Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Day of School...

Hi Guys!
So you know that Staples commercial that ran right before school started a few years ago, the one where the Dad is singing "it's the most wonderful time of the year..." and the kids are miserable while shopping for school supplies...

Well, that's how I feel about the first day of the school! Next to Christmas, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!  I LOVE everything about the first day of school! The freshly waxed floors, the brand new crayons, super pointy pencils... the list goes on and on!  Best of all, I love my new students!  A new set to love, and another chance to impact a little life!  The next best thing... is my co-teacher Noel.  We have been team teaching for several years, and after feeling a little worn out in our third grade classrooms, we decided it was time to try something new.  We talked to our principal, and asked if something came up (where we could still teach together) to please let us know.  Long story short, the very next day we were offered a spot in kindergarten.  It'd be the two of us, an aid, and 35 little darlin's!  Today we start our second year as kindergarten teachers, and we couldn't be happier!  Frankly, I attribute my happiness and my renewed enthusiasm for teaching to Noel.  We have a very easy relationship, we share the same work ethic, and the same vision for our students. I seriously cannot image doing this job with anyone else.  I consider myself blessed to have her as my work day companion and friend.  This year Noel will be the BIG 3-0, so I've made her a little mini album to commemorate the occasion.  

 Here it is:

I used Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic collection, and made my first attempt at Kathy Orta's hinge binding. 
I hope Noel loves it!

Thanks for visiting, and thanks for your patience with my long-winded story, lol!!

Have a great day my friends!
Big Hugs,



  1. Oooh, this is so gorgeous Yvonne! What a fantastic gift, I'm sure Noel will love it!


  2. Ivonne, me encanta!!!!!! Te quedo super hermoso tu MIni!!!!! <3 <3 Los colores geniales, la combinacion de todo y sin lugar a duda los detalles super hermosos!!!!

  3. What a great post. It came out beautiful! I bet she just loved it. Thanks for teaching me how to make one. It was fun!