My, oh May! Playing Catch Up

My, oh May! Playing Catch Up

April came and went in a flash and somehow, it’s already May.  I am done for the school year exactly two weeks from tomorrow (not that I’m counting. Ha!).  The past few weeks have been a frenzied blur of work, meetings, trips, friends, food, home improvements, and coaching.  This is the last week of my short … Continue reading

Girl’s Weekend and D.C. and NYC! Oh My!

Girl’s Weekend and D.C. and NYC! Oh My!

Happy Spring!  I am thrilled winter is finally over.  Long, sunny days are ahead!  As usual, we’ve been keeping pretty busy around here. Ian and I got a last-minute opportunity to attend the Beaux Arts Ball for National Jewish Health back in February.  We found out the Friday before the ball, so I raced around Saturday … Continue reading

Renovation Updates!

Renovation Updates!

The last renovation update I shared was waaaayyyyy back in August when we had our new kitchen floors installed.  Whoa!  We’ve accomplished A LOT since then!  We’ve nearly completed our front entry, our living room, and we’re nearing the end of the seemingly never-ending kitchen renovation.  Here’s the run down (complete with before and after … Continue reading

Six More Weeks of Winter

Six More Weeks of Winter

[insert sad face] I’m ready for summer, or at the very least spring.  But I really can’t complain.  Colorado weather has generally been totally bearable (no crazy #blizzardjuno here!).  If six more weeks of winter means mid-range temps and a spattering of snow, I can totally deal. Now that we’ve covered the weather, here’s what … Continue reading

Holiday Hoopla and the End of 2014

Holiday Hoopla and the End of 2014

A new year is upon us, and I will be the first to say I am looking forward to a fresh start!  This past year was certainly filled with fun, but also a handful of challenges that I am happy to leave behind.  I’m determined to make 2015 simply incredible!  But first, a recap of … Continue reading

Tis’ This Holiday Season

Tis’ This Holiday Season

Friends, family, parties, and get-togethers galore.  That is the holiday season!  Our schedules have been packed full with family, friends, and fun (and finishing out the school semester).  As of today, I’m officially on Winter Break.  Hooray!  Ian is actually on a little Winter Break of his own.  He gets some time off for the holidays, … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Middle School Teacher

A Day in the Life of a Middle School Teacher

I have seen the “day in the life” posts circulating for a while now, and I thought it would be interesting to do one of my own!  If you’ve ever wondered about the (not-so) glamorous life of a middle school teacher, this is a pretty good representation of my typical day-to-day. :: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 … Continue reading

Fallishness

Fallishness

Holy cow! It’s November!  Like, almost mid-November.  Where did October go?!  I’m so behind.  But I have some fun updates and pictures from October and other fall festivities.  Let’s get started! My dear friends Lyndsay and Jessica got married on October 4th at the Willow Brook Amphitheater in Morrison, CO.  The venue was insanely beautiful, and … Continue reading

And just like that, 31

And just like that, 31

Last weekend, I turned 31.  I thought turning 30 was a big deal, but no one prepared me for 31.  Suddenly, I went from “see ya later, 20s!” to “ohmygosh I’m in.my.30s!”  I felt a little sideswiped by my birthday and a little more unsettled than I expected.  Thankfully, the day was spent exerting energy … Continue reading

:: Lately ::

:: Lately ::

Yesterday, one of my students asked why it feels like this year is going by so fast.  “Last year,” he said, “it felt like the year went by so slow.  But we only have three weeks until the end of the quarter!”  I told him time goes by faster and faster as you get older. … Continue reading