Saturday, August 23, 2014

back to school

Is summer really over?? Boo.
Those two months flew right by!

I can't believe I am starting my third year of teaching. It truly is getting so much better (and easier) with time. I think that goes for just about anything in life: GIVE IT TIME.

Last year I taught the 3rd/4th combination class and this year I am just teaching 4th, which I am super pumped about. Fourth grade is seriously my favorite grade. The kids are like little-big people. Old enough to understand, but young enough to not sass back. Not only that, it's Utah state history in 4th grade. Umm hello! Fun!

Joni (the one is the nautical blazer) has been one of the best people I have ever worked with. There are so many great qualities about her. She is soo understanding, forgiving, hard worker, creative, loyal and a great listener. I seriously could go on all day about her. She is like a second mom to me! She has been teaching for over 20 years, and is seriously a pro. I am lucky to be on the same team as her.

 4 fingers for 4th grade! 
Obsessed with my team! 

Not to mention I have the sweetest little class (little in people and little in size: 26!). 
I can tell it is going to be great year! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

{ Roomie Love }

I love these girls. Like, a lot. We've shared many laughs. Many tears. Frustrations. Fears. Heartbreak. Tons of dating stories. I can't imagine life without these girls. Not living with these girls and not seeing them on a daily basis is going to be rough. Gillian bought a town home and Stace is moving to Salt Lake.

Some memories:

  • Catching the best moments on video (aka broken bed)
  • "Steph J, you smell phenomenal"
  • Endless afternoons at the pool 
  • Hallway chats
  • Three thumbs up
  • Tinder probs
  • Broken stool
  • Neighbor Mike
  • Tarantula
  • #1010
The memories go on. I am so happy I have had the experience of living with these girls. I have learned so much from both of them. Mostly, how to be a better friend. Gillian is the most selfless person I know. Not only that, she might say otherwise, but she has her life together. Always setting new goals and reaching new heights. She is someone you trust with all of your heart. Stacie is so light-hearted, fun and a friend to everyone. Always finds the party and doesn't over think things (which is something I am terrible at). She is also a great listener.

I feel so lucky to have the girls in my life. They are my sisters from another mister. 
Here's to our new adventures! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

{ Essentials }

Because sometimes all you need is the guy upstairs and and a fountain Diet Coke.