Sunday, December 28, 2008

Random Reasons 2008 Wasn't Horrible

Fall was a bit of a house, new job, same messes. I've added a 30 hour a week job to my life, but haven't seemed to manage to reduce what I used to do by 30 hours. How does that work? Really, it has been great. I love my new job, love my students, love my house and love my life. Lots of people have been commenting lately about how horrible 2008 has been. True, it's been a weird year. Even our Bishop at church today listed many of the historic occasions (good and bad) of the past 12 months. I thought I'd take this opportunity to make my own account of the year...(and catch up on posting photos of my cute family).
Random Reasons 2008 wasn't horrible - by Emily.
1. My kids are still smart, healthy, learning, cute, growing, hilarious, and make me happy, and crazy.

"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone

2. Aaron and I found a great house in the north end of Boise, perfectly suited for our family. We got it at the price we wanted and love living here. And we sold our other houses!!

I had my dream job fall into my lap. I love being a teacher and I get to work at the coolest school in Boise.

I still am the Director of a non-profit organization called Boise Elementary Spanish. I get to associate with really great people that are invested in making bi-lingual education available to kids in public school.

I (I mean Brooklyn) got a puppy.

Aaron and I celebrated 10 years of marriage together.
We have even discovered that we still love being married and think each other are worth hanging around.

The Williams Family Cabin is super fun.

8. Christmas still rules.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I used to be decent at this...

Have you ever skipped writing in your journal for so long you don't know where to start? I got busy, and Facebook is easier to keep up on. I have posted some pictures of my classroom on there. Check it out on my profile page if you are a "Facebooker". I'll try and update this more often too...