Monday, June 29, 2009

Lucy Liberty- Mutt Mondays!

We are very excited about the 4th of July at the Pennywell House! Every year my aunt and uncle have a Fourth Party at their Bayhouse in Galveston! I am so excited to see my parents, since our wedding! Anyways, Drew and I found Lucy a costume... introducing.. Lucy Liberty!

In the above picture, Lucy seems ok with the outfit. Although I captured this picture of her a few minutes later. I am going to say that I believe she is just tired, and is still very happy to be Lucy Liberty, and she WILL be wearing her crown all day Saturday, don't worry!

I hope everyone has a great week, only a four day work week for most :) Why am I excited about this since I am not even working at the moment??? Because I get an extra day with my hubby, duh!

Also, I recently stumbled upon a blog (via a friends blog-thanks Betty!) that is all about dogs! She is a mom to puppies as well, haha! and on Monday's she post what is called "Mutt Mondays" so take a cute picture of your pups and post it on her blog on Mondays, enjoy!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Junie B. Jones

Junie B. Jones is a character made up by the amazing author Barbara Park! She has 26 books about Junie B. and they take place with her in Kindergarten and 1st grade. I L-O-V-E reading these books a loud to my students, and they love them too! They are short chapter books, I can read one in about 30 minutes, and even love just sitting down and reading one! I must give you an excerpt so you can understand how funny they are, then I think you should stop by half-price books and pick a few up yourself, hey they are only 1.98! :)
This is from Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day.. I can't say its my favorite because I really don't have a favorite.. although I like the ones were she is in 1st grade more, ya know since I teach 1st grade!
"This morning I woke up very excited! 'Cause today we are having kindergarten Field Day at my school, that's why! I couldn't stop shouting that happy news! ' Field Day! Today is Field Day!' I shouted to my dog named Tickle. Then I quick ran to my baby brother's room. He was sleeping in his crib. 'Field Day! Today is Field Day!' I screamed to baby Ollie. He woke up very fast. Then he started screaming his whole entire head off. Mother came running right in there. 'Junie B. Jones! For goodness sake what has gotten into you this morning?' I looked at that woman real curious. 'Field Day' I said. 'Field day has gotten into me, Mother. How could you even forget this important occasion?'

So there is a bit of Junie B. Jones.. I honestly find myself cracking up when I am reading these books aloud to my students! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Book Review Thursday!

So I have decided to start recommending a book on Thursdays! Why Thursday.. because today is Thursday and I just thought of it. Will I do this every Thursday? Probably not because I am not very good at remembering to post. Do I have good taste in books? Of course! Ok I kind of just threw that last question in there.. anyways.. I do have lots of favorite books, this weeks book is "Same Kind of Different as Me" it is the true story of Ron Hall, a wealthy Ft. Worth art dealer, and his friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless ex-convict. Sound weird enough yet? It is an amazing story though, and has some great quotes in it! One of my favorite by Denver Moore, is " Just tell 'em im a nobody that's trying to tell everybody 'bout a Somebody that can save anybody." It is a very inspirational book, and a really easy read.

There was another quote I really loved, but I left the book on an airplane on the way to Maui.. and I can't find the quote online, so I don't have it now. But Drew and I are going to buy it again soon.. yep its that good... so I will put it up when we do. I actually saw online that the book sales at Wal-Mart for 9 dollars.. so hey thats not bad at all!

Gotta go get ready for my hubby to get home from work-- have I mentioned how amazing married life is? IT IS! Drew and I just feel so blessed!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Our Home!

Well I thought I would add some pictures of our Apartment :) It is still a work in progress, and I am waiting to hang a lot of stuff until we get our wedding pictures, but here is a bit of it!

This first picture is in our bedroom, it is hard to get whole room shots with a camera I figured out, so here is part of it! haha!

Obviously, this is the other part of our bedroom, to the left is a built in desk (not pictured) that is my desk, and to the right are the doors to our closet(which is huge-thank goodness!) and the entrance into our bathroom (which is very big too and has a double vanity--yay! not sharing, haha!)
obviously, this is our kitchen! the kitchen, dining room and living room are pretty much one great room, which I love!

And last here in the living room, this is the view when you walk in the door!
So that is our home, oh I did not include the study because it is still a mess.. and the bathroom is kind of boring so I left that out too, haha!

I am off to go swimming with Sara (my sister in law) in hopes of wearing Lucy out!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I still cannot believe it is June 3 and May 23 is over! Drew and I are constantly saying to each other "Can you believe the wedding is over?!" That was the best day of our lives! The ceremony was more amazing than I could have ever imagined! SO many people came up to us at the reception and were so genuinely touched by the ceremony, it was the neatest thing. And the reception was so much fun! We just feel so blessed to have such amazing families and friends, so so blessed. Then we were off to Maui! We had a blast in Hawaii and spent a lot of time hanging out on the beach, in the beautiful water, and just driving around! We had a jeep for the week so that was nice to just be able to go places. We went on a dinner cruise one night, a luau one night (our favorite!) and drove up to Hana. Hana is a town reaaaallly high in the mountains of Maui, as your driving you stop at different state parks along the way. Some have black sand beaches, some have red sand beaches, and basically you feel like you are driving through a postcard! I will post pictures soon but am currently borrowing internet from someone living nearby! We just got home on Monday and Drew started work on Tuesday! So he has been so busy and tired. We hope to get a lot done this weekend at our apartment :) Lucy is very happy we are home.. although I will say she is a litttle upset with Drew. haha! She def. is not used to her dad being around all the time, and I think she is a bit jealous of him! She will get used to it though :) Well, I need to go un-pack and write more thank-you cards :) Anyone know how to make my picture smaller at the top?