Sunday, April 25, 2010

God loves my family.

Can I just say that every time I have talked to my family recently I couldn't be more proud of each one of them. WOW. It is amazing how the Lord blesses families and individuals. Things are tough, don't get me wrong, financial problems are striking EVERY member of the family VERY strongly and there are a lot of little people that can be affected! But when the struggles come is when the testimonies grow the strongest and the effects of tender mercies are felt more than ever! Trials are such blessings. It is amazing to see everyone pull together, unite, and come unto Christ. The Gospel of Christ is so unifying and so much for the family.

DC has truly taught me the importance of family and family relationships. What a difference it makes to have that love, support, and prayers. My siblings are just great examples of faith, patience, perseverance, love, and support. It is really neat to watch each one grow individually and with their family. People don't realize how much they miss out on if they don't have this, if they don't have the GOspel.

I thank the Lord for the great faith and strength my family shows in God, His plan, and His Gospel. I am more proud of them each day. What a great thing. I am grateful to the Lord for the family He has given me, for the trials and tribulations He has given us, and for His Gospel that leads and guides us to happiness.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

FINALLY -my new hair after a month

Emilie got a little carried away with the pics. The style of the cut was her idea.

Friday, April 09, 2010

No is why...

Highlights of the last few months...
25-30 hours a week teaching my pre-k to 6th graders
Getting colds frorm my pre-k to 6th graders
Putting them in time out
Get hugged, kissed, touched, and grabbed all over by the little people
Complaining little people
This is what I hear all day...Ms. Jamie! Ms. Jamie! Ms. Jamie! Ms. Jamie! I have to go potty. I have to go pee pee. Ms. Jamie.
One of my dots they sit on was wet...thought that was weird...and it oddly had the smell of urine...ugh.
I watched a kid as he sat criss-cross apple sauce lean forward and make a funny look on his face like he was constipated...his jeans suddenly were allllllll dark inbetween his legs all the way down to his knees...he also walked like he had something between his legs...
I had a girl today lock herself in the stall...don't worry, I came to the rescue! I crawled under and let her out!
Yes, I AM the tallest of all my students.
I rock at dodge ball!
I rule at soccer! Me versus all my kids!
Nothing better than showing up in the morning and the kids running at me and yelling my name because they are so excited to see me.
My students are from EVERY place in the world. I must say, there is nothing cuter than a kid who barely speaks with an accent: Russian, Australian, French, British, Hungarian, Indian, African, Latin name it!
jump rope
hula hoop
tunnel tag
toilet tag
red light, green light
shovels and pales
Simon says
bear crawl
crab walk
jumping jacks
275 little people students
NEVER a dull moment!

That is only from teaching at the school. I will post later what the rest of my life has entailed.

By the way...I cut my hair. A lot. No pics. Sorry.