Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Award #2!

Isn't this fun?!  I feel so honored to be awarded the Versatile Blogger award and am excited that I’m getting to know other bloggers/teachers in the world!  Laura at Oh, how pintearesting! had awarded this to me last weekend but I actually didn’t realize it until last night!  And then today I saw 2 more lovely bloggers, Noelle at The Friz in First Grade & Michelle at Fashionably in First Grade, had given me the award as well! So without further ado here is what I must do:

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who presented me with the award and include a link to their blog.
Once again thanks goes to:
  1. Include the award image in my post (seen above)
  2. Give 7 random fact about myself 
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and include a link to their blog in your post
  4. Let those 15 bloggers know you’ve nominated them!
My 7 random facts about me:
  1. My husband and I got married 17 years later on the same day as our one and only date in high school.  Yes, we only had one date in high school.  We lost touch after high school and after reconnecting we were inseparable.
October 20, 1990

October 20, 2007

2. I spent one year teaching abroad in London, England on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange.  One of my favorite years teaching!  I learned so much professionally while there (it solidified my love of early childhood) and still keep in touch with some of my coworkers and students! 

3. I love to travel and have been to 5 out of 7 continents.  I’ve got only Australia and Antarctica left to go....and yes, if I can afford it, one day I will get to Antarctica!

4. I  love to scuba dive.  I haven’t been able to go out much since I got married and had a baby but I love being down in that underwater world.  My favorite dive was in Bali, Indonesia...it was like being in the Finding Nemo movie!  Seriously!

5. I live 1 mile away from Disneyland and am a season pass holder.  Yes, I can hear the fireworks every night and if I stood on the roof I could see them too!

6. My son and I fed a giraffe at the San Diego Zoo 2 weeks ago!  The giraffe caught us off guard in this photo!

7. I used to play banjo.  And the flute, and the trumpet, and the trombone.  I still play piano.  Yes I was a music major for my BA!
My nominations for the Versatile Blog award goes to:
  1. PAWsitively WILD for WBT 
  2. Kindergarten is a Hoot!  
  3. Kinder Kapers 
  4. Teacher’s Toolkit 
  5. Dive into Learning! 
  6. Brigid’s Daily Lesson Log 
  7. My Silly Firsties 
  8. Mrs. Poultney’s Ponderings 
  9. Heads Caroline, Tails Alabama 
  10. Lacy’s Letters 
  11. Kindergarten Love 
  12. Berkery Bytes 
  13. Challenges Make Life Interesting 
  14. Mrs. Payton’s Precious Kindergarteners 
  15. Pocketful of Centers 
Go visit these wonderful newbies and see what they have to offer!  In this 15 there are a few kinder teachers (close to my heart!), whole brain teaching tidbits, technology teachers, and a couple of other grade level/types of teachers as well.  Some of them are super creative and post freebies or direct you to their stores in TpT or Teacher's Notebook.  I've already got my wish list set for this coming Friday payday on TpT!  Can't wait!


  1. OH. MY. WORD.

    You were right! You did have a giraffe picture for me! I LOVE IT! I also love your facial expression! Priceless :)

    I would love to hear more about your teaching in London. I traveled there this summer with my sister and loved every minute!

    Congrats on your award!

    The Frizz

  2. Thanks so much for the award!! I'm now your newest follower! I live in Missouri now, but I grew up down the road from Disneyland, on Harbor and Lampson. Small world!!

    Lacy's Letters

  3. Thanks so much for the award! I am just figuring out how to play, but I feel honored. Thank-you.

    Terri Izatt

    PS I am your newest follower.