Friday, October 31, 2008

Hearts' Stories

Hearts' Stories is a program that began in our school a few years ago. If you get some time to check it out, it's great.

My class has been doing it since the beginning of the year and we love it. One of our first adult guests was Mr. King (as the kids call him). They loved it! He played his guitar to a song our class had been practicing. They had a great time and learned so much!


1st Halloween as newlyweds-

We don't get many trick-or-treaters (as in only 3... haha) but we've had a good time carving our pumpkin together.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I know it's been a long time- I guess after the wedding, there isn't as much going on that would be interesting to blog about. I do want to try to keep up with it though.

I have been very busy with school. It takes up pretty much every minute of my day. I don't have much time for anything else during the week. I love what I do, so that helps keep the stress level down. Luckily, I have Kirby who is a great listener and understands what I'm going through. It's very nice to come home and just vent to him. I've had everything from a little girl chase after me and pull my shirt as we both fall to the ground, to parent phone calls at night on my cell phone.... and recently hearing another little girl tell her friend she was going to go home and stab herself with a knife. BUT of course there have been times when I've stepped back and realized how much I love my job. A student asking us to go to church with her and her family, long heart to heart phone conversations with parents, and the many hugs I receive during dismissal.

Kirby has been having a good year. He gets along with the other 2 PE teachers and well... who wouldn't like getting out at 2:45 and having nothing to work on after school!?

We've recently bought a new vehicle. Kirby worked hard to clean the Jeep and make it look new. After his hard work, we were thankfully able to sell the it on Criagslist quickly. We now are driving the Honda and our Toyota FJ Cruiser.

We have decided on a honeymoon. We are going to take a few weekend trips during the school year and then Costa Rica in June. We are going for our friend's wedding, but plan on staying longer to make a honeymoon for ourselves. We both can't wait. We are just waiting to get my new Social Security card so we can get our passports.

We are starting to feel the fall weather. Cool and 70's- it's kinda nice. I've got excited recently to come home in the evening and put on a sweatshirt.

Hope I haven't let anyone down by not updating the blog lately. I'm going to try to do better... I'll even add pictures next time.