Meet The {Other} Teacher!

Hey everyone! This is Natalie and I'm excited to let all of you, our awesome readers, get to know a little bit more about me! 
This is my 5th year of teaching 5th grade. I love my school and I especially love my students! 

I was born and raised in Utah, graduated from Southern Utah University where I was involved in student government and my sorority (Alpha Phi - Rachelle and I are sorority sisters!!), and I am currently a blogaholic. More specifically a 'teacher blogaholic'. (And even though I teach 5th grade, I LOVE reading all of the wonderful 1st grade blogs!)

I've been married for 4 and a half years and we just had our first baby this past summer.

 I LOVE being a mom!!!
(This is my baby boy when he was a week old - so precious!)

Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                              

A:  I always wanted to work in New York City as some big time marketing business executive. (Not saying I ever would have made it, but it always sounded like something fun.) Nowadays, if I wasn't teaching, I'd like to be a stay-at-home mom and dedicate myself to community service type things.

Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                            
A:  Taking care of my sweet baby, watching reality tv, and blogging. (I do enjoy other stuff like reading and theater, but I just haven't had much time for extra stuff like that.)                                                          

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?              
A: An actress. I was very close to switching my major to theater at one point in college.

(I help with our school musical every year! 2 years ago we did Seussical the Musical - these two cute girls were my students.)

Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                
 A: Funny reality shows like ANTM and The Bachelor. I also love Dr. Pepper. Mexican Food, and designer cupcakes.

Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                     
 A: Sickness. (Like cancer affecting me or a family member.)

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                 
 A: I love vacationing! I've loved traveling to Europe, and I love visiting historical sites, but NOTHING beats a cruise to a nice sunny beach!!

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                           
A:  "If you can dream it, do it!" -Walt Disney
(Loved this day! July, 2006)

Q: What do you value most in others?                                                                  
A:  Positive attitudes and the ability to make others happy around you!

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                
A: I guess I'd have to choose my ability to see the good in every situation/person.

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?                                                                                             
A:  A president. Preferably a Founding Father or a more recent president like Obama or Bush!

(My little family!)

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
I worked at Disney World in college as part of the Disney College Program and lived in Orlando for 4 months. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Best parts: making friends from all over the country, getting in free to Disney World everyday of the week, and getting an awesome deal on a Disney Cruise!

Oh, and... I was a clogger (you know, like tap dancing...) for over 13 years. Not many people can say that. Ha! 
 Head over to The First Grade Parade to meet Cara!
Now you can play along on your blog!


Rachelle said...

YAY!!!!!! I've been waiting for you to post this....I saw it earlier in our postings "draft" and I wanted to just post it! But I knew you had pictures you wanted to add.....and I LOVE IT!!!!!
I admire you so much! you have always been someone I look up to in Alpha Phi, education, and just as a cute mommy and TEACHER!
Maybe I should look through my wedding pictures and get that cute pic of you and me with the gang! :) Also, we should take a picture together the next time I see you! :)


Anonymous said...

Disney World? Sounds like a great experience. Beautiful family too.

Anonymous said...

Yes we are sorority sisters! :) We have tons in common Natalie! I just love ya!


Runny Babbit said...

I did the WDWCP too! Had never been before started working there and was like a kid in a candy shop! Loved it! Still keep in touch with my Orlando roomies all these years (10) later! I was in "Merchantainment"--sewing names on the back of mouse ears. :) Love your site! Thank you so much for all the great printouts and ideas!

Anonymous said...

I can say I thought I was the only one who clogged for more than 10 years. Loved every minute of it ~ miss the exercise now!

mikey said...

How C-O-O-L that you worked at Disney World. My favorite place, ever! And working in NYC is what I wanted to do right after college too, although my commute would have been better than yours LOL. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Bussey said...

OK- Can I just say I LOVE YOU- Your comment to me at 41 (AGH I can't believe that I am THAT Age) just made my year! :>) And- you look all of 16. :>) haha My nephew worked at Disney during the last 3 years and LOVED it and it about to go work at Sea World- sounds like lots of fun. I would love to hear more about 5th grade- I think that would also be a fun grade to teach. Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to tour around your awesome site some more!

Kristen said...

Hey Natalie! You have a beautiful family! It was so neat to read about all of the wonderful things you have done. I am so happy to have found this and Rachelle are amazing! :)


Hi, I'm Harmony said...

Yay for Disney cruises! They are kind of my addiction right now. Hehe! I SO want to go on that new ship. Maybe we can go together sometime? ;)

~Mrs. Beck

Miss Kindergarten said...

It's like the students who think teachers live at school, I just figured you and Rachelle live together! lol

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