December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! Love you all!

8 Things you didn't know!

8 Shows I Watch:
1. Jon and Kate Plus 8
2. Little People Big World
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. All things Food Network!
5. The Hills
6. Ghost Hunters...haha I love that show..
7. Property Virgins
8. America's Next Top Model

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Surin West- a Thai/Sushi restaurant in Bham
2. Carrabas
3. Felix's
4. Los Arcos/Alcupulcos
5. Bonefish
6. Beef O'Brady's
7. PF Changs
8. Hunan Wok

...Taco Bell is in their too! Mmmmmm....

8 Things that Happened to Me Today...(not much considering its 10:30 in the AM)
1. Woke up
2. Played with Lexie
3. Read the Newspaper
4. Ate some toast
5. Watched the Rachael Ray show
6. Wrapped one more present
7. Talked to Mom
8. Played on the computer

...all very productive things!!!

8 Things to Look Forward too!
1. Tomorrow!!
2. Seeing Thame on Friday!
4. Dave Matthews Concert in April (cause I will be going!)
5. Kendall turning 1!
7. Thame getting accepted to Med School (PLEASE!)
8. Hopefully moving home in the summer!!

8 Things I wish for:
1. a good experience with student teaching
2. to find a good teaching job
3. Thame getting accepted at South for Med School...well anywhere really at this point!
4. To move home!
5. All of my family and friends to stay safe and healthy!
6. a good economy!
7. to one day have a family of my own! (one day!)
8. a partidge in a pear tree!

Once again...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

December 13, 2008

It's officially Christmas break!!

I'm so relieved this semester is over! I'm officially done with my undergraduate classes at's so crazy!! Now its on to my internship next semester and then GRADUATION!!!! I cannot believe it...4 years goes by really fast! I got my student teaching placement today and I am so happy with it! I was afraid that I would get place in an inner city school again because my area code is Birmingham city...which is weird cause where I live is actually considered Homewood, BUT I DIDN'T!! I will be teaching 3rd grade at Rocky Ridge Elementary School in Hoover! I am sooooo excited! I was hoping I would get 3rd grade because I hear a lot of good things about that grade, so I got lucky. Rocky Ridge is a really nice school's very diverse though so hopefully all of my students speak English! Anyway, I'm excited about it so i'll update more on that when I get there!

In other news...I got a nanny job! I will be keeping a little girl named Bayona (weird huh?) Monday through Friday...i'm taking her to daycare in the morning and pick her up when I get out of school and keep her till 6 or so. I'm really excited about it...I babysit her every now and then now so I already know the family and they are great. Both of the parents are residents at Childrens Hospital. She is 18 months old and cute as can be!

Hope all is well!

December 12, 2008

Happy 50th Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to DAD!!! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

December 08, 2008

A yummy recipe!

I made this recipe up for the most part and I thought it was really good!!! Thame loved it...he was licking the pan after we ate haha!

Chicken with a creamy mustard sauce:

-Chicken breasts or tenders (however much you think you need...I used 6 tenders)
-spicy brown mustard (3 tbsp)
-garlic (1 tsp.)
-onion (yellow or white)- (1/2 cup)
-heavy cream-( 1/2 cup)
-white wine- a splash
-olive oil (2 tbsp)
-butter (1 tbsp)

*Season chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides. Add olive oil and butter to a skillet. Add the chicken and cook till golden brown on each side. Remove the chicken and keep warm.
*Add onion and garlic to the same skillet and saute quickly.
*Add the splash of wine and boil quickly to thicken and reduce. (1 or 2 min)
*Add cream and mustard and stir together.
*replace the chicken in the skillet and cover with sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes.
*serve and eat!

It was super easy and really really yummy! Enjoy and let me know what you think if you make it!

**Michelle...hope you enjoyed the elf yourself I did of y'all...Thame told me what Garrett thought so I put him in one!

December 04, 2008

Wow, sorry for the lack of updates!

This was the last week of classes for this semester, which means that EVERYTHING was due. Therefore, I was super busy trying to scramble and get things done. I still have 1 final next Thursday and then I will officially be in my internship! I should know something about my student teaching placement in the next week or so, hopefully!

Thanksgiving was great! Just went home for the week and visited with everyone. I am so disappointed in myself for not taking but like 2 pictures the whole time! I promise to take more over the Christmas break. Thame and I put up the Christmas tree this past week and it looks good! I still need to find a tree topper or ribbon or something, cause something is missing and then I will post a picture for y'all. I can't believe Christmas is coming up so soon! I need to start shopping!

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing great and be looking for another post soooooooon.