Monday, August 12, 2013

Blog Hoppin' {Let's Talk About Me!}

Hey y’all!  I am linkin’ up with Blog Hoppin’ to celebrate Teacher Week 2013!! 
Be sure to check it out, if you haven’t already.  Monday is all about ME!  :)  So here are ten fun things about me…

1) My name is Kelly Anne and I am going into my fourth year teaching!  I absolutely love teaching and have been working with 4th and 5th graders for the past three years in Grand Junction, Colorado. 

2) This year my {recently married!} husband and I are moving to Mallorca, Spain to be teachers!  Ahhhh!  Just yesterday we received our VISAs in the mail.  So it’s SuperDuperReallyActuallyHappening official now! 

We leave for Spain on September 17th. {One way flights booked and everything!!}  While extremely nervous and anxious, we are SUPER excited for this new adventure in our lives.  I am VERY excited to learn about teaching in a new country, as well as sharing it all with y'all while I learn!

3) My hubby and I both graduated from the University of South Carolina {GO GAMECOCKS!} and moved out to Colorado to get a new experience.  Coming from Ohio {me} and Virginia {him}, we were both taken {far} outside of our comfort zones.  Spain will be a whole new step that we are ready to conquer! 

4) In case you cannot tell from the fact that we’re moving to Spain, my husband and I LOVE to travel!  We have been all over Europe together and actually fell in love while travelling.  We are hoping to be able to travel a lot more once we get over to Europe... and I cannot wait!

5) I am OBSESSED with everything office supply.  Aren’t all teachers!?  My absolute favorite thing I own right now is my Erin Condren Life Planner!  Not shopping for a classroom right now is nearly killing me.  However, the idea that I’m not doing the normal stuff because I’m moving to Spain is definitely helping. 

6) I am often described as positive!  Maybe sometimes too positive... But I try very hard to keep a positive outlook on life and share it with others.  Even if I’m feeling down or am upset, I challenge myself to remain positive and focused on the big picture.  It’s very easy to let the little stuff drag you down, but in the end I’ve realized it’s not worth it.  I never regret keeping a smile on my face but I almost always regret saying something negative or having a sneer on my face. 

7) I’m not a homebody.  While I embrace quiet time {like today!} I just crave being near others and socializing.  Sure, after teaching all day I need crave some peace and quiet.  But I’m almost always ready to go out to dinner with friends or grab a drink with a coworker after a few minutes of quiet. 

8) I have a kitty cat named Ridley who I adore.  She has been with me for the past five years, loves riding in the car, and she has quite a bit of character.

9) I loooove to eat.  Hamburgers.  French fries.  A good salad.  A delicious cheese plate.  Pizza.  Tacos.  I love food and enjoy food.  I even enjoy cooking it!  Chopping up veggies is therapeutic to me and my body.  I think I could stand in the kitchen, chopping veggies, with a glass of wine and Pandora playing, instead of going to get a massage, and be totally relaxed. :)

10) I love riding around on a golf cart.  My family lived in Peachtree City, GA for a while growing up.  The entire town has golf cart paths!  So you can go anywhere on a golf cart.  Grocery shopping? Check!  Target?  Check!  J Crew?  Check!  McDonalds?  Check!  An-y-where!  I’ve always loved riding through the woods on the back of a golf cart.  And recently my parents moved into a community that has plenty of golf cart paths and golf carts!  I could spend hours riding around and getting lost on a golf cart.  It puts me in my happy place :)

Riding around on the back of a golf cart with two of my favorite men!
-My brother and husband-
Well there ya go!  There’s 10 crazy things about me!  Please stop by the rest of this week for all sorts of Teacher fun!!


  1. I just love your blog and LOVE that photo with the glasses - hilarious! So fun to learn more about you and good luck with everything in Spain. I'm hoping to travel Europe next spring with my boyfriend. Spain will be our first stop!

    The Imaginary Classroom

  2. Good Luck in Spain, how awesome!! I'm following your blog now, so post lots of pictures of spain!! :)


    Miss Augustine's Kindergarten

    1. Thank you so much!! I will be sure to post lots of pictures- it is destined to be quite an adventure :)

  3. I wish that I was adventurous enough to head to Spain to teach! Go you! Good luck and PLEASE continue to blog so I can follow your journey!


  4. I laughed out loud when I read about cutting up veggies with wine and Pandora.. because that is SO ME! Although, I do love me a good massage! Congratulations on taking the big step to Spain! I lived abroad for 3 months in college (in England) and fell in love with it! I can't wait to read about your adventures there!
    Cheers and Adios!
    Fifth Grade Ramblings

    1. YAY! Isn't studying abroad the BEST? Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

  5. I'm super jealous of the move to Spain! I think that's absolutely fabulous! And your comment about chopping veggies... I just read it out loud to The Mister and his response ... "That's just like you!" He may cringe when I open the wine at 6:00, but it works for me. Wine and cooking go together. :) I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to hear more stories about your journey in Spain!

    Sweet in Seventh

    1. Wine and cooking SO go together :) I love that I'm not the only one!! Thank you so much for sharing!!


  6. Spain will be great! I taught in Costa Rica for a year about 3 years ago and it was such an experience! I hope you write about it on here :)

    1. Ahh! That's so awesome. I would love to hear more about your experience teaching in Costa Rica! How amazing!!!

  7. You will love teaching in Spain! I had a friend do it a couple of years ago and he loved it! Good luck! And I seriously may need to buy one of those planners! My planner runs my life and I am always looking for new, better ones! :-)

    Your newest follower,

  8. Oh my gosh! I can't believe you're moving to Spain!!! I'm your newest follower- I'm the girl who got engaged in Cinque Terre! I am SO excited to be reading your blog and see how teaching in Spain goes! It sounds like an amazing adventure.

    I replied to your comment on my blog, but I wanted to say it here- if you go to Cinque Terre again, while you're in Spain since you'll be closer to Italy.. you should stay at Le Ville Relais in La Spezia. Gorgeous villa with the cutest couple that runs it. The food is to DIE for.

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  9. So glad you found me so I could find you... can't wait to read all about your experience in Spain! I'm so jealous of your exciting new adventure!

    Floating Through Fifth

  10. I hope you keep blogging about Spain while you're there! I'd love to hear about those adventures!