Tuesday, December 27, 2011

11 in 2011

I am in love with Linky Parties...who knew I could "party" in my PJs while watching football and entertaining a toddler. This is MY kind of party! :) Here are my favorite 11 from 2011!

11. Favorite Movie

I saw A Game of Shadows yesterday. Robert Downey Jr. is my favorite: LOVE him! If I did this post two days earlier I would say Captain America was my favorite. I love a good kick-booty action movie. I really liked Green Lantern too. Ok, now you know I'm a comic book fan. Wow...it feels great to have that out in the open. Ok, only one answer per number now...promise.

10. Favorite TV Series

I love {or is it loved?} Community. I saved the paint ball episodes on my DVR. HILARious!

9. Favorite Restaurant

The Melting Pot is amazing. It is a fondue restaurant. If you love cheese, you must go. It is pricey but if you long for melted goodness. It is well worth the green! :)

8. Favorite New Thing

My sister and I ran the Warrior Dash this August. The day before school actually. What better way to spend your last day of vacation leaping over fire, scaling 12 foot walls, and wading through a pit of mud! We are already signed up for next year!

7. Favorite Gift
My little sister bought a life planner for me. I am super excited about finally having a place to put everything! :) Thanks Mandy!

6. Favorite Thing You Pinned

I love Pinterest. I have pinned a great many things! One of my favorite is the Workout Jar. This idea can work for almost anything!

Put one dollar in a jar every time you complete a workout. when you achieve your goal use the money to treat yourself! a massage, a cute pair of jeans, whatever feels in line with what you've accomplished. Most excellent!

5. Favorite Blog Post

I am going to go with my first post. A simple beginning...

4. Favorite Accomplishment

My transcripts came in the mail TODAY! It is official! I have a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Reading. I DID IT! There were many days when I wondered if I would finish and why I was torturing myself! But it is worth it....finally...finally!

3. Favorite Picture/2. Favorite Memory

My favorite picture is also tied with my favorite memory. I lost both of my grandmothers last year. This picture is from my wedding WAY BACK in 2005. We had such a fantastic time {as you perhaps inferred from the photo!} My grandmothers and I danced, laughed, and little did I know we created a memory that I will always cherish.

1. Goal for 2012

My goal for both personal and professional is simple: do what you can, where you are, with what you have. I know I can't have it all but I will be thankful for what I have.



  1. The Warrior Dash is on my bucket list!!!
    I love the workout jar idea!
    The picture of your grandmothers is precious!

    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  2. Congrats on your graduation!!! What a great accomplishment! I'm struggling to finish ....
    I love the jar idea! What a nice way to treat yourself!

    Also, I have a New Year Resolution linky party & a survey on my blog that I would really love your feedback on. Please stop by and give me your opinion.


    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  3. Thanks for joining our linky party!!!
    The Melting Pot is so good!!!!! :)
    Warrior Dash - wow! I am impressed!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. I am jealous and glad you got to do the Warrior Dash. It looks like too much fun! Guess I need to remember to join in next year. This is my first time visiting your blog and glad to be here. :)


  5. I'm a new follower!!! Love your warrior dash picture. A friend of mine wanted me to run it this past summer and I wasn't brave enough. So cool!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by! Linky Parties are a great way to meet new Bloggy Friends!

    I highly recommend the Warrior Dash. I am not super athletic or freakishly strong and had a BLAST! I do think it is tons of fun to run with someone or with a group. We have 8 people signed up to run in 2012.

    Best of Learning in 2012,


  7. Congratulations on the Masters! I love your photos. That mud wrestling - er - runner - thing is priceless. What teachers will do! I'm your newest follower from the linky party. I hope you can visit my blog.