Sunday, May 27, 2007

School's Out for the Summer!!

Well, another school year has come and gone. I have finished up my 5th year at Westcreek Elementary. Oh, my gosh, I can't believe that I have been teaching for 5 years! I feel so old!! This has been a great school year, but I really didn't get all emotional about my class leaving and moving on like I have in the past. Don't get me wrong I had a good class and got close to a few kids and their parents, but over all my class was different this year. I think this was due to a couple of major discipline problems I had to deal with. I guess I will have classes like this from time to time. Hopefully, I touched each one of my student's lives is some way, I know that each student touched my life and will hold a special place in my heart!
After the long, last week of school, some teacher friends and I went to Pappasito's for Happy Hour to celebrate the ending of a long school year! I had such a fun time!It's so nice to have good friends that you work with-I feel so blessed!
Well, I do have to report back to work on Tues. to close up my room, but no kids will be there. Then, I have Wed. off and Summmer School will start on Thurs. I am teaching K- S.S. I really enjoy S.S. bc it is half a day from 8 to 12-which means in the afternoon I can still lay by the pool, I have a smaller amount of students that I work with, it's only the month of June(I think I would get bored w/o it), and not to mention the pay is great!! I love being a teacher!!! I love my summer vacation time!!!

Some Good Ol' Home Cookin!

Thursday night, my friend Scott, invited us over for dinner. He prepared a good ol' home cookin meal of chicken fried steak-my all time favorite, mashed potatoes, green beans, and home-made gravy. The Dantzler's brought some yummy peanut butter cookies and I contributed a bag of store bought salad. Scott gave me an easy job that I could handle being the non cook that I am! It was a great dinner and I ate way tooo much food! After dinner we played our usual game Spinner. I know, I played this game already one night this week but I can never get too much of Spinner-I love it! Amy was the Spinner Winner-way to go Ames!! Thanks Scott for the fabulous home made meal!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

L.G. - Fun Times!

Life Group was at Rach's and my place on Monday night. We had a delicious lasagne meal with salad and bread-yum-o! After dinner we had a game of Spinner- my all time favorite game to play! We had eight players playing so it turned out to be a long game. The Spinner Winner went to my roomie Rach-way to go!! We had a great night of food and fellowship.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

An Eventful Weekend!

Friday night I had a softball game. The GAP class put together a team-which I think I am a part of; however I have only been to 2 games. Well, we actually won our game! The score was 17-3. I had sooo much fun!!
Yesterday (Sat.) I had Summer School Training from 8:30-3:30. Not how I wanted to spend my Sat. However, I did get paid for it so I guess I should be thankful. Five days left of school and then schools out for the summer-yeah! Yes, I am teaching K summmer school again the month of June, but I really enjoy summer school because it is half a day, I get to work with a smaller group of kids, and the pay is great!
After training Rach, Yates, and I went flower shopping all over town. We got some really beautiful flowers and planted them. It is so nice to have a front and back yard to make beautiful with flowers! Hopefully, my flowers will last at least a couple of months and not die right away. My friend Elizabeth totally got me in the mood to plant some flowers. How are your tomato plants doing E.? I hope that I have better luck than you=). I had a great weekend! Here are some picks of my weekend.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

To Be Continued...

Thursday was like the never ending day! After school Kasey, Yates, and I jumped in the car to take a short road trip to Dallas. Kasey left her phone at Chip's the night before. The short road trip turned into a long one because we hit Dallas traffic-yuck. We had fun though! Later that night Yates and I went to her nephew Hunter's t-ball game. We got there just in time to see him hit the ball and just stand at home plate while everyone is yelling for him to run! He is sooo cute!!
What a great day.

College Day

Thursday was College Day at Westcreek Elementary. All the teachers and students got to dress in their favorite college t-shirts. I graduated from OBU-go Bisons! Heres a picture of my colleagues (friends) and I.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Time With My BFF

Today was a good day in Ms. Bailey's kindergarten class-my students listened and followed directions-only a few had to pull cards. The day even got better. After work, my best friend-Amy Dantzler, who just got married, stopped bye to spend some quality girl time with me. We ran to pick up Allen's guitar, which came in early, and then stopped at Sonic to get some cool drinks and catch up on life. I had such a great time hangin with you Ames-thanks. I am so thankful to have great friends.

Mother's Day Weekend in OK

Last weekend I went to "Big D" and I don't mean Dallas. I went home to Duncan to see my mom for M-Day. Saturday morning my mom, sister and her husband, and I went to my cousin Michelle's little boys soccer game. Cameron, Zachary, and Dillion are my parent's adopted grandkids-which is great because it takes all the pressure off my sister and I to have kids.
We celebrated M-Day Sat. night. My sister and Ryan came over for dinner. We had steak, baked potatoes, and strawberry shortcake for dessert-yum. Afterwards we all played the famous Texas game-Spinner. Ryan was the Spinner Winner.
A Funny Goat Story
Background info- Parents are trying out goats on their land to eat the grass and poison ivy plants. (mom is allergic to poison ivy) Here's the story- Sunday morning my mom and I got into my car to go to church when we noticed Annie (the goat) out in the back yard eating grass and my mom's flowers. She jumped her pen. So my mom and I called Charity and Ryan to come over to help us catch her. My mom, Charity, Ryan, and I were all chasing the goat around the yard for an hour. How many humans does it take to catch a goat? Finally, Ryan dove and tackled Annie to the ground. You would have thought that Annie had been shot-she made this awful, loud goat cry. All I could think about was Matthew Kelly's goat cry-pretty close to Annie's. Needless to say, my mom and I didn't make it to church. Hope this story brought laughter into your day, and sorry if it didn't-guess you had to be there.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mentor and Friend!

Last Thurs. night I meet Betty's daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren (adorable). They are great and wonderful! Then Betty and I headed off to dinner at Johnnie Carinos for some food and fellowship time. I recommend the Bowtie Festival- it's yummy!