Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Graduation was on Wednesday. It was nicely put together with a couple class speakers along with the pricipal and superintendent. And was finished off by the ASB president singing Avril's new song. This was a special graduation for me. The current 8th graders are also the 6th graders I did my student teaching with. It was really fun to see them all again over the past few months and see how much they have grown.
In addition to my old 6th graders I had my current students all but 3 who were able to pull up their GPA's and made it to graduation. I am proud of those who tried so hard to turn around the end of their 8th grade year.
To cap off the last week of school today all of the 8th graders who graduated had the pleasure of going to Knott's for the day. We headed out at 9am and got back around 6pm. I was able to ride every roller coaster while there.
It was fun to see my students out side of school and just hang out, also to just have conversation with my peers and the VP's and Principal. The principal even inquired about how my mom was doing which was kind of her to remember. What a nice way to end the year.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
A big thank you to Lynn who picked her up and took her home and then went out and got some groceries for her, you are awesome.
So while things aren't back to normal things look to be a bit better than they were. We appreciate all the well wishes, notes of support and the anytime you need me call me's. :*
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
So last Thursday I was asked to meet with the principal and the woman who deals with all the hiring and firing, mind you I didn't know I had been recomended to come back at this point, it was just a note in my box that said "Can you meet at 2:15 with ________ and I?" So I did. They said I was doing a swell job and would I be interested in coming back next year. As I have no other job, and would have to go back to subbing and a much lower rate I of course said yes.
Nothing is in writing yet and I will not feel at peace about our bills situtation until it is. Tuesday is when the board will end my current contract and then a couple days after that a new one will be prepared. I have a bunch of questions I need to ask about though. Now it is down to praying that everything will go smoothly and move quickly and that they say, "Yes, of course your medical benifits will carry through the summer."
I forgot how much I hate the process of finding a place. I tend to compare everything to where we currently live. Nothing has felt like "home" yet. My head tells me that won't happen until we move our stuff in and make it a home, but it's still hard. We're used to this place and this area, so any change is going to be a bit scary and foreign for a while.
Because of this, I tend to focus on the negatives at each place we look at. There will be negatives and positives no matter where we go. I just hope I can take a step back, look at all our reasons for wanting this change, and see that it is a good thing.
I think we'd both like to find a house rather than an apartment, but those are harder to come by. It seems like all those people who rushed to buy houses they really couldn't afford are now coming back to renting which makes finding a good place tough.
We broke up the search a bit by having dinner with the family tonight, and seeing a late showing of Oceans 13 on Friday. Last year we missed most of the summer movies, so we've made a point to go see as many as we can on Friday nights. So far so good....Spiderman 3, Shrek 3, Pirates 3, Knocked Up, and Oceans 13. Good times.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
On Saturday, we went to help out at a fundraiser for my parents church. It was the 53rd and final Bazzar festival. It's only been at this church for about 10 years since another congregation merged with ours and brought the festival with them. It's the biggest fundraiser they have, but it takes a ton of work and the congregation is getting old and unable to manage all the physical labor involved.
I got there at 9am and was put to work chopping steak, chicken, and onions for the carne asada taco booth that I do with Bradley and Ruel. Ruel made a cool table grill with a wok welded into it to help the meat cook faster. We kept busy all day and were glad it wasn't nearly as hot as it was last year. Cyndi came a little later after attending a job fair, and once again helped my mom and Amy with the baked goods booth. Both booths ended up doubling what we made last year, and it looks like the church will make about $10,000 above last year's total. It was hard work and long hours. Bradley ended up being there from 5am to 7:30pm when we finished cleanup.
In the second set of pictures above, you can see Amy chatting, my grandpa doing portraits, and me and Bradley grilling. Good times.