Sunday, September 20, 2009

Our first escape to a fantastical world...

Come with us now and experience the fantastic world of Shirlibithia. The legend dates all the way back to September 19, 2009. As legend has it the only way to this new world is to set up a magic tent inside your apartment. So that is exactly what we did in our "Camp to Shirlibithia." We came out of the tent to find a whole new imaginary world with surroundings similar to Rexburg... actually, very similar. We traveled through this whole new world and found some secret artifacts. Shortly thereafter we viewed Bridge to Terabithia on the "magic stone" we found. The "thia" (popcorn to Earthlings) was delicious. We camped there overnight and woke up to our apartment and sore backs. It was neat as a pickle.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our First Cruise

After months of saving, we were finally able to afford our "dream vacation": Europe! We went on a "cruise" yesterday to a few of our favorite countries. Our first stop was Germany, where we enjoyed German pancakes! Next it was France, with lemon chicken and French bread. We had dinner in Italy, alfredo, an Italian salad, and some herbed bread. Then we were off to Spain for some Spanish games! Lori made the brochure, which she presented to Jeffree that morning.

It was a fun, all-day date. Here's a professional photograph of us playing our Spanish game.

We were exhausted at the end of the day, but it was fun :) Most of all, we were with each other, knowing that wherever we are, as long as we're together, it will be the most beautiful place in the world!

Jeff's first day of school

My (Jeff) first day of school was exciting and intense (note: it was not in-tents, it was in-building). Luckily, I didn't have enough time or energy to be very nervous. The students were pretty good and I was able to establish most of my routines and even enjoy and little guitar playing. They loved meeting my guitar named "Gi-tar" (said with a country accent). I made sure they wouldn't make fun of him because he was green. I briefed them about this and told them he wouldn't come out unless they were nice to him. I finally brought him out and there were an impressive amount of comments like, "Wow, it's green. That is different and neat." I chuckled. But their favorite thing was (and continues to be) "Shirley Studios." Lori and made a clapper (film thing, "and action") for one of our dates that is used as the starting of different improv activities. They are good little actors and just love it. I have a great class this year. I have 21 students that all keep me on my toes.

This is Jeff on his first day of school (attention: reenactment)