Thanks to Melissa, from the Cup of Joe Blog Hop, for spotlighting our blog this week! Melissa's blog offers coupons and giveaways, and every Thursday, she hosts something called a blog hop that allows you to check out other blogs and make some new friends as you visit. :) This week, she is featuring our blog at the top of her hop! Thanks, Melissa! If you want to check out the hop, click on the link above or the picture below.
If you are visiting for the first time from the hop, thanks for stopping by! I'm Heather, and my husband Matt and I are first-time homeowners enjoying the joys and occasional trials of owning our first home. We closed on our house back in September of 2010, and did about five months worth of renovations before moving in in February of 2011. Since then, we've been working on making it our home and have since started tackling the yard in stages. If you'd like to check out the transformation, click on the "Our Home" tab at the top of the page. Thanks for visiting!
This will be my fifth year teaching at my school- so hard to believe! Time flies. Amazingly enough, I have spent the last four years in the same classroom, which is pretty rare at my school. This year, I had to move rooms for the first time. I'll still be teaching third grade, just from a different classroom. Here's what the room looked like when I first arrived about a month ago:
That's my mom getting right to work on the paint!
My mom helped me a TON! I'm a little (understatement) particular about everything having a place- it's own place that is, not just a place. So moving classrooms meant that I had to find new places for lots of things. I probably should have taken a picture of the inside of my desk and all of the cabinets for you to fully understand what I mean. But it's probably better that you think I am slightly sane. :)
. . .We spent two long days working away, and then I made a few other visits on my own. I'm am thrilled to say it is DONE! Take a look:
Yay! Setting up a classroom is a lot like setting up your house for the first time- I'm so glad it's finished! We're at t-minus six days until we go back for pre-planning and then the kids come the following Monday. I am excited about meeting my new kiddos, but summer, how are you almost gone?! I know I'll feel good once I'm back in the swing of things- that end of summer transition is always hard! Thank goodness we have one last little getaway this weekend. . . pictures to come!