A Peek Into This Past Week in Pictures

Well if you're anything like me, you haven't thought a thing about school in about a week!  I'm okay with that and think we all deserve some time to sit back, relax, enjoy time with our families, and soak up some down time!

I usually don't share much of my personal life on my blog, but I thought I'd share a little about what I've been up to in the past week in pictures.  You will have to excuse the iPhone pics.  I'm just not a fancy camera kinda gal.  So, let's begin.  On Saturday of last week, this happened....

We had some crazy weird weather!  Upper 60's in Kentucky in December is unheard of and this was the aftermath.  We had some wind damage on our farm, but everyone was safe and no one was hurt, so we're all good.  Now to re-build the building...

So after that we got our Christmas on and spent time with family and friends.  Some of my favorite moments can be seen below.  We love some Christmas Vacation and Elf - staples in our home every year!

That was quickly followed by the TV getting completely taken over by my 8-year-old who got a Wii U for Christmas.  So then it looked more like this...

...which forced me to look a little bit like this.

This was a FUN and complete surprise gift from my sweet Mom.  If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I am addicted to reading books on my iPad - no more paper books for me.  I like to be able to read wherever I go.  Well, last summer I ran into major problems!  Glare on the iPad while trying to read in the sun - NOT OK!  So on our beach vacation, I found a lady who was reading on a tablet and I quickly (somewhat like a stalker, but hopefully not) approached her and said, "Ma'am, may I ask what you're reading on?  I can't for the life of me see to read on my iPad and I'm having withdrawals!"  She laughed and said she completely understood and told me to get the ORIGINAL, nothing major, no fancy schmancy-ness, plain and simple Kindle.  I must have mentioned it to my mom at some point, because she remembered and surprised me with it as one of my Christmas gifts.  Now I have realized how lightweight it is and it's even easier to read on it than on my iPad in OR out of the sun!  Did you know this thing weighs less than 6 ounces?!  OK, commercial is over - CUT!  Anywho, with Super Mario Bros U in the background, I read the first book in the Divergent series in two days....not bad, but I didn't get out of my PJs either.  :)

So these are the books I am reading next.  And I also downloaded Defending Jacob by William Landay and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak after taking this snapshot.  Both were recommended by some blogger friends of mine.  My mom also gave me $100 in Amazon Kindle Gift Cards, so please let me know of your favorites in the comments and I'll be sure to download and get my read on!

So my husband and I decided to have what we call "Friday Night Date Night" tonight.  It's nothing major.  We just take our kiddo to my Mom and Dad's house and then go enjoy a nice dinner out and relax and enjoy each other's company.  After we left the restaurant, we went to the mall and this happened....

If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen the above picture and the culprits.  My friends Alisha over at The Bubbly Blonde and Stephanie at Falling Into First made me do it!!  So, I splurged a little on a Michael Kors bag.  Yes, I did.  I admit it.  And it felt soooo good - Merry Christmas to me!  No regrets!  :)

If you follow me on Pinterest, you also know that I've been pinning some non-teacher related pins too!  Like I said, we all need to relax our teacher brains every now and then.  There's time to panic next week!  :)

So, here I am on a Friday night at 11:30 pm, recapping my week for you all.  Like I said, I usually don't get personal on my blog and try to keep it teacher-focused, but everyone needs a little time to unwind.  So I hope you got to know me a little better by reading and viewing some of my crazy life that I love.  I'll post again in the next couple of days with some fun products to help you get your January teacher groove on!  Thanks for stopping by friends and enjoy your weekend!


  1. Reading Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes on my kindle. First read since the summer!!! Love xmas break!!!!

  2. Looks like you had a fun and relaxing week, except for the barn blowing down! Love your new bag!

  3. Looks like that barn did take a major hit! Glad everyone one was ok!! I love your purse!!!


  4. The Book Thief is one of my favorites!