Monthly Archives: February 2011

About to eat some of this goodness……who says you need meat to be happy:)

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Groupon

You know Groupon is hitting the bottom of the barrel when they are advertising for half off Colon Hydrotherapy:)

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Valentine’s Day

So yes I know this post is a week late but between grad school for Dave and I, working full time for both of us, and our other various activities this had to wait until this glorious day off called President’s Day:)  Dave and I decided to celebrate last Saturday because I work late on Mondays due to staff meetings and he does homework then for the start of his classes from Tuesday to Thursday.  We got dressed up – me complete in skirt and leopard print tights and heels Dave in his “smoking blazer”  that is really the name of it when we got it at the GAP.  So funny.  Anyways we had a groupon to this place called Mint and 820.  It’s know for fine dining and having an amazing mixologist.  It was a great time.  I thought we were going to have to wait awhile but we got a seat at there 6 person bar.  No drinks are really served there it’s just individual seating.  I had an amazing lamb burger with sweet potato fries and Dave had salmon that was well cooked but could have had a little more zing.  Mostly it’s just nice to spend time with him.  It’s funny because we actually met on Valentine’s Day over 8 years ago.  It was quite what I was expecting as I had heard from mutual friends that Dave thought I was cute.  Apparently he had noticed me working at the deli the month before.  I have to give him props that he thought I was cute as I had to wear a hat and an apron and I was making sandwiches.  Anyways my good friend Morgan said let’s go meet him.  We were already at his dorm and it was a Friday night so we walked to his floor and met our mutual friend Jason.   Our meeting consisted of me saying hi an him bouncing a basketball and ignoring me:)  Not exactly what I was picturing and I wrote him off completely.  Through a little prodding by my friend Morgan and me okay I will admit it being somewhat intrigued we ended up going on a group date a month later and the rest is another story.  How different was our Valentine’s Day a year later or eight years later for that fact?  Still can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with him:)  Love you husband!!

The start of our great adventure to Portland, Oregon…

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Watson Computer

Watson Computer

It’s only fitting that the computer that beat the two other humans on Jeopardy had the name Watson……right?

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grandparents

This morning at 6:15 I saw my phone light up – this is not entirely abnormal since I sometimes get calls from my dad in the morning because he knows I am riding the bus then.  Also don’t worry it didn’t wake me – I had been up since 4:30 running.  Anyways I went over to look at the text as I was walking to the bus and it was from my grandparents……so I can officially say my grandma rocks because she knows how to text:)  Oh and the message it was telling me that she learned how to text – so funny and this is why my grandparents are amazing:)

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Catching Up

Well it’s been a crazy couple of weeks for Dave and I which is why I haven’t posted for awhile.  I had the worst cold I have had in years…thank you high school students and lost my voice for a couple of days and then had a sinus infection for the rest of the two weeks.  It was miserable, but I survived:)  Dave has also started his last semester of grad school for his MBA!!  This is pretty awesome as he has been working on this for the last three years and is really happy to be just about done.  The bad thing is that he is now in school Tuesday – Thursday from 7 – 10 at night.  It’s a long day for him but I am so proud of him and how hard he is working.  Honestly I am continually blessed by how amazing my husband is, how hard he works (he has been working a lot of hours at work and doing school work), and how he still makes me feel like I am a priority despite how busy he is.  It’s been a little strange being by myself at night but I have a small group I go to on Tuesdays that is starting back up again and I am busy with doing work for teaching job and I am also going to grad school.  In December I started Western Governor’s University.  It’s an online university that I heard about from Dave’s brother Jon.  I was a little leary about it especially since I personally worked for an online university and though it was pretty ridiculous but I really really like this program.  I am getting my Masters of Education in Instructional Design.  I get to work at my own pace and I don’t have to travel anywhere.  It’s been challenging but I am learning a ton.  I also just finished my first semester here at Roosevelt High School.  After the first semester all I can say is Go Rough Riders.  I loved every second of teaching here and feel challenged, support professionally (something I didn’t have before), and love these students.  It’s nice too because I have been staying after working on school work for my grad classes and working with students and it’s paying off.  I had the best semester grades that I have ever had and if you know my student population (low income, multicultural – many have only lived in the US for a year or two) that’s pretty great.  That’s what Dave and I are up to.  And don’t worry we have still gotten to play in the Northwest despite the business – we have tried some awesome new restaurants including Belly and Bunk Bar a new restaurant and pub.  We are surviving this busy period but we know it’s temporary and are looking forward to May when it will be all done for Dave.  Enjoy your weekend!

This is what I get to see on my way home work:)  Mt. Hood in it’s glory.

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