Thursday, August 28, 2008

If You Can't Change Your Attitude, Change Your Circumstances

To make a very long story, short. I dropped my classes, picked up some that I can enjoy, and others that I just have to take, and alas, all is feeling well.

Art
Brazillian Capoeira....yes, again
Film Critic
Computer Essentials (I have avoided this course, but needing it to move on I am finally giving in.)

Maybe I will get to spend more time in my kids classrooms with this schedule, rather than the nightmare I was facing. I am already looking forward to the 4th grade curriculum, the field trips, etc., with Sam; to Gavin's 8th grade year, how many events can I come to without embarrassing him; Clarissa and her fabulous 6th grade experience; and my baby, Jeremy, my last shot at the 2nd grade. Lets hope we make it.

I can breathe.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sam's Back to school Letter to Mrs. Lane




354 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
August 26, 2008

Dear Mrs. Lane,

I’m very excited to be in your class this year. I’m going to learn a lot this year. I’ll have so much fun. My best friends are Petr and Elijah. Elijah and I work together really good. I want to sit next to him this year. I’m really looking forward to have fun in school.

I do like reading books, writing. I like keeping things neat, going places, animals, and basketball. But I don’t like hockey so much. Math is my favorite. I can’t wait to have hot chocolate, and go on hikes. I like popcorn and making new friends.

I have always wanted to learn more about rocks. I like rocks a lot and I have a big collection. I get along with others kind of well. Going to the Principles office worries me the most about school. I worry sometimes because Petr and I get in trouble so I need to not sit by Petr or even close to Petr or I will get in trouble. Waiting to eat sometimes gives me trouble too.

Some things about me are that I like making things, I like going fishing. I love skateboarding and I like Reeces Pieces. I like reading books. I like to be funny and sometimes to be really funny. But just sometimes. Sometimes I am serious. I really care a lot about people and I will want to take care of other people, especially if they are sad or need friends. I like Twix’s. And I like taking pictures. And I like football and soccer. I like to go lots of places: like Yellowstone, Moab, Fish Lake, the cabin in Pinewood Mountain, hiking and looking for rocks. I am a Scout and I like it. I like chess.

I hope I will be a good student this year.

Sincerely,
Samuel James Lawrence

Starting School AGAIN

Didn't we just do this? I am suppose to be in Biology and have already had it with school. I need an attitude adjustment.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

what happens at daybreak

just some pictures i have come across that I thought were really cool...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mamma Mia- video Gimme, Gimme, Gimme


Found this video and really loved it. The quality is better on vh1, and others like mtv if you can find it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWjCESZpgIw

If you haven't seen the movie yet, I will go with you!

--stacie
'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain'

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Some of my favorite pictures...

















































As the kids get ready to head back to school, I find myself subjected to the insomnia that runs rapid in our family genes....so looking at the memories and wishing I were still there...

my happiness!

Daisypath - Personal pictureDaisypath Anniversary tickers
“You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences.” ~Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley

COURAGE to HEAL

COURAGE to HEAL
awarded by amysplash