Monday, June 30, 2008

The Blob

The blob is alive! Here is our first picture of the heart beating creature. Although it isn't all "textbook" to be sharing all this at 8 weeks along, we are just can't help ourselves. I hope you too can enjoy this journey, wherever it may lead, with Danny and I. The black is the sac and the little piece in the middle is our growing addition to the family. Right now we are working on rudimentary body parts and organs. That is my summer job. Orange you glad there is the miracle of life?

Ha Ha I am not afraid of the gown shot! There is going to be a lot more exposure than that in the next year. We were at Aptos Women's Health (which I always highly recommend to my lady friends looking for a lady place) awaiting. Orange you glad I didn't put up and internal exam shot? =)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

It's Only Just Begun...

As the school year has come to a close, I can't help but to think of the changes that lie ahead. Summer Vacation has always brought a huge release from the pressures of life and a sense of accomplishment. Even if you don't adhere to the bell schedule any longer, it has been ingrained in you over the years to catch that feeling this time of the year.
"School's out for summer" rocked over the intercom as all the children ran to their freedom and their futures. For the teachers it has been one close finish, many worrying if they would actually make it through report cards in time or get that last service lined up before any more damage happens. This was my amazing team this year, aka the lunch crew. They really have become much more than colleagues, they are my friends. Without them I would be only half as good. These women should be on Oprah. The Fabulous Christina De La O and Maya
The Marvelous Martha Madlem
The persevering activist Carmen
The "best neighbor teacher ever" Jaimie
The Me- yes we can dance with no music for a long time and still have fun
Never underestimate the elementary school teachers. People often think aprons and stickers, but really we are the wildest of them all. Exhibit A: the frog feet. Gardening gloves to belong on you feet as fabulous dancing shoes. Cheers to my fellow teachers and fabulous team! This will be year that goes down in the books as one of the most difficult and best. My team has given me a sense of pride and ability to see our dedication. I think I'll make it through my 4Th year. Well that should do it for the beginning, Orange you glad it has only just begun?