1.22.2006

Fun Times With The 4 M's



What a great weekend! Matt and the girls came up on Thursday night and we had a wonderful weekend. Friday Megan and I went shopping while Matt and Morgan went skiing. We walked around downtown Boone and Megan tried on prom dresses. Then we met Matt and Morgan at Sugar for the night skiing session. I finally went down the blue slopes and ventured away from the easy green stuff. I'm really surprised at the progress I've made in a year! I'm not really that atheletic but I've worked pretty hard at this skiing thing. Morgan and Megan spent a while on the beginner slope...it was Megan's first time skiing. She actually ended up doing really well...a lot better than I did my first time skiing. The rest of the weekend we just rested and relaxed because we were all so sore.

As for this week...not really much going on. Its a normal week of classes....except for the fact that I start my internship on Tuesday. I was placed at Blowing Rock Elementary in a 6th grade Language Arts class. It's going to be rather interesting but I'm sure it will be fun. This weekend I have to help with RA selection for next year and I'll be occupied all day Saturday doing that, Friday I am taking my girls ice skating! I'm sure I'll post again before that! Have a great week and check out my pictures..I finally updated them!

1.18.2006

What a Legacy...

It's January 18th and it has been in the 50s for the past few weeks here in Boone. Some of us thought the winter weather would never arrive, and if you're like me...that was ok. Today...was a little different. I woke up to about 2 inches of snow on the ground, it was coming down pretty hard at 6:30 this morning, it was cold, and the wind was rediculous! Watugua county was out of school and so was Avery, Ashe, Caldwell, and Allegany...but ASU was on normal schedule. Instead of sitting around complaning about the weather, I've realized how blessed I am to live in Boone in the winter. It is absolutely gorgeous when it snows here. One of these days I'm gonna get out and take some pictures of how beautiful everything it is so everyone back home can see it.

As for classes, everything is underway and I am really enjoying them this semester. I have a lot of reading, but I'm learning a lot and actually getting excited about my future as a middle school teacher. My grammar class isn't so bad either. I am learning a lot about grammar and remembering a lot of stuff I was taught in the 4th grade. In the past I've had a hard time paying attention in an hour and a half class, but my grammar class isn't so bad. Next week I start my one day a week internship, either in Ashe or Wilkes county. I am so excited about spending my day with middle schoolers and getting a little experience in the classroom.

This entry is getting a little long, but I want to share a little about what the Lord is teaching me right now. Its something you should think about if you haven't already. Those of you who know my Matt know that he is always saying "one day at a time, one step at a time." For the longest time I've been like "Yeah Matt...ok, I am." Just recently, ASU lost a wonderful student, friend, and RA who touched many lives, even for those of us who didn't know her were touched by her. Her name was Leigh Lane Edwards. At her memorial service I read an excerpt from her journal and she had written about God and His grace and His love and His mercy. She wanted to be an example of that everyday and she never worried because she knew that He had her life planned out. She enjoyed each day and the glories of God's love each day. What an amazing testimony to have! I never knew Leigh Lane..but the testimony that she has left behind has really made an impact on my life. I've realized that just as excited as I am about becoming a teacher, growing up, getting married, and one day becoming a mom...I should be excited about living today and seizing every oppertunity that God lays before me. God's in control...no worries. Enjoy the day that He has given us and let Him do the rest!

1.11.2006

Longest Week Ever!


Well ladies and gentlemen...I finally went skiing for the first time this year. This past weekend Matt and Dave came up and we went to Sugar. Zac and Briana, 2 RAs in my building went with us and I actually had a great time. Briana and I spent some time on the easy slopes and Briana really taught me a lot. I'm excited about this semester and the oppertunities that I am going to have to go skiing again. Matt is probably freaking out as he reads this sentence..because I didn't do anything but whine about skiing the whole way there. Maybe I'll actually take up skiing as something I like to do.

Its Wednesday night...1st week of school...I feel like it should be well into the 2nd week back. I am completely exhausted! But...on the flip side...I am really enjoying my classes and I know this is going to be a wonderful semester. My 4 education classes consists of a bunch of reading and projects. My grammar class is the only class I have with exams and they will be open book.

I don't really have much else to say except I am really ready for the weekend to get here. I am headed to Fuquay to spend some time with Matt and the Keith family. Stephanie is down from Kentucky so I'll probably get to spend some time with her too. Its time for a staff meeting...bye for now :)

1.05.2006

Back to Boone!



Wow! It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog! Its hard to believe that Christmas and New Years has come and gone and I'm back to Boone for the 2nd semester of my junior year.

Break was a little different than most of my Christmas breaks in the past. This year I was able to take some time off from American Eagle and instead of working there everyday of my break, I just helped out with the new spring floorset. I worked 3 overnight shifts and had fun with my old AE buddies. Christmas was the best Christmas I've had in a long time. For Christmas, I got so much stuff, but my favorites include my new digital camera and my ipod.I really didn't do a whole lot except spend a lot of time with my family and Matt's family over break, it was some much needed family time. Matt came to Kannapolis Christmas Day and spent time with my family and then I went to Fuquay to spend time with his family through New Years. For New Years Matt and I, his parents, and his sisters, just hung around the house and watched the ball drop with Dick Clark while we drank sparkling grape juice. It was a wonderful break.

Now that I'm back in Boone I'm just getting all kinds of stuff ready for the semester. We have RA training this weekend as well as building prep with new door decs and bulletin boards. I've also been busy getting my room back in order because my roommate, Ashley, became an RA and now I have my own room. Its going be a great semester full of CI classes and the beginning of Block I. For all you non-education majors, I am taking a bunch of education classes this semester.

I know this is going to be a great semester and I know God is continuously at work in my life! I can't wait to see what this semester brings! For now...its time to get back to bulletin boards and door decs!