Friday, January 29, 2010

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
-- Maya Angelou

I have just had one of those weeks that I love being a teacher. I feel pretty lucky to have a found a career that I love ... truly love! I don't know that very many people are as lucky as I am.
Ok, so these kids might be sucking the life out of me and I might hate grading ... but for the most part it is pretty dreamy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Let's Craft!

It was time for our "Second Annual Valentine Crafternoon" Seeing as this is the second year we have done this we decided it was now a tradition making this our second annual. This years craft ... ceramic hearts. You can college them, paint them, glitter them, lace them ... the possibilities are ENDLESS really! Yay for Chan coming to crafternoon! We love having her live down the street!

Even Erik crafted ... well kinda. He spent most of the night watching a very important football game! (don't be fooled by the pictures ... all of the boys were on the couches watching the games for a majority of the night) I was explaining the different options for his heart (most of the terms being used new to him ... Mod Podge??? What the??? he prefers to call it "large marge") Talulla, Fiona, and Clementine were shocked. How could he NOT know these words! So when I pointed out the glitter glue and he gawked Talulla just couldn't take it anymore! She looked up at him with those big eyes and said, "Erik, YOU don't know what GLITTER GLUE is?" mystified and maybe a little horrified.
To my sheer delight, as you can see, he crafted!
and I ended up with a Valentine.
(Erik explaining how I am to pin the heart to my shoulder)
It was pretty much a perfect Sunday afternoon if you ask me!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

So you think you can dance ... the boys!

I couldn't just have a video of the girls dancing .... so here is one of the "Boy Band"! When you are having a bad day and just need a little pick me up, here it is! I might be a little biased but I think Erik wins for the most style.

Friday, January 15, 2010

So you think you can dance?

Last weekend we had a SUPER fun date night with Peter & Jennie, Ryan & Ashley, Bryan & Jenny. First we went to dinner at the Bombay House (one of my favorites). Then we went back to my parents house for a little dance'in! Cass and Dan got the Wii game "Just Dance" and it is DANG fun! Both of my dance partners in this video are prego and still they can move! Watching the "boy band" dance was hysterical! They were such good sports. Good times guys, good times!
I really think we might have missed our calling in life, for REAL!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Oprah Challenge

" ... and it is a challenge that I am willing to ACCEPT!"
Last night Erik went home with my phone in his pocket (totally on accident). I realized it about 10 minutes after he left as I went to check my phone as I frequently do. More frequently than I, and probably most people, realize I do. Luckily we have other ways of communication. I promptly EMAILED Erik to let him know that he had my phone. It really would have been a pain for him to come back with my phone and knowing ... well being pretty sure ;) I would see him the next night I told him I would just get it from him later. I could LIVE without my cell phone for ONE day!
The first thing I did was instant message Jennie to let her know that I did not have a phone. I just felt like someone should know ... why? I am not really sure.
The truth is I don't really need my cell phone during the day. I am at work AND I have a computer with email and instant message. Even still ... I am amazed how addicted I/we seem to be to communicating. When I would tell someone that I did not have my phone for the day, most peoples response was, "oh I would die!"
Well I did not die! Erik brought me my phone and I found that for the most part I was just fine without it. It is actually kind of liberating. I did have 6 missed calls (one being from Erik ha ha. He called me on his way home, only to realize that he had my phone!)
So there you have it. My day without my phone!

Friday, January 8, 2010


1/2 WAY!!!

The school year is officially half over today.

This semester has flown by! I am actually sad to have my ceramic classes end. I don't have one class period that I don't like. It has been a great year so far (anything would feel great compared to last year!) If second semester goes by as fast as the first .... I will be "Summer Sari" before you know it!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wrapping up 2009!

My sisters!
We had some great sister fun over the Christmas break. We even took a little shopping trip. I love my sisters!
The McPhie's win for having the best Christmas card!

Christmas Eve at Aunt Lorelie's house!
Tradition lives on with the next generation. Was it that long ago that it was us doing the nativity?
(man I wish I was in the show!)
Dan, Sunshine, Tom
(we are just all smiles all the time, yep that is us!)

"Aunt Sari has the COOLEST job!"
I had to go into school a couple times over the break to get a little work done (yes I AM teacher of year! ... oh wait, that was last year) so the nieces came with to play with clay and make an outing of it.

I had a wonderful Christmas, birthday and break! It was full of family and friends. Love, peace and joy. I am so blessed!