Sunday, December 28, 2008


So, we were sure we were having a boy, so we had the perfect name picked out! Then... we found out the truth. Don't get me wrong - we're THRILLED to the brim about our new little friend. But, we can't agree on a name. (Sound familiar Jess and Gavin?) All I know is these are the names I will NOT name my daughter:

Online baby name sites are SO bizarre. Any ideas that you like?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

I can't believe it!!

And the winner is...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

XX or XY?

Here's a little pic of me, my pregnant belly, and my assistant at school, Syd.

My ultrasound was yesterday to find out the gender of our little jelly bean. We decided (thanks to Gavin!) that we would have the nurse write it in an envelope so we could open it on Christmas. Unfortunately our baby is already a little stinker and just wiggled and wiggled the entire time. The nurse was super surprised because we couldn't even get "it" to hold still long enough to get a profile shot or look at the heart.

So after an HOUR of poking and prodding the little one to "open up" and hold still, she figured out the gender and handed it over to us! Now we have it in an envelope just BEGGING us to peek. This is the hardest thing we have done in a long time, but it's sure going to make Christmas morning exciting!

What do you think it is? :) We'll keep ya posted!

I Love Christmas!

I have been really excited to finally have our own home to decorate for the holidays. So, I don't know if I went a little overboard, but it's definitely festive! Here are some pics of our decor - some tacky, some fun. You have to have a little of both at Christmas!

Our lovely tree...

The Nativity scene - can you find the baby Jesus?
Garland on our banister... look closely and you can see me in my cute pink pajamas!
These funny letters Katie and I made at an Enrichment activity - a little tacky, a little funky
The beautiful wreath my mom made me for Christmas - she's so talented!
My attempt at sewing pillow covers. They probably won't make it to next year!
Even Jovi was feelin' the Christmas spirit. We bought this as a joke, then just put it on randomly to calm her down. She HATES it! (I don't blame her!)

Our gingerbread house... it was much cuter before we got to it!

I think there must be a secret memo out there that says teachers love snowmen. All these snowman things are a little tacky for me, but they remind me of the cuties that gave them to me so I just smile. Luckily Jon is supportive of my habit. :)
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it ... STOP!

I'm going to come right out and say that I have a love/hate relationship with winter. I love sitting in a warm house, sipping hot chocolate and watching the flakes fall gracefully down and covering the world in a pure, blissful blanket of sparkling white.

THAT IS A FANTASY - most of the time. I HATE driving in it, scraping it off my car, filling my boots with it on my way in to work, and attempting to teach while it is distracting my little ones.

This last week nearly sent me over the edge. As a teacher, I've learned to brace myself for the last week before Christmas break. I plan fun activities that don't require a lot of stress on my or the kids' part. We sing songs, we do art, we play games. That's how you get through the week of "insanity" when their brains fall out and all they can think about is PRESENTS!

But an entire week of WICKED snow storms added a new little twist to their craziness. The town where I teach is up on a mountain with no real development around it. So, not only does it snow, but the wind tears down the hill leaving frozen bodies and huge snow drifts in its path. So we didn't send the kids out for one recess break in the entire week. Not one. I love my students, but I also need a break. I feel exactly like the poor animal at the top of this post.

Help... help... help...

Luckily, we made it through and I have TWO WEEKS OFF!!! Just enough time to find my sanity.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hi. I'm Bonnie.

If there is ANYONE still reading this blog... thanks for your diligence. And I'm sorry. It's been OVER A MONTH since we've posted. And I honestly can't remember much from that last month because I fall asleep at the drop of a hat and that seems to take some time away from social things... like blogging! (But I don't feel so bad. My sister hasn't been so consistent either. Must be hereditary!)

So, here are some things we've neglected to mention:
-We went to New York a while back and had a blast. It was probably our last big trip for a while, so we sure did live it up! (A post will follow about that when I get MORE time!)
-Jon put up our Christmas lights and did a fantabulous job! (see above)
-I decorated the inside of the house for the holidays, and I think it's pretty darn cute for my first time ever!

-And pretty much everything else is the same!

I just have to say that I am constantly amazed by the talented, amazing, kind, generous people that fill our lives with joy. Thank you for being you.