two people, one dog, and one baby figuring out life in Hawaii

Friday, September 30, 2011

A virtual tour of my classroom.

I am by no means a good "bulletin board maker." I am not an elementary school teacher for many reasons and that is one of them. I cannot make a good bulletin board since I am not super creative. Thank goodness for whoever decided that they should put together posters kits and cut outs of the Lincoln Memorial and fake copies of the Declaration of Independence. I love you.

This year, I did a little more than last year especially since my lovely mother had picked me up posters along the way of her travels. (Thanks mom!)

So here are some pictures of my room (before the kids start to destroy it and we have to cover parts/take down for testing).

My room as you walk in to the haven of learning :)This year I learned that you can write on bulletin board paper! (Why I didn't realize this earlier, I have no idea).The front of the classroom with todays assignment: People of the Revolution including my boyfriend, TJ.My nook/desk area with a picture of my boyfriend next to my desk. The timeline on my walls! Begins with the 13 colonies (which are divided by region to help students remember New England, Middle, and Southern) and the American Revolution timeline.Then my welcoming Uncle Sam so that kids remember my name and don't just say, "MISS!"Next part of the timeline: Declaration of Independence (by my boyfriend) and then making our government with a Constitution!Then the idea of Westward Expansion and the Civil War which ends our class!

Thanks Momma B for all the fabulous additions to my room this year and keeping me looking cool since Bulletin Boards are not my thing.

Hope you enjoyed a little tour of 612.

Monday, September 26, 2011

A plug for an awesome friend!

One of our beautiful friends that we met in Whidbey is Whitney. Whit makes amazing jewelry, and I have bought a few pieces for family. And because I am a blessed to be Whit's friend, she has also so kindly made me a few pieces that have been personalized just for me! Let's just say an owl piece has been a real fave of mine. I have a thing for amazing owls... and amazing friends.

So if you have a need for a fun piece of jewelry or need a gift for someone, check Whitney out!

Her website is

This necklace is awesome looking... I am literally trying to figure out a person who might need this in their jewelry collection...I actually own these too. Super fun "going out" earrings! Go buy them at Whit's website!
So proud of her for being an awesome mommy and finally letting the world see her talent!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kenny's Bday Celebration

A little late on this post, but better late than never.

Kenny's birthday fell on a Friday, so we went out to a steak house and then had funfetti cake (a Kenny Vaughn fave).

And what Kenny had really wanted was a Beer-rita. A man with simple needs. Beer-rita and big screen.

The next night we had a couple of friends over to watch on the big screen and drink more beer-ritas and celebrate Kenny's natal day!

Hope year 29 is a great year, my love!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

4 years ago

TODAY, we stood up and said "With this ring, I honor thee." And we became a family. Kenny and I have been so blessed in these 4 years and hope to continue to be blessed in the years to come. We also want to say thank you for all of those who have supported us and loved us over the extent of our relationship.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Kenny's Birthday Present!

is a HUGE TV! Boys get excited about watching football on a big screen. I am excited to get Netflix and watch endless hours of Modern Family! (And eventually Jon Hamm on Mad Men whenever it comes back on!)(Kenny and I miss you Don Draper. Come back!)

I told him that there was a letter from the insurance company that I needed him to look at right away when he got home from his cross country. Little did he know that a 60 inch television would greet him!

One happy boy!
Happy 29th Birthday (on Friday) Kenneth Warren Vaughn!! Thanks for being born, so I could be your wife!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I would like to introduce you to...

the new assistant cheer coach for FBJH! (it's me.)

Now I was never a cheerleader, so it isn't as though I have a vast amount of experience. However, I was a field hockey coach for 3 wonderful years to middle school aged children, so I hope I can transfer that coaching skill set.

I am excited to hopefully be a role model to some young girls and make sure they understand what being a role model in school means. A cheer outfit doesn't equal cool. A cheer outfit equals responsibilities!

I can't lie that part of why I am excited to do it is because I get a jersey with my last name on it and it is BEDAZZLED! Once I get it, I will post a picture. We have had 3 practices, and our first game is this coming Tuesday. I can't wait to see the boys play football and the girls cheer them on! L-E-T-S-G-O, Let's Go! Let's Go!!