Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blog Hog

So, I feel like I have taken this blog over and I don't even have much to write about. However, I really enjoy daily writing, so I asked myself - "What can I write about every day?" And the only thing I came up with is something that I am crazy about - cooking and food. So, while this blog will definitely stay up and running, I have started a NEW food blog as a creative outlet for myself.

I would LOVE to have you all follow me and my food ramblings at:
and please, please comment - I would like to hear what you think!

Happy Wednesday and happy eating!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, summer cleaning

So, I was rearranging the furniture in our bedroom today so that our bed is closer to the windows during the summertime (Mom, I know you are proud), and this is what I found under my husband's side of the bed:

If you can't see what all of this is, here is an inventory:

1. two assault weapons (UNLOADED...Daddy)
2. three knives (one attached to a belt)
3. one box of ammunition
4. a rawhide bone
5. two dog training books
5. a gun catalog
6. an NRA magazine

Oh, Meeker...I like you.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Punky Bones Jemima

The doggels is growing - and so ferocious looking with her pointy ears. Plus, we added a third new name so that we can call her "PB&J"

Friday, May 29, 2009

setting them free...

So, it is officially summertime for Mrs. Unger.

A week before school ended, I thought I would explode because I was so excited to be finished, however, the second that the last student left my classroom, I started crying - pretty standard for me. I was thinking about it for the next few days, and it makes sense that it was such a bittersweet occasion. I spent exactly 40 hours a week with these twenty-three 8 year olds, and then they all just walked out the door with a hug or a high five. I know their families, I know their siblings, their pets, their favorite toys, foods, shoes, colors, sports, cars, TV shows, books and so much more. I know how they learn, who they get along with, what sets them off, what makes them laugh and what makes them cry. 

So, as glad as I am that I can sleep in and walk my puppy (who is exceptionally cute and growing like crazy), and read books for fun - I miss my little monkeys. I miss their hugs and their love letters and their little quirks. But I know that in two months I will start all over again and have a new set of babies to teach and adore. But for now, I am missing their expectant little faces. 

Oh, and they are hardly ever this still and here is a video that captures their real energy. (Dance parties were HUGE in my classroom - a good way to get the "wiggles out")

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

three weeks two days

I let this video play over and over again on my computer at school today. I truly appreciate things that both 9 year olds and 24 year olds can enjoy simultaneously. 

Oh and I have 3 weeks and 2 days of school left. (BIG SMILE)