I just want to say before I blog Thank you all so much!
Your birthday wishes were very much appreciated!
It’s crazy you know. I was thinking about it earlier this morning – while I don’t have thousands (or even hundreds!) of readers, I do have readers that I truly am thankful for. It’s so thoughtful that you take time of of your day to log on to this blog and leave me birthday wishes. I’ve never met any of you, and maybe never will… but I am floored that there are people out there who will leave such sweet messages, and even post on your blog a Happy Birthday wish. So thank YOU for that It’s amazing to me that people who I’ve never even met before can be so sweet.
I don’t use the blog as a part time job.. don’t let the FoodBuzz logo fool you. I make like $5 per month *lol*… but I am realizing that this blog is giving me much more than what I thought when I first started it. First and foremost, it’s a way to keep in touch with my family and friends but it’s also turning into a way to document the most important times in my life…. and have fun with it!! I’ve made a lot of changes since starting the blog- and i’ve gone through tons of learning curves and have realized what I like and don’t like about blogging.. so it’s been a fun journey so far. Sometimes when I fall off the face of the earth for a few days, you can (almost) always guarantee i’ll be back… but I think most of you have noticed by now i’m not a three times a day blogger… and i’m ok with that! It used to be about gaining readership, when I first started.. but i’ve realized for me it’s more about the learning that goes into the blog and the growth of my own knowledge with health, fitness and LIFE
on to other things!!
Today was my last day at work! I had to work until 12:30 and then my coworkers and I went out for a fun lunch for our Head Teachers 50th birthday. All of the staff actually surprised me with a wedding gift before we left today so that was so thoughtful. It will definitely help with some costs
Speaking of wedding… remember when I said that I was going to get my class to help me with a little project?
Well, I made these tags for our wedding favours:
I just love the way they turned out. My TA helped me with these so much! We made them, printed them, cut them out, laminated them, and then cut them out again. It took so long. I am so grateful for her help!
But, what’s even more fun is what is on the back of them. I discussed what my children what they thought Love was. They got all giggly at first because they thought I meant all hugs and kisses. Then I asked them to think about it for a day and the next day they would be writing down four definitions of what they thought love was.
The next day came and I told them to cover their pieces of paper so that none of their friends could see what they were writing. They found safety in this so that they didn’t have to be embarrassed! Once I got the pieces of paper I was completely shocked at how serious they took it! They turned out amazing!!
Have a look at some of them!
Can you believe it?!
“Love is Peaceful”
How simple, yet TRUE is that??
Here are a couple more.
The front of the tags:
The back (of just one – we made 120!):
I know i’m a teacher and I teach children everyday. I will be starting with a new class on September 3rd. But I have to tell you how much this group of children taught me about the simplicity of what life is. All of the tags came out quite different, which each child having their own view of what they though Love was. They are all so innocent and adorable! I hope the guests at the wedding get a little insight through a child’s eyes and maybe even get a little inspired!
Many people at work today asked me what I did for my birthday. They expected me to say that I went out and partied hard. While I do like to have a bit of fun (see Hen weekend), I also thought my birthday was spent doing the greatest things…
Like a bit of stretching & yoga with my niece…
Watching her pretend to be a future Bride to Be..
… and continuously want to try on her pretty dress for the wedding!
I also hung out with my hot husband-to- be
What could be better?
Keeping it simple can sometimes be the best of times!