My celebrities, my friends.

This morning as I was on my daily walk before work, I found myself smiling to myself as I thought of a couple I know that recently announced that they were expecting.  I smiled because I was so happy for them.  I think they will make fantastic parents, and the child will have so many opportunities for greatness because of that.

The dad is an artist and an extremely successful business man, and the mom has a really lovely, supportive family.

So, I smiled as I thought of this couple, you know, my friends, Beyonce and JayZ.



-Beth WA

Girls Night Out

This weekend was my sister’s shower and bachelorette party.  I am her matron of honor (read: older, married bridesmaid of slightly elevated status).  Her dear friend from high school is her maid of honor (read: younger, hip bridesmaid of slightly elevated status).  Together, we planned and hosted the two events.  It was a fabulous weekend.  While I love to plan parties, my perfectionistic tendencies tend to take over, making me a bit of a basket case in the days leading up to the event (hence the glaring absence of Beth FS authored postings in the very first week of our blog). However, once the day arrived and everything was ready to go, I decided to take some good advice that Beth WA has offered to me many a time, and SURRENDER.  What resulted was a super fun weekend of good old-fashioned girl time.  The weekend flowed well, and I think a great time was had by all. It was filled with fun and laughter.  My sister has a great group of friends, who are hilarious and fun to be around. Add a few equally hilarious and fun to be around family members, and two slightly-older-than-the-rest-of-the-crowd friends/co-bloggers and the good times rolled…

- Beth FS

The 2 Beths go to a Bachelorette Party

Beth WA here, and I am just getting ready to head out the door to go to Beth FS’s baby sister’s shower and bachelorette party.  I say ‘baby’ sister, because she is 9 years our junior.

It should be a fun time hanging with the twenty somethings.  And by fun time, I mean I am terrified I will not be able to keep up.

Hopefully we can make it as late as these kids!  Pictures to follow…

Ryan Gosling Breaks Up NY Street BRAWL |

Ryan Gosling Breaks Up NY Street BRAWL |

If Beth FS were not busy this week planning her baby sister’s shower and bachelorette party extravaganza for the weekend, I know she would be all over this story.  She loves her some Ryan Gosling.

Now, when my husband saw the story on the news tonight while we were eating dinner, his reaction, “Staged.”

Men.  They just don’t understand our Hollywood Crushes, Bethie!


Update: Beth FS here. No one questions the integrity of The Gos.  Mr. WA is dead to me.

Back to School Jitters

It’s Beth WA here, and tomorrow is my first day of school.  It will be my eleventh year teaching, and I *still* get the jitters the night before the first day.  I am usually up  most of the night, thinking of things I hadn’t thought of before.  Usually these thoughts could probably not be considered, what’s the word I am looking for here, oh yeah, rational.

What if I don’t wake up to my alarm?  What if I can’t remember anybody’s name?  What if I try to talk and nothing comes out of my mouth?  What if I forget the schedule?  What if there is a huge discipline problem that I can’t resolve?  What if I forget my books?  What if …

But I try to make these thoughts useful, and think that most of my students are probably in their beds going through similar panic.

And so I like to view these irrational thoughts as a way to relate to the student on the first day of school rather than the annoying voices in my head that are keeping me from getting some sleep!