Friday, February 26, 2010


Our closing ceremony for the New Hope Baptist Academy Olympics is this will be posted then.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

So. Here I am. Sure, it's 11:40, but at least it's still Wednesday!

All kidding aside, this past week has just been crazy like I said. Angela had a baby girl named Brooklyn Emma Rose Morrow. She was 4lbs. 18in long. She was a preemie and is currently in the ICU in an incubator. She is doing relatively well, but struggles with eating which is a concern. Overall, both mother and baby are doing fine and God has answered our prayers.

Tomorrow is our last day of our Olympic theamed days. I took some pictures of the kids playing "ice hockey", buy my battery died today so I'll post those tomorrow along with pictures of our closing ceremony.

Along with sports activities, each student was given a packet of work to complete. Drawing flags, finding "first" dates, creating their own medals, and writing an essay on "If I were an Olympian..." Jessica, the first grade teacher who made the packets, told the older kids that they needed 1 page, double-spaced.

Yesterday, I was watching one of the high school girls type her report out. It took her a very long time because she didn't know how to type and was thinking as she typed--probably 2 hours. I watched her try different fonts and sizes to make her report a full page. Then, after each word she wrote she kept hitting the space an extra time. At first, I thought she was doing it by accident--or perhaps she didn't know that she didn't have to have 2 spaces between words, just after periods--and even then, I think that is pretty much extinct nowadays (don't quote me on that one, but you may correct me:). Anyway, her frustration was evident as she did not have a full page without using a ridiculous size font. I finally asked her what she was doing and why she felt the need to space twice. She said:
"Ms. Orr (Jessica) told us to double-space our papers"
Wow. Instead of double-spacing the whole paper, she was double-spacing between words. I laughed till my side ached. I had no idea that people didn't know what double space meant. Apparently, she had a super blonde moment. It would have been a waste of time for her to go back and fix her paper, so I re-typed it for her--and double-spaced her whole paper.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 21, 2010

I know that today is Sunday....I know I need to blog today....BUT--you knew that was coming--I am postponing my blogging until further notice. What a crazy week this has, really; and it definitely wassn't the "fun" craziness of my last blog! Suffice it to say that I have in my care at least one household! I WILL blog my story by Wednesday--until then, please be patient with this very inconsistent blogger!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Valentine's Banquet--Pictures of the Court

Our Queen.....not really, but she is adorable :) The court jester minus the tights and hat.....

The Queen with her Maids-in-Waiting

The King and Queen :)

Angela, registering.

Princess Liberty.

Valentine's Banquet--Pictures of the Castle

Over-due pictures from our Valentine's Banquet.

The construction of the castle:

The King and Queen had their place high above the commoners. Lori, our Queen, set her table :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 15, 2010

What a weekend this has been! On Saturday, we had our annual Valentine Banquet. Our theme was Medieval and we decorated the gym quite beautifully, I think. For the menu, we had Cornish hens, oven-baked potatoes, bacon green beans, minestrone soup. For dessert we had Black forest cake with cream cheese icing drizzled over top. For a final touch, the cake was crowned with chocolate hearts. I will be posting pictures later tonight.

I was planning on going to Big Falls today for my birthday, but alas it snowed all day yesterday, through the night, and today as well. So, my trip to Big Falls is postponed till the next sunny day.

We as teachers are hosting our own Olympics in our school. So, at the moment that's my agenda for today. I'll keep you posted on that as well.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February 7, 2010

It's so funny how at times I'm bursting with things to write, and other times I have no clue what to say! I should probably "pick a topic" and expand on that :) So for the moment, please content yourself to my "musings".

This week has been a strange week. Not so much my circumstances, but rather the direction my thoughts have taken. With my 24th birthday apporaching, I find myself reflecting on this past year. I know people normally do that at New Year's, but more and more I am examining my life of this past year. My failures and accomplishments; goals and dreams; all the little things that make up character. I also find myself looking at how much things have changed as far as circumstances go and what I did this time last year. I was in my second month of student teaching--what a learning experience!! It was a time of learning to trust God and to rest in Him. Of course, graduation---ahhh, what a final week :) Teaching at Bethel for a couple weeks as a substitute. Moving to Wisconsin to teach and help in the church. Now THAT in itself was quite a difference to what I grew up with. We are so much in the northwoods you feel like you're the last stop before Neverland :) For the most part, I'm very satisfied where I am....every once in a while I get an itch to do something--which is kinda hard to do spur of the moment....For you must remember that the closet "big" town is about 30 minutes away. So far, my moments have been few and far between :) Although in the spring and summer and fall, there is much more to do outside and everywere around here is absolutely beautiful. For my birthday, I want to go to Big Falls. This is just what it sounds like: Rushing water and rocks jutting out from banks. It is very pretty out there. Hopefully, the sun is out. It is a very restful spot.

Anyway, I suppose I've strayed from my original topic, but hey--who wants to listen to me talk about me?? :)

Until next week, or something really interesting happens :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2, 2010

Who Am I?

When I think of how He came so far from glory;
came and dwealt among the lowly, such as I.
To suffer shame and such disgrace,
On Mount Calvary took my place.
Then I ask myself the question,
Who am I?

Who am I? That a King would bleed and die for?
Who am I? That He should pray, not My will, Thine Lord.
The answer I may never know--why He ever loved me so.
That to an old rugged cross He'd go,
For who am I?