Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Coughing, coughing, and more coughing!

Well, I wouldn't be surprised if my roommate moves out in the next couple days. With all of my coughing, not only am I up all night, but I'm sure she is too! I spent most of Saturday on the couch as I watched TV with a couple other friends who were also feeling a bit miserable. I came home to find out that my roommate had gotten engaged that night! I was so proud because I helped him pick out the ring (it's beautiful!), and she had no clue! On Sunday I made it through sacrament meeting (where we got a new Bishopric!), but I was seeing starts and had a bit of a fever, so I went home. :o) The sick party has continued all week, with the increased intensity of the coughing, so it's been interesting teaching. :o)

Well, I just got out of a meeting with my principal. He had observed me teaching a couple weeks ago, and wanted to give feed-back. I don't mean to brag, but he didn't really have anything bad to say about me. He said he is very impressed with how I've done as a first year teacher. He asked if I was planning on coming back next year because he really wants me to come back. Yay for job security! My mentor keeps saying she'll do all she can to keep me here, but if the principal already said he wants me, I feel pretty good about that! I told him this has been the craziest/hardest thing I've ever done in my life and that 3 months ago I would have hesitated to say I would come back. But it's getting much better and I'm even starting to like it! :o) (shocking, I know...especially for those of you who were in Utah in October to see my freak-out at Grandma's) :o)
Anyway, here are a couple pictures for you from school. This one is from the restaurant we did a couple week ago. We were talking about Marketing, so we had a restaurant where first half of the students were diners at a restaurant, and the other half were workers....such as managers, cooks, servers, cashiers, etc. We just had breadsticks with sauce and orange julius. It was a bit stressful, but lots of fun!

This was my amazing door for the Christmas door decorating contest. A couple of my students helped me make it. We were all bitter that I didn't win, because it really was the best. :o)

These are some of my kids who scared me on the last day of class last semester. I asked them to fold the towels, and they burried Cade in the pile. When I walked by he jumped out and scared me to death! So fun. :o)
Anyway, back to work I go. Hopefully I can go home early so I can go to bed! I hope all of you are doing well. Cherilyn, I hope your Birthday was fabulous (and Amy, I hope yours was great a couple weeks ago too!) I love you all!
P.S. I hope that those of you who are 24 watchers are enjoying this season as much as I am so far. :o) Jack is back!

Monday, January 15, 2007

I'm a blogger!

Well Paul, you inspired me. I thought I'd create a blog to post some pictures because everyone keeps telling me that I need to send pictures! Plus I got an amazing camera for Christmas from Santa, so I thought I'd show off its skills! :o) I'm not smart enough to create a link to the pictures, so I'm just going to put them on this page. :o)
Well, I'm enjoying my day off today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I just wish it were at least 50 degrees warmer! Right now it's about -10 degrees. Mom and Dad, I know this is still warmer than what you've been dealing with this week, but it's still cold enough! We even woke up to ice-covered windows! (Yes, the ice is on the inside of our windows)
I'll post another blog about school later, but here are some pictures of my past couple weeks. I spent New Year's Eve at my old roommate Katie's condo at Snowbird Resort. Her whole extended family goes up there every year for Christmas, so there was a lot to do! We had fun playing games and chatting all night. Katie's little brothers even decorated me and named me Miss 2007!
Some of you might remember my old roommate, Kristen. She just got back from her mission in Japan. She actually went to the same mission where Collin Lacey is going! She's living with me again. We've had fun catching up during the past few weeks. We've been going to BYU basketball and volleyball games, and we even got to meet Captain Jack Sparrow! :o) This giant cut-out belongs to her sister-in-law. I couldn't resist a picture!