Sunday, September 30, 2007


So we've been trying for baby #2 off and on this summer. We kind of scared ourselves out of another baby at the beginning of the summer. By the end of the summer we changed our minds yet again. So, to the big announcement...our dog had twins!! We never were able to get pregnant this year, so we may try next summer (we have to stay on the school schedule for my job). Anyway, back to the dogs. We went from no dogs to three dogs recently. They are all little wiener dogs. A lady from church is in the middle of a divorce and cannot have animals at her new place. I really just need to learn the, but thankfully they are pretty good dogs. There are two girls (both are black) and one boy (brown). One of the dogs was pregnant. Wednesday night at about 11 p.m., she had a tiny baby (black). We put her in a little kennel that was dark for the rest of the night. When we awoke the next day, Jordan let the dog out to go outside. He said there was another puppy. Sure enough, she had another puppy (brown). Both are girls. We were surprised because the lady said they normally only have about one puppy since they are so tiny. The brown one is bigger than the black one. They are so stinking cute though. Cute comes with a price...the lady normally breeds them and the local pet store buys them for $250 each. Hooray for two puppies!!! I just hope we don't get too attached. We cannot keep them, and $500 will definitely help us out with Christmas and me only working 4-5 hours on Saturday during my internship. Here are some pictures of the cute little things. Carson keeps getting in the kennel with the dog and her puppies. I have to pull him out constantly because he can open the kennel.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Where oh where has Meagan been?!!

Who knew teaching was so time consuming? I mean I knew it was that way, but I didn't take into consideration the other things that I still have to do on top of teaching (church, Gap, being mommy, being a wife, etc.). Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE it! I am just having to figure out how to juggle it all. Any suggestions?? I thought I'd post some pictures of my home away from home...the classroom. This is my little desk. It is in the back of the room and faced against the wall. I rarely use it when the kids are there because my back is to them. Instead I'll sit at the guided reading desk.
I took these pictures at the beginning of the year because I loved my supervising teacher's bulletin boards. This one is at the Working With Words Station. This is the Practice Reading area. The kids go to this cozy spot to read for 15 minutes during stations. There are a ton of books. It's practically a mini library. I have more pictures of the classroom, but I these are my favorite. Since I'm in the teacher mentality, everywhere I go I am looking at things differently. I am always thinking...Hmm...That'd be nice in my classroom. I don't even have my own yet! When things are on sale though, I tend to pick them up while I can because they are usually things that I am going to need and I might as well get them on sale rather than pay full price right?! This is one of my Target exclusive finds. I LOVE Target!! These are just little fold up chairs that sit on the ground. I thought they'd be perfect at my Practice Reading station. My teacher has a couch at hers, but we're poor so these will work just fine. Carson loves them. The best part is they were on sale for $2.48 normally $9.99. They fold back to a straight position for easy storage.
Another Target find is for my treasure box. Target always has that $1.00 section at the front of the store. I love when it goes on sale. I rarely find it on sale, but I caught it at 75% off. So, I got everything for a quarter each.
Then I had to find a treasure box to put it in. I looked online and at Ms. Mary's (a local school source store) for a cute treasure box, but couldn't find what I wanted for a decent price. So once again, at Target I found this little box in the Halloween section and thought it'd be perfect. Not everything fit in there, but a lot of what I bought are duplicates. It isn't decorated yet. I think it needs to be decorated, but I just haven't got around to it yet. I have also been busy working on my classroom library. I bought some classics not Target...Books-a-Million for $2.97 and then I got a teacher discount. I don't have a ton of books, but I'm working on it. I also found out that the scholastic newsletters they send home monthly have great deals in them. I've never read Junie B. Jones books, but the kids cannot get enough of them. At Books-a-Million, a boxed set of 4 was $14.95. In the newsletter they were $14.95 for a boxed set of 8. There is always a $.95 book each month. I think that is awesome because some kids (or teachers..haha) cannot afford to buy books, but $.95 is very affordable for a book. Well, that is what I have been up to these few months. CRAZINESS!! I love it though! I have some excited news to announce tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Friday, September 7, 2007

My Miracle

It's been a while since I have had the time to stop and blog. Last month I had one of the worst days of my life. Carson and I had been out running errands. He fell asleep on the way home. I decided to go open the door to the house and then come back and get Carson. As I opened the door, I clicked the button to open the car doors just to make sure they were unlocked. I threw my purse and keys in the door and went back outside to get Carson. As soon as I closed the door, I realized I locked it. I ran to the shed to get the spare key. I searched and searched and could not find the key. I started to panic because neither of my neighbors were home. Jordan wouldn't be home for 3 or 4 hours. I ran back to the car to get Carson out. At least I had made certain the doors were unlocked. However when I got back to the car, the doors were locked. I panicked! This is one of those moments that you hate as a mother. It's a feeling you cannot even describe. Apparently my Gallant has a "safety feature" that locks the car back if you haven't opened the doors within a certain amount of time from unlocking them. I ran back and forth from the car to the shed. I was looking for something to pry open the door with or a key I had overlooked. The worst part was when Carson woke up and started crying. The entire time I just kept praying for a miracle. This was the hardest I have ever prayed in my entire life and I have been praying since I could talk. I kept trying to get Carson to undo his car seat (which I know he cannot do). If he was out of his seat he could easily unlock the door. All of the sudden I grabbed a screw driver and just started trying to get in. Somehow within 3 minutes I was able to open the door. I ran and grabbed Carson who was hysterically crying. I just held on to him as tight as I could. Looking back, it was amazing that I was able to stay calm and think during the whole ordeal but as soon as I had him in my arms, I had a panic attack. I am so grateful for my baby boy. I know he's two, but he's still my baby and I could not even imagine life without him. This experience has made my faith grow immensely. I now fully know the power of prayer. I am so grateful for my own personal miracle.