Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Mrs. B

It's my BF's birthday and she won't answer her phone...so I'm left with two options: the ever popular facebook post, or a blog entry.  Since I think she's way more awesome then a one-line 'Happy Birthday', I chose the latter.

Lindsey possesses qualities that make her my ideal friend... here's a few
1. She isn't dramatic. She tells it like it is.  I appreciate this more then she will ever know!  There's no wondering how or what she's thinking.
2. She is super talented-- she can play sports, teach great lessons, and is so funny
3. She understands my love of VistaPrint, Sonic, and my dogs. (because she feels the same way about her dogs)
4. She loves Jesus, her husband, and her family. We both have brothers who are adventurous...so we get each other
5. She's always up for anything..a craft project, a new TV series, a random road trip
6. I can call her with nothing specific to talk about
7. She is competitive but doesn't always have to win

So that's off the top of my head. I miss my college roommate, and wish I could see her way more often.  I love that we are traveling this part of life - College- Marriage-Teaching- someday motherhood together.

Lindsey, Happy Birthday friend! I can't wait to see what year 27 holds! I'm glad you're embarking on it before me :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I have a job for next year! I would have to say this was an easy job search. I have been out of school for 3 days.  I was expecting to look a lot longer, considering the area where we moved is smaller. I got called for an interview on Monday. I went in today to interview, and they called about 40 minutes later to offer me the job!  While I already miss HP, I'm super excited for what next year holds.  I'm officially a Warrior!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We made it


Settled in from our sixth move....we made it
Starting a 2nd year of Pharmacy School...we made it
Interviewing for a 3rd school district in 5 years... we made it
Training our pups to only potty outside...we made it
Thriving through financal strains ...we made it
Two years without a dish washer....we made it
Living countries and states away from our family...we made it
Becoming an Aunt and Uncle... we made it
Working multiple jobs at once... we made it
Living in near camping conditions... we made it
Mowing with a weed-eater...we made it



I can't believe 8 years ago I was graduating High School.  I was swept up in you then, and I'm swept up in you today. It's not any special date or anniversary.  My favorite line in our wedding vows, I promise to love you in the ordinary moments, applies today.  A day of laundry, "mowing", cooking, and Big Bang Theory. It's these ordinary moments that make me thankful I'm your wife. I love you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

There's always one...

There's always one student every year that makes me remember why I do this. Why I chose to be a teacher when it seems thankless, penny-pinching, and frustrating. They make the mountains of papers that need to be graded and the parent that is breathing down my neck tolerable.

My first year it was Shelby
Next it was Seth
Of course you remember Jerome
This year it's a kid named Tyus

I'm actually sad that there are only two days left this year.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Power Teachers

I've been thinking a lot about school politics. I've worked in two school districts now, and I find it interesting who controls what.  I hope that I'm never one of these as I like to call them "power teachers".  It absolutes infurriates me that some people's opinions and attitudes hold more weight than others.  Especially when these teachers use this power for themselves and not the students. Vent complete.

So the Penny Theater went off without a hitch! Everyone loved it, especially the students. This is Clara Barton in the front, and Will Rogers off to the side. I'll upload more pictures as I get them back!

I can't believe my year in 5th grade will be finished in a week. I wonder what next year holds.