Recap and Ornament Template

Happy Sunday!

Here's a recap of what I've been up to . . . 

First, let me say that we were on Inclement Weather Schedule on Thursday AND Friday.  As in, two days in a row.   

I didn't handle it well on Thursday.  I was grumpy.  Even though I looked cute in my new black Uggs. (If I do say so myself, but I don't really have to because my friends said I looked cute.  The night before I gave them money to tell me that I looked okay in skinny jeans tucked into boots as soon as they saw me.  Plus I felt that me in skinny jeans meant that I should issue some type of warning.)  Here's my little pre-Christmas present to myself.  

Anyways, when I say I was grumpy, I mean that instead of playing a fun song to get my kids to STOPTALKINGALREADY, I made them go back to their seats and try again.  Or go back to the carpet and try again. Or when the rain let up a little, and they came back from lunch like kids inside of a jump house, I made them go back outside and try again.  We did everything nineteen three or four times.

Friday was a lot better.  I did a lot of praying.  And I used the tranquilizer gun a few times, as well.

Friday night was our Staff Christmas Party and I found out that day that we, in fact, were not having a White Elephant Gift Exchange.  

People, prayer works.

I still wore the stupiduglycan'tbelieveIhavetowearthismonstrosity sweater.

The party was fun.  The usual.  

Gossip, laughter, food, wine, kid stories, gossip, laughter, food, kids stories . . . repeat.

Last night, the hubby and I went to a family thing of his.  A cousin of a cousin or some such thing was home so it called for a get together.  My in-law's get-togethers are confusing because they have a lot of name repeats.  For example, they have two Kristin's.  Two Donna's.  Two Steve's.  Two Karen's.  

Oh, and the two Karen's?  Well, listen to this.

The hub's grandmother had a sister and a brother.  His grandma was the oldest.  She had a daughter and named her Karen.  Fair enough.  That's my hubby's aunt Karen that we go to church with.  Love Aunt Karen.

But then Grandma's brother had a daughter.  And guess what?

Yep.  He named her Karen.

What the ???? 

Is that even okay?  I think my sisters would have come to blows if one copied the other . . . 

Anyways, I heard my name a lot, but most of the time, it wasn't meant for me because I'm the married Kristin and not the cousin Kristin.

Regardless, it was really fun.  We made homemade pizzas.  The featured pizza was macaroni and cheese.  MACARONI AND CHEESE pizza.  I was worried about it, but I shouldn't have been.

DEE-LISH.  Oh my word.  Homemade dough.  Homemade sauce.  Homemade mac and cheese.  All together.  Pasta and bread all together.    

It was not a good night to wear the skinny jeans, let me tell you.

Okay.  Well.  Now you're all caught up.

I've received a few emails about my ornament template from my post last year on the Christmas gifts I make for the parents (I make them.  Not the students.  Don't judge.)  You can check it out HERE.  That's back when I was still using Scribd.  So now it's on google docs.  I'm offering two kinds because I don't know which one will work for you. 

click {HERE} for pdf
click {HERE} for non-pdf

I'm sorry if you've emailed me recently asking for the template.  I have read your email, told myself that I will attach the template in a reply, but first I check one more email and that usually leads me to a blog or pinterest or facebook . . . and then I'm eating chocolate or pouring a glass of wine or it's time to watch the Housewives or whathaveyou . . . I know that this behavior is completely normal and in no way a sign of ADHD or craziness so please tell me that you are the exact same way.  At any rate, I'm sorry for not getting back to you all of you sooner.

Well, that's about all for now.  I've got some school work to do so I better get to it.  Insert pretend happy face here.


  1. Could I truly be the first to comment? Love the boots! Thanks for the template! I always get sidetracked around the internet and stay online for at least 2 extra hours than I should have. You always have the best stories! Thanks for making me laugh!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  2. I'm pretty interested in that pizza! Was it pizza sauce and macaroni on top? Details, please! :)

  3. Hey Kristin!! Your uggs are adorable.. I am saving up to maybe get some.. next year :P But that's my #1 to get another pair someday!! I am glad you ended up having a good time, and yes prayer works ;)

  4. I'm sure you looked adorable in your skinny jeans and boots! Thanks for the template

  5. How embarassing...I forgot a period at the end of my sentence. I just teach first grade...we're not great with punctuation yet.

  6. Love the boots! I have a friend at school whose husband's name is Anthony (goes by Tony). They have 2 sons, one named Mark Anthony and the other named...you guessed it Anthony. My friend's name is Tonia and her daughter's name is wait for it, wait for it, Tonya! They used to come over a lot when her daughter was younger so my daughter and I called the girls Big T and Little T and I called her husband Mr. T. When her daughter got older, we called her Tall T.

    I have a feeling my day tomorrow is going to be like your Thursday, I plan on cracking down on the way they walk down the hall and line up, so we will probably having a bunch of do-overs. I can hardly wait.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  7. I blamed the full moon last week for my students extra practices for everyday routines and procedures! My word....they were a little too excited about everything. Hopefully, (atleast it's what I'm telling myself tonight)this week will be much better and the little werewolves will be tame once more :)

  8. Hi Kristin,
    The boots are the best! Love the Christmas party --- we have had elephant gifts in the past and I seriously got a pair of tights - One leg was RED and one leg was BRIGHT YELLOW...I'm not kidding and then I also pulled out an Oswald the Octopus sticker book. ( I'm so not kidding ) I so wanted the cute snowman wreath...no luck there! I still have the tights. I know you don't like to dress up but I'm a HUGE fan and I'm not even kidding. So they might come in handy for some crazy dress up day. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  9. OK can I say I'm not even kidding one more time in that post...yikes! I promise I haven't even had a glass of wine tonight...last night well lets not go there. LOL

  10. Love my Uggs (all 5 pairs, oops). I'm sure for real they looked adorable!

    Ms. Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room

  11. your boots are adorable. What was your inclement weather?

  12. nice posting , those are cool boots