Thursday, December 30, 2010

One Roller Coaster of a Ride

I love roller coasters, but the ride I’ve been on this year was way too much of a ride for me.

So much has happened that I’m not sure were to start and I'm sure I won't touch upon everything. I finished my second year teaching in June and then pretty much hibernated from everyone. It was one of my worst years teaching. I can’t even begin to explain. I was so emotionally and physically spent that I just had to crawl in a hole and hide for a few weeks.

It wasn’t pretty, but I was told by my pastor, Bill Clay, that it was my way of healing me. The up side of the time that this happened was that Eclipse was released and I saw it several times. It was a good release for me. I didn’t have to think and I could just escape or a few hours with no worries. Oh and when I say several time, I mean 10 times!

There have been other personal struggles that I choose not to delve into, but as I look back … this year was definitely a year of growth for me.

At the end of last year I posted some things I wanted to work on for this year and I can say that I may have accomplished one, maybe even more? Like I said I’ve been on one major rollercoaster ride with more downs than ups, but I can say I am very grateful for my job, especially in this economy and I find that speaking the truth can be very liberating.

I am truly looking forward to the new year and another fun filled ride.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Hats

Brent has quite a collection of holiday hats.

Can you guess which one is his favorite?

Sunday, December 19, 2010


I was asked to take some family pictures of a dear friend which was great. There were some really awesome shots, but this one stole the show.

You would never guess that she's quite the "wild woman".

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cinnamon Ornaments

What do you do when you over plan and make 3 batches of cinnamon ornament dough for your class and only used a batch and a half? You bring home the extra and let your son go to town. It actually worked out well, cause we (Brent and I) always make ornaments for friends and family. Brent had a great time rolling and cutting out the ornaments. The up side is that the house smells great. The down side is that it takes 3 to 5 days for them to dry and your supposed to turn them every half hour so they dry right.

Oh the trials of ornament making!