SOOO Late to the Party

I am incredibly late to Amy Lemons' linky party but am linking up, nonetheless! 
I'm taking a cue from several other bloggers and working the ABC's of Me post!

Here goes:

A- Age: This will be my 22nd year to teach. You figure it out...

B-Beach or Mountains: Beach-love a beach chair, an umbrella, and a book.

C-Chore you hate: Dishes, laundry, dusting, mopping, I could go on.

D-Dogs: Of course!

E-Essential to start your day: An alarm clock. I'd just keep right on sleeping!

F-Favorite color: I love bright blue! All shades: aqua, cobalt, etc.

G-Gold or silver: white gold or silver, not gold.

H-Height: 5'4"

I-Instruments you play: None at all! I spent my childhood in a tutu!
Wish I could play something now!

J-Job title: First grade Teacher! Hope to retire here!

K-kids: I have about 22 at school, 3 nephews I call "mine", and several friends' kiddos!

L-Live: I'm a Mississippi Girl! Love the South!!

M-My mom's name: Fran (Mama)

N- Nicknames: LaLa and Martan (long story from college)

O-Overnight hospital stay: Yes, tonsils when I was 3! You stayed overnight then.

P-Pet peeves: Read this post! Poor grammar! 

Q-Quote from a movie: "I'm just one stomach flu away from my ideal weight!"

R-Readng right now: Just started The Thirteenth Tale.

S- Siblings: One older sister-she lives nearby.

T-Television: Yes, please! Right now I'm hooked on Ryan Lochte,
I mean the Olympics!

U-Unknown Fact: I absolutely love New Orleans!  The culture, the arts, the whole feeling! Yes, it's hot as heck most of the year and oh-so crowded at times, but I love it! It helps that it's only 3 hours away!

V-Veggies you dislike: I just really like the little kid veggies-carrots, corn, etc.

W-What makes you run late: Distractions

X-X-rays you've had: Teeth, chest, wrist, and the "really fun one" at 40

Y-Yummy food you make: I make a great Chicken Bowtie Pasta. It's totally not my recipe but is completely yummy!

Z-Zoo animal: Giraffes-love them!

Happy, Happy Sunday, y'all!


  1. I loved reading about you, true story my nieces call me LaLa. Although my name is auntie Kim, they just started calling me LaLa when they were toddlers and it has been my nickname for the past 8 yrs!

    First Grade Journal

    1. That's so funny! My entire family and close friends call me LaLa now. Looks like it stuck for you, too! Thanks for stopping by today!

  2. It was fun reading about you! Isn't Ryan adorable!?! His body is pretty nice, too!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

    1. Oh, my! I think I love him!! There are actually quite a few athletes to "watch!" Ha! Thanks for coming by today!

  3. I went to college with a LaLa! I LOVE your movie quote though don't not sure what movie it's from.

    1. Jennifer, It's from The Devil Wears Prada! Love that movie!! So glad you stopped by today!

  4. Laura,

    What a fun list. I enjoyed reading it. I love those giraffes, too!


    1. Aren't they the cutest things?? I love watching them bend over to drink water! I'm glad you came by today!

  5. Yay, I love giraffes, too!! Nice getting to know you!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Teri! Wouldn't a giraffe just be the best pet??

  6. Giraffes are a favorite in our household, too! My son LOVES them! We went to the zoo today and got to feed them! SO fun!

  7. Liked your ABCs approach. Agree with you on the Olympics and New Orleans! I am not much of a city person but love that city!

    Apples and Papers

  8. Hi Laura,
    Just found your blog! I'm a new follower. I also love giraffes and hope to retire in 1st grade, but I love to do laundry (I know). Your blog design is adorable!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  9. Love this post, Laura! And your ABC style. I may have to copy you :)
    Take care!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  10. Happy to see you joined the party, I love the ABC style. My favorite picture is the one for the letter T ~ Ryan's my new obsession.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  11. I found your blog on Creating & Teaching. I love the design! :) I nominated your for an award. You can hop on over to my blog to accept.
    Happy New School Year!
    Christy :)

    p.s. I'm a Mississippi girl too! :)

  12. Great list! I love that movie quote. I remember the days of getting your tonsils out, staying in the hospital and eating jello afterward:)

  13. I loved reading this. :) Your blog is adorable!