Sunday, September 28, 2008

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Well what can I say, this weekend has been busy. Friday, our good friends came into town. Saturday, we enjoyed the Aggie football game. Now we are wrapping our weekend up with music, food, and fun in Austin. I picked out this concert this summer because I caught wind that Flyleaf was performing. We got into to t-sipville around 11:30 and roamed around the grounds and checked out some stuff. We bought a few things and then settled in and listened to the music. It was hot and dusty, and our allergis and the sun got the better of us, but we had a lot of fun. It was also fun to hear the Cowboys lost to the Redskins, take that Dallas fans!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Whooping it up with Friends

What more can you ask for, its Saturday, September 26, 2008 and our good friends Cesily and Jason came to visit, the weather is wonderful, and A&M won their game against Army (albeit not by the margin we had hoped.) We had great seats on first deck, second row, at the 20 yard line. Ray took some pictures, some of which you see to the right. This was their first Aggie football game, so we made sure to get there early and show them around a bit and do some shopping at the MSC. After the game we went and had a tasty lunch at Wings N More and reviewed the game. It was great to see J-Train get some carries; hopefully that means he is out of Coach Sherman's doghouse and will be a contributor for the rest of the season. We then made sure to hit some of the tent sales, did a bit more shopping, and that evening tried out the new restaurant/pub in downtown Bryan called Murphy's Law. I had the pot roast and Ray had the corned beef and cabbage. It was really good!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ready for Fall

I love Fall, with the temperature lowering and the colors changing it just excites me that my favorite time of year is near. There is just so much to look forward to in the fall with sports.
Football is already here, although not with the results we would like from the Aggies. Volleyball and soccer have already started, and we have a ton of choices of events to watch and cheer our teams on. Ray and I went yesterday to Aggieland and enjoyed our first live football game of the season together. Today we put out our seasonal decorations; it might be a tad bit early but I could not wait to start celebrating the coming of fall. As the seasons change and the holidays come and go I love to decorate and get excited for each and every one. There are so many special moments that can be created and shared with our loved ones that I get excited with that warm, fuzzy feeling inside. So here's to everyone we know, wishing you a very fun and festive start to your fall!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

May God Be With You

May God be with you to guide you when you need direction.
May God be with you when you need to be shown the path to walk.
May God be with you in your darkest moment to give you shining hope.
May God be with you and keep you sheltered and protected from the elements.
May God be with you to lift you up with confidence and wisdom to make it through your voyage.

I know that many of us are going through our own trials and tribulations, worrying about family, friends, and loved ones. Just know that we send our prayers and best wishes in your direction.

Monday, September 1, 2008

One Down, How Many to Go???

The first week of school has passed and the second has begun. I never feel like there is never enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done, much less the things I really want to do. I am teaching 4 classes of 7th grade Texas History and 2 classes of 6th grade World History/Social Studies this year and my class sizes vary from 14 to 31. Between teaching, planning lessons, attending trainings, and meeting the needs of my students and myself, it seems like a whirlwind of nonstop action.

My day starts at 6:00 a.m. with the alarm going off and me laying in bed until Ray exits from the shower. I am on campus by 6:40 and I have been clocking 12 hour days, which I do not foresee changing for at least the next two weeks. I am excited about my students; I teach around 150 students a day. They are all wonderful, special, and unique in their own way. I hope to enrich their lives as they will mine by just being ourselves. My motto for my students this year is that they are all super stars, that I take pride in who they are and what they do no matter if its in my classroom or in the community.

I am hoping for a terrific year full of good memories and lasting impressions. I wish all teachers a blessed year of success and happiness. Know that when things get crazy, or you feel overwhelmed, that this too shall pass, and a new day will dawn full of possibilities.