Sunday, September 28, 2008

weekend review

If you haven't read the post below, skip ahead and read that one first!

This post will be a more happy post, since the other one was depressing..haha! Plus, this one is just a catch up one on my weekend and I spent it with the love of my life, so how could it not be happy?! :0)

I figured I am over due on a nice, sappy, lovey dovey, post about Bryan and I, so I'll write a quick one for all you crazed Bryan and Chelsey fanatics! ;0)

I drove down to Shrevport this weekend to spend it with Bryan and we had a great weeekend. On the drive down after school, I got to catch up with my bestie, Kyrbie, so that was great! After I arrived at Bryan's apartment, he took me out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, Texas Roadhouse. We enjoyed a super, yummy, dinner, and then went to..Walmart. Yep, folks, it doesn't get more romantic than that! Haha.. We know, we're officially and old couple! It's ok though. That's one of the things that I love about us though...that it doesn't matter whether we're doing something fancy, or going shopping at Walmart, I'm having the time of my life with him by my side!

Saturday was spent relaxing and being lazy. We lounged around and watched t.v, then went to dinner at Olive Garden and then I dragged him to see "Nights in Rodanthe". I liked it~I've read the book, but forgot how sad it was! It was good, but not as good as "The Notebook"!

Today we went to church and then met his parents for lunch at McAlister's! Yum, yum! Mama Moss also had a surprise for me when we got there, a red daisy potted plant, and a cute little pumpkin! I loved them! We had a great time catching up and sharing some laughs.

Overall, it was a great weekend and I was sad to see it end; but alas, the new week has to begin. I'm just glad when I can count down the days until I'm in his arms again. I've never been this happy or felt more loved than when I'm with him. It's like I know what my purpose is..it's to be with Bryan, loving him for the rest of my life. I fall more in love with that man each and every day.

Bryan know that,

" If distance were measured in terms of the heart we'd never be more than a minute apart."

I love you!

private

Well folks, I finally did it..I went private! If you're reading this, that means that you received my invitation and have successfully logged in to read my blog, so congrats! I apologize that you had to log in, and I know it's a hassle. However, after everything with Cassandra, I got scared. As Mama Moss would say, "it scared the stew outta me!"
I decided to go private because of things that have happened to me during the beginning of this school year. I can't go into details, but my teaching methods have been put under the microscope by a parent(s) and administration was called in...all without my knowledge. My reputation as a teacher has been questioned and I know that everything I do is being watched, compared, and contrasted with other teachers. I feel like I'm being stalked..in the classroom.

Thank goodness that my principal defended me, and I KNOW I never did anything wrong, but it still hurts. Anybody who knows me, knows that I love my job and my students more than anything. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I know there's no other job that I will ever do. I can tell you success stories out the wazoo, and post letters parents have written about how great of a teacher I am and how I changed their child's life. However, it's funny how one parent, or one situation can make you forget all your successes.

I know that this is just one hitch in the road, and I WILL not allow what has happened to shape the rest of my school year. I know that this parent can do NOTHING to me...because God knows even the number of hairs on my hand and He has inscribed me in the palm of His hand. My God will let no harm come to me and is my protector and provider! I know that this situation will only make me stronger and make me a better teacher!

It's a bittersweet thing for me to do (going private). Part of me hates the hassle that it means for all of my blog friends...and for any other stranger who wants to read my blog in the future, but won't be able to. However, the other part of me feels free. Free to write whatever I want, and know exactly who's reading it. Free to talk about whatever I want to concerning school, and know that nobody will find out about it. But will I? Probably not..even though I'm now private, I'm still going to cover my butt. Nobody is ever going to threaten to take away my job because of my blog. I can't imagine what Cassandra felt like, but I know I don't want to ever be put in the situation that she was.

Ok, I know this has been a depressing post, but now you know why I went private! Thank you fellow readers for being so faithful! You are the reason I write..and will continue to do so! :0)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

the only good thing about my week

is the fact that GREY'S ANATOMY COMES ON TOMORROW! That totally has already made my day tomorrow and it's not even here yet. I think I've had the crappiest week ever. More details to come later. Thank God for Thursday nights! :0)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

fear not blog stalkers!

I, Chelsey Snodgrass, am not afraid to admit that I am among the MANY who daily stalk other people's blogs! Most of the time we thumb through our friends blog roll and then click on their friends, and their friends, etc. I, for one, think that there is nothing wrong with doing this! :0) I'm reading so many peoples blogs right now and loving it..and they have no idea who I am! So, if you are one of those fellow friends who stalk my blog and I don't know you, that's FINE! I don't care at all! I'm just glad you keep coming back! :0) Just send me your e-mail and I'll add you to my list! Thanks to those who've already contacted me~ you've been added! So again, if you read my blog and I don't know you from Adam, that's no biggie..just send me your e-mail and you'll be good to go!

Monday, September 22, 2008

jumping on the bandwagon :0(

Well I'm pretty sure that Cassandra's blog situation has all of us teachers creeped out..:0( So I'm jumping on the bandwagon and also going private. :0( This is really sad..but I've been thinking about doing it for a while. I know I have to watch what I say concerning work, but I also have to protect myself as much as I can, so private I go. You know the drill...send me your e-mail so I can add you to the list! If you don't want to post your e-mail on my blog, then just e-mail it to me at chelsey1852@yahoo.com. Have I mentioned that this sucks?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hopes and Dreams

My school is doing something new this year with the kids and teachers. We're all answering simple questions about ourselves and then sharing one of our hopes for the year and one of our dreams we have. I thought it was pretty neat and a good way to get to know your co-workers and your students! I took a picture of mine and posted it in case some of you would like to do the same, or just like to see mine! I thought it was pretty cute if I do say so myself! ;0)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

6 months!!!!

Bryan just left so I'm all sad now! :0( But instead of being all sad, I thought I'd write a happy post! This weekend Bryan drove in from Shreveport and on Friday we celebrated our 6 month anniversary! Whoo Hoo! I can't believe that it has been 6 months, but it has! We decided that we just wanted to have a nice, quiet, night in, instead of going out. I decided to cook dinner while poor Bryan tackled the jungle in my backyard. He got everything done and then we enjoyed a nice, candlelit dinner! It was really good, if I do say so myself! ;0) It was a great night! Bryan told me that I couldn't put up an old picture with a new one and compare what we looked like..haha...so I just found one of our favorite pictures!

The rest of the weekend was really good. We met up with our best friend (who introduced us) Morgan and had lunch at McAlister's Deli, then went and did some shopping. Then we went and did more shopping and met up with Jacque and Jason that night. This morning we enjoyed a great sermon at church, had lunch, and then relaxed this afternoon. Why is it that time flies when you're having fun and suddenly it's already Monday?! Sheesh! Well, the good thing is that this week at school is college week, so I get to wear jeans again! Whoo hoo..I've gotten to wear them 2 weeks in a row!

Other good news was that Chase and Chandler won their football game again on Friday! That makes it 2-0! I can't wait for this weekend!

Ok, well sadly I have to go do my reading for grad school tomorrow night! Enjoy what's left of your evening and have a great week!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

remembering

Where were you when it happened?

I was a senior in high school at Lorena High School. I was in my Spanish 4 class that morning, and I can remember my teacher talking on the phone and then going to turn on our television. I remember watching the planes crash into the Twin Towers over and over again. I remember feeling a feeling of helplessness and terror...all the while knowing, that what I just witnessed had just changed the world forever.

I received this e-mail this morning, so I thought it would be perfect to put on here. Read it, and remember, and say a prayer for those who are hurting today.


"MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL"

You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK..I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only
believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He
heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan .....
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew
every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me
for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take
my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
may not know why, but I do. However, if you were
there in that explosive moment in time, would you have
reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you. But someday your journey will end. And I
will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may
be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are
'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

God




Tuesday, September 9, 2008

you never know what you're going to find

when you browse YouTube late at night!

I was going to post a video of my new song obsession, Crush by David Archuleta(love it!). When I was looking through the videos, I found this one. I was excited because it had a two in one! It had the song for you to hear, but it also had the amazing piano playing of this guy, Kennyvert. If you are a long time piano player like myself, you will be as amazed as I am. This man has some serious talent to be admired. If you are not a piano player, then I hope that you will still be able to listen and enjoy his improv as much as I did! Click play and listen...it's literally "music to my ears"!



After I heard that video, I clicked on his username and went to see what other videos he had. This one isn't of him playing the piano, but it's HILARIOUS! I seriously laughed forever! If you need a good laugh, keep clicking! :0)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

bryan

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

friday night lights

This past Friday night I traveled to my hometown of Lorena, Texas (outside of Waco) to watch my brothers Chase and Chandler's first football game! I am SO happy to report that it was a victorious night in Leopard country!! Lorena won 7-0. It was a close game and stayed 0-0 until the very end of the 3rd quarter, until Lorena scored. We were able to hold them and win the game!

Both of the boys had a GREAT night! Chandler had an interception early in the game and a couple of tackles throughout the night. We were so excited and proud of him! You can see a couple of pictures of him
here on the Waco Tribune website in the Friday night pictures. Just click until you get to # 114 and 115, and he's number 11!

Chase had an AMAZING night! All night long all you heard was, "On the tackle, #44 Snodgrass!" I was so proud of him! We were even more excited when we saw the following in the Sunday paper today!

He was named the DISTRICT defensive player of the week! He had 22 tackles, 5 for loss, and 1 fumble recovery!! WHOO HOO! Chase said that his goal was to get at least 15 tackles per game, to get a football scholarship for next year and in this past game, he was surpassed his goal! We were so excited!

It was such a great night to hang out with the family and friends and support the ones we love! I can't wait for all the upcoming games! :0) I put up some pictures of the night, and at the very end, I put up a short video at the end of our captain! :0) Enjoy!











video

Friday, September 5, 2008

a few fast ones!

I don't have much time to write, but these are a few things that I wanted to write really fast.

  • I love my boyfriend SO much! I know I keep saying that, but it's true. He's so amazing to me, and I don't know what I did to deserve him. He's my rock and keeps me going sometimes. He just makes everything ok, and reminds me that God is in control, everything's going to work out, and God knows the desires of my heart and will give them to me! Love you baby!
  • I praise God for making Fridays. They are my favorite days of the week!
  • I LOVE the man (or woman) who invented blue jeans. They are officially my best friend and I think jeans should be worn every day.
  • I'm soooooooooooooooooo excited about today! Want to know why? In about an hour I'm going to leave and head to Waco. Tonight is the first Lorena Leopard football game and tonight I'm going to get to witness a first. Tonight, for the first time, my brothers, Chase and Chandler will both get to play tonight on varsity, together. Chandler (a soph) will get to join Chase (a senior). We've been waiting for the day when the Snodgrass boys get to play together for a long time and it's finally here! I CAN'T WAIT! Pictures will follow later! ;0)
  • To sum it up, I love Bryan, my brothers, Fridays, and football!
  • The end!

Monday, September 1, 2008

a newbie!

She's just joined us in the blog world, ladies and gentlemen....welcome my sister Charity Snodgrass! You can check out her blog here and leave her some love!

Love ya sis! :0)

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