Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Teachers of Instagram

Hold on to your hats, people!  Yes, I'm blogging!  Yes, it's been almost a month. Yes, my goal for 2014 is to blog at least once a week and actually do more than just join linky parties!  I promise to do better, my dear followers!

I'm going to end 2013 by linking up with Elizabeth over at Kickin' It In Kindergarten for her Teachers of Instagram linky.


I love Instagram.  While I have been absent from the blog, I haven't been absent from Instagram.  It's so quick and easy and fun to see what everyone else is up to!  If you aren't already a follower, you can find me at @alwaysanadventureink or just click that cute little Instagram over on your right!

Here's my three favorite pictures from my Instagram account (with a bonus thrown in because I couldn't pick just 3!)

My hubby and I took a weekend getaway to the Buckeyes game this fall.  We had so much fun!
If you follow, you know that I spend a lot of time at the soccer field in the fall and spring and at the indoor field in the winter.  This is my favorite soccer picture with the rainbow over the field.  It was beautiful!

Is there anything better than morning coffee on the deck overlooking the beach?

And the bonus.  I bought my own laminator this summer and it was the start of an obsession!  I barely use the laminator at school anymore because I like my own so much better!
So there's my top three (or four!) If you aren't on Instagram, head over and sign up.  If you are, follow me!  I'd love to follow you and see what you're up to!
I'm off to prepare some yummy food and wait for our good friends to arrive to ring in the new year!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Currently December!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!!  I'm linking up with Farley this morning for my Currently post.  This is going to be short and sweet because I actually have to go to school today. It has been so nice to have a week off.  I love that we get Monday after Thanksgiving off, too.  It always feels like a bonus day.  Guess those are the perks of living in an area where hunting is a huge deal--you get the first day of deer season off from school!
Anyway, here's what's Currently going on with me . . . .

Most of this is pretty self explanatory . . .
I think I've mentioned in previous posts how loud my dog snores.  That could probably always be what I list in that box!
I got my house all decorated this weekend.  Is there seriously anything better than sitting down at night with only the Christmas lights on in the house??  It makes me want to watch It's a Wonderful Life every night!
Here are two of my favorite ornaments from our tree.

Hubby gets an ornament like this each year for the kids and I.  Last year, we finally had enough to do our whole tree in these glass ornaments.  I love them so much!
I really need to make a list of what I've already purchased for my family and what I still need to get.  I keep telling myself I'm almost done.  I actually think I'm done DECIDING what to get, but I don't think I've gotten it all yet.  Big difference!
Yes, I'm already hoping for snow on Christmas.  Hey, we had a white Thanksgiving so I don't think a white Christmas is too much to ask for, is it??
One thing I didn't get to this weekend was loading the Christmas music onto my iPod.  Thank goodness for Sirius radio and Pandora.  It got us through the decorating!
Going to our Christmas Eve service at my church is my favorite tradition.  I think I've only ever missed one service in my entire life and that was because it was cancelled due to a huge winter storm.  Our church sits up on a hill and has a long drive up to it.  The drive is lined with luminaries and it's so beautiful.  And when the entire congregation forms a circle, lights their candles, and sings Silent Night, well, I get emotional just thinking about it . . . .
I'm going to go link this up with Farley and I can't wait to read about everyone else's Christmas traditions!  Thanks for reading . . .
Oh' boy fourth grade