Monday, September 21, 2009

Wedding Bliss...

I haven't written in quite a while. Not only has school been crazy busy, but I have also been preparing for Jennifer and Robert's wedding. I am so glad I got to be a part of their special day. I hear photographers say that a lot but it's really true. Just as Jennifer was about to go down the aisle, she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, "I'm so happy! Thank you!"

Of course I had to tear up too, making it difficult to take pretty photos. Weddings are a pain. Weddings stress people out. But in the end...these two seemed so relaxed and at ease with each other that it had to soften me a little. Maybe weddings aren't THAT bad!

See what you think! Keep in mind that I have done very little editing! Just wanted to get some up!

Friday, September 11, 2009

4 weeks down....

Well I haven't written much in the past few weeks! School has been extremely busy and ridiculously challenging. My class is FINALLY starting to settle a bit. I think I may be able to teach something, other than procedures, next week. Yippeeee!

I was comfortable last year with my nice little 1st/2nd grade combo. This year we added a third grade to our multi-age mixes and I now teach a K-1-2. Adding 9 Kindergarten students to my class of 24 REALLY spiced things up a bit. They are all sweet and precious individually...but when you put them all together on the floor for "group time" WATCH OUT. Rolling on the floor, feet in the air, poking neighbors, talking to friends, getting up and walking around cause I'm tired of this place, she's looking at me so I'm gonna yell out loud, time for a nap so I think I'll go to sleep....all in under 5 minutes too!

Today, I got a 20 minute class meeting out of them. They gave each other compliments and they thanked one another. The clouds parted and the sun did shine. Halleluah. We might just make it!

Monday, September 7, 2009


I was really glad to read my horoscope this month. Not because it's a good one, but because it let me know that there is a reason for all the stress I'm feeling these days. Lucky for me, the Cancer child, the full moon has been a good thing. I'm feeling a little more in control, a little more confident, and little less stressed. More stress is coming though, as Mercury is in retrograde. The planets will be doing some funky stuff in the middle of the month as well...causing even more madness. I am just happy to know ahead of time. So I can avoid confrontation this month. Emotions are running high right now guys! Be careful! And avoid making really important decisions. This is a good time for all of us to sit, think and be aware!!!