Thursday, January 12, 2012

Teaching Time!

I got a teaching job! I got a teaching job! I got a teaching job!  I found and applied for the job on Christmas Day then interviewed last week.  Two days later they offered me a part-time ELL/International Support teaching position.  I am working 32 hours a week, have benefits, getting decent pay, and I love the students!  I am a teacher again and couldn't be happier!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Job Searching

I had two different interviews this week for schools.  One in a smaller community as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and the other in a pretty large city as a Social Studies/ESL teacher.  Both positions exciting.  I had the interviews and then heard no dice on both.  I am not sure what God really wants me to be doing right now.  Until that answer comes, pluggin on with some serious job searching!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Helping my mother at the PTO Carnival at school.  We were in charge of the cotton candy.  I let mom do the spinning for about an hour and then I decided I wanted to try it for the last two.  I had cotton candy up my arms, in my hair, all over my clothes and even on my shoes!  It was a blast helping at school though!   I will not need to eat cotton candy for at least another 5 years.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


So this was me earlier today when I said I could go out and start the barbeque for the pork.  So....I cranked up the gas and threw in a match.  The next thing I knew a wall of flame was in my face.  Thank goodness  I had JUST pulled my hair back.  When I pulled back, I check my face, and hair....okay...still there but definitely crispy.  When I came inside to access the damage, I found that my hand was burned, my eyelashes singed (tops and bottoms), my bangs were crisped, and my eyebrows were a little burned.  All in all. . .an exciting experience I never want to have again.  DANG!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Nope not me.  I was in a second wedding this year in Hastings, Nebraska.  This wedding was for my two friends from college, Ashley and Nolan.

I knew going into this wedding, that it was going to be very Catholic, which I am totally fine with.  I also knew I was going to be the only non-Catholic person in the wedding party, meaning I am the only one that doesn't have a clue what all this kneeling, sitting, standing business is.  During the rehearsal while the priest was going over everything including communion, he asked, " anyone not Catholic?" All heads of the wedding party that knew me swung their heads to look down at the tallest bridesmaid.  I slowly raised my hand like I was being called out by the teacher in front of the class.   He smiled and said, "Oh! You always need that Protestant in the group." Everyone quietly laughed including myself and then I said, "Well...actually I'm Mormon." He looked at me for a second, like I just uttered an alien language then went on to tell me that if I did not want to partake of the communion what I needed to do.   Now, before anyone flies off the handle...I DID appreciate him telling me what to do because I felt it would be inappropriate for me to take communion.  Its just a great story.

Our awesome mug holders the bride made us and our flowers!

That is their last name...too funny!
Dancing fools! We were definitely rockin the stankey leg!

Our chariot from the church to rehearsal hall!