Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I certainly cannot believe that it has been two months since my last post! Everytime I thought about blogging, I didn't quite know where to start since I either had nothing to say or I had too much to say and wasn't sure how to organize it. I decided I would start back with the Currently for January as I link up with Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade!

A lot of this is pretty self-explanatory, but I am so excited that we still have a few more days off from school! We have a full two weeks off, and the kids get an additional two days next week (Monday and Tuesday) while the teachers have professional development days. I always like to have a day or two to get ready for the kids since I am in such a hurry to get out before the break!

We literally packed the car and were on the road to St. Louis to visit my in-laws by 7 PM on the Friday we got out of school. We drove straight through (with the dog) and arrived before lunch on Saturday. Let me explain something to all of you. There is this thing called compromise when you get married. See, in my family, we flew everywhere that it was more than a 4 hour drive. Heck, my mom and I flew to Dallas from Houston several times when my sister lived there just to avoid a 5 hour car ride. But, see, my husband came from a family or drivers. They drive everywhere. The longer, the better.

So, when I wanted to go visit my friend Lauren and her husband, Mike, over spring break this past March, we drove! I had made that drive before with Lauren in college, but it was college, and that was an adventure and I was excited about it. We also drove during daylight back then.

Oh, did I forget to mention, that my husband's family only seems to travel overnight? Like traveling vampires?? I've grown somewhat accustomed to it, as it is much less expensive, especially when we take the dog and don't have to pay for him to stay somewhere.

Where was I? Oh yes. So, we drove to St. Louis. The drive there was fine, but long! As soon as we got to his parents' house, we sat down and booked a hotel room for the trip back so we could stop in Little Rock overnight. Yes. We are just a bunch of world travelers! We should own an RV.

Back to my friend, Lauren. She lives in El Paso, which is 669 miles away from my house. Roughly. And, she is coming tonight!!! I am so excited since the last time I saw her, we had our husbands, and now, it will be girl time!

I will have to setup several blog posts in the coming weeks about what I have been up to...but, until then, have a wonderful rest of your break!


  1. I love math blogs! Can't wait to check yours out!

    The Math Maniac

  2. Just found your blog through Currently. I will have fun checking it out! Have a great visit with your friend.
    First Grade Found Me

  3. Hi! I found your blog through Farley's linky. I'm like you in that my blog has been a little neglected over the past month or so. Oh well, we're both off to a GREAT start this year =) It sounds like you had a loooooong drive over the break. I'm glad you made it safely (Again, I'm like you...I definitely believe in flying!!). I hope you have a happy new year!!

    Teacher At The Wheel

  4. I agree about writing blog posts...if you have nothing to report, you don't want to clutter the feed, but then there are times when you have so much to share!

    Teacher at Heart

  5. HA! We are a family of drivers too...only because it's cheapest for our family of 5. We are from Chicago area and have driven to Disney, to the NC ocean, Springfield MO, Memphis TN, Dells WI...and I'm sure I'm missing some. AND we only stopped over night on the way to Disney..just so we'd be ready to explore when we got there! NC was a 19-20 hour trip straight through...
    Have fun with your friend! I love when my TX friend and I get together! We just pick up where we left off.
    Anchored in 3rd Grade

  6. I found your blog through Farley's Currently post. Can't wait to begin following you!


    Halfway There