Saturday, April 21, 2012
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 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
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!