Monday, January 22, 2007

Elevation 2007

This weekend, my young adults group took off for the Northstar resort in Tahoe. We got there really late on Friday and got back late on Sunday night. On Saturday I just hung out in the lodge with Laura. Skiing/snowboarding isn't really my thing and I was totally up for relaxing. It was really nice! There was a yarn shop in the village, so I bought knitting needles and yarn and Alyssa taught me how to knit! I'm still pretty bad..but its been fun learning! That night we went out for pizza in Truckee and stayed up late playing gin rummy....always a good time! On Sunday we hung out in Northstar village and went tubing and ice skating. The tubing incident wasn't so great. We paid 18 bucks and we got there and they had cut the run in half, because they didn't have enough snow! We were so disappointed that we only went down once and tried to get our money back. It didn't work so we just headed back down to the village. That was the only disappointing part of the trip. I had a really great time! I love Santa Cruz Bible Church and am just working on where I fit in with the young adults group. My first event that I'm planning is the Superbowl party, so I hope it is awesome!

In other news...this is the first time I have ever actually gotten to watch 24 live on tv. Usually I have bible study on Monday nights, but we took the night off because of the ski trip. This season is good. Stop reading if you don't want a spoiler. They already set off a nuclear bomb..what else can they do this season?!?! OH and I can't believe that guy is Jacks brother...hes been a part of so many terrorist things. This show is amazing. If you're not watching it, you should who doesn't like Kiefer??

Well, this is my last week of living in Watsonville. As of Friday, my new address will be:
1795 47th Avenue #D
Capitola, CA
So excited to be in the new place! My parents are coming up next weekend to bring my bed and everything else I need! I will be sure to post pictures when I get there on Friday! Hope everyone is doing well!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Free at last...

"Free at last, free at last. Lord Almighty I'm free at last." The great words of Martin Luther King, Jr. What a great man he was. I can't wait to teach my students all about him! My book of the month is about him, and I am looking forward to finding out all about their dreams. Speaking of that, Cassie was in town this weekend, and we were able to go see the movie Freedom Writers. I HIGHLY recommend it! I have read the book and was even more pleased with the movie! (except Dr. McDreamy is not so mcdreamy in this movie:o( It was a great teacher movie, and I felt soo motivated by it! I can only hope to have that big of an impact on students.

This weekend was full of funness! Cassie came up from SLO to visit. On Saturday night we stayed up late watching Greys fault! Sunday, we headed off to church, then to lunch and then to watch the Charger game. Sadly...that ended in a defeat..but hey, there's always next year! On Sunday night we got dinner at Pizza my Heart and Ice cream at Marinis in downtown Santa Cruz, followed by bowling with some friends at church! Today we went to Monterey to go to the aquarium. I have a year I have been many, many times. We also got to eat at Bubba Gumps, which is always a good time. It was a fun, fun time to spend with the sister!

Tomorrow is the first day back! I am very excited..and will be very tired if I don't get to bed soon!!! Hope all is well with everyone.

P.S. is anyone else cold?!?!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

My new years resolution is to...

update this blog more often!

I am back in Watsonville and am dreading going back to school on Tuesday! I am excited to see the kids, but not so excited about the early mornings! I had an awesome Christmas in San Diego, it is always fun to be with the family for the holidays!! It's a lot different now that I don't go home as often as I did in college.

After getting back from San Diego, I went to SLO for about 4 days. It was a sweet time with Tim and Katie, the Fuglers and Ben and Meike. I miss everyone there dearly! I can't handle being away for too long! Luckly, there is a baby on the way, so I will be back soon!

And now, I am back in Watsonville. Where I will only live for 2 more weeks. On the 26th I am moving up to Capitola with another teacher! I am so excited! I will finally get to have my own place! She (and the rest of my staff for that matter) is not a Christian. But they have been noticing the fun times I have been having at it's only a matter of time!:o) I am excited to be living closer to the beach and closer to church!

I have become very involved at Santa Cruz Bible Church. Once the young adults leaders found out I used to plan activities...they asked me to join after 4 months I am in charge of activities. I know..none of you are surprised! haha. My first big one is the Superbowl party...very excited! In December we had a young adults banquet..and I wore a dress! It has been hard adjusting to a new group of people, especially when they have been friends for so long. I really enjoy the Sunday services and have been blessed to find an awesome bible church. We are going to Tahoe next weekend...I'll definitely update after that!

Cassie is coming to visit this weekend! Sadly we will miss the 24 they're being taped!!!

I hope all of you are doing well and had a great holiday time!

Oh and GO CHARGERS!!!!