June 14, 2012

My family all met up in San Diego for my niece's baptism. There is nothing better in the world then getting together with my whole family. I can't believe how much my family is growing and how stinkin' cute we are! 

Devin and I went to Capitol Reef the next weekend for a quick little get away. We ate a delicious fire-cooked dinner, played card games in our tent and went on a few beautiful hikes. I love that Devin and I share the same sense of adventure. It has taken us to some amazing places!

June 9, 2012

Pinky Promise

I just finished my first year of teaching. Words can hardy describe how amazing this year has been with my little ones.

On our last day of school I talked to them about how they all were special and that they should never forget it. I made them come up one by one and pinky promise that they would never forget how special they were. It started out with the children giggling, thinking I was so silly. But the room quickly silenced as I softly held each one of their little faces and looked them in the eye and said "You are special. Don't you ever forget it.". It was the loudest silence I ever heard--each child bursting with the knowledge and pride that they were special.  It was an amazing moment we shared together in our little classroom that truly cumulated our year together.

My deepest desire as a teacher is that each student I teach leaves my class truly feeling that they are special and can accomplish anything. I hope that pinky promise we shared stays in their hearts forever and ever. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to spend a year with 22 incredible little ones whom I will forever hope for and love.