Back in the Saddle

I'm back, friends! I know, I know.  You've probably been wondering,

"Where is she?"

"What could she be doing?"

"Perhaps she was actually the elderly woman from Florida who won the Power-ball and isn't going to teach anymore!"

Nope. Not me. (Is it bad to say elderly?)

Anywho. If you were a reader of my blog last summer, you'd know I spent almost the entire break like this:

Yup. From tripping while warming up playing tennis. Pathetic. However, being laid up for weeks and weeks led to an incredibly bloggy-productive summer!

This summer, I wanted to make sure I got my free time in! Partly because I didn't get to last summer, and partly because I've got a bun in the oven and wanted to party! (Or... er... just not sit on the couch all day and watch Judge Judy and reruns of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. No offense to Judge Judy. Or the gypsies.)

I ended up having a wonderful time! In July, I got to spend almost two weeks on the East Coast! As a Philly native, I'm always super excited to get to do that.

My big brother, who showed off this hot little number (ah hem. Nerd.)...

took me to the WaWa Hoagie Fest downtown.  I truly hope they never open a WaWa in California because it is one of the places I love to go to when I visit home.  If you don't know about WaWa, then I just sound like a rambling fool. If you do, then you understand the depths of this particular kind of love affair.

Something else that was special was that my dear California teacher friend (who now lives in Providence) got married! And I got to go, because, well I could drive there!

So I braved the 5 hour route and headed to Rhode Island.  The wedding was absolutely beautiful! Notice the castle-like picture above? That's where the reception was!

She had the cutest little New England-y lobster cookie as her hotel welcome gift! Yum!

I also got to spend some time with one of my best friends from High School - who is also preggo with a due date just three days before mine. How fun! We went to Michael's and I told her to forcefully coerced her into posing for boy/girl pictures with these boxes. 

I tried my best to do a, "Who knows?" face but mostly I just look like I either have to go to the bathroom or I'm trying to scare the children.  Hers was better.  I can admit that.

No doubt I got really annoying as I tried to perfect my failure face. Oh well.

I also bought two 'going home from the hospital' outfits - one for a boy and one for a girl!

We'll have to wait and see which outfit gets worn!

On a less exciting note, I did spend last week in my Language Arts Committee getting ready for the new year.  I didn't take any pictures of that because, well, it just doesn't carry the same level of blog excitement as pictures of me scaring children. Or insulting the elderly. (But I didn't have a picture of that, so never mind.)

I've also got one more trip to take - I'm off to the Outer Banks to spend a week with my sister and her family.  It's a family tradition and a great way to end the summer.  School starts in just a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get geared up!

So I'm back. Back in the saddle. And I can't wait to dig into the new year!


  1. It sounds like you've had a great summer so far! I didn't know you were pregnant- happy and healthy 9 months! (Or however many you have left!)

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  2. Yay Rhode Island! {Can you tell that's my home state?} My sister got married across the street from the towers this summer. Beautiful, isn't it?

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. CONGRATS!!! Keep us posted :-) Smiles and stop by anytime!

  4. Awe.......... I love the outfits. My heart is over-flowing for you.


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