Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Goodbye Video from Timothy's class

Timothy and his friend Joe (the one with the Nike ball) are going back to the states, so their class made them a video.

The thing about Timothy's class is that they are so sweet and accepting. Any new student who comes in becomes part of the group instantly. They go out to movies together, to the mall....they are just always together.

I know Timothy will miss them.

(By the way, they call Timothy Mr. Buff, so a couple of the skits are with that in mind.)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Project Blue #2

Son #1 catching some blue sky.

Son #2 in blue, catching a ball game here in Taichung. I caught him on TV. :)

Monday, June 02, 2008

Project Blue

Anna's at it again. It's time for project blue.

T took this picture in a village. The blue scarf is a little unusual. Normally the scarves are bright, cheerful colors. I love this picture because of the lines in the woman's face. I'm sure she earned every one. The tattoos on her arm identify which village she's from.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Can you say STRESS???

OK. We knew this time of the year was going to be stressful, for many reasons.

1. It's the end of the school year for me. This time of year means a lot of meetings, finishing out paperwork, discussing needs for students next year, etc. This year is compounded by the fact that my classroom is going to be torn down in eleven days. So my end of the year check out routine means actually moving my classroom to another part of campus. Not too bad, but there's more.

2. It's the end of high school for my daughter. The last few months have been full of lasts, but this week is more final. She had her last day of classes on Friday, with the entire class meeting in the tower to countdown the closing bell and let balloons go. It was emotional indeed. Now she's on her senior trip and will be home on Wednesday. Her graduation is on Saturday. But there's more.

3. We're going back to the States for a year when school ends. That means saying goodbyes, packing out our house, moving everything to storage. Getting rid of the things we don't want, yard sales, donations. But there's more.

Did I mention baby girl is graduating?

We'll live through it, and life goes on, but for right now getting up in the morning and breathing in and out is an accomplishment!