Friday, November 25, 2011


Whoops I forgot to blog something I'm thankful for on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday so I will make up with three things this post.

I am obviously thankful for my little family. Jon is a great husband. He works really hard and loves Kingston so much. Its so ciute. He is a great dad. Kingston is the BEST. I mean I am literally obsessed with both of them!

I am grateful for my sweet first graders. I was invited over to one of my little girls house this Sunday for dinner. Her whole family is from Nepal and they cherish their teachers. I am so lucky to teach where I do and to make a difference in their little lives. I try to be the teacher you look back on and always remember. I had a dream just last night that our first day back after being off track was terrible. Like they wouldnt listen to me and they kept running away. But that never happens. They are so sweet. And Bonus? They say the funniest stuff.

I am also thankful for Pinterest. It has given me awesome ideas from recipes for dinner, dessert, ideas for my classroom, and around the house. I actually copied a cute idea from there...enjoy below!

I'm grateful Ally lives with us. She's so good with Kingston and helps me a lot with him. Its nice to have a best friend in a sister. Love her.

I am grateful that Jonathan's family is so close.
I am grateful for planes so that I can get to my family.
I am grateful for the age of retirement so that my parents can move to Utah. Ha ha ha my dad would die if he read that.

Is that enough? Ahhh the holiday season is here! Christmas is just a month away :) I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great and you have a nice relaxing weekend! Ifts time to bust out Celine Dion's Christmas album! YESSS!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Blowdryer.

Like the new header? I'm glad I live with Ally. She knows all about the blogging world and I'm not so great at the pictures and the headers but thanks to a great sis and a great website ( my posts will be a little more legit.

Its the weekend! Its been a really good day. Kingston didn't whine to get out of bed til almost 10AM. He is DEFINITELY our child. Ally and I went to the gym this morning (after that 2008 bod over here) and then we went bee boppin around town.

Last night I went to see Twlight: Breaking Dawn. It was....interesting. There were some hardcore cheeseball parts. But overall it was entertaining. I used to be a team Jacob fan but after this movie I was kinda Team Edward. He just loves Bella so much. But its a little freaky too.

Today while browsing the PostSecret app on my iphone I came across this:

I may of tweeted it to JB. He needs to see this and he needs to fly to Ohio immediately. And then Ellen needs to go too so that it's filmed on the show so i can watch it and cry. Speaking of crying...I BAWLED watching Regis's last show. Is that normal?

Well with Turkey Day right around the corner we all should be thinking about all the things we are grateful for. For the next FOUR days I will blog daily about the things that I am Thankful for. I know you are sitting at the edge of your seat saying "WHAT? Meghan is going to blog four days straight..AWESOME!!"

Here is something I am grateful for:

The other day my blowdryer decided to only blow cold air. Did I sit in the bathroom for 30 minutes today taking it apart trying to "clean" it out so it would work again? Maybe. But the chi has seen its better days so I had to break down and buy a new one. Of course my new conair doesnt leave my hair silky like the chi but it does the job and I am grateful for it. Because without a blow dryer...I look a lot like this:

Minus any make up because if my hair isnt done, this face stays plain. Which NOBODY can be grateful for.

Well, its off to bed for me! See back tomorrow for other things I am grateful for. PEACE AND BLESSING!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

So ally mentioned that the last 50 of my blog posts are about how cute my baby is. So I guess that means I should talk about something else instead of stating the obvious? Ha ha I kid.

Things are going good here at the stoddards. I am off track from school for three weeks (did I mentioned I love being a teacher?) and it's the beginning of Kingstons first holiday season (Jon mentioned yesterday that we should take Kingston to the lights at temple square and take a picture and make it a yearly hubs is cute).

I love the holidays! I'm almost ready to start listening to Celine Dion Christmas! It's going to be even more exciting when Kingston understands Christmas and I get to spoil him and blame it on Santa. Which reminds me of a sad story. So the other day at school one of my little ones was crying because another girl in class told her at recess that Santa wasn't real. I immediately told her that Santa does exist and she happily skipped away. I asked the little girl who said he wasn't real about it. She said her mom told her wasn't real because last year they didn't have presents and thought Santa forgot their house. Um how sad is that? She is six. I work in a low income area and it is hard seeing so many kids go without. It in turn makes me think of my own life and how blessed I have been. My Dad worked very hard and I can't remember ever going without something I needed not to mention things i thought i would die without (ie those dr martin sandals with the flower cut out). Then there's my hard working husband who is working hard to provide the same type of life for our son and future family. It puts things in perspective for me and makes me realize how incredibly blessed I am. I am so thankful. I hope that in any way I can I will be able to help those in need.

Onto other news, Jons sister, Allyson, is prego! So exciting to have another cousin for Kingston to play with soon :)

Okay well that's all for now...but before I go I of course will leave you with a pic of the babe...taken today while running errands with mama.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I have a very cute baby. I know this may sound conceited but he could be a model. I may have looked up agencies. I'm so obsessed with him. Here is a recent pic. Eat your heart out!