This has been one of the craziest months of my life! That is part of the reason that I have totally fallen off the blogging bandwagon these last few weeks. The first thing that happened is that my family dog, Shotzi, passed away. He was 15 and a really great doggy. He was a schnauzer like Sebastian but a much larger one. My parents adopted him when he was five and has been a part of our family ever since. We definitely all feel his loss very strongly.
On a slightly happier note I FINALLY graduated from college! See ya later Colorado Mesa University! I can't say that I will miss it. I met a lot of great people. The hardest part of graduating was watching all of my friends move away. :(
We did decorate our hats in accordance with our degrees! Any guess what we are all gonna be when we grow up?
Yup! Teachers! What gave it away? heheh.
The really awesome thing is that my best friend Christie, who I've been friends with since we were 11, came to visit and see my graduation! It was pretty exciting.
I am wearing 5" wedge heels.
They were awesome.
I finished up my student teaching, I had a great group of kids that I got to work with so that was awesome. One student gave me this on my last day. I also got a lot of cookies. And a Little Mermaid barbie. My students rocked! I do get to start substituting this year now too so that is pretty exciting.
The craziest transition of all was my Dad accepting a new position in New Mexico after being in Colorado for 18 years and at the same job. My parents have lived in their house for fourteen years and I recognize it as being my childhood home. Packing up a four bedroom, three bathroom, large home was a lot of work. Plenty of memory lane trips for sure.
I did inherit a lot of it in my living room as well... everything from a sewing machine to 4 bottles of Windex. My Dad left me some great tools so I can start really building some cool stuff! It'll be hard being the only one in my town since my brother and sister have moved back to their respective colleges but I think it'll be a great opportunity. Besides I won't have my parents to hang out with so I will be blogging way more!
2012 ended with one of my best friends that was visiting from her grad school program in California. Kendall and I rang in the new year with a lot friends, fun, and champagne. Not to worry. We didn't drink the entire bottle.
Here's to 2013 being a great year!