Sunday, August 23, 2009

Big changes

Big changes are coming to a life near you.

Feelings of insecurity and feelings of confidence come and go as the day progresses. Faces change, locations change, policies change, relationships change, but I feel the same. Some things are so similar they could be twins, some are close enough to be related, some are so different they must be from different countries. It is like speaking American English in England; lots can be lost in translation, but no one realizes that things are being "lost."

Another school year arrives tomorrow.

This school will be closer to my first day at Central in 2005, than last year's first day. My first day at Arlington HS is tomorrow. I am prepared with syllabi, discipline contracts, 'get-to-know-you' activities, a PowerPoint all about the teacher... my classroom is decorated with color and personality, the desks are organized (all 42 of them), and I have my first-day-of-school outfit ironed (yes, mom, I ironed!).

Although I have no idea which class I'll be teaching second period (very, very long story from last week), I'll figure it out.

My calm, established relationship network at Central will be missed as I continue to build relationships with my new co-workers.

Pray for me tomorrow, I'm not "good" at being a new teacher as much as I want to be...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Sammy

Sammy celebrates his first birthday with a great party today and lots of dino cake all over his too cute face!
How old are you?? ONE!!
Riding his new Cars push/ride car
Big boy Brendan came to play too :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's been awhile...

Sorry about that!
The end of July was just as busy as the beginning of July!
After coming back from San Francisco, I have had non-stop activities.

Gone to lunch , dinners, and movies with several great friends,

spent time "playing" with other great friends,
three days beach camping in South Carlsbad with my parents and the Buxtons,
helped Tawni sort-of surpise Rob for his 28th birthday party at John's Incredible Pizza and played with my big boys,
survived four days of Yearbook camp with seven kiddos from Central and teaching two classes,
and last, but certainly not least, pushed, prodded, and nagged Dave into finishing the bathroom (pictures of that coming soon--it is so huge, it needs it's own post!!)! And loved my doggie over and over again.