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Currently September (Back to School Ed.)

Hey there Sunshine and Happy September!  I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by.  I am excited to be Anne’s guest host this month and can’t wait to share what I’ve been up to lately.  For any new faces stopping by, Hello!  🙂

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Celebrating:  My birthday!  I turned 46 last month and enjoyed celebrating with my boys and with friends.  This past weekend, I celebrated with family.  We celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday and had a baby shower for my cousin and his wife who are expecting their first child!  Family was home from all over…Wisconsin, Washington D.C., Virginia, Georgia, and of course South Carolina! 

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Watching:  I am taking a break from cable  and have gone cold turkey only utilizing my Amazon Fire Stick.  At first, I caught up on some movies like Moana and then realized, I could get my ABC and NBC shows as long as I was willing to wait a week to view them.  So, I caught up on some of my usual programs like What Would You Do? and Bachelor in Paradise (my guilty pleasure).  Most recently, I did a free trial for HBO Now and have been watching the likes of Issa Rae in Insecure.  It is HILARIOUS!

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Welcoming:  We are three weeks into the new school year and it is going better than I anticipated.  I am a school counselor and was recently moved to 6th grade.  We welcomed in over 340 new faces to our campus in 6th grade alone.  The kids seem pretty calm right now in what I call the honeymoon phase.  I can tell they are still trying to get a feel for things and see where they can make their mark.  Since I don’t have approval to share their pics, I thought I’d share one of my 6th grade team (minus a few) displaying our team bonding activity the week prior to all the kids returning.  We had so much fun and I think we did a pretty good job. 

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Preparing:   My 1st sponsored post!  I’m so excited so be sure to check it out here!

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Photographing:  As you can see, its all about family right now.  

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29 thoughts on “Currently September (Back to School Ed.)

  1. “The honeymoon phase” is a great way to describe those first few weeks of school! I think my honeymoon phase is about over. I’m figuring out quickly who my chatty Cathys (more like chatty Carls!) are!!

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  2. Hello Lowanda! It’s nice to meet you! Looks like you’ve been up to some fun stuff! Love that you are blessed with lots of family! Happy 90th to grandma!

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  3. Oh mercy I bet our grandmother’s would have some stories to tell if they got together! You have such a big family…I’m a teeny bit jealous!! I totally know what you mean about the honeymoon period and back to school….my kids are definitely there and I’m hoping things stay smooth for a bit. Happy Wednesday!

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    1. My family is sooo big, this wasn’t even the half of it. My grandma had 9 kids and 4 step-kids so imagine all the cousins everywhere. One of her sisters also had a large family so we just fill a room. I wish I could share the clips my cousin took of us trying to get a decent picture on the porch. They are so funny and grandma was just being grandma in some. Your kids are too cute and they will always be on their best behavior! Hope you guys are doing well in Texas. Prayers sent.

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  4. Happy birthday to both you and your grandmother! I hope you both had a wonderful birthday! The baby shower looked like it was a blast as well. My husband is in grad school for school counseling, so I love seeing people who do that job and enjoy it–what a fun team building activity! Have a great year!

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    1. The birthday celebrations were AWESOME, both mine and my grandma’s! It was great having family home to celebrate! A little mini-reunion! Tell your husband that what he learns in school will help him, but it will be so different from what he learns in his internship. I hope he is able to pair with someone who exposes him to everything. Best wishes to him and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Lots of fun celebrations recently – that’s so much fun. I LOVE those baby shower photos. I have a baby shower to attend this Friday and I’m excited – it’s my friend’s first so it should be fun to celebrate with her. 🙂

    I’m glad school is going well so far – I hope the move to 6th grade is a nice one all around. And what a fun team building activity – you all did a great job.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Things have really made a turn around. I’m glad school is back in and I love my team. They are awesome! I hope things continue to go well! This weekend was so much fun with my crazy, lovable family!

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  6. I have a fire stick and I love it. I really wish I could ditch all cable for good but haven’t pulled that trigger yet. Would be a huge windfall though bill wise! Happy September!!

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    1. I think I will be adding satellite TV since they are offering me a special. It is hard at times…especially when you miss the premiere of Season 15 of Ellen….ughhhh!!! But, I have been saving money! Take care and Happy September!

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  7. Happy birthday to you and your grandmother too! What a blessing you have her in your life! I love the “honeymoon” phase description of the kids right now, that sounds about right!

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! I am truly blessed to have her in my life! This past weekend was the best! Oh, we are starting to get a few high flyers showing their true selves now…lol!

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  8. Yay, birthdays! I always say live it up on your own, and based on the number of balloons, it looks like you did 🙂 How special to celebrate your grandmother’s big milestone birthday too. Hope the new school year continues to go well. And thanks for co-hosting this month!

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    1. Lol, Thanks Anne! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be a guest host! I am so blessed to have my grandmother in my life and for the family I have. Thanks again for everything! 🙂

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  10. Sure appreciate your spirit and love for family. High five on Bachelor in Paradise. Can’t wait til tonight. My Prince Charming and I do I Painted That as a bonding date several times a year. What fun to do with your team from school. Great idea. I am sure you are one sensational counselor.

    Your grandmother certainly wears 90 well. Congratulations to her.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! And high five to you, too! Did you like the finale? I kinda predicted what would happen, but lets talk about the twins…WTH??? Painting is so much fun and I love that you guys do this together. My grandmother is such a blessing!

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  11. We are over a month in on our school year. Enjoy that honeymoon phase 🙂 I truly hope though the rest of the year goes great, and a very happy Birthday to you!

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