Saturday, April 21, 2012

School Spirit!

I had to respectfully decline to "drop a move" last night while chaperoning prom, but I did love seeing all the beautiful juniors and seniors, especially all the guys with their newly chopped hairdos. Mothers certainly had some influence there!

My school has a "joke of the day" after daily morning announcements. This past week, one of my lovely sophomores, who is in charge of the joke, dedicated one to me:

"What do you call a teacher who kisses dogs?...   Mrs. Smith!"  The laughter was certainly heard outside of my homeroom!

One of our school clubs was trying to raise some funds for a championship trip to California, so they thought of a pretty lucrative fundraiser: whoever brings in the most money in their classroom jar has to "Smooch the Pooch." My students were still a little bitter about a difficult project I assigned. Thus, on the first day my jar was full!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter Love

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is the weather always unbelievable, but I just love the reminder of why I'm here. Christ's death and resurrection are the foundation of my faith and life, and I really should be celebrating Eater daily, no every moment of every day. Yet, as a normal human being, I tend to drift into the day-to-day self-absorbed notions of this life. Thus, my love of Easter: the reminder of my Savior and His perfect Love for me. He is Love! I hope to resemble Him more and more as I grow. 

One of my bible study friends found this great idea on Pinterest! It's a resurrection garden. See the tomb and how dead the mound looks? Once Easter comes, the grass grows, and symbolizes our life in eternal Christ!

It actually started sprouting on Easter Sunday! Amazing!

Yes, Matthew humored the child in me, and we stuck with the coloring tradition!
(I must get it from my mom because she had a hunt all ready for us and some other 20-somethings from her neighborhood when we went to their house for dinner on Easter.)
I went with the Clausen's to the Passion City Good Friday service at Verizon Wireless Ampitheater. It was awesome!
Oh.... and I donated over half of my hair last week!
No, not for Barbie dolls (I was actually asked this by a student).


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey!

It's amazing to watch one of your best friends begin one of life's most exciting adventures! I started on Spring Break 2012 right: catching up with best friends, celebrating love, recalling childhood memories, and playing dress up at a picturesque antique farm house. Wild horses roamed, the wind blew, the band played, the bride was gorgeous, and the groom couldn't have been beaming more!

Congrats James and Brittany!