Thursday, January 31, 2008

Our time to shine

My fabulous instructional assitant did some clever leg work to get an article in our local newspapers about Post-Secondary programs in our district. The article is online, including a picture of me with one of my students lifting weights at the YMCA. I'm so proud of the crew! I really hope this gets our name out there to different non-profits that would be interested in having our students as workers or volunteers.
If you want to check it out download the current issues at the sites below. The Sunnyvale and Cupertino papers have the same article, just a different picture on the front page.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New couches!

Our amazing friends Tom and Michele sold us their practically brand new couches for a fantastic deal. They are beautiful, comfy and even big enough for Geoff! They look great in the apartment and will look even better in a nice house (maybe, one day!). We call them our adult couches as we've never owned any 'real' furniture. Now if I can just get Geoff to agree on getting rid of his leather chair (from college) that has been in our living room! Here are some pics of the new beauties!

If you look close enough to this pic you can see Geoff's black eye from his rugby game last weekend. Lovely, huh!? (Oh and yes, we both have our dessert in hand... fudge pops! Yum!)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ski Bunny

Over the weekend Geoff and I went with our friends Arcia, Gregg and Ashley up to South Lake Tahoe. This was my probably my third time skiing as an adult (my dad said the few times he took me up as a kid I just complained the whole time) and I think I can officially say I know how to ski! I finally made it up past the bunny slope and hit the real deal (ok, just the green runs!). The weather was perfect and we had a really good time. Geoff was learning how to snowboard so the two of us together were quite a scene. If nothing else, we looked good trying!

And of course we made time to hit a few casinos and bars....

Thursday, January 17, 2008

How could I forget...

I was totally busted by Patrice for not posting these pictures!! Over Christmas break Geoff and I had lunch with Patrice (my good friend since elementary school!) and her new baby Payton June. PJ is absolutely adorable and Patrice is a fabulous mom. It's so great that all my friends are having babies because I'm learning SO much from them. At this rate.... they will all be graduating high school by the time I have my kids! Hehe!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This is why I love my job....

This morning one of my students, Andrew, was having a hard time following directions and being compliant. I looked at him with very stern eyes and a harsh tone of voice and said "Andrew, you better turn it around right now." Without hesitation, Andrew literally "turned it around", did a 360 with his body and with full turn looked me straight in the eye. Did he understand what I meant... I think so!
Today we also had the Sunnyvale Sun and Cupertino Courier (local newspapers) come to spend some time with our class, interview us and take pictures. They are doing an article about Post-Secondary programs in my district and it looks like we are going to have quite a spread. I'll make sure to post the article when it comes out.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Our friends Jill and Kyle just had their first baby.... Brooklyn Page. She is simply adorable and mom and dad are really excited (and tired) and all three are doing great. It was fun to spend a little time with them at the hospital and I can't wait to see her again! I can't pass up posting this one too... so cute (and a natural, if you ask me!)