Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 31

A picture of yourself. 

THE END of the 31 day challenge.  And it only took me 60 days to do it.  :) 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 30

A picture of someone you miss.

Fourteen months ago my dad told me that eventually I would be able to look back on the situation and it wouldn't hurt anymore.  I didn't believe him then, but now I am starting to.  While I do still miss Tyler and feel sad about everything that happened, I finally think I am feeling okay with everything.  I don't have any negative feelings anymore.  Now, I am more in the stage of just missing having a companion and best friend.  It's hard not to have someone there all the time to listen to you and to build you up.  On the other hand, I've learned that I have a lot of people I can turn to and call on when I need to.  There are so many people that I'll forever be grateful for.  :) 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 29

A picture that can always make you smile. 

Sweet, sweet kids. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 28

A picture of something you are afraid of. 

I don't have a picture, but I really love inspirational quotes/pictures like this one.  I am so afraid of change.  I have a hard time adjusting to people leaving my life, or having to do something different and difficult.  I tend to just shut down and withdraw when times get hard.  One thing I am trying to work on, is changing my attitude.  I know that a positive attitude makes these situations more bearable.  Although that is very much easier said than done, I'm working on it!  :)  {see the smiley face??}       

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 27

A picture of yourself and a family member. 

My nephew, Hunter.
I am a little afraid of him...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 26

A picture of something that means a lot to you. 

My family of course {not all are represented in this photo}.  I don't think I could survive without them, which is why I'll probably end up moving back to Canada, even though the warmth of Arizona sounds so good....

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 25

A picture of your day.

Yup.  I purposely waited for our class picture to come back before I posted this.  I LOVE class pictures!  This one was by far, the funniest one yet.  The little boy in front of me was so shy.  He wouldn't even walk in to the gym where the photographers were.  But once I finally told him he could stand by me, he was all over me.  I was afraid he was going to pull my skirt down/up.  It was crazy.  But as soon as the photographer said, "say cheese" he would NOT smile.  We tried so many times.  They took one picture of him completely turned around.  HA.  And of course, no matter how many times we say, "keep your heads straight", we have a beautifully, tilted head.  All in all, I think it turned out cute!  :) 

Honey Bunny Studio

I read about Honey Bunny Studio on a couple other blogs and I was so excited! There are super cute prints for homes and schools. I absolutely love all of her work, and it didn't take long for me to decide to buy a couple of prints. It was hard to decide what posters to order first, but I finally settled on these two: She was so wonderful to work with, and gave me a great deal. The best part for you is, she is having a sale AND a giveaway. You can get any 8 1/2 x 11 print for 40% off. If you are really lucky, you can win an 8 1/2 x 11 print! I already bought two, but there are so many more I want! ps These would make GREAT teacher gifts. :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 24

A picture of something you wish you could change.

Just one thing? Ha. I would change a million. But the one on my mind is this:

This picture was not taken today. But it proves my point.

I need it to be spring. I need warm, sunny weather. Please.

Day Awesome

Look what came in the mail today

It is official! So excited to hang this on my wall! :)

ps I'll catch up on the real days tomorrow. I've been busy this week...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 23

A picture of your favorite book.

If you know me, you know I can't pick just one. I am the most indecisive person I know. I love so many books. But here's a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 22

A picture of something you wish you were better at.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 21

A picture of something you wish you could forget.

High School.
I hated just about everything about it. I was so awkward and confused. I didn't feel like I fit with any particular group of kids. I had no idea how to tame that wild mess of hair. I didn't really know how to wear make-up. I remember one year I thought blue eye shadow looked so good. Oh man... if I could go back then knowing what I know now, it would've been so much better. But since I can't, I try desperately to forget it. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 20

A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.

Anywhere warm and with a beach. :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 19

A picture of you when you were little.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 18

A picture of your biggest insecurity.

I hate being the center of attention. I don't like speaking in front of people, answering questions in classes, or anything else where all eyes are on me. Granted, I can do anything in front of a group of six year olds, but definitely not a group of grown ups.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 17

A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.

Of course my education. Here's hoping it continues to make an impact, and I can find a job in Arizona or Alberta...

And now I am too tired to do anymore. I'm heading to Canada tomorrow morning for a nice, long, family-filled weekend. Forgive me in advance for missing the next few days of the blog challenge. I'll catch up when I get back. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 16

A picture of someone who inspires you.

So I was home sick one day this week, watching crappy daytime tv, and saw Alicia Silverstone on the Drs. She was talking about her new diet book (which I did buy). I was really interested in it, especially when she said eating this way helped her (and others) immune system (I am sick WAY too much), acne, weight, and lots more health issues. I bought it and am excited to try and follow most of it. I don't know if I can give up meat 100%. It is too delicious. But I do like how clean, natural, and healthy the diet is. It has tons of really yummy recipes I am excited to try. Maybe I am just tired and this is my lame attempt at completed this stupid 31 days challenge... ha ...but I am really inspired by people who eat to live. I wish I was one of those people who was happy to eat healthy, but I'm not. I'm also inspired by those people who eat healthy, even though they secretly dream of junk food...

Wendy is one of those people. She eats so healthy and is always at the gym. We used to be so good at going together. Well, mostly she would drag my lazy butt across the street to our gym. Unfortunately, she now drags her boyfriends butt to the gym, and I can hardly get the motivation to go simply to tan. Ha. Soon enough. I wish I loved the gym...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 15

A picture of something you want to do before you die.

I REALLY want to write a children's book. I wrote a couple for classes in college, but haven't done much to get anything published yet. I really need and want to, but keep finding other things to do, instead. Maybe this summer??

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 14

A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

My mother.

ps Happy Pi Day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 13

A picture of your favorite band or artist.

I don't have just one. I like all kinds of music, so here's a list of a few of my favorites.


Rascal Flatts

FM Static

Black Eyed Peas

Carrie Underwood

Avril Lavigne


The Killers

Taylor Swift