Christmas happenings and pictures!

I am so sorry for my temporary absence. The last few months have been incredibly stressful for me. Probably the most stressful months of my life (but the details of all of that are for another post, another day!) I decided to take a little hiatus from the technology world and focus on ME time, hubby time, family time, friends time, and ENJOY my job for the things I love about it! :)

So I want to share with you a few pictures of my Christmas season so far. It has been a BLESSED one filled with love, laughter, and many fond memories!

We spent our 2nd to last day of break making our parent gifts and watching Where the Red Fern Grows! (We finished the novel, students LOVED it! I have a novel pack almost done that is coming soon!)

I gave each student two plain tiles from Home Depot (16 cents each) and some sharpies! They decorated them, wrapped them, and made grinches for gift tags while I read them the book!

For student gifts this year my teaching partner and I made them simple felt scarves with a tag that said "We hope you stay warm and cozy this winter break! Love, Mrs. Cap & Mrs. Daull" The students LOVED them! We had them on their desk when they came in for the last day which is Polar Express day! They wore them all day and loved them! Also pictured is the Polar Express bookmarks we made!

Then break began, and oh what a JOYOUS time it has been! Filled with cookie baking, sleeping in, cuddling, and relaxing! Just what the doctor ordered :) Here's a few snap shots of my time off so far!
Cookies galore! I LOVE baking. These are only a few! Hubs made A TON of pizzelles, too!

{Christmas Eve tradition for my husbands family: spaghetti, fish, broccoli, and shots of Yukon Jack and homemade Limoncello that my husband makes! It is quite a FUN event!}

 I LOVE our house at Christmas time. I never want to take the decorations down! 

I am off to get ready to host another Christmas celebration! Every year we do a "friends" Christmas with our nearest and dearest at our house. We have lots of appetizers and drinks, Christmas trivia and games, and a fun gift exchange! I am so excited :)

I am happy to say I will be back to my regular blogging self now and hope to bring lots of tips and ideas for your classroom for the new year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone! :)


  1. Good for you for taking a step back, Amelia. Sometimes we have to take care of ourselves first! I love the idea of making fleece scarves as Christmas gifts - very fun. The Grinch bags are rather hilarious. :)

    Happy day,
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

    1. You are so sweet, thank you!! The fleece scarves were definitely a hit! And thanks, the I love the Grinch :)

  2. Your house looks gorgeous! I love your believe banner! The scarf gift for your kiddos was such a great idea! May use that idea next year! Have fun with your friends! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    A Tall Drink of Water

    1. Thank you so much!! The Believe banner was so much fun to make and I love it! Definitely use the idea.. it was simple and the kiddos loved it! I hope you had a Merry Christmas :)

  3. I too love your believe banner - now I want to make one! :)

    1. Awe, you definitely should! Easy, and cute! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Glad you've been able to step back and have a moment or two to take life in and enjoy it. Finding balance is always a challenge, something I haven't quite figured out yet. Sounds like your on your way! :)

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

    1. Thank you for your sweet words.. they are so true! I'm working on it :)