The Adventurers

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Another School Year Brings Another Birthday :)

Well, I started my 6th year of teaching, but first year at Chesnee Elementary School on August 15, 2011. It was quite a start!  Transitioning from one way of doing things at Colony Bend to a totally new way is a lot of work. I have definitely kept busy!  I teach 5th grade Reading, Writing, and Social Studies this year! I am so loving the kids.  They work hard and are a blast to interact with and be around.  The 30 minute drive there at 6:10 every morning is a nice time to ponder and listen to scriptures.  I have really enjoyed that time of reflection to myself.  It gets me ready for the least in the right mind set.  What a blessing it is to be spritually fed to begin your day. 

As each school year starts, I know that my birthday will be coming around the corner quickly.  I turned 27 this year! I am getting old! Yikes.  My birthday was a nice day.  It started off like any other.  I went to work.  There I was greeted by a huge banner on my door and my kids singing "Happy Birthday" to me.  How cool was that!  My other class sang to me at lunch.  At Chesnee, teachers eat lunch with their students every day.  Just a side note.  Anyways, when I got home, Jason took me to dinner at a Japanese restaurant named Fuji.  It was actually really good.  :)  Then we drove around everywhere to find a decent birthday dessert.  Jason doesn't  "cook cakes" so we ended up at Ruby Tuesdays.  We ordered a chocolate and Italian Creme cake. Yum!  They even gave us an extra red velvet cupcake.  That is the cupcake that I was able to put a couple of candles in while Jason sang me the most lovely rendition of "Happy Birthday" I have ever heard.  It was a great day.  I got to spend and talk to the people I love most. 

I have to say that it has been an interesting few days to begin my 28th year of living.  I think I have started losing my mind. I actually almost walked out of my house without any shoes on!  Crazy times in the life of Kristin Anderson.  One day I will get a grasp on day.

Jason is doing great in school.  He has had his first two tests, and he did really well.  He has another two coming up on Monday.  Keep him in your prayers!  These are some toughies!  I am learning so much (more than I really would like to) about viruses and what they do to the body. Pretty interesting stuff. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jason

Happy Birthday, Jason! It was his 29th birthday. We had a great day. It started with cinnamon pancakes, bacon, and scrambled eggs...Jason's favorite. It was pretty tasty if I don't say so myself. :) We let our stomachs digest as we watched a couple episodes of 24, and then it was present time! I gave Jason a few medical books and a gift card to Academy. We headed straight there, so Jason could stock up on lures. Good times! We then decided that were were in the need to hit a few golf balls. We found a driving range on the side of the road...but guess who didn't have cash. Us! So, Jason went to ATM in the gas station and bought a scratch off to break the 20.  He won 15$!!! Can you believe it??? We had fun at the driving range.  We actually hit the ball pretty good. After that we drove to Texas Road House. It was soooo good!!Afterwards, we came home and had yellow cake and chocolate frosting. We had a great day celebrating Jason and his wonderfulness.  Happy Birthday!!