Luck of the Irish? Nope, I'm not Irish... But I am LUCKY!

Today for good ol' St. Patty's day I had plenty of adorable green, leprechaun, shamrock, Irish, etc... activities for my cute little first graders to do. Our celebration was a blast and I was constantly laughing at the funny things they do and say. The last activity that I had the little nuggets do was write a story about being lucky on a cute paper that a leprechaun held. Most of the kids had these typical things: I'm lucky to... have a wii, play basketball, go to the movies, and so on for 8-10 lines. One little girl came up to me to get her spelling check and her paper simply said, "I am lucky to have a family that loves me and that I love too."

It took everything I had inside of me to not start crying. This little girl has had a harder life in her short 6 years than I will probably ever experience in my whole life, and she just recently got adopted into an amazing family and I am so happy for her. I usually would tell students that they had to make their papers longer because it wasn't as long as I said it had to be. But I just told her that it was perfect and that she was very lucky and that I was happy that she recognized that.

After that I started thinking about the things I have in my life that make me lucky. I have so many of them and I need to start recognizing them more often. Here just a few of them out of the hundreds that I have. I am lucky to have...

Michael Troy :)
My Mom
3 gross, stinky, wonderful brothers
Great step-siblings, their spouses, and their kids
My Dad and Step-mom
The greatest friends I could ever ask for
An education
Amazing (almost) in-laws

There are so many more things that I could post here, but I will spare you that. Anyway, I hope that everyone can realize how lucky they are for the things in their lives!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


Time to Put a Ring On the Finger He's Wrapped Around!!

On February 26, 2011 Michael asked me to be his wife and I very excitedly said yes! On June 7, 2011 we will be Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hanson :)

He is so good to me and put a lot of thought into how he was going to ask me. Here is the readers digest version:

He knew it was my dream to get engaged at the castle at Disneyland but seeing as how we live two states away, I knew that would most likely not be an option. But he knew it was important to me and put a lot of effort into it. He got a cake made for me of a castle and it even came with cinderella and a prince. After spending the day with him getting our pictures taken, we ended up at Noah's in a room decorated with rose petals, sparkling cider, and the cake. He then dropped a knee and proposed. It was so perfect and I couldn't have asked for anything better. After that he surprised me with dinner with our familes and our close friends the Cassity's. Then last but not least he had arranged for all of our friends and families to get together at his house to eat our delicious cake. It was the best day ever!!

I am so blessed to have him and I can't wait to begin our eternity together. I can honestly say that he is my best friend and every day I fall even more in love with him! Thanks for choosing me Michael Troy!!!