So, I needed something in my classroom to beat the winter blues and add some excitement...the puzzle table was created: It's a big hit. The puzzle is a bit tricky- it's an I Spy puzzle, but with a little help to get started, they are really into it.
And after being at school last week, I caught the puzzle excitement and made my husband go with me to buy a puzzle for our coffee table. I think he picked the hardest one. We spent the weekend working on a 2000 piece puzzle of Las Vegas...and are still working on it! Sounds like fun, huh?
Stars=Hearts My husband refuses to celebrate Valentine's Day. Sad, but true. However, the first year we were dating he did actually celebrate it...and he gave one of my favorite gifts ever. He ordered a star shaped cake pan and baked me a chocolate cake. I LOVE stars, so it was perfect.
Valentine's Day Tennis Style We usually had practice on Valentine's Day night, so we celebrated by wearing pink and red...and throwing out kisses. I also believe that I started practice wearing knee-high heart socks, but they must have gotten a little warm to wear running around the courts. :)
Housemate Love My junior year at college my housemates and I sent out Valentine photo cards. I miss those girls!
4th Grade Love Valentine's Day in 4th grade is wonderful. I love the day. Candy is flying. Cards with cheezy sayings are being passed around. The kids are dressed in a sea of red and pink. It's just great. And isn't this just the cutest gift ever? (Good thing I took a picture of it though since they are all almost gone already!)
Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! We had some friends over for dinner and games and had a fun Valentine's Day (or for my husband- a fun dinner on Feb. 14th- ha!).
Last night, our school had "Math Night." It was fine. I wish I could say it was awesome, but in all honesty, I really didn't feel like spending my Tuesday night at school. However, since I had no choice- it was great once I got there.
I love dressing up. We're having a book character dress up day at school in April and I'm already planning what I'm going to wear. (any suggestions?) This year, we all wore lab coats to look more like mathematicians. But, I was wishing that I had been more into the night at the beginning so I had time to make awesome Ms. Frizzle earings. Next time, next time.
In my room, I had set up a game of Battleship Coordinates which is similar to well, Battleship. (You had to say, "You Sank My Line Segment!" if you sunk their ship- hence the blog title.) It got me thinking of all my favorite games growing up. Battleship was not one of them. I loved Life, the Babysitter Club game (oh come on- you owned this game too!), Uno, Sorry and Hungry, Hungry Hippos. That's one of the reasons I love being a teacher- it brings back all those memories of growing up. Especially the good ones like playing games. Any childhood favorite games to share?
It has been quite an eventful weekend- starting on Thursday night. On Thursday, I went to the Rascal Flatts concert with some of my girlfriends. We met up and ate some quick dinner to ensure that we could make it in time for Jessica Simpson's opening act.
Oh, Jessica's opening act. I am a Jessica Simpson fan. I think she has a good voice. But, really her performance was just an emotional mess. I do feel bad for her. We sat there the whole time thinking- "what is going on!?" I hope things turn around for her soon. Here are the articles that my friend sent me the next morning:
Rascal Flatts however, was A-MAZING! I love them and just think that they are wonderful performers- we had a great time.
Getting up for school was not such a good time the next day, but I made it through the day and then was ready to leave for a weekend of skiing up north. I haven't been skiing in about 5 years, so I was a bit worried about making it down the hill, but all was well and we had a fun weekend on the slopes.
I can't believe the weekend is already over! I caught a cold that has been going around my classroom all week. Boo.
There are so many details that go into weddings. But really, when all is said and done the most important detail of the day is that you are married. Which is why the ceremony is the most important part of the a wedding! :)
I loved our ceremony. I say this after the fact. I was excited to walk down the aisle with my dad and I couldn't wait to see Dan's face at the end of the aisle, but seeing how both Dan and I really don't "excel" at being in front of people- I was a bit nervous about exactly how things would go. Yet, everything was exactly how I wished it to be.
Our faith is so important to Dan and I, so giving praise to God for bringing us together and for his faithfulness was the priority in our ceremony. Our wedding verses were Ruth 1:16-17. We also had both of our Profession of Faith verses read by two of our dear friends. Music added so much to our ceremony as well. One of my sweetest friends with the greatest voice sang at our wedding. (love you Steph!) She sang "Shine on Us" and "Lord, You Have My Heart" as well as the benediction. The congregation also sang one of our favorite songs, "In Christ Alone." How wonderful it was to stand in the midst of all our friends and family singing this glorious song!
In case you want to feel more like you were at our wedding, click the video to hear one of our songs:
I just love this picture...and my sisters! They were both running for Kleenex minutes before walking down the aisle.
The walk I have dreamed of since a little girl. Our ceremony was at the church I was baptized in, I said my profession of faith in, the church that we now attend together.
I think I was telling him how heavy my bouquet was. ;)