Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Summer Colorado Vacation


This past week, the hubby and I went to visit my parents for a week. We had a great time! We went to Estes Park, Red Rocks Park, Pikes Peak, and lots more.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Elk at Rocky Mountain National Park - we saw tons!

Elk at Rocky Mountain National Park – we saw tons!

View from Pikes Peak - absolutely breathtaking!

View from Pikes Peak – absolutely breathtaking!

This was also my hubby and I’s 4th anniversary! We spent our anniversary dinner at Casa Bonitas. It was my hubby’s first time. He was such a trooper and even went into Black Bart’s Cave with me. It was a fun experience!

Casa Bonitas!

Casa Bonitas!

If you were wondering if I had fallen off the face of the Earth or died, that’s where I’ve been!

Summer Goals Update


Half of the summer is gone! Can you believe that? I feel like it has flown past!! I start back at school in August. There’s so much to do in so little time! This is my motivation to focus and get stuff done. As for my goals, here is the update with each one:

1. RELAX!

I’ve probably been doing a little too much of this one. But I am accomplishing it! 🙂

2. Spend as much time as I can with my hubby and puppy

I have been loving all the extra time with my hubby. His new work schedule is odd, but it gives us lots of time to spend together (which I absolutely love!). Kevin and I have been spending lots of time together as well. This morning we went to the Dog Park just because. In fact, he is sleeping on my legs while I type this out! I love them both!

3.Exercise and lose weight (goal is to workout at least 5 days a week)

This one has gone to the back burner recently. I just got back yesterday from vacation and took today off to sleep in. I hope to get myself in the habit of either exercising when I wake up or going to the gym on the way home from school. We will see.

4. Have all my First Quarter materials entered into our Cloud

This one is about half way done. I am going to focus on this one this week.

5. All current materials I use made digital

This is one that is at 0% as I have not yet been back to my classroom. I plan on going tomorrow to bring home a bunch of stuff and organize and go through it. This stuff takes up too much of my classroom space (which is already VERY limited).

6. Clean and organize our second bedroom (aka storage)

This one was going great… until we had people over. We had to shove it all back in the room so there weren’t random boxes everywhere. This weekend my hubby is off and we might get some work done on it then.

7. Read at least one book a week

This one is going well. I have read several books since summer began. I just finished the third The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor Part 2 on Saturday. I just love The Walking Dead. Just amazing. I heat Daryl and all things Walking Dead. 🙂

8. Learn a new song on the piano and on the cello

Since I have been on vacation this one has fallen aside, but I am working on these!

9. Try one new recipe a week

This is probably my favorite goal that I made for myself. Last week I was on vacation so I couldn’t try any recipes, but the week before that I made these delicious Pretzel wrapped Cheese Hotdogs. They were delicious! You can find the recipe here. I am planning on making them this week again because my hubby loved them so much! This week I plan on making Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches. I’ll let you know how it comes out.

10. Create a Phonics program for my classroom

This one is complete! the only thing I have to do is create the Powerpoints and upload the documents. YEAH!!!

That is the update for this week. More to come!

Summer 2014 Goals


Although this is late, here are my goals for this summer:

  1. RELAX!
  2. Spend as much time as I can with my hubby and puppy
  3. Exercise and lose weight (goal is to workout at least 5 days a week)
  4. Have all my First Quarter materials entered into our Cloud
  5. All current materials I use made digital
  6. Clean and organize our second bedroom (aka storage)
  7. Read at least one book a week
  8. Learn a new song on the piano and on the cello
  9. Try one new recipe a week
  10. Create a Phonics program for my classroom

My goal is not to accomplish ALL of them (but that would be nice), but to accomplish as many as possible. My #1 goal this summer is to just RELAX. Anything else I get done is extra. 🙂

 

What about you? Do you have anything you would like to accomplish this summer?

School Outservice


This week is the outservice at school. The last day of school was Friday! I will miss my students but I’m glad for some “me” time (or “me and Kevin”). This summer I have A LOT of goals so I will be posting about those shortly. BUT, I have to make it through this week. We have our Tablet training Tuesday and Wednesday – though I’m not sure how tricky it is to use a tablet. Anyway, I will be posting at the end of this week or next week to give my goals for the summer. I am EXTREMELY excited for the summer and can’t wait to get things done relax. 🙂

 

Summer is Finally Here!!!


School is finally out! Summer has started for me today. This past school year was great, busy but great! This summer I have decided to make some goals to help keep me from wasting my summer away. Without further ado, here they are:

  1. Improve my cello skills and try to learn vibrato (something I still haven’t been able to master). I plan on doing this by practicing during the week.
  2. Unpack our apartment. We moved in May and we still are not unpacked yet. This will be a big task, but I believe I can do it!
  3. Organize our apartment. I plan on going room by room to get it looking the best it can!
  4. Prepare myself for the next school year. Lesson plans, decorating classroom, Powerpoints, etc.
  5. Read a book every week (and blog about it!).
  6. Finish the scarf I started making for my husband back in September of 2008. (Yes it has been that long!)
  7. Try a new recipe every week.
  8. Lose weight and get in shape. My dog and I will be going on walks, I will be eating less calories, and I will be trying a detox diet that worked for my mom.
  9. Be able to run a mile. This will be a challenge as I haven’t been able to do much running since my knee injury in January.
  10. Sell things that we do not need.
  11. Play with my sewing machine that my grandma gave me for Christmas – maybe make a skirt or two!

That may seem like a lot, but I am super excited. So join me this summer as I try to fulfill all of these goals!

Question for you: Do you have any goals for this summer? What are they?