Thursday, May 30, 2013


Hey Frugal Followers!!! SOOO MUCH has been going on in our lives lately... and we've been trying to keep you up-to-date on new happenings, but the stress has been taking it's toll!!!  Thank God for each other because I don't think we would have made it otherwise.  Words out... the Frugal Girls are moving out!  In short, an opportunity presented itself and we just couldn't pass it up!  We started packing our bags this week and slowly moving in our new home!

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If there is one thing I hate... IT'S MOVING (and cantaloupe... ewww!!!)  It's sooooo time consuming and tedious and annoy and dirty!!! I could think of a million things I'd rather (and should) be doing, BUT we were forced to grin and deal!!!  And NO, we didn't actually rent a UHAUL, but the thought definitely crossed our minds... more than once!  Thanks to our two fab finances, we were able to get the majority of our stuff moved in one trip.  We could not have done it without them!  And believe it or not, they managed to keep a smile on their faces the whole time, regardless of the fact that it was 95 degrees out.
                                                                   Love these guys!

We also learned a little bit about ourselves in the process... WE ARE HOARDERS!!!  I have no idea how we have accumulated so much stuff over the years... actually... I know exactly how we did it, it's partly to blame on Melissa's shopping addiction along with all of our frugal finds over the past several years haha!   Did I mention, we're moving into classrooms that are MUCH smaller than the ones we have now!?!  Looks like we'll need to downsize after all! 

On a more serious note, we are devastated to leave behind some amazing friends and co-workers that we've met along the way, but we're looking forward to building new friendships at our soon-to-be home.  I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.  Melissa and I are looking forward to the future and we are ready to face any challenges that may cross our path.  First and foremost, squeezing into a smaller classroom haha! 

With only 5 days left (YES.... 5!!!) Melissa and I still weren't ready to stop teaching.  In the midst of cluttered classrooms, we still managed to successfully teach our dinosaur unit this week.  The kids are L-O-V-I-N-G it!  What common core state standard does this tie to you ask?!?   I am sure if we thought about it hard enough we could make it connect to several... but bottom line is, we are teaching it for FUN!   I am sure we will post details about dinosaur week in a different post, but our kids have been learning new vocabulary words, researching, comparing and contrasting, using science tools, recording data... and SO MUCH MORE!  An yes, we know we still haven't mentioned WHERE it is we're going... hopefully the suspense is killin' ya haha!  More picts and info about the big move will be coming shortly (I promise)!  Stress aside, we are hopefully going to breeze through these next couple of days and coast into a MUCH NEEDED summer vaca!  I can smell the ocean water now!!! So close, but yet so far!  Talk to you soon frugal followers... and when we do, hopefully our toes will be in the sand!       

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