Friday, June 4, 2010

Time flies when you are having.....

Braces off... Tiffany now after 4 years of orthodontic work now has a beautiful smile. Calla just got her braces on, and looks really cute. Next post, I will show the new brace face!!




Prom 2010. Tiffany was asked by JJ Holcomb to the prom. He called us and asked if she had a date and then a few minutes later came over and stuffed her truck cab full of balloons. Inside some of the balloons were words that asked her to the prom. The five couples all went to Carrabas Italian Restaurant for dinner.



This is the Mafia pose!


Tiffany and JJ


Tiffany in her dress!


Northern Arizona University Graduation. Here I am walking into the ceremony to receive my masters degree in education. I didn't think I would be emotional but I was. I got a little teary eyed as we were walking on. I can't believe that my 2 years of hard work is finally over!! I graduated Summa Cum Laude getting a 4.0!

Here I am being hooded. This was very exciting for me! I never thought that I would want a master's degree. I have thought of the different things that I now can do with my degree. I can teach at Junior College or Community College, something that I think I would really enjoy! With my Reading Endorsement I could exclusively teach reading in the elementary schools as a specialist. Time will tell. For right now, I am perfectly happy teaching 1st graders how to read, write, and tell time!
This is my colleague, Maria Martinez, she teaches in my building, along with a couple other girls who have also been working on their master's degrees with me. Maria and I pushed ourselves this last semester and doubled up on classes so that we could graduate in May instead of December. It was so fun to graduate with a friend!!!
While doing my master's degree, I met some other teachers who became dear friends of mine, Jenny and Dawn (2nd from right and far right). They also pushed themselves to finish early with Maria and I. We had several classes together, and would often have stress meetings in the parking lot after class. It is so nice to be able to study, work hard, and have friends who are feeling the same stresses as you!

7 comments:

T said...

you know, you ROCK! seriously, it's amazing to me what you manage to get done... and here I am all boo-hooing about my schedule. I seriously need to shut up :)

Got a job offer today - reading tutoring again and an after school program - not sure what I'm going to do yet... but at least I know that I left a good impression :)

Susan said...

Congratulations on your masters! What a wonderful accomplishment.

Your daughter looks beautiful in her prom dress. A very neat way to ask her to prom!

Brent and Jessica said...

You look great! Both Brent and I are so proud of you! We are so sorry that we missed your graduation. Your girls are growing up so fast. We can't wait to see you this summer and it was so great to talk with you last night!

jessica said...

You are so AMAZING Janet! I know that was so much work, you should be teary! I would totally be crying. I was a mess after running a marathon are you kidding me! Seriously that is such an awesome accomplishment, I am so proud of you! Oh and that T looks fabulous with her new smile...

Chanelle said...

Could your girls be any prettier? I don't think so. Again, congrats on such an amazing accomplishment, you should be very proud of your hard work!!

Julie Harward said...

Congratulations to all of you on such wonderful accomplishments! (And steal away, thats why we share!) :D

Brenda said...

Way to go!! I can't even imagine how hard it must have been to work, go to school, and be mom...etc! When I taught school I came home so exhausted! I am VERY impressed!!!!
Tiffany looks gorgeous! Straight teeth and all!!!