Gah . . . Moving! and Giveaways

I love this fun link up!  Go over to Diane's blog, Fifth in the Middle, and link up your blog by state.  I'm linking up now as a Colorado blogger, but I will be changing my status in July 
to . . . 
 . . . a MICHIGAN blogger!

After 11 years of teaching, four in Utah and seven (Wow! That went fast!) in Colorado, I'm now hoping to find another perfect school for me.  I've been super lucky and loved my previous and current school, so I'm hoping this good luck will follow me to MICHIGAN.  Gah!  Exciting (but also a little scary) - but I'm trying to focus on the EXCITING!  If anyone knows anything about Kalamazoo, Michigan I would love any comments or advice you're willing to share  :)

If my blog entries become bi-weekly rather than bright and early every Sunday please forgive me as I am most likely cleaning my house getting ready for a showing, figuring out my Michigan teaching license, updating my resume, researching moving companies and/or packing up my teacher dresses.

Enough (for now) about moving, let's move on to GIVEAWAYS!  I'm donating to both of these exciting giveaways.  Hop on over and enter.  There's tons of great stuff up for grabs!


  1. Wow - a big move!

    I will be moving this summer to...I have no idea where! My hubby is graduating with his Masters in May, so we'll be heading off to where ever he gets a job. I don't relish the thought of applying for jobs all over again, but I am trusting God to lead us on this new adventure.

    I'll have to change my state when I know where we'll be.

    Joy in the Journey

    1. Hooray for you! It's always so nice to know others are in the same boat. I'll be checking your blog to see where you end up!

  2. Katie,
    I teach in Michigan too! Kalamazoo is a great town. Western Michigan University is there. I had several friends who went to school there and I always loved visiting them. :) Go to Sweetwater bakery and get a blueberry cheesecake doughnut. So good!:)

    I found you through Where the Wild Things Learn Linky.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

    1. Thanks so much Jean! We went to Union when we went out to look for a house and it was seriously yummy. Super excited about Sweetwater. :)

  3. Hey Katie!
    Let me tell you, it's good to be a Katie from Kalamazoo. I speak from experience! I moved out of town in 2008, but Kzoo is my hometown. You'll love the small-town feel with all the urban amenities. Do you know which district you'll be teaching in? I taught in both Kalamazoo and Portage-either district will bring you much joy!
    I'm looking forward to following your blog throughout your journey.


    1. Thanks so much Katy! I'm following your blog now. :)