Sunday, June 23, 2013

Just Because

I don't know about you, but I love love love love getting mail. Not bills, not annoying pizza delivery ads, but mail from friends or family. Nowadays, we rely on e-vites, e-mails, E, E, E! Ugh, I just don't understand what happened to sending out a real invitation to a party, or a birthday card instead of a Facebook "Happy B-day". Don't get me wrong, I love getting all the Facebook birthday wishes, but there is just something a lot more special and thoughtful about a card in the mail. During Christmas, I send out cards, and LOVE getting cards during that season. I fill my kitchen walls with beautiful cards from family and friends. I want you to know that I appreciate them :)
So today I went to Papyrus, my new favorite store that opened here at Millenia. I picked up a little card for someone I know who is having a baby, and a card for a good friend that I thought she would love.
I know these will put a smile on their faces...Just Because.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Caleb Fund

Yesterday I joined my friend Candice and Caleb, along with his class of graduating pre-kindergarteners at Uno Pizzeria in Winter Garden. The kids had a lot of fun hanging out together and eating pizza! So many of the parents were saying how good Caleb looks, and he does- But he is still fighting everyday, even though you cannot see it. No, he does not look sick at this point, but he is.

     Right now at Uno, 20% of your bill will be donated to the Caleb Fund, a "dough raiser" (fundraiser) that Uno is doing to raise money for Caleb's treatment.
If you get a chance, and want to help out, print these tickets and pass them to your friends and family. You will need to present it when you get your bill. Thank you in advance for helping this strong little boy fight childhood cancer!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summer Memories

SUMMER IS HERE! I cannot believe the school year is over and I am into my first week of summer break. Well, a break from classroom teaching that is! I still have a full time schedule with tutoring and behavior therapy clients, with a few hours here and there to see friends and relax!

Usually each summer I am nannying, and taking a few vacations. This year is a little different- no nannying and no trips! I just don't have the extra time this year because I have to work with my clients full time. I am used to getting paid through the summer from my teaching job, but the school I currently work at does not offer this unfortunately.
Because I am staying in Orlando this summer, I want to reminisce on past summer fun!

Summer 2011 I spent most of my time in this golf cart with an 8 year old boy driving me and his sister around the neighborhood. SCARY! We were either eating lunch at the clubhouse or swimming in the pool.

I also taught Vacation Bible School at Delaney Street Baptist Church that summer! it was fun to see some of my former students and their parents!

Summer 2010 was also my first trip to New York City! I was SOOOOO excited! My friend Anna lived in Jersey City and I went to visit her. We had such a great time and even stopped at Carlo's Bake Shop for some treats!


I got to fly to Nashville right after my New York trip to visit my dad and my little brother and sister. We took a road trip to Atlanta to visit my aunt and uncle that year. Here is Michael and Cathryn in the pool at our Aunt's and Uncle's house in Atlanta.

 Summer 2012 I nannied for the Graham Family. Here is Ashley doing my nails for yet another NYC trip I was blessed to take last year!

Don't they look beautiful?? ;)

My aunt took me to NYC for a girls weekend last July. We had THE BEST TIME EVER! We stayed at the iconic Plaza Hotel and it was so beautiful. We saw Wicked on Broadway, ate at every restaurant possible, had high tea, and shopped till we dropped!

The Bathroom in our hotel room was spectacular. With real gold covering the walls, how can you not feel like you are in a fairytale?

                                                                  Happy Summer!