Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Weddings Galore

Quick update, August was fraught with weddings (fraught in the most positive sense of the words of course). I especially enjoyed seeing my dear friend, Sammi, end up with her lover, Brady. Whitney and I helped out and threw a bridal shower for her. We had a grand time. Here are a couple pics from that.
Katie Julian, now Fronk married her long-time lover, Blake as well. Her reception was beautiful and it was so fun to catch up with old friends.

Then, of course, my Badger buddy and former running partner, Christine Street, married the man of her dreams, John. As it turns out, Will and John even served in the same mission, albeit years apart. That will help prevent awkward conversation between spouses. She looked beautiful in her wedding gown; a nice change from camping gear and running shorts. We would have loved to make it to the sealing too, but unfortunately I couldn't miss one of the first days of school in my new job.

Will and I were also able to make it to Jared Crossley''s wedding. His little bride turned out to be a the younger sister of one of my friends. (Sorry, no pictures) Besides good food, we enjoyed visiting with good company. Hip, hip, hoorah for marriage!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Career Woman

Will and I have recently relocated to Sandy because of my new appointment as Sunset Ridge's most inexperienced art teacher. I have finally launched into my career as an educator. For those that may wonder, Sunset Ridge is in the boonies--there is nothing around but new subdivisions clear out at 6800 W. and 8200 S. The school is really nice since it is only five years old. The faculty members are superb, and the students fantastic. Really, the only thing I have to complain about is my poor time management and trying to fill a new pair of shoes. They (whoever "they" is) say that the first year is always the hardest. I'm putting in a lot of hours, but I constantly remind myself that I'm "living the dream". So when I am downtrodden, I know I just need to watch Freedom Writers, Dead Poet Society, or Stand and Deliver to be sufficiently inspired. For now, I will survive a day at a time--revising my classroom management strategies, creating lesson plans, and putting a smile on my face. I love teaching.