It’s me!!!!!! YeS!!! I’m REALLY blogging!!! I have been in a slump lately!! So sorry!! I’ve just been sooooo busy this year!!! So, what better way to return to the blogging world with a recap of what went on in 2015!!! Thanks to Hadar, Traci and Kristin for this perfect linky!!! You can go link up with them too!!
35 & Tattoos
This year I turned 35!!! Yikes!!! To ease the pain of my old age, I wanted to do something “fun” and memorable!! I texted the loves of my life-my bestest friends in the whole wide world since grade school/high school a couple of day before my birthday. I told them I wanted to get my first tattoo…a friendship tattoo and asked them if they were in. I can’t believe that they all did it with me!!!!! For many of us, it was our first tat!! These girls are just THE best!!!!! I seriously couldn’t live without them!
French Lick Meet Up
In March, I traveled to IN to this Meet up that my friend Holly Ehle puts on every year!!! It was sooo much fun!!! She is busy planning this year’s event!!! We’d love to see you there this year!! Look how much fun we had!!!! The pajama party was the best!!!!
GoNoodle Meet up in Nashville
In April, I got to meet up with a bunch of my Blog Buddies in Nashville at the GoNoodle Headquarters!!! It was a blast!!!!! Thanks so much to my favorite friends at GoNoodle to hosting the Meet up and inviting us!!!
This year I was so beyond honored and humbled to be named one of the Illinois Jaycees “The Outstanding Young People” (TOYP). I traveled to Springfield to an awards ceremony to accept my award and had to give a speech!! What an amazing experience!!!
At the Awards banquet they showed this slideshow that they had created for me! Talk about humble pie…
At the end of the school year, our local VFW also surprised me with a little “Teacher of the Year” award! Such a wonderful surprise!!
In June, we went with some of our best friends in the whole world, the Morgan Family, to Gulf Shores! We had so much fun!!!
Need I say more?? Such an AMAZING time with my dear Blog Buddies. Sometimes I just can’t even believe that I get to call these girls my friends! How lucky am I to be friends with some of the BEST teachers AND people in the world???
Presenting for SDE
This year I started presenting for SDE!! Wow!! Ten years ago, I NEVER could have imagined that I would have this kind of opportunity!!! My VERY FIRST time presenting was at the Nationals in Vegas!!! You guys, I almost puked!!! But, I made it!!! And, just a couple of weeks ago, I presented at the IL Kindergarten Conference in Chicago! I’m starting to get the hang of it!! 🙂 Looking forward to presenting in Vegas again this year!!
The Ron Clark Academy!!
This year, I got to mark an item off of my bucket list!!! I was so fortunate to be able to travel to RCA to see my friend, Hope King and all of the teachers at RCA in action! If you haven’t visited RCA, take some time to plan a visit!! It is seriously a life changer!!! If you just can’t make a trip work, you MUST read Move Your Bus by Ron Clark!!! Ah-Maz-Ing!!!
Time is FLYING by!!!! We’re all a year older and my boys are growing every day!!! I am counting my blessings that we are all happy and healthy!! Here’s to an equally happy and healthy 2016!!!