Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Friday morning one of my students and her mom came in to my office to tell me some truely horrific news. It's the kind of stuff that breaks your heart and makes you feel helpless despite how much you want to fix things.
Friday night ended with a bonfire, good friends and live music. I love the people that surround me.
Sunday was spent out at Auke Rec celebrating the short life of S & K's sweet baby. I was asked to photograph the event and that was such a special honor. I know S & K will never forget their beautiful daughter and I hope that the pictures help baby G live on in her parent's memories for ever and ever. This was honestly the most amazing memorial service I've ever attended.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there. This year has been one long reminder of how precious life is. I am striving to never take people for granted and to love and cherish every moment spent with those close to my heart.
Thank you to my sweet mom for always being there for me and loving me unconditionally.
To the rest of the amazing mom's I know....You have the hardest job on earth and you are doing a great job!
Thank you for giving your kids the opportunity to express themselves and have fun while they grow up to be awesome adults.....
Thank you for setting an example for your children and guiding them through these crazy and often confusing years!
Thank you for being silly and laughing with your children.
Thank you for teaching your children to love.....
Thank you for showing your kids that people, friendships and love are the things that are important in this world.
Thank you for making sacrifices and putting your children first before your needs and wants.
Thank you for being a beautiful mother whose strength does not go unnoticed.
Thank you for knowing how important family is...
Thank you for remembering to take time for yourself so you can be the best mommy for your children....
Happy Mother's Day.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
One of our friends recently had surgery and Adam made her a cute little koala bear with matching stitches. He loves making these "surgery bears" for our friends that have to go under the knife (so to speak!). We hope it helps our friends find a little humor during a not-so-humorous situation.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Today is Teacher Appreciation Day and I just had to share this picture. My friend and fellow co-worker sent it to me a few years ago. It cracks me up so much that I try to post it to my blog at least once a year or so.
Here is the response the teacher received from the mom a few days later.
Dear Mrs. Jones,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Our awesome PTO made all the teachers super cute clipboards with our names on them. How crafty and fun! It's nice to feel appreciated ;-)