Tell Me More!

Do y’all know my Texas sister, Mrs. Lemons?!  Okay, so we’re not *technically* sisters, but we live in the same state so that means we’re thisclose.  I’ve actually gotten to meet her in person and lemme tell ya…she’s  a doll.  And she’s also hosting a little “get to know you/me” linky party, so I thought it would be fun to play along & link up!

1. I am the oldest of 4 and I ADORE my siblings!  Even though they all refer to me as the “black sheep” of the family :)  Stinkers!!!


2. Mr. Spouse proposed to me in my classroom in front of all my friends and co-workers on our one-year dating anniversary back in 2003.  He had me read a book and the very last page of the book was a letter he typed up & wrote to me.  He had NO idea, but it was always my *dream* to be proposed to in my classroom!!  That bench holds A LOT of special meaning to me!!!

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3.  I used to have a serious Mary Engelbreit obsession {as evidenced in the pictures above}.  I made Mr. Spouse drive me to her big store in Missouri one year so that I could stock up on things for the classroom.  Bless his heart.  I have since given it ALL away!!!


4.  I met these “sweet mommas” through blogging.  After I had my first little man, I read these girls’ blogs and thought they were the most adorable little mommas.  They ALL had boys and all of them were Landon’s age.  Randomly, I met one of the girls at a little boutique downtown one day and we BOTH recognized each other from our blogs!  She invited me to a playgroup playdate and the rest is history!  These girls are some of my best friends and I couldn’t have survived “bringing up boys” without them!  LOVE these girls!!!!



5.  I’m absolutely TERRIFIED of frogs!!!!!  Like, can’t breathe, hyperventilate, FREAK OUT scared.  It’s not a healthy thing.  Or normal.  And that’s why God gave me boys.  There’s NO doubt in my mind that those stinkers will bring one to me or beg me to keep one as a pet at some point in their lives.  I’m *trying* to train them to stay away from those little 4-legged amphibians, but I’m pretty sure Mr. Spouse is training them otherwise :)



6.  I read magazines from the back to the front.  All the good stuff is at the back anyway, right?!


7.  I am absolutely, head over heels, in movie star love with Jack Nicholson.  I’ve  loved him for as long as I can remember!!!


8.  If there were only one song I could listen to for the rest of my life, hands down, it would be “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”.  Me loves.


9.  Every time The Negotiator comes on tv, I MUST watch.  It’s not my favorite movie by a long shot, but I have to watch it when it’s on.  It’s a sickness.  This does not make Mr. Spouse very happy.


10.  My FAVORITE time of the year is Halloween!!!!!  I LOVE dressing up!  This is me & Mr. Spouse as Ron Burgundy & Veronica Corningstone.  We love us some Anchorman!!!


11.  Speaking of Halloween, scary movies are my favorite!!!  BUT…I can only watch them if I’m not alone…and if all the lights are on….and it’s daytime  ;)

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12.  I know I shouldn’t believe in ghosts, but I do.  I lived in a haunted house.  I promise.  My parents still live in the house, but they had it blessed and we haven’t had any experiences with the ghost since then!!!  SCARY!!!!


13.  I want to be BFF with Kristin Wiig…that girl makes me laugh like no other! HA!


Now it’s YOUR turn!  Head on over to Amy’s blog to join in on all the fun!!! 

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  1. hahahahaha I am CRACKING UP at your last picture with Kristin Wig. Too funny!!!!
    Under the Alphabet Tree

  2. It was great getting to know you some more! I love Kristen Wiig! I have watched Bridesmaids about 37 times already lol. I have a thing for scary movies too, but especially around Halloween. Before I had kids, my favorite thing would be to curl up on the couch & watch the Michael Myers Halloween movie marathon on AMC. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Love your engagement pictures, so great that you have that special moment in photos. Heading over to Amy's blog now. Stop by mine if you get a chance.

  4. Love your picture with Kristin! Too funny. Your proposal was so sweet.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

  5. Look at you and Kristen Wig! Too cute you are!! Halloween is my FAVORITE Holiday too and I shared a picture of my pride and job costume I made in my Tell Me More post -- I was a Christmas tree! My friends and I start costume planning, ha. I love the photos of your classroom proposal. He obviously knew you well enough to make that dream a reality, loves!!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  6. What a sweet proposal!!!! It's always nice to get to know more about the bloggers I follow.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Is that the house you lived in growing up? It's HUGE! Maybe its just me, because I've never lived in a haunted house, but I think it would be super cool living in a haunted house!!

  8. Hi Cara! Your blog was one of the first I started following years ago and I just started my own blog a few weeks ago. I'd love it if you would stop on by and see my Tell Me More post :)


  9. So cute! I love the proposal story, that is adorable! And you are such an inspiring blogging teacher mom. I always love seeing pictures of you with your little guys. This is such a fun linky party. I love learning more about all of the teachers I secretly blogstalk. I just linked up too!

    Tangled with Teaching

  10. I love Kristen Wiig too! She is hilarious! And so pretty, too! Also, I think you and your siblings all look so much alike!

  11. I think I already knew about your proposal've mentioned it before, right? I'm not some crazy stalker I hope, but I LOVE hearing about it again! What an adorable, adorable proposal!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  12. I too used to be obsessed with Mary Engelbreit. I used to have it in my classroom as well, but it all gone except for one poster my mom got me. I also had a HUGE collection of chair ornaments. I still have those! :) You are cracking me up putting yourself in that picture!

    Kindergarten Korner

  13. I LOVED reading this. Your photo with Kristin Wiig cracked me up! I love her as well. I am very new to blogging, but I gave this linky party a try (my first one)! How fun they are!

  14. Awww! How sweet was that proposal?!? And to have pics of it too! I bet your kiddos still remember that day like you do. :).

    I love Halloween too---but don't have anyone fun around to dress up with---other than my little guys :)


  15. I love reading your blog even if I no longer teach first grade:) And I also read magazines and catalogs from back to front...always have!

  16. YOU are adorable! and I love that pic of you and kristin weig. i love her!

  17. Your pic is adorable. I am glad I found your blog as well as Abby's!

  18. OMG..I just posted about my obsession with horror flicks and how I have to have all the lights on, with someone else, and during the day! Love it!
    My hubby and I also dressed up as Veronica Corningstone and Ron Burgundy!!

    Too funny. Cute pics!
    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  19. Hi Cara!
    Thanks for sharing! My fiance proposed to me in my classroom this past school year, at the beginning of December! Total surprise!! My lil first graders didn't know what to think. At first they were sad because they thought that he was going to take me away from them and I wouldn't be their teacher anymore, so they started saying good-bye! haha too cute! I had to explain that I was staying and would still be their teacher. Then, they started cheering and going bonkers and all control was lost... not that I really cared at the moment! haha Then, they quickly drew us a ton of pictures of us getting married and holding a baby!!! hahaha woah there kiddos! I had to write a letter to my parents and guardians explaining everything since I teach at a Catholic school and we can't have unwed mother rumors spreading haha! But all in all, such a special, memorable moment! I can totally relate! :)

  20. Love it! That is SO incredibly sweet that he proposed in your classroom... <3 Maybe I'll grab that dream for one day... :)
    I'm a relative newbie in the world of blogging, but I'm looking forward to meeting some of the girls I've met one day... The fact that I live in Australia isn't a help though - just makes things tricky!

  21. I read magazines from back to front too! There are so many ads in the front! Love the proposal!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  22. I'm giving you the One Lovely Blog award! Stop by my blog to pick it up :)
    Reflections at Recess

  23. You are so funny with your Kristin Wig picture! Haha! I also read magazines back to front! I'm glad I'm not the only one!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  24. Your post is funny (as always!). Love your former obsession with Mary Engelbreit. I inherited a ton of that stuff a few years ago and put it all out in the hall!


    A Tale of 2 First Grades

  25. I loved this! You are too darn cute girl! :)


  26. I read magazines back to front, too! :) I CANNOT watch scary movies, however. This post cracked me up.


  27. MY HUSBAND brings home frogs and geckos and all other sorts of creatures all the time to show my kids! I guess living in South Florida, they need to get used to it, but I grew up in New York and that stuff freaks me out! Love this linky party,
    Jessica ;0)
    I'm having a giveaway starting tomorrow, would love if you could share it with your followers. thanks!

  28. I love Kristin Wiig too and I have been going through a mourning process since she announced her departure from SNL! Boo!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

  29. I loved your article. It had great information. I think you and your readers might be interested in another article I found, about panda costume and bear costume.

  30. I was proposed to in my classroom as well!! This past August--first year teaching, first week of school! Super Special!