Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fourteen in '14 Linky

What a fun link this will be to reflect back on 2014's highlights!  I am linking with Hadar, Kristin and Traci for this fun celebration of 2014!  It has been a fun year, and every year I try to focus on all the blessings that God has granted me.  So, with that, let's get started...
My favorite quote is actually a scripture verse that I have reflected on many times this year.

I love this and this has encouraged me to stay grounded, stay strong, and stay on my life's path.

Scarves.  Please tell me I'm not the only one obsessed with scarves, tunics, leggings & riding boots.  That's pretty much my go-to outfit.  It's so comfy though and from someone who is almost always cold, it keeps me nice and warm!  

Tough ONE!  I love all kinds of movies, and watch a lot of different genres.  If I Stay was a tear jerker and a very good one!  I'll go with that.

This one is so easy for me.  Without a doubt, Scandal!!!!!  TGIT, right?!?

Hmmm, I think PF CHANGS ranks among one of my all time faves.  

Well, it's not new, but it is new to me.  This summer I got myself a FitBit and LOVE it!  I love tracking my steps, calories, all of it.  It's a one stop place to keep dibs on your healthy (sometimes my not-so-healthy) habits.  

My husband got me this 2 days ago for my birthday.  This is special because it is so not typical.  We have 3 small kids and you all know how it goes.  Their needs and wants come first.  We never buy something that "big" without researching, saving, and saving some more etc.  What I thought was so sweet though is that he got it b/c our other laptop was a dinosaur and he acknowledged all I create on TPT, I deserved to have a better laptop.  AW!  That appreciated and support meant the world to me!!  I think I'll keep him!

Here is the link to this original pin.  I think this would be so fun to do in our basement for our young kids.  I think I would have spent every living second playing school and color coordinating those crayons as a child!!  :)  ha ha.  

I am guessing this means my own blog post?  There are too many other good ones to remember or list.  I think my favorite of mine then would be my Interactive Alphabet Notebook post.  I created this product this Summer and use it in my class this year.  The kids LOVE it!!  
Click here to see the post.  

My blog.  I started up my blog in February, 2014.  I enjoy blogging and getting so many ideas from so many talented teachers!!!  You all are great!  I have not been blogging as much as I have wanted but with a laptop now that works, it is a 2015 goal to blog more!  Thanks to all who stop in and check things out!  

I'm limited on my photos right now b/c I haven't converted all the photos over yet, but knew I would want one of my 3 kiddos.  This was November at the Zoo.  

When I think back on 2014, our family vacation sticks out in my mind as one of the most memorable.  We went with some good friends of ours to Navarre Beach, FL.  It was so nice.  Blue, blue waters and  white sand, it was just gorgeous!!  We also had an exciting adventure while in the ocean one day, we got evacuated b/c of a shark swimming near by.  Later that evening, we found on you tube a video someone took of a hammerhead shark swimming RIGHT by this lady.  The person taking the video was up on a pier and caught it all on camera.  We were literally on the other side of the pier.  

A sea turtle we spotted while up on the pier.  Look at that beautiful water!!

Sunrise with my 7 yr old daughter


The littles playing in the ocean

I have 3 goals for 2015.  First and foremost:
After reading 1000 gifts this summer, it has changed the way I think and live!  Truly a great book that inspires us to look at everyday life with gratitude and thanks.  I will continue to work on my own 1000 gifts and try to live daily with a joyful, thankful heart.  

Second, I want to continue to make efforts for a healthier lifestyle.  I have my own personal goals with this, but basically want to continue to move more, eat less/better.  

Lastly, I want to update my blog more.  I like to blog and just need to schedule it into my week's activities.  I love hearing from people and sharing ideas with each other.  

And with that I will end with wishing each and every one of you a 2015 full of PEACE!  Merry Christmas to all of you!