Saturday, April 22, 2006


So.... if we ever sell our house, :) then this is the house plan we are building! The only change is a third stall added, and the stone is dropped down a bit - We are going for a "comfortable cottage" type of style - Now, I may have to pull a "Dick and Jane" and get some extra "funding" by taking "what isn't mine" in order to "pay for the house" but it's cool.


troublemaker bridesmaid...

Unlike Kris, I'm no techy, but I was playing around on Photoshop and thought I'd put this beautiful picture of Kelli on our blog. She is HOT!!! - This picture was taken at Jen's wedding.. Kelli was the "bad bridesmaid" haha.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Before we were married

Before we were married, Sean and I use to snuggle like this. Then we got wives, kids, pets, and now we are less physically affectionate with each other. I miss his touch. I'm thinking about going back.... 67% chance.

My little Mini-Me

Just because I can. - I wanted to stick this picture up here beacause Sammie is so cute she just had to be on our Blog. This may have been one of the best nights of her young life! Rascal Flatts and her favorite sisters (plus our cool mom) all together on one dreamy night. I love you Mini-me!

Maggie Paggie

Gotta love that face. She may need therapy, but she's a cute one isn't she?

Saturday, April 01, 2006

...Looking Back.

I got in trouble last night.
Sean tells me our blogspot is BORING because I never update it.
I have excuses, but I'll spare you my list.
- Thanks for caring Sean!

So here goes. A new post.

I just finished my LONG LONG LONG term subbing job at Ionia High School yesterday. And as I think back on the incredible year I spent there any thoughts of cellular respiration, desalinization, punnet squares or relative humidity racing through my mind are the first to dissapear.
It is the lives and the stories my students that I will never ever forget.

I'll never forget Jason and the week of school he missed because his father had just been sentenced to decades in prision.
I'll never forget 16-yr-old Rachelle and the baby she'll deliver in June - she is terrified, but I know she'll be a great mom.
I'll never forget Tanya and her inability to seperate herself from her abusive boyfriend. She knows what she needs to do, but for some reason just can't run away.
I'll never forget Jamie and her embarassment with her mother's drug and theft addiction.
I'll never forget the look on Mikey's face when genetics didn't seem so impossible anymore.
I'll never forget the changes I saw in Janelle as the year progressed - being angry all the time wasn't as fun as learning to enjoy life.
I'll never forget the time Jessie gave me a hug for the first time, she used to be too cool to like her teacher.
I'll never forget the day pole vaulting became an addiction of my 4 freshmen vaulters.

Good and Bad - The stories of my students and dozens others like them will be a part of my prayers for a long long time to come.
I wouldn't trade my experience at IHS for anything.
Go Bulldogs!