Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tell me more, tell me more

I decided to link up with Amy at Step into Second Grade and share a little more about me. 

Here I am with one of my second graders, Nathan, in the 2010-2011 school year.

1.  I am crazy obsessed with red pandas.  I think they are precious animals.  Here is my most recent visit to the Houston Zoo - which is the closest location to red pandas.  It takes three hours to get there from Austin, but we go at least once a year.

I love them so much that my hubby sponsored one in my name for Christmas last year.

Side note - my hubby is so sweet to go with me to zoos.  I love animals and enjoy zoos a lot.  Here we are at the San Diego Zoo.

2.  I love Audrey Hepburn movies.  My favorite is Funny Face, but I could watch Audrey Hepburn movies all day.

3.  I love the color pink.  I have so many clothes that are the color pink.  Here are some of them.

Pink shoes

Pink purse

Pink coat

4.  I wear dresses all the time.  I would rather wear a dress than jeans or shorts any day.  I have about 50 dresses and they are all worn.  In fact, I wear pants so little that the first time I wore pants this past year one of my students said, "Mrs. Crowder - why are you wearing pants?"

5.  I love Paris, France, more than anywhere in the world.  I have been once and just might get to go back next summer with my hubby's aunt and uncle.  

6.  I could eat watermelon ALL DAY LONG.

9.  I started college as a pre-med/chemistry major.

10.  My two favorite shows are Jeopardy and So You Think You Can Dance.  We don't have television, though, so when I watch these shows, I go to the gym and pedal a bike the whole time.  Our gym is set up so you have to be working out in order for the tv to come on.  It makes me not feel so guilty for watching tv this way.

11.  I was blessed to be named District Teacher of the Year for my district in 2010-2011.  I went on to be one of three finalists for Regional Teacher of the Year.  I was quite shocked to be given the honor but I am very grateful for the chance to have represented my district in many ways.  This plaque hangs in the lobby of our administration building.

12.  I love my fabulous hubby!  We laugh all the time.  He is my bestest friend and I love him oodles.  Our foundation and hope is in Jesus.  We love going to church together and doing service projects.  Here is a pic of a pic of us as Mary and Joseph for our church's live nativity at Christmas.

13.   We sponsor a child through World Vision.  I learned about this organization at a Women of Faith conference in 2005.  Since then, I have become a regular volunteer for the organization by being a representative at events.  I tell people about the organization and try to get kiddos sponsored.  Click the pic below to learn more about it.

Thanks for being kind enough to read a little bit about me and my life.  :)

And while you're all here, I just had to share the updated burlap bee that I made.


  1. You have to be one of the cutest and sweetest people I know. I hope we get to meet again. Red pandas are adorable and that was such a sweet Christmas present.


    Heather's Heart

  2. Love your blog and learning a *little more* about you! We share the same desire to wear dresses everyday of the week! :)

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  3. Love the way the bee turned out and I also could eat watermelon every day {lucky me that my family farms, so lately I have!}

  4. I love your burlap bee! I am trying to make a burlap football for my son befor football season starts. Never done it before so any tips you might have are welcome!! I

    1. Hi Tammy, after doing the little bee, I would suggest spray paining the burlap brown and then paint on the white stripes of the ball. I spray painted the yellow and it was super easy. It's fun to do and I think a football would be a great thing to start with. :)

  5. I love Audrey Hepburn too-have you seen the children's book "Just Being Audrey"-I learned more about her, she really was an inspiration. I'll have to look for those red pandas next time we visit the Houston Zoo!


  6. Hi! I learned so many things about you from this post. What comes across the most for me is your sweetness:) Congrats on your District Teacher of the Year award, that is amazing and I am so happy for you. And I love love pink also, just the greatest color.

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment Leslie!

  7. Your blog is so cute! I love how you wear dresses every day. That is how teachers used to dress years ago, and I think it really looks professional! Kudos to you! I am your newest follower too!
    Maggie’s Kinder Corner

  8. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!! It is my favourite blog and you have inspired me to start my own! I have only been going for a few days and am still getting the hang of it but i just wanted to say THANK YOU. I am a grade prep teacher in Australia and you have some great ideas that I am trying out in my classroom with great success.



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