Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week '13 - All About Me :)

It's Teacher Week on the interwebs! ;)  Hehe. I'm actually on my family vacation this week so we'll see how much blogging gets done... right now, everyone else is asleep!  I just did a post for the Liebster award here on Friday, so there are a lot of random facts about me already out there, but here is a quick bio. :)

* I'm a city kid ~ I grew up right outside Philadelphia.

My daughter and me in a Philly train station on her class trip.
* I now live in a more suburban/rural area in central NJ.

* I have been married to the most wonderful, loving, handsome hubby since December 1998 (going on 15 years!). Our wedding day is 2 days after Christmas and it snowed for our wedding, so lovely!  We have two beautiful daughters.  Big S (who I call Tootsie Roll on this blog) is going into middle school this year (!!!) and Little s (who I call Curly Jones) is going into my grade - first!  Not at my school, though... or even my district... or Handsome Hubby's... yep, we're a 3 school district family!

 * I also have the sweetest dog who is also going on 15 years old, a Chow Chow named Pippin.
* Pippin is named after the musical, which Handsome Hubs and I just saw on Broadway but have loved for a long time. We are lucky enough to live about an hour and a half from NYC.
We love Broadway!
* My family is very theatrical. Hubby and I met in college ed classes and theater. My kids do theater, too. They just finished summer children's theater - The Little Mermaid. :)
* We're also only an hour from the Jersey shore!
* I love... all things owly (my classroom!), music and theater, writing fiction, chocolate, quiet, playing Munchkin with my family, Handsome Hubby's Italian cooking, coffee with lots of creamer, the gym, buying books, nature, the colors pink and gray, gel pens, when people spell my name right without asking!
* I dislike... being cold, pickles, most vegetables (sadly), clutter, rudeness, my dog slowing down because she is old. And this guy:

This stag beetle on my front door goes in my dislike pile. His buddy who pinched my foot is at the top of that pile!
 * I am... a lucky girl, a first grade teacher for 17 years, a dance mom, a theater mom, a softball mom, a reader, a writer, introverted, silly, a hybrid car driver, caffeinated, a lover of things that match, on vacation in the lovely mountains of Vermont!

I look forward to reading about the rest of you! Link up with the button above! Happy Monday! :) 
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  1. Cute blog - and I love musicals too
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. Your family is adorable - including the pup.


  3. I just started following your blog. I share your love of owls and coffee with too much (is that possible) creamer!

    Check out my blog :)
    Light A Fire

  4. I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad I did. We are practically neighbors (at least we're both central Jersey gals- although I actually live in Bucks, now). Your blog is very cute and I'm your newest follower!
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

  5. Hi Mrs. Brooks! Thanks for stopping by my blog! We LOVE Broadway too! Just saw Newsies (loved it) & Matilda is next. Have you seen Jersey Boys? We loved that one! It's nice to "meet" another Jersey blogger- I don't think there's many of us!! I'm your newest follower:)

    Science for Kids Blog


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