New school year approaches

I am a first grade teacher and this is our last week of freedom!  I was feeling kinda bummed that the summer is almost over, but this week I have been feeling more ready and excited to plan new things and try some new ideas.


The school year is hard for me in some ways.  I feel busy and pressured to always be planning new and different things, trying the latest and greatest innovations in education, and constantly pushing my students to learn and do more.  I struggle sometimes with balancing my family, husband, and work, and can only imagine that this will become even more difficult when I have a child.  This year one of my biggest goals is to be organized at home and at school so that I can maximize my productivity, and maximize my down time!  I will be trying out some new organization and lunches and am excited to share them here!


I really like this sign and plan on ordering it on Etsy.


I wish my classroom looked like this! :)



I got married on July 26th, and it was the best day of my life!  Everything went off without a hitch, and I can’t wait to see the pictures!  Here are a few pictures that people tagged on Instagram and Facebook!


Getting hitched!


We had a traditional Catholic Mass, and our reception was at the Westin in Itasca, Illinois.



Cocktail hour!


A collage of some of our friends’ pics!


Outside our reception

It was truly the best day of my life! :)