Sunday, June 10, 2012


It is safe to say that I have been MIA for quite some time now.  I have been thinking about blogging a lot but I didn't really have the ideas or energy to get something up.  You may wonder why I haven't had the energy, well probably not, you get it, we are all teachers!  On top of teaching my biggest, toughest, and most challenging class yet (some of you are thinking, just wait, it's only been 3 years!) I am also expecting my first baby in August!  I can't even begin to explain to you how happy and excited I am for this new little life to join us and for the changes and challenges she will bring.  Anyways, now that it is summer I may have a little more energy to update you or ask for your suggestions on how to prepare for a school year that I will not start myself.  Ahhh!

Right after I got on the blogging and creating train I got pregnant and became very exhausted.  There were many days, no, actually everyday for at least my first trimester I came home from school, plopped on the couch, ate some dinner when my hubby got off work and cooked it (he is such a trooper and has been doing pretty much everything around the house) and then fell asleep at about 7 or 7:30.  Needless to say, it is a miracle I made it through this school year alive and awake.  Our last day of school was June 1st, we had family in town over the weekend putting in air conditioning for us (it's a must for a pregnant woman due in August who lives in Utah).  On Monday my husband and I ran around with normal life errands plus buying a dresser for the baby.  Tuesday I babysat for a friend, and Wednesday I flew to Ohio to be with family for a few weeks.  Friday night we hosted a bridal shower for a family friend, Saturday my sister and sister-in-law threw a baby shower for me and today we hosted an 80th birthday party for my grandpa.  I am exhausted!  I was looking forward to this weekend to see some friends and family that I haven't seen in almost a year or more and it filled my heart beyond belief but when the last person went out the door I hit the couch for a nap!

You can thank Pam Neal for getting me on here today.  A week or so ago she emailed as she was having difficulty downloading some items (if you have the same problem please let me know!).  One of the items she wanted was Popcorn Bang with sight words.  She asked if I would also create it with letters so...I did that today and will leave that for you, as a reward for reading all my blabbering this far!  Hopefully I will find some time this week to get something else up for you.  If you have any suggestions I am also open to trying to create something for you.

Click the link below to download.

Letter Popcorn Bang

Thanks for reading and happy summer!


  1. Ahhh- I feel honored to be mentioned in your! Many many thanks for creating this game and for sharing! I have printed out so many great things since I have been out of school, I am going to have to have a cutting party very soon. I loved reading our post, and I wish you all the best as you wait on the arrival of your first born. Congratulations, and take care!

  2. Oops---loved reading YOUR post, not our. Sorry