Thursday, March 25, 2010

lonely Reggie

lonely Reggie, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.

Poor Reggie (my truck) is always alone in the school parking lot - he's usually one of the first vehicles there (not today, though) and often the last to leave.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Harrison!

, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
I can't believe this kid is NINE!!! We went out to eat for his birthday then took him to Best Buy to spend the gift card we gave him :-)

Bonus pictures of Gigi and Jackson:

(Harrison, Gigi and Jackson are our neighbors)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Suzanne and Holly

Suzanne and Holly-10, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Couldn't let them get away without taking them down to the studio!!

Bonus Pictures:

Suzanne and Holly-13

Suzanne and Holly-2

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Holly and Suzanne

Holly and Suzanne-58, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Chris and I spent the day spoiling the girls - we spent the morning playing with the bird and dogs, went to Chuck E Cheese and had lunch, after naptime we went to the park and played and had snow cones. What an awesome day :-)

Bonus Pictures:
Holly and Suzanne-4

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Holly and Suzanne-75

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Holly and Suzanne-11

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Sweet sleeping angels :-)

Friday, March 19, 2010


Kyoto, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.

This weekend my cousin's two little girls are staying with us. We had Japanese for dinner - the girls really enjoyed the Hibachi :-)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cassie's new legs

Cassie's new legs, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Cassie got her AFOs today! Aren't they pretty? And she got new shoes, too!

Cassie's new legs

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Luck o' the Irish

St Patricks, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Happy St Patrick's Day!!

Monday, March 15, 2010


TROUBLE, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Amberly playing Trouble with Ryan and Seth

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Faith, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
My sweet puppy :-) This pic is part of a little aperture-exploration project LOL

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Covered Bridge

_MG_8342, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
between Rockdale and Walton County

Friday, March 12, 2010


Barrett-3, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
What a cutie :) I went to middle and high school with his mom.

Bonus pictures:
Barrett-6       Barrett-13

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kate and Amberly

Katie and Amberly, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
They stayed after school today to help me grade and file papers, clean up, sharpen pencils, etc.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


002, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Amberly helping Ashley figure out how many skittles each of her friends will get if she divides them equally :-)

Monday, March 8, 2010

collecting rocks

collecting rocks, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
We're learning about rocks so we went outside and collected some so we could describe them!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Josh and Brandon

052, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
One of our wonderful peer buddies working with one of my students.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Napping House

Napping House, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Storybook Night at my school - teachers from each grade level act out different children's books - here is kindergarten doing the Napping House

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Wyatt-57, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Wyatt is our county's Math Coach's 9 month old son - and what a cutie he is! He was so cooperative and expressive :-)

Bonus Photos:




Friday, February 26, 2010

My own personal flower shop

My own personal flower shop, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.

There isn't enough room on my desk for all of them LOL. Flowers and balloons on the left from my sweet husband, in the middle from my mommy and daddy and on the right are the over 2 week old flowers from the school from the day they announced the four TOTY finalists - and they're still pretty!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Surprised and honored

Surprised and honored, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.

At today's faculty meeting, our school Teacher of the Year (for next year) was announced - and I was shocked to hear that it is ME! What an honor!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Message from the principal

Message from the principal, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.

What a wonderful surprise this morning to walk in my classroom and fine this note from my principal on my board!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

a walk in the park

swampy, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
It's hard to believe there was so much snow last weekend, this weekend was just beautiful! We went for a walk in the park today and then rode my new bike around the neighborhood for a while - and It was worth all of the wheezing and sneezing that followed :-)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

meet Gwen

meet Gwen, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
For my birthday, I wanted a red bicycle. Since about a month before my birthday we have been looking for a red woman's bike that isn't uber-expensive. Today, exactly 6 months after my birthday LOL, I got my present! Because I name *everything*, I named her Gwyn (the Schwinn). Here she is on Prissy (the Prius)'s back for the ride to her new home.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Trent and Amberly

Trent and Amberly, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Amberly is a fourth grader who comes to our class during her recess time to work with my students. (Yes, she voluntarily gives up her recess to come to my classroom!) She is AWESOME and the kids love her. Here she is working with Trent today after lunch

Monday, February 15, 2010


bye!, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
My father-in-law is in the Cardiac ICU - he has multiple blockages in one of his arteries, they cannot place a stent, so they are waiting for the blood thinners that they gave him in preparation for the cath/angioplasty to clear his system so they can do bypass surgery.

Update 2/20/10: he is now at home and doing well

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

Valentines Day, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
I got flowers, a kissing Elmo, movie, candy, donut holes and a fuzzy soft frog!! Today is the anniversary of the day (night) that Chris asked me to marry him, seven years ago. I was very sick and in bed with a 103 degree fever, he was coming home from Virginia. He got to my house from the airport around 11:30pm, woke me up and made me get out of bed. He knelt down and I was sleepy and delirious so I sat down on the ground with him LOL. My dog licked him in the fact in the middle of his proposal. First, I told him "you weren't supposed to do this yet" but then I said "Of course" and went back to bed.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fun in the snow!

moresnow-7, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.
Poor Faith - she is obsessed with fetch, so I thought I'd throw a snowball for her ... but when it landed, it broke into pieces and blended into the snow - and she was SO confused! She kept looking and looking for the ball ...

Bonus pictures:
moresnow-10 moresnow-6