Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mexico here we come!

So, as Bret already mentioned, Holland and I will be heading south of the border for Christmas. I have been trying to figure out if I could go for a while, but figured it would be too hard to go alone and didn't have the money and couldn't get the days off of school. But, then I emailed Carol Thacker and asked if there was still room on the trip. She said yes, so I called Holland (my partner in most things spontaneous) and talked him into it. My principal is all for it and had no problem letting me go two days early for Christmas. I'm lucky to be in the school I am. I know there is some family that probably wanted to go. I remember some disappointed cousins last year, but I don't know if it is too late or not. I had to get the money in right away, and that was over a week ago. Anyway, if anyone wants to help, I know they can always use more blankets, beanies, coats, and kits (school, hygiene, newborn, etc). If anyone is looking for projects, this might be a good way to help. Even if you just want to donate materials for a quilt or something but don't have time to quilt it, send it my way. I know the people will really appreciate it. In fact, I am hoping Lori Michelle will teach me how to make beanies so I can make a few dozen before we go. Anyway, hasta luego!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Parent Teacher Conferences

Those of you out of school life probably don't keep track of time like I do, but I can hardly believe my school is having parent/teacher conferences on Monday. We sent midterm failing notices out at the beginning of this week, and I'm stunned. When these parents show up on Monday I am going to have nothing to say. My classes are awesome. I don't have hardly any rowdy kids or behavioral problems. I haven't assigned any big assignments (well assigned, but not collected), so most of my student are getting A's. Of course, I can hardly complain about any of it. I'm not nervous to meet any parents, because I don't have much to say negative. For more experienced teachers, this could be the dream situation; however, it is making me nervous. Have I taught these kids anything besides some vocabulary words and parts of speech? I guess I'll come up with something. Well, parents, here it comes. A's for everyone! (just kidding ;)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Olsen Pictures

So my parents commented on the lack of images on my profile, and I agreed. I know it is a new blog so it might take some time to make it look as cool as Bret's or Kim's. Anyway, here are some pics from the Olsen reunion from Labor Day Weekend.
Lori and Villa "chilling" by the fire. 
Aiden eating Cody's Oregon State jacket.
Bret and Parker fishing at the "lake".
A picture with Kim's eyes open (: 

Here is my immediate family that attended. 
Here are my cousins Avery and Amber. Man, we look like Olsens here. And everywhere else for that matter. 
So, ya, here are more pictures for you.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Yes, apparently if you jump off a cliff, I will follow.

So, here's my first blog. Kind of handy. I just sent an email to most of you about this new blog, but had an update of my life in that email. I am, however, back from my Olsen Family reunion, and will be posting pictures soon (some of which I stole from Amber-Thanks). I had a great time seeing family and catching up. My immediate family was seriously underrepresented, but I'm glad Cody and Kim, and Bret and Lori made it for as much as they did. The camping trip was interrupted by some inclement weather, which made the trip hard for babies. Despite the cold and wet weather, we managed to have a really great time. Thanks to the Steve Olsens for hosting this year's event. The area was gorgeous and the company outstanding. Anyway, my life is boring for now. That's all I've got for this post.