Thursday, December 29, 2011

11 in 11 linky party

I'm super excited to get to participate in this linky party finally. After going to church last night, I'm finally able to share my exciting news. 
11. Favorite movie you watched
I have no idea what my favorite movie watched is. I haven't seen The Help yet and I feel like the only person out there who hasn't. It's on my netflix list. Chris and I watch a lot of super hero movies. I really liked Captain America.

10. Favorite TV Series
I love Burn Notice, Closer, NCIS, Madmen, Criminal Minds. Are you sensing a pattern here? I love crime shows and spy shows. My fiance (did you catch that change in how I'm referring to him?) banned me from all murder shows during the holidays. At least when he was around. I've still watched a lot of these shows when he's not around. I'm like Mrs. Coe at Little Miss Kindergarten and really like Jerseylicious too. 

9. Favorite Restraunt
Mellow Mushroom is probably my favorite. Or Little Tokyo. They know Chris and I at Little Tokyo because we frequent it so much. 

8. Favorite New thing you tried
Part of me wants to say blogging but it's not really a new thing. I've been blogging for a while but this is the first time I've been really successful at it. Well, I think it's successful. I'm only one follower away from 100. But I think creating materials for my class and sharing them with others is my favorite thing I've tried. I really enjoy creating new materials and using clip art. I wish I was artistic enough for creating my own clip art. I haven't been that successful selling anything but I hope that people have used my freebies and it's helped them in their classroom.

7. Favorite Gift I received

On the Friday before Christmas, my boyfriend took me up to where we first went on a hike and proposed to me. It was the best Christmas present ever. He picked out the ring all himself and it was perfect. We had a very busy Christmas of telling his family and my family. We don't have any dates set yet. His parents are leaving in a couple of weeks to be missionaries in Africa. I don't think I can wait for them to come back. I'm ready to get married to the love of my life.

6. Favorite thing you've pinned
I pinned a lot of different things that I loved. I enjoyed making some of the things I've pinned for Christmas presents. I also enjoy trying different recipes I've found. This is my favorite recipe I've pinned and made. 
They were delicious. This is a pin of my favorite craft project I made. I didn't quite follow the directions on it but I was making bracelets instead. I made several of them for Christmas presents and they were a big hit.

5. Favorite Blog Post 
I really don't know what blog post is my favorite that I wrote. I just write about what is going on in my classroom in hopes that someone can benefit from it.

4. Favorite Accomplishment
I think my favorite accomplishment is just being willing to try to new things in my classroom. I've been working really hard on being positive this year and trying to be a positive influence at my school. I started a prayer group at school and I'm pretty proud of that. I think it's helping to create a more supportive environment amid all the changes and difficulties we're faced with as teachers.

3. Favorite Picture
This is the other love of my life my sweet niece Sophie. She's 16 months old and is the funniest, sweetest child I've met. I love her to pieces. She's a lot like me. It cracks me up. She loves books, paper, and is fiercely independent. We have had a ton of fun playing together this Christmas. 

2. Favorite Memory
My engagement is going to be one of my favorite memories of my life and this year. I'm also just loving this past year that I've spent with Chris. We've camped, hiked, eaten and just spent a lot of time together. He's the best thing that has happened to me. He believes in me and supports me through all the new things I'm trying. My brain is always going 90 to nothing about school stuff or church stuff. Chris does a pretty good job trying to keep up with all my random thoughts.

1. Goals for 2010 
I've already posted my New Year's resolutions. I hope to get more organized this year, try Daily 5 and run more.


  1. How exciting- congratulations on your engagement! My brother just proposed on Christmas Eve so I'm anxious for all of these upcoming weddings! Also, yay for Captain America! I just got married this summer and the groom's cake looked like Captain America's shield. It was pretty fun. : )

  2. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your exciting news with all of your friends out here in Blogland!
    An Open Door

  3. Thanks so much for linking up!!
    Congratulations on your engagement! I was hoping your news was something like that! Woo hoo!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. Congratulations, on your engagement.

  5. Congras on your engagement!!!!!

    Happy to be blogging with you over at The Best Endings....

    Just added your button to my own blog! :)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  6. First off..I have yet to see The Help either. I want to read the book first and it's about the 4th book down on my list...yipes!
    Secondly..WOW! Congrats to you and Chris! How exciting!!!
    I hope you have a happy New Year!

    Kinder Kraziness

  7. I have always wanted to visit Africa. What a blessing you are. I'm following you from the fab linky party. Hope you will visit me. I LOVE the Closer! I'll have to check out those other series too. I guess we are the only ones who haven't see The Help but I read the book and loved it.

  8. Congrats on your engagement!!! That is soooo exciting! Hubs and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary. I love being married! Looks like a great year. You must go watch The right now. It's great! My favorite movie was Bridesmaids. Hilarious! So, have your bought your first bridal magazine? I did within 12 hrs of being engaged. LOL! Cheer's to a great 2012!!
    <>< Crystal