Monday, January 25, 2016


Thankful this week...

for Hudson saying  "cracker" when eating a cheezit. {Convo goes something like this: "Mom cookie Haha please" meaning: Please give Hudson a cookie. Me:"Cracker: Does Hudson want a ccccracker". Apparently you're supposed to point to your mouth and over emphasize the initial consonant sound...  Hudson: "Cracker please". (If only all the conversations were that easy and quickly repeated!! We will take the progress and rejoice :)) The expressions on Harrison & Hannah's faces when he did it was priceless. Complete awe for him that he said something "right!"

that Harrison got a compliment from his band teacher & that he and I got a Barnes and Noble date. Letting he and I loose in a book store, with gift cards was very time consuming. We both have the great "I want it all disease", especially all things Penguins and Valentines! but.... we narrowed it down and yay for my Teacher discount there :)

that Hannah discovered her BFF Hannah will be playing softball with her this Spring. {Thankful that Hannah will be playing softball at the same park Harrison does baseball. We love every bit of baseball season & we are excited to cheer on Hannah at  "bitty ball". }

for Matt's love of creativity. His new kitchen gadget, the Vitamix, has taken his love of cooking to a new level. Although I am not a fan of the price tag, and laugh that it wasn't me this time who fell victim to the great salesmen at Costco... I am quite impressed that it 1} cleans itself and 2} makes HOT soup?! His miso soup is divine. 3} grinds avocado pit. Yes.. PIT.. apparently that has tons of health benefits?! Who knew. 4} for the crazy healthy fruit and veggie drinks he gets our kids to slurp down.

Avocados are well known health promoters that are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that do wonders for our skin, blood, tissue and organs. But the seed is actually where most of the fruit’s nutritional potential resides. The seed holds 70 percent of the avocado’s antioxidants, including the well-respected polyphenols associated with green tea.
But … that’s not it! Avocado seeds have more soluble fiber than even top tier fiber providers. It has antioxidants that help regulate intestinal function and have even been shown to prevent tumor growth. Additionally, the oil within ups the amount of collagen in our skin, keeping it young and wrinkle-free, as well as shining up the hair so that we remain good-looking, too.
thankful for new procedures in my classroom {I loved how 8 years of teaching literally means nada in my current gig. each day I learn what true differentiation looks like, what assessments look like for these kids and what battles to forge ahead with. Some days it's a shaving cream writing kinda day... all day... and some days all lessons get taught... this week my bipolar chica decided to calm her sweet self down, and even though I get her angry eyes & constant back talk, she has not thrown anything THIS WHOLE WEEK! And all the students said... Amen :)  and that same sweet girl was the one to spark a prayer in my room. We were eating our munchkin snowmen that we made, and she said "thank you Jesus". One boy was like "did you just say thank you Jesus?" I was like ohh I love it! Lets pray! And right there and then I broke all one million school laws and prayed with my kids. Eyes closed. Hands folded. "Thank you Jesus for our munchkins". And we all sang Amen. It was beautiful & I still have a job ( for now ;))
for a fun Dutch Blitz game with friends ... the night was full of yummy food, good laughs and highly competitive spirits
for all things lovey, pink and glittered being in the stores now! Oh I L.O.V.E Valentines day.
thankful for quotes, with fun fonts and images to make walls and screens look pretty, at the same time sharing wisdom & daily encouragement. James 1:5
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for being able to watch Super Bowl 50 in 2 weeks completely stress nail bitin' here...not like last year! Wowzers!! Love you Pats, but you totally bombed yesterday's game... offense where were the blocks so Brady could actually make plays?! Man Denver brought  their defense!! and that kick Gostkowski...that  kick...
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Off we go... 5 day work week... last week of January...PGM Bible graduation to look forward to midweek...  all things Artic & Penguins get busted out & yay for the adorable Pebble & Penguin movie on Friday :)


1 comment:

  1. Yay for a husband who loves to cook and prayer in schools! :)