Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snow Break!

Tuesday of this week was my first day back to work from a 10 day snow vacation. Talk about a rude awakening. For the past 10 days, I have been living it up at home, enjoying myself, watching all 4 (yes, I said 4) hours of The Today Show, and hanging out with my sweet husband and puppies. Monday we woke up to 10 inches of beautiful snow. I was like a child on Christmas morning. Craig and I decided we would make a big breakfast, call Ab and Jer and Mama and Daddy, and enjoy playing in the winter wonderland. We spent the day riding four wheelers, throwing snowballs, and warming up by the fire. It was a fabulous day.

Each day, Madison City would let us know by 2:00 if we would have school the next day. I’ll confess, each day at 2:00 I was waiting patiently by the TV to see the verdict for the next day. I can’t believe we were out of school for an entire week- but I loved every minute of it.

When we came back to school Tuesday, I didn’t know what to expect from my class. They surprised me by being angels. Sweet JT came in the room and said, “Mrs. Igo, I feel like I’m in 3rd grade!” When I asked him why, he replied, “Because we’ve been out of school for so long!” So true.

Today at lunch, I had the privilege of sitting at the table with my kids for lunch. Normally, we have a teacher’s table, but for this week we’ve been “asked” to sit with our kids. During lunch, a sweet little girl told me all about the new diet her entire family is on right now. I asked her to tell me about it and this is what I got: “Well, it’s called the healthy eating diet. We can’t eat things with sugar and food coloring.” I was curious about the food coloring and asked her to tell me what kinds of things had food coloring. She said, “Well, you know, popsicles. . . .that stuff I used to mix in my water bottle (crystal light), and. . . .Easter eggs.” Oh, of course, why didn’t I think of that! No Easter eggs on the healthy eating diet! Sounds like a diet I could handle.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010- A Year in Pictures

Happy New Year 2010!
Snow Day :)
January Ladies' Retreat
One of my new and dearest friends, April and I did a skit together
The Nail Salon!
Sweet Friends at Ladies' Retreat
This is what we do at school. . .
2nd Grade Teachers at our Academic Super Bowl
March Homebuilder's Baja Trip
with the Villanueva children
The MOST AMAZING place I have ever eaten in Mexico-Chispas- just ask Bethany- I ate my weight in burritos that night :)
Easter at Granny's house
I hosted Abby's lingerie shower and then we headed to Nashville for her bachelorette party!
The best class I've ever had- sweet babies in their AR Model Classroom shirts

Craig turns 28!

The Dance Company celebrated it's 20th Anniversary!
Here are some of the girls who "grew up" at TDC. We performed at the Evening show.
TDC Teachers
Abby and I both took dance here for 15 years and we both taught this year.
This was my 3rd year as a teacher.

My 25th Birthday Dinner @ FireBirds in B'ham- on the way to--
--the beach! to celebrate Mama's 50th bday!
Gulf Shores
I ran the Cotton Row 10K and then the 5k with Abby. So much fun!
Abby and Jeremy get married- June 2010
Trip to the beach with the Minors!

Trip to West Virginia for the White Family Reunion- 4th of July weekend
Happy 4th of July!!
Being chauffeured by my nieces on the paddle boat
July 17- Leah Wood gets married!
For 2 weeks in July, I was a co-director with April for the Inner City Program-Connect 3.
We took the kids to the McWane Science Center in B'ham at the end of the 2 weeks.
Our awesome group of kids.
2nd Grade Teachers on the day of our Johnny Appleseed Celebration
Alabama-Florida Game
October 2010
Ribbon Cutting of the Tim Nash Pavilion at 305 8th Street
Craig was the lead on this project and I am so proud for all his hard work. The team did a great job on this project.
Trunk or Treat at Mayfair
BJHS-Hoover Football Game
We got to see Jonathan in the Hoover band and tailgate with Ron and Lynne.
Craig and Bear at the duck club in Arkansas
Amy and I finish the St. Jude Marathon!
Merry Christmas!
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day SNOW!!!