Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Big, exciting news!!

Things, they are a'changin' in my life.

For the last 11 years I have taught in Lordsburg, NM.  Lordsburg is 55 miles away from my house- one way.  That makes for veeeeeeeery long days, each and every day. 

I am happy to announce that I will no longer have to make that commute 184 days a year!

I accepted a job here in Silver City this week!!!!  I will only have to drive about 8 miles to get to work, that is just simply incredible.  I can hardly wrap my brain around this dream come true!!

I will be teaching 7th grade New Mexico History at La Plata Middle School.  As many of you know, that's my absolute favorite subject to teach and I taught that before I taught PE. 

Whew, all those years of filling out applications has finally paid off and I got my dream job.  The possibilities of what I will be able to do is limitless.  Simple things, like finally being able to make it on time for Tracey's games, or getting home at a decent hour of the day, or saving $300 a month in gas, are going to make a big difference for me.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Toes in the water....

Deep in the throes of summer I am dreaming of a beach somewhere.  I'm not too particular...I'll take any beach right now. 

It's been 2 loooooong years since the last time I saw the ocean (not counting last year on Galveston in March when it was super cold).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's My Birthday and I Can Do What I Want To!!

I haven't posted any pictures lately because my camera card and my computer have decided to stop speaking to eachother, much like 2nd graders do when they're mad eachother. 

I finally remembered was able to find an interpreter to get them to start speaking to eachother.  I used my microUSB cord and plugged my camera directly into the computer.  Duh! 

Voila! There were all my picture for the last 2 months. 

So.... are some of the major events [that I had my camera] that happened recently.

(sorry I didn't take the time to edit/crop these)

Here is Tracey running the 400 at her last track meet.  She ran a 1:12, which was her personal best.  She only ran this race maybe 3 times.  She hated it, yet couldn't stand to lose.  (No, she's not like her mother at all, nope, nope, nope.  LOL)

 At Kylee's PreK graduation ceremony her class sang a song called "I Am A Fine Musician".  Each group of them played different instruments.  Kylee played her triangle with style!

This is Kylee with her teacher, Mrs. Huff.
(see all the haze in the background?  no, we're no all of a sudden getting's smoke from the Horseshoe 2 Fire in Arizona)

T-ball has started.  Kylee is soooooo excited about it.  She did really good!

Tomorrow night is their final ballet performance of the year.  They are performing "Night at the Ballet", which is a combination of various ballets.  Krysten and Kylee are in the Little Red Riding Hood group.  Aren't they just the cutest things?  I took these pictures tonight at the dress rehearsal.  I learned really quick that is the best time to get pictures.  You can stand really close to the stage since the theater is empty.