Saturday, October 24, 2009


Ok, so I'm only a few days late on the ICLW bandwagon this month. I skipped last month because I thought I would be too busy, and then this month I missed the first 3 days! So Sorry about that! I promise I'm trying to make up for all the missed comments. Here's a little bit about me

I'm Erika, I teach 1st/2nd graders this year, I have 1 amazing husband, and one adorable westie named Tuffy. (A few weeks ago Tuffy came to school to meet the class... oh how they loved him, AND HE SURE loved THEM!)
Here are some fun facts about me:
I am the new gospel doctrine teacher for my church, which terrifies me.
I love all things San Diego... I wish I could live there.
I am on the search for the perfect (to me) Chille Relleno
I'm the oldest of 5 kids, and I definately have "oldest child syndrome"
I love Mountain Dew.
I'm addicted to reality television, I don't know why...
I've had the "Maybe I'm pregnant" thought cross my mind MULTIPLE times this year, although I know I'm not. (why does that happen?)
I LOVE all things Disney. My favorite movie as of late is Meet the Robinsons... the "Keep moving forward" tag is my mantra. I can't wait for UP to come out on DVD. I LOVED that movie!
Anyway, moving on...
John is back in school to get a teaching degree while working full time so that is quite challenging as well.

We live in a rural area with the closest RE's at least 2 hours away. So needless to say we haven't done anything for a long 5 years. I have endo and PCOS. A lot of weight loss is the big next step. Hopefully by the time we feel like we need to proceed we'll both be healthier ;)

I love life right now. Not all days, but most. The rest of this year is going to be full of exciting things. I will have new nephew within the next 2 weeks (hopefully!). My brother comes home from his 2 year mission for church. And Christmas this year will be celebrated at home, in Indy, for the first time since my dad passed away with everyone else around, including all my new "step-family". I promise to share all the ups and downs along the way!

One thing is certain. My life is NEVER the same two days in a row!


Jill said...

Hi Erika,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hate charting temps too and this is the first month I've done it! My mom did it Every Day for 6 years to have me - can you imagine?

Hy husband is a teacher and he has taught 2nd grade in the past. He now teaches 4th and likes that best.


nh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and your kind words. Like you I have endo and PCOS! I don't envy you teaching little kids, I teach 11year olds through to 18 yr olds, which I enjoy!


Lee Family said...

I hope that you'll have a new nephew within 2 weeks too. ;)

The Mrs. said...

Thanks for the comment! I too love realty tv!! Happy ICLW!

Chelle said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, it was very sweet. Your westie is sooo cute! I love those dogs. I used to wear sweaters with westies on them when I was a kid. Ha ha ha!

I'd be pretty freaked out about teaching GD too. I am also LDS, so I know exactly how scary that can be.

I also have endo and PCOS, so I feel ya there too. It is such a bummer that you are so far away from any REs. It would definitely put a damper on treatments.

I hope you don't mind, but I am going to jump on your follower bandwagon so I can cheer you on with your journey to parenthood.


Mrs Bee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I too LOVE disney movies!
I'm in the process of collecting all disney cartoons! Big kids at heart here!!


Justina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I too have PCOS and kind of suspect that I may have Endo as well. Always interesting!
I love how happy you seem with your life, despite all you've gone through. That's something that I aspire to!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I am always on the look out for new recipes, but I will admit that I have never had chile rellenos, so I wouldn't know a good recipe if it jumped up and bit me. What would make it a good recipe?


Parenthood For Me said...

I hate those pregnant thoughts. I could do w/o them especially since they are figments of my imaginations :)

Anonymous said...

I hear ya on the "oldest child syndrome." I've got it, too! lol

Congrats on the new nephew coming soon! Is he your first? I have one neice and I love her to pieces! You'll love it!

Happy ICLW!

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Anonymous said...

I love the class picture! It must be really exciting as well as rewarding to teach 1st and 2nd graders.

Thanks for stopping by my blog --- wishing you the best.

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