Thursday, January 31, 2008
As you can see, Sophie is very excited to have had the chance to have her voice heard. This was my very first time voting in the traditional sense (I've always done absentee), and the lady who was giving out stickers was so proud of me that she gave me TWO stickers!
Mike and I went to Lake Griffin State Park this week to chill out a bit. Although we don't live in the land of colorful foilage or snow, we still enjoy the scenery this time of year. To me, THIS is home:
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Lake Harris. Mike and I unsuccessfully tried our hand at fishing, but at least we enjoyed the view!
Mike and I went on a business trip to Fort Lauderdale last week. I came back Friday night to go to class, and Mike came back the next day. Sophie was very glad to have her daddy back:
And finally, Mike brought me back two new orchids from the trade show! They both got a little beat up on the trip back, so the blossoms are sitting in a vase. One of them still has buds on it, though, so hopefully we'll see some more from it soon.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I came back from our business trip to Fort Lauderdale on Friday, and waiting for me in my email inbox was a note from Dee, letting me know that Morgan had made it to the front page of icanhascheezburger.com! That totally made my day! I have submitted many ingenious captioned pictures, and this is the first time one has actually made it. The picture can be seen below:
That's my baby! Thanks Dee for letting me know!
moar funny pictures
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Brethren, I do not imagine that I have yet laid hold of it. But this one thing I do--forgetting everything which is past and stretching forward to what lies in front of me,with my eyes fixed on the goal I push on to secure the prize of God's heavenward call in Christ Jesus.
Teaching is my "heavenward call." And I will do everything I can to "secure the prize," letting unimportant things fall to the wayside.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
We started out the week with COLD temperatures, and the animals came up with some creative ways to stay warm:
The weird thing about Florida cold weather is...it feels REALLY cold. It's so damp here that the cold seeps into your bones. I can't say I was said to see the temperature climb back up into the 70s.
My second class started this weekend, and it went really well. This one is called Classroom Management, which will also help me with my substitute teaching. I should have my teacher certification by May! I can't wait to be a teacher...
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Stuart tagged me. Here goes:
01. One book that changed your life.
Dangerous Wonder by Mike Yaconelli.
02. One book that you’ve read more than once
The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
03. One book you’d want on a desert island
Camping and Wilderness Survival (stolen from Stuart, because it’s a really good choice and a neat book)
4. Two books that made you laugh
Marley and Me By John Grogan…there’s this one scene involving a beach and his dog drinking too much saltwater, and holy cow I thought I was going to die.
Song of Solomon, when my youth director decided to make a Bible study out of it when I was in 6th grade. And some people think the Bible isn’t racy!
05. One book that made you cry
Marley and Me by John Grogan – anyone who has ever had to put their dog to sleep will know why.
06. One book that you wish had been written
How to Make Family Members Behave.
07. One book that you wish had never been written
Pre-calculus: the textbook from the class that almost made me give up on college.
08. Two books you’re currently reading
The Anthropological Bible – a Christmas gift from Mike that has historical and cultural information alongside the text of the Bible. I find it very interesting.
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Finally.
09. One book you’ve been meaning to read
Up until a few days ago, The Five Love Languages. Now, Irresistible Revolution.
10. Now tag five (or so) people: Melissa, Dee, David. Those are the only people who MIGHT do this. If you were not tagged but want to do this, consider yourself IT!!