Thursday, May 18, 2006

End of the year....

Well school only has a few more weeks and I must say this year just flew right on by. I can still remember the first day and seeing all the nervous looks from the students. Now I see them come in relaxed (unless it's a test day), telling me about their day or the normal drama on campus.

One of the things people don't realize about teachers is how we have to adjust every year to new people. Now it's not the new people that is hard, it is the people that graduate that you will probably never see again. Always wondering what happened, are they happy, are they ok? That is the hardest thing about teaching.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Our new house

So I haven't posted in awhile because I have no internet at home for another week! We are busy unpacking still, but have some of the main rooms done thanks to my wife's parents and my own parents who both helped out a lot this past weekend. Hopefully, we will get the rest unpacked before school is out. Enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The future begins Wednesday

My wife and I are moving in to our new home in Upland this weekend, but we are going to get the keys this Wednesday. I am excited to move into our new home, afterall this is the home I want to live in for the rest of my life. This is the home I get to see my little girl take her first steps, speak her first words, and watch her grow up in.

It's amazing to think I have known my wife for over 10 years, we met as sophmores in high school...summer school no less. We went to the same colleges and eventually got married. I can remember picking out the ring for her, or buying the 'promise ring' in college. I remember our first apartment, 1 bedroom...not even 800 square feet, but it didn't matter because we were married and happy together. Our second apartment felt like a mansion to us, and with that master bedroom who wouldn't have? But with the housing market on it's way up my wife told me we needed to buy a house. Now I was working part-time at UPS, waiting to go full-time, so I told her we didn't have enough money. She said it was now or never. I am glad she got her way because she was right, if we didn't buy then, we never could have afforded to buy a house. I got another job at Lowes as a cashier...retail sucks! We spent the last 3 years in our little house. But now we need to expand and grow old together.

I have alot of memories of my life with her, some I will share, just to re-live them as I type them they bring a smile to my face again. And it is exciting to know that I will be able to make new memories in our new home with our little girl.

South Park characters

ok I have had a bunch of students asking where I made my character, so here it is

To save, you need to hit "Control" + "print screen", then open up Microsoft's Paint. Paste the picture into Paint, crop it to where only your picture is saved, cut it out. Then open a new paint file and paste in your photo. When saving it, make sure to save it as a .jpg, it is a smaller file.

Here are some of my students characters, guess who they are.

Monday, May 01, 2006

1st day back...

First day back after a long week. No drama which surprises me. The subs said everything went ok, and my students were very happy to see me, at least most of them. I find it funny how students think we "like them" or "hate them", when in reality all I want them to do is pass the class and become good citizens when the grow up.

We only have about 4-5 weeks left of the school this year went by fast.