I’m Blog Hoppin this week for Teacher Week. This posts is a more personal look into my life. This is a great way to connect with other teacher bloggers out there.
Fun Fact One: I’m pregnant! I’m pregnant with our first child and due March 8, 2016. My husband, family, and I couldn’t be more excited to welcome a baby into our home. We’re overwhelmed with joy, excitement, worries, hopes, and dreams for our little one. Below is how I told my husband I was pregnant.
Fun Fact Two: We are NOT finding out the gender of our baby. We want to keep it a surprise until delivery. We have told all our doctors, nurses, and ultra sound techs to make sure no one slips up. We’re taking bets….my husband thinks we’re having a girl. We're going gender neutral on it all but Pinterest is a huge help. This is one of my favorite nurseries.
Fun Fact Three: We own our home in downtown Orlando. We have a little bungalow style home that was built in the 30’s and has since been renovated. I love our hard wood floors, glass doorknobs, and older features in our home. I love our neighborhood that is friendly with lots of big oak trees. Most people think of Orlando as Disney but there is a lot more to our city.
Fun Fact Four: This will be my 8th year teaching. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. In high school I worked with Kindergartens every morning for a teaching class I took as an elective. I also was a camp counselor at an overnight YMCA camp throughout high school. I always loved working with kids and making learning fun. I’ve taught Kindergarten (one year and several internships), 1st grade (6 years), and now 2nd grade for the first time. I had a junior internship in 2nd grade way back in my college days but the grade is mostly new to me. I am loving the change to second and have a wonderful class this year.
Fun Fact Five: I love making lists for everything from a to do list, lists of trips I want to take, lists of books I want to read, etc. I have lists on-going on my notes app on my phone and many notepads with lists in my classroom.
Here is a list of some of my favorite things:
My husband Rick: We’ve been married for 2 years.
My family: I have one brother, sister in law, and adorable one-year-old nephew.
Books: I’m in a book club with friends.
Eating:I’m in a dinner club with friends but I don’t cook. My husband is the chef in our house. I like to eat and entertain though.
Traveling: I love travelling to new places and try to make it to at least one new place a year. This summer we visited three islands in Hawaii, the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, and New York City.
Celebrating 2 years of marriage on Kauai.
Celebrating Christmas with my family. This was also the first time I met my nephew.
Hanging out with our family in Oahu where my brother and his family lived. They are now off to Naples, Italy. They are a Navy family.
Well I hope you feel you know a little bit more about me! Keep checking back all week for more of Teacher Week!