Hi…remember me?

Dear reader,

I apologize for not blogging.

I’ve been slightly overwhelmed by a billion things.

That’s not an excuse…I’m just sayin’.

How have you been?  Things okay with you?

I’ve been busy wedding planning, shopping, working and shopping.
Also, on Thursday I will be back in the great state of Texas!
I’m so excited to go home and visit family, friends and do tons of wedding stuff!

I get to go cake tasting, menu tasting, and dress trying oning…

Speaking of dress trying oning (that’s not a word…yet)

A few weeks ago, I received an email that the show “I found the Gown” was looking for new people to appear on the show.  The show is filmed at a bridal salon in Watertown, MA, which isn’t very far from me.  I applied for the show thinking, “Shooo, I might as well give it a try…and I DO need a wedding dress.”
They sent me an application and I had to send in a video, were I talk about myself and interest etc.. Well, I planned the whole video out…got ready to film myself then I thought…wait
If I get picked to appear on this show…who will come with me?
My friends and family are in Texas…and although I have some amazing friends here…it just wouldn’t be the same.
So I cried a little (read: a lot)…and decided not to go through with it.
Skip ahead to last week…I received a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognize, so I didn’t answer.  The person left a message…it was someone from the show!!
She was calling me because she was “really interested in my story”, and wanted to know if and when I sent my video in…ACK!
I don’t think I’m going to go through with it though…I really need my ladies with me.

I survived Nemo. My first blizzard.  We lost electricity for about 24 hours.  It was soooo cold in our house. All I wanted was heat and a hot meal.  There is wet, sloppy snow everywhere.

In other news…

I am participating in an amazing giveaway.  There are tons of goodies you can win.
Head over to Taming my Flock of Firsties and enter to win.

Although I was without electricity, I was able to use the remaining power on my computer to make a little something, something.

I made a Count the Room:  Valentine’s Day Edition.


I love Valentine’s Day! I’m so sad I won’t be with my Kinder Darlings on that day….but I can celebrate with y’all!!! Just click here to get yourself a copy.  Right now it’s 6:00pm (EST).  I’ll leave this up to download for FREE until 8:30! 

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!


  1. Special Teacher for Special Kids
    February 11, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    VERA That is awesome! But yeah I totally agree with you, you need the ladies with you. Glad you survived NEMO. I did too, here in NY.

    thanks for the freebie, I am going to check it out!

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  2. Rachel
    February 12, 2013 / 12:11 am

    Love the freebie!

  3. Heather
    February 12, 2013 / 12:54 am

    What a wonderful freebie!!

    And yay for heading back to Texas- hope wedding planning goes well!

    Heather (heathernnance[at]yahoo.com)

  4. Christy
    February 18, 2013 / 1:42 am

    I have not been a faithful blogger lately either. It seems like the only time I get on here is when school is on vacation. 🙁
    Thanks for the freebie!!
    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

  5. Unknown
    February 19, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    I love this count the room idea. My students love to do word hunts, but I have never seen a count the room. It would be too easy for my first graders, but I am wondering if there is a way I could adapt it? I will have to think on that. Good luck with your video – going with a friend or two would be fun too! Is there any way family might be able to join you? I would not pass up the opportunity and I hope to read more about it on your blog soon!