Wishing that I had another couple months of summer left. I know it may sound selfish, especially to those who don’t get a summer break anymore, but I spent the first month of my break worrying over whether or not I was going to land a job. Now that I have a job (whoops, have I even told y’all yet!?) the rest of my summer will be filled with lesson planning and preparing for a new year at a new school in a new grade level. Eeeks!
Celebrating our one year anniversary! I’m so thankful for my sweet husband–he’s so incredibly good lookin’, fun, easy-going, and loving. My good friend Mary Hannah (who really needs to start a blog herself!) made our wedding cake, so for our anniversary she made another mini-version of it. It’s her mother’s amazing chocolate chip pound cake recipe with Founder’s Breakfast Stout Icing–our favorite! It reminds me so much of our wedding day. How sweet is she to do that for us? We will definitely be snacking on it all week…
Wearing my favorite apron that I got last year at a wedding shower. Now that I’m back from vacay, I’m getting back in the kitchen. Being away from the kitchen for so long was beginning to drive me crazy. Plus, I am finally reading through Bread & Wine (!!!) and my hunger for cooking has grown by leaps and bounds already! After many splattered and stained clothing, I’ve learned to never cook or bake without this cute little apron on. I really should have included a photo that shows the bottom–it has pleats!
Cooking Chicken Fried Quinoa. It’s such an easy and delicious recipe. What I love most about it is you can make it different each time you make it according to what veggies and meat you have on hand, and what is in season. This time we used snow peas, carrots, red peppers, and chicken. I always add plenty of sesame oil and a soy sauce–yummy!
Planning for my next school year. As most of you know, I’ve been job searching the last few months since my school closed. It was a really difficult journey, and so many of you have been encouraging me and praying for along the way–thank you! After numerous interviews and not hearing back from any of them, I finally got offered a teaching job for a third grade position! I’m nervous since it is a new grade, new school, and going from a private school to a public school will be quite the transition. It won’t be easy, but I’m praying it reignites my passion for teaching. God knew I needed something new, and here it is. Now, time to plan some third grade lessons!