Friday, June 26, 2009

Good news and More Pics

Even though Michael Jackson Died yesterday it has been a great week. I am tired so very tired but i have good news.
I passed portfolio!! I presented a 15 minute speech on what i have learned these past 3 years of college and i proved i learned enough to go out to the teaching field!! yay. I am so excited. I will be teaching 2nd grade at Jefferson Elementary starting August 20th.

More good news. I teach today Monday and Wednesday and then i am done teaching preschool. I am teaching my lessons on the Body.

Travis got to go golfing with a pro on Wednesday and supposively learned a lot. He also played in the final tournament for basketball. His team lost but he had 15 rebounds and 12 points. It was the best I've ever seen him play.

Still no news if Clara can live with us but we are moving in a week. We are not ready AT ALL but we have time to move it over slowly. We have to buy dressers and i have NO idea where to get them. I just wish trav was a handy man that could build them for us. Thats the next skill i need to learn... wood shop

And here are a few more pictures for my Graduation that Geoff took. I promise if you have him take your photos you won't be disappointed.

Friday, June 19, 2009

sneak peek of the senior picks

Geoff took my pictures today. Here is a couple he e-mailed that I loved. Take a look and let me know what your think.

Check out his business site at

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Were not Homeless

Reading the title describes the week i've had, i am relieved not to be homeless...
The song homeless (from the forgotten carols) has been sung over and over by Travis this week as we have been stressing out if you haven't heard this religious catchy song that gets stuck in your head i invite you to click here for a preview

We found out that University Village was a bit deceiving. My sister Clara is trying to live with us in the fall and the rule at UV is that you have to have sole custody over the people that live with you. When i talked to the housing department back in February when they recommended UV. so i was a little annoyed. They tried to play it off saying they thought i was talking about my own child coming to college. I was livid by this point saying
1) how do i look old enough to have a child in college.
2) why would i need your permission if it was my own child and
3) when i do have children i won't refer to them as "sister"

So then we were in a panic to find somewhere new because we move next month. All the places i looked into were all for the fall. So that is 7 weeks to be homeless because we sold our contract for the apt we live in now. 2 other places gave us hope and then fell through. but finally we found a cute little 2 bedroom in our price range right by porter park. It is called "the woodshed" and travis has made plenty of jokes about taking people out to beat them. But they are nice and we are excited.

I am getting closer and closer to my "Portfolio interview" and i just need to finalize everything. It's not really stressing me out like i thought it would i just want to make it creative and struggling with trying to make it my own and memorable. So if you have any ideas on spicing up a speech let me know.

I finished my purse. I love it. i am so excited it is done. My sewing machine is a trooper although i have a feeling its going to need to be replaced soon enough.

Also i have been doing Indexing for family history. It is so fun for me. Kinda like detective work as you try and decode old cursive handwriting from the 1900s. I called my grandma j for some tips and its been a lot of fun trying it out.

My friend sarah had her baby on Saturday too and we went to see her. she has the fullest lips i've ever seen on a baby. She was like making this kissing sound and her dad was like "nuh uh your not starting that already" it was funny.

Pretty much that was the excitement of the week. I am excited for this upcoming week and finalizing all my projects. I'll keep you posted.

P.S. I am super wife and did 7 loads of laundry last night... or maybe i shouldn't brag about that since its been so long since i did laundry last i washed everything we owned pretty much.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Almost Done

I only have 6 weeks left of college!!!!

I can't believe i am almost done. I am so excited to be a teacher!!

These next 6 weeks are going to be busy ones:
I need too...
Make and Present a portfolio of all i learned in college
Write and Teach a week long lesson about the body to preschoolers
Finish the final touches on my Resume
Make and send announcements of my graduation
and countless other assignments to finish off my last classes.

Wow i am going to be busy but it is so worth it!!

and for good old times here is a pic of me as a freshman in College