Deck the Halls!

The last two days have been an absolute blast!  We've been busy decorating our house for the holidays for the first time ever.  It was so fun to put Christmas lights on our very own house for the first time.  We bought an artificial tree last year on a day after Christmas sale and a bunch of Christmas ornaments.  We went to Lowes yesterday on Black Friday and we were able to buy exterior lights for our house because they were 25% off.  


There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays...

We are so excited to only have ONE more day of work this week!  I am really looking forward to going to Loveland to see my family for Thanksgiving.  We are in great need of a get away.  I don't think it matters how old you are, there is nothing like going home- especially after you've been away.  I am looking forward to going home and relaxing, playing rummy, doing some puzzles, playing some board games, and watching some Christmas movies.  It is great to go home; it is the one place where you will always be a little kid.  :)  36 hours to go!


Funny Pictures!

My nephews are in town staying with us.  This afternoon Michael and I were playing around with Photobooth on my computer.  His pictures turned out pretty funny.  :)



Happy Halloween!!

For Halloween, Marcus and I were bikers. I think we had different interpretations of what that was...

We spent Halloween at our friend, Russell's house. We teach with Russell and he lives in a neighborhood zoned to our school. Whenever a student came that we knew, he handed out little tubes of toothpaste. At the end of the night, he this drawn on the end of his driveway. :) Too funny!
We are very excited and stressed out about this upcoming week. We were off of work last week for Fall Break. It was very relaxing- we cleaned the garage, watched movies, graded, slept in, and worked out. It was some much needed down time! This week we both get observed by our Assistant Principal and we are starting a new unit/book, which is always stressful. On Tuesday, Joe and Mandi (Beth's brother and sister-in-law) move back from Australia. Then, Friday-Sunday Ryan, Claire, & family (Beth's brother, sister-in-law, and 2 nephews) are staying with us. I guess we need to babyproof the house. :) I am so excited to see my brothers and their families! This will be the first time we've all been together in over a year.