins, babysitting my nephew when my sister goes back to work, date nights with my husband, not being exhausted at 9pm every night, reading by the pool, and so much more! 

What I'm watching/reading... I am still reading Carry On, Warrior by Glennon (blogger at Momastery). I am really enjoying reading her book. She is funny and real which I appreciate. She talks about the great things and the unglamorous things about being a mom. It's light-hearted and an easy read when I'm getting ready for bed each night. I am currently not watching anything right now which I know comes as a shock. I was so far engrossed in Parenthood for so long that I figured it was probably time for Netflix and myself to take a little bit of a breather. 

What I'm listening to... I have been playing on repeat "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon and "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa. These have been stuck in my head and I can't stop playing them. 

What I'm wearing... Lots of yoga pants and t-shirts. Nothing exciting in this department other than I have finally found for the first time in YEARS some white linen pants that I love and aren't see through (yay!) from Old Navy!

What I'm doing this weekend... Babysitting my nephew while we watch Tommy, Bonnie, and Brett play their first mixed doubles match of the Summer season. I am totally fine with not playing if it means getting to hang with little man. We are also celebrating our FIRST ANNIVERSARY on Sunday! I can't believe it was a year ago that we got married. This year has been so wonderful and flown by. We are going to celebrate by going to one of the Dahlonega wineries for brunch and wine tasting. I will blog about this later! 

What I'm looking forward to next month... As I stated earlier all the things I am excited about that come with Summer break being here. The biggest thing I am looking forward to next month is going away to the beach with my family for the week of June 29-July 4th to celebrate my Nana's 80th birthday. It is a week full of my favorite people in my favorite place. It doesn't get much better than that! We are going to North Litchfield Beach in South Carolina where my parents will be building a house in the years to come. We love it there!

(these people and this place!)

What else is new.... I have finally finished updating the curtains in the dining room. I bought curtains off Joss and Main which weren't long enough so I bought cheap curtains from Target, cut them up, and added them to the bottom of the curtains to make them touch the floor. I am really getting the hang of the sewing and I am so happy with how they turned out! 

What is my favorite thing to grill in June... I love anything on the Big Green Egg but I do love a good pizza grilled on the pizza stone. Publix has the best dough already made for you to use and throwing all kinds of veggies on it! 


  1. I love Shut up & Dance also!
    Pizza on the grill is SO good!!!!
    Thanks for linking up with us! :)

  2. Great job with the curtains!!
    What a fun post! And Happy Anniversary!