Saturday, January 3, 2015

How I Spent My Winter Break Linky

Hi, friends!  I have missed you!  It felt odd taking a 2 week hiatus from this blog and I am glad to be back!  Today's post is about how I spent my winter break!  It's a linky so feel free to link up after reading this post!!

I just returned from a 2 week vacation to Florida!  My hubby, brother, sis-in law, niece, and parents all went down for the winter break!  It was our first time celebrating Christmas down there and it was AWESOME!!!  Before I get to sharing some details of our trip, I wanted to share a few things from the classroom that I didn't get to post about before we left.

We had several "Theme Days" prior to break.  One was red/green and 1st grade always does a Grinch day so the color scheme fit right in!  I also headed to the local nail salon to get a mani for my trip and naturally, I had to get Christmas nails!!

We have an adorable bakery in my town that has been on Cupcake Wars several times.  The treats are so yummy.  When I saw these elf cookies, I knew I wanted to get them for my firsties!  I handed them out right before they left for break and they loved them!!!

The Friday of break, we walked into our lounge to see this:

a sweet co-worker set this up for us.  Our school is seriously the best.  RAK's going on all year at our building!  It's the best!

After school Friday, I changed into my Christmas Road Trip tee and we were off to Florida.  I obviously had to screen shot my "no alarms" image.  Duh.

We always drive to Atlanta and stay at our favorite hotel there.  We got in late Friday night and crashed.  Saturday, we were up and at 'em early for the second leg of our drive.  We got to Florida after dinner and were excited to see my family already there!

The trip consisted of lots of laying by the pool, shopping, eating {way too much}, playing games, taking a side trip to Disney, and playing with our niece and my parent's puppy.

My mom and dad had this cute tree set up and decorated for us! 
My mom and I 

On the shuttle to Downtown Disney 
I may have eaten this.  The whole thing.
During our side trip to Disney, I met up with my buddy Jen from Teacher by the Beach.  We've been Facebook and texting friends for several years and finally got to meet!  She's just as sweet in person as she is online!  Lunch and chatting was a lot of fun! 

Jen and I
My cutie niece, Maggie
My sis-in-law and niece
It's not everyday you see a box turtle walking down the street...don't worry, we carried him to the pond.
My brother and niece {and my parent's puppy}
Christmas brunch
My brother and my dad
It was a wonderful 2 weeks and I am sad to be back home but excited for the new year!  I have lots of projects in the works and can't wait to share them with all of you!!

What fun things did you do during break?  I'd love for you to link up below as well as check out the other bloggers' posts!  Be sure to post the button at the top of this post and link back to me.  Happy 2015!



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Thanks for a fun linky. Looks like you had a great break.

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