Almost there....

First, let me start with asking if any of you have seen Soul Surfer???

I must say that I've put it off for a while, but wow! what a great movie!!! It really makes you stop and put all your "woes" into perspective. We are a family of surfers, so it was a great connection for us, but it's a great analogy for anyone.

And my second question is do any of you Groupon? Or maybe Living Social??

I LOVE buying Groupon and LivingSocial deals, BUT I always forget that I have them! lol...Today I realized I had an Office Max and Old Navy Deal that were about to expire.

What makes this hard is that I don't have EITHER one of these around me. Now, Office Depot?? I visit them all the time to print up all the freebies and units I get from y'all. They know be my name and flashdrive - ha! What? Do you know how much faster it is for me to go to them rather than me trying to print all that up on my INKJET? I'd be waiting forever for my inkjet.... this!
Does anyone else hit up a printing store?? Or do y'all do it at home?? I'd love to take a poll on that! But Office Max?? Nope....nowhere around. The nearest one is almost an hour away. So, I had to just go ahead and order some ink...grrr...I bought the darn thing so I could use it when I print up some things. Oh well. THEN, I realized my Old Navy one expires TODAY! And it was only good IN STORE. WHAT?? So I had to drive 30 minutes to our Old Navy store, IN CHRISTMAS mayhem, mind you, only to realize when I got there that I couldn't spend it on myself!! lol. Can't really buy myself something when I'm 9 months pregnant. And my daughter doesn't really need anything. I have NEVER had such a hard time spending money before. lol....

AND I JUST realized TODAY is Christmas EVE!!!

HOW did I NOT know this?? lol. Could it be that it's 80 degrees outside and my AC is still on?? Ugh. Don't get me wrong, my flops and I would miss each other greatly if it was cold - as Denise over at Sunny in Second has also said-ha! Us Florida girls really like our flops. And most of the time I don't mind that we don't have to shovel snow to get out of our house....but just for Christmas, couldn't it be cold??? I don't think we've ever had an actual Christmas day that was cold...I've tried willing it, but apparently, that's not strong enough to work. lol could be that we're not doing Christmas ON Christmas. lol. Usually it's because of my husband's schedule (he's a firefighter and works 24 hours every 3rd day - so it's a 24/48 shift). But this year, my mom is coming in on the 25th, so we're doing Christmas on the 26th. I'm super excited for her to be coming- ever since they moved to Colorado, we don't always get to do Christmas together. Their first year that they moved away, not only were THEY gone for Christmas, but my husband had to work that day. You can't even IMAGINE the pity party I was giving myself that year. ha!!
Although, she has been pretty good about being here ever since Autumn has been born...I have to share my FAVORITE "Christmas" photo with y'all of my daughter. My mom and I like doing "Mother, daughter, daughter" trips, and Christmas at Disney was our first one. This is the picture we got of Autumn.  hehehe

Autumn in Dec of '09 @ 3 months

ANYWAY, as I realized the other day, I'm SO CLOSE to 200 followers!! I think once I get there, I'm going to do a giveaway. But as I said before, I don't have any units to give away since I've given everything as a's about an Amazon or TpT Gift Card??? EVERYONE could use one of those, right???? Ha!!

SO, as soon as I hit 200, I'll do a giveaway post. BUT, I'd like to go ahead and do a poll..
Which would you prefer???
A) Amazon GC


B) TpT GC?

Leave a comment and feel free to pass along to your friends and have them follow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this happens before Brooklynn comes, that way I don't neglect the giveaway! HA! So the faster I get to 200 the better for y'all, right?

From my family to yours, I wish you all the BEST Christmas ever! I am so thankful to have come across this little bloggy world; of all the fabulous teaching ideas and of the bloggy friendships I've made.

Merry Christmas,


Kelley Cirrito said...

It is cold here in Kansas, only about 35! We don't have snow on the ground so I am pretty disappointed. Last year we had a white Christmas. It's always a little more special when it snows. About the printing... I got an awesome printer last year for Christmas from my parents, but the problem is I run our if colored ink a lot and it is like 200 bucks to get more! We are currently out so I have been printing a little at school. ( shhh, don't tell anyone) I am super excited you are almost to 200 followers! I would prefer a gift card for TpT!

Rachel said...

You know I would be happy with either one. But if I had to choose one, it would be TPT. I have more stuff in my wish list on that site! Merry Christmas!

Lindsay said...

Either would be so nice but I would prefer Amazon.

Merry Floridian Christmas. I'm spending my first Christmas in Texas this year and it's suprisingly cold!

My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher

Delighted said...

Totally doesn't matter! I love them both. But, if I had to choose...hmmmm probably TPT. Congrats on almost 200 followers!!! That's amazing. Merry Christmas & Blessings in the new year.

First Grade Delight

Tammy said...

Ahhh see ow you're the smart one. I need to think about something to do to reach 100 followers (I posted about it yesterday) I think either gift cert. would be awesome. I grew up with those warm Christmas' in Az. But here in Ok you never know what we'll get, ice, snow, 80's, terrible wind, it's always a surprise. Enjoy your mom and baby and tell your hubby thank you for his service (my hubby is a volunteer FF here)and have a very Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

Amazon!!!!! Merry Christmas!
Btw.... Have you read Charity's post last week on TBA about the get together next week?? Do you plan on going?

Happy Holidays!

❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
A Teacher's Treasure

Barbara said...

Hmmm. Like 'em both but I think I'll go with Amazon. Good luck with baby # 2! Hope it all goes well:)
Grade ONEderful

YearntoLearn said...

Merry Christmas and wishing a warm welcome for baby Brooklyn's arrival. I'd love an Amazon gift card for your giveaway.

Yearn to Learn Blog

Stacy said...

You are so awesome and Autumn is PRECIOUS! I think I prefer TPT because you can preview (maybe you can do that in Amazon too) but also I see so many cool things I want from TPT from all of the awesome bloggers that have TPT stores. I am thinking of hosting a give away when I get to didnt exactly happen for Christmas but hey?? Maybe by the New Year!

Have a VERY Merry Christmas!

ps: YES to Soul Surfer and No to Groupon/Living Social...mainly just because I don't have time to go through all of those emails!

Erika said...

It isn't even cold here in MT today. It's about 50 degrees! Love the waiting cartoon and the photo of your daughter. Merry Christmas. (BTW, either gift card is great.) And Soul Surfer is unbelievable!
2B Honey Bunch

Lisa Howard said...

I just gave you a Liebster award. Check it out on my blog Happy holidays
- Lisa

Michelle Rist said...

New follower you 1 more closer to your 200 goal! Good luck!

Oh yeah...Amazon vs. TPT is a TOUGH one but I think I'd go Amazon. (Sorry know I luv ya!)

BAK Pack Photography said...

One more closer to 200!
Merry Christmas!

❁Beth Ann❁
Taming My Flock of Firsties

Kristin said...

I love Amazon!
And I'd follow you twice if it was allowed! :)
Have a great tomorrow!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Lisa said...

I'm with Kristin--Amazon!! :) Although, I have a wishlist full of stuff at TPT!!!! :)

Live Laugh and Love to Learn

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