Thursday, May 19, 2011

Only 20 Days Left

I recently realized that there are only twenty days left in this school year. Panic mode has hit me full force.
Here's my to do list:
--finished year 1 mentoring for the state of Delaware. (joy of my life)
--order supplies through the school for next year
--order my supplies for next year (out of my pocket)
--finish applications and paperwork for summer jobs
--Middle States folder (YIKES!--haven't touched that all year)
--class lists for next year
--classroom layouts for next year (furniture moves for the maintenance guys)
--regular lesson plans for the next four weeks
--paperwork for my contract at school
--end of the year portfolio wrap ups for my students
--end of the year gifts for my kids
--clean my classroom
--clean my desk

and it goes on and on and on. Four more weeks.

On the other hand, we're having E's boss over for dinner on Friday night.
Here's what I have planned:
shrimp cocktail appetizer
cheese and crackers
tomato and  olive bruschetta
balsamic and goat cheese tart
strawberry spinach salad
grilled chicken and fingerling potatoes
tiramisu cheesecake

Think it'll be enough food for three people? Haha... I've definitely inherited my mother's habit of cooking lots of food. I almost ALWAYS have leftovers.
I'll post pictures after Friday! :)

Above are my class' gifts to their moms for mothers day. We planted marigolds and petunas in terra cotta pots that we painted. The kids had a BLAST. I saw a couple moms with a few tears in the parking lot at pickup that day, so it must've been a hit.

Oh, I meant to upload this sooner. I made E waffled french toast for breakfast last Saturday. It was yummy! The perfect combination of french toast and waffles. My all-clad waffle maker made it super easy. The only problem was that they were a little soft, almost breadlike, so the pieces didn't come out of the waffle maker in a perfect square. E inisisted that was okay, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so I was a little disappointed about that part. Still, they were very very yummy!

Happy Thursday everybody!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happily Ever After

For those of you that follow my *infrequent* blogging, you'll notice that my lil ol blog has received a face lift. I felt that with so much of my life changing in the past couple months (I can't imagine why.....<sarcasm>), that my blog deserved to be changed to. Hopefully with the new design changes, I'll blog more frequently. Much to the delight, I'm sure, of our family and friends that are living elsewhere outside of the Pennsylvania/ Delaware area.

So, since E and I are now living in our own little happily ever after, I felt that would be an appropriate title. Okay, and just a bit cheesy. :) Happy reading, yall!

We're settling in to newlywed life. Despite my hour long commute, we're enjoying spending our time together in our new home. So far, we've had my parents to dinner (before they moved to South Carolina) and we're looking forward to having E's parents up for a visit in June. Shortly after the wedding, we had our new bed and nightstand delivered--my parents' gift to us. It looks great in our apartment and we love it! E's parents gave us our dining room table and chairs, and they look wonderful, very chic and modern in our apartment. Slowly, we're putting our apartment together, but it already looks and feels like home. Pictures to come soon!

On to another fun topic... our wedding pictures! Thanks to the fabulous folks over at Dazzle Photography, we got our wedding pictures in just under a month. They were a great Easter present. Once we picked them up, we immediately set up a computer connection to the big screen t.v. and watched over two hours worth of pictures. Let's just round the number a teeny tiny bit.... and say that we viewed our one thousand wedding pictures. Yup. You read that right. One thousand. And they are all equally F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S. If I do say so myself. :)

I picked a few favorites to share with you today. Hope yall enjoy them. If you want to see more, just let me know!
getting ready

Rachel and Emily getting ready

The dress

my 'something blue'

Clemson garters--one to throw, one to keep

Me and Daddy

Fixing Momma

the girls walking over

my handsome husband

first look

pink shoes

going to the chapel

E's momma

the girls' bouquets and the bulletins

we had so much laughter in our ceremony! it was wonderful!

you may kiss the bride

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund A. Booth III

cherry blossoms

my besties!!

clearly, they love him. :) hehe

wedding party

groom and groomsmen...

we are family

my handsome brother--flew all the way from OK for the wedding!


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