Monday, August 12, 2013

Meet the Teacher

I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for as much as I can of Teacher Week!
I feel like if you've been following my blog for a while, you might be sick of hearing about me. 
 But, since it is Meet the Teacher day... 

 My family is the most important thing in the world to me.

My husband and I have been married for 14 years.  In many ways, we are opposites.  
He is spontaneous and the "life of the party" (even when we are at home).
He is a middle school teacher.
I prefer routines, patterns and controlled predictability.  
I'm not sure how, but...we are on the same page in terms of our values, beliefs and family goals. 
We make a pretty strong team and I wouldn't want it any other way.

We have 2 amazing children! 
Do we feel challenged as parents at times?  Yes.
But, I can't tell you how many times each week we thank God 
and high five each other
 to celebrate  
our amazing kids.

Marissa is 10 and will be starting 5th grade!
Marissa is a kind, creative, compassionate, sensitive, animal lover.
She writes the best poems and stories!
She dances (ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary) and plays the piano.
For the past two years, she has also been part of her studio's performing company.

Donavon is 7 and will be starting 2nd grade.
He is an energetic, happy, kind, curious, snuggly boy.
Donavon likes to know how everything works 
and he has beautiful handwriting.
Donavon plays travel soccer and travel baseball.

We have two goldendoodles.  They fill our lives with sloppy kisses, long walks and lots of laughs.
I really do not have a good picture of both of them together 
(although we have an unsuccessful photo session about every 3 days).

This is Daisy.  She will be 5 in October.

This is Kalli.  She will be 3 in October.

I've been teaching for 15 years.  My heart is really attached to first grade, but I've had quite a few different titles over the years.  My history includes a lot of boxes and room changes (see below).
I think each of my experiences has been helpful...although I do love first grade.

I'm looking forward to another year of 1st grade.  
Soon, I will stock up on my Dt. Dew and dig right in for another year!


  1. First Grade Teachers and Goldendoodles-- perfect
    together! I have 5 year old Clancy. Have a great year!

  2. Gorgeous family friend! Love getting to know a little more about you!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  3. I love it when you post your golden doodle pics!! So cute! Loved reading more about you! :)

    EduKate and Inspire