It’s Finally Happened

Forced into bifocals to be able to read my screen. Sigh. I knew this day was coming…but I put up a good fight.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Estes Bunch!

No Water? No Problem?

What do you do when the water main on your street breaks? You wear a cute beret over your mess of curly hair. Throw on some big hoop earrings, call it Beatnik, and go to work!

This Is Why We Do What We Do

Happy first day of school to my boys! Go forth and learn…change the world!

I’m a Gigi!

Just had to share some wonderful photos of my beautiful new grandson, Aiden. Hooray! Continue Reading →

Thank You For Your Service

Just want to thank my Grandmother, Shirley Raab…and all of my family members – father, uncles, brothers, cousins, husband, and son…who have served in the military. Thank you for your service.

I’m A Nerd Off-Duty Too!

Just doing some digital scrapbooking with some of the most amazing ladies I’ve ever met! So blessed to have friends like Suzanne Robinson, Lisa Pilgrim, and Shirley Dalby! Love this crew!

Learning Dubsmash

What do you do when you’ve got to take your kids to the doctor…but you want to learn about a new app? MASH UP! And let the silliness ensue. Continue Reading →

I’m on a Billboard!!!!

My school district surprised the heck out of my by putting my face up on a billboard! The electronic billboard on 174 and I-35 has congratulations on it for my IT of the Year award! WHOA! Such a surprise and very humbling! Thank you, BISD! You’ve given my mom something to brag about! Continue Reading →

Kappa Delta Pi

I’m happy to announce my official initiation into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. I was asked to join the Lamar University chapter and have completed all of the requirements for membership! Woot! Feelin’ kinda Old School! You’re my boy, Blue!

Live Long And Prosper

Leonard Nimoy ~ “My folks came to U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.” Continue Reading →

Playtime…Old School Style!

Introduced my boys to Spirograph (couldn’t believe Hobby Lobby had one!) this week. Sometimes…it’s just awesome to go old school. They were fascinated…mesmerized…frustrated that I was BETTER at it than them! Ha ha! Sometimes it’s good to just kick it old school and unplug. Continue Reading →

2015 Instructional Technology Specialist of the YEAR!!!!!

Shut up! I won!!! I got Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year from TCEA! I can’t believe it! So stinkin’ awesome!!! I was really nervous and didn’t know if I’d win…but I did! Have to thank the amazing teachers and administrators that I work with every day! I couldn’t do what I do if you didn’t let me come into your schools and classrooms and get you to do all kinds of crazy stuff! My face hurts from grinning! So thrilled! Thanks for making my job the best one in the world!  Continue Reading →

I love this book

While this is the first time I’ve mentioned that I’m reading this book…this is most definitely NOT going to be the last time I mention it. I thought I wanted to work at Google before…but after reading about the inner workings of the company, their belief systems, and their processes…I know I am SUPPOSED to be working at Google. Continue Reading →

A New ‘Do!

Chopped off the long hair and got a new color! Just thought I’d share the new look! Continue Reading →

Let Learning Live

Every year, the 5th graders at my son’s elementary school do a living museum. They get to be famous people in history and when you push a button (or move an object in their display), they come to life and tell you about themselves. The script is pre-written from research done in class and memorized by the actors. And I absolutely love it. Why? Well…not because my kids is memorizing a bunch of information, but because he gets to bring history to life for a little bit. It gets to breathe, to speak, and to be interactive.

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