Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So Thankful!

 I am linking up with  What the Teacher Wants! linky party! Oh my, there are already 125 bloggers linked up! I have been trying to keep up with everyone's thankful posts...I really have BUT I think I have missed a TON few. Stop on by & get to know more about all these bloggers we ALL STALK! 

1.  What are you thankful for in your classroom?
 I figured I would kill two birds with one stone with this one. I am ever so thankful for my Smartboard be jealous & my students most of all. What are they doing, you ask?? Have you ever heard of Adventure to Fitness TV? They are pretending to be turkeys right now. It is the COOLEST thing! It's a great way for them to burn off energy on a Friday & follow directions at the same time! The kids were S.T.A.O (sweating their asses off)
Students: "Mrs. Dillard...Mrs. Dillard...Mrs. Dillard x 3,251 Do this with us!!!!!!"
Me: "I'll have to take a pass, I'm perspiring JUST watching you! "
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I received my Smartboard around this time last year & I have no idea how I taught without it. I guess the kids actually had to listen!?! I get the chills thinking about the blank blue screen. I want to call down to the office because my stomach is queasy & I must go home. Then I check my ELMO....ahh....back to business ;o) 

2. What person people are you most thankful for?
 This is lovie my husband, my love, my soul mate, my BFF, my skateboarding/moutain biking rockstar! 

 This is my mom, yes it's my mom........ NOT my sister. I can't even describe how much she means to me. I can't go a day or even an hour without thinking about her. She is & always will be my best friend. She is the kindest most generous person I know & I want to be a mom JUST like her one day! I love you MOM! 

I am thankful for my dad. I hardly ever saw my dad growing up because he was such a hard worker.....worked all day & side jobs at night. He had 3 little ones to raise & worked very hard to do so on his own with my mom caring for us at home..of course. He instilled my work ethic & drive to want more in life & I am grateful for that. His motto is "life is good" & when I'm down I always try to remember that.
I am thankful for my nephew Jordan, our gift from God. His father, my brother, passed away right after Jordan was conceived. He looks EXACTLY like him & even has his same mannerisms. He is the most kind-hearted, loving, male I have ever met. I like to think we had something to do with that :o) 
 I am thankful for my brother Eric & my niece Skye India. He is a wonderful & patient father.
I am thankful for our princess Java. She is moody & getting up there in age but is always by mama's side.
I am thankful for our 4 year old baby boy, Bentley the beast. I like to call him "pooper" because he poos ALL.THE.TIME! LIKE.A.HORSE! I have a journal on this boy. I have a list of 100 things Bentley has eaten. I will fill you in on one. He ate a whole tube of wet wipes like a spaghetti noodle. How do I know this tidbit of info? He threw it up on my head! Well, half on my head & half on my pillow when he was 1. He's eaten batteries, remote controls, 1 UGG boot, cell phones, towels, clothing, underwear, dry get my point. He was a bad, bad, B.A.D boy but we love him to death! He is the biggest 135+lb baby who loves to snuggle. I trip over my students all day & then come home to him up my ass! I wish I had this blog when he was a pup. I will dig up some juicy journals & FB posts about him. Do you know when I put stuff about B that is when I would get comments?!?
This is Bentley in a time out AFTER he ate mommy's UGG boot. He ate one, not two. I got to wear them once! If you'd like to hear more about Bentley, I got tons. Make a comment & I will make sure & blog about Bentley our Beast. 
Finally, I am thankful for laughter. If I didn't laugh through all the trials & tribulations we have gone through trying to have a baby, I wouldn't be sane. I am thankful for all the laughter & happiness I do have & am grateful for all that I have & all that I have accomplished.

3. What 3 blogs are you most thankful for?
It's so very hard to choose 3...seriously I love all the blogs I stalk...daily.

I am thankful for TBA! I am thankful for them giving me the opportunity to be an author & for inspiring me daily. They are the reason I decided to start my own blog.


I am ever so thankful for Rachel & Natalie for their daily inspirations. I look up to them & only hope to be as successful as they are. Truly two talented teachers!

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Finally, I am forever thankful to Charity Preston & her wealth of knowledge! She has been amazing & E.X.T.R.E.M.E.L.Y informative! I made an investment in Teaching Blog Traffic School this summer & I can't begin to express HOW much I recommend this to all of you! Have you ever heard of Classroom Freebies??? Click below! This site is amazing! Created by Charity as well!

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4. What guilty pleasure are you most thankful for? The "Ch" sound. Mainly, Chelsea, Chuy, & Chunk.
Chuy reminds me of a mini fat version of my dad. I don't know why but him! I love anything little including him. I love Chelsea for giving me the word "nugget", I'm obsessed with the word N.U.G.G.E.T.
Yes, this is "THE CHUNK" BE JEALOUS! He does not like photos or the paparazzi & that is why he is not looking. 

5. What are you most thankful for?
 I am MOST thankful for my hubby! This is him when I used to watch him skateboard when we were kids.
I used to just sit there & drool over all his moves....hee..hee.
This is his dangerous hobby now. He makes my heart go pitter-patter every time I see him & I am so thankful for him. He makes my life whole, he completes me.
Speaking of my lovie, he is sulking....I'm out.



  1. YOU ARE SO SWEET!!! Thanks for mentioning our blog as one of your favorites. Seriously love your blog!

    I LOVE Chelsea Handler. I saw her standup last year and I about peed my pants laughing. :)


  2. I have a dog like B that eats anything and everything. Lily has eaten fertilizer, razors and a soda pop can! There was twisted can in her poo as evidence. Our vet can't believe she is alive. I'd love to hear some Bentley stories. Your posts always crack me up. Love Fitness Adventure too.
    2B Honey Bunch

  3. Such cute photos - love the doggie ones. :)

    Thanks for the great content you post!!


    Erin Klein

  4. I'm off to check out Adventure to Fitness TV!

    Quench Your First

  5. I was stuck on Adventure to Fitness TV, couldn't read the rest of your post :-). I'm trying to figure out how I can tie it into my 4th grade math classes. I seriously <3 my smart board, too. What a great tool!

  6. Your blog is AHHHmazing! At my school we just started Fitness Thursday's which is really an excuse to wear sweat pants (shh, don't tell em' I said that) but now with Adv. to Fitness I will work do some more Fitness-y stuff, well actually I will let the man on Fitness TV do it! I am just starting my own blog because of awesome bloggers and teachers like you...and I would love your feedback. I am following you and I would absolutely LOVE for you to check out my page, too! <3

    2nd Grade Paradise

  7. I'm definitely going to be checking out Adventure to Fitness! Looks awesome, and I think my kids would love a variety break from the 1990's version of Deskercise! Thanks for sharing.

    A Day in First Grade

  8. ok..... I'm not sure how it's possible that I haven't seen your blog until today!!!! I'm your newest follower and I LOVE your blog!!!!!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  9. enjoyed the blog and got some cool ideas for my class!