Thursday, July 19, 2012

The AP Monster

Do you ever let something consume you and become an irrational fear? I have. I do. I am. I am scared to death to teach AP Language & Composition this fall. I have considered everything up to even becoming a mail-order bride to get out of teaching this class.

I have considered quitting my job, moving to another state, applying for a new job in a different school district, even marrying someone in a foreign country (jk) just to get out of teaching this course! I don't want new challenges, I don't want to grow, at least not this way.

Rationally, I know I can teach this course, but I am scared to death and thus rationality has flown out the window. I'm letting this become a monster in my mind.

HELP! :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Phantom of the Opera & Las Vegas

Shelly, Dan, Me, Eddie, Keri, & Joe @ The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian

Cami joined us last minute and it was so fun to dress up and play!

A group of about 12 of us went down to Las Vegas this past weekend to see The Phantom of the Opera, which I have never seen before, and loved.Being there was just  I don't know how else to describe it but to say it is an aesethic experience. The sets, costumes, musical score, singing - all were just incredible! The whole experience of The Phatom of the Opera carries you away.

Vegas I can always do without, it is a dirty, yucky city, but going with wonderful, clean people is wonderful as well. I was reminded while going to church on Sunday of the sharp and wonderful contrast between the world and God's plan for us, and the saftey of gospel living.

My roomate Keri was in a cast from a foot injury and it was actually quite halarious wheeling her around the strip.
Aaron and Josh pushing Keri up the elevators outside the Bellagio

Monday, July 02, 2012

What Happens in St. George, Stays in St. George

Weekend Retreat in St. George, Utah 2012

This past weekend several of my good friends from high school and I got together and had a weekend retreat in St. George, Utah. We went to the Tuachan Theatre and saw Aladin, which was very fun, swam, played tennis, hit a few delicious resturants and went to the St. George temple.

Going to the temple was probably one of the highlights. It was amazing to feel the faith of these wonderful women, and share the spirituality of the temple. We all live very different lives and have very different blessings and challenges, but we are happy, successful women, and I appreciate the wonderful friendship we still share.

Marta, Heather, Heidi, Carey, Me, and Melissa at the St. George, LDS Temple

Heidi and I and Melissa in our cool, 3-D glasses at the Tuachan

Our feet.

Benjas, declicious Thai resturant in St. George

It was so fun to just relax and leave cares behind for a fun weekend together. It is funny how our little personalities are still the same even though we are all grown up! Love these ladies.
We all had to try to the Love Lite meter and see how love-capable we are! :)