Pretty much I'm terrible at blogging now... I'm sorry, I'm sorry. It's just so much easier to post pics on facebook and call it good. However, I hear there's a company that will print your blog for good price. So I better get back to the grind because heaven knows I don't journal often enough.
Summer-This summer was a blast! I was nanny 3 days a week to save a little extra cash. Most of it was spent having fun... I went on two camping trips with singles wards which were a blast. In July I turned a year older while I was in Lake Powell, woot woot. I got my first speeding ticket on our drive home from Powell. My drivers license had expired while I was there so that was no beauno. My family took a few boating trips and that was pretty awesome. I can now almost wake board!
Back to School- My class is pretty great so far. I only have two kids who throw tantrums...happy, happy, joy, joy. I've only had to get out the paddle a few times, lol. No basically I give them choices...most of the time it works like a charm. We will have no whiners in Camp Finley!! This is year 6 for me. Can you believe it! It feels so great to know what I'm doing now. Not that I'm teacher of the year or anything, but I feel pretty confident about the ins and outs of the classroom. This is my third year teaching third so that helps as well. I think I'll stay in this grade for another decade, switching grades is a real pain the rear and throws your grove off quite a bit. I have 5 kids reading on or above grade level, which leaves 22 kids way far behind. I have my work cut out for me. I asked the kids to write down their home address the other day and only 4 of them new it. So for all you parents out there...teach your kid their address in case of emergencies, it just might come in handy one day ;).
Fall- Over Labor day I went to Jackson Hole with Tasha, Erin and Brooke. We had a grand ol time setting up a tent in the middle of the night. We spent a day shopping and touring the town and another day hiking around Jenny Lake. I'm loving the outdoors more and more. I started a hiking class yesterday. I will be going on a new hike every Saturday morning. I'm pretty stoked about it. Friday night I went hiking with my mom on Coyote Trail which is near my parents house. Saturday I hiked Elephant Rock. My booty is a little soar from all the intense hiking two days in a row.
Dad-Helping kids, helping kids more, and helping kids. Hunting. House projects. etc. Working.
Mom-Helping kids find cars for hours on end. Babysitting, etc.
Leslee- Dating Scott; they're in love <3.
Joe & Em- Joe is going to BYU. Switched majors to Journalism, seems to suite him. And guess what Emily is prego....which means I'm going to be an aunt! Yeah! Can't wait! I'm excited for their little surprise to come to the world. Em is also teaching Chemistry in Alpine this year.
Aaron- Going to SLCC. Thinking of having the military pay for his schooling. Dating Nicole.
Ryan-Senior at Jordan and looking for a new job. Cute kid, makes me laugh all the time.
- Life as it for Tiffany Finley is quite the revolving door, one activity ends and I’m back on the rebound, looking for something to spice it up! Live it up, I tell you! Although, those who know me well, know my limits of “living it up!” A whirlwind of terrible singing, dancing, playful banter, blunt responses, sweet and endearing but firm and serious remarks to children, speaking/slaughtering accents that I’ve spun from memory, are a just a few of my favorite things….I delight in waking to the sunrise, driving to an incredible place of work, where I am able to express my true self regularly! My students call me "Crazy. ” This is where the song and dance comes into play, whether we are learning about adjectives or writing our names on our papers, I’ve got a song and cheer for it all! I’m passionate about traveling and walking down narrow pathways. In my spare time, I enjoy taking walks in the park…I’ve been known to disappear in the dark of the night, only to be found on the swings. I also love to organize and re-organize, I can never quite get things right. I thoroughly enjoy people watching.