Sunbrellas and SPF 100

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Break as a first-year teacher is like the best gift ever. The junior teachers at my school were planning an ACT boot camp during spring break, and said, “I love you guys, but no.” Instead, I took a trip with Momma, Daddy, and George to Siesta Key.

Time to relax was necessary. Imperative. Indispensable. Super important to surviving these last 8 weeks of school.

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Weddings, Weddings, Weddings

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April marks the month that I will be out-of-town four weekends in a row. At this point in the school year though, I’m really needing some motivation and things to look forward to.

The weekend before last I drove to Dayton with my fellow bridesmaids to attend Hallie’s bridal shower. I was in charge of making the ribbon bouquet, and as you’ll see below, I have found a new calling. The women shared stories of their own bridal showers, making sure Hallie knew which containers last the longest and when she’ll use that tablecloth. I love seeing the passing on of those traditions, and there was so much love and excitement in that room. And every gift was personalized, whether with a recipe, special wrapping, or a thoughtful note.

Then last weekend it was more wedding extravaganzas, only this time it was a wedding in Los Angeles. The jet lag and long rental car line and short stay was 100% worth it to meet some of George’s best friends in the world.

I’m holding my breath for Spring Break next week, during which I plan on sitting on the beach, hugging my mom, and not having one single thought about my students.