Tuesday, 27 December 2011

11 in '11 Linky Party

I'm joining up with Kristin and Hadar for their fun 11 in '11 Linky Party!

11. Favorite movie you watched:

I am a HUGE Twilight fan. Yes, I like the books way more than the movies, but I was still waiting and waiting for this to come out!

10. Favorite TV series:

I love so many shows... How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Glee, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, The New Girl, and Once Upon a Time.

9. Favorite restaurant:

My all-time fave is Mongo's Grill. It is Mongolian stir-fry. You pick all your ingredients and sauces, and they cook it right in front of you on this huge round grill. So yummy!

8. Favorite new thing you tried:

Growing up, I never had dogs, but have always wanted one! In July, my boyfriend and I welcomed Bella, a pure-bred chocolate lab, into our little family. She is such a joy and I absolutely love having her! We will be getting her a new puppy friend next summer :)

This is Bella on the day we brought her home. She was 6.5 weeks old. Look at how small she was!

This is Bella now, at 7 months old.

7. Favorite gift you got:

Being from Manitoba and dating a hockey player/huge NHL fan, it's no surprise I have come to love hockey too. I think the whole province was excited to hear the NHL was coming back. We have been wanting our Jets back for 15 years!

Anywho, for my birthday I got my own Winnipeg Jets jersey and attended my very first NHL game. So exciting!

6. Favorite thing you pinned:

I just, JUST got myself a Pinterest account and I've only pinned three books to read so far. No other pins... yet!

But books to read are "Water for Elephants", "Still Alice", and "The Hunger Games".

5. Favorite blog post:

My favorite post was my Christmas Math Stations. It was my first venture into TeachersPayTeachers and I got so much love about them. This Blogger community is amazing!

4. Best accomplishment:

Getting this job as a first grade teacher was really amazing! I had my interview in April, and that same night they called and offered me the position. I love my school, my staff, and my students. Even though they are a challenging bunch, I really love all of them and love how excited they get about EVERYTHING!

3. Favorite picture:

This is our family Christmas picture. It's not the greatest (dog likes cats, cats don't like dog, dog likes treats, cat scratches Amanda...) but it's the best we could get! lol

2. Favorite memory:

Camping in the Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta. So beautiful!

1. Goals for 2012:

Eat healthier. Cook more.
Walk Bella everyday.
Start house renovations.
Be better at lesson planning (think long term, not just weekly/daily).
Blog and comment more!

Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays! Happy 2012 everyone! :)


  1. Love the Christmas pic!
    I know what you mean about planning..I need to add that to my list of to-do's!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. I read all three books and they are great! (I actually thought the Water for Elephants movie was better than the book). Bella is so cute!!!
    Also, I have a New Year Resolution linky party & a questioner on my blog that I would really love your feedback on. Please stop by and give me your opinion.


    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  3. I loved the Hunger Games! And Bella is gorgeous. Go Jets! We got our son the new jersey and he loves it too!

    Grade ONEderful

  4. Thanks for sharing! I love the Twilight series too!

  5. I'm not sure if you have already been awarded or not... This is what you get for rocking so hard! :)

    Congrats! I am awarding the Liebster Blog award to you! Great the fun stuff coming!!!!!


  6. Congrats - I Awarded you the Versatile Blog Award. Check out my blog to get your award! Versatile Blog Awards at A Teachers Bag of Tricks

  7. Thank you all for the sweet comments and the awards! I feel very honoured to have some amazing followers. I hope the New Year is off to a great start for everyone! :)

  8. AMEN about the planning! Your Bella is so cute! I am the momma to a bunny and a kitty!

    I am your newest follower! I would love for you to come visit me! I have TONS of penguin and snowmen *freebies*!

    Heather's Heart