Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Playing Doctor

For the past hour my sweet husband has been giving me medical exams. You see, he has a midterm on Friday. He must perform a full body physical in 30 minutes. Easy? Think again. Derek being in medical school makes me so grateful for doctors in the world. He studies so hard. He goes on 2-3 hours of sleep before test days so he can be "fully prepared" for the exam. Over achiever? Perfect student? No and no. Just dedicated, hardworking, and determined.

3 big reasons why I love him.
Peak: Having a day off from school.
Pit: Waking up to a colony of zits form on your forehead.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Things I Love About Substitute Teaching

1st Thing......

I love the fact that I get to leave 10 minutes after the bell rings at the end of the day.
Instead of grading papers, organizing, and planning, I get to go home.

2nd Thing......
If the kids are annoying, I only have to spend 1 or 2 days with them.
If you're thinking "Aww, kids aren't annoying", you need to
a. spend more time around kids.
b. spend more time around your kids and thier friends.
c. agree with me.
3rd Thing.....
Experiencing different grade levels.
I' m especially loving grades 2-6.
High School was- let's just say it's not my forte.

4th Thing......
Having funny stories to bring home EVERY night.
Today a 4th grader told me he broke up with his girlfriend.
He told me, "I usually let girls down easy, but not this time."
(I was dying of laughter!)

5th Thing......
Being called Mrs. Smith
(my favorite)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We decided it was time to share our apartment with all of you! We were so, so, SO blessed to receive such loving and wonderful gifts from our wedding. We were extra blessed to have wonderful family to give us old furniture!

Well, after an exhausting, exciting, and busy day, this bed is calling, wait, SCREAMING my name.
First, a few thank yous.
1. Thank you Westin hotels for inspiring me to have a big, clean, white, fresh bed to sleep in every night.
2. Thank you Trina & Tanette for driving ALL the way here with our furniture and then having to drive ALL the way home.
3. Thank you pumpkin spice candle for making our apartment smell like Fall.
4. Thank you for the end of this day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Wife: From Derek

To my Baby
I am so lucky to have found you.
Thanks for just being you and loving me.

You have already made me a better person and it has only been 1 month!
Sorry I can't be there on your birthday morning, I wish I could be to see your beautiful, smiling, happy face.
Baby, I love you so much!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Our Special Day

Our special day started three weeks early with a photo shoot.
Since we were having our reception during the day, we took an evening to enjoy time together and with one of our photographers, Nathan Petty, to take our wedding photos.
Here are a few of our favorites: