Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A New Year....

Do you ever feel so blessed that your heart feels as though it will swell out of your chest??  I feel this way quite often but especially over this past week.  I have enjoyed my time with my family so much.  I LOVE the conversations, the fires, the food {CHOCOLATE}, and all the memories that we are making.  
Tic-tac-toe decorating
Then Santy made a delivery.....yes, Santa delivers 4 wheelers!!  I was a little surprised too.  It rained all morning Christmas morning then snowed all afternoon.  It was a BEAUTIFUL snow!!  The only thing that would have been better would have been snow on Christmas Eve {my fave!!}

New Year's Eve was also a special family time.  I showed my little sass how I played with paper dolls when I was little.  I guess it wasn't really the dolls, it was more of a room designing and decorating.  She loved it. (me too!!)  We sat for an hour cutting from magazines and designing different rooms in our home.    
Ummm.....excuse my nasty fireplace.  We are currently using it A LOT (I hate to be cold..brrrr)!!  We have also spent a lot of time with the newest member of our family.  Meet...........Norman.  Isn't he soooo cute????  Oooh but he's a mess!!


Well, I'm not into making new year resolutions but I have spent some time reflecting on what I've done this past year and what I looking forward to doing this new year.  One of the things I thought about was this little blog of mine.....and why I started this and what I want to do with it.  I'll be honest, I spend A LOT time feeling guilty {yes, guilty} about this blog.  I worry: what if nobody wants to read it, am I really helping anyone, how can I blog if I don't have a unit to promote or share, do I sound stupid?????!!!!!.......Yes, when I read this out loud it sounds silly but I worry about these things.  I've decided to let that go.  My sweet husband always tells me, after I share stories from the classroom, "that is priceless" you should really write that down.(so I started a blog) I have an amazingly talented friend over at Smitten with First, Michelle, that inspires me to want to be a better teacher.(so I started a blog)  I LOVE writing my thoughts and feelings out.(so I started a blog)  I have been sooo thankful for all the wonderful teachers in blog world because honestly without their creativity and hard work I don't know what I would've done.(so I started a blog)  Basically, my point is {to myself} quit worrying so much and just enjoy it.  I will share my adventures in the classroom, and when I create I will share them but I am not going to feel guilty about my little blog anymore.  I'm going to enjoy it!  
A friend shared this the other day on Facebook and it said so much to me.  This is EXACTLY what I want for this New Year!!  

Be Sweet,   



  1. Shannon! Tears! Your heart is so amazing. Thank you for your sweet words, but YOU are the one that has inspired!! You have inspired me beyond what I could ever explain AND you have taught me so much over the years!!! Love your heart so much, AND I love YOU!!!!
    Michelle :)

  2. Hi Shannon -
    Cute blog! I just found you and am your newest follower. Love what you posted...such good reminders. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After