Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

So after school let out on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving weekend I decided it was time to decorate for Christmas. I swear I decorate my classroom more than I decorate my home escpecially since its my roommate's home so she mostly decorates it herself. But it's nice to actually have a place of my own to decorate, even if it is my classroom! But atleast the kids love it! So I set up my little tree, hung christmas lights, and put up a bunch of Santas. And no Christmas decorating is complete without a countdown to Christmas! This week the kids will be making more decorations so I'll post some more pictures later but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, even if there isn't any snow yet! :)

Nontraditional Thanksgivings!

I can't believe it is already the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Just a few more days and it will be December! So crazy! Well in my last blog I wrote that in the past seven years I have had seven different Thanksgiving I've spent it at mom's house, aunts' houses, at grandparents, I've even had it in Mexico while eating crab and lobster instead of Turkey and gravy! Well this year was no different for me. .My aunt Tara and uncle Dusty invited us to go to Wendover with their family and eat at a great buffet. It was actually nice to not have to cook or clean up! We also go a nice hotel room where we played poker until about 2:30 am! Not with real money of course! Thank goodness! It was my first time playing Texas Hold'em so if we were playing with money I would totally be broke! LOL but Dusty, Donny, and Tara were all pretty good. Overall Donny took all of our "money" but it was tons of fun. Donny also had a fun time playing with Tara's wheelchair. He has a new found talent of popping a wheelie and holding his balance. He was even able to do it with no hands and fell just a few times! But overall it was a fun Thanksgiving weekend!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Long time no see!

I know its been a while since I last posted but its been a busy couple of weeks. First off, after I got back from the Bahamas I was able to go down to Terra's house in Arizona and visit for a few days. I stopped over in Las Vegas and was able to stay with Chelsea and Jeff for two days. And I also got to play with their cute little girl Karlee! Karlee is just one month younger than Dakota and one month older than Jonathan. I love when babies start getting at these ages because their little personalities just start to come out! It was fun to just sit and chat with Chels again. It was also fun to see Terra, Josh, and Dakota. We went shopping, ate yummy food, watched movies and soccer games, and I even took Dakota for a walk! He is so adorable with his little hat on! Then it was finally time to get back to work. Last week I had parent/teacher conferences and boy did those make for some really long days! But now they are all done and its time for some holiday fun! Our first grade team is so much fun! We always do Thanksgiving, Polar Express, and Christmas around the World rotations where the kids from all 6 classes switch around and do all sorts of fun things! And then when those are all done, it will be time to go home for the holidays! YEAH!! But I am sad to not be going home for Thanksgiving. I was looking forward to mom's good cooking and seeing Twilight with my sisters but I guess that will have to wait until Christmas. But I really can't complain about Thanksgiving because in the past 7 years I have had Thanksgiving in a different place every year. So this year will be yet another place and adventure!