Saturday, January 15, 2011

three weeks...

Three Weeks. Three Weeks. Three Weeks.

I officially have three weeks to climb several mountains. Normally, you might see a Happy New Year post about this time, complete with resolutions, but let's be honest...really I just need to get through January. Then February....and the following three months after.

I have three weeks left of teaching pre-school before I move on to student teaching in high school.  I am not sure how to prepare for leaving my little students and moving on to older students.I'm pretty sure I will be mending a broken heart in 21 days. My students mean the world to me. I am excited and pretty much scared to death to student teach, but the experience is invaluable so I just need to buck up and do it!

I have three weeks to finish grad school classes. I feel like I am running the gauntlet...and all of my energy and time is being sucked up in the vacuum of school right now. Worth it?...yes, as long as that Master's Degree and Teaching license do what they are supposed to do and land me a stellar teaching job in the end. Cross your fingers! 

I have three weeks to train for a half marathon I signed up for in December. I had every intention of running every day until the race. Um...see the above two paragraphs if you want an idea to as why the running every day hasn't happened. Shoot! Seriously...21 days to train for a race? I'm dead. The upside is that the race is in San Francisco and I get to run it with a friend. Strength in numbers? I sure hope so. I need all the help I can get! PRAY!
I can't wait to be in this city!

Thanks to my loyal readers. I will hopefully be alive at the end of this fortnight and a week. I shall let you know with posts of celebration if that happens.

Wishing You a Magical 2011!

all is calm (sort of), all is bright (yep)

Sometimes I blog stuff. I am trying to get back to it, so bear with me on the Christmas pictures in late January.

My most favorite Christmas Tradition is the Annual Harris Family Sing-a-long. Every year we get together in my Aunt Lynda's home to retell the Christmas Story from the Scriptures and Sing the Christmas Hymns. We dress up as the nativity scene and as you can see they are quite creative! Actually, the whole thing is usually hilarious. I heart my much! We have such a stellar extended family and we love being together.

The Crowd
Aunt Martie doing what she does best!
A new meaning to "all is bright"
Aunt Carol, Charlie and Chance. Aren't they gorgeous?
The Uncles
Little Mia and I partying it up.
 Yes, that is a diaper on my nephew Hunter's head. Clearly,  we have some very wise men in our family.

Uncle Mike, bringing it home with little Franklin
What's a good Christmas party without appetizers galore and a plethora of crock pots?
Baby Jesus was a little bashful, er...she loved playing in that white satin number.
Our humble donkey, or unicorn? Just go with it!
I adore these women. My aunties, Mom, Grandma Norma, and I.
Where's the crowd control?
The shepherds and wise men getting ready to present themselves. Love the tinsel chest hair Hayden!
Poor Carter and Kevin spent the night at the hospital getting ready for an operation. Carter was spoiled though and we got to spend Christmas Eve with him in his hospital room. So glad he's ok.
Again, I mention our wise men. Creatively presenting their frankincense, GOLD, and murr. Lovely!