Friday, May 28, 2010

Let it begin

School's out. Catching flight to this beautiful place. Come on, summer!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sending them on

{First day of school, August 2009}

I'm sending on another group of kids to 4th grade. I'm really going to miss this class. They have been my saving grace this year. I hope their teachers next year love them as much as I did.

Some of my favorite quotes:
"Put your back into, C." -K
"Miss Johnson, you look very pretty today." -E
"My underwear is really comfortable today." -T
"Man, use some muscles, J. I'm doing all the work here." -K
Me: "I wanna be a billionaire." Class: "So freakin' bad."
"This is the best book ever." -M
"I'm saving up for college." -C
"That's ok. I can man-handle her." -K

{I love this picture because Jordyn (in front wearing white/pink) is whacking Keaton with her stick. Totally represents their relationship.}

Stop in and say hi next year!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lucky Day!

I walked through the office today and saw I had a box from Scholastic. Just thinking it was my recent order, I opened it. I immediately noticed the packaging inside was different and there was a letter. I read the letter, and to my surprise, I had won 50 books for completing a 3 minute survey. Things like this never happen to me. Yay! Thank you, Scholastic!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Birthday Breakfast

We celebrated Kate's and Becca's birthdays by going to breakfast.
We ate at The Park Cafe in SLC. Very good and quick.
We also a few children join us. It was a very fun birthday surprise and treat!

Happy Birthday, ladies!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ally Cat's Birthday

What didn't we do for her special day?
shopping, dinner, cupcakes, karaoke, nails, sleepover, shave rosa, bonfire, scooter rides

Happy Birthday, girlie!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Suns Game via Skype

As you all know, the Phoenix Suns beat the Spurs last night. (What a sweet glory to sweep them!) I was at family dinner for 3/4 of the game yesterday. When I got home, it was the 4th quarter. I called my family to ask them if they were watching. They weren't because they discontinued their cable a couple months ago. Problem? Yes. Solution? Watch the game via Skype. I put my laptop next to the TV, and then everything was taken care. Again, technology is simply wonderful.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

O Jerusalem!

It's hard to believe it was 3 years ago to the day that I departed for the Tel Aviv Airport.

{My first picture with the Old City from the Center}
I miss...
The Beautiful Places

The Field Trips

The Old City

{McDonald's is extra tasty outside of America!}
{Western Wall}
{Separation Wall}

{I always looked for the Center. View from the YMCA belltower.}
{We weren't allowed to touch boys, which explains my awkward pose.}

And most of all...
The Center
{99% of my meals were eaten outside on the balcony.}

{My last picture with the Old City from the Center}

Someday I'll make it back there.
Hopefully soon.