Five for Friday {April 18}

I was doing so well with linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching on Fridays.  Better late than never, right?  It's been a busy 2 weeks since I last linked up!

1.  I participated in the third Bright Ideas Blog Hop!  Have you checked it out yet?? There are so many amazing classroom and teacher ideas all in one place.

Here are links to the three blog hops:

Blog Hop 1
Blog Hop 2
Blog Hop 3

There's even a Bright Ideas Pinterest board!  Click here to follow the board so you don't miss out!

2. The best part of my last 2 weeks, however, was the birth of my daughter!  After 24 hours of labor and an unplanned c-section, our sweet Caroline Elizabeth was born.  She arrived on her due date, April 8th.  Just like her mama, she was prompt and on-schedule!  She was 8 lbs, 4 oz and 21 inches long.

3.  The weather has finally gotten nice around here!  We've been taking Caroline and Raleigh for walks around the neighborhood.  I love it!

4. We got Caroline's newborn photos taken.  What an experience!  My sister-in-law is an amazing photographer, but I don't think my daughter will be a model anytime soon!

5. Now that I am no longer on bed rest, I am jumping back on the healthy eating/exercising bandwagon.  Gotta get ready for Vegas!  Well, I won't be able to do actual exercise for at least 6 weeks.  I'm counting the walks though, since it's more than I've been able to do for the past few months!  I've been using the app, My Fitness Pal to help me.  Come find me!  Livs14 is my username.  Let's keep each other motivated!


  1. Yay! Congrats:-) So adorable! Happy a great Family Easter Weekend! Take lots of pics:-) xoxo
    Love, Dianna
    Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching

  2. congrats! she is so beautiful.. :)

  3. Elizabeth is beautiful! Congratulations on your accomplishment, I had one of those unplanned c-sections as well. I often remind my daughter, who is now 21... 16 hours of labor AND a c-section! She hates it! I suspect you're sleep deprived, but loving every minute of it!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  4. She's so cute! I love the way your dog watches over her. Have a great weekend!


  5. Your daughter is absolutely precious! Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend!

    PAWSitively Teaching.

  6. Your daughter could not be cuter in the bright pink and polka dots suit! What a happy, happy sight! And Raleigh looks good, too. ;)

  7. Your baby girl is precious! Happy first Easter to your sweet family!


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