Monday, December 1, 2014

Currently December

My favorite month (well, maybe after the summer months) is finally here, and I'm SO excited!! I love pulling out all of my Christmas books and activities and have had the entire month planned out for a few weeks already. Last night, I spent about an hour cutting out my adorable new advent calendar to start with Keagan. I bought it from a friend's etsy shop here! She has some amazing products!

I swear, Christmas just gets more and more fun as he gets older. This is the first year he really understands the concept of Santa and presents. He already told me that Santa was bringing him ninja turtles. Good thing I already know my child pretty well because we're almost done shopping!

Listening: I'm in between students and already have all my lessons done for the month. And copies are ready for the week. It's nice actually being on top of things! I'm not usually like this...

Loving: You may or may not have seen my announcement, but the Dalton family is adding a new little member!

Keagan is so excited and has started talking to my belly. It's precious! Anyway, we're due June 7, so it's perfect timing for me to have all of summer without using up all of my sick leave.

Thinking: Honestly, this year has been fine, but Thanksgiving is always such a teaser. Plus I LOVE Christmas! I am excited about the activities I have planned, but I will be just as excited, if not more, to walk out that door on the 19th and enjoy my two weeks of Christmas break!

Wanting: I guess with this being the second pregnancy (even though I've really behaved and am not overdoing it on food like I did with Keagan), they were right that the belly pops out a little earlier. I've only gained about 3 pounds, but most of my pants already don't fit. I have some maternity stuff from last time around and plan to treat myself to cuter things with some of my TPT funds, but I really don't want to buy a lot of sweaters. I've bought a few loose-fitting ones that I can wear next year, too, and I'm going to try to avoid "maternity" sweaters. By spring, I can stock up on comfy dresses and make it through!

As for the phone, mine stinks. I told Steven that's what I want for Christmas (but before), and we found the one I'm probably going to get. We aren't under contract anymore and want to stay that way because our plan is amazing and no longer exists, so that means no iPhone for me. Still, I found the Motorola Moto X and Moto G that are both really well-made. I think we're going with the G. Now I just can't wait to get it!

Needing: Why is it that when I'm pregnant, I want even more sodas? I crave coke. It's bad. So far, I've been sticking to just one a day (although that "one" may be a large from Chick-fil-a). I have been better about drinking more water, too, though. So that's not as bad, right?

Giving: My brain isn't working, except in the form of shopping, which I have been killing it at! I'm down to just 3 people to buy for! So I want to make sure you know that you can get free shipping on ANY item at Target right now, with or without a red card. Although if you don't have a red card, you might want to consider it. And you DEFINITELY should download the cartwheel app on your phone for shopping in stores. I may need a Target intervention, but I do know how to shop there!


  1. Congratulations on your newest addition!

    I actually had some silence too, at least when I started writing that post.

    Enjoyed your currently!
    Hodges Herald

  2. I must be missing something with this cartwheel app. I think I'm doing it wrong. The one time I got the app to actually work in the store, I only saved like 20 cents. And it was a lot of scanning to get there.

  3. Congrats!!

    (Also, not sure what cell phone company you have but if it is AT&T they let me keep my old plan under a new contract, which enabled me to get the iPhone!)

  4. Congrats on your soon-to-be second!! Such an exciting time and it is adorable that your son is already talking to your belly!!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  5. Congratulations on the new baby! I love your blog title. As I sit here writing this comment after midnight on a school night, it really hits home. I guess you love Mo Willems as much as I do. Have a great December

  6. Congratulations on your growing family!! Enjoy your December, it is one of my favorite months too.

    Apples and Papers

  7. Congratulations on your coming little one!!! :) My husband & I wanted to have our daughter in May so I wouldn't have to use up all of my leave either. But we had her in September instead. God loves our plans, right?! ;)

    The cartwheel app for Target is awesome! I've also signed up for a bunch of emails so I can get a coupon code. There's another tip for ya. ;)

    I'm giving away my Elf on the Shelf & Polar Express units. Come on by and get entered (it's super simple) to help you through the last few weeks!

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

  8. Congratulations! That has worked out perfectly for you! Good luck for a smooth pregnancy where you keep well!