13 For 13 a Linky Party!

Good gracious it’s hard to believe it’s been three weeks since I’ve blogged. It hasn’t really even been on my mind until my mom (my most faithful reader) mentioned it to me the other day. It has just been a crazy busy few weeks that have come and gone in a whirlwind. I’ve not only not had time to write I’ve also not had time to read other blogs. Tonight I decided I’d do a bit of catching up and found this fun linky party from 3 of my favorite bloggers! Kristin, Hadar and Traci It’s called 13 for 13 and we’re supposed to link up with 13 things from this year. I’m not sure I can even remember the entire year but I’ll do my best!

Well that’s a tough one right off the bat. I don’t buy myself a lot of clothingso I guess I’d have to say the pair of “boyfriend” jeans I got at Maurice’s this past spring. They fit just right and every time I wear them someone asks if I’ve lost weight! Woo hoo that makes anything good.

Hmmmm favorite movie? From this year? This decade? Hmmmmm let’s see I liked Frozen the other day. We went as a school for a reward for those kids that passed the principal’s math challengeI can’t remember what movie I saw before thatbut it was really cute!

Favorite TV series? Well I do like the Big Bang Theory, Suits is good, and Justified is mine and hubby’s favorite winter show. But I really like the new comedy The Miller’s it cracks me up. Did you know that it is written by that kid that won Survivor last year? The nerdy one with the weird nameanyway it is fun-ny!

We have TWO new restaurants in our town count them TWO it is way exciting. One is a sit down place called the Ground Round. I guess it’s a chain of some kind. They have FRIED Oreos. I don’t really like Oreos but my hubby does! They are really rich I took a bite of one. That was enough. The other new place is FREDDY”S I love Freddy’s I could become addicted. I try not to go to town!

A favorite new thing I triedhummm I’d have to say Whole Brain Teachingin the classroom. I did some reading about it this summer and tried a few things at the start of the year, and I have to say I really like it. I’m not an expert, but I do think I’ll do a bit more research on it this summer.

My kids got me this super cool pair of Ray Ban sun glasses for Mother’s Day. I love them and wear them always. I get a lot of compliments on them they are sooooo fashionable. That’s me a fashionista!
 Yikes pinning I do. A LOT. I have been some really great recipes and tons of school ideas. It’s hard to pick just one. Here is my page of just Christmas ideas. I wish I had enough time to do them all. http://www.pinterest.com/bloggygal/christmas-ideas/

Favorite blog post.I have not had as many as I’d like this year. At times my usually wealth of gab seemed to be dry this year, especially since school started. I really enjoyed my month long challenge of classroom smiles and think I will redo it as a weekly post in the New Year. I guess my favorite would have to be the one of my slices (from the Slice of Life Challenge) that made me think about my life, future, and directionmuch like this linky party is doingJ It's a Tough Question

My best accomplishment this year and every year since 1989 has been my children. They never cease to amaze me with their generosity, love and beautiful hearts. And this year I got to add one more to my flock, and sweet girl my son will be marrying in 2014. My cup forever runneth over with an abundance of pride I have for these young adults that came from the love of their father and I.

Ahh so many pictures of these kiddos as well too many to choose just one. Each one shows a glimpse into their personalities and lives. Here are just a few.

I have two. This summer Hadley and I took a road trip to Dallas and her cousin from Arizona surprised her at the hotel it was priceless. And then when my son sent the picture of the ring he had just placed on my daughter in law to be’s hand. We all cried.

So many goalsso little time. One is to tone up for Kanten and Deanna’s big day. Another is to blog more. Another is to find something productive to do in the evenings for these long winter months. Another is to learn something new. And another is to be more giving and grateful. That is just a drop in the bucket of the goals I haveI’m not sure the year is long enough!

I’ve been thinking and thinking about my OLW for this year. I want it to be relevant and useful. Something that is not easily forgotten and in the forefront of my mind each day. It has not come to me yet. You’ll be the first to know when it does I promiseJ  

Your turn! Jog on over to one of the blogs and link up too! 


  1. Thanks for linking up, Tammy!!!
    Merry Christmas and enjoy your break! :)

  2. I love the sunglasses, so cute! I guess I haven't been reading many blogs either because I am just now noticing your new blog design. It looks great! Great post! You have lots to look forward to in 2014. :)
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. I am so glad I found you blog on the thirteen in '13 linky party:) It amazes me that the first 18 years of my life, I did not know another Tammy and it seems like every other blog I read is by a "Tammy"!

    Thanks for sharing:)
    The Resourceful Apple