Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Little Somethin'

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this linky party!  Let's focus on all the good and amazing things that happen every day!  Woot woot!  So thanks Rowdy in First for helping ups focus on the positive!

At School:
We are building our stamina, we are learning our procedures, and 16 days in I am feeling pretty great!

Look at how they are rocking the pair share above (or as they know it "knee partners").

I love my little kinder kidlets!

At Home:
This little sweetie just turned 6!!!  
She is my 9-11 baby!  My little bright spot while the rest of the nation is remembering tragedy.  It was actually my due date, which my doctor said meant nothing and I would more than likely NOT have a baby on September 11th, it was just an estimate...   She doesn't let tragedy slow her down though.  This girl is hilarious and full of spunk.  She had the hardest time deciding between a Ballerina Barbie Cake or a Spiderman Cake.  The lady at the bakery replied that it was the first time she had seen such a dillema... haha.  

This year on her birthday our town experienced major flooding... despite the flood we still had her birthday party, the dike broke just an hour before her party so we didn't even know the extent of the damage yet, we had a lot of fun and a surprisingly good turnout (minus a few friends who were busy clearing mud and water out of their homes)! We partied at Michaels, which I highly recommend, crafting and no clean-up, marvelous.  There was plenty of cleaning up to be done over in the flood zone.     .

So I know that flooding doesn't necessarily sound like something good to throw into my positive post but here is the deal... the way this community has pulled together, the volunteer hours, donated food, supplies, etc. etc. etc.  It is AMAZING!  I love the families here in this community.  60 homes were flooded, many of them within our school boundaries and insurance doesn't cover it... federal funding won't cover it... nothing.  So what happens friends and neighbors join together and raise money, hold bake sales, and help however they can.  I love my community.

So my friends link up, share something good.  After the tragedy that we have been going through here in Southern Utah I needed to focus on a few happy moments.


  1. Happy Birthday to your little girl and congrats on the building of stamina....we too are trucking right along with the Daily 5!!

    Super Pig and Tyrant King

  2. I love the idea of a party at Michael's! What an awesome idea! It is so amazing to hear how your community has come together it time of tragedy. Continued strength is being sent your way.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  3. Loving this link party! Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!!

  4. What a cutie pie! And I LOVE that you shared how your community is coming together! What a good thing to focus on! Really glad you linked up!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  5. Nice to find your sweet blog ... I am an Aussie teacher and looking forward to finding out what happens on the other side of the world :)