Friday, July 31, 2015

Five for Friday [July 31]

I made it my goal to do two five for Fridays for the month of July....... I did one the first Friday of July and let's be honest.. I've been lucky to even remember that it's Friday.. Summetime and the struggle is real!  I usually like to have my post ready to go before Friday, but here I am at 6:25 am writing my post to meet my goal!  Instead of recapping just this week, I'm going to recap the past three weeks.. I hope that's okay!

Mid July, I got to go visit my best friend in Kansas.  She's lived there for four and a half years and this was the first time (I should have gone sooner!) that I went out to visit her.  It was SO fun getting to see all of the places she's told me about for the past four and a half years!! I loved getting to hang out and relax with her and her little boy while her husband was away for work.  It's so great getting to do all of the fun things we'd normally do while we're together.  We checked out a little water park in a town close to hers and we checked out a lake in another town close to hers.  I LOVED getting to see all of the greenery there! It's so much different than California!!

Now that my husband and I live closer to the beach and it's summertime, I've been wanting to go to the beach more.  I'm surprised I've only gone three times this summer!! It's my favorite place though. I  can sit at the beach all day and do "nothing" and have the greatest time unlike being at home all day and doing just about "everything" and feeling bored!  The left picture is the beach I/we go to usually.  The right picture is a picture from yesterday when I got to drive an hour north to go visit a friend and her family on vacation!!
 I've been working HARD in my TPT store and I am LOVING it!  I went back and worked on revamping some of the covers and previews of my earlier products.  I have learned so much in the past few months it's amazing!! I also had a "Flash Sale" of my newest product bundles - some Common Core Gradebook Pages for grades Kinder through 5th.  It was a fun learning experience.  I'm really loving my TPT journey!!!

My husband and I moved an hour and a half south of where I had been living/working for the past three years.  I left SO many friends there.  I have been SO blessed by many of their friendships that I have still gotten to see them and hang out with them.  One friend moved just 30 minutes away from me and we checked out a french bakery together in a nearby city (left picture).  I got to hang out with my mother-in-law who lives just 20 minutes away and I found a boba shop as we explored one of the beach cities (middle).  Another sweet friend and her baby came all the way down to see my new place and have lunch (right).  And of course spending time with my friend at the beach yesterday!  I'm so blessed by these friendships that flourish even though the distance isn't the most convenient!!

I am so excited to announce that I got to sign my contract for my teaching position this fall!! I'll be teaching TK at a local elementary!! This is my celebratory Starbucks drink :) My husband and I took a leap of faith and moved without me having a job lined up.  Just 6 days after I signed my exit paperwork at my old school, I got a phone call and was offered the job! This past week I got to make it official by signing my contract!! YAY!!

Okay and I couldn't resist this last **BONUS** picture of my bulldog, Coco, hanging out with me on my yoga mat this week!! She's been my go to girl since it's summer.  Bless her sweet heart!

I loved getting to take this trip down memory lane looking back over the past three weeks!! Hopefully I can stay more on top of my Five for Fridays in the future :)

1 comment:

  1. Found you through Doodlebugs Five for Friday (but I don't have any HA!) Love your blog name! Congratulations on your new position! I also celebrate moments with Starbucks :P Newest follower :)

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