Monday, April 25, 2011

28 years young! :)

Guess who had a birthday today?! Yep, it was yours truly! I am 28 year young today! :) I honestly don't feel 28 at all; however, I'm getting to that point where I have to ask myself, wait, how old am I? ;)

This weekend in honor of my birthday/Easter we had all of my family up to visit. And yes, I said ALL of my family! All 8 of them, so we had a grand total of 11 people in my house! We had a great time together filled with BBQ, shopping, watching tv, eating at the Harbor, and amazing Easter service, a yummy lunch, birthday cookie cake and presents, and a Ranger's game!

Today was my actual birthday and I had a great day! My coworkers got me Chick-fil-A for lunch (my fav!) and my students got me some sweet gifts and cards! We went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse tonight with Jacque, Jason, and Jillian and they gave me the new Taylor Swift and Sugarland c.d! Can't wait to listen to them! Jillian also got me a sweet card and some super cute stationary! After dinner, we went to Dairy Queen for a baby blizzard and just spent time catching up! When we got home, my sweet hubby gave me some beautiful pink roses, an iTunes gift card, and a gift certificate for a massage! I definitely can't wait to use that! I'll post pictures tomorrow of all my loot, so be looking for it! ;) 
In honor of my big day, I thought I'd post some baby pics! Yes, that's me, rocking out my super awesome hair, and no I'm not a boy! :)

Here's Grandpa feeding me cake and ice cream on my first birthday!

Seriously, how could you not love that pouty face?!
visiting the goats with Mama and Papa!
I had a wonderful day, and am so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!

Friday, April 8, 2011

13 Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You!

I found this online tonight from Reader's Digest, and it was TOO true not to post! :)

  1. If we teach small children, don’t tell us that our jobs are “so cute” and that you wish you could glue and color all day long.
  2. I’m not a marriage counselor. At parent-teacher conferences, let’s stick to Dakota’s progress, not how your husband won’t help you around the house.
  3. We’re sick of standardized testing and having to “teach to the test.”
  4. Kids used to go out and play after school and resolve problems on their own. Now, with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate. They don’t know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it. (AMEN!!)
  5. When I hear a loud belch, I remember that a student’s manners are a reflection of his parents’.
  6. Your child may be the center of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.
  7. Please help us by turning off the texting feature on your child’s phone during school hours.
  8. Guys who dribble a ball for a couple of hours a game can make up to $20 million a year. We educate future leaders and make about $51,000 a year.
  9. We take on the role of mother, father, psychologist, friend, and adviser every day. Plus, we’re watching for learning disabilities, issues at home, peer pressure, drug abuse, and bullying.
  10. Kids dish on your secrets all the time—money, religion, politics, even Dad’s vasectomy.
  11. Please, no more mugs, frames, or stuffed animals. A gift card to Starbucks or Staples would be more than enough. A thank-you note: even better.
  12. We love snow days and three-day weekends as much as your kid does.
  13. The students we remember are happy, respectful, and good-hearted, not necessarily the ones with the highest grades.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

to highlight or not to highlight....

that is the question!

So the other day husband and I were having a big fight discussing the fact that I REALLY did not appreciate that he told me that he wanted to shave a goatee (which I hate) but I asked him to please wait until the following week because we were going to be taking pictures that weekend and wanted him to have his beard in these and he agreed to do so.

*If I haven't mentioned this before, I love, love, love, my husband with a beard. I believe it is his best look, makes him look his age, and oh so handsome! Any other facial looks however, I pretty much despise! He knows this and has basically grown used to wearing a beard for the entire part of our dating/marriage relationship. At times though, he does become a bit rebellious and throws a fit saying that he "doesn't like the beard" and "it's too itchy" or "too hot". Soon after that he shaves his entire face or does the detested goatee for a short time, until my whining and complaining convinces him to give me the beard back!

But anyways, back to what I was saying.

So the next morning, we're in the bathroom, getting ready for work. I'm putting on my makeup and he's trimming his beard before he gets into the shower. He normally trims his beard, or shaves his neck in the mornings, so this is all a normal routine. Do you know what is NOT normal? Me casually glancing over at him to see that he has JUST SHAVED OFF HIS ENTIRE BEARD!!!! Then that's when you would have heard a little something that goes like this:
B- "What are you talking about?"
C- "You just shaved your beard off!!!"
B- "Yeah? So?"
C-"Do you not remember the conversation that we JUST had last night about this and you said that you were NOT going to shave it until next week???!!!"
B- "Uh, not really. What's the big deal?"
C-"You KNOW I don't like it!"
B- "It's not that big of a deal!"
C-"Yes it is! You know how I feel about it."
B-"It's my facial hair!"
C-"Yes, but I have to look at it every day!" (so I maybe should not have gone there..ooops)
B-"Oh! So you're saying I'm ugly?!"
C-"No, I didn't say that. You just know I like your beard best. And you didn't even talk to me before you shaved it!"
B- "So I have to ask you every time I want to shave or change my facial hair?!
C-"No, but it would be nice if you just talked to me about it before you actually did it!"
B-"Well, what about YOUR hair?"
C- "What about my hair?!"
B-"I don't like it!"
B-"That red. I hate that red that you put in it. It doesn't look normal and I don't like it!"
C- "Fine! I won't do it again!"

(P.S. Props to you if you're still reading! ;)

Anyways, long story short, we made up and were fine! The point of this whole post is, soon I will be making a trip to my hairdresser for my normal cut and color. However, since that last fight  discussion with my hubby, I'm wondering what I should do about my color. See, for most of my hair coloring career, I have always gone dark. Once upon a time, I experimented with some highlights, but that lasted a short while and I moved on. My hairdresser and I have always thought that dark brown always looked best on me. I started adding a little red to my dark brown over the past year or so and have loved that. It's not really dramatic, but looks pretty when the sun shines on it! However, my husband does not agree. He keeps begging me to put highlights back in. So, now that I'm stumped, I'm asking your opinion. Which do you like best?

hello highlights!

This is Bryan's favorite picture of me with the highlights and it's the one he's always talking about!

This is more recent over the past year when I started adding red to my dark hair..even though you really can't tell
You can also refer to my blog profile picture! ;) Ok ladies, what do you think?!


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