Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I can't believe it!

Goodbye Patriot Elementary...

My 1st year of teaching is over. Today was our last day of school. It was definitely bitter sweet. I am definitely going to miss my kids and the people I work with. This year has been a blessing. Now the moving begins. Today and tomorrow my task is going to be to pack up my room and move out.

Now location... Reagan Elementary in Sanger, Ca

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 26, 2008

Yesterday was my birthday and what a great day it was. I was able to see all the people I love and enjoy their company. My day started with a video that Andrew made for me of our 1st year of marriage. That was followed by breakfast and coffee (from our new french press) with Andrew and Bryan.... 2 of my favorite boys.
My Fast family has a great tradition that we like to call "Monday Lunch." Every Monday, all year long, my grandma makes lunch. Whoever is not working or who can sneak away for an hour gets to go to Grandmas and enjoy fellowship with family. My birthday just happened to fall on Memorial Day this year so everyone had the day off. Monday Lunch turned into a Birthday party for my brother (May 31) and I. Does it get any better than Grandma's house, family, Monday Lunch, and as my cousins reminded me, my favorite gypsy dress up outfit.

The day doesn't stop there. What would a birthday be without my favorite girls. Susan, Layne, Erin, and Katie came over to my house as we participated in an interactive activity. We made homemade strawberry jam. We had our measuring difficulties but in the end we pulled through. 32 Beautiful jars of homemade strawberry jam. I have amazing friends, and an amazing sister.

The day ended with a graduation get together with the Feil family. Carley and Logan are big graduates this year which was cause to celebrate. I am pretty sure the highlight of the party was when Carley and I teamed up to dominate in a great game of Monopoly. It is all about owning all of the Orange property.
Well to sum it up, it was a pretty unforgettable day. We serve a Big God and he has truly blessed me by putting some unbelievable people in my life. I am truly grateful!