Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Lucky Seven

I figured I'd join up with this fun linky from Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late to help get into the St. Patrick's Day mood. 

So, here are my seven things I feel lucky to have in my life:

1- My beautiful wife of the last 5 years! 

We met while teaching next door to each other! I was a young 2nd grade teacher and she was the new Special Education teacher. After our big move cross-country she has moved on from teaching and is now a counselor at our local university.

2 - My Home

I'm lucky enough to live in a great little small town (but not TOO small) in Central PA. My wife and I had a rough first year here because we hadn't sold our old house in GA, so we lived in a tiny closet of an apartment for a full year. 3 years ago we were lucky enough to buy our new home, which is plenty big enough for a potential family one day.

3 - Our German Shepherds

Even though my two dogs can be quite a lot of work to deal with, I'd still consider myself lucky to have them in my life! My wife trains them in a sport called schutzhund. They're serious on the training field, but big goofballs everywhere else!

4 - School & Kiddos

I'm lucky enough to work in a school where I am trusted to do what's right for my students. The other teachers and administrators value the same things I do, and the students in my school are just a great bunch of kids. My kids this year are even more reason to consider myself lucky. They're smart, funny and super respectful of each other. What more can a teacher ask?

5 - Faith

Though I don't like to preach, and I usually keep it to myself, I have a strong faith in God and am thankful for the blessings I've received in life. I've had my share of challenges as well, but always pulled through!

6 - Health

An array of health problems are in my family history, but I've been really lucky to be able to say that so far I'm relatively healthy! I've had a few scares here and there with health concerns, but for the most part I can't complain!

7 - Living in the 21st Century!

Teaching 5th has really reminded me how lucky I am to live in our day and age. The internet, ipads, video games, medical science, etc. How could I live without them?! Not sure I'd have made it this far in life if I'd have had the poor luck of being born in the 18th century. 

Finally, just to spread some luck (hopefully the good kind!) I made up this small set of freebie clip art really quickly. As a hobby I like to hand carve custom rubber stamps. I made this set of .png files using impressions from one of my rubber stamp sets. Enjoy!

Find them at my TpT store by clicking here!


  1. I love those stamps! What a cool hobby. Thanks for joining in on my linky!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

    1. Thanks! I make the stamps as part of a bigger hobby called Letterboxing. We hide them all over the place and find other stamps that other people hide. It's a good excuse for me and my wife to get off the couch and out into the woods!

  2. I am so happy I found your blog... I don't find too many male teachers on here, so it is refreshing! (My boyfriend works with children as well but in preK!) Great picks for why you are lucky :)

    Laura Love to Teach

    1. Thanks! I worked in a Pre-K when I was a senior in college, and taught K my first year! I'm definitely used to being one of the only guys around, so why not be that way in the blogging world too?!

      Thanks for reading! I'm your newest follower!


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