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Hi all.

If you are not following yet, now is the time to start. I have posted my first official blog post there.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Uncategorized



I’ll keep this blog up for now, but I won’t be posting anything new here. My new blog address is

I haven’t really put up a post yet, and I probably won’t this week, but wanted to let you know that Making Mary is going to be my “new home” as of now.

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Posted by on August 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


Making Mary

I’m thinking of naming my new blog “Making Mary” but I’m not sure if that’s too cheesy or not. I think the name is a good way to show that I’m a work-in-progress and still working to figure out who I am and what I want out of life. I would like something with a little more punch, so if you have any suggestions, let me know.

By the way- thank you to everyone for your messages of support lately. I love my big, loving family and awesome friends!


Posted by on August 20, 2011 in Uncategorized


New Blog

Hey y’all!

I’m planning on moving the blog to a different address for a few reasons… but I really want to come up with a creative, (non-cheesy) name. Here’s my criteria

1. It cannot include my last name.

2. It cannot be copyrighted. (haha)

3. Alliteration and rhyme are good, but not necessary

I want the blog to be a little more reflective and personal… I’ll try to keep the updates coming, too… I just have been a lot more of “here’s what’s going on in my life” and a lot less “here’s what I think about…” than I wanted to be.

So, let me know what you think. Creativity welcome!


Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Uncategorized


New Job

Hey Everyone.

I just thought I’d let you all know that I’m taking a new position at a different Lutheran School in the Kansas City area next year. I really felt God moving me in all sorts of ways to accept the call there, but it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made in my life. It will be a closer drive (20 minutes vs. 30 minutes) so I’m looking forward to that. It will also be 3rd and 4th grade. As much as I loved teaching middle school, I feel kind of like I’m going back to my “first love” by getting to have 3rd and 4th grades again.

The new job is on a beautiful campus- the same campus that the Lutheran High School is on, although it is run under separate administration. I get to set up my classroom the way I want, which is pretty cool, too.

It is really hard to leave behind the wonderful people at my old school. I love them and they have become part of my family! Luckily, I’m not moving away, so I’ll be able to keep them in my life. I’m looking forward to the new adventure!


Posted by on July 10, 2011 in Uncategorized


Classroom Cleanup

Today I had one of the most productive days I’ve had in my classroom all year! I thought it would be just all too easy to straighten up. So, I decided to tear a bunch of stuff apart and put it back together in a way that would be a)neater and b)work better for how I use my classroom. These are pictures of how it looked when I was in the middle of tearing things apart.




So after working for a few hours, taking a two hour lunch at a coworker’s house, and getting back to work for a few more hours, I can proudly say it looks like this now. I would not be totally honest if I didn’t add that I still need to clean the inside of my desk drawers as well as have two stacks of literature circle stuff to go through on that ugly green shelf, which I will probably do one day next week. One of my top priorities before next school year begins will be to paint that shelf, and maybe the desk, too! Yes, I’m already making my to-do list for August!






Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized


Jeff and Mary


I just thought it’s been a while since I’ve posted pics of us. We went to a Bruno Mars concert on Saturday night. This is us waiting in the rain to go in.


Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Uncategorized