Things have been so hectic at school as I've been preparing for a big evaluation, unannounced observations and walking my babies through their practice End Of Grade tests! That was why I was all kinds of excited for our weekend getaway to the lovely Boone! I have only been to Boone once before as a child, and I've never been much of a mountain person, but we just had to best time! Kyle's family friends lent us their mountain house (in a gated community, might I add!), and the 5 of us enjoyed a fabulous weekend of hiking, relaxing, shopping, and playing games! We laughed wayyy too hard playing my new fav game, Things, and I even managed to throw in an old school game, Mash, while I was bored with the acc tournament and trying to annoy Kyle's brother, Ryan! In case you are wondering, I am going to marry Patrick Dempsey, be a stylist, drive a Prius, live in a mansion in West Virginia, with 6 kids and a pet dolphin (you can thank my mother-in-law for the good hubby, job, and house!). The weekend was just what the doctor ordered! I've always heard people talk about the mountain air, but coming off of a super stressful week, I really felt like I had my life breathed back into me!
I heart "kissy" pics...Kyle feels differently!
They have a Kilwin's in Boone!
Ryan is Cah-razyyy!
Cute mountain house!
Coming back from that weekend was rough, but I was excited to get another week of school under my belt as the days to spring break have been dragginggggg!
I experienced probably one of my proudest moments as a teacher this past week. It kills me that our school is having to redistrict some of our students because of our overcrowding. I hate that they have to pick and choose between neighborhoods, and as a teacher, I don't want to say goodbye to any of my students. We have a really strong Hispanic community at our school that has developed over the past 3 years, and it has been so nice to see these parents start to feel really comfortable in our school. Sadly, one of their neighborhoods was being considered. I did not get to go to the school board meeting, but my principal came in to tell me the next day that one of my students had stood up at the meeting and talked in front of all those people, expressing her love for our school so much so that she broke down sobbing. When I heard this I had to fight back the tears in my eyes to think of this precious 8 year-old with such courage. I could have never done that...I don't even know if I could today. As a teacher, I am supposed to inspire my kids. But many times, it's the other way around.
This past weekend, Kyle and I headed over to good ole Wake Forest to visit my adorable grandparents! My friends always make fun of me for calling my grandma "Grandmother" because they think it sounds so formal! But at least I call my grandfather "Grandaddy!" That's a little more casual...right!? My Grandmother has recently broken her ankle, and my mom has been up for the last few weeks helping them out, so we decided to hit them up for a 2-in-1 visit! I really admire how devoted and selfless my mom has been throughout this whole situation, and I wanted to treat her to something special, so what better way than to pamper her with a mani-pedi/mother-daughter date...especially with this gorgeous spring weather we've been having! These toes are ready for some quality sand time next week during spring break!
Speaking of Spring Break...can you please hurry up! I am so ready to hit up some Baltimore to see the love of my life, Beebsies, for the first time since she's been engaged! And, did I mention we'll be going into D.C. too...and to Georgetown Cupcakes from that cute show, D.C. Cupcakes! And that we'll be seeing Kyle's bff from high school and his sweet wife Lia...and that we'll stop back by my cousins' on the way home and meet their precious puppy, Captain! Anddddd maybe that I get to go to Ocracoke Island for 2 days with my fav teachers from my school! And that I get to celebrate the other love of my life, A. Stew's, bday! Whew! Good times, good times!
AStew and me (above) and Beebs and me (below)!
I promise I have different earrings!
Have a fabulous "Bachelor-less" evening ladies!