Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Big Belly!

My friend Aubry (see startinphoto.com) was so so nice to take some maternity pics for me so I can always remember my big ol' nasty belly! Since I'm not sending Christmas cards out this year (baby announcements will hopefully be taking their place), I'm going to post some of my favorite pics! This was actually several weeks ago and believe it or not my stomach is way bigger than this now! Only 3.5 weeks to go!!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Ok, add this to the list of things NOT to do when you are 8 months pregnant : Shop at 6am on Black Friday! I have never experienced such chaos in all of my life! I had to hide in the back of Target for 20 minutes today until things settled down up front. I had so many people smash into my big ol' belly, I was sure I was going to go into labor right then and there. After 3 hours of shopping (really 1.5 of finding parking spaces and waiting in line and 1.5 of actual shopping) I hit Tilly's, Target, Linen's & Things, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Circuit City, Old Navy, and Khols, and I came home with only one VERY small gift, which was not even on sale today! What a bust! :) At least it was an adventure! I probably won't be doing it again any time soon because there is NO way I could have gotten through the crowds with a a stroller! :) Like I said....INSANITY!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I MIGHT be able to handle this...

Just wanted to share with everyone that I counted today...and I have only 19 teaching days left! The kids are wearing me out fast, but I think I can handle 19 more days in my classroom! What an amazing feeling! Anyway, just thought I'd share! woohoo!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007


Alright alright already...I got tagged and ignored it, then again, and again! I think if I don't actually do this, it may never end! SO.....here goes nothing...I'm tagged!

Here are 6 things you may or may not already know about me (and sadly, I'm not all that exciting!)

1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook! The best thing about cooking is doing it without a recipe. I love to create things all on my own, or take a picture of something that I see and change it up a bit to fit my taste and make my own recipe. The biggest problem with this is when I really hit the jackpot and make something amazing, because I can hardly ever duplicate it! I really need to figure out a better system! I'm still wracking my brain trying to think of a career where I could sit in a kitchen and invent recipes and meals for people and somehow get paid for it. Any ideas??

2. I am horrified of car rides. I have learned how to hide it well, but even to drive around the corner, my palms sweat and I have to distract myself from the millions of things that can happen in a 5 minute car ride (my mind is my worst enemy!) My sister and I are very similar in the way that she has the same reaction to airplane rides that I do to car rides. What is wrong with us!?!?Road trips are an honest disaster with me! Drew has learned to be ever so patient and to drive only in certain lanes on certain freeways so I don't freak!

3. I dance and sing every time I drive. This may be one of the ways I distract myself in the car and keep things light. Have you ever seen the show where they put the video camera in someone's rental car and record them dancing and singing? Well, I would be MORTIFIED because I have the world's worst singing voice, but still belt it out to any and every song. Drew is often humiliated by my car-dance moves, but let's be honest I crack myself up and have a great time!

4. I call into the radio station to win absolutely anything! Has it ever paid off? No! I usually hear, "I'm sorry, you are caller number 8". But it's a fun hobby, right? (humor me!) I'm determined that someday I will get through to 104.7 and play "Remember the Time", but I haven't gotten through yet! Someday I will win something amazing, I'm sure of it! :)

5. I'm super intrigued by crime. The only books I read are non-fiction crime novels and my favorite shows are Forensic Files, Dateline, and documentary shows that look into the lives of serial killers. Morbid and weird, I know...but I am so interested in all that stuff.

6. I love to teach. I have to add this one because anyone who knows me right now probably doesn't believe me! I complain about it right now more than I talk about how much I love it. BUT...pregnancy hormones can do that to a girl! I really do like to teach and this has just been a really tough year in my class, but I just want to make it clear that I do, in fact...love to teach! Watching kids faces when they finally get something or hearing someone tell me that they love my class, or that math is their new favorite subject when they used to hate it. Wow, makes the job so worth while!

I tag...Stephanie, Brynn, Aubry, Katie, and Kelly!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

4 Years Together...

Yesterday Drew and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary! Crazy how time flies! I love him so much and I am so lucky to be married to him! I know it sounds cheesy, but I can't imagine not having him with me everyday! We have been through so much together in 4 short years and I love knowing that I get to be with him for all eternity! I love you Drew!!

And what a great guy...after agreeing NO anniversary gifts this year due to upcoming baby, Christmas, and lots of expenses...Drew still went out and got me a pregnancy massage from Dolce!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The dreaded day after...

I was SOOOOOO dreading the day after Halloween! Being stuck inside my classroom with 130 11 and 12 year olds all day long just didn't sound appealing to a very pregnant Tarah! But...someone really used their brain today! I have no idea how or who...but someone managed to book a BMX assembly for us. We got to go outside and watch these three guys do some pretty cool tricks on BMX bikes. I still have no idea what educational value it had, but to be outside on a day like today was someone's brilliant idea! Anyway, it was pretty cool so I thought I'd share some pictures!

This is one of the guys jumping over two teachers and the other two BMX guys...I was scared for them! Publish Post