Every Sunday we have dinner with my family. Since Ryan's been in Iraq we've tried to get his boys every other Sunday. Here are some pics from the last few weeks: Best buddies-Owen aka "Owie" and Maiki Josh, Sherrie, Slone, and Maiki (Slone is now taller than mom!) Maiki w/her new hat Chris and Paul playing w/Ryan's boys Josh jumping on the neighbors trampoline
Maiki is getting taller and more verbal on a daily basis. Here's a list of some of the cute things she does: -She will hug and say goodbye to everyone. The cutest is when she says, "toodloo." -Whenever you say thank you, she enthusiastically replies with "I'm welcome." -She doesn't want anyone to feel left out. Whenever we sing patty cake, she always includes daddy, even if he's not there. -Maiki is curious and adventurous. She always says, "I try it!" -My personal favorite is when Maiki gives you a big hug and says, "I missed you." (Even if you just saw her an hour before.)
The new announcement is that I just accepted a position teaching at the new junior high in West Layton. :) The school will be called Legacy Junior High. The mascot is the silver wolves, and their colors are navy, crimson, and silver.
Syracuse Jr. High is actually closer to our house, but our neighborhood feeds into the new junior high. It'll add at least 10 minutes to my commute every day (it's 5 miles from Maiki's daycare), but it will be worth it to teach in a building with air conditioning.
I feel really good about the position and the principal (Ken Hadlock from KJH). My biggest worry is teaching a new class: newspaper/yearbook, and teaching on a block schedule (90 minute A/B days).
I'm finishing this year at Syracuse Jr. High, then I'll move in as soon as the school opens (next August).
*Winter Park has the highest six person chair in northern America (12,000 + feet above sea level)!
Annie and Beth in front of the ski train Unloading the train Chris and Annie Riding with 14,000 other people Beth enjoying the view from 12,000 feet Moguls anyone??? Lacy and Tony relax’n on the train Beth and Buffy (down the street from BeauJo’s pizza)