Wednesday, January 31, 2007

We Moved!

I know i haven't in written in forever, but my husband and I moved to a new apartment and haven't had the internet for a couple of weeks. The move was very last minute but i love our new place. It was big---big enough to have parties! So i will be planning one shortly. Anyway we have spend the last couple of weekends moving and cleaning our old apartment. Now we live in a basement apartment in Orem. Actually, Matthew's parents just bought a house in Orem and we are now living in their basement. It is working out really nice! So anyway update on the student teaching, it is going a lot better compared to how it started out for me. My teacher is just a very differnet person and teacher than i am used to. But he is an awesome teacher! Anyway i was really nervous to do this but i invited my principal to come in and observe me and he did yesterday! So today he came up to me and wanted to let me know that he is starting the interview process next week so i better get in my application and resume to him! So that could be promising! Anyway things are going great!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Student Teaching so far

Well I am excited to be in a fifth grade classroom this block of student teaching. I am in Payson and the school is very nice and new. I also have a male teacher for the first time. So far I am not sure what to think about my first couple of days. My mentor teacher doesn't seem very friendly and has hardly talked to me at all. So I have yet to sit down and talk about planning, classroom procedures, what I am expected to do or anything like that. However he did mention that I will be doing two weeks of solo teaching which is really frightning at the moment. I know this is a busy week for all the teacher with parent-teacher conferences so hopefully after this week things will get better. As far as the students go, it seems like a very good class and I really like all the students.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Texas Trip

Besides the adventure of getting to Texas, the rest of the trip was so fun and very worth going! It was so nice to hang out with my family for New Years. We played lots of games, DDR and continued our tradition of going bowling on New Years Day. This was the first time our whole family has been together with two married siblings and the spouses. My sisters are definitly not used to having boys around! However, my dad loved it! Our trip back home felt like a breeze compared to getting to Texas.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Snowed In

So my husband had this crazy spur of the moment decision to drive to Texas to be with my family for New Years. I had a hard time being away from my family for the first Christmas ever so i kinda liked the idea. So pretty much the next day we packed up and just left! I didn't really tell anyone, we just did it.Jenna and Cole came with us. However, on the way down, we got stranded on I-40 in the middle of New Mexico. The snow was so bad and the roads were so slippery that I got really scared we were going to slip off the road. Well then we got stopped in bumper to bumper traffic and found out they had closed the road for the rest of the night! So we played a little rock, played in the snow and talked to some of the truckers. We tried to sleep but it was very uncomfortable. Honestly it was miserable trying to sleep! Now we have a fun adventure story to tell.

Here is what we saw in front of us--an endless stream of backlights
Here is what was behind us stopped on the highway.