I cannot believe that it is already Christmas. Man, has the time flown by. This past week has been a whirlwind, too.
We got to tour our new school last Wednesday. Well, it is not close to being done but they let us walk around it. It is like a maze! One exciting thing about it was the chance I got to stand in my new classroom. Here it is!
Thursday was the last day before winter break. It was early release. The kids were allowed to leave at 1:30. I didn't get many gifts from the owls. I don't do this job for the gifts, though. Hehe! However, I did get a really cute owl candle holder (see photo below-top right frame). After the kids were gone my first grade peeps and I decided to head over to Starbucks and exchange gifts. They gave me some pretty awesome gifts.
During lunch on Thursday, I got an email from the HRC with some really great news. New Mexico is the 17th state to allow same-sex marriages.
So exciting! Now my fiance and I have been busy planning out our wedding. We have decided to do the wedding ceremony at the courthouse then having a reception the following day. We've been in discussion of doing a 20s theme for the reception. We have also discussed having the reception in April. That is as far as our discussion had gotten.
Friday was our Christmas. He drives to Kansas to see his family and I stay in here with mine. We've been doing it for the last 10 Christmases. It has sort of become a tradition. Are you ready for gifts from my man!? Here goes!
He got me a teaching reference book (top left). He knows I've been looking for ways to get my class more engaged. He got me a sweater and a pair of Happy Socks (top right). He bought me a new SiriusXM radio for my car. I LOVE it! He also got me a jet spa for our bath tub. He got me a bunch of little things too. A candle, Story Cubes, a few pairs of Andrew Christian underwear (OMG! TMI!), and a few things I can't remember at this time.
Saturday through Monday were pretty uneventful. We worked on the laundry area in our house cleaning up the mess of laundry detergent that fell and spilled EVERYWHERE! We removed the washer and dryer to clean up the mess under the machines.
The dryer didn't really fit in this area anyway so we decided to fix all the baseboards (or put in where they had to cut them out to fit the dryer). After some discussion we decided to by a new dryer that will fit better in the space. We ordered it online at Lowes and it will be here Friday! Can't wait. Plus, I really need to do laundry. LOL
Tuesday I visited my parents. We ate dinner and watched Christmas Vacation. Then we unwrapped presents.
They bought me this cute framed artwork from Hobby Lobby and some body wash from Bath and Body Works. I can't wait to hang the artwork up in our hall bath. So cute!
That brings us to today. I am sitting on the Christmas morning drinking my caramel latte and watching Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince.
I hope you all have a safe and merry Christmas!