Saturday, December 18, 2010

middle of the night

So tom has this leftover habit from football- when he was trying to put on the lbs. He gets up in the middle of the night and eats stuff..... no, not just eats, actually COOKS. His mission companion has told stories of waking up at 3 in the morning to find tom making SPAGHETTI.

Most of the time it's cereal- and I'll wake up and find sugar on the floor like I'm at the beach (the other container of sugar I'm sure went on the Cheerios). But this morning I woke up to a truly wonderful surprise! Tom had gotten up in the middle of the night- probably around 2am or so- and made SUGAR COOKIES! We didn't have any of the ingredients, so I know he went to the store. What a lovely treat to wake up to: Mickey Mouse shaped cookies with sprinkles! I ate 3 of them for breakfast.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

rockstar salesman

So we all know how talented and wonderful Tom is. Well, look what his company gave him for being sooo good at his job. This thing rides like a roller coaster. You get sucked into the buttery leather seat and get that funny feeling in your stomach like you've gone from 0 to 60 in less than two seconds. Which, in this baby, you have.

We took it cruising for a few weeks before it snowed. To be honest, I don't know if I would ever buy a Porsche Cayman, but it was fun to have one for a while. Thanks for being such a good provider, Tom. Love ya.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

rocket ship

Tom and I are proud new owners of a GE frontloading washer! It's all digital, and has all sorts of blinking green lights to indicate what settings it's on. I feel like I'm an astronaut getting ready to launch when I'm doing laundry! Seriously though, it's so nice finally being able to do laundry at home! We have been doing laundry at our parents' house for the past few months, but this is just so much more CONVENIENT!

Anyway, here is a cute picture of Rudy being naughty and sitting on our bed (he's not allowed); isn't he just a handsome boy though?
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

meanwhile . . .

It's been a while, huh? We've been BI-ZAY!
Here's an update: since I posted last:

I graduated

We took a nostalgic trip to Burley, ID (and rode the magic time-traveling merry-go-round)

We took a little vay-cay to CA

We moved to Draper

We got a dog (Rudy)

and I got a job!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Middle School Round II

I just finished up my student teaching at a middle school this April. So I thought I would share a few things that I learned:

Mrs. Sorensen’s Realizations About 7th Graders

1. They don’t know who Charles Darwin is.

2. Not war, not death, not sickness, but a pencil is the thing that causes the most drama and tragedy.

3. I take back #2. The thing that causes the most drama is a broken pencil sharpener.

4. If 7th graders got paid for every note that they passed, they would be filthy rich.

5. They have weird fixations with teacher’s footwear.

6. What is blue, black, green, purple, pink, or orange all over? A 7th grader with exposed skin and some markers.

7. The glitter on their hands, eyelids, cheeks, and in their hair (and just about everywhere else) matches the energy and light of their smiles and personalities.

8. They all have hearing problems—why else do I have to repeat myself and raise my voice so much?

9. 7th graders slowly turn into 8th graders.

10. Nothing is impossible for them—they could be rocket scientists or Pulitzer prize winners or MLB stars, but the one impossible thing for some is learning how to not say out loud what they are thinking!

11. They are like dominoes—or maybe more like the grand finale of the 4th of July fireworks—once one is set off (or starts talking) all of the others explode in one noisy jubilation.

12. Writing a full sentence is often like climbing Mt. Everest.

13. Silence can escalate into deafening decibels in less time than it take for my uncle’s Mercedes to go from 0 to 60.

14. According to 7th graders, 1st period always starts too early.

15. Many of them are paralyzed from the neck to the waist: their mouths and legs work just fine, but they can’t raise their hands to save their life.

16. Never, ever, EVER let them drink a Monster before class.

17. They can be surprisingly sweet and draw pictures for you and make PB&J’s for the whole class.

18. I’m going to miss them!