Wednesday, April 23, 2014

5 Life Lessons I Haven't Quite Mastered Yet...

Time and time again, I find myself falling into the same old traps, believing the same old lies.  Here are a few that I believe on the regular.

1 // I don't need to look nice to go grocery shopping.  Who actually cares if I'm in grungy sweats like a hot mess? [Note to Self: If you enter that store looking gross, you WILL see students.  Always.]

2 // Only 120 calories in a half cup serving of ice cream?  What a great, low-calorie snack! [It would be low-cal if it were actually humanly possible to limit myself to 1/2 cup]

3 // Psh, I can leave school early today without making my copies for tomorrow.  I never get sick...what are the chances that I will be out tomorrow? [Aaaaand after dragging myself into work with a stomach bug solely because my math test wasn't copied, I will never leave school without my stuff done again!]

4 // It's okay that I don't have a blog post planned.  Something will come to me while I'm sleeping.  [Nope. It doesn't.]

5 // Oh, Snapchat wants to know if it should add this to my story?  Sure, let's do that! [Take it from someone who knows...anything you add to your story stays there for 24 hours]

What lies do you continue to tell yourself?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Calling All Netflix Lovers

Happy Tuesday!  

Today's the last day of my spring I have every intention of (at least attempting) working on something productive.  But in the meantime, Walker and I signed up for our free month of Netflix the other day, and since we don't have a TV, are considering just paying the $8 a month to have all that great access to tons and tons of shows.
Here's where you come in.  What are your favorites?  We are looking for a new show to watch together and would love your input.  I also would love a few new (more girly) ones to binge on when he's not around :)

Leave any suggestions you have below in the comments!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Twists's Monday.  This may be one of my favorite Mondays of the year because being a teacher means that I'm always off!  Sure, Easter may be over, but at least I have the day to relax!

As I write this, we are currently in Virginia with Walker's parents.  We will be traveling back to Jersey later today, but it was nice to have the entire weekend with them to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior.  

Unfortunately, the weekend didn't exactly go as planned.

We arrived in Virginia around lunchtime on Saturday and after a delicious meal, Walker and the guys went out to plant some trees on the family's property.  No less than an hour after returning, he uttered some of the most dreadful words you could possibly hear on a vacation.  

"My stomach doesn't feel so good."

Needless to say, he spent all of the afternoon and evening sick as a dog with some sort of stomach bug. I had a delightful time chatting with my in-laws, but I just felt so awful that they couldn't spend any time with their son!  Thankfully, he felt better (ish) in the morning.  We skipped church (so much for my pretty Easter dress!) and by the afternoon he was pretty much back to his old self.

So...first married Easter?  Definitely one to go down in the books!

The good news is that we still were able to squeeze in some fun with the family.

We were gifted a grown-up Easter basket!

And you can't forget the delicious treats!

When it comes down to it, Easter isn't about beautiful dresses or perfect plans.  It's about the sacrifice that Christ made for you and me.  This past weekend, I was thankful for time to stop and truly reflect upon that, without distraction. 

Thank you, God, for giving me time with Paula and Lee to spend one-on-one.  What an interesting twist on how I thought the weekend would go!