Friday, February 27, 2009

People you never forget

There are very few people in life who have left a mark in my life. They have left such a deep mark that I think about the times we have had together all the time. I strive to be like them and would pay good money to be around their energy. Here is the sad part, we move on and take new careers, make other friends, and begin to loose contact.

This week I had a blast from the past come to my school, Jamison. Not only was I able to see him again and be around everything I strive to be but he taught my kids too! It was so fun, he had so much energy and passed it on to my kids. Jamison brought his dog Rooger which was so much fun for the kids and taught them a lesson along with it, you see Rooger is a dog who searches schools for drugs, alcohol, and guns. It was such a great and positive impact for the kids not only to play with a dog but learn about how serious it is and the consequences their choices can bring.

I will never forget the impact it had on my students and to hear their excitement and energy around Jamison and Rooger.

Huge thanks to my friend Jamison and Rooger!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Woah! What a way to end the week! This last fall I spent a whole day planting some tulips. I love tulips and always have for many reasons. They main one is I am lazy and hate to plant so I figured since my parents tulips grow back every year with no work, it would apply to me. Another is their beauty, the colors they produce and the way they stand so straight is remarkable to me. The last is they are big in Holland and I went there 2 years ago and so it makes the memories more sentimental. Anyways, back to why this made my week; last fall I planted tulips that would bloom all throughout the year; I really planned ahead here, some in the spring, summer, and fall. I know get to the point.....they are starting to grow!

Monday, February 16, 2009

If she wants to ride she rides, if she wants to roll she rolls...

This always happens this time of year. I start to miss traveling. I miss sleeping in small hotels, traveling on a bus all day, having my closest friends with me, and picking out souvenirs. It sucks too; I will not be seeing another major landmarks for the next two years, since I will be journeying towards my masters degree. Not saying this will not be a journey in and of itself. I guess these pictures will have to remind me of what I love and will be counting down the next two years to doing again.