Quite Simply the Best Week of My Life

Well friends. To say that the past two weeks of my life have been crazy would be an understatement. I mean dreams-come-true-kind-of-crazy.  Over the past two weeks, I kept meaning to sit down and blog about the exciting news in my world but I needed the time to give you the details! I'm sitting down now with my coffee on the porch at the beach on my last day of vacation, wondering how I could possibly put into words how blessed and lucky I feel today. Let me share the short of what happened, and then I will share the long of it in a series of posts for many months to come.

I got a job!!!!!!!!!

I FINALLY, REALLY, OFFICIALLY got a teaching job. A real, all mine job. A permanent, probationary, public school job. In my dream district. In the district I have been working in for three years. Two weeks ago
on Thursday I went to my final interview with our superintendent and I walked out with a signed contract. If you've followed my blog for quite some time, you understand that this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Remember this post? All roads lead us where we are meant to be. I fell asleep that night thinking "No day will top this day."

My very own classroom!

But then, on Friday, I got engaged!!! I mean, seriously??!?! I'm engaged!!!!!! With a job!!!! Now I can truly say this is the best thing that's ever happened to me.

My fiancé!

So that is a recap of the best week of my life. Four days later, we left for Maine for an annual family vacation. I can't even begin to go into detail about every incredible moment that has followed those two life changing days, but I can tell you I am happy, I am blessed and I am ready to begin this new chapter of my life! Stay tuned for my adventures in building the classroom of my dreams and planning the wedding of my dreams!


  1. Congrats on your first official teaching job and engagement! I love those tables in your classroom, btw.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your great news! It gives hope to the rest of us!

  3. Congratulations on the job and the engagement! And to add to that excitement I have bee trying to notify you that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Okay that may not be the most exciting news but I still wanted you to know. (and the email kept bouncing back) . So click on this link to go to my blog and see what to do next.


    I love your blog,
    First Grade by the Sea

    1. Thanks, Pauline!! I will go check it out now!!

  4. Congratulations on both!!! This is such amazing news. I would have been on such a high from the job offer that the engagement would have sent me right over the edge. Congratulations again. I can't wait to read the tales of your classroom.


  5. Oh my goodness! What great news! Congratulations on both your much deserved teaching job and engagement. Time to celebrate!

    Elementary School Garden

  6. Congratulations! What amazing news!

  7. First, congratulations on your engagement!! Your fiancé is a cutie pie! Second, congratulations on your brand new job! I am so happy for you!! I look forward to hearing more about both your life changing events!

    JANNIKE Johnsen

  8. Congratulations!!! I got married and got my job within like two months - it was a dream come true for sure.

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  9. Congratulations! You must be on cloud 9! Blessings :-)

  10. What an amazing week!!!! Congratulations! What grade???? I can't wait to follow the journey! :)

  11. Great news!! Congratulations!!

  12. And it is all so well-deserved! Cheers!

  13. Beautiful pic! Beautiful girl! Congrats!

  14. Congratulations on two wonderfully exciting events! I stumbled upon your blog and love it - cannot wait to see how your school year goes! The first year is hard but so exciting! :)


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