Monday, August 12, 2013

Let's Talk About... ME {Miss Muir}!

It's officially "Teacher Week '13!"
Today's theme... Meet the Teacher (hey, that's me)!

So I'm going to talk allll about myself today.  :)

I'm Miss Muir & I {duh} love teaching!  I'm currently 28 years young. I grew up, lived, & taught several years of 1st grade in Pennsylvania.
This year, however, I'm getting married - eeee! {Happiness!}  My amazing fiance just happens to be in the military, so after many discussions we decided that I would follow him & move my job - there have got to be kids that need taught anywhere we could possibly be stationed at, right??
First stop{for me at least}: Delaware!  We've been settling into our new house all summer, & in one week I will begin my new job... 2nd Grade!

I LOVE our engagement pics - our photographer is fabulous:

I also love our story.  It's not the most exciting of all, but it's ours, & I think it's sweet.
We are from the same hometown & met during a day at a local amusement park with mutual friends when we were 16.  Once we could drive, we "went out" a time or two, but typical high school life got in the way and it just didn't work out.  We stayed in touch talking a few times a year just to say, "Hi," & would run into each other around town every few years.
Fast forward 10 years since we first met.... he was returning home after a few years of being stationed overseas.  We began talking a LOT in the few months before he finally came home, & decided to get together.  It was pure bliss from that first moment that we saw each other.  {Did I mention, I get all swooney when he belts out Brad Paisley tunes in the car?}  Now that we've been through a few years of long distance, a {too long} deployment, & hours of Skype dates, he proposed & the rest of our happy lives are to-be-continued... 

A few other random facts about me:
1. I will be teaching 2nd grade this year!
2. I enjoy working out (mainly running, kickboxing, circuit training with weights, or a Chalene Johnson or Jillian Michael's DVD).  It's also a great way to listen to some awesome tunes & clear my head after teaching my little ones all day.

3. I'm a middle child.  I have an amazing family, & they {along with others, too} have been fabulously helping us plan our wedding. Aaaand they've also put up with my {few & far between} bridezilla moments.
{That's my little sister, who's also my maid of honor, & I showing off our fav pair of matching fall boots.}

4. Garlic is my FAVORITE food group of all time! {Wait. Garlic isn't a food group?! Nonsense.} Luckily, the fiance puts up with my garlic obsession & eats whatever I make for him.
I promise I don't just eat it raw, haha!

5. If I'm not on my computer, I'm usually on this fabulous piece of technology.  I resisted giving up regular books for the longest time, but now I just can't get enough of having a gazillion books in one!

6. I've also got some of the best friends in my life that a girl could ask for! {Praise the Lord!} They have helped me grow & encouraged me to embrace life and all of the adventures that come with it.  They are always supportive, & I'm lucky to have them! {And that they put up with me, too!}

I'm sure I'm missing a TON of things about me.  It's hard to get someone's whole story & personality from just a little blog post.

I can't wait to hop around & read all about the other fabulous teachers out there!
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  1. Congratulations!!! Your story is like a movie! : )

  2. Gosh, I love garlic! I am right there with you. Happy teacher week to you!

  3. Congratulations on your engagement! I also used some of my engagement pictures for the Meet the Teacher post. Umm... and garlic? It should be a food group. I actually just told The Mister tonight that one of my favorite things in the world is a pan full of mushrooms and garlic being sauteed! Onions and garlic is a great combo too! In butter! Yummm! I can't say I eat raw garlic either, but give me some garlic-stuffed green olives and I'm all over it!

    Sweet in Seventh

  4. Love your love story. Too sweet, and Congrats on your engagement! I also must say that I live to work out each day. Getting those endorphins a flowin' is such a great stress relief! Looking forward to sharing ideas!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  5. Garlic is totally a food group - don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

  6. Hey Mallory!
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