Friday, February 14, 2014

5 for Friday: I’m in Love With…

It has been a quiet week on the blog because I have been busy  preparing my application for PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator contest. There are few things as much fun as hanging out after school with some awesome fourth graders armed with my iPhone camera.

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to link up with Molly all week, but I didn’t get a chance. I love her “I’m in Love With…” Linky.


These are a given. My husband, the Irishman, is Superman. While he usually saves the costume for Halloween, he is an amazing father and a wonderful husband. My kids may keep me up at night, but they also keep me amazed. This week they have both had one of those developmental jumps that leave me speechless. They are sweet, smart, and loving. We are truly blessed!

Now for some multitasking….

So here is my Valentine Five for Friday…


Thoughts of Traveling Outside of Florida
While Florida has its perks, I miss traveling. The last couple of weeks has brought talk of airplane rides at my house.

I recently found out that I will be presenting a session at the NCTM Regional Conference in Houston this November. I grew up in Houston and still have family and friends there. The conference is the week before Thanksgiving, so we hope to make a family trip out of it.

Things are looking promising for a trip to Ireland to see my husband’s family this summer. He is the only one of six kids to have left the Emerald Isle. This trip is long over due!

Cooler Weather
I know the rest of the country is sick of the cold, but I would gladly take a little snow about now. Anyone care to send a little my way?

After several late nights this week, I am more than a little jealous of those of you who lucked out with a snow day. I can’t complain too much though – we’ve cooled down to the 70’s for the long weekend.

My “New” Position
I guess it isn’t really new any more, but I really love what I teach now. Putting together this video only reminded me how much I love my job right now.

Again, this one is a bit of a given, but after going to FETC and creating my first iMovie, it has to make the list!

My husband is from Cork, Ireland. His birthday is also in March. We always talked about moving to Ireland, but that hasn’t worked out for us yet. I try to really celebrate big for St. Patrick’s Day. It makes for a fun month that we kick off mid-February. Add spring break in there, and you have reason to celebrate!


A few weeks ago I tried to make all my appointments. Somehow I ended up with a dentist appointment on Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure what I was thinking! (Shaking head)

Happy Valentine’s Day!


  1. Jenny, you crack me up! St. Patrick's Day is my personal holiday! My fam is from Cork, too! We were destined to be friends. SO jealous you're headed to Ireland this summer...maybe I'll sneak in your suitcase :) Hope you are cavity free :)

    Lucky to Be in First

  2. Found you through the link up. I love a good St.Patrick's celebration too! Loads of cute crafts you can do with your kiddies!

    Butterflying Through Teaching

  3. We are enjoying 70 degree weather now in Houston. I hope it keeps up!

    Literacy Spark

  4. I love the picture of your husband as Superman - that is too funny and your kiddos are adorable!! I hope your trip works out to Ireland. That sounds like a dream vacation. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Seems like you’ve had a date with your dentist, eh? Hehe! Well, the date doesn't really matter because what's important is that you’ve given time for your dental checkup. How’s the appointment? I hope you don’t have to worry about teeth problems. :)

    Elliot Bagley

  6. Your dentist is pretty lucky to have you on Valentine’s Day, isn’t he or is he a she? Hehe! Kidding aside, how’s your dental checkup? I hope you don’t have dental problems that ruined your celebration of the love month. How are you now? :)

    Julie Romanelli

  7. A Valentine’s date with the dentist isn’t all that bad - think of it as an investment for the future! A quick peek at your teeth could definitely help you keep them in good shape for the rest of the month! It’s been a while now, and I believe you’ve had another dental appointment. Any updates about that? :)

    Josh Brockmann @ StarBrite Dental