Category Archives: Humbling.

The heartbreak that happens..

imagesThis past week had one of the hardest days EVER in my short teaching career. Drama happened between a few girls. It happens and I know how to handle it. I can handle it. I do handle it. But this, THIS, drama hurt me to my core. It shocked me. It literally broke my heart for these little girls. It didn’t have anything to do with me. It truly didn’t. But it had EVERYTHING to do with me. In that day, in the minute, I knew, I truly knew, that these girls needed me and that I need to be the best teacher, example, friend, confidant, listener, guide, parent, and so much more for these babies. My students are no longer students, they are my babies. They are needed, they are wanted, they have potential and they are mine.  Who learns the bigger lessons? The students or the teacher? My vote goes to the teacher!

I have 70 days left with them for this year. This year, what have I taught them? This year, what have I shown them?


Why, hello 2014!

It’s a brand new year. It’s a brand new chapter. 2013 was here and now it is good and gone. Thank goodness. With what comes with a new year is typically “New Years Resolutions.” But really, what is the point of a simple year long goal? They may challenge you for that year but what happens in 365 days? You fall off the band wagon?


On Sunday, there were some great speakers, they spoke about eternal goals. It really had me thinking about what my goals were. My goals weren’t the usual lose a few pounds (although, I’ll admit it is on my mind after I ate that delicious cafe rio salad) type goals. They are goals that will help me reach my eternal goal.


My goals are goals that each year, I’ll add on to.

This year, I want to tighten up my spending. I actually want to watch and see where my money goes to (besides scheel’s and under armor, oh, love them).

This year, I want to actually love going to the gym and be confident in going on my own. Yup, I am the girl that likes to go with friends. I want to want to go on my own. The only way: to keep going.

This year, I want to organize and keep my “space” clean and organized. My room looks like a flipping tornado hit. It may be because I slept 16 hours (from 10pm on NYE’s until 2pm NY’s and then I went back to bed at 10 and slept til 8 this morning, holy pete, I slept a lot) and have just been taking clothes off to put new clothes on to then take them off and get new ones half asleep. But I want to keep the space pretty! I’m such a girl, I want things “pretty.”

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

My three big goals are goals that can and will be added on to. It’s not a simple stop drinking soda because quite frankly, I need a Dr. Pepper every once in awhile when I’m dealing with my smelly 20 first graders. It’s not like I have a soda each day, like 1 or 2 a month, most of the time, I steal sips out of others sodas. They are lifelong goals. They are goals that each day, I’ll work on. I even made a money tracker spreadsheet, oh holy hannah! I have all my favorite gym classes programmed into my phone. Now, the whole cleaning thing– it won’t be hard as long as I am awake. 😉


Here’s to 2014! Let’s celebrate all the hole in ones! (let’s celebrate that those pants are already too big, praise the good skies above!)

On a scarier note: The fam bam has nicknamed the ex. His name is Chucky. Chucky describes my ex perfectly, scares the hell out of someone. And if I would have married him- I would have been the bride of chucky. hah

Chuckie and tiffany.png_thumbBut, I am not no bride of Chucky. I praise the good Lord each and every day.

Really? Now.

Welp. Let’s publicize this– single girls– you are safe! One less creeper is on the streets!

Merry Christmas, Courtney! 🙂

The title of this post is called really? now. because when I called off my awesomely (gray and yellow are beautiful wedding colors I might add) planned, 5 days before wedding, my sweet, dear, ex- fiance (why isn’t this in my dictionary, probably ’cause I hate the word) decided to tell me that I would be married in 3 months time, TOPS. Can you sense my sarcasm at sweet and dear? Total sarcasm.

P.S. Who says that? Come on!

Well, he beat me to it. He got married in 2 months to the day. Now, this is completely awesome, don’t fear, I am not crushed or bitter. It means that I am safe and he won’t be around me! That is really the best Christmas present anyone could ask for. I do feel the love.

P.S.S Now, I can’t bash on the poor idiot too much but really, who would marry someone that JUST got out of a freaking 13 (too long) relationship? Shoot, I couldn’t marry someone after dating them for 13 months (ironic). I think it might of just been him.

Well, congratulations is in order!

Best ever Christmas Present!

Humbling and Eye-Opening.

Yesterday, I was driving home from Twin Falls, ID from visiting family, Macie’s family and my adopted family, when I stopped at a rest stop to go potty and let the pups go potty also.

While I was washing my hands, I noticed a sign posted on the door and I couldn’t help but read it. It was such a sweet note. It was written by a woman who her husband and her have lost everything. They lost their house, their car and everything else and they were dropped off at a rest stopped by some kind stranger. They didn’t have food for them or their dog. What amazed me is that they didn’t ask for food. They asked for prayers.

On their little sign they wrote “Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship them. 3N 11:17”

When I walked out into the lobby where they were seated, I started to cry. I told them I didn’t have any money for them or anything else and they said “That is fine. Just pray for us and we will pray for you.”

I still get tears in my eyes when I think about this couple.

Please pray for the couple who has lost everything but still finds a way to help others.