Monday, August 17, 2009

Exhausted....seriously exhausted

Sorry Ive been on a blog break...I honestly come home every NIGHT (not day bc I work until night) and I am literally drained of ever ounce of energy I have. I don't even listen to music in the car on the way home- i just need silence. My internship has been going great and I've honestly enjoyed every minute. Today was open house and I got to meet all of my little kiddos- and boy are they something else. They are SO precious...but that is a completely different post.

I'm dedicating this post (a little early) to one of my best friends KK because its finally her birthday (8.18)!!!!! Oh KK...I meet KK my senior year in high school at greek weekend. She is from "De-Queen" Arkansas and MAN we loved her accent. We hung out all weekend and then became really close after we both pledged tri delt our freshman year. We lived together in the house a couple of semester and made some great memories. KK is one of the sweetest people in the world, she always puts others before herself (esp when it comes to getting others ready to go out). For those of you who aren't lucky enough to know this gal- she's one of THE smartest people I know. She actually started Law School here in Fayetteville today, which I might add she got a scholarship :) . I was BEYOND thrilled when I found out she was staying up here to go to law school- I really don't know what I'd do without her. Not only is she genius- she's AMAZING at doing hair and make up. Having her around the last four years was like having your hair and makeup done for every single thing we did. There were many nights when there was a line of girls in the tri delt house who wanted KK to get them ready. Gah.. that poor girl- but she was always so sweet about it! KK will ALWAYS be there for advice or just to listen to me talk about my day. She can relate to almost anything I tell her and that is one of many reasons I love her so!
{thug life 2005- please excuse my freshman 15}
{ha...we love each other}{delta disco divas}{new years}{girls night}{spring break}{DDD senior night}{another girls night}{senior pictures}{graduation- tear}

KK ( I know you're reading this), I want to wish you a HAPPY HAPPY birthday!! Thank you for being such a great friend for the last four years i love you dearly!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


So, today was my first full day of inservice and it wasn't as bad as expected. I literally sat in meetings from 8-4...and I know that sounds terrible- but it wasn't. My mom started back to the High School today and said "Ugh, wasn't it just terrible?" and I said "Well, you know what? I am SO used to sitting in class all day long and learning pointless theories that I know for the test, but two hours afterwards I couldn't tell you a dang thing (I know I'm a bad student, BUT honestly folks some of the undergraduate elementary ed. info is B-O-R-I-N-G). And every single topic that was covered today made sense to me and has a purpose for our school. It it crucial for me to understand this information to run my classroom successfully." So all in all- first day of full inservice was a total success. All of the teachers are super sweet and treat us "interns" as their peers and not students. I can tell they expect a lot from us and that is good! I'm really needing to pick out what I'm wearing tomorrow and iron it! hopefully talk to you soon (not making in promises) ;)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Crazy, overwheleming, not relaxing AT ALL last weekend off

WOW WEE!! This was my last stinkin weekend off before i officially take the dive into my student teaching. My ideal plans were -laying out by the pool, loving on my favorite red head, eating some good food, shopping a little, getting my planner ready, laying out by the pool, and did i mention kissing and squeezing an adorable red head? WELLL... I should have known better- Hailey was coming in town and this wonderful schedule probably wasn't in the cards for me.... Now that you know what I wanted to do...heres the run down of how my weekend actually played out.
Thursday: Mom and I ran around (what seemed like) all day doing stuff for hailey- taking veils to be cleaned, picking up dresses, doing other little things...for some reason running errands really kicks my butt. All I want to do it come home and CRASH on the couch for a few hours...but thats what I did- for about 6.5 minutes. I then got the phone call from my teacher and went to meet her at Root to work for a few hours (great time), but I was whipped. Then went to Steff's (I sometimes refer to my sweet boyfriend as Steff, Steffy, or Stephanie (thats only the Stephanie renditions of his many nicknames- that may be a post of its own..hee) SO, I went to Steff's just to chill for about 15.5 minutes then we headed back to my parents house for dinner. This is when I got to snuggle, tickle, chase, and sing with that amazingly awesome red head (Check). Then it was off to bed because I was literally about to die and I knew friday would be ten times worse.
Friday: Mom, Hailey, and I headed to "Monogram It" in Springdale to get some stuff -monogrammed- (imagine that?). Im pretty excited because I bought this super cute black and white printed canvas bag for school that I got a big red H on it. I can't wait. Then we headed home and got prepared for the days events. Makeup sessions, hair do appointments, and photoshoots after photoshoots. I was excited because I finally got to meet the famous Dale and Meredith and let me tell ya - they both lived up to the hype everyone makes of them. They are SOOO fun and truly experts in their field. I told Dale I was going to go ahead and book him for my imaginary wedding day- HA! That'll really make Steve happy! Hee...we laughed. Then at about 830 we came back home to eat some dinner and GO TO BED. AH... we started running around at like 830 am.. Im about to pass out just thinking about it.
I got up bright and early hopped in the shower to get ready for hailey's first bridal shower. Blakers came over with some "pigs in a blanket" from Ricks (the girl knows the way to my heart, Im SO obsessed with them). We headed up to Springdale for the shower and it was a good time. I got to see a lot of my mom's friends that I haven't seen in quite sometime. It was nice to chat and catch up. I also got to spend the morning with my busy bff Hannie Banannie before she had to leave to go to Branson (she's ALWAYS on the go). Hailey got a ton of great stuff and the shower was really nice. We then went to get Blakely's flower girl dress.. she will be so pretty. I ended the night with Steven's parents over dinner from noodles. They are in town moving Emilie into the Tri Delt house.
Today, has been pretty laid back. Steven was golfing this weekend and ended up staying another night due to tire problems on his car? Ugh..:( Deek and I are pretty sad. Anywho, going to bed early today I have a big teacher filled day tomorrow- Can't wait...I'm going to pick out my outfit and iron it! Ha! Hope your weekend was great.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

And My Predictions Were CORRECT

I LOVE LOVE LOVE her...she's amazing!!! We were friends at first sight and I couldn't be more excited. She showed me around her lovely room and then I got the tour of the other second grade classrooms! THEN I got the whopping tour of the entire school.. including the nice bathrooms and the not so nice bathrooms, the teachers lounge (which is very nice, if I do say so myself), the cafeteria, the copying room, the library, the office, and the playgrounds. Whew! I even was lucky enough the get the COPYING 101 class...which I loved! I learned how to make copies with 3 hole punches and staples! I'm becoming a teacher before your very eyes! We did some housekeeping in the classroom and its really cute! I'll try and snag a few pictures of it on Monday! She asked me "Do you like to sing songs?" and I responded " Well, I'm not great a carrying a tune BUT I loooove to sing". HA.. this is funny because around the McChristian household we have a song for everything- and by "we" I mean to teachers in our and mom! HA! She informed me we'll be singing a ton of songs- YIPPPPE! I knew I picked the right career! I was at Root today for a few hours and it just FLEW by! I'm really looking forward to this coming school year! Bring on those sweet little second graders!!!!! :)
{this little beauty is where i'll be spending the next year}
tomorrow is a very busy day...need sleep!

Ahh.. I'm soo excited

So, after a week or two I finally got in contact with my first teacher I'll be interning with and I couldn't be more excited. I emailed her and she wrote back "just give me your number...and Ill call ya"- this is my kinda girl. We talked on the phone yesterday for about ten minutes and we were planning on going up to Root to put the finishing touches on her room...but she called back and her repair man was running really late and she wouldn't be able to make it. I can already tell I'm going to love her. I have heard from many teachers that she is an amazing person and even better teacher. Apparently, she's SO organized and very "with it". If you know me what so ever- I am a person of structure and it seems like we will get along great. I am really excited that I have her so I can see how she gets her classroom in order within the first few weeks of school! Ah.. I couldn't be more excited! I'm about to jump in the shower and await her phone call today. I'm really hoping she calls today and not tomorrow..because I've got a JAM PACKED schedule tomorrow. hailey is coming up this afternoon and we are preparing for her bridal portraits. I am really excited! It will be really weird to see her in her wedding dress that actually fits and isn't 15 sizes too big.
{insert my picture here..ha}

Well I better hop in the shower! WooWhoo for Thursday!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday

Today is Steven's little sisters birthday, Emilie! She is 19 today and will be a sophomore in college this year. It is so crazy to me that I met her when she was a sophomore in high school and she is now grown to be one of the most beautiful little ladies I have ever met! She has grown up so much over the last four years, it seriously blows my mind. Em is like the little sister I ALWAYS wanted but never had. One of my favorite memories I have with Emilie is about this time last year when I was getting ready for my last RUSH and Emilie was my number one rushee!!! I was so excited because I had been looking forward to her going through FOREVER, but I was also very very very nervous because her two lovely aunts were Pi Phis and I knew they would loved for her to follow in their footsteps. I tried my hardest not to pressure her throughout the years (but hey, it was hard because that's all she heard about from me- she even stayed with me in the "Delta Shelta" a few about no pressure..HA HA. I know, I'm terrible) I literally couldn't wait for her to come to the Tri Delt house because I knew everyone would obsess over her (not only is she bubbly and fun- but freaking adorable!!!) After a loooong rush week...Little Miss Emilie was a DDD...and I was SOO excited! I knew how much she would love it and how many amazing friends she would make. This is a bond we will share the rest of our lives (this is saying I become her sister-in-law in a few years ;)) plus...if we have little girls they will hopefully carry on our tradition. She is moving into that great green house on Maple street on Saturday and I couldn't be more excited for her. I know how much fun is in store for her the next couple of years- actually I'm kind of jealous! I sometimes find myself going back to the years I lived in the house and just reminiscing about all of the amazing memories and friends I have made. I could not be more proud of the person Emilie has become and there is no telling what she will accomplish in her future. She is SO smart...snagging a 4.0 last semester- Who does that freshman year..I know right? ((these pictures are in chronological order..))
{Florida 2007)

{summer 2007)

{em's graduation}{Tri Delt Bid Day 2008}{lovin on stevie wonder}{bid day paaarrrttaaay}{first DDD function, Delta Airlines}{Each pledge class goes to a different destination. Freshmen went to the "Wild Wild West" and Seniors went to "Woodstock"}{halloween party at Steven's House, 2008){grandparents 50th anniversary party, 2008){hillary's graduation party}{Kenny Chesney Concert- this summer}

Anywho, just wanted to wish Emilie the best 19th birthday ever! We can't wait until she's back up here for the year! We love you so much and have a very happy birthday!!!

What Have I Been Up to Lately?

Bows, Tutus, and more bows
I have had to best time making bows and tutus for Steven's cousins babies, Emmery and Ava...and of COURSE that sassy red head that I love so much. Ava is having her 6 month pictures taken soon and her momma sent me her outfits and I customized a bow for each. I put each bow on one of my old dolls I used to play with ALL the time, just picture two cute little dark headed girls...not this ugly Lee Middleton doll they are
Okay...let me explain this bow. Laura has these GREAT heels for little miss ava ( they are called "Heelarious" and are SO stinkin cute. Anywho- they are fushisha in color so I made this black bow with fushisha peacock feathers attached. You really can't see the feathers that well, but boy its cute. She is putting her in black frilly bloomers with pearl necklaces and braclets- How stinkin cute will this 6 month old be! Ha

{Ava's first tutu}

{matching bow}{Emmery's Tutu and matching bow}{This will be worn with a leopard dress with a red A monogrammed on it}

{miss emmery's feather zebra bow}

I also made a bunch of daisy/ flower bows that are TOO cute. I actually sold some of them today before getting pictures of them!! Hope everyone had a great day! I'm just sitting back and enjoying the rain!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I must explain

No No.. Im not (dare I say it) "bored"... I do have TONS to blog about...but I've lost my camera cord and i REFUSE to bore you with just words. i have to have pictures. BOO.. I'm going to search today HIGH and LOW and if that fails head to best buy.. I will have pictures sooner than later. Hope everyone is stayin cool on this AWESOME day