Friday, September 28, 2012

16 years!

We celebrated our anniversary at the Cheesecake Factory with the family. The food was delicious and we all had a great time. 16 years has gone by so quickly, I have so much to be thankful for!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Joyce and Tino's Wedding

Oh, what a night! Dressing up! Reunion with college friends, classy wedding! Cocktails at the country club with a mariachi band... surf and turf dinner, dancing. So much fun!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Moments before I saw the Space Shuttle Endeavour flying overhead, I was feeling overwhelmed at work, on my second day at a new school, a couple weeks into the school year. I had a room filled with a class of 34 kids, in a 4/5 combo, teaching curriculum I had never read before. When we got the announcement over the intercom that the space shuttle would soon be near, our class rushed out. We didn't see anything overhead and thought we missed it. But we didn't, and we saw the enormous Endeavor riding piggy-back atop an even larger aircraft. For me, what was even more magical than the sight in the sky was hearing the cheers of the children and watching them run and wave and chase the shuttle as if they could catch up to it. It was wonderful, enjoying this historic moment with my new class of kids, at my new school.

* This photo was taken by a principal at a neighboring school.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Anna and Michi

Some photos deserve a blog entry of their own. :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kathie's Bridal Shower

I love going to weddings. I love enjoying good food, and dancing... but it has been a while since we've gone to a wedding. This fall, we are invited to two. Fun! I recently attended the shower of one of the brides, my good friend Kathie. Kathie and I used to work at the same school, and we still keep in touch often. Her sisters hosted Kathie's bridal shower, and it was super fun and super yummy.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Sam's First Day of Second Grade

Friday, September 07, 2012

First Day of School

One taken at home, one taken at school...

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Summer Extras Part 3


Dollar Scoop Tuesdays (two for me)!

My friend Elise.

We caught a lizard! Then let it go soon after.

Sam read the whole Captain Underpants series!

Beach fun!

Swimming with Mads!

The second neighborhood pool, all to ourselves!

More beach fun.

Nordstrom's Cafe, tasty!

Newport Beach.

Bumping into friends at Mile Square Park!

Mammoth Camp snapshot on Instagram, can you spot Anna?

New rice cooker!